Fanfiction

Enemies to Lovers in Drarry Fanfiction

It’s no secret on this blog that I love Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy pairings (“Drarry,” for the uninitiated) in fanfiction. I found that Drarry was the pairing I read the most, by a large margin, in 2018. I think like it and certain other pairings because I have an unabashed love for the enemies-to-lovers… Continue reading Enemies to Lovers in Drarry Fanfiction

Book Tags

Fellowship of the Ring Book Tag

Neko Neha from BiblioNyan tagged me in the Fellowship of the Ring Book Tag, which was created by Nandini from Unputdownable books. Points to Note: Please pingback to Nandini’s original post. Feel free to use the banner from her post. Be as creative as you like while interpreting the prompts. Tag at least 3 people you… Continue reading Fellowship of the Ring Book Tag

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

Blanca y Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore | Book Review

Blanca & Roja, by Anna-Marie McLemore, retells two of my favorite fairy tales, Snow-White and Rose-Red and The Wild Swans, with two Latina girls and a non-binary prince. Blanca and Roja del Cisne are the next two girls in a long line of women who were born in their exact pair because of a blessing and curse from the swans who raised their great-great-great-grandmother. This was a blessing to the original bisabuela, but it has been a curse for every pair because….

Characters

Faerie Love Interests Created by Two Friends

When I started reading Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare, last month, I noticed that Clare wrote this in the dedication: “For Holly / Elven, he was.” Two years later, Holly Black wrote a similar dedication to Clare in The Cruel Prince: “For Cassandra Clare, who was finally lured into Faerieland.” These dedications place their books… Continue reading Faerie Love Interests Created by Two Friends

Graphic Novel · Review · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 by Stephenie Meyer | Book Review

It’s been years since I last reread Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, and I was a Twihard back then. I remember wanting to read and own the graphic novel adaptation, even though I believed it wouldn’t be as good as the novel, but I didn’t do either until this year. Young Kim adapted Twilight into a beautiful graphic novel that is pretty accurate to the original book. This review comes from the perspective of having read the novel it’s based on and not being such a Twihard anymore.

Children's Literature · Modern Fantasy · Review

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness | Book Review

Twelve-year-old Conor O’Malley must come to terms with his mother having terminal cancer and what that means for him. He’s an independent boy who has had to take a lot responsibility during his mother’s illness and after his father left them. He also has to deal with a strict grandmother and bullies at school. What sets all of this in motion is an old tree that hunts him down and forces him to face the truth through storytelling. The movie adaptation of A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness, convinced me to read the novel, and both are beautiful.

Nonfiction · Review

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah | Book Review

I watch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah frequently, so I’ve been interested in reading about his life for a while and I appreciate Trevor’s brand of comedy. I was mostly convinced to read Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood after I watched one of Trevor’s old stand-up comedy acts. It’s an amazing and hilarious read.

Fanfiction

A New Fandom? | Fanfiction Reading Challenge Check-in

Welcome to the first official check-in for the Fanfiction Reading Challenge! I’m not quite sure how I want to format these posts for the long-term, but for now, I will talk about my current interests and progress and then invite you to share how you’re doing. Let me know what you think would make these… Continue reading A New Fandom? | Fanfiction Reading Challenge Check-in

Book Tags

The Beloved Brother Award Goes to Johnny Olivera

For the first I Heart Characters prompt of 2019, I am going to write about a beloved sibling character. There are some truly great siblings in YA books, but one is a particularly great big brother. The fictional sibling I think deserves an award is Johnny Olivera from Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard. Girl… Continue reading The Beloved Brother Award Goes to Johnny Olivera