Friday, July 15, 2016

Feature & Follow #29: Favorite Character Archetype

Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. It is where we, book bloggers, can meet new people and gain followers as well!


This week's prompt:
What is(are) your favorite character archetype(s)?

I am very picky with characters, because they can sometimes make or break a book. My favorite character archetype, therefore, is someone who has a balanced emotional and rational intelligence. This may include a character who is independent, brave, smart, and who is not only capable of making rational decisions but is also capable of showing/feeling love and compassion.

(Note: This may also apply in real life. Haha.)

Of course, no character (and real life person) is perfect, but this balanced intelligence will guarantee  a character a spot in my "I like" list. :)


How about you folks?
What is/are your favorite character archetype/s?

Monday, July 11, 2016

Currently Reading: Life After Juliet

Title: Life After Juliet
Author: Shannon Lee Alexander
Publication Details: July 5th 2016 by Entangled Teen

Becca Hanson was never able to make sense of the real world. When her best friend Charlotte died, she gave up on it altogether. Fortunately, Becca can count on her books to escape—to other times, other places, other people...

Until she meets Max Herrera. He’s experienced loss, too, and his gorgeous, dark eyes see Becca the way no one else in school can.

As it turns out, kissing is a lot better in real life than on a page. But love and life are a lot more complicated in the real world...and happy endings aren't always guaranteed.

The companion novel to Love and Other Unknown Variables is an exploration of loss and regret, of kissing and love, and most importantly, a celebration of hope and discovering a life worth living again.

I've read Love and Other Unknown Variables(my review) by the same author, and liked it. What happened to the secondary characters of that novel intrigued me especially after that sad ending. Thus, I gave Life After Juliet a chance.

So far, it's okay. It's quite slow in the beginning but I still want to know how things will turn out for Becca, especially her character development.


That's all folks!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Book Hangover: How I Nurse Myself

We book nerds have already experienced a book hangover, and I am pretty sure that we will experience it over and over again (hello, TBR pile). You know, that feeling of longing that comes from finishing a book or a series. It doesn't matter if the book ended on a happy note, or in two or three buckets of tears, book hangover is real.

We each have our own ways of dealing with this hangover. And I want to share with you how I nurse myself back to "health" after the fateful book hangover...

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas: Book Review

Title: The Assassin's Blade
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5
Publication Details: March 4th 2014 by Bloomsbury Childrens
Link: Goodreads

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin's Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn's orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.