Sorry I Don’t Love Them | Top 10 Tuesday [#29]


Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Characters Everyone Loves But I Don’t.

I love having unpopular opinions. It makes me unique and sets me apart from other book lovers! So I apologize if I dislike a character you like. It’s nothing personal… it’s just that they suck. Simple.

10. Peeta from the Hunger Games


He was a bore to read. Complete snoozefest.

9. Jace from the Mortal Instruments


Hot as he may be… he was no Alec/Magnus.

8. Rhys from A Court of Thorns and Roses


I couldn’t stand how he treated Feyre. It was so uncomfortable to read.

7. Chaol from Throne of Glass

Chaol again

Whine, whine, whine. That’s all he does!

6. Maven from Red Queen


For reasons I will not disclose.

5. Day from Legend


No sympathies for him. Don’t see how he was the face of a revolution!

4. Draco from Harry Potter


He was cruel to my favorite character Hermoine. So it’s obvious where my loyalties lie.

3. Cinder from Lunar Chronicles


No emotional attachment to her at all… mediocre character.

2. Alina from Shadow and Bone


Not my favorite heroine. I wouldn’t have minded if the series only revolved around Nikolai and the Darkling!

1. Celaena from Throne of Glass


This is pre-Aelin days. She was a mess.

Well there you have it! Top 10Characters Everyone Loves But I Don’t. Do you agree with my choices? What popular characters do you not like?

Until next time,

Sig New




The Book Love Tag | Books at Dawn


Hey guys!

I was tagged on Valentine’s Day (today) by Deanna at A Novel Glimpse to do The Book Love Tag! I thought with a couple hours left on this love day, why not throw out a last minute tag. Thanks Deanna!

Your favorite book couple.

My current favorite couple is Darrow and Virginia from the Red Rising Trilogy! I love the dynamic of Reaper and Mustang so much. As much as my heart broke for Eo, I think Darrow finally met his match with Virginia!


Your top 3 book boy/girlfriends.

My current top book boyfriends go to Magnus Damora (FK), Magnus Bane (TMI), and Kaz Brekker (SoC)! Back off if you want to keep your hands ladies… I mean it!


Imagine your favorite book couple. Who would propose, and how? (If there’s already been a proposal: who would be more into organizing the wedding?)


I honestly think Darrow would be the one to propose. He would have his crew fly them out on a mission to an abandoned planet where he would then take her beneath the stars of the galaxy and promise her the universe on one knee.


Unpopular opinions time! Name a popular pairing you can’t stand.

Eleanor and Park

Sorry not sorry… Eleanor and Park. They just did nothing for me. Such a bland pairing!


What’s your favorite and least favorite romance trope?

My favorite romantic trope is the Star-crossed Lovers Trope. Just because who doesn’t love a good Romeo and Juliet story!

My least favorite trope is the Friend to Lover Trope. Not all best friends become lovers ok? So stop it authors. Just stop it!


Do you ship non-canon couples often? Name some if you do.

Oh hey, I guess I do! They deserve some love too don’t ya think?

Finnie (Finnick/Annie) from the Hunger Games Trilogy.

Captain Cress (Captain Thorne/Cress) from the Lunar Chronicles Series.

Wysper (Wylan/Jesper) from Six of Crows.


Your opinion on love triangles. Go!

I don’t mind love triangles to be honest. It all depends on the writing of them. They do make for some interesting drama when it comes down to it. And it keeps you on edge waiting and hoping that your ship is the one that makes it in the end!


Favorite and least favorite love triangle?


Favorite Love Triangle goes to ………… Katniss/Peeta/Gale! I wasn’t rooting for anyone in particular. So I was happy in the end with the choice Katniss made!



Least Favorite Love Triangle goes to………. Bella/Edward/Jacob. Why? It’s not because I hated the Twilight series (because I don’t… I secretly love it), it’s because Jacob is a useless waste of page space. Bye bye Jacob… don’t come back!


Sometimes romance just isn’t the way to go. Favorite friendship?


Shocker? Oh please. You seen this one coming! The friendship of Harry/Ron/Hermoine is going down in the history books. There’s no greater friendship!


What’s your favorite scene with your bookish OTP?


That first kiss between Simon & Baz. Do I need to say more?

Uh no I don’t.


Imagine your favorite book couple again. Who’s most excited about Valentine’s Day (either ironically or genuinely)?


To be honest I feel like neither of them would show that they are excited for Valentine’s Day… but secretly I know they will have romantic shit planned for each other. Secret romantics right there!


I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day with the people you love the most, whether it be your partner, parents, friends or family! Just spread some love today y’all!

Until next time,

Sig 3





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The BFF Book Tag | Books at Dawn


Hey guys!

I was tagged by Deanna over at A Novel Glimpse. If you haven’t checked out her blog or are not following her, please do so now! Thanks for the tag!

I can honestly tell you guys that I am the BEST BFF you could ever have. So I thought this tag was quite appropriate for me!

1. Setting the Example: A pair/group of book bff’s that you love?

The Serpent King

I need some friends like Dill, Travis and Lydia in my life. They would literally die for each other, that’s how strong their relationship is. They are so tight knit that only tragedy could break them apart!

2. Childhood Bestie: Which book character would you have like to grown up with?

Siege and Storm

Nikolai would have been a fantastic bestie to grow up with. I would be his wingman, secret keeper, adventure taker, and everything else that comes with being childhood besties! That would be a friendship that lasted!

3. Frenemy: Which book character would bring out your competitive side?

Six of Crows

Wylan would bring out my competitive side for the sheer fact that we are pretty much the same person. Timid, shy, but knows when to pull through and save the day. So because we are so similar I feel like we would go after the same things and would end up being frenemies!

4. Fashion Guru: Who would be the bestie whose closet you’d want to raid or would you want to go on a shopping spree with?

Carry On

Baz obviously. His expensive and fashionable suits would be perfect for me since I have no idea how to buy them or pair them or wear them. I have much to learn from Baz!

5. The Bad Influence: Which character would you want to commit a small act of rebellion with? (go skinny dipping, sneak into a movie, have a drag race with, etc.)

Rebel Spring

Jonas would be the perfect friend to commit little felonies and acts of rebellion with for the fact that he is a rebel and troublemaker already. I just think we would have the best of times!

6. Blood Brothers: Which character would you want to be your surrogate big brother/sister? (You can do both if you want.)

HP and the Philospher's Stone

I wish I was the twin brother of Hermoine! She is just so badass that I think if we were a pair it would be equally as insane. I would make J.K. Rowling rewrite the whole series to include me and how EPIC of a magical team Hermoine and I would be!

7. Mother Hen: Which character would you want to be by your side when you’re having a bad day to cheer you up?

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

I would need Andrew to cheer me up on my most terrible days. He can read to me by my bed side and then quietly fall in love with me like he did with Rusty in this book.

8. The Counselor: Which character would you go to for relationship advice (or) confide a secret to?


I would definitely confide all my secrets to Cress. I think she would be really trustworthy and would keep them to herself. Plus we would have secret slumber parties in her satellite in space… if it didn’t get blown up in book 3! HAHA

9. More than friends: Who would be your book bf/ gf (if you like both genders you can choose one of each, but only one choice per gender!)

The Bane Chronicles

Magnus all the way. I would replace Alec and we would have an eternal love until the day I die… because Magnus is immortal…

Well there you have it! The BFF Tag. Did I choose some great BFF’s or what? Let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time,

Sig New


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Futuristic Books I Love | Top 10 Tuesday [25]

Top 10 Tuesday

Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Futuristic Books That I Love.

Now I am not that experienced in the sci-fi genre as some other readers might be and most of my picks are dystopian books with sci-fi elements. So I apologize if I get them mixed up. But never the less I hope you enjoy the books I have chosen for this week’s topic!

10. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins     


9. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

8. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen

7. Cress by Marissa Meyer


6. Legend by Marie Lu


5. Prodigy by Marie Lu


4. Champion by Marie Lu

3. Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

Saga Vol. 1

2. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Steel Heart

1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising

Well there you have it! Top 10 Futuristic Books I Love. Do you agree with my choices? Give me some awesome recommendations of YA books in the Sci-fi genre please!

Until next time,

Sig New

February 2016 TBR | Books at Dawn


Hey guys!

It is February 1st of 2016. The start of a new month and the start of a brand new set of books to be read. It is the month of love as Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th and it is also a leap year, meaning February has 29 days this year. What else is happening this month? Chinese New Year is coming, which means its the start of the year of the monkey (my year).

So a lot of different exciting things are happening this month. And because I managed to accomplish last months TBR I have high hopes to accomplish it again this month.

Here is my February 2016 TBR!

Golden Son

Golden Son

(Red Rising #2)

 Pierce Brown

Silver Eve

Silver Eve

(Guardians of Tarnec #2)

 Sandra Waugh

The Impostor Queen

The Impostor Queen

(The Impostor Queen #1)

 Sarah Fine



(The Lunar Chronicles #4)

 Marissa Meyer

I’m so excited to get a bunch of reading done this month. I really want to get through this list of books as soon as possible!

Be sure to follow me on twitter to track my progress throughout the month: @BooksatDawn

Until next time,

Sig New


Pixar Book Tag | Books at Dawn


Hey guys!

I was tagged by Joey over at Thoughts and Afterthoughts to do the Pixar Book Tag. Pixar holds quite a few of my favorite animated movies ever! Including The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and Monsters Inc., so I knew I had to do this tag.

Toy Story — A book where you wanted the characters to come to life

Falling KingdomsOf course I want the characters from Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes to come to life! So I can fall madly in love with Magnus and knock Cleo out of the picture. Sorry girl, I’m just better. (I’ll settle for Ashur if Magnus doesn’t take the bait though…)





A Bugs Life— A character who goes through a transformation

Red RisingDarrow from Red Rising by Pierce Brown went through a major transformation. Going from the Red Slave to a Gold God. The precedures he had to go through I wouldn’t even wish on my enemies.





Monsters Inc. — A strong/scary character develops a soft side for someone else

Shadow and BoneThe Darkling from The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. He is scary, but charming, evil bu handsome, and he has a soft spot for Alina his Sun Summoner.






Finding Nemo — “P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney” A book that has an address or quote that’s burned into your memory forever

HP Philosopher's StoneI will forever remember 4 Privet Drive. As would any other Harry Potter fan ever!






The Incredibles — Coolest Book Family

The Serpent KingFrom the most recent book I have read, I would choose the Blankenships from The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner! If I didn’t already have a cool family, these guys would be the ones I would choose.





Cars 1, 2, 3 — A book that keeps getting sequels you feel are not needed

10507293Should I mention the Selection Series by Kiera Cass… I mean come on. Just stop already!






Ratatouille — A book featuring a non-human/humanoid

CinderYou guys might think I am talking about Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, but I am reffering to the humanoid that is Iko. She is hands down 100% better then Cinder… don’t hate.





Wall-E — A book that made you lonely

All the Bright PlacesAll the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven definitely makes you feel lonely near the end. Heartbreaking as it was, there was still a silver lining!







Up — A book whose characters quickly made you become emotionally invested in

More Happy Than NotI quickly got emotionally invested in Aaron Soto from More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera to the point where my heart was literally breaking for him.






Brave — Name a book with a strong mother/daughter relationship

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens AgendaI don’t read enough contemporaries to really have an exact answer for this, and the ones I have read have had problematic at home relationships. So I will choose the strong bond between Simon Spier from Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and his parents.




Inside Out — Name a book that could be one of your core memories

The OutsidersThe Outsiders by S.E. Hinton will always bring back fond core memories. Favorite book growing up at school!






Well there you have it the Pixar Book Tag. Brings back a lot of fond memories as I was going through these questions. Did you guys love any of the movies from Pixar?


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The Hype is Too Much (Freebie) | Top 10 Tuesday [24]

Top 10 Tuesday

Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Books Where the Hype is Too Much (Freebie).

This week’s topic is a freebie where we get to choose our own topic. I have decided to talk about the books I feel are receiving too much hype. Now hype can either be a good thing or a negative thing. For me when a book is too hyped it turns me off from reading it right away. Some examples of this would be Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and Winter by Marissa Meyer. I didn’t read Red Queen until 6 months after its release when the hyped died down, and I still have yet to read Winter the conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles.

What is your take on the subject? And here are the 10 books that are receiving too much hype for 2016!

10. The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine

The Shadow Queen

9. A Gathering Darkness by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows

8. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye

The Crown's Game

7. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken


6. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven King

5. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword

4. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury

3. Heartless by Marissa Meyer


2. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight

1. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard


Well there you have it! Top 10 Books Where the Hype is Too Much (Freebie). Do you agree with my choices? What books coming out in 2016 do you think are receiving too much hype?

Until next time,

Sig New