Hello awesome creatures!
My dear friend Dora, from Berries & Books, nominated me for The Liebster Award, the award that helps you discover new blogs.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award.
- Answer 11 questions that they asked you.
- Come up with 11 questions of your own.
- Tag 11 bloggers and don’t forget to let them know.
1.What is your most anticipated read for 2019?
Probably Darkdawn, by the amazing, one-of-a-kind Jay Kristoff.
“A ruthless young assassin’s journey for revenge comes to a stunning end in the conclusion of this acclaimed epic fantasy trilogy.
The Republic of Itreya is in chaos. Mia Corvere has assassinated Cardinal Duomo and rumors of Consul Scaeva’s death ripple through the street of Godsgrave like wildfire. But buried beneath those same streets, deep in the ancient city’s bones, lies a secret that will change the Republic forever.
Mia and her brother Jonnen must journey through the depths of the ancient metropolis. Their quest will take them through the Godsgrave underdark, across the Sea of Swords, back to the library of the Quiet Mountain and the poisoned blades of Mia’s old mentors, and at last the fabled Crown of the Moon. There, Mia will at last discover the origins of the darkin, and learn the destiny that lies in store for her and her world. But with the three suns now in descent, and Truedark on the horizon, will she survive?”
Godsgrave ended ruining my very existence, so I do need to see how The Nevernight Chronicle is going to end.
Still, I can’t wait to read the fourth book in the ACOTAR series, as well as Crescent City, by Sarah J. Maas.
2.Which character would you want to be your sibling, why?
Going with my gut instinct, I think I’m going to pick Mor, from the ACOTAR series.
She knows how to party, she knows how to kick some a$$, she gives excellent advice and she’s willing to sacrifice everything for the people she loves.
That would make her a great big sister!
3. If you had the opportunity to have dinner with one author who would it be?
For years, I kept choosing J. K. Rowling. Still, I believe that it would be far more interesting to have dinner with Sarah J. Maas, Bree Barton and Natasha Ngan. These ladies BROKE MY HEART this past year and I do need to know if they’re going to torture me even further in the near future.
I NEED MY DARLINGS TO BE HAPPY! DO YOU HEAR ME?
4. Do you have a book you’ve been planning on reading but you haven’t gotten around it?
Yes, and that is my ARC of A Curse so Dark and Lonely, by Brigid Kemmerer. But I’m planning on starting it soon, because I can never have enough of Beauty and the Beast retellings!
“Fall in love, break the curse.
It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.
Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.
Break the curse, save the kingdom.
A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin. ”
5. What is one thing you’d change in the bookish community?
Probably the fact that we all tend to support solely the well-known popular authors, when there are rare, incredible gems hidden all around us. Like The Bloodless Crown, by Nikki Allegretti, the Dark Heralds duology, by Lynn S., or the Goblin Garden, by Christine Bottas.
BY THE WAY, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU PICK UP THESE BOOKS!
6. What’s the biggest struggle you faced with since you started blogging?
Aside from coming up with new content, the biggest struggle I’ve faced so far is to make my readers invest more on my own writing projects, like The Auras’ Chest and Project Geek, whose first rough drafts have been uploaded here for quite some time.
And that basically has to do with what I mentioned above; the fact that the majority of readers tends to read books solely from famous authors. Especially now that reading has become cool again.
7. What made you start blogging?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the average bookworm next door, yet my friends or classmates never shared the same passion with me. After I started working on my own stories, I felt like I needed a place where people like me, avid readers, would want to rant about books, authors and upcoming writing projects.
So, here I am, 1.5 year later.
FYI, I’VE BEEN BLOGGING SINCE 2006, STILL BACK THEN I WAS WRITING IN GREEK, AND IT WAS MORE LIKE A GENERAL, LIFESTYLE BLOG. IT’S BEEN ALMOST TWO YEARS THAT I HAVE A BLOG DEDICATED TO A SPECIFIC THEME AND I LOVE IT!
8. Top 5 books with red cover?
Oh my… This is going to be tough…
1. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES
2. ACE OF SHADES
3. HAUNTING PRINCE DRACULA
4. VAMPIRE ACADEMY
5. HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE
YES, YES, I KNOW I CHEATED A BIT… BUT WHAT CAN I DO? A GIRL CAN ONLY HAVE THAT MANY RED BOOKS.
9. What is the one book that surprised you the most?
I think I’m gonna go with Mirage, by Somaiya Daud, for this one, probably because I felt surprised by the fact that I loved a sci-fi novel so much!
It reminded me so much of Star Wars and I just couldn’t put it down!
A highly recommended book, dearies!
10. How do you organise your book shelves?
I have my favourites on the top shelves and then by genre.
THIS PIC WAS TAKEN LAST YEAR AND MY BOOKSHELVES ARE WAY MESSIER RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS WHY I DEFINITELY NEED TO REARRANGE MY BOOKCASES!
11. What is a book you would buy for your friend?
Definitely Furyborn, by Claire Legrand. This book is complex, unique and heartbreakingly beautiful, that I believe EVERYONE needs to read it!
And now that I answered Dora’s questions, let’s get to mine…
- Which is your Goodreads goal for 2019?
- Which are your top 5 books of 2018 and why?
- If you had to choose between reading your most anticipated release in 4 years from now or being spoiled but reading it tomorrow, what would you choose?
- If you could rewrite the ending of a book, which one would you choose and why?
- Which book disappointed you the most in 2018 and why?
- If you had to choose between spending a weekend with the villains of your latest read or spending the rest of your days seeking the heroes of your all-time-favourite novel, which would you choose and why?
- What are your blog goals for 2019?
- Which 2019 release do you wish you could read this Christmas?
- Kiss, Marry, Kill! From your latest read, which three characters would you choose?
- Name an author, a BookTuber and a BookBlogger you’d love to collaborate with in the future.
- Finally, if you decided to write your own book, which would be its title?
Thank you all for stepping by once again!
It means the world to me that you keep reading my blog and I want you to know that I most certainly do not take your presence here for granted!
Love you all, awesome nerds!
Till next time… Toodles! 😍