5 Quotes from Last 5 Books

These are five of my favourite quotes from the last five books that I have read!!

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

“I did what was necessary to gain my freedom. Wouldn’t you?”

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Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

“You can’t skip to the end of the story just because you’re tired of being in the middle. You’d never survive.”

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Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

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The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

“Moments of beauty sustain us through hours of ugliness.”

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I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

“You can always control how hard you fight.”

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Reasons why I Love Fantasy Series

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday is reason’s you love…. and today I decided to list the reasons I love fantasy series with a couple of examples!

Here are 9 reasons why I love Fantasy Series:

Picture1I loving deep diving into a new world with every fantasy novel I pick up, learning all about it and how it differs from reality.

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Picture2Magic is usually at the core of each fantasy novel/series and learning about all of the intricacies, rules and restrictions is one my favourite things about the genre!

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Picture3The characters are such a highlight in fantasy. Sometimes they are quite similar to regular human in a completely fantastical setting, other times they are a completely foreign species that we need to learn about!

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Picture5Quests are some of my favourite tropes in fiction and the fantasy genre has provided me with some of my favourites!

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Picture4Of course nothing quite beats an evil overlord of some kind that our underdog main protagonist needs to defeat. The dichotomy of good versus evil is very prevalent in fantasy and I feel it creates a bond between the reader and the characters.

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Picture6There are sooooo many different subgenres of fantasy that keep me engaged and consistently entertained! One I’ve recently been enjoying is sci-fi fantasy!

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Picture8A good romance mixed in between all of the magic and adventure is something that always keeps me coming back for more!

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Picture9There is something freeing about diving headfirst into a long, epic/high fantasy series that really helps you to escape the realities of life.

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Picture10This might seem a little trivial to some but there is something about maps in fantasy novels that I just love! It reinforces how different the world may be and definitely adds a layer of depth to the tale.

2020 Asian Readathon

Read With Cindy on Booktube hosts an Asian Readathon that is held over the month of May for Asian Heritage Month, for all information please see her announcement video HERE. In honour of that I thought I would highlight a few books I have read over the last few months by APIA authors and a few I still have on my TBR that I am looking forward to getting to in the near future. I am not 100% participating in the readathon but I still wanted to highlight some of these books and authors and encourage everyone else to pick them up as well!Picture1

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The Last Series I abandoned

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is the last 10 books I abandoned. As somewhat of a completionist I have a tough time DNFing a book or not completing a series when I am already a few books in. I would just kind of prefer to force myself to finish off the book/series and then put them back on my shelves and never think about them again. However, there are two instances where I have started a series and have no intention of every finishing them which I thought I would share with you today!

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The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi – I read the original trilogy a couple of years ago now and I liked the first book and gradually my attention span and interest just dwindled as I continued through the series.  This was around the time that Restore Me was first released and before I had even read any of the series I bought a brand new hardback copy because I was sooo sure I was going to love this series as much as everyone else, alas it is sitting on my shelves unread and I have no interest in continuing on!

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Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore – I started this series right around the time the movie was first released which was nearly ten years ago now and I think at the time only 2-3 of the books had been published. Over the next couple of years I did end up picking up each of the books as they were released but eventually my interest and my reading preferences changed and I gave up on ever completing this series!

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Books I Enjoyed but rarely talk about

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday prompt is the perfect opportunity to showcase 10 books I really loved but haven’t had a chance to talk about in a while. I find usually I will post a review for a book and then won’t really bring it back up again. I highly recommend all of these books and their series!

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Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

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Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

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To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson

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The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

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