discussion post: panic attack rep

One thing you may or may not know about me is I used to get panic attacks. It comes with the territory of having anxiety. Luckily, I have not had one in four years or so. When I was in high school, I would have them pretty frequently. But then again, high school is incredibly stressful. And I didn’t have good friends. They brought out a lot of stress and unneeded drama in my life. But that is a topic for another day. Maybe a discussion post on toxic friends or something like that.

Anyway, I wanted to do a discussion post about panic attacks and how I would like to see them in books. Because sometimes I feel panic attacks are not accurately repped or treated properly. Lord knows, we are all SICK of the love curing everything trope.

The usual disclaimer: I am an expert (sometimes) in my own mental health. What I am going to talk about is something that I have experienced. I know it will not be the same for others. Also, if panic attacks are triggering for you, please practice self care and if you can’t read my post because of it, that is completely okay. 

Panic attacks are hard to write about. Hell, they are pretty hard to tell someone in person about them so they can help you. Because of the not being able to breathe or talk. Sure, you can look up an official system list but that doesn’t cover everything. There is a common theme with the symptoms, though, that is usually physical but how does one really capture the impending sense of doom in writing. Or the whirring of thoughts as they shift into overdrive? It’s hard. I truly applaud the writers that can capture it well, like in Under Rose Tainted Skies. Yes, I reference everything from that book. It has touched me in ways that I couldn’t even begin to imagine.

Here are some of the things I experienced that I would like to see in books with MCs with panic attacks (thank you to the anxiety and depression association of america website for this super handy list of symptoms. this was so helpful in getting the terms correct so my lovely readers can understand everything):

 

∇palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate

∇sweating

∇trembling or shaking

∇sensations of shortness of breath or smothering

∇feelings of choking

∇chest pain or discomfort

∇nausea or abdominal distress

∇feeling dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint

∇chills or heat sensations

∇paresthesia (numbness or tingling sensations)

∇derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself)

∇fear of losing control or “going crazy”

∇fear of dying

 

Yes, this all things that happen during a panic attack. Yes, this has all happened to me before and let me tell you, friends, it sucks. You have no idea if you are going to make it out alive. I would honestly just like to see even half this list when I read about a character with panic attacks. This is a very real and very accurate thing that happens and I think having this happen to characters would help to normalize that what happens during panic attacks is a very real and very scary thing. We don’t do this for attention. I mean honestly. That is a lot of stuff to fake.

I hope this discussion post was insightful. These things are never easy to talk about but I think they are important. We, the bookish community, have to make sure our illness are being repped correctly and psotivly.

 

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the rising author tag

I really like stealing tags. 90% of the time, I am not tagged in them but I decide that they are good and I want to do them. So I take them and I feel no regrets. Not a single letter. (10 points to your House if you can guess what the line is from!)

Anyway. I saw this tag on dear sweet May’s blog and I decided that I wanted to do this. Maybe if I talk about my WiP, I might actually do something about it.

In my defense, I did a back story of the school, where my characters live at. Sooooo, you know. Progress, friends.

Alright. Enough rambling. Be sure to check out May’s blog and without further ado, here are the answers to her questions!


the answers;

When did you start writing your current WIP and how far are you through it?

I started my WiP sometime last year. I just decided that one day I was going to write out something. I was bored and had plenty of time to do it. So I did.

As for how far I am, I am not very far. Only about 4 “chapters” in. I say that in quotations because they aren’t so much chapters but alternating POVs between my two main MCs. With a possible third thrown in because I’m dramatic.

 

Who/what inspired you to write about it?

I think my inspiration came from several books I was reading at the time. I don’t remember what they were but I think they were heist related/character driver books.

As for the who, that would be my best friend. He has been writing for as long as I’ve known him. One time, for fun, he wrote a short little deal about me. I was a time traveler. All I remember of that is I tried to shake hands with a car. Good times.

 

What is your favourite genre(s) to write and why?

Right now, I think it would have to be crime/heist. Which is weird because I do not read that genre often. Also I’m so in love with the friends to lovers trope and will find a way to work that into my WiP.

 

Which author inspires you the most?

Hmmm. That is a hard one. I would have said JK Rowling but I’m not digging her attitude right now. So I will go with Danielle Steel for her romance and Jodi Picoult for the way she write about morally grey subjects.

 

Name five random facts about your WIP.

These facts are going to be so generic because I don’t have a lot done.

∇ I have 4 MCs. Two of them have the spotlight and I might let a third one have a chance as well.

∇ My WiP takes place at a school and it’s run by the government.

∇ All my characters have code names and areas of speciality.

∇ One character has a love for poisons and potions.

∇ My WiP is in first person POV.

 

How do you deal with writer’s block?

I pretend my WiP doesn’t exist. It kind of helps. I have found that if I just ignore it and write when the moment strikes as opposed to forcing myself to write, I get more accomplished.

 

Share a snippet. 😉

I wiped my eyes. I had to be brave like Alice. Alice wouldn’t sit here and cry if something had happened to me. She would have been already out the door and looking for me. That’s what I needed to do. I needed to go look for Alice. This place wasn’t doing enough.  

Unfortunately, we, the students, were forbidden to talk about our missions with each other so I had no idea where Alice even was. This means I would have to sneak my way into Mission Control, hack the system and figure out where Alice was sent.  

There was also another setback. I was terrible at hacking so I needed to find someone to help me. I got up from my bed and went to my closet to dig out my zebra print ballet flats. Of course, like everything in this school, my flats were so much more then flats. They were equipped with noise cancellers. Perfect for sneaking.  

As I pulled them on, I thought about who would be willing to help me. They would be risking getting into trouble themselves. I didn’t want to resort to my BehaveMod to coheres someone but Alice was so important to me, that I would suck it up and do it. Even though the thought made me feel like I had butterflies in my tummy.  

 

[Wow. I actually really like this little segment right here.]

 

Have you considered what a cover would look like? If so, describe please.

I actually haven’t even thought about a cover. It took me a couple weeks to come up with the title and even that is subject to change. I am a fickle fiend.

 

What techniques do you use to make each of your characters unique?

I have my code names and skill sets, like I mentioned above. I also have given each of my characters extremely different personalities. Alice reminds me of Resident Evil Alice, which I haven’t seen much of but from what I have I really enjoyed. Lily is more like me, personality wise. Zala is a kind and gentle soul who just wants to help his friends. Lucifer is a broken child.

 

What brings you the most satisfaction as a writer?

I guess it would have to be the thought of just writing. Like someone might actually like my ideas and relate to my characters. I think that is just awesome.


the questions;

Oh look, here is the part where I have to list questions. Ugh. This part always sucks for me. I’m not creative with questions.

∇ Where do you get your inspiration?

∇ Care to share a little bit?

∇ What is the hardest part about writing?

∇ What is the easiest?

∇ Do you plan out everything you write, just write, or a mix of the two?

∇ Was writing something you always wanted to do or did it come later?

∇ Do you put yourself into your writing? Like do you give your characters traits of your personality?

∇ What was your hardest scene to write?

∇ What was your easiest?

∇ Tell me anything else you want about your WiP and I’m sorry for these horrible questions.


tag;

This is the part where I am supposed to tag people. Well, I am doing the old Lacy cop out. If you want to do this, go for it!

 

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happy one year anniversary to me!

Hi friends!

WordPress was kind enough to let me know that a ravenclaw library turned one year old today! How awesome is that?

Blogging has been something that I never really thought about doing. Sure, I’ve read other people’s blogs but that was about their life. I didn’t think I could blog about books. That was just something I never really saw. But then again, I never really searched it out either. I was just naive enough to think that things like this didn’t exist.

But then I found Goodreads, which led me to people’s blogs and I was like hey! I wanna do that!

So I did.

And boy, I’m glad I made that decision. Blogging has been so much fun because I can talk about one hobby I’m super passionate about and that’s reading! And people actually read my posts and care about what I have to say. How awesome is that? I’ll answer my own question: super awesome!

So thank you, my friends, for supporting me in this endeavor. I know I haven’t been posting as much. I’m trying to get through a series that is just dragging me down. But I have plenty of posts on the way! It has been such a fun year and I can’t wait to see another year of blogging brings!

 

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discussion post: ocd rep

I am feeling so confident from all the support I have received from my anxiety rep post that I want to do another one about something else that affects my life. It doesn’t affect it not like anxiety does but it still is affects me everyday in the little things I do. Like I mentioned in my previous post about anxiety rep, which you can find here, I also have OCD tendencies. What this means is that I don’t have full blown OCD but I have tendencies that border on the OCD side.

What this means is that things have to be done a certain way with me or it bothers me so much that I will redo it. One example is that of laundry. I alone do laundry because I feel it will be done “wrong”. Towels have to be folded a certain way. Clothes put away just right.

Everyday, I repack my backpack for work. Notebooks have to be together. Books up to the front. I have to make sure nothing gets bent. Pens in their designated spot.

Hell, even in video games, the tendencies do not leave. I have to open and look through each thing I have received in an Overwatch lootbox. My Destiny vaults are so organized. No unneeded gun or armor.

Those are just a few examples. I know they don’t seem like much but if I don’t fold a towel right and I just leave it there, it will bug me and get inside my head so much that I end up getting up and just dealing with the towel.

Because of this, I wanted to make a post about some rep that I would love to see in books about OCD tendencies. Again, I am no expert in OCD tendencies or OCD in general. I am an expert in my own OCD. In this post, I looked up what the behaviors I do are officially called to help be a little more concise.


Here are just a few things that I would love to see in MCs that have OCD/tendencies:

→checking behavior: this is checking things constantly. Did I shut the oven off? Is the door locked? Did I turn the heat on? Did I turn my alarm on? Do I have to work today? Those are things that I will often check and recheck and check again. Even if I play through the day in my head, I will think that it’s from another day so I have to get up from whatever I was doing and check. I would like to see an MC with OCD/tendencies exhibit this behavior as it is such a big part of my life. I know it might come off as repetitive in the book but life with OCD can be about repetitiveness.

→organization: like I mentioned above with my backpack, I want to see an MC organize anything. Is their desk straightened to a tee and everything has a home? Is their car clean as a whistle with nothing out of place. It’s little things like that that really showcase just what people with OCD/tendencies deal with.

→unwanted thoughts: this isn’t talked about a lot with OCD/tendencies. What this means is that there are thoughts that happen all the time and mostly unwanted. They can be violent in nature but often times it’s just a constant spinning wheel of thoughts. This would be so good to see because those thoughts alone are hard to deal with and reading about someone who deals with them would really help.

→guilt: now this isn’t an OCD/tendency per se but it’s very much present in OCD and other anxiety disorders. There is a constant amount of guilt I feel all the time when I do the things listed above. It’s awful and I try hard to not feel guilty because I know it’s not me but my brain. But the guilt still doesn’t stop.


So those are some of the things I would like to see when I read books about MCs with OCD/tendencies. Like I mentioned above, I know that everybody who has OCD will experience different things but even seeing just one of those would make my heart happy. I will know that I am not alone.

I hope you enjoyed this discussion post. Like the anxiety one, this took a lot for me to do. I am a lot less vocal about my OCD than I am with my anxiety. OCD is often so misunderstood and it makes it hard to discuss it and what I deal with. But thanks to the encouraging messages and comments, I feel a little braver about voicing them.

 

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about me tag: come and learn a little bit more about your favorite ravenclaw

I haven’t done a tag in a minute so I decided why not do one now? I kind of in between books and watching a playthrough of Amnesia (which, by the way, is NOT living up to the scariness that it’s been hyped up to have. Either that or I need to find another playthrough) and I really wanted to do some blog posts.

I don’t think I was tagged in this but it looks fun so I’m going to do anyway. Props to the creator!


books;

Can you stop reading at any time, or does it have to be a certain page or chapter?

I can stop whenever really. I prefer to stop at the end of a chapter so I know where I am but that doesn’t always happen.

Do you eat or drink anything whilst reading?

I usually have a soda or an energy drink on hand. I eat snacks sometimes while I read but not like a full course dinner.

Can you read listening to music or watching TV?

I used to be able to listen to music while reading but I got too distracted. Now I have Forensic Files on in the background while I read.

One book at a time, or several at once?

Depends. Sometimes I will have multiples but usually I don’t.

Reading at home or everywhere?

I can read at home but sometimes it’s distracting. I read at work usually.

Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Silently in my head.

Do you read ahead, or skip pages?

No…I try not too anyway.

Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

I’m always breaking the spines. I don’t know how to not do that.

Do you write books, or just read them?

Read but I’m kind of sort of writing a thing that may or may not be something.

5 of my favorite books (links to Goodreads);

I’m just going to pick 5 books from my favorites shelf on GR. It’s too hard for me to think of my absolute favorites. I’m also not putting Harry Potter on here because I would just be redundant. We all know that it’s my most favorite thing ever.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K Massie

The Merciless by Danielle Vega

Scythe by Neil Shusterman

What is the last book you read?

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

about me;

Name: Lacy

Name meaningAccording to namemeaning.com, it means lace-like. I suppose I could have figured that one out for myself.

Named after anyone: No but my middle name, Miri, is used in my family.

Hair color: dirty blonde

Hair length: medium length. I’m overdue for a haircut.

Eye color: blue.

My birthday: January 27

Height: 5’ 6”

Place of birth: Iowa

Currently Living: Iowa

Star Sign: Aquarius

Best feature: my lips

Braces: nope although I should have.

Piercings: I had earings once when I was a teenager but had to let them close due to my severe metal allergy and skin issues.

Tattoos: I wish.

Right or Left Handed: right handed.

Pets: my mom has a dog that I claim as my own.

Siblings: yes, I sure do.

Do you have kids: no.

How many children do you want: none. I’ll be the proud aunt.

What would you name your children: No kids for this lady but I have several wonderful dog names picked out.

Marriage: In a relationship with one of the best dudes around!

What did you want to be when you grow up: In my lifetime I have wanted to be a fashion designer, radio DJ, psychologist, historian, and photographer.

Career goals: to either be a world renowned psychologist or an award winning photographer for National Geographic.

Hobbies: reading, photography and playing some good ole’ video games.

Five random facts about me;

I love Supernatural.

I have a fascination with the paranormal but you will never catch me playing a ouija board.

I haven’t had a panic attack in over two years.

I used to watch the Spanish Channel when I was younger simply for the soap operas. Couldn’t understand a lick of spanish.

I don’t like To Kill a Mockingbird.

favorites;

Five favorite films;

Harry Potter

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the 2007 remake with Trey Songz)

Forrest Gump

Five favorite songs;

The entire Infinity on High album by Fall Out Boy (really anything Fall Out Boy)

Nine in the Afternoon by Panic! At the Disco (but also anything Panic!)

Famous Last Words by My Chemical Romance (the entire Welcome to the Black Parade album is nice)

Really those three bands are my life.

TV shows;

Bob’s Burgers

American Dad

Family Guy

Lucifer

The Exorcist: The TV Show

Supernatural

Spongebob

YouTubers;

I don’t really follow any booktubers but I do follow these YouTubers for gaming;

Markiplier

Game Grumps/Kitty Kat Gaming

TheRadBrad

IGN

YourOverwatch

I follow these Youtubers for vlogs;

Roman Atwood

Meghan McCarthy

BF vs GF (Jeana)

Jesse (used to be Prank vs Prank)

Extra Youtubers;

Dude Perfect

Good Mythical Morning

Food;

Tacos from Taco Bell

Alfredo of any variety except broccoli

Scotcharoos

Drinks;

Monster or Rockstar Energy

Mountain Dew

Boone’s Farm Fuzzy Navel

Animals;

Dogs

Penguins

Restaurants;

Applebees

Ruby Tuesdays

this amazing mexican restaurant in my hometown

Shops;

Barnes and Noble

Rue21

Target

Bath and Body Works

Smells;

Bath and Body Works Brown Sugar and Fig

Vanilla

Colors: black, purple, red

Music genre: anything but country.

First;

Holiday: Valentine’s day if you count that as a holiday.

Concert: Shinedown

Best friend: Katie

Currently;

Feeling: exhausted

Eating: just finished a sub

Watching:  Forensic Files and TheRadBrad’s playthrough of Amnesia

Wearing: work shirt and sweats

Do you?

Believe in miracles: sure.

Believe in love at first sight: of course!

Believe in ghosts: without a doubt yes.

Believe in aliens: yes. our universe is so big, how could we not be alone?

Believe in soulmates: yes!

Believe in Heaven/Hell: yes, of course.

Believe in kissing on the first date: if you are feeling it, then yeah.

Believe in yourself: lol. sometimes.

What?

If you won the lottery, what would you buy: get a new apartment, a Dodge Dart, get my mom a better apartment and a house in Georgia along with pay all my bills and buy a crap ton of books and gaming merch.

Your favorite/worst subject in High School: my favorite was history and my worst was math.

Subject you were best at?: History.

Sports do you play/Have you played: no. I was not gifted in hand eye coordination.

Phone – (iOS v Android): iPhone.

Something you wish you were talented at: Public Speaking.

First thing you notice about people: eyes.

On top of your bucket list: to go Universal Studios and see the Harry Potter World.

3 long term goals:

Schooling- get that started, done with, something.

Get better lenses for my camera.

Get my books organized.

3 short term goals:

Get some totes for my books.

Finish my spreadsheet of my books.

Finish my story I started.

What are you doing today to help you achieve those goals:

Literally nothing. I am awesome.

3 things you’d take with you to a desert island:

One of those things that turns water drinkable.

Something to sterilize food that I would ultimately have to catch.

Is a boat an option?

Biggest accomplishment: Reading 150 books in a year. I’m still going!

Ideal first date for you: Really anything. I’m so chill and laid back. It’s the thought that counts for me.

Something you look for in a partner: Someone that understands that my anxiety makes me do weird things that a lot of people don’t understand.

Something you dislike: People that do not do their job.

Special talents: I know a lot of useless trivia. For example did you know that if you startle a vulture it will puke on you? There. That’s a thing you know.

Favorite fairytale: I don’t think I really have one.

App you use most: Twitter/Facebook.

Piece of technology can you not live without: My phone.

Countries have you visited:  Canada. It was nice. The people there are very nice.

Countries would you like to visit?: The UK, Ireland, Russia

Random final questions;

Summer or Winter: Winter because I really bad allergies and winter is the best time for me because everything is frozen.

Furthest you’ve ever been from home: Savannah Georgia.

Sweet or savory: sweet.

Last time you cried: oh god, I cry all the time.

Do you use sarcasm a lot: nah fam.

Scary movie or happy endings: thanks to the boyfriend, I am hooked on scary movies even though they terrify the hell out of me.

Are you competitive: you should see me play Overwatch.

Social Media Links;

Twitter

Contact me;

lacymiri@hotmail.com

I Tag;

I’m copping out of tags again because I want to get back to watching Amnesia. Feel free to do this on your own.

 

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sunshine blogger award

I haven’t done a tag in forever. I’ve been receiving a lot of ARCs and that has taken up a lot of my time and energy. So I decided to do a little fun tag/award that I was nominated for by Elise. Which, if you haven’t, you guys got to check out her blog. She is also so honest. I always look to her reviews when I read LGBTQIA+ books to make sure they aren’t harmful to the community.

Now without further ado, here is the sunshine blogger award!


rules:

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog(s)
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person(s) who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs and write 11 questions for them
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post (I…uh…don’t have the logo. Just picture the sun. No one will notice!)

questions:

a book you love from a genre you don’t read?

my sister's grav

I didn’t actually expect to like this book. I found it on Kindle Unlimited and thought sure why not? It has such a beautiful cover and I thought it was going to be more creepy than mystery. But I’m glad it was a mystery instead.


favorite netflix original series?

orange is the new black

So when I read this question I thought it just said netflix series so I was going to put Supernatural because I’m obsessed. Then I saw that it said Netflix original. I thought okay, that’ll be easy. I watch a lot of Netflix. Fun fact of the day: the shows I watch are not Netflix original shows. This is literally the only one out of the huge list I found that I watch. Sad, I know.


most anticipated debuts?

see what i have done

I know this says debuts but I think I will pick just one since there are 11 questions. I didn’t know this was a debut book, I was just generally excited to see a book about Lizzie Borden. I found that case to be really fascinating. I have read mixed reviews on it, so I’m hesitant but I still can’t wait to read this for myself.


a few series you’re not sure about continuing?

caraval    beautiful disaster    crowns games

I picked these three because they were the most disappointing to me. I couldn’t stand Tella in Caraval and the second book is about her, so we will see if I go through with reading the second book. Abby was a manipulative b word in Beautiful Disaster and treated Jamie really poorly. The second book is his side of the story so I might read it. The Crown’s Game premise was really cool but just fell flat plus it had a really weird love triangle that I didn’t think need to be in there.


best format for book-to-screen adaptations?

the perks of being a wallflower book   the perks of being a wallflower movie

I watched the movie first before I read the book. I was instantly in love and when I found out that it was a book, I was ecstatic. I then promptly read the book and fell even more in love with both book and movie. I will forever state that everybody needs to read the book and watch the movie. Charlie is a precious human and needs to be protected at all cost.

note: while editing this, I realized the question said best format for book to screen adaptations. this is what I get for not reading clearly. I already put in a lot of work for this question so the short answer is movies because I have only ever seen one play of a short story that we didn’t even finish in school so I’m not counting it. 


character you like that everyone hates?

gale from the hunger games

I may be wrong here but I think there is a general consensus that Gale isn’t well liked in The Hunger Games trilogy. I think because of the way he acted toward Katniss when she had to pretend to love Peeta. True, he did act like a child but I still think he was a really good thing in Katniss’ life. He taught her how to be an actual human instead of an ice queen. And I can appreciate that.


villain that deserves redemption?

the darkling

I didn’t really get a chance to know the Darkling in the Grisha universe because I spent too much time being irritated with Alina and Mal. I think he really wasn’t the villain and having a redemption story would be awesome to see.


fave noncanon ship?

draminione

You can’t tell me that this coupling of Draco and Hermione has never crossed your mind! Really? Am I the only one who shipped them together? They were perfect for each other in every way. Hermione could soothe Draco’s rough edges and teach Draco that blood status isn’t everything. In turn, Draco could teach Hermione to be proud of who she was and how to not let people get to her.


favorite snack?

Honestly, any sort of candy and a Monster energy drink. Unhealthy? Yes. They are called snacks for a reason, people!


underrated fave booktuber?

Uh oh. Honesty time. I don’t watch booktubers. It was one of the things I could never really get into. When I go on Youtube, I use it to watch gamers like TheRadBrad and Markiplier and the Game Grumps.


delightfully evil villain?

voldemort

This one I kind of struggled with this one. Lately a lot of the books that I’ve been reading don’t have any villains or they are morally grey, which really doesn’t make them a villain. So I decided to go with the ole standby of Voldemort. He’s a villain that really is just pure evil.


my questions:

  1. that one series you hate to love?
  2. do you read fanfiction?
  3. what is one character you think would be cool to have in another book that isn’t their own?
  4. what is one book you are proud to like even though it’s bashed on?
  5. favorite youtuber that isn’t a booktuber?
  6. what’s one genre you didn’t think you would like that you ended up liking?
  7. what is something else, besides reading, that you like to do?
  8. you only get to take one book with you on a trip, what is it?
  9. what do you collect? besides books of course.
  10. do you use bookmarks on your books?
  11. ebook or physical?

tag:

Oh no. I now have to tag 11 people. And since this is an award, I can’t cop out and just say everybody do this if you want. The struggle is real. So I apologize for those that have already been tagged in this or don’t want to do it. Honestly, no hard feelings if you want don’t.

  1. Susy at Susy’s Cozy World
  2. Jenn at Bound to Writing
  3. May at Forever and Everly
  4. Rimpy at Rimpy’s Reads
  5. Chelsea at A Very Bookish Girl
  6. May at My First Chapter
  7. Lauren at Wonderless Reviews
  8. Lola at Hit or Miss Books
  9. Emma at Emma Reads
  10. Raven and Beez at Raven & Beez
  11. Warhawke at Warhawke’s Vault Book Blog

Well, I do hope you enjoyed this tag and getting to know me a little bit better. These tags are always so much fun to do!

 

xxlacy

wonder woman book tag

So I love Wonder Woman, not as much as Batman but still. I don’t know that much about her but I love her. I love how strong she is and how she doesn’t take crap from anyone. Like, I wish I could be her. She is an excellent role model for young girls everywhere.

I have yet to see the movie and I want to get my hands on the book but I got to wait. So I’ll do this tag instead while I wait for forever. Miss May tagged me in this. Go check her blog out. She recently redesigned it and it looks really good!


wonder woman: your favorite badass female book character

I got to go with my girl, Hermione. Surprise surprise. But honestly she is like the ultimate badass. She keeps Ron and Harry in line while managing to save the Wizarding world. I really could just go on and on about how amazing she is but there are other questions that I should really get too.

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fantasy island: a book setting you want to escape to

I’m going to say the Kingfountain setting from the Kingfountain series. I have always wanted to live in a medieval world and what better place then one that offers powers. Granted the king is pretty awful but hey, can’t have everything right?

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london: a hyped book that let you down

The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye. Okay, so I did rate this three stars and it really wasn’t that bad. But I expected badass dueling and more of Russia. Instead I got a weird love triangle and a couple of teenagers who didn’t even try. I’m hoping the second book is better but I’m not holding my breath.

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steve trevor: a book that has a beautiful cover and a great story (ex- great personality)

Project Pandora by Aden Polydoros. The cover is just gorgeous in real life. I mean just stunning. And the story itself was incredible. Sleeper children agents with wicked code names based on Greek mythology. Count me in. Plus Hades, my poor misunderstood child. Ugh. I need to re-read this book again.

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lasso of truth: a book you hated

The Last Star by Rick Yancey. The first two of this series was incredible. I mean just out of this world. It was my first real taste of science fiction and I was hooked. And then this book came along. I was 90% confused and 10% pissed. I really didn’t think I had forgotten that much from the Infinite Sea and this one. The ending is what really pissed me off. I still don’t know what actually happened. I might have to do an entire re-read of the series in one sitting to see if it makes more sense.

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wonder woman’s shield: a book so sad you need a shield

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. This book isn’t exactly sad, per se but goddamn, it ripped my soul apart. All I wanted to do was protect Charlie. He is such a good and gentle human and he needed all the love. So the book made me sad in that sense.

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ares: a villain that is scary, but you can’t seem to hate

The Darkling from the Grisha trilogy. I have a bit of a confusing relationship when it comes to this character. He seems so dark and evil. But then you learn about his past and you realize is that you can’t hate him as much as you want too. But boy, how I wanted to hate him.

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the amazons: a book that you wish had more/better LGBT+ representation

Captive Prince by C.S Pacat. I was recommended this book and overall I really did like it. It reminded me a lot of Beauty by Anne Rice. But really I was just annoyed by the back and forth that Damen and Laurent had. Did they like each other or did they hate each other? It didn’t seem like a M/M romance to me. But I haven’t finished the series yet so maybe it gets better.

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Tag:

Well, I’m one of those people that cops out and don’t tag anybody. Because honestly, I don’t know who’s been tagged in it and who hasn’t. So I’m going to say, go ahead and do this. Just ping me back so I can see your answers!

 

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