Interview w\ C.J. Redwine – Hogwarts Houses, Writing, and Romance

You all know that The Blood Spell is one of my most anticipated releases of 2019.

I love the Ravenspire books – if you’ll remember, I had very, very few 5 star reads last year. And two out of the three were The Traitor Prince and The Wish Granter.

Needless to say, I couldn’t have been more excited when C.J. Redwine agreed to do an interview with me! I loved her answers to my questions, and I hope you do too!


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RIP IT OR SHIP IT \\ nova & the darkling? maxon & cinder? hermione & rhysand?

I love RIP it or SHIP it videos!

The idea of mixing characters is just so fun! Crossovers are my absolute favorite only reason I still watch CW shows tbh

And then the other day (*ahem* more than a month ago) I saw this thing on Instagram where people were submit couples for a blog post!

So guess what we’re doing today 😏

Also like, if you’re one of the people who submitted these names…sorry? I’m a horrible procrastinator


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Once A King \\ spoiler-free book review

Once a King (A Clash of Kingdoms, #3)

Title: Once A King

Author: Erin Summerill

Genre & Themes: Fantasy

Publisher:  HMH Books for Young Readers

Format: hardcover


Synopsis

Aodren: A lonely, young king, searching for a way to dismantle his father’s dark legacy.

Lirra: A girl with the power to control the wind, torn between duty and following her dreams

For twenty years, Channelers—women with a magical ability—have been persecuted in Malam by those without magic. Now King Aodren wants to end the bloody divide and unite his kingdom. But decades of hatred can’t be overcome by issuing decrees, and rumors of a deadly Channeler-made substance are only fueling people’s fears. Lirra has every reason to distrust Aodren. Yet when he asks for help to discover the truth behind the rumors, she can’t say no. With Lirra by his side, Aodren sees a way forward for his people. But can he rewrite the mistakes of the past before his enemies destroy the world he’s working so hard to rebuild?


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Shatter Me \\ spoiler free book review

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

Title: Shatter Me (#1)

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Genre & Themes: Dystopian

Publisher: HarperCollins

Format: paperback


Synopsis

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

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How to Set Realistic Expectations for Movie & Netflix Adaptions…Yes I am talking about Six of Crows

Netflix is officially making The Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows into a show!

I’m sure you and I are feeling similarly: extreme excitement followed by a lot of doubts and instantly loosing all hope.

I’ve been seeing a lot of people saying that if they get this wrong it’ll ruin the series…and then listing everything they want from the show. Exact storylines, casting right out of your imagination and a million episodes.

I’ve also seen people who aren’t excited at all and keep telling everyone to tone it down – how could it be that good??

I take problems with both sides. Here’s why, and also how to have realistic expectations for SoC:


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

I’ve seen a lot of New Year’s resolutions that are all about reading classic novels. And I’d like to add my two cents.

To start, I’ve read a lot of classics. But I’ve never read any Jane Austin, Charlotte Bronte, or Emily Bronte. Basically all the books you immediately think of when the word “classic” comes into the conversation.

And there are a lot of classics that are fun and easy to read! Especially when you cheat use some helpful tricks. So if you want to read some classics but don’t really want to read Austin, this is the list for you.

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Spring 2019 Releases we should all be hyped about

I’m so hyped and I don’t know what to do with myself!

There are some incredible books coming out in 2019 and (if possible) even more incredible sequels. I have a lot I’m looking forward to this year.

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To make this easier to view, I’ve divided them up. But *disclaimer* these are just the books that I’m looking forward to, and not all the hyped books coming out.

Also, there are some v popular books that I left out, but that discussion is for another time.

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WHY I DON’T THINK IMMORTALS\FAE\VAMPIRES CAN BE HEROES \\ basically dissing every YA love interest since Twilight

Hello!

I’m feeling kinda controversial. Not very controversial, or we’d *ahem* get a different rant post I wrote last week.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot this past week, and I’m actually really excited to discuss it! i am a bit nervous about the feedback

As always I love hearing your perspective too, whether you agree or disagree with what I’m saying. So don’t hesitate to tell me what you’re thinking!

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