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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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Book Review ‘The Extraordinaries’ ~ TJ Klune

49646353._SX318_SY475_The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune

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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WWW Wednesday #2

I’m back with a post! I’ve been kinda absent lately because of the state of the world and being busy with work so I’m here with a small WWW update. Not that I’ve managed a whole lot of reading since my last post. 

WWW Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. It involves answering the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you plan on reading next?

What are you currently reading?

74273I’m currently reading (albeit) slowly, Traitor’s Moon by Lynn Flewelling. Traitor’s Moon is book 3 of the Nightrunner series, which is an old-school queer fantasy that follows Seregil and Alec on their adventures. I love this series so much. It had been a while since I read book 2, so it’s been fun to be back in the Nightrunner world.

 

What did you recently finish reading?

50904441._SX318_SY475_I finished Proper’s Demon by K.J. Parker a few days ago. It’s a novella from Tor.com about a (very morally grey) exorcist. I gave it three stars, whilst it wasn’t mind blowing it was enjoyable to read and it was nice to be able to finish something in one go that didn’t need a while lot of concentration.

 

What do you plan on reading next?

33973264That’s a very good question. Lately I haven’t been able to really plan on what I pick up because giving how finicky my mood has been when it comes to what I feel like reading, I haven’t stuck to a tbr or the sense of obligation will just kill my reading mood.

That said, I’m thinking of picking up The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant soon, since it’s a review copy and an anticipated read. Finger’s crossed it lives up to the hype!

Until next time x