The Nope Book Tag

Header - FionaHey dolls! Another Monday, another book tag! Today, I decided to do the Nope Book Tag! I was tagged for this one by the amazing Shane from The Blue Green Reader. My hidden pessimistic self is incredibly excited to answer these questions! Please don’t be offended by any of my answers. We all have wonderfully diverse taste in books, so even if I have a negative opinion of certain book aspects, I hope you’ll still keep an open mind!

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Quite the Quote | So Long As There Are Heroes In the World …

Fiona's HeaderQuite the Quote is a weekly meme created here, at Another Book in the Wall, where I share some of my favorite quotes from literature!  I will also include a short reflection about it as well.  If you would like to join me in this meme, feel free to do so!  Just link back to me in your post, so I can easily see your quotes!


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Weekly Wrap-Up | July 9

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Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a lovely day! Weekly Wrap Up is a meme where I write a quick recap about my blog and reading life in the past week, or two weeks, in this case! I will also include a few short goals for the upcoming week, and might ramble about anything else! If you have a Sunday post like this, please leave a comment.  I’d love to check it out!

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Bookish Academy Awards Tag

Header - FionaHi lovelies! Guess who is 4 months late for this tag? Not me, that’s for sure. I remember being ecstatic that the amazing Merline tagged me for this one all those months ago … Somehow I wound up losing this tag in my phone somewhere, but figured I should still provide my answers! Better late than never, right! I have a feeling it’ll be quite the challenge to narrow down my choices for these categories!

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Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff | One Fizzy Action-Packed Adventure

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“Your scars tell who you are. Your skin is the page, and your scars are the ink, telling the story of your life. And your scars make you beautiful.”

TEST SynopsisOn a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.

Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it.

But when Eve discovers the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic conscience, Cricket, in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, infiltrate towering megacities and scour the graveyard of humanity’s greatest folly to save the ones Eve loves, and learn the dark secrets of her past.

Even if those secrets were better off staying buried.

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Let’s Talk About … Family Values in YA

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Hey dolls! I’ve been reading several contemporaries recently, and in doing so, realized how much I miss families being present in books. It’s near impossible to find a YA novel nowadays that doesn’t kill off parents or make them irrelevant towards the plot. In the very few novels where they are present, I can’t help but feel that they aren’t represented in the best light. There are a many novels that focus on teenagers dealing with parents who are abusive, alcoholics, or neglectful, but what ever happened to the books that didn’t have parents be a central issue? Sure, these conflicts are inevitably resolved in some way or another by the end of story, but why did it have to be a problem in the first place? Are wholesome families where the parents and children have wonderful relationships simply nonexistent? All I’m asking for is a novel where the protagonist has a supporting family, who helps them deal with other external conflicts.

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Quite the Quote | Such a Constellation Was He to Me

Fiona's HeaderQuite the Quote is a weekly meme created here, at Another Book in the Wall, where I share some of my favorite quotes from literature!  I will also include a short reflection about it as well.  If you would like to join me in this meme, feel free to do so!  Just link back to me in your post, so I can easily see your quotes!


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Blogger Questions #11 | Do You Read Book Reviews For Sequels?

Blogger QuestionsHey dolls! For those of you in the United States, Happy Independence Day! I hope you all have a lovely holiday! I have a suspicion that July will be a month of sequel-reading for me. I’m planning on finally reading Tower of DawnI’ve been procrastinating reading this one for far too long! – and am hoping to make some progress with the Seven Realms and An Ember in the Ashes series. With so many reviews for books that are sequels appearing, I’ve began to wonder if individuals read these reviews if they haven’t read the first book.

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