Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 15

Day Fifteen: Favorite male character

1109790_1407399642421_471_300Hello, Jamie from Outlander. Though the dude they cast in the Starz version is not how I pictured him in my head while reading the book, he’s still okay.

In the book, he’s mysterious, sexy, smoldering…Scottish. Plus he can wield a sword like nobody’s business. Did I ever think I would have another fictional ginger man crush since Ron Weasley? Nope, but Outlander pleasantly surprised me!

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Oh my, my answer to this is officially changed! I finished Poison Study a couple weeks ago and am totally enthralled with Valek. He’s handsome, and mysterious and totally intriguing. I want to read about him all the time and know what he’s doing and why he is the way he is. It’s kind of nice to have a male character peak my interest so much!

Kiesha

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Top Ten Tuesday: 11/11

TOP TEN

Top Ten Characters We Wish Would Get Their OWN Book

1. Peeta Mellark – I feel like seeing what he was thinking and feeling during the entire series, would be such a different perspective than Katniss. She volunteered in place of her sister, he was chosen. He’d had a crush on her for awhile and just had a different perspective to offer.

2. Hermione Granger – so many girls identify with her, I think a series or even just one book from her point of view would be a huge hit.

3. Primrose Everdeen – what did she go through while Katniss was away? What feelings did she grapple with?

4. Perry – the Under the Never Sky series would have been SO interesting coming from Perry’s point of view, with his family history and everything that went on between his brother, father and himself leading up to the books… a book like this should definitely be on Veronica Rossi’s to-do list.

5. Draco Malfoy – getting the story from one of the “villains” is always interesting, and I think HP from Draco’s point of view would be even more so than your average villain. He had a lot of pressure on him from his family and didn’t have anywhere near the same life or experiences that Harry did.

I know they’re all pretty prominent characters in the books themselves, but books from their point of views would be so AMAZING.

6. Hermione Granger – Okay, okay, I know Kiesha already said her, but I really identified with Hermione throughout the Harry Potter series. She is bookish, smart, and very frustrated with the boys in her life 90% of the time. I would have loved to understand her emotions and thought process throughout their various adventures.
7. Valek – Smart, cunning, and hilarious, there were definitely times during the Study series that I wished Valek was the MC rather than Yelena. Plus he’s so mysterious—I wanted to know what he was up to!

8. Anyone but Piper Kerman – Orange is the New Black was a great read (and an even better TV show), but honestly, it wasn’t that interesting to read about some sad, privileged white girl who ended up in prison for a year due to a mistake. I found most of her fellow inmates ten times more interesting, and was glad she at least covered some of their stories. That being said, I would have like more. Much, much more.

9. Jamie Fraser – Claire Randall is cool and all, but I think things would be been very interesting from Jamie’s point of view. Think about it: some crazy lady shows up, eventually tells him she has time traveled, talks about the future, etc. In the book, he’s like “okay, that’s cool” and moves on. I’m pretty sure most rational people would lose it…even just a little bit.

10. Ky  – Matched would have been about 10,000x more interesting if Ky had been the MC rather than Cassia. She’s kind of your typical useless, I’ve-been-privileged-my-whole-life-and-haven’t-questioned-the-system kind of MC, which can get really annoying after reading too many dystopian novels. Ky has an interesting, mysterious background and common sense. Whenever he was not around Cassia in the book, I was very annoyed that I had to deal with her alone. 

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Thirty Day Book Challenge: Day 3

Day Three: Your Favorite Series

I’m going to go with my second favorite series, because nothing holds a candle to my Harry Potter pedestal.

60510Ready? The Study Series by Maria V. Snyder. Poison Study is the first in the series, and according to Snyder’s Goodreads, she’s set to publish a fourth.

Yelena is about to be executed for murder, when she’s offered another choice: become a food taster for the Commander of Ixia. She’s trained to detect various poisons, and to be on the safe side (and make sure she doesn’t escape), Valek, the Chief of Security, doses her with Butterfly’s Dust—if she doesn’t take the daily antidote, she’ll suffer a painful death. While she deals with this particular predicament, other issues mount, including rebel forces and magical powers.

It’s full of action, magic, poison, kick ass heroines, steamy sexual tension and more. The characters and world are well developed, and I really enjoyed the plot. 5/5 on Goodreads.

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11594257I’m copying Lauren and posting my second favorite as well, Harry Potter holds first place forever!

Even though the last book was pretty disappointing, I’m going to have to go with the Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi.

Aria has lived her entire life in a protected dome called Reverie, but when her mother goes missing she knows she must venture outside to try and find her. She meets a “wild” who is also looking for someone and realizes he is probably her only chance at staying alive.

I  love the relationships, the writing, the setting, everything about the entire series. I really wish Rossi hadn’t ended it the way she did or even at all, but don’t let my disappointment in the final book deter you – READ THESE. 5/5 on Goodreads except the last one which still got 4/5.

Kiesha