Lost Royal \\ Tackling Tropes

Hello Book Ravens! Happy Monday, wherever you are!

In the Wednesday poll, you all decided on another round of Tackling Tropes, which left me wondering what trope to cover this week.

And then I came across a few people reading Heart of Iron, which is an Anastasia retelling…

Let’s talk about missing royalty:

The 2nd Annual Book Blogger Awards \\ my nominations

Hello Book Ravens! I hope you’re having a good Monday.

For those of you who don’t know, Joce @ Write Through the Night created the Book Blogger Awards last year and it seems like a lot of fun and also a great way to find new book blogs.

Now, there were a lot of categories. I don’t have a nomination for all of them, but when a blogger jumped out at me I made sure to nominate them.

You can nominate people all throughout April, and I would highly recommend checking out the rest of the rules and participating.

My Nominations:

Renegades \\ Spoiler-Free Review

Author: Marissa Meyer

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Genre: Sci-Fi \ Dystopian

Format: Hardcover (Signed B&N edition)

Spoiler Review: Coming soon

Synopsis

Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies — humans with extraordinary abilities — who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone… except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice — and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

If You Like THIS Story, Try THAT YA Book \\ How to Train Your Dragon edition

Hello Book Ravens!

It’s Wednesday again, which means you guys got to help me decide what to post! You all decided on an “If you like THIS try THAT” post for this week Not gonna lie, I’m a bit nervous. I’ve never done one of these before.

I wasn’t 100% sure what the “THIS” should be, but then I was admiring Evangeline’s Instagram feed and I was reminded of her love for How to Train Your Dragon…and inspiration struck.

So if you liked the HTTYD movies, here are a few book recommendations for you!

Let’s talk about that:

Sorting YA Protagonists into Hogwarts Houses \\ Katniss Everdeen = Slytherin or Gryffindor?

Hello Book Ravens!

Every Wednesday I put up a poll on my Instagram and you all get to help decide what my Wednesday post will be. This week we decided on sorting YA characters into Hogwarts houses!

This sounds like so much fun: I chose to stick with the theme of YA protagonists. Some of these were suggested by people on Instagram, and some are my personal favorites. (hint: if you want to participate too, my Instagram is here)

Let’s sort:

Easy Classics to Read \\ a guide for readers who mostly read YA but want to be “cultured”

Hello Book Ravens!

I’m going to be honest. The only reason I ever read a classic was that I’m part of a book club that chose classics as a theme.

At which point I realized: classics aren’t hard? At least, not all of them. Turns out there’s more than Jane Austen and Charles Dickens in the literary world.

I haven’t read ALL classics, of course, but I’ve read a lot at this point. So I have a list for those of you who want to be cultured but mostly read YA. We’ve all been there.

Let’s talk about that:

March Wrap-Up \\ reading Moby Dick, cool new blogs and tackling tropes

Hello Book Ravens!

March is now over and to be honest: I didn’t do much.

My big accomplishment was finishing Moby Dick, which I’ll definitely get to. Oh – and sticking to my blogging schedule!* I was really proud of that, though it’s somewhat irrelevant.

Let’s talk about that:

*mostly. I missed one day