November 2016 Book Haul

Hi everyone!😊

Wow, another month is done! But that’s okay, because that means we’re closer to the holidays, and I’m so excited!🎉🎉 Next month, I plan to post a super exciting annual wrap-up, rather than a normal book haul.

Without further ado, let’s get on to the books!

Borrowed from the library:

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Given to me by my brother (thank you so much!❤️):

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Received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review:

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Received from Indigo Books & Music in exchange for an honest review:

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Received from author Fred Holmes in exchange for an honest review:29749200.jpg

Thanks so much to Netgalley, Indigo, and Fred Holmes for all the ARCs! You guys are awesome!😄

So tell me, what books did YOU haul this month? Have you read any of these? Opinions? Let me know in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜

ARC Review: Waiting for Dusk

About the book:

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Title: Waiting for Dusk

Author: Nancy Pennick

Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, sci-fi, romance, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

Read a book.
Fall asleep.
Meet a boy.
Is it real or just a dream?
Katie’s everyday life suddenly turns exciting when she travels back in time and meets the boy of her dreams. Thinking of nothing else, willing to leave the real world behind, she’s determined to find out if it’s all a dream or not. Returning again and again, Katie almost has her answers until one day her precious book goes missing.

Source: Thanks so much to Melange Press, LLC & Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley!

How I Found Out About It: Netgalley

Review:

The cover of Waiting for Dusk drew me right in with its beautiful sunset (can’t go wrong with that!😉 ), so I just HAD to see what it was about. Good news- the synopsis mentioned a girl who loves BOOKS. Double check for a supposedly great book!

In spite of how excited I was to read this, I feel like this was a bit of a let down. This book was just not the most captivating thing I’ve ever read, even though there were still some aspects of it that I really loved.

For a quick summary, Waiting for Dusk revolves around Katie, who is an avid reader. Whenever she reads a book, especially one of the historical fiction novels she owns, she tends to dream about it, and in those dreams she meets a special boy whom she falls in love with. Suddenly, Katie finds herself stuck between both worlds… is it all a dream as she thinks it is, or is it actually reality? And will she lose it all once she loses her book?

The concept of this story reminded me a lot of Dreamology by Lucy Keating, a personal favourite of mine. The two storylines of a girl meeting a boy in her dreams are quite similar, though I do have to admit that this book wasn’t as fluffy and contemporary as Dreamology was. Instead, it had a deep mystery to be solved as well as some history to look back upon, which I really liked.

The characters of this book were okay- the only one who remotely stood out to me was Katie, the main character. (Is it just me, or have the books I’ve been reading lately mostly have really bland characters?) I definitely liked Katie’s love of books and how inquisitive she was about finding out whether everything was a dream or just a parallel life, and I probably would’ve been a lot like her as well if I was in her shoes. So, I guess she was a nice character, but truthfully, everybody else in the story was just 2D and forgettable.

As I said before, the plot wasn’t the most mesmerizing, and I found myself wanting to snooze during the historical parts. I completely understand how this part of the book could be awesome for someone who loves books about time-travelling, but to be honest, it just did not capture my fancy.

Overall, Waiting for Dusk was an okay read, and I wish I could’ve gotten to see more of the romance rather than the historical stuff. Nevertheless, I’d recommend this to avid readers of historical fiction or time-travel, because I know this book will do wonders for you, especially with its bookworm of a protagonist!😄

Rating: 3/5 Stars

*I received a digital ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

The Mystery Blogger Award

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Hi everyone!😊

I am happy to announce that I have been nominated for another blogger award, and this time, it’s the Mystery one!☺️ I would like to thank my awesome bookish friend Jasmine @ How Useful It Is for the nomination.💞 Be sure to check out her amazing blog for in-depth reviews, fun tags, useful discussion posts, and even more! I would also like to recognize Okoto Enigma for creating this cool award, absolutely check her out as well!

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
– Okoto Enigma

Here are the rules:

1.Put the award logo/image on your blog
2.List the rules.
3.Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
4.Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
5.Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
6.You have to nominate 10 – 20 3 people
7.Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
8.Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
9.Share a link to your best post(s)

So let’s get on with it!😊

My Facts

  • I have just started receiving print ARCs from Indigo, and it’s been awesome! My first Indigo ARC review, which is for Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall, will be up in December, and I still need to start my other ARC, Wintersong by S. Jae Jones.
  • I have been posting daily recently, despite the fact that I’m in high school now and I have a lot of homework. How have I managed to do that? Well, I now write most of my blog posts for the upcoming week during the weekend, or just whenever I have some downtime. So far, I think it’s been working really well!😉
  • 24 is my lucky number- there’s just something about it that gives me so much luck.🍀

My Answers to Jasmine’s Questions

What do you like to do most this time of year?

Honestly, what I love to do most when fall turns into winter is curl up in bed and read a book. I love to feel all comfy under the covers, and I also like to use books to escape myself from the cold…☺️

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Have you already planned how many books you will read next year?

Not really, but I hope to read at least 200, like I have this year.

What is your #1 goal for next year?

I’d probably have to say that my #1 goal is to just try my best and go with the flow, and see where my life ends up taking me.✌️

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Are you happy with the direction your blog is heading?

Great question! Absolutely! I have been having a lot of fun running it and sharing my reviews and opinions with all of you guys, and the number of followers and views I’m getting blows my mind, and I only created this blog in April! I am very happy with my standings right now, so thanks so much for the support, everyone!💜

Weird: What extreme do you go to to take care of books you own?

I don’t really have any specific answer for this question, but I am hesitant to lend out my books sometimes, even though I do have 1 or 2 people whom I trust to read and return them. So, I guess that can count…?

My Best and Most Useful Post: I feel like my list of tips on using Netgalley has helped a lot of people☺️

My Questions:

  1. Under what circumstances would you DNF a book?
  2. Tell me a teaser sentence from the book you’re currently reading!
  3. What device do you use to write your blog posts (computer, phone, etc.)?
  4. Tell me a little known fact about you that no other bloggers know.
  5. WEIRD: What song is stuck in your head right now? (if any)

I nominate…

As I have a lot of outstanding tags and awards to be posted, I don’t want to run out of people to tag, so I will only be tagging 3 today, which will likely be the same case with my upcoming tags and awards, as well. Anyway, here are my nominees:

  1. Poetry @ A Bookwyrm’s Lair
  2. Nini @ Nini Reads
  3. Hannah @ The Book Thief Without Words

Sorry if you’ve already done this or just don’t feel like it! I still really want to see your answers, though!☺️

So tell me, do you like the idea of this award? What would be your answers to my or Jasmine’s questions? Let me know in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜

 

Two Boys Kissing Review

About the book:

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Title: Two Boys Kissing

Author: David Levithan

Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, LGBTQ+, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

New York Times  bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS.

While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites—all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other.

Source: Public library

How I Found Out About It: Goodreads/Blogging

Review:

Wow. What an important book.

Having read and absolutely adored Every Day, but not really loving its companion book Another Day, I decided to check out more of David Levithan’s work to see which side of the spectrum I lie on for his books. I have to say that this book was great, even though I think I still prefer Every Day. 

The title of this book, Two Boys Kissing, is pretty much a sum up of this book in three words, but nevertheless, I will still be synopsizing it, because let’s face it, that’s what I always like to do.😉 So, this book is based on a true story, revolving around teens Craig and Harry, who decide to set a new Guinness World Record for a kissing marathon, so they kiss nonstop for 32 hours. While they are broadcast on TV, they become an inspiration for other LGBTQ+ couples to take pride in who they are and who they like. 

This book honestly had the simplest plot, but I believe that it was just so important, and that even though it was only a kissing marathon between two teenage boys, it had so much more meaning behind it, with the ability to change lives. I loved the courage shown by the two characters participating, and I just wish everyone could be as proud to be who they are as them! 

Despite that fact that I really liked Harry and Craig’s bravery, I personally found that all the characters were pretty bland, and that was sort of a turn-off for me. But- there’s always a but- I think it was this way for a reason, which was to mostly focus on the general meaning behind this story, rather than the character development like most books. The actual narrators were pretty unique, being a Greek Chorus of some men under the LGBTQ+ spectrum who died of AIDS, so what they say in the book is their view of life from above, and how they look back on how the world has changed since they’ve gone. Because of this, the narration about the characters is more limited omniscient, which is probably why we don’t get to see much of the characters’ internal thoughts and feelings.

The message this book seemed to give out was amazing, and is definitely not explored as often as it should be. I’ve decided to pull in a Dr. Seuss quote here:

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Overall, Two Boys Kissing was such a good, coming-of-age story. I really enjoyed it, and I wish I could recommend every aspect of it, but the characters and plot bored me a little. But still, you NEED to pick this one up not necessarily for diverse protagonists and an intriguing premise, but for the morals.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

 

The Maze Runner Review

About the book:

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Title: The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner

Genre & Age Group: Sci-fi, dystopian, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.

Source: Public library

How I Found Out About It: Hype

Review:

For ages, I’d been hearing such good things about The Maze Runner. Everyone was falling in love with every aspect of it, so I decided to check it out to see the wonderful story that everyone was devouring. And for the most part, I adored it just as much as everyone else!

I’m sure you’ve already either read this book or already know what it’s about, but just in case you don’t, I’ll still be providing you guys with a brief synopsis. Okay, so this book centres around Thomas, who mysteriously wakes up in a lift only remembering his name, along with a bunch of other boys who also can’t remember anything. He then discovers that he’s stuck in the Glade, and surrounding it is a maze that is constantly changing- and it is nearly impossible to make it out without dying. When a girl arrives into the Glade, she delivers the boys a horrible message, which causes them to have to try out that maze, as well as fight and run for their lives.

My favourite character from this story would probably have to be Thomas. I feel like he was able to keep such a positive, upbeat attitude throughout the book, in spite of his lost memories and being forever stuck in the Glade. His perseverance to escape was also amazing-he didn’t really freak out or act scared; he just went with the flow and took whatever came at him, which I really admire. I really can’t wait to see more of Thomas’ strong attitude in the next two books!

After reading this, I totally understand why people have been adoring James Dashner’s books- his writing style is so engaging and fun! He has a lot of voice, and I feel like I was able to visualize most of the scenes in this book quite well. (Well, at least coming from someone who hasn’t seen the movies.)

Overall, The Maze Runner was an awesome story, and I can totally see where all the hype is coming from. I know I really enjoyed my time reading it, as others have and will once they read it! I’d recommend this to basically any YA fan who hasn’t gotten their hands on it yet, because you will for sure become one of those hyped up fans!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Top Ten Thursday #29

Hi everyone!👋

So you may remember my post from back in May which stated some books I’ve embarrassingly never read, but if not, you can read it here.

Anyway, I’ve actually gotten to read 8/10 of those books since then (yay me!✌️), with Twilight and The Fault in Our Stars still unread. That post was a ton of fun to write, so for this week’s Top Ten Thursday, I’ve decided to update you guys with a list of 10 new popular books I’ve yet to read. Hope you enjoy!😂

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If you have been reading my blog for a while, you probably know that I don’t read much fantasy. Six of Crows is one of the most popular YA fantasies out there right now, and I may give it a try one day… It’s out of my comfort zone, though.

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PLEASE don’t get mad at me… but I haven’t read ACOTAR, for the same reasons as above. Pretty much every blogger on the face of the earth has fallen in love with it, so I’m guessing I should pick it up one day to see what all this hype is about.

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Illuminae seems really interesting and unique, and again, all the bloggers are loving it! I’m hoping to get to this ASAP, it’s just that its size intimidates me…

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I recently added The 5th Wave onto my everlasting TBR, so I’m hoping to get to reading it ASAP, and seeing what I think of it!

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I have some friends (real life and blogger) who are obsessed with the Percy Jackson books, and they seem pretty interesting, though lengthy.

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I honestly don’t know why I haven’t read The Book Thief yet! It looks amazing, and Holocaust stories fascinate me! It’s probably just because I haven’t been able to get my hands on it, but who knows?!😬

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I read and adored Holding up the Universealso by Jennifer Niven, so this book is high up my radar!

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I’ve mentioned this before, but the reason why I haven’t read City of Bones is because I’m just not interested. That’s all there is to it.

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Here’s another super popular series by Sarah J. Maas that I haven’t read! I’m sure I will in the future, though.👍

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Last but not least, I haven’t read The Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater. I’ve heard very good things about it, so I’m sure I will give it a try someday.

So tell me, what are some popular books YOU’VE never read? Are you willing to admit to not having read any of these, as well? If you’ve read any of these, would you recommend them? Let me know in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜

Sunshine Blogger Award 6.0

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Hi everyone!☺️

As you’ve probably already guessed, today I am back with my 6th Sunshine Blogger Award nomination (😱), which is from one of my very best blogger friends, the amazing Maddie @ Polaroid Books. Thank you so much, and for those who haven’t checked out her blog yet, you’re 100000% missing out!❤️

The Rules

Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.

Answer the eleven questions that were given to you.

Nominate new blogs to receive the award and give them eleven new questions.

Display the logo on your blog.

Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, my answers to Maddie’s questions!

Which book is your favourite and why?

Dang it! I hate being asked what my favourite book is, it’s like asking a mother to pick between her children. For this reason, I will be naming a few favourites rather than one, which include anything by Morgan Matson or Kiera Cass, Dreamology by Lucy Keating, Stones on a Grave by Kathy Kacer, Looking for Alaska by John Green, Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, and SO MANY MORE.

If you could invite three fictional characters on vacation, who would they be?

I’ve mentioned this trio before, but I really think they would make great travel friends for me since we have so much in common, so here we go again! I would invite Cath from Fangirl, Penny from Girl Online, and Harriet from Geek Girl to come on vacation with me. With our shyness and love of writing, we would be #SquadGoals!✌️

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Have you ever been to an author signing? If not, what author signing would you like to go to?

I went to a Robert Munsch author signing when I was about 5 or 6, but I haven’t been to any signings for YA authors yet, unless you count Kathy Kacer coming to my school and selling and signing books for us.

What are some of your favourite book blogs?

Again, I have SO MANY favourites that if I mentioned them all, it would fill up this whole page, so I decided to just pick 10 favourites (even though there are SO MANY MORE):

  1. My nominator, of course, who was Maddie @ Polaroid Books!
  2. Stephanie @ TeacherOfYA
  3. Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction
  4. Cait @ Paper Fury
  5. B @ Icebreaker694
  6. Michelle @ A Thousand Lives Lived
  7. Emily @ Rose Read
  8. Beth @ betwixt-the-pages
  9. Louise @ geniereads
  10. Lauren @ wonderless reviews

What was the last book you read? What did you think about it?

As I write this, the last book I read was Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. I guess it was okay; I rated it 3 stars. A review was posted yesterday, so definitely check it out if you want my full opinion on it!

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What three songs would you like to see turned into a book?

Hmm… I’ve never thought about this before! I guess I may want to see any song that tells an interesting story as a book, as I’d love to see more backstories as to why celebrities write their songs the way they do.

If you could live in any fictional world, which one would you choose?

Like many other people, I’d probably choose Hogwarts. It just seems like such a cool place, and I would love to have magical powers and have a place like this to use them.

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What fictional character do you feel like you relate to the most?

Check out my posse of characters to bring on vacation from question #2, because they are super relatable to me, and I feel like they would make really kindred spirits.

If you could make a dream cast for one of your favorite books, who would play as your favorite character(s)?

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Confession time: I barely know any actors!🙊 I don’t watch much TV or movies, and when I do, I don’t really focus on the actors but on the characters. So, I’m leaving this question for the experienced movie directors to answer😉

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for about 7 1/2 months, since April 10th, 2016. It has been a blast so far, and I can’t wait to see where this hobby takes me as I keep going!❤️

How did you learn to love to read?

I have been reading since I was 18 months old, so it was kind of always a love of mine. But from about 3/4 years ago until just last year I was in a huge reading slump, mostly because I just didn’t know what on earth to read! For me, Goodreads changed everything, and got me back into the reading groove.

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I nominate…

  1. Keky @ Keky’s Literary World
  2. Shayla @ Disappear From Reality
  3. Madeline @ The SFF Bookshelf
  4. Paper, Words, and Coffee
  5. Lauren/Vanessa @ partner {in} reading
  6. Rebekah @ Bookish Tea Dribbles
  7. Amberley @ A World Made of Books
  8. Bailey @ Fictional Fox
  9. Mia @ the cosy reader
  10. Kate @ Kate Likes Books
  11. Jinan @ All The crannies

Feel free not to participate if you don’t feel like it, I won’t be offended at all☺️. I’m looking  forward to seeing your answers to my questions below:

  1. If your region is currently in spring, what are you doing this summer? Or if not, what did you do this past summer?
  2. How many physical books do you own?
  3. Under what circumstances would you DNF a book?
  4. What was the last movie you saw in theatres? Did you enjoy it?
  5. What are your favourite and least favourite things about blogging?
  6. Tell me a teaser sentence from the book you’re currently reading!
  7. What device do you use to write your blog posts (computer, phone, etc.)?
  8. Tell me a little known fact about you that no other bloggers know.
  9. If you could travel anywhere in the world right this instant, where would you go, and why?
  10. What song is stuck in your head right now? (if any)
  11. Give a shoutout to 5 awesome bloggers, and spread the love like confetti!😊

So tell me, if you could invite 3 characters on vacation, who would they be? What three songs do you think would make for good books? What would be your answers to my questions? Let me know in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜

*Images and gifs are not mine, I found them on Google/Goodreads and I give credit to their creators.*

Nimona Review

About the book:

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Title: Nimona

Author: Noelle Stevenson

Genre & Age Group: Fantasy, graphic novel, action, young adult

Goodreads Synopsis:

The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it “a deadpan epic.”

Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel is perfect for the legions of fans of the web comic and is sure to win Noelle many new ones.

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Source: Public library

How I Found Out About It: Blogging

Review:

Going into Nimona, I had no idea what to expect, especially since I was entering it blind. I knew it was a graphic novel, but from all the reviews I’ve seen, you either loved or hated the book. Because I didn’t really know if it would be something that would tickle my fancy, I ended up feeling really neutral about it, thus giving it only 3 stars.

To summarize, this graphic novel is about an evil shapeshifter named Nimona. Together with her sidekick Lord Blackheart, the two decide to do some destruction to their kingdom in order to show everyone that the so-called ‘heroes’ at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics are actually villains. As the fighting increases, it turns out that Nimona is mysteriously capable of much more than she thought she was…

First, I think I should state that graphic novels are pretty much hit-or-miss for me. I have always preferred novels full of written words over books with mostly pictures; I don’t know, it’s just always how I’ve learned. The graphics are usually helpful to me at times, but oftentimes I find myself skipping the pictures without dialogue and pretty much only reading what the characters say, rather than looking to see what they do.

I did really like the images in this one, though, but I felt like some of them were pretty much useless, and didn’t add very much to the story. Despite that, they showed the emotions and atmosphere of the characters and the setting very well,so that’s a start!

The characters in this book were okay, I guess. They weren’t necessarily ‘forgettable,’ per se, but they were still a lot like many other characters in books of this kind, graphic novel or not. I did really like Nimona, though, as I feel like she developed a lot throughout the story, and that even though she may have been evil, she wasn’t afraid to take risks and be herself, no matter if she was a villain. Nimona had the bravery that many characters in YA seemingly lack, and I suggest that others follow her lead not for her evil acts, but for her courage.

I don’t really have much to say about Lord Blackheart except for the fact that I liked him. He was a pretty good sidekick to Nimona, as unlike her, he was pretty cautious, and always strived to stop her from doing things she’d regret in the future. I feel like Nimona was really able to bring him out of his shell, and that Lord Blackheart was able to limit Nimona’s extreme risk-taking down to just risks that would only benefit herself and others. As people always say, opposites attract, especially in this book with these two sidekicks!

All in all, I can honestly see why people can both love and hate Nimona, and after reading it, I think I’m smack dab in the middle of that spectrum. For readers looking for a graphic novel with okay characters and LOTS of action,Nimona is your best pick, and I know you won’t regret picking it up!

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Winter Wonderland Tag❄️

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Hi everyone!👋

My dear bookish friend Lena @ bookfandom1001 has once again tagged me, and this time to take part in the Winter Wonderland tag. Thanks so much, Lena!☺️Her blog is amazing, so if you haven’t checked it out yet, you totally need to!

Anyway, winter is not my favourite season (the season with that status is fall), but I still wanted to complete this tag in order to get more excited for it. I don’t really like the cold, but the snow is quite beautiful, and I can’t wait for the holidays!

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Without further ado…

Do you like the cold?

I just answered this above, but personally, I really dislike the cold. I can’t really explain why, but I just don’t like the feeling of it, especially on my fingers if I’m not wearing gloves.

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Favourite part about winter?

THE SNOW!❄️Well, as long as it’s crisp and fresh and hasn’t been stepped on😬.

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Does it snow where you live?

As I think you could probably assume, yes, it does. What do you expect, I’m Canadian!😜🇨🇦

Favourite clothing item in winter?

I love snuggling up in cozy sweaters, especially knit, wool, or fleece ones. I can’t really wear those types of sweaters in any other season, but in my opinion, they are the most comfortable!💕

Your favourite winter memory?

A few years ago in elementary school, my whole grade pitched in to help create a massive snow fort. It fit so many people, and we were all so proud of our creation!❄️

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Favourite hot drink?

Hot chocolate…☕️

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Best winter book to read curled up in a blanket?

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I was able to find myself a lot of comfort while reading Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, and I really hope it enters way more readers’ hands this winter.

Best winter movie to watch?

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The first two movies are great to get you in the mood for wintertime, and I also included Alvin and the Chipmunks because it takes place around Christmastime, and it has always been a favourite of mine😉.

Do you do any winter sports? (e.g. Skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating)

I took skating lessons last winter, and I have to say, it did not tickle my fancy. Admittedly, I haven’t tried any other sports, but I really hope to go skiing someday.

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(^^accurate representation of me on skates😂)

Favourite Christmas/holiday/New Years’ tradition?

Every year for New Years’, my family gets together with a bunch of our family friends to celebrate the forthcoming year. It is always a blast, and I love spending time with my family friends, especially since I don’t get to every day☺️.

I tag…

  1. Maxine @ The Rogue Storyteller
  2. Tatiana @ littlebookfool
  3. Bea @ When Curiosity Killed the Cat
  4. Nicole @ The Anatomy of a Bookworm
  5. Brooke @ Brookeworm

And YOU!!✌️

If you’re tagged but don’t feel like participating, I really don’t mind👍. Also, I know that it’s actually about to be summer in some places in the world, so feel free to wait until your region reaches winter to do this tag!☺️

So tell me, do you like winter? Why or why not? What books do you like curling up with when it is cold outside? What are your traditions for New Years’? Let me know in the comments below.

Au revoir!💜

*Gifs and images are not mine, all were from Google and I give credit to their creators.*