Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

5/5 Stars 
Published by Henry Holt and Company
Published September 29th, 2015

Synopsis: Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price - and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone ...

A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. 

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction - if they don't kill each other first.

Ladies and gents, Leigh Bardugo has done it again - another stellar story! From the moment I opened this book I was captivated and intrigued by this intricately developed world. There is nothing better than the feeling of falling in love all over again with a story book world and that's exactly the feeling I had when reading Six of Crows! After falling deeply in love with the characters from the Grisha trilogy, I didn't think Leigh would be able to out do herself, but she did. Not only is this a brilliantly crafted plot, but it emotionally tethers you to every single detail.

To start off, I really really want to talk about the characters that Leigh was able to create. Each was so intricately developed to be their own separate character and it was just so awesome to watch their lives weave together. My dearest Kaz Brekker, oh how you ruin me. Kaz is the ideal leader and such a devious mastermind. He was always two steps ahead of everybody - always planning, always thinking. Inej is the epitome of girl power. I respect how strong she is and how faithful she remains to her roots. Kaz has said that she is the glue to the entire operation and that is exactly correct! Nina is fierce, independent, and overall such a badass female character that you can't help but love her snarky remarks. Matthias had a lovely character development throughout this book. He starts off very close-minded and hard, but he eventually opens up and becomes a wonderful ally. Jesper, my cinnamon roll, he is truly precious. Jesper is the one I look to for comic relief and a little cheeriness. Wylan is incredibly smart and quick thinking - he even saved the crew a couple times. Now unfortunately, Wylan never gets his own POV, but I loved every second that I had with him and am looking forward to how his character will take shape in the next book.

One thing that I really need to point out about this book was that the writing was magnificent. Leigh Bardugo has come a long way since first writing Shadow and Bone. Her writing has gotten incredibly detailed and captivating, which is such a pleasure to watch. It has grown to the point where you everything is unexpected and leaves you wanting more. The characters in Six of Crows all come from very troubled past's and even though they were able to get past that, they dug themselves up in a bigger pile of crap, lemme tell you. However, they never succumb to the amount of beatings they took or any obstacles that got in their way, and that's what made it so interesting to read. There was never a dull moment in this book.

Six of Crows has to be my favorite book of 2015, by far. I recommend this to anyone and everyone, whether you're fourteen, twenty-two, fifty-five - please give this book a shot, it will not let you down.

No mourners, no funerals ...

The Rose Society by Marie Lu

4.5/5 Stars
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books
Published October 13, 2015

Synopsis: Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.

Adelina Amouteru's heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.

But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness? 

Lemme tell you, it has taken me almost a week and a half to finalize my thoughts on this book. The Rose Society was incredibly dark and gloomily pessimistic, something I'm not entirely used to when it comes to novels. Being a girl who is especially bubbly and effervescent, this was certainly something I had to get used to, but I liked it. Marie Lu was able to sculpt Adelina to her liking, changing her from someone with a glimmer of hope to someone completely devoid of light. It was very interesting to see how Marie Lu would play with the plot of this story, especially after the events of The Young Elites, but she beautifully crafted the story to her whelm.

Marie Lu does an excellent job of writing up Adelina to be an antihero - someone who is unlikable, selfish, and just downright frightening. What drew me to Adelina, however, was her drive for acceptance and that fear of losing everything. We continue to venture into Adelina's mind, learning more of her strive for vengeance and the hate that fuels her fire. With this comes the introduction of a new crew. Magiano is by far my favorite character in this book when I'm too busy struggling to wrap my mind around Adelina's motives. He brings a playful energy and is especially lovable. Magiano is able to offer Adelina the acceptance she craves, as well as some well needed light to balance out the darkness in her.

The writing continues to draw me in and startle me, leaving me ultimately astonished and wanting more. When Marie Lu spoke about writing this book, she specifically mentioned that it was her darkest novel yet - boy oh boy did she stick true to that. I was constantly shrinking back in fear of Adelina, yet my heart continued to reach out to her. It was definitely awesome to get to watch Adelina spiral out of control and transform into a full blown villain. Despite how badly I wanted her to reunite with her past, I was grateful Adelina was able to become her own person, no matter how troubled that person was. I felt every ounce of emotion that was put into this book, Lu never once easing on the sentiment. I expect the ending to this trilogy to be entirely heart wrenching and soul crushing. If you're looking for something different from the everyday happy novels out there, The Young Elites books are perfect for you. Enjoy!

Waiting on Wednesday: The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye

Here is where I share with you my anticipation for upcoming books! Breaking the Spine has introduced me to this and I am super excited to get to participate. Please feel free to comment what books you are looking forward to as well!!

Synopsis: Vika Andreyev can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters - the only two in Russian - and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.  And so, he initiates the Crown's Game, an ancient duel of magical skill - the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar's most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.

Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter - even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?

For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown's Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with - beautiful, whip smart, imaginative - and he can't stop thinking about her. And when Pasha, Nikolai's best friend and heir to the throne also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love ... or be killed himself. 

As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear ... the Crown's game is not one to lose. 

Doesn't the synopsis sound amazing? I've been waiting long and hard for this release and yet it is still so far! Also, look at that cover! It was released recently and I've been drooling over it. What I find the most intriguing about this novel is that it is a mixture of historical Russia and fantasy. "... star - crossed lovers battle in a lush, magical version of tsarist Russia in 1825." 

Amazing, take my money now. The Crown's Game is published May 17th, 2016

10 Wishes For The Book Genie

I've been watching this meme float around a lot, so I've finally decided to join in the fun! This meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a new list that involves all things books! 

Top ten wishes for the book genie

1) I wish for an endless amount of cash to account for my book splurging (or maybe just an endless supply of books?).

2) I wish for more book shelves, because the pile on my table is a bit unstable!

3) I wish for the length of waiting for sequels to be shorter - much shorter.

4) I wish for every Harry Potter book ever! UK covers, illustrated versions - you name em, I want em.

5) I wish to have a nice brunch with Leigh Bardugo where we'll discuss all things quirky and cute.

6) I wish for more bookish things such as bookmarks, merchandise (t-shirts, posters), and those book related scented candles! 

7) I wish to have all of my books signed by their corresponding authors.

8) I wish to have the ability of speed reading, so I can finally get through my to-be-read pile!

9) Did I already wish for more money?

10) I wish for a massive collaborative tour with all of my favorite authors! I think that would be so much fun! 

In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3) by Alexandra Bracken

5/5 Stars
Published by Disney Hyperion 
Published October 28th, 2014

Synopsis: Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds.

They are armed with only a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America's children and left Ruby and the others like her with powers the government will kill to contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the "rehabilitation camps" housing thousands of other Psi kids.

Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, the boy she would - and did - sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government, but Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire. 

I've never felt so emotionally distraught after finishing a book. Wow - that's literally all I can say about this novel. It was a huge roller coaster of emotions, one I couldn't find my way off. In The Afterlight was an amazing wrap up to this elaborately, brilliant story. Alexandra Bracken had me wrapped around her finger the entire time and never once did I question my motive for following the Black Betty gang's story.

In The Afterlight definitely featured darker aspects than the first two books, but that was what kept you hanging on for more. There were tons of intense, action-packed scenes, which left not only my heart racing, but my mind boggling. I found this book to be very relatable, not because of my mind bending orange powers, but because it was a clear representation of teenagers going through difficult situations and trying to overcome them. Stress, frustration, and teenage angst were prominent elements used in this story, but that helped make the characters relatable, if not more enjoyable.

On the topic of characters, I really want to discuss just how amazing these characters are . From Ruby to Liam, Chubs to Vida, Zu to Jude, I could not help but form a connection to each of them individually. The team continues on through this book stronger than ever despite the amount of turmoil they've encountered. Together they are strong, intelligent, and a force to be reckoned with. In this book we grow closer to some very trustworthy and badass characters, but we also have to deal with those who are not as affable and gracious. It has been such a wonderful adventure to grow to love these characters, as well as it has been an adventure to grow to despise others.

Ruby and Liam, Ruby and Liam, Ruby and Liam. Holy smokes, I've never been so in love with a pair of characters before. Despite the rough patches these two go through in this book, they remain strong together. Liam continues to be swoon worthy, making my heart literally throb. I can't say much without giving away a lot of details, but just trust me when I say these two will make you giggle, cry, and smile all in the span of a single paragraph.

There is nothing I can say about this book that will bring it the justice or praise it deserves. I've fallen in love with this world and these characters, and I will forever cherish the happiness it has brought me. I hope you too will get the chance to hopelessly fall in love with this world and these characters just as I have, and to experience the wonderful writing Alexandra Bracken brings to the table.

the darkest minds never fade in the afterlight ...

Waiting on Wednesday: Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Here is where I share with you my anticipation for upcoming books! Breaking the Spine has introduced me to this and I am super excited to get to participate. Please feel free to comment what books you are looking forward to as well!!

Synopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she'd have to do. 

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that's little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra - who are barely even talking to each other - are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit. 

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, their terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what's really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bright it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

My oh my, what a pleasing little synopsis that is! This has been one of my most anticipated reads of Fall 2015 for a while now, I just never got around to making a post about it. However, I am now here to remind you all of the epic, breathtaking, and mind-blowing novel that comes out so soon! After hearing so many good things about it, how could I not want this book as soon as it releases?

Illuminae is released October 20th, 2015! What are you waiting on?

The Disney Princess Tag

Hey guys! Someone made an awesome tag featuring some of our favorite Disney princesses and books, and I really wanted to participate! Kaitlin over at Next Page Please brought this tag to my attention. Here we go!

Snow White - Name your favorite classic
I don't really read classics, but Gulliver's Travels is one of my favorites from the few I have read!

Cinderella - Name a book that kept you reading well past your bed time
I'm pretty sure I stay up well past my bed time for any book ever, but some of the more recent reads that have kept me up include The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (also HP7 had me up for two days straight I didn't know sleep until I finished it).

Aurora - Name your favorite classic romance
Sigh, once again I don't really read classics, so I don't know what to put here! Instead I'll just mention one of my favorite romance novels and that's Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.

Ariel - Name a book that's about sacrifices and fighting for your dreams
Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter

Belle - Name a book with a smart and independent female character
June Iparis from the Legend Trilogy! June never failed to be a badass, intelligent, and strong character - after all she's a prodigy!

Jasmine - Name a book with a character who challenged the social conventions of his or her world
The Giver by Lois Lowry. Jonas definitely challenged the social conventions of his world by straight up leaving.

Pocahontas - Name a book whose ending was a roller-coaster of emotions
I'm gonna have to go with Allegiant (sigh) by Veronica Roth and also, City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. Hopefully I don't need to explain why Allegiant was such a roller-coaster of emotions, but just know that I wanted to fight each character so bad. The TMI crew went through so much trauma, I couldn't believe that even when it was over there was still so much!

Mulan - Name a book with a kick-ass female character
The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas! Not only was Celaena a great kick-ass character, but Nehemia was as well.

Tiana - Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character 
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. Tessa is extremely hardworking, making her one of my favorite female characters.

Rapunzel - Name a book that features an artist
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - when Mara draws Noah in her sketchbook ... nice. 

Merida - Name a book that features a mother/daughter relationship 
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. We rarely get to read about the parents in YA, so being able to read about Maddy and her mother was very special. They were incredibly close, which made it even more great to read about!

Anna and Elsa - Name a book that features a great relationship between siblings
Well well, it's no surprise that I would mention another book by Cassandra Clare for this one. Alec and Isabelle have a great relationship that is all about trust and watching out for each other.

Hope you all find the incentive to complete this tag, because I tag you to do it! 

The Reading Habits Tag

You certainly learn a lot about a person from their reading habits - so I hope you learn some new things about me from this tag! Thanks for tagging me, Gee!

Do you have a certain place at home for reading? 
Most of the time I read on my bed, but we have a hammock outside that I love swinging and reading on when the weather permits it!

Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I'm not really sure if this counts as a random piece of paper or not, but I usually use concert tickets as my bookmarks. Right now I'm using a concert ticket from my Echosmith concert when I was in LA - it's snug and cozy in my copy of In The Afterlight.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a certain chapter/a certain amount of pages? 
During the night I usually try (keyword try) to make it to the end of the chapter that I'm reading, but if I end up too sleepy, I'll just drop the book right then and there. When I'm not sleepy I give myself a page goal, which, by the way, I'm very consistent in keeping up with.

Do you eat or drink while reading?
Yes! I love snacking on fruit or just drinking water - gotta keep myself hydrated (since I'm most likely sweating over something that happened in the book).

Multitasking: music of TV while reading? 
I always listen to music when I read, but if it gets really intense or I get worked up, I'll have to turn the music off and calm down. Sometimes when I'm reading a book at night and things start getting creepy, I'll turn on my TV so I have some company - nothing beats creepy plot twists more than Girl Meets World.

One book at a time or several at once?
I almost never read more than one book at a time. There are situations where I do start a book and get halfway, then start another book and completely forget about the other, if that counts as reading several at a time.

Reading out loud or silently in your head?
I mostly read silently in my head, but there is some dialogue that craves to be read aloud.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Keeping it like new! There are a few exceptions to this rule, however. My paperback copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is absolutely destroyed due to the amount of times I've read it. Sometimes even my pure carelessness has made me accidentally break the spine; my copy of City of Bones, for example.

Do you write in your books?
Oh gosh, no. I don't find it particularly pleasing to deface a book by annotating it, but if I really enjoyed a certain section I'll add a little tab to the page! There are these loch ness monster tabs that I really want, because they're absolutely adorable!!

To anyone reading this post, I tag you to complete this tag! If you've already had the chance to complete it, leave your link below! 

Spooky Scary October Books

Since Halloween is coming up soon and October is passing by way too quickly, I've decided to create a list of some spooky books for this season! The books listed below are some of my favorites, as well as some that I have yet to read - but will definitely pick up this October.

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1. The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

2. Slasher Girls and Monster Boys - stories selected by April Genevieve Tucholke

From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any reader looking for a thrill.

3. The Shining by Stephen King 

Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters

4. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

 These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for more than forty years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me ... and the one who cursed me.

5. Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

The dark will bring your worst nightmares to light.

Hope you all have a lovely October!! 

Waiting on Wednesday: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Here is where I share with you my anticipation for upcoming books! Breaking the Spine has introduced me to this and I am super excited to get to participate. Please feel free to comment what books you are looking forward to as well!!

Synopsis: passage, n. 

i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrown into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from her home. And she's inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she's never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from Ironwoods - a powerful family in the colonies - and the servitude he's known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can't escape and the family that won't let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas' passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them -whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods' grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas, but from her path home ... forever.

I just finished reading two of the three books in Alexandra Bracken's The Darkest Minds trilogy and all I can do is goggle at her writing style. I'm so engrossed in every word she writes - scenes come to life right before my eyes. With this, I am super excited for the release of Passenger. The plot sounds so promising! I am hoping to get my hands on an ARC of this book during YALLFest, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Passenger is released January 5th, 2016!

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

5/5 Stars
Published by Disney Hyperion
Published October 15, 2013

Synopsis: Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children's League call Ruby "Leader", but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children's League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America's children - and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts - has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flash drive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future - and who no wouldn't recognize her. 

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam - and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart - she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself? 

This was one of the best sequels I have ever read! Alexandra Bracken has such an amazing writing style that leaves you wanting more. For the past few weeks, I've been constantly thinking about the plot and the characters simply because I've felt so connected to every single detail that she conveyed. I also started making connections between the book and a couple of songs, which eventually made me lose my mind (because now I think about Rubiam every time I hear them!). I had very high hopes for this book and it did not disappoint. I'm super happy about the direction this series is taking.

The introduction of new characters in this book was what really made me enjoy it more. Vida and Jude were so interesting to get to know, that it made the adventure that much more intriguing. Vida is very much a badass and has quite the temper. Her anger and open hostility towards people is what keeps her and her teammates alive, but it also keeps people from getting close to her. Throughout the book we do get to see her open up and take down some of her barriers. Jude is the complete opposite of Vida. Jude has a very bright and cheerful personality despite the crappy situation he is in. I think the playful and naive energy that he brings to the story was definitely needed. He serves as a light in the darkness, someone Ruby can look to for positivity.

What I loved the most about this sequel was the plot. At the ending of The Darkest Minds, we're left in the dark and without any clue as to where the second book will take us. It was entirely too stressful to even sit and wait to begin the second book, so I just dived right into the cold water. The amount of stress that I had while reading this book, has to be proof of how amazing the development was. I love the characters, I love the theme and the dark aspects, and I love the world. There was so much that happened throughout this book, it's difficult to keep quiet about all of it. All I can say is, if you haven't read The Darkest Minds yet, I recommend picking it up immediately, because it will change your life.

Of course Never Fade ended in a crazy cliffhanger and my mind is reeling, so if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go pick up In The Afterlight now. (Also, screams because Liam Stewart)

My review on The Darkest Minds

BBCP: From Screen To Page

Hello! A while ago, Nori decided to start up a new project entitled the Book Blogger Creativity Project. We've all spent these past few weeks finalizing our project ideas and so I am pleased to now present Team Rose's (The Rose Society) project!

This is Team Rose's From Screen To Page blog post! The objective of this post is to pick a character from a TV show or movie, and relate it back to a book in anyway that you please. The blogger's on this team all chose five characters we will be comparing and contrasting our chosen characters to our chosen books. Without further ado, let's get started!

First, I chose Liam Dunbar from Teen Wolf and The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

The one thing that really sold this duo for me was that, just like the Gladers, Liam Dunbar was very much thrown into an unlikely situation. Liam didn't wish to become a werewolf, as did the Gladers not wish to be sent to the Glade. Despite the circumstances, each had tactful responses in reaction to their challenges. Like Thomas, Liam is very daring and kind, just as he is bold and intelligent.

Second, I chose Iron Man from Avengers and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo.

Honestly, Tony Stark is so similar to Nikolai, I couldn't help but pair these two together. Tony is snarky and quick witted, not to mention incredibly intelligent, just like Nikolai! Watching these two meet over a cup of coffee and some biscuits would be a wonderful sight to witness - I can already hear the bickering!

Third, I chose Matty McKibben from Awkward and The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

When I thought of Matty, I immediately thought of Ben Parish and I guess it's because Matty has that quarterback-ish feel to him. I can imagine Matty and Ben having striking conversations about random girls as they walk down the school hallways together. Always a pleasure dealing with hormonal teenage boys.

Fourth, I chose Riley from Girl Meets World and The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

I noticed so many parallels between Riley and Zu as soon as I thought up this combo. Besides both of them being young, they're both dealing with changes in their lives. Zu has to cope with much more traumatic experiences, while Riley is merely maturing through middle school, but nevertheless, they are problems. I think if you brought these two together they'd be quick to befriend and help each other, which is something that warms my heart.

Fifth, I chose Bolin from Legend of Korra and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Bolin reminded me of Jace for some strange reason, but I think it's mainly because they are both so darn vain. While I do agree that both characters have charming personalities, I can't help but think if you were to put them in one room, you'd be suffocated by their egotistical sense of humor. While I'm sure their conceited nature is nothing but a joke, it would be an entirely too wild of a ride for me to handle.

Don't miss the posts from The Rose Society!
Brittany ~ Isha ~ Mariam ~ Melanie ~ Eli ~ Nicole ~ Nori

Harry Potter #5: Favorite Quote From Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme created by Uncorked Thoughts. Each week there is a new question about Harry Potter and all you must do is answer the question! This is an excellent way to keep the celebration of Harry Potter alive.

Favorite quote from HP and the Sorcerer's Stone

My favorite quote from HP1, which also happens to be my senior quote is: "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." Spoken like a true wise one by the ever wonderful, Albus Dumbledore.