Winter: My Feels in Gifs

SPOILER WARNING: IF YOU HAVE NOT FINISHED WINTER, DO NOT READ THIS POST. I MEAN IT THIS POST IS FULL WITH SPOILERS

Last year when I had finished Blood of Olympus I made a post about my feels in gifs. I decided to do it again the day after I finished Winter BECAUSE IT’S OVER AND I’M NOT OKAY.

When I bought the book

Me at Levana during the entire book

When I just got too emotional because of these characters (which was pretty much the entire book ahum)

When shit was going down

All the subtle nods to the original Snow White fairy tale

The jooookes (especially Thorne’s)

Cinder slaying throughout the entire book (for example: ”You could bow before me as your true queen.”)

Every time things went right for our crew and wrong for Levana (especially when all the sectors started to revolt and when Cinder’s second video played)

Kai asking Thorne about Cress

Thorne looking at Cress all the time

Thorne

Cress

Kai

Cinder

Just me throughout the entire book unless things were going terribly wrong (I PROMISE THIS IS THE LAST TIME I’LL USE THIS GIF)

When Kai had to kiss Levana

THORNE AND CRESS

JUST THE ENTIRE BOOK WHEN IT WAS SO OBVIOUS THEY WERE IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER AND THEN THEY REUNITE AFTER BEING SEPARATED FOR SO LONG AND I WAS LIKE

BUT THEY DIDN’T

AND THEN WHEN THEY FINALLY DID

When Levana was going all ‘Selene why you doing this to me’ and ‘I’m a nice person what did I do to deserve this’ 

When Levana ‘surrendered’

I swear I’m mostly upset with myself FOR FALLING FOR IT. I ACTUALLY SMILED AND THOUGHT AWW (I mean I still hated her guts)

BUT THEN STABBED CINDER

When Wolf thought Scarlet wouldn’t want him anymore

Wolf

Scarlet

Thorne almost dying

Cress almost dying

Cinder almost dying

Everyone getting separated and then the reunions and just

‘And they all lived happily ever after’

Cinder’s coronation and everyone being happy and just eating cake and of course Cinder dropped cake on her gorgeous dress

Everyone’s happy endings and just dsfjgfdg

WHEN I THOUGHT KAI WAS GOING TO PROPOSE

AND THEN GAVE HER HER OLD CYBORG FOOT

Don’t get me wrong it was cute but

I still love you though Kai

WHEN HE KIND OF PROPOSED ANYWAY

THANK YOU MARISSA MEYER FOR SUCH A PERFECT CONCLUSION

AND I HAD SO MANY MORE FEELINGS AND REACTIONS BUT IT WAS 800+ PAGES AND MY HEAD IS SPINNING FROM DEM FEELS PLUS I CAN’T FIND A GIF FOR EVERYTHING (SUPERNATURAL FANDOM A LITTLE HELP PLEASE?) AND THIS POST IS GETTING LONG AND MY MIND IS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND JUST SDKBFHG

The title of this post is so calm: Winter: My Feels in Gifs and then you open the actual post and it’s just a mess and full with caps lock and fangirling haha

I assume that if you’re reading this either a) you’ve read Winter (TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS. LET’S FANGIRL/BOY TOGETHER) b) you don’t care about spoilers (which of course doesn’t mean we can’t fangirl!) or c) you have no interest in the series and thus decided to read this post anyway (which is totally okay BUT YOU REALLY DO NEED TO READ THIS SERIES TRUST ME) I feel like I’ve forgot to mention SO MANY THINGS that I wanted to mention (if it really is a lot I might do a part 2 haha)

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Your Future Book Tag

Thank you Lia for tagging me for this wonderful fun tag! Go check out her awesome blog guys!

So for this tag you pick five books and then pick one of those five books for every two questions. I’ve chosen the following five books:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Clockwork Angel
The Mark of Athena
Cress
The School for Good and Evil

1. Open book 1  to a random page. Look at the first word on the page. If it’s less than 5 letters, you will go to college. If it’s more than 5 letters, you won’t go to college (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

‘From’ – I will go to college! I’m already in college though haha.

2. Open book 1 to a random page. The first name you see. Think of that persons job, that will be your job. Note: Is that person stil in school? You will be a teacher. You don’t know that persons job? You will be unemployed.

‘Madam Hooch’ – I don’t think I’d be the best person to teach flying to be honest. I think I’d be a Quidditch fan (I could referee the matches, if I didn’t have to fly myself), but flying? I’m siriusly clumsy so I don’t think that’d go well haha. Still, it’d be a pretty awesome job! (HOGWARTS)

3. Open book 2 to a random page. The first name you see will be the person you will marry (Clockwork Angel)

*please be Will, please be Will*

‘Jem’

Okay Jem’s a sweetheart, but WILL.

4. Open book 2 to a random page. The first name you see will be your best friend.

I swear if I get Will this time

‘De Quincey’ – um, HE’s my best friend? Then who are my other friends. I mean, if he’s my BEST one. What kind of friends do I have siriusly.

5. Open book 3 to a random page. Look at the second word on the page. Count how many letters that word has, remove 2 letters. That’s how many children you will have (The Mark of Athena)

OH HELLA NO.

‘Couldn’t’ – that’s seven minus two: five kids. I WILL NOT HAVE FIVE KIDS.

6. How many children did you have? Open the book as many times to see who your children will be. If you have no children, open the book once. The first name you will see, will be something of your choice. A couple of examples: neighbor, father in law etc

Leo – aww I will take good care of you my little flame baby. FLAMEO HOTMAN

Annabeth – Ah yes I can see Annabeth being my daughter. LET ME SHOWER YOU IN BOOKS

Piper – Guys it’s very likely that five out of The Seven will be my kids (ALSO HI PIPER WELCOME TO THE FAMILY)

Hazel – See (HAZEL IS SUCH A CUTIE THOUGH I WILL GLADLY BE HER MAMA)

Okay the next name CAN NOT be Percy, Jason or Frank, since that would ruin my ships (incest = big no)

Frank – damn it. FRANK IS SUCH A CUTIE THOUGH LEMME HUG YOU

Okay so I already consider these guys my babies. I will be a good mama to you all

7. Book 4. Where does this book take place? This will be the place you will live (Cress)

Um futuristic Earth I guess! I’m not sure how I feel about that haha. I love The Lunar Chronicles and I’d love to be friends with the gang, but to live in that world… Maybe after the events of Winter (assuming everything will be alright).

8. Open book 4 to a random place, the first name you see, does this person have a car, bike etc.? That will be your transportation in live. Note: teleporting, broom etc. is allowed. If your character had no means of transportation that you know of, you will be using public transportation.

‘Linh Cinder’ – SPACESHIP HELL YES

9. Does this book have any animals in it? Pick your favorite animal, that will be your pet. No animals in the book? You will have no pet (The School for Good and Evil)

Yes it does! MY PET WILL BE A GIANT PANDA THEN.

10. Open book 5 to a random page. The first name you see will be your enemy.

‘Tedros’ – WHAT DID I EVER DO TO YOU BESIDES LOVE YOU AND SUPPORT YOU AND SHIP YOU WITH YOUR TRUE LOVE. OKAY I HAVE TO ADMIT YOU ANNOYED ME A BIT IN THE LAST EVER AFTER BUT I LOVED YOU FOR THAT BECAUSE IT SHOWED YOUR FLAWED AND HUMANNESS WHY ARE WE ENEMIES

So after college I will teach flying at Hogwarts where I’ll also referee Quidditch matches, I marry Jem (sorry Tessa), become best friends with De Quincey (don’t worry I’ll let my Shadowhunter husband stake him), we’ll have five demigods as kids (so basically I’m adopting them), we will live on Earth but in the future where we fly our own spaceship along with our giant panda while on the run for my enemy Tedros. You know, it has it’s flaws, but it’s a pretty good future.

TAG TIME

Fantasy Angel from Avid Reader
Elly from A Hufflepuff’s Thoughts
McKenzie from Bookish Things and Tea
Josie from Josie’s Book Corner
Kira from Delirious Dreams
Kayleigh from Miserable and Magical
Cora from Small Town Bookworm

Don’t feel obligated to do this!

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Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

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Genre: YA, fantasy, sci-fi, fairytale retelling
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Goodreads rating: 4.49
My rating: ★★★★★

summary

In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

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I have to be honest here. I kind of forgot I hadn’t written a review yet and now I’m mad at myself as my memory is already foggy. Woops.

In the third book of The Lunar Chronicles we meet a not completely new character: Cress, who is based on Rapunzel. Can we take this moment to applaud Marissa Meyer for the way she intertwined the fairytale of Rapunzel into The Lunar Chronicles? It’s brilliant and my favourite so far. Cress’ relationship with Thorne is adorable and I ship it. Cress herself is adorable as well and I can’t wait to see more of her. I wish she had joined the crew earlier so she would have had more screen time (page time?).

Lots of stuff happens in this book. Lots of spoily stuff that I won’t spoil for you.

This was me throughout most of the book. ‘CAUSE GUYS IT’S GOING DOWN. I’M YELLING TIMBER CINDER.

Cress is once again full of action, humor, great relationships (platonic and romantic), tears and cuteness. I barely knew anything going into this book, and I think you should too if you haven’t read it yet.

Cress is a rollercoaster of emotions and I need Winter now. I feel so bad for all of you who read this book a long time ago. You poor things how did you survive?! Share your survival tips with me haha.

Have you read it yet? What did you think of Cress? Let me know in the comments!

– The Writing Hufflepuff

Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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Genre: Fairytale retelling // Sci-fi
Category: YA
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Goodreads rating: 4.31
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Summary (2020)

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison–even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner .

Review (2020)

I loved Scarlet so much more than Cinder. I’m officially in love with the series now. At times Cinder was a bit predictable, because I’m so familiar with the fairytale. Scarlet wasn’t predictable at all, which made it way more enjoyable. The pace felt faster too, which led me to reading it faster than Cinder.

Can we get an applause for a book with different POVs which are all interesting? I mean, that doesn’t happen often. I didn’t mind switching between POVs, not even once. Nor did I ever think: ah no, not them again! Seriously, I applaud Marissa Meyer.

There are three new major characters in Scarlet: Scarlet herself, Wolf and Thorne. Scarlet is a great heroine, but Thorne kind of stole her thunder. He just reminded me of my favourite type of anime character. Full of himself, funny and incredibly lovable.

The friendship that develops between Thorne and Cinder just gave me life. Did I miss her interaction with Kai? Yes, but honestly I love friendship more than romantic ships. I think this is also because friendship is quite underrated! I just want more bromance in my books.

Back to Scarlet and Wolf though. I loved Scarlet: she was witty, sarcastic, brave and loved her grandmother more than anything. Wolf too was an interesting character, but I won’t go into any details as I don’t want to spoil anything. Did the romance go a bit too fast? Yes, but Scarlet herself acknowledged that, so I couldn’t be too annoyed. In the end they’re a really cute couple (also Wolf is one of the greatest dorks who is amazed by tomatoes).

I personally found the plot more interesting than Cinder‘s (not saying that I didn’t find Cinder‘s plot interesting! Not at all), but honestly, I can’t say too much about it or I’m afraid I’ll spoil it. Just know that it’s true what they say about this series: it gets better with every book. Now excuse me while I go cry about the fact that they didn’t have Cress at my bookstore when I bought Scarlet and I’ll have to wait until I have time to visit the bookstore again (which wil be after my exams).

Note from Michelle from 2020: once I reread Cinder I actually loved it just as much as Scarlet!
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