The Liebster Award

wp-1469272707791.pngHello everyone! I was nominated by the lovely Melony over at Six Stories a Week! Thank you so much! This is very exciting, as my blog has not received an award before (I’m still fairly new to the scene, haha).

Along with the nomination, I was given some questions to answer, and I also have to nominate 11 blogs of my own (those with under 500 followers, as this is a newbie award).

 


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“Turn to Page 394” Thursdays (#4)

ezgif-2335726244Oh. Em. Gee. This is my fourth “Turn to Page 394” Thursday post! Has it been that long? I haven’t even posted every single week since I started this, haha. Busy-ness….laziness…You know. But, on this Thursday I shall not fail at creating this post, because Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comes out THIS SUNDAY!

This is already a Harry Potter themed meme, but I decided to make it even more Harry-Potter-y by selecting the last Harry Potter adventure which was published before Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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#ReadThemAllThon TBR

I’ve decided to join my first readathon! Many fellow bookworms (including the creator of this readathon, Aentee from Read at Midnight), have said that readathons have been a great way for them to tackle their TBR piles! So, I decided to give it a try because my TBR pile is getting out of control (it’s not a pile anymore, but 3 shelves), and because I love anything and everything Pokémon-related! This is just an awesome readathon idea.

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Disclaimer: Pokémon does not belong to me, but to Nintendo!

Okay so, to quote Aentee directly, for those who may also like to join, or just simply want to know that the heck it is that I’m talking about, hahaha:

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Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan [ARC Review]

9780763672331Title: Snow White: A Graphic Novel
Creator: Matt Phelan
Type: Fiction, Comic
Genre: Young Adult, Adult
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Date published: September 13, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: 216
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words “Another . . . More Beautiful . . . KILL.” In a moody, cinematic new telling of a beloved fairy tale, extraordinary graphic novelist Matt Phelan captures the essence of classic film noir on the page—and draws a striking distinction between good and evil.

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Faith Volume 1: Hollywood and Vine by Jody Houser [ARC Review]

29343566Title: Faith Volume 1: Hollywood and Vine
Creators: Jody Hourser, Francis Portela, and Marguerite Sauvage
Type: Fiction, Comic
Genre: Young Adult, Adult
Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Date published: January 27, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: 63
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryOrphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert – a psionically gifted “psiot” discovered by the Harbinger Foundation – has always aspired to greatness. But now this once ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she’s always known she can be – complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws into her harms way! Well, at least she thought it would… When she’s not typing up listicals about cat videos, Faith makes a secret transformation to patrol the night as the City of Angels’ own leading superhero – the sky-soaring Zephyr!

But flying solo is going to be tougher than Zephyr ever thought when she uncovers a deep-rooted alien conspiracy. Two-bit burglars and car thieves are one thing, but when the world needs a hero to stave off a full-blown extraterrestrial invasion, will Faith find herself in over her head…or ready for her biggest challenge yet?

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Top Ten Tuesdays (#1): Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them

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july 26 pollSo, I’ve seen a number of these posts popping up everywhere within the last 24 hours or so, and I kind of…want to join in! I’m already part of a Tuesday themed post thing titled 1st Chapter 1st Paragraph Tuesdays, so I wasn’t sure if it would be okay for me to join another. So I asked my lovely peeps on Twitter, and the majority of them said it’s fine, hahaha. Yes, only 3 have answered, but they make up the 100% OKAY?!

Alright, now that that’s out of the way…This is obviously my very first Top Ten Tuesday post, so please bear with me! I might mess it up. If you’d like to join in, or just correct me, you can find more info about the meme by clicking the “Top Ten Tuesday” image above.

So, what I get from the instructions is that I make a list in relation to the topic post for the specific Tuesday, and then link back to the original Top Ten Tuesday post for that day, made on The Broke and the Bookish. And this week’s topic is:

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas [Review]

TXd3I9KTitle: A Court of Mist and Fury
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Type: Fiction
Genre: Young Adult, Adult
Publisher: Bloomsbury Juvenile US
Date published: May 9, 2016
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 640
Source: Personal purchase.

SummaryThe # 1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Sarah J. Maas’ spellbinding A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.

With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.

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Monstress (Volume 1) by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda [ARC Review]

24426209Title: Monstress (Volume 1)
Creators: Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Type: Fiction, Comic Book
Genre: Young Adult, Adult
Publisher: Image Comics
Date published: July 19, 2016
Format: E-book
Page Count: 192
Source: NetGalley

E-copy of the book kindly provided through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

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“Turn to Page 394” Thursdays (#3)

ezgif-2335726244It’s Thursday and you know what that means! “Turn to Page 394” Thursdays! I’m so glad that I finally have time to make another one of these. I really really enjoy writing them.For those of you who don’t know, “Turn to Page 394” Thursdays was a blog hop created by me, in order to honour a great actor (Alan Rickman), as well as a great character (Severus Snape). Since Alan Rickman left this world on a Thursday, that is the day on which I have chosen to host this blog hop! You can see more details in my initial post here.

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Pokemon GO Book Tag

I’ve been wanting to complete this tag ever since the amazing Aentee posted her awesome idea 2 days ago! She decided to create a book tag which would combine our love for books and our love for Pokemon and Pokemon GO! It’s genius.

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Disclaimer: Like Aentee, I sadly do not own Pokemon or Pokemon GO, so please don’t sue meeee.

Rules: Link back to Aentee’s post, and linking back to mine is optional. If you participate, you can tag people or just play on your own. Up to you!

And here we go!!!

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