Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday – Auto-Buy Scifi and Fantasy Authors

Booktube SFF Awards Babble Crossover Topic! — This month’s crossover topic is your auto-buy authors that write SFF.

I’m actually quite finicky when it comes to absolutely adoring authors enough to buy them automatically – mainly because of money – BUT there are a few authors I’m definitely going to buy immediately regardless of monetary status, and some that I will buy fairly soon after publication.

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LEIGH BARDUGO

QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN.

I want her books now. King of Scars duology (? I think?), Ninth House! THEY CAN’T COME QUICK ENOUGH.

I devoured Six of Crows, she’s a wonderful person, and yes. I adore her. I met her when she did her UK tour with Rainbow Rowell and I am officially her loyal subject.

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Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Jokesters

— In honor of April Fools (a bit late but hey, I don’t control when Wednesdays fall), talk about your favorite jokesters, pranksters, and funny characters. 

I love me some funny characters. While I know there’s bound to be more focus on pranksters and jokers on others’ lists, I haven’t really read many of those that spring immediately to mind. So I’m going with the ones who never fail to make me titter or smile with their humour.

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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY – Favorite Teachers/Mentors

March 28: Favorite Teachers/Mentors

 Typically, we read about our protagonist being taught by someone wiser than they, whether is it is a teacher as we know them or more of a supernatural/magical mentor. Talk about some of your favorites! 

Image result for mcgonagallPROFESSOR MGCONAGALL – Harry Potter

Yeah I know technically we’re not allowed, but fack it. I love McGonagall, she deserves to be on this list for “Have a biscuit, Potter” ALONE. Fierce woman needs this top spot.

 

 

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CHRISTOPHER WOLFE – Ink and Bone

A highly enigmatic teacher, doesn’t want to be there but fights tooth and nail for what he believes in. Also he has an adorable husband/partner/I’m not sure if they’re married, but that relationship is amazing and real. He was the best part of the book IMO.

 

 

 

 

Image result for baghra grishaBAGHRA – Grisha Trilogy

This grumpy, acidic woman was so amazing and multi-layered. I enjoyed her presence in the books so much. The little nod towards her in the Language of Thorns via the Darkling made me well up.

 

 

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MR WEDNESDAY – American Gods

Ok so slightly unreliable mentor? But an important guide all the same. The way he teaches Shadow and brings him out of the depths is really fun to read, and the fact he’s so unpredictable makes him extra dynamic.

 

 

 

 

GANDALF THE GREY –  LOTR

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ULTIMATE WIZARD.

I prefer him to Gandalf the White, but his sacrifice and gentle pushing of people in the right places is just… textbook mentor.

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Wednesday

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY – Sci-fi and Fantasy in Other Media!

March 21: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy in Other Media – Booktube SFF Awards Babbles Crossover Topic!

— This month’s babbles crossover topic involves our favorite SFF outside of books (like movies, tv shows, games, anime, etc.)

*DONS FANTASY CAPE*

HERE I COME TO GIVE YOU TOP 5 OF SCI-FI AND THE TOP 5 OF FANTASY.

CAUSE I CAN’T DECIDE.

Ok I’ll use my inside voice now.

FANTASY

PRACTICAL MAGIC

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Random Musings · Reviews

The Problem With Jessica Jones Series 2

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SPOILERS WITHIN – If you haven’t seen this series PLEASE don’t read this. Unless you CBA watching series two, in which case read on.

Almost everyone I know was excited for season two of Jessica Jones. Easily the most dynamic Marvel hero (don’t @ me) with her complicated past, box-breaking character and general sarcasm, Jessica Jones’ first series showcased a wonderful balance of heartbreak and malice at every turn.

Sure, it wasn’t without its faults. Some people lamented at the pacing, the straightforward plot, but I never found it dull. At the heart of it, the characters were what mattered, and they drove it. A wonderful sister duo were at its heart, who loved and supported each other completely, proving that not all female leads need to be loud, brashy and generally mean to other women to be written well.

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The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell – Review!

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Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future.

In modern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.

HISTORICAL MAGICAL FANTASYYYYY GET IN MY BELLY.

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Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday – Favourite F/F couples

Who are your favorite ladies loving other ladies? (Note: this isn’t specifically cis lesbian couples, but also applies to couples that include bi women, trans women, pan women, ace women, etc.)

— Top 5 Wednesday is a group run by Samantha from Thoughts on Tomes and can be found here!

I, very regrettably, haven’t read many books with F/F involved and this has only just become very clear to me. I will have to remedy post haste buy this list will include TV shows and films.

ROOT / SHAW from Person of Interest

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