#T5W: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy in Other Media

Happy Wednesday, bookworms! The topic today for Top 5 Wednesday is Favourite Science Fiction and Fantasy in media other than books. In the past couple of years, I’ve been reading more than watching movies, Tv shows or playing games, however I still do have some favourites of which some I’ve revisited or plan to revisit soon. You ready?

💖 Diablo II and III ~ most favourite fantasy games that I have ever played. I remember that I was over the moon happy when I managed to win a key for the beta game of Diablo III and my best friend and I played that on repeat with all the characters over and over until it officially came out. It was the first ever game that I bought as well, so yeah!

💖 Twilight ~ one of my favourite movies and I am not ashamed to admit it (maybe a little). It was the movie that introduced me to the books which in turn introduced me to ya fantasy reads.

💖 Supernatural TV show ~ I loved this TV show, I think I watched it up to season 8, but I am actually watching it again from scratch. It will be a forever favourite. I cannot say how much I crushed on Dean (and still do)!

💖 Game of Thrones Tv Show ~ Do I even need to say why? I love this show, it’s amazing!!

💖 Sailor Moon anime & manga ~ Both the anime version and the manga are extremely dear to my heart. I grew up watching it, however as an adult I came to appreciate a lot more the series and see beyond the magical girl!

What are your favourites? As you can tell, not a huge fan of Sci-fi! 😀

November TBR and Mid-November Check-In

Hi guys! It seems to that I am trying to catch-up with things, but I am finally updating you on what I have planned to read this November, but since it is already mid-November I thought it would be a good idea to also update you with where I am with my reading progress as well. I have managed, so far, not to derail and only to read from this list. I kept it a lot shorter, although the books are a lot thicker, and I am still struggling with time as I am working on my Doctorate application so… Like I shouldn’t even be doing this right now, but procrastinating like a boss!

*Does anyone know where I can buy some more time? There aren’t enough hours in the day!*

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These amazing hardbacks were featured in the Fairyloot boxes across different months. Aren’t they beautiful?

I am happy to say that I have already read Caraval by Stephenie Garber. I really liked this book, I gave it ⭐⭐⭐⭐. Although it was slow to start, it definitely delivered. I am really looking forward to read Legendary. I am now reading Wicked like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic. This has a similar pacing with a slow burn beginning, but once things pick up they do. I am anticipating this will be another 4 star read, but since I have not finished reading it yet…

I am then thinking of reading either Six of Crows or Percy Jackson. I haven’t yet decided, but I do need a change of pace before jumping into Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett. I have a few more books which are slow-burners in the background that I am hoping to read here and there, but not even I know how much time I will have.

What are you guys reading this month? Do you like whimsical, magical books, or do you prefer fast-paced novels?

In December I am planning to read cute novels, preferably with a Christmas or romantic theme, do you have any recommendations?

Xoxo

Jane.

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Finally, my Booktube-a-thon update!

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I’ve had such a crazy time last week trying to juggle working full time, doing the Book-tube-a-thon, and going away Friday to Sunday for a Hen party, and just now I found the time to sit down and write this. I am so behind schedule with a lot of things, so I am hoping that this weekend I can spend it in a more productive manner!

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From my Booktube-a-Thon list there were some challenges that I managed to do, some I didn’t. I did read 7 books, however I didn’t get the chance to read outside as the weather was horrendous in the UK. I also went away for the weekend for a hen party with only my kindle, so I managed to read 3 books during that time (Don’t know how, I swear!).

The 2017 Reading Challenges & my choices:
1/ Read a book with a person on the cover – The Secret Circle by L.J.Smith✅
2/ Read a hyped book – Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon ❌
3/ Finish a book in one day – Vampire Academy graphic novel by Richelle Mead and Emma Vieceli ✅
4/ Read about a character that is very different from you – I am number four by Pitacus Lore ❌
5/ Finish a book completely outdoors – Realm of Mindweavers- Book One: Tales of Golmeira by Marianne Ratcliffe ❌
6/ Read a book you bought because of the cover – Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick ✅
7/ Read seven books – The summoning by Kelley Armstrong ✅

  • Instead of the three books that I did not get a chance to read, I read the King trilogy by  Mimi Jean Pamfiloff.

I wish I would’ve managed to do it all, do the Instagram challenges and all of that, but I am quite pleased that I have managed to read 7 books in 7 days against all odds! I suppose that at the end of the day I must be happy that I have accomplished that.

How did your Booktub-a-thon go? How many books did you manage to read?

XOXO 💋

Jane.

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The frozen witch by Odette C. Bell (book review)

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Lilly White opens a strange box which puts her into the path of the God of Revenge himself because the box is not an usual box…

I picked up this book firstly because it has a pretty-pretty cover, and secondly because it features witches. The frozen witch starts with a really good premise when Lilly gets herself in trouble by touching a box owned by the Gof of Revenge and it awakens powers inside of her. In order to pay for her sins now, Lily much work for Vali and bring in other sinners in order to become free again. The story is fast-paced, full of adventures, and although I loved it to bits and read it in one sitting, it feels like sometimes it lacked further development and became too rush in the quest to having things happening sooner rather than later and therefore the plot had to suffer in places. The descriptions were spot on which enabled the reader to immerse into the world. SONY DSC

In terms of characters, sometimes Lilly proved to be quite annoying, especially when she was – quite often – a quivering mess in the presence of brooding Vali. I gather that he is THE Alpha male, full of sex appeal, and manliness, and god-ness (sic!), but surely she could contain herself. The plot however, it was not in Lilly’s favour as she was mainly told to do things and expect to do or die without being explained why and how to do things! She was given a magic gun and wasn’t even told how to use it. Other characters that were supposed to support and guide her more often than not gave half the information she needed in order to achieve her goals. I was quite proud of her for managing to achieve things despite these issues.

Lilly’s relationship with Vali  is obviously strained throughout the story, partly due to her own faults, and partly to the fact that Vali seems to have two alternating personalities, however there is a flicker of romance between the two. Personally I would’ve liked to see more positive interaction between them two which would’ve made the story much better.

Overall I liked the read! I actually gulped it down, then moved to the next book, devoured that one too before finishing book thee as well. happy-jelloFlaws and all, this entire series kept me wanting more, and more.

Book four just got out in February so I am looking forward to see what happens next!

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