The Lunar Chronicle Book Tag

Hello everyone,

Have you read The Lunar Chronicles before? This series was one of the first series I ever finished, I absolutely loved it and hopefully will reread it one day.

I was tagged by Candy Pencil on youtube, who you might know as inkgirlandwords to do The Lunar Chronicle book tag, you can find her video on this tag here. I tag you all, here it goes.

#1: Favorite character(s)?

Winter is without a doubt my favourite character in this book, she is so adorable and cute! I wish she had more time in the series.

#2: Favorite ship?

My favourite ship would be Thorn and Cress, I just love how cute they are together!

#3: Favorite book?

Winter is my favourite book in this series. I actually think this series got better with every book. So my order in favourites is; Winter, Cress, Scarlet and then Cinder

#4: Favorite cover?

What? WInter being another favourite? I know, I can’t help it! The cover is gorgeous, I honestly can’t get enough of Winter’s cover.

#5: Favorite story that the 4 are based on?

Cinderella is actually my favourite fairytale, so Cinder it is! But I also think the way Snow White is shown throughout Winter is amazing.

#6: Which character inspired you most?

I think Scarlet is definitely a inspirational character, she is so bad-ass while still caring about her family and friends.

#7: Which character do you most resemble?

Ummm… me??? I actually think I have a part of all of them in me. WInter’s creativity and imagination, Cress’ optimism and love of love, Scarlet’s ‘get things done’ attitude and Cinder’s leadership.

#8: Have you read Heartless by Marissa Meyer?

No I haven’t, but I plan to!!! I promise I will read it later this year, it is at my library so I will get to it.

I feel like I need to go back and reread this series it feels like I haven’t read them in ages, I just want to re-enter the world of TLC.

What are your thoughts on The Lunar Chronicles?

Until next time,


I Dare You Book Tag

Back in January I was tagged,

It’s been a while since I was tagged for this challenge, I’m sorry it’s so late! But I’m here now with the ‘I Dare You’ book tag. I was tagged by aus.fangirl.reads so make sure you look at her blog too.

The Rules are the Following:

  • You must be honest
  • You must answer all questions
  • You have to tag at least four people

What book has been on your shelves the longest?

Okay, well, I only got my first bookshelf at Christmas 2016 so every book on there has been there for the longest. But the book I have owned for the longest amount of time would probably been Maze Runner (although it’s not on my sheleves at the moment), otherwise The Assassin’s Blade.

What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?

I am currently reading Truthwitch although I am about 20 minutes away from finishing it and then I will be staring Windwitch. After that I’ll probably read Crooked Kingdoms.

What book did everyone like, but you hated?

I have two books, because why not.

The first is Paper Towns by John Green. I really enjoyed the beginning couple of chapters because there was a lot going on, but after that it lost my attention and I gave up.

The second was Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. It just didn’t make me want to read it.

But with this said, please don’t let my opinion sway you, plenty of people liked these books and I read paper towns before I actually got into reading, and Home for the Perculiars when I was sort of in a reading slump

What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?

ahhhhhh, Percy Jackson maybe, I’m not sure, I might read it! (forever continuing to lie to myself)

Which book are you saving for retirement?

I wouldn’t have a clue at all! Whatever book is within arms distance.

Last page: read it first or wait till the end?

Wait until the end!!!! I don’t like spoilers, why would I spoil myself?

Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink or interesting aside?

I love reading the acknowledgments, but only if I liked the book. If I don’t like the books then I’m not normally in the mood to continue reading more.

Which book character would you switch places with?

Can I say all?

Feyre- a court of mist and fury by Sarah J Maas

Celaena- throne of glass by Sarah J Maas (but then again I’d probs die, so Lysandra)

America- The Selection by Kiera Cass

Cress- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)?

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas, reminds me why I started to read (does that count?) um…. I mean, I’m not really sure.

Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.

I don’t think giveaways really count as interesting, do they?

Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?

I have bought books for people, but never have I given someone one of my personal books.

actually, that’s a lie. I’ve given away books before that I didn’t really enjoy or would never read again to charity.

Which book has been with you to the most places?

I took both Empire of Storms and The Assassin’s Blade to Japan with me! (my sister was reading Tab) and taken The Assassin’s blade and Heir of Fire on a school camp (a friend was reading tab). My friend took my copy of throne of glass to Brisbane.

Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?

The last time I had to read a book for school I got to choose (The Assassin’s Blade duh!) so I loved that. But the years before that were read in the stage where, if I read a book and only liked the ending I would say I loved it because it was the last thing I remembered from the book.

Used or brand new?

I mean, I can’t deny that I like new books better. But if it’s used than I’m cool too. I love borrowing books from the Libaray or off friends. but I haven’t ever brought a book yet that was old, I can’t find them anywhere

Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?

*cough* did not finish *cough*

Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?

Since 2016 when I actually got into reading, I haven’t really read a book that had been turned into a movie. But before that stage, the only three series I read (apart from school books) where read because I loved the movie, Maze Runner, The Hunger Games and Divergent.

I really enjoy both the movie and book for them.

oh! I know, Me before you. I did not like that book, my brain does not like the writing style, haha.

Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks excluded?

Crown of Midnight! God that book made me want a piece of Chocolate cake. And the Crown’s Game!!!!! I so want to go to the Cinderella bakery in that book.

Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

I usually buy a book because I see it while shopping and then go ‘This book is all over bookstagram and everyone says they liked it’ and then I buy it.

Otherwise, like for a court of thorns and roses, I see it and go ‘Thank God I’ve found you!!! i’ve been looking for ages’ because I already loved the author.

Or if I love the cover, and like the sound of the description, I get it.

I really enjoyed doing this tag, a huge thanks to aus.fangirl.reads for the tag, you can go checkout her blog here.

If you would like to do this tag as well, consider yourself tagged!

Until next time,

Tag: Reader’s confessions

“We read to know we’re not alone.”
William Nicholson, Shadowlands

Hello Book Readers,

How are we all today?

It’s been four month now since i started this blog. And i wanted to thank you all so much for reading it. I’ve been working on the quality of my reviews but i can’t help the inner fan girl that comes out when i write them.

I think it’s time for me to confuse some things, so here we are with the reader’s confessions tag.

Have you ever damaged a book?

Not on purpose of course, but i have multiple times accidentally but my book in my school bag and bent the front cover completely over. I hate when i ruin my books, i want them to look so pretty and then i go ahead and ruin the covers.

Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

Not that i know of. Unless you count school text books, because I’ve ripped a few pages in them by turning them with too much anger while studying.I’m not even joking, i ripped the page right in half. Otherwise, no.

How long does it take you to read a book?

It really depends on what’s happening and how much i like the book. During school time it usually takes me about a week to finish a book. But if i have nothing on during the weekends or it’s holiday times then i tend to read all day and have it done in a day or two. However, if a book is incredibly boring and drags on forever, then i tend to take around a month or so.

Books that you haven’t finished?

I hate not finishing a book. I always want to give them another chance and cling to any hope that there might be an interesting ending. But i couldn’t take it with ‘Beautiful Darkness’ the book after ‘Beautiful Creatures’. it took me forever to read the first one, but i had brought the whole series so i thought the second would be okay. I was wrong.

I also haven’t finished Miss peregrines home for peculiar children. It bored me so much.

Hyped/ popular books you didn’t like?

Paper towns 100% (suddenly remembers that i never finished that book). I’m pretty sure i only got 50 pages into it. So yeah, add that onto my dnf list

Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone your reading?

No, i’m okay with people knowing what books i read. But I will admit, it isn’t the best idea to take a court of mist and fury to school. I hate when people just take your books and open them, they always have to pick the most inapproriate chapters.

How many books do you own?

I only really started to get into reading last year, and my parents prefer me to go to the library then read. On my little shelf thingy i can see 25 books at the moment.

Are you a fast or slow reader?

I don’t really know how fast you have to read to be a fast reader. I think i’m in the middle but because i have three hours a day to read on the bus i tend to get a lot read.

do you read better out loud or in your head?

In my head. Do you ever read a work that is like ajdhdjsfai in a book an know exactly what it means and stuff but the second you have to read it out loud you can’t because you have only come across it in books. That’s me.

Also I have this issue where when i read outloud I change the words and cuts bit out. I don’t do it on purpose it just happens.

do you like to buddy read?

I’ve only ever tried to buddy read once before, and it didn’t go very well. The book was really interesting and the other person i was reading with wasn’t keeping up the speed so i just went ahead myself anyways. But i would be happy to try again in the future.

If you were only allowed one book what would it be and why?

oh no, the pressure. Ummmm…. I think i would have to pick ‘The Assassin’s Blade’ by Sarah J Maas. I don’t consider it to be my favourite book of all times, but it got me into my reading frenzy and i’ve read it the most out of all my books (so maybe that does make it my favourite idk)

What do you guys think? what book would you bring?

Until next time reader fans

2017 Reading Challenge: #tackleyourlibrarychallenge2017

Hey Book Nation,

Three things:

The first is that I was going to post a review today on a book of sorts but I decided against for reason I will explain in a later post.

Second thing, one of favourite accounts over on bookstagram, ash (@ashreads), has teamed up with one of her very good friends, Lauren (@bookschief_managed), to create a reading challenge. You may have guessed from the title of this post, the challenge is called #TACKLEYOURLIBRARYCHALLENGE2017

The whole point of this challenge is to get you reading books you have owned and still haven’t gotten around to reading. Which sounds pretty fantastic to me… except for the fact currently I only have two books I haven’t read. So, because that puts a little bit of a stop on the challenge, I changed a little bit of it. But if you have more than two books that you haven’t read yet, do the actual proper challenge. Which you can find the explanation for here on their blog.

(only do what I’m going to do if you don’t have enough unread books to do the proper challenge)

There are 15 different challenges within this challenge. And you need to complete them in order. There are more than twelve because in some months you will read more than others.

The way I’ve changed the challenge, is that I’ve put down books that I keep saying I will read but haven’t yet. All these are either; owned by me or my family, going to borrow from a friend, or are at the library*. Plus they had to be published before 2017 (mainly to stop me from putting Acowar for challenge 6) Let the challenge begin! *heads over to my tbr list*

*I actually found my library’s website and searched books because i wanted to make sure they had it. Let me tell you, finding a book to go in one of these topic is hard enough, then to see if your library owns it. I deserve a medal. Especially for challenge ten

(Pssst. I have put a cross through the ones I have completed)

Challenge one: Series you meant to start in 2016 (own)

Six Of Crows [Leigh Bardugo]

(I have actually already read this. But the first time I read it was in 2017 and I did mean to read it in 2016 so I’m counting it)

Challenge two: Contemporary (Borrowing off friend)

Fangirl [Rainbow Rowell]

Challenge three: Non Young Adult (I own this one) DNF

Poison City [Paul Crilley] 

Challenge four: Cover you aren’t fond of (Library)

Truth Witch [Susan Dennard] – (I’m not the biggest fan of the uk edition)

Challenge five: Outside scenery on cover (Library)

Wind Witch [Susan Dennard] 

Challenge six: Over 500 pages (family)

Harry Potter 4

Challenge seven: Recommended book (Library)

Champion [Marie Lu]

Challenge eight: Book with multiple authors (Library)

Summer Days, Summer Nights: Twelve Summer Romances [Stephanie Perkins as editor]

Challenge nine: Pre 2016 Debut (library)

Harry Potter 5

Challenge ten: #Bookishletter (library)

(After half an hour of trying to find one, I realised Romeo and Juliet. NO! the library doesn’t have it… back to searching)

The Raven Boys [Maggie Stiefvator]

I know it doesn’t start with an ‘R’ but it was categorized under R on my library website.

Challenge eleven: Book with chapter names (family)

Harry Potter 6

Challenge twelve: Title you love (Library)

Talon [Julie Kagawa]

Challenge thirteen: Book with royalty (library)

The Iron Fey [Julie Kagawa]

Challenge fourteen: Personless cover (Library)

Ash and Lauren’s choice was perfect, so one again I’m jumping onto their choice. Which was ‘Heartless’ [Marissa Meyre]

Challenge fifteen: Standalone book (Library)

Eleanor & Park [Rainbow Rowell]

So there you have it. That actually took a while to do. finding books starting with r that my library had was difficult. But still pretty fun, Please join in on this challenge and check the original post for the details.

Until next time,

Tag: Meet the Bookstagramer

Hey Book Nation,

recently I started a bookstagram account @_queenofthebooks_ and even more recently I was tagged to complete the #meetthebookstagramer tag by @glimpses_of_me so here we go! (i did this on my instagram but thought I would add it here as well.)

1) where are you from? I’m from Australia 🐨
2) when did you start your account? I started my account on the last day on November this year, but the first book related post I did was on the 1st of December
3) would you rather be a publisher or an author? I would love to be an author, i think that would be awesome!
4) stand-alone or series? I think it depends on the book. If it doesn’t need a series than I don’t think it should have one (do I make any sense?) I love series but only when it is necessary.
5) which author inspires you the most? Sarah J Maas 110%
6) where in the world do you want to travel the most? Japan sounds pretty good to me!!
7) cats or dogs? Dogs 🐶
8) favourite movie? Hmmm… the hunger games, divergent, Harry Potter # 2, the blind side. I don’t really know 🤔
9) biggest fear? I’m afraid of being trapped, if it’s a small space but I know I can get out i’m fine. But if I don’t know whether or not I could then I am not okay.
10) if you got stuck on an island what three books would you take with you? The Assassin’s Blade, ACOMAF and the third Harry Potter book (I may as well have a new book to realongsideide my favs)
For everyone who has instagram (or wants to do this elsewhere) please feel free to. i have now officially tagged you all!

let me know what your favourite movie is? I always get stuck on that question.

Until next time reader fans.

Tag: Reading Habits

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Books and You

Hey Book Nation,

It’s been two months since i started this blog. And i still can’t believe i actually made it and continued to work on it. I love putting all my thoughts in one place and sharing them with everyone. I do apologize for my terrible reviews, i tend to write them straight after i finish the book and all the feels are too much for me to think clearly.

I was looking at some book tags and i came across the reading habit tag and i wanted to do it so here it goes.

1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

I normally read on the bus actually, but when i do read at home it’s in my bed all snuggled in my blankets. (Except no blankets at the moment because it’s boiling hot where i am now)
2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I have a bookmark that i use but it isn’t a normal book mark, it’s origami. It looks a like this, except mine has red hearts all over it. I loss it often though so when i can’t find it i use anything, once i used a calculator (that’s when you know you should stop avoiding math study)

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?

I have to finish the chapter. Even when i read on the bus, when i notice it’s almost time to get off i stop at the next end of the chapter so i won’t get caught halfway through. I don’t know why i do this though.
4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

I’ve tried to eat while reading before and it didn’t go so well, but i do drink while reading sometimes.
5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

I’ve never managed to be able to watch tv and read at the same time, but i normally have music quietly playing in the background.
6. One book at a time or several at once?

One book at a time. I am fine with reading multiple but i find i get more into it and enjoy it more if it’s just one.
7. Reading at home or everywhere?

read at home, read in the car, on the bus, in class, anywhere it cool.
8. Reading out lout or silently in your head?

i love reading out loud, but that is only when there is someone who is listening. So in my head it is
9. Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

Ummmm…. i’ve skipped ahead before, BUT only because i was so pumped for a scene that i had spoiled, i went back right after i read it. I’ve never skipped because i thought a book was boring, the only time i have was when i needed to know what would happen, but i always go back.
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

I hate breaking the spine, i want them to look pretty on my shelf. But i almost always manage to break it. I did find a video that shows how to prevent breaking the spine. If you stand the book up on the spine, then grab the front and back cover and press them down. The grab a couple of pages on either side and do the same thing. Then you keep repeating until you get to the middle. It’s meant to bend the spine so it doesn’t break later.
11. Do you write in your books?

no, but i want to. I’ve seen it done before but i’m so afraid i will ruin it. On kindle though i highlight and take notes on it. Now thinking about it i really want to do it! okay, next book i read i will do it (i will let you all know how it goes)

Have you ever written in your book before? How did it go?

until next time reader fans.