New Video! The Coffee Book Tag!

Check out the coffee book tag I just did over on our youtube channel! Don’t mind my super awkwardness..

 

Thanks for watching!

Sincerely,

B ❤

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The Hamilton Book Tag!

Hey bookies, I think everyone knows what Hamilton is by now. If not, it’s a musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda about one of American’s founding father: Alexander Hamilton. The music is A+ and the play is very educational; since we are not American and knew nothing about this before listening to the musical. Anyways, here is our rendition of The Hamilton Book Tag!

DISCLAIMER : Contains Spoilers for the Harry Potter Series and the Hunger Games Series

The Room Where It Happens
A book world you would put yourself into

Bia:TheRavenCycle.pngWouldn’t it be so cool to live in this world? The characters are all so great and unique that I would love to be friends with them. Also, the magic and eeriness of this world is fascinating!

Cass:

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Who wouldn’t want to be a witch or wizard studying at the infamous Hogwarts? I would just like to ride Buckbeak around all day, study with Dumbledore and read all the books in the Library!

The Schuyler Sisters
An Underrated Female Character

Bia:The Testing

More people have to read this book! It is so good and Cia Vale is a really smart, determined main character that deserves more credit.

Cass:

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I think people just need to pick up a Kelley Armstrong book ASAP, because her characters are so diverse and so easy to adore! The Gathering is set in the same world as The Darkest Powers and each character gives an important essence to the story, plus Maya Delaney is just a character you’ll automatically love. She’s badass, intuitive and spoiler she’s a freakin’ shapeshifter!

My Shot
A Character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them

Bia:

Moira is so badass and she does not let anything get in the way of doing what’s right or protecting her sister and even if you can’t relate to her stubbornness and/or brashness, you will definitely admire her loyalty.

Cass: 

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There’s too much I can say that’ll definitely express how badass Celaena is in the Throne of Glass Series. She always strives to protect the ones she loves and doesn’t let anyone or anything get in the way of her mission. She’s witty and cunning and handles a sword better than any assassin I’ve read about. She to a “T” the sassiest, strongest and loyal character I’ve ever read.

Burn
The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve ever read

Bia:A Walk to Remember

Nicholas Sparks… WHY?! I cried forever after this… No Spoilers but… I mean, if you know Sparks than you probably have an idea.

Cass:sirius

Nothing in this world can express how saddened, broken and defeated I felt when these two went their separate ways. I don’t care if this is the hugest spoiler to ever happen but really, Rowling? I was an absolute wreck after reading this scene.

You’ll Be Back
The Sassiest Villain

Bia:
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You may not be thinking about President Snow as sassy… but damn, he is. He put everyone back in the Hunger Games JUST CAUSE. He LAUGHED when Katniss shot Coin. I mean thats’s pretty sassy.

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Queen Levana…. Need I say more? Whether you have a murderous bone in your body, you will wish this character death and her sassy mouth doesn’t help much either.

 

The Reynolds Pamphlet
A book with a twist you didn’t see coming

Bia:
Divergent

I’ll be honest, I did not see that coming. I had a feeling someone would… but not her. Veronica Roth got spunk, I’ll give her that.

Cass: 

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SPOILERS SPOILERS SO MUCH SPOILERS!!!! If you’ve read LM by Cass Clare you’ll know what I’m talking about but forreals?! Those last 10 pages… grr.

Non-Stop
A book series you marathoned

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Love these books! Each one is unique and super cute. I read Anna in one sitting and picked up the other two right away!

Cass:

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How quickly I binged this series, I was a bit hesitation going into this series but boy was I wrong! Read all four books in the series as well as the prequel/ collection of short stories in a week’s time.

Satisfied
A book with multiple point of views

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I’ll just keep mentioning this book until everyone in the world has read it…

Cass: 

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The multiple POV’s of this series really makes you attach yourself to each and every one of the characters. Sarah J Maas kicks ass at kicking ass!

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
A book/series you believe will be remembered throughout history

Bia:Twilight

Whether you were the person who:

  1. Hated the series but never read it
  2. Loved the series but never read it
  3. Hated the series and have read it
  4. Loved the series and have read it
  5. Hated the series but secretly loved it
  6. Or Loved the series but secretly hated it

You have to admit that EVERYONE knows about Twilight. It’s what started Young Adult for a lot of readers today.

Cass:

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I’m a tad biased with this choice, mostly because this series changed my life and really got me hooked on the high fantasy lifestyle. Whether you watched the films, read the series or just wish deep down you were a hobbit you have heard of Lord of the Rings. It will forever be the high fantasy that brought together a multi million franchise, and it will follow me till the end of time.

Stay Alive
A character you wish you could bring back to life

Bia+Cass:Harry Potter

I feel like I need to create a list for… well okay, here we go:

  1. Sirius Black
  2. Severus Snape
  3. Hedwig (I mean really Rowling!?)
  4. Dobby
  5. Fred Weasley
  6. Albus Dumbledore
  7. Cedric Diggory
  8. Alastor Moody
  9. Remus Lupin
  10. Nymphadora Tonks
  11. AND SO MANY OTHERS including (but not limited to) Dean Thomas’s father and Neville Longbottom’s parents and Luna Lovegood’s mom

And that’s all for The Hamilton Book Tag! It was lots of fun, and anyone who wants to do it, consider yourself tagged! (:

Sincerely,

B + C ❤

The DreamWorks Book Tag

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The DreamWorks Book Tag

by: Bianca and Cass

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How To Train Your Dragon – Favourite Mythical Creature

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BandC : Buckbeak!

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Madagascar – The Best Heist Book

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B: The Mistborn Trilogy

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C: The Gallagher Girls

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Kung Fu Panda – The Unexpected Hero

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B: Shatter Me

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C: The Dark Days Club

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Rise of the Guardians – Favourite Anti Hero

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B: Ronan Lynch from The Raven Boys Quartet

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C: Adrian Ivashkov from The Bloodlines Series

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The Croods – Favourite YA Family Dynamic

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B&C: Any Sarah Dessen book!

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Shrek – Love With No Bounds

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B&C: Rose and Dmitri from The Vampire Academy

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Home – The Unlikely Duo

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B&C: Simon Lewis and Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments Series

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Megamind – The Villian You Can’t Help but Love

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B&C: Sebastian Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments Series & Malcolm Fade from The Dark Artifices Series

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Monsters VS. Aliens – The Most Anti Climatic Sequel

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B&C: Breaking Dawn by: Stephanie Meyer & Ignite Me by:Tahereh Mafi

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Shark Tale – Most Unlikely Friendship

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B&C: Katniss & Wiress Catching Fire by: Susanne Collins

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The Road to El Dorado – Favourite Adventure Book

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B&C: Rebel of the Sands by: Alwyn Hamilton

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The Prince of Egypt – Most Hated YA Parents

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B: Etienne’s Father from Anna and the French Kiss by: Stephanie Perkins

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C: Elias’ Mother from An Ember in the Ashes by: Sabaa Tahir

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Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron – The Character You Always Rooted For

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B&C: Kestrel from The Winner’s Curse Trilogy

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Sinbad Legend Of The Seven Seas – Favourite Book that Takes Place on Water

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B: TruthWitch by: Susan Dennard

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C: Peter Pan by: J.M Barrie

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– Sincerely, B&C!

March Wrap Up (2016)

It’s time for our March wrap up! Cass and I read a lot of books this month and we would like to share some of our thoughts on what we’ve read!

Bia:

 

 

Dr. Moreau            As the first science fiction novel published in England, I was expecting this to be weird… but not THAT weird. We follow a young man whose ship wrecks in the middle of the ocean. He is rescued aboard another ship sailing by and soon finds himself on an island with a once reputable doctor and his assistant. It doesn’t take him long to learn why the doctor is experimenting on an island no one knows about and starts to question his own morals. I’m glad science fiction has evolved since then because if it were all like Dr. Moreau I would be continually freaked out.

3 / 5 stars

summer of chasing mermaids            I was expecting a lot more from this story. Now, that’s not to say that it was bad necessarily, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. We focus on a young girl who lost her voice in a terrible boat accident. For her and her twin sister, singing was everything. After this tragedy, Elise moves away from her home near the Philippines and moves to America to live with her cousin. There she meets a boy (of course, haha) and eventually learns to love him and her new self. I was really hoping to love this story but I couldn’t really connect to any of the characters. That being said, the writing itself was well done and I won’t rule out her other books just yet.

3 / 5 stars

missperegrine            Ransom Riggs really surprised me with this book. Miss Peregrine’s is his first published novel so I went into it expecting some flaws, which obviously there are, but because of this, I was thoroughly surprised. The writing style is quite poetic which reminds me a little of Shatter Me, (makes sense since the authors are married) but it is also very gripping. The story moves along really quickly so I was never bored with what was going on. I was also expecting it to be creepy, and although the pictures definitely contain a creepy factor to them, the story itself was not. Jacob is relatable and all the peculiar children are unique. My only problem with this book is that I didn’t love Emma and Jacob’s romantic relationship. It felt forced and all around, kind of weird. Can’t wait                                                to read book two.

4 / 5 stars

 

 

saving june            I loved this story! The characters are genuine, strong and raw which is exactly what I want in a contemporary. When Harper’s older sister commits suicide her entire world changes. She grew apart from her ‘perfect’ older sister years ago and when she dies, Harper does whatever she can to make it right; which means going on a road trip to California to sprinkle her sister’s ashes over the ocean (a place she always wanted to visit). Tagging along with her is her best friend and a stranger her sister used to be friends with. Along the way, Harper learns more about her sister, learns how to love and more importantly figures out the kind of person she wants to be. I love all the relationships in this book, the constant                                                               bickering between Harper and Jake is always amusing.

4 / 5 stars

Ill meet you there

If you’re looking for a book to make you cry sad, happy and mad tears, then say hello to I’ll Meet You There. This book made me feel so many feels, and it goes something like this:
Girl + Boy: friends/co-workers
Boy: joins the army; girl: stays home
Girl: wants to go to art school; boy: returns home from war sans limb
Girl: starts falling in love; boy: asshole (of course he is)
Boy: realizes he’s an asshole; girl: tries to move on from said asshole
Girl + Boy: have heart-to-heart meltdown
Girl + Boy = LOVE
And all of this together equals my heart in pieces on the                                                        floor… in the best way possible.

4.5 / 5 stars

lady renegades           So, as usual with this series, Harper is badass and reaches sass of unattainable magnitudes. However, she is also very vulnerable in this last book of the trilogy and super strong. I would not be able to handle it all if I was Harper. I cannot say much about this because it is the third book but I can say that Rachel Hawkins’ writing is fun and the plot moves along really quickly. The only negative thing I have to say is that it is too short. I was hoping for more, but I guess that means I enjoyed it so much, right?

5 / 5 stars

nimona            I loved this graphic novel. The art style is so well done, consistent and clean, and the writing is fresh. Together it’s innovative and unique. The author did a great job keeping Nimona true to her age while also making her brave and persistent. I loved the subtle (or maybe not so subtle) relationship between Lord Blackheart and his former best friend Sir Goldenloin. My favourite character is probably the Doctor, a minor role but quite important to say the least. I hope Noelle does more of this kind of work because I really enjoyed it and I want to read more.

5 / 5 stars

rebel of the sands            Debut novel from Alwyn Hamilton and I’m already itching for the second book! The world she created is so incredible, with monsters and powers, and yet it is still so incredible based on our own world, discrimination against those who are different and those who are female. Amani is a strong, independent woman who is so ruthless it left me dumbfounded and I couldn’t help laughing. Jin is… well he’s bae, that’s for sure. I really loved how their relationship grew and Hamilton handled it beautifully. Yes, there was an initial attraction but that was all it was; physical attraction, and she paced the love that followed very well. I can’t wait to read more about this world, and SPOILERS ahead >>>> ……………………………… we get to meet her Djinn father, so I’m                                                                excited how she writes him in.

5 / 5 stars

salt to the sea            THIS BOOK… I have so many words, and yet no words at all. Ruta did such an incredible job writing about a REAL event in our history that is so unfortunate and tragic, and killed millions of people: WWII. More specifically, the people lost on the ship: Wilhelm Gustloff. I wanted to cry the entire time reading this book but I forced myself to be separated from the characters because I knew most of them would die. No one should have to go through something like that, especially people that young and yet, not many people know about the real tragedy that is Wilhelm Gustloff. I feel for those so few survivors whose voice is forgotten, and even more for the numerous lost… who will never have a voice at all.

5 / 5 stars

Lady midnight            I don’t know what to say… I’m still very emotional from reading this. Cassandra Clare ALWAYS DOES THIS TO ME! I just feel like SOS. What I can say is I love this and need book 2 ASAP. ASAP I TELL YOU…. Okay, I’m okay…  (no I’m not….)
Emma + Julian
Emma + Cameron
Emma + Mark
Mark + Kieran
Mark + Cristina
Cristina + Perfect Diego
OH MY GOODNESS, WHAT DO I DO WITH MY LIFE RIGHT NOW…
(I will hopefully make a more coherent review when my thoughts                                                 are… well coherent)

5 / 5 stars

Cass:

This what Cass read: (she currently has no words and so, will get back to you lol)

Thanks for reading! Let us know if you’ve read any of these, and if not, what was your favourite book you read in March!

Sincerely,

B ❤