Saturday, September 26, 2015

Review: A History of Glitter and Blood

Title: A History of Glitter and Blood
Author: Hannah Moskowitz
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: August 18th, 2015!
*eARC kindly provided by Chronicle Books via NetGalley*

From Goodreads...
Sixteen-year-old Beckan and her friends are the only fairies brave enough to stay in Ferrum when war breaks out. Now there is tension between the immortal fairies, the subterranean gnomes, and the mysterious tightropers who arrived to liberate the fairies.

But when Beckan's clan is forced to venture into the gnome underworld to survive, they find themselves tentatively forming unlikely friendships and making sacrifices they couldn't have imagined. As danger mounts, Beckan finds herself caught between her loyalty to her friends, her desire for peace, and a love she never expected. 

This stunning, lyrical fantasy is a powerful exploration of what makes a family, what justifies a war, and what it means to truly love.


My Review!
It’s been a LONG time since I finished this book, and I still don’t know what to think of it. On the one hand, it was incredibly unique, in the way that it was written and in the way that the story was narrated. On the other hand, I’m not so sure it was for ME. Let me try explain my thoughts on this book when I'm STILL unsure of them. Haha. But I did have a lot of FEELINGS while reading, that's for sure.

As I’ve said, it had a very different narration. A narration that is going to make it hard for readers to follow along with (I think a physical book would have been a better way to read this). But I did enjoy it, even if it wasn’t easy to figure out what was actually going on sometimes. And because of this narration, the world-building is sort of lacking, and I wanted more descriptions and background. It left much to be desired, and I scrambled to figure out what was happening and why. The narrator was unreliable, and so I’m not even sure how much of what happened in this book ACTUALLY happened. And I could swear the story was going in a different direction than what it did. Not that I didn’t love the ending, because I did, but because I was sure that it would end differently.

Oh man, it’s hard to even talk about this book and its characters. I loved them, and how their relationships with each other were integral to their growth. Beckan was a force to be reckoned, someone who just wanted to keep her family together, someone who had different ideals than her people. She had a tightknit group of friends who had each other’s backs through anything. Add in a few other characters who make them question themselves and what it means to love. And all of them are forced to face different changes in here, in themselves and with each other. The world-building was lacking (intentionally, I imagine), but the character development most definitely was NOT.

This was a really fast-paced story, and short, but a lot happened during that time. Even with so few pages, there was still an impactful emotional quality about it. I almost cried a few times, because the writing was so wonderful, and the stakes were high. I’m just. I’m just not sure what I read. I don’t get it, not fully. There were so many parts of it that were confusing, but probably more so BECAUSE of the narration. But again, I loved the unreliableness of it and how the story was unraveled. A History of Glitter and Blood is something special, guys. Even if it’s not your type of book, please at least try it. It was so diverse, so unique, so engrossing. I was enchanted from the first page.

RATING:
   

Friday, September 25, 2015

That Time I Finally Discussed Fangirl with Amber

So back in June, if you remember, I posted a 3-person discussion on Throne of Glass. I loved having a conversation with two of my best bloggy friends about a book and then sharing it with everyone. It was so much fun and I'd been wanting to do something like this again. And an opportunity came when Amber and I both realized we were going to be reading Fangirl this summer. So we both read it, but we just FINALLY got around to discussing it this past weekend, and we're sharing our thoughts with y'all today!


BUT. Here's the thing. I don't have the whole discussion on here. Because it was 8 pages long (and that was after we cut it down), we decided to each take half of the conversation and post it on our blogs. So, if you want to read the whole thing, you're gonna have to do a little blog hopping. I PROMISE IT WON'T BE HARD. And I'm sorry to tell you that this is PART 2 of the discussion! So if you want to read the first part before this one, then I suggest heading on over to YA Indulgences for that. :D (I know, we're just awful people, aren't we?)

*****

A little context: we had just finished talking about how we felt like the book had so many missed opportunities with plot and romance, so Amber suggested we take a look at the positive(s). And here's what happened. 

AMBER: On the brightside? Maybe we should talk about bright sides?


MEEEEE: Ooh, best brightside? REAGAN!!!


AMBER: YES. REAGAN WAS SO AWESOME. Even when she said some kind of annoying, irritating, kind of grating things, she was such a bright side.


MEEEEE: Reagan was my girl. I know she was a little rough around the edges, and she was hard to like at times, but I still loved her character. And of course she was the TOTAL OPPOSITE of Cath. Just like Wren. (Of course) It’s like the two women were made out to be these outgoing, really social people so that we could see how Cath just did not fit in with them. BUT I will say this: Wren did kinda suck for making Cath feel so bad about things and for just leaving her sister behind. Like I get you want to explore and shit, but she’s your TWIN SISTER. Does that mean nothing? I think Wren needed her little rebellion to realize how good she had it later. A sister who knew who so well, and who accepted her for her. And a dad who was just pretty freaking cool.


AMBER: We could be here all day on about how Wren and Reagan are Cath’s opposites and how interesting it is that they’re more “wild” than Cath is and how it’s seen as bad or whatever.  I don’t think Wren was even really trying to rebel, I think she just wanted out on her own, which is fine. I was thinking or hoping they would have made Wren’s reason for distancing herself from Cath be for a different reason than her reason. Wren did annoy me from time to time, but heck, Cath annoyed me a ton more than that.


MEEEEE: What was her reason again? That she wanted distance and to strike out on her own, right? I can understand that, given who Wren is. She annoyed me A LOT, actually, probably because I could see how hurt and miserable Cath was without her sister.


AMBER: Yeah, I think that was her reason. It pissed me off how Wren basically cut Cath off completely, like come on. Why would you do that? No, they didn’t have to live together and hang out every single minute and have all the same classes/friends/schedule, but there was no reason for Wren to cut Cath off so much.


MEEEEE: Oh no, definitely not! It’s not like Cath would have held her back. She just wanted to be with her sister sometimes. I didn’t find that to be unreasonable, especially since they’re twins who have shared a room their whole lives. They’re very close, even when they’re fighting and separated.


AMBER: Well, I wouldn’t have said they were ‘very’ close even when they were fighting because there was a long while that they didn’t even talk to each other. Well, close in the sense that, even after the fighting, they’d still have each other and they’d still BE there for each other. Oh okay, gotcha, that makes sense, definitely. It makes sense how close they were though given their family background with their dad’s mental illness and their mom leaving.


MEEEEE: That kind of background pushed them together more easily.


AMBER: For sure.


MEEEEE: What haven’t we covered yet? I feel like there is not much more to the book than the characters, their relationships, and the fanfiction.


AMBER: Hmm. . . Yeah. Oh, there’s the small fact that Levi was Reagan’s ex. Which is, weird.


MEEEEE: Yeah, that was weird, but I didn’t think it was THAT big of a deal. They’d been broken up for awhile, and they stayed best friends. Of course they’d start going out with new people. I did like how Reagan and Cath TALKED about it instead of just ignoring the issue.


AMBER: For sure, I definitely loved that they had talks about Reagan and Levi’s past and Levi being with Cath, that was realistic. What do we think of Levi exactly?


MEEEEE: Um, I liked him, but I didn’t love him. I didn’t really feel like we got to know him enough, and there was that whole him pushing Cath away because, what, he didn’t want a relationship? What was his reason again for lying about Cath and his kiss meaning nothing?


AMBER: Oh god, that whole lying thing was so freaking weird and unnecessary. Like…I still don’t understand the purpose. It was weird.


MEEEEE: Like it didn’t really FIT Levi’s character, to lie about it. And then afterward, he just ignored it and acted like nothing was wrong? Ugh.


AMBER: Maybe he thought she wasn’t into him, didn’t want to kiss him...some other strange reason that doesn’t fit the freaking book or anything. This is really bothering me, I want to find out now.


MEEEEE: I don’t know. I didn’t fall in love with Levi, or this story, or Cath. I just ended up not totally caring about anything. It was NOT what I’d been expecting.


AMBER: Not at all, given the praise for this book, I was expecting a true to life, awesome, amazing college bound story and instead what I got was a girl who’s obsessed with a book series, writes fanfiction, has a sort of broken home life, a neglectful sister and oh yeah, she’s anxiety prone. And quiet. And very not wild.


I didn’t fall in love with Levi either, I mean, I liked him, but he kind of reminded me of Cricket from, you know the book ;) HEY NOW DON’T BRING MY SOULMATE (Holly first said Cricket then changed it to soulmate, not surprised [HOW DARE YOU]) INTO THIS and I blame it on Cath’s description she used.


MEEEEE: I mean, just like, NOTHING HAPPENED IN THIS BOOK. (Like whatever happened with Cath and her mom? Whatever happened with that?) I was super bored and Cath was making me mad and Levi wasn’t involved as much as a love interest should be and BLAHBLAHBLAH.


AMBER: Cath’s constant ‘OMG, LEVI’S SO MUCH MORE OLDER AND EXPERIENCED AND BLAH BLAH BLAH, EVERYTHING ELSE THAN ME, WHY WOULD HE WANT ME?” was annoying. I totally understand that people feel that way sometimes when it comes to first getting into a relationship with someone (or even later), but it didn’t mean it wasn’t such a turn-off for Cath. For me as a reader.


MEEEEE: Oh yeah, THAT was annoying. Like I totally get insecurity. Hell, I’d probably say the same things. But when it’s a constant inner dialogue, then it becomes WAY too much.


AMBER: Exactly, it was constant and that’s what the problem was, and again, I don’t have any problems with that, I’m the same way, but...it just seemed excessive. It WAS excessive, and I feel like it was just another way for the author to show how anxiety-filled Cath was about everything.
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AMBER: I did discover that there were parallels between the weaved in Simon Snow fanfiction (at the beginning of chapters) and the forthcoming chapter. So plus for Rowell. OH REALLY PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME BECAUSE I FOUND THEM TO BE UTTERLY USELESS. How do you want me to do this? I could just make a list of the ones that stick out most? Go ahead.

AMBER: Okay
“There was a boy in her room” / “There was a boy in Simon’s room.
Ch. 3, Cath talks about Reagan being her roommate / “But, sir,” Simon pushed, “do I have to be his roommate every year, every year until we leave Watford?” “Being matched with your roommate is a sacred tradition” blah blah, it reminded me of Wren and Reagan in the sense.


MEEEEE: Oh wow, those are GREAT parallels. /sarcasm. I’m sorry, but I still think they weren’t needed. They kept taking me OUT of the story.


AMBER: Hahaha, there were more parallels, there was like one with Cath and Levi first dating, Wren and Cath fighting, Cath and Nick stuff, etc., I didn’t think they were necessary, but they were interesting. This brings one question to mind though. . .*waits for you to ask*


MEEEEE: WHAT


AMBER: Are you going to be reading Carry On?


MEEEEE: lololol no


AMBER: Should anyone read this book? NO PRESSURE ON YOUR ANSWER OR ANYTHING. God knows we’re probably the last two to ever read it.


MEEEEE: Well, I mean, so many people LOVE it. I feel like we’re the black sheep. So I wouldn’t not recommend it.


AMBER: Good answer.

*****

Well, I hope that was fairly easy to read and follow along with! And of course, I hope you had fun reading mine and Amber's thoughts on Fangirl. But I want to know YOUR thoughts! So many people loved this one, and we're basically black sheep (baaaaa baaaaa), so I want to know if anyone else will be joining us in the Pen of Disappointment. LET'S DISCUSS! :D

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Reading Slump of Epic Proportions

September is being a bitch to me. I've gone 23 days without finishing a SINGLE book, and that doesn't even count the one attempt I've made at reading. One. Attempt. What the hell is wrong with me? This has never happened before. I've never gone this many days without reading. I've never gone this many days without WANTING to read. My desire has been non-existent, and just wtf is a booknerd to do when they can't seem to find the energy to pick up their kindle or a physical copy and just escape reality? I'm truly perplexed right now, so I've been examining reasons why this is happening, and I've got a list. And I'm hoping that, by doing this, I'll be able to figure out ways to combat this feeling of I want to read but I actually don't. <--Isn't this just the worst? Ugh.

#1. I've been sick. Since the middle of August, I've been dealing with major health problems, and I even had surgery the first week of September (which was also my first week of fall classes, so that was a real fucking joy). And since then, I've been recovering. But it's taking me a long time, and I won't even have a post-surgery checkup until the middle of October. So yeah, that's awesome. And you would think that by not doing much, I'd have the time to read. Well, that's not true for me. When I'm sick, I don't want to do ANYTHING. All I want to do is lie around, sleep, and watch movies/TV. So because of that, I will spend a week binge-watching Friday Night Lights (yes, I totally did do that), but I won't pick up a single book. And I haaate it.

#2. I've been incredibly stressed out. Because of the health problems, and my car deciding to break down again, and classes, I have had SO MUCH going on. So much so, I spent days trying to figure out what to do about the semester. I stressed out over a big decision. I asked myself if I should continue with 5 classes and get graduation over with in December or if I should reduce my workload and push it back until May. In the end, and with my mom's advice and help, I decided to drop 2 classes and just finish out the spring semester online (so now I have a May graduation date). Honestly, I was pretty upset about having to do that because I literally only needed 5 more classes to graduate, and I told everyone I was going to be done by the end of 2015. But since then I've come to realize that this was the best choice I could have made. With everything going on, and with how this summer went, for my own sanity, I needed a smaller workload.

#3. I've been telling myself I can't read another book until I catch up on reviews. Are you surprised by this? Because I was. I've always procrastinated in writing reviews, but this summer was AWFUL. I pushed back so many reviews that I had books I read in June that still needed one. Why the hell did I do this to myself? My past self is on my shit list right now. And since then, I've just pushed off reading anymore books because I didn't want to add more stress on myself. Why add ANOTHER review to my list? Why read another book when I don't have the energy for it anyway so I can just make it even harder for myself to write reviews? So yeah, I've been making myself wait, and it's actually been going well. I'm down to 6 reviews, 2 of which are already half-finished. I'm getting there!

Oh wow, this post got negative really fast. I am sorry! I promise I'm feeling more positive and optimistic about everything now. But it was a hard few weeks there, and without books, I felt lost and just OFF. And I could still use some advice! So, here's my question for you: How do you deal with reading slumps? Do you push through it, make yourself read? Or do you take a break and just let that love for reading come back on its own? Nothing has really been working for me obviously, and I could use a different method. Or maybe I should just push myself to review those last few books. Maybe after that, I won't be so stressed or overwhelmed with reading anymore.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

(37) Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

I don't know why I'm doing this, since my reading has been incredibly slow right now. I'm talking slow as in I haven't finished a single book since September started. But since I'm becoming more interested in reading again, I wanted to make a TBR. I actually feel really confident that I'll read them all by the time the season ends. These are books I've been wanting to either read or reread for AGES, and I *hope* I get to them all. 

A Series Reread
I've been wanting to reread these books since the summer, but I never had time for them. But now, now I'm MAKING time. Because I miss these characters, and I want a refresher before TRK (and yes, I know I could wait until February, but I don't want to).

For the Halloween Theme
I've always tried to read some scary books during October, but I suck at actually going through with it. And it's not because I scare easily; it's because horror doesn't ever do anything for me. For some reason, YA books are never creepy enough. But I'm hoping These Shallow Graves will change that, and I'm adding Girl of Nightmares into this because I really want to finish this duology. Also adding in The Dead House because I've heard it's amazing and so scary!

A Must Read
My amazing and wonderful friend Mary let me borrow this, and I want to get it back to her within a timely manner. I also want to get to it asap because it sounds SO GOOD and I haven't read a YA contemporary in awhile.

#TLCReadalong
Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress will all be rereads. But I still haven't read Fairest, and of course, I'm eagerly waiting for Winter to release. I love, love, love this series and I cannot wait to finish it! 

*****

Whoops, this is a *little* over 10 books, BUT at least half of them are actually rereads, so they don't really count. I also truly want to read ALL of them! I haven't been able to say that in so long, because I stressed myself out over the summer with ARCs and me not reading enough to balance everything. So right now I'm taking it slow, reading what *I* want without taking release dates into account. And it's going to be wonderful.

What books are YOU planning on reading this fall? Do you think you'll actually read them all? Let's chat! :)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

They Say I'm Evil and That Makes Me Glad

In August, I was invited to participate in a really fun promotion for Marie Lu's The Young Elites series. If you guys haven't read TYE, you must! It's AWESOME. And I'm sure you've already seen some posts around talking about villain squads, and so I'm here today with my very own!! :D But I'm not going to tell you MY superpower because it's a secret. *mimes zipping lips*

Hell, who needs men? Give me the badass ladies who can take care of themselves. THEY are who I want on my supervillain squad. These women, these are the ones who aren't afraid of anything and who will do whatever it takes to win. #MyBadBloodSquad

Queen Levana
The Lunar can glamour herself, is not afraid of going after what she wants, and has no problem with collateral damage. She'd plow through anyone standing in her way, and you know, I've heard she's INSANE. She'd be a great asset, until she turns on us, so we'd better have our eye on her.

Ursula
This sassy, purple sea witch would be a fantastic ally in the water. Those poor, unfortunate souls would never be able to escape land. She'd gobble them up and then spit them back out. She'd use her manipulative skills to turn people over, make them deals they'll never be able to resist. And then she'd use their souls for her own nefarious purposes.

Maleficent
I dare anyone to say she's not the baddest of the bad of the Disney villains. I mean, hell, she cursed a baby because she wasn't invited to a party. She has a temper, and couple that with the fact that she can turn into a dragon, and you have one hell of a powerful witch on your side. And someone who loves being evil, and who will never be redeemed because she's all about cursing people.

Lilith (Circle Trilogy)
This bitch is already planning on destroying the world, so we know she'll do whatever it takes to make it happen. She has absolutely no conscience, no sense of right, and she's a vampire who's been alive for thousands of years. She's immortal and can only be killed a few ways. She's going to be hard to conquer, and while you're trying to do just that, she'll be ripping out your heart and throat and throwing a drinking party over your dead corpse.

The Commandant
We need a human on our side, someone who has no special powers but is super scary on her own. This woman is a monster. She is pure evil genius and pure concrete. She knows how to torture, how to lead, and how to keep people in line. She's ruthless.

Ravenna (Evil Queen)
I've only seen this movie once, but I remember how absolutely crazy this queen was (way to go, Charlize Theron). I hated the movie because Kristen Stewart totally ruined it for me, but I LOVED Charlize’s character. She was truly something. Something wicked, and she was all about that vanity. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most insane of us all?

*****

If I were planning on destroying the world, these are the supervillains I would want on my team! But of course, I'm not actually going to do that. I promise. :D Anyway! Thanks to the people at Penguin, I have a giveaway to share with y'all! One lucky winner will receive an ARC of the second book, The Rose Society!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Blog Tour and Excerpt: Steam by Stacey Rourke


Title: Steam (The Legends Saga, #3) 
Author: Stacey Rourke
Publication Date: September 14th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal

Synopsis:
Time passes, sins forgotten.

The bodies of the victims long since rotten.
Trapped within the essence of the Headless Horseman by the guilt of slaughtering her best friend, Ireland Crane follows the father of science fiction, HG Wells, in search of freedom from the curse that binds her. Instead, she discovers even he has a hidden agenda. A dark, relentless passion to be reunited with the woman he loves has driven him to manipulate time and a murderous Horseman.

Yet heed my warning, as the Raven flies,
The Hessian will come … and you will die.


All that prevents Ireland from abandoning Wells’ twisted pursuit, or introducing him to her sword, are the undead witches haunting her. Begging for freedom from a vile succubus, the ghoulish coven leads Ireland and her crew on a journey through Salem’s sordid past. There, they learn there is more to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s history than a scarlet letter, and the secret they’ve uncovered seeks to destroy them all.


Purchase:
It's only 99 cents right now, go go go! :D

*****

Excerpt!
A motion behind her spun Ireland around. Flipping her sword over the back of her hand, she seized it in an overhand grip. Anticipating a ferocious assault, she was dumbstruck to find the exotic-looking specter with a lion’s mane of unruly hair bowing her head and dropping to one knee. One by one the others mirrored the act, humbling themselves before her.
Only you can send us home to the Summerland, they avowed.
Ireland dropped her weapons to her sides, the art of language escaping her. “Pardon my inability to find a more eloquent way to ask this. But … huh?”
We will guide you, use the powers granted to us by Mother Earth to help you. The unison of their chant echoed off the walls of Ireland’s mind, causing a spastic twitch behind her right eye. All we ask in return is that when this is all over you will grant us the mercy of death.
 “How do I grant you death when it seems you’ve mastered that particular state of being?”
Our spirits have died, our bodies are being forced to linger. For centuries an abhorrent succubus has kept us alive only for her sustenance. Their heads tipped up, foggy gray eyes pleading with her. Come to the island of Roanoke. Rid our bodies of their last shred of life so that we may finally find peace.
Flipping her weapons over her middle fingers, Ireland returned them to their holsters. “Fortunately for you all, I have the reputation for being the harbinger of death. Never before has that been considered a pleasing attribute. That said, Roanoke was on my itinerary, which I’m sure you already knew. When I get there, I will happily go all Daryl Dixon on your flailing corpses … under one condition. What you did to my witch on the train could’ve killed her—”
She is not a witch, she is—
Cocking her head, Ireland raised one finger. “Lips moving. Still talking.”
Obediently, they lapsed into silence.
She paused a pointed beat before continuing, “If any of you harm one of mine—be they living or dead—again, I’ll keep you alive as long as I live just to make you regret the day you crossed me.” Cobalt lips curled into a villainous smile. “Is that in any way unclear?”

*****

AUTHOR BIO:
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013

Stacey Rourke lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction  and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. Mark your calendars! Her latest literary adventure, Crane, will release May 26, 2014. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this thrilling Legends Saga, as well as other literary projects.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Dragon Obsessed and Needing Recs

This past weekend I FINALLY watched How to Train Your Dragon 1 and 2, and I fell in love with Hiccup, Toothless, the gang, and the whole production. I had to immediately re-watch the movies, and the best part? I never got bored the second time! Too many times with movies I watch them and then that’s it. I don’t even have a good attention span for them anymore. But there is something so wonderfully magical about these movies and the characters. Hiccup is this sorry excuse of a Viking, the one person who can’t fucking kill a dragon even though it’s all he’s been taught and it’s his heritage and BLAHBLAHBLAH. He befriends a dragon HE SHOT DOWN BTW and together, they become a team. Together, they push the past aside and find a future for the people of Berk to be able to live alongside dragons. THEY CHANGE EVERYTHING JUST BY ACCEPTING WHO EACH OTHER IS.

There were actual tears from me during HTTYD2 moments. (If you’ve watched them, you probably know the scenes). “Go away Toothless.” SOBBING WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING HICCUP WHY ARE YOU BEING SO RUDE AND MEAN AND OMGGGG WHY AM I CRYING RIGHT NOW THIS SHOULDN’T MAKE ME SO SAD IT’S A FUCKING ANIMATED MOVIE FOR GOD’S SAKES. These two will do anything for each other. They build each other up, and turn their weaknesses into strengths. And they will always, always have and accept each other. They turned me into a freaking puddle.

HICCUP AND TOOTHLESS ARE OTP. I mean, JUST LOOK AT THIS.

And here is another for your enjoyment.

Oh, and this one too.

GUYS, THE FEELS WITH THESE TWO. ASDFJKL; WHY ARE THEY SO ADORABLY CUTE AND EVERYTHING.
This seriously hurts so much. MY HEART.

And oh, I also have to mention the total badassness of Astrid. Hey here’s a heroine who will kick your ass at the same time she’ll save it. And the other characters? All make for such a fun cast + Hiccup actually has an arc that you will LOVE. He goes from this wimpy character who makes a shit ton of mistakes to someone who can be called a hero. Someone who won’t turn away from the hard stuff and who will adapt to situations as they are handed to him (aka he loses something valuable and in #2 has to work with that change). And also his adorable relationship with Astrid is adorable.

“You have the heart of a chief and the soul of a dragon.” <--One of my favorite quotes from HTTYD2. I want to be a dragonrider too. I want my own Toothless. That’s all I want in life now.  *sobs* because I am not one. Life isn’t fair, you guys. But you know what the next best thing is? Reading a book with dragons in it. Except, I have a problem. I have NO IDEA what book even has dragons in it. I feel like I probably KNOW some of them, but my mind is drawing up a blank. I do have Talon by Julie Kagawa on my shelf but I’ve heard such bad things about it that it makes me hesitant to read it.

So, here’s where YOU come in! Give me your best dragon book recommendations! These are one of my fave mythical creatures and I’m kinda obsessed with them right now and I need to read a book that will give me the same feels as How to Train Your Dragon did. I don’t know if it’s possible, but hey, this is why I need YOU!! H E L P M E. :D