What character can you relate to the most?

This had me racking my brain for awhile to come up with a character I relate to. I don’t know if this is the best choice but it was the closest I could think of. I would say that I relate to Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games but Suzanne Collins.

Now I am not nearly as strong as Peeta, but I was thinking more in his way of creativity and his nature he has about him. We both put all our energy into what we want to achieve and stay true to what we believe. I will be outgoing most of the time but also conserved and attentive at other times.

This was the closest I could come to a character that somewhat resembles me. I guess this just means I need to read more books so I can find a similar character to myself. Clearly we aren’t that similar because I couldn’t find much to write about our resemblances. I challenge you guys to find a character that is close to your personality. If you can come up with one, tell me in the comments!

Short but sweet post today on lazy Sunday! Talk to you soon bookworms 🙂

What book makes you cry?

Well I am inside today as we got a dumping of snow last night so why not prep some blog posts for the week. This one is about a book that makes me cry. The first one that comes to mind, well the first book to make me cry ever was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when Cedric Diggory died at the end.  I don’t cry very easily so it’s hard to find a book that can make me spring a tear. I guess the last one to do it would be Allegiant of the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth.

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Synopsis: The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered – fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningliess. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend to complexities of human nature – and of herself – while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read any further if you are reading this book.

This book brought a tear to my eye because you get to know and love Tris who is the main character. She is the embodiment of this entire series and you fight with her, struggle with her, and love with her. Then it gets to the end and like any amazing main character, she sacrifices herself to save everyone else and BOOM your main character is dead. This was probably the first book I have read where they killed off the main character and shifted the narration to another character after they died. It actually crushed me when I read it because I didn’t expect them to do that and I know it got a lot of backlash but I actually like that the author was bold enough to do that.

What book makes you cry of if you are less emotional, at least brings a tear to your eye? Let me know in the comments below! Talk to you later bookworms.

What book disappointed you?

There are not many books out there that disappoint me. I like to put a lot of faith into mostly everything that I read and they usually turn out pretty great. But if there was one book that I had very high expectations for and it disappointed me, it would be An Abundance of Katherine’s by John Green.

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Synopsis: Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun–but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

Now the reason why I may have been disappointed is the fact that I read other John Green books and absolutely loved them. I like how he writes and brings out emotions I didn’t know I could feel. But this book just didn’t do it for me. There wasn’t enough of an exciting storyline or really any plot twists to keep me into it. There was too much put on chapter development for the main character and not enough time spent on the actual storyline. I finished it because once I start a book, I get kind of OCD where I have to finish it.

By all means, read John Green’s other books because I only have good things to say about them but if you do feel like skipping one of his books, this would be the one.

Let me know what book let you down in the comments! Lets chat bookworms 🙂

Who is your favourite female character?

There were so many choices for this one. At first I wanted to say Katniss Everdeen because she’s a badass that leads a rebellion. Then I wanted to say Hermoine Granger because who doesn’t love her. But I decided on Tris from the Divergent series.

Synopsis: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

I chose Tris because throughout this series, she grows so much as a character. You kind of know she has the badass in her from the beginning but as the series goes on she just keeps getting more and more awesome. The leadership and initiative she shows is incredible and she always put those she loves before herself. She truly sacrifices everything to protect those that she loves and that in my eyes is a very strong character. Plus she makes good decisions and can figure people out before they get to her.

Let me know who you favourite female character is in the comments! Also Sara Mac Taylor won the hardy boys mystery novel giveaway but stay tuned because I will be holding more in the future.

Who is your favourite male character?

Alright guys, we are back on track with the book challenge. There are so many characters that come to mind when I think of this question. I would have to say my favourite is Thomas from the Maze Runner series.

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.

I absolutely love this series and Thomas makes it even better. He is just the protagonist that does everything right and makes all the right choices that you are thinking they should do while you read. The way he treats his friends is very genuine and he is like the leader of a family of brothers. That being said, he does get betrayed and comes upon hard times so the book isn’t just all good stuff. It is definitely a thrill ride of a series from start to finish.

If you get a chance to read this series, I would strongly suggest it. They are very good and will keep you up at night to finish them (worked on me). Let me know who your favourite male character is in the comments!

Which book was remade into a movie and totally desecrated?

There are a lot of movies that were adapted from books that I am not a big fan of but this one takes the cake. Drumroll……. it is If I Stay by Gayle Forman.

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Synopsis: Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

This book was really good in my opinion and I was drawn in very quickly. I loved it and how she was constantly battling with the decision to go with her family into the afterlife or stay with Adam and live. There was one part with her grandfather that actually got me teary eyed. But when it came to the movie, they skipped so many huge parts of the book that I just couldn’t be happy with it. I hate when books are adapted to movies and they skip huge parts or just erase characters all together. So for me this was the book that I couldn’t handle being turned into a movie. However if you were to see the movie without reading the book, I think it would be very good. I just knew what was being taken away from the plot so it ate at me the entire time I was watching it.

Let me know which book to movie adaptation bothers you in the comments. I feel like some of you will have the same opinion on a lot them. Talk to you later book worms 🙂

Who is your favourite writer?

My favourite writer would have to be Pierce Brown, the author of the Red Rising series. I know I talk about this series a lot but it is because I love love love the writing style and I am pretty sure I would like anything that he writes.

Sci-fi is his main topic that he writes about but it works for me because I love that genre. I could read this series over and over again and never get tired of it. I really hope they adapt it to a movie but they better not f**k it up! He has an addition to the series called Iron Gold coming out in 2018 which I can’t wait for.

He even had the series adapted into comic books which is the key to my heart (besides food). Yea I don’t have much else to say. I am much better at talking about the books than the authors.

Tell me who your favourite writer is in the comments! I would love to know who everyone is fond of reading. Talk to you later bookworms!

What is the most overrated book?

Ok bookworms, don’t get mad at me for this one because I know there are a lot of fandoms out there and a lot of you probably like this one. The most overrated book in my opinion is Twilight by Stephanie Meyers (the whole series actually).

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I feel like everyone knows the synopsis of this book but I will still put one just in case.

Synopsis: In the first book of the Twilight Saga, internationally bestselling author Stephenie Meyer introduces Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, a pair of star-crossed lovers whose forbidden relationship ripens against the backdrop of small-town suspicion and a mysterious coven of vampires. This is a love story with bite.

Now don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy the book and read the entire series in high school. But the reason I think this book is very overrated is because it received so much attention from the media and was over sexualized with actors/actresses (plus it started the whole vampire fetish thing that went on for awhile).

Stephanie Meyers is a brilliant writer and knows exactly what to say in her books to draw her audience in. She knows how to get a teen girl’s blood pumping with promise of forbidden love and fangs/fur.

Let me know what you think is the most overrated book in the comments! I am very curious to see what everyone else thinks on this topic 🙂