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Would You Rather Book Tag

Silvia @ Silvia Reads Books has tagged me for the Would You Rather Book Tag, so let’s dive right in!

The Rules

Answer the questions given to you by your nominator.
Make up your own questions and tag others.
Sounds easy, right? Well, let’s see…!

Would you rather spend one day in your favourite fantasy world but never meet the main characters of the story OR meet the characters from your favourite fantasy book but in our world?

Meet the characters from my favourite fantasy book but in our world! A) because I’d want to be able to meet them b) all my favourite fantasies are set in very….tumultuous times, to put it one way.

One of my favourites books I’d love to meet the main characters from is the Ruin of Kings!

Would you rather have a (friend) date with a villain you love or a protagonist you dislike?

Villain all the way!

Would you rather have a massive book collection but they’re all paperbacks OR only have one small sized bookcase with only special editions of your favourite books?

I love paperbacks so even though I do collect some special editions I’d rather have lots to read!

Would you rather meet your favourite author or your favourite fictional character?

Ooh that’s a hard one. I’d want to pick both, though for the sake of choosing I’d pick meet my favourite author. After all they are responsible for creating my favourite characters!

Would you rather have a mediocre TV adaptation of your favourite book or no adaptation at all?

I think none at all and then I’d pretend that means there’s still a chance down the road for it to get adapted brilliantly.

Would you rather never find another favourite book but read all four stars books OR find new favourites but all the rest are three stars and lower?

Continue to find new favourites!

Would you rather try out one fictional dish or listen to one fictional musical composition?

A fictional dish. There’s so many I’d love to try! I’ve been rereading the first two Daevabad books and I’m currently reading Empire of Gold and everything sounds so delicious!

Would you rather be cast as the protagonist of an hypothetical adaptation of your favourite book OR be the one to adapt it for TV?

As much as I have a few characters I’d love to have the talent to play, I’d rather, be the one to adapt it for TV because then I’d go and hire people that would do it well and ensure the author is heavily involved!

I’d love to get the Godblind trilogy adapted for an epic TV show.

Would you rather make friends with a fictional pet or a fictional AI?

Fictional pet! To be honest AI has always unnerved me a little bit 🙈

Would you rather read a “good” but poorly written ending or a “bad” but well written ending?

“Bad” with a well written ending because that can salvage the whole thing but there’s nothing worse than a good book that would have been a favourite having an absolute terrible ending.

Now I’m terribly lazy so I’m breaking the rules 🙈 and using Silvia’s questions again ~ tagging BrooklynCaitShan and whoever else would like to do the tag!

  1. Would you rather spend one day in your favourite fantasy world but never meet the main characters of the story OR meet the characters from your favourite fantasy book but in our world?
  2. Would you rather have a (friend) date with a villain you love or a protagonist you dislike?
  3. Would you rather have a massive book collection but they’re all paperbacks OR only have one small sized bookcase with only special editions of your favourite books?
  4. Would you rather meet your favourite author or your favourite fictional character?
  5. Would you rather have a mediocre TV adaptation of your favourite book or no adaptation at all?
  6. Would you rather never find another favourite book but read all four stars books OR find new favourites but all the rest are three stars and lower?
  7. Would you rather try out one fictional dish or listen to one fictional musical composition?
  8. Would you rather be cast as the protagonist of an hypothetical adaptation of your favourite book OR be the one to adapt it for TV?
  9. Would you rather make friends with a fictional pet or a fictional AI?
  10. Would you rather read a “good” but poorly written ending or a “bad” but well written ending?
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Mini Review ‘The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water’ ~ Zen Cho

47902788The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

Publication Date: June 23rd 2020

Publisher: Tor.com

Blurb: Zen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history.

A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there. Guet Imm, a young votary of the Order of the Pure Moon, joins up with an eclectic group of thieves (whether they like it or not) in order to protect a sacred object, and finds herself in a far more complicated situation than she could have ever imagined.

 

★★★★/5

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Book Review ‘The Court of Miracles’ ~ Kester Grant

y648 (1)The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

Publication Date: June 16th 2020

Publisher: HarperVoyager

Series: The Court of Miracles Trilogy #1

Blurb: Liberty

1828 and the citizens of Paris still mourn in the wake of their failed revolution. Among them, in the dark alleys and crumbling cathedrals of the city, the most wretched have gathered into guilds of thieves, assassins – and worse. Together they are known as The Court of Miracles.

Family

Eponine has lost more than most. When her father, Thénardier, sells her sister to the Guild of Flesh she makes a promise to do anything she can to get her sister back, even if that means joining the Court of Miracles, the very people keeping her sister a slave.

Treachery

Eponine becomes perhaps the greatest thief the Court has ever known, finding a place among them and gaining another sister, Cosette. But she has never forgotten the promise she made, and if she’s to have any hope of saving one sister, she will have to betray the other.

This beautiful reimagining of Les Misérables tells the stories of your favourite characters and what might have happened if the French Revolution had not come to pass.

★★★/5

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The Stuck at Home Book Tag

I was tagged by Laura @ The Book Corps for The Stuck at Home Book Tag created by Ellyn @ allonsythornraxxbooks! (Also thank you Laura for having perfect timing because I was stuck for post ideas in between reviews 💖)

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

Lets jump right in!

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading three books; Traitor’s Moon, The Lies of Locke Lamora and The Court of Miracles. Some solid old-school fantasy, a staple and an upcoming release that promises to be very good (I’ve only just started) 👀👀

What’s your favourite ‘can’t-leave-the-house’ activity?

Well, reading is the obvious one. That said I’ve still been working so really I’m actually reading less than usual because work is so busy.

Other than that, binging solid-escapism tv shows, such as The Untamed or most recently My Roommate Is A Detective!

A book you’ve been meaning to read forever?

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Apart from all the books, ever – one of the top books on my ‘I really need to read this’ is The Poppy War by RF Kuang. I have been meaning/wanting to read this for so long, someone shame me.

 

 

 

 

An intimidating book on your tbr?

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The Binding by Bridget Collins. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book but. But. I’ve also heard that it will destroy me so I am both very much looking forward to reading it and lowkey terrified to 😅

 

 

 

Top three priority books on your tbr?

Tough choice (and to be honest it constantly changes….that said Miserere by Teresa Frohock, The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by KS Villoso and Her Dark Vanessa. A varied mix of genres but all ones I am very much looking forward to reading.

Recommend a short book

43263515._SY475_The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht, This is my favourite short story. It’s dark and twisted and a goddamn delight, clocking in at 160 pages. If you love villains you’ll love this. Fair warning though it’s not for the faint of heart.

 

 

 

Recommend a long book

Bloodsong by Anthony Ryan. It’s 745 pages of classic fantasy. I love Vaelin Al Sorna so much and I’ve actually been wanting to reread this series because I miss it. What I wouldn’t give to see it onscreen.

There’s also Mo Dao Zu Shi (The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation) aka the novel that The Untamed is based on. Since it’s a web novel I don’t accurately know the page count but it’s 400k + in it’s word count, so an absolute chonker.

Something you’d love to do while stuck at home

Actually practise my German! I don’t want to lose my skills but always seem to lack the time or motivation to practise. I need to just make time but as I’m sure most of you know that’s easier said than done.

What do you plan on reading next?

I’m actually think of doing a reread of The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper books; both because book three will be out soon and because it was just announced that they’re being adapted into a tv series for Netflix!

I’m tagging Shan @ shanshelves, Jill @ jilljemmett and everyone else that would love to do the tag!

Until next time xx

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Book Review ‘The Extraordinaries’ ~ TJ Klune

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Publication Date: July 14th 2020

Publisher: Tor Teen

Series: The Extraordinaries #1

Blurb: Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. 

Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?

After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s best friend (and maybe the love of his life).

★ ★ ★ ★/5

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