FAVOURITE FICTIONAL MALES

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Happy valentineeeee!!!!!!!!! (apologies for that) but seriously happy valentine. Truly each day should be filled with acts of love to those special to us and pretty much everybody around us but honestly life is not always easy and sometimes mundane things get in the way of the important so taking time out to celebrate not because it’s culture or because everybody is doing it but because you just want that person to know that if for some reason you’ve being unable to express how special they are to you then you’re going to spend the day making it up to them. It’s not the day that’s special, it’s the act done in it that defines it so yes everyday should be used to appreciate those around you but the special days should be made used of also to make things more special.

Anyhoo in honor of this day am going to do the fictional boyfriend tag but that makes me sounds funny to me so am going to call it…..well what’s up there….and talk about my current top 5 favorite male characters and why I like them.

WARNING THERE MIGHT BE SPOILERS

1. Adam  Hauptman Alpha Wolf of the Tri-Cities (Mercy Thompson series)– he won Rhysand for the top spot by a margin….actually by a lot but just a little (that doesn’t make any sense….insert eye roll). Truth be told Adam is my exact kind of man, am always over thinking things so I sometimes ask for advice from people (after worrying my brain to death). I might not end up taking it but hearing another person’s perspective helps to clarify things, so I like a man that has a good head on his neck, mature and authoritative but not a bully or a dictator. And those reasons are why Adam is no 1, the fact that he gave Mercy a free rein to live her life even when he worries for her safety  but also he knows when to step in and take control of the situation. I like the fact he’s possessive and dominant but not in creepy fifty shade way (and it’s mostly because he’s a wolf and also an alpha). I like the fact he doesn’t feel threatened by her self sufficiency but rather encourages her and I like that he’s always there for her when she needs him or gets herself in trouble (not because she actively seeks out trouble but they just seem to find her and she’s always putting herself out there for the people around her). I just really like him as a person and Mercy is one lucky (fictional girl)

 2.  Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court (A  Court of Mist and Fury)- this guy needs no introduction ( A Court of Wings and Ruin countdown). I like him for who he is, powerful, self sacrificing, patient, wise and supportive partner. But the difference between him and Adam qualities is more relatable to as a person but Rhysand is relatable to who is as a powerful fayre (the most powerful of them all) so as much as I like him there’s still the awareness of him not being human but even though Adam is wolf, he’s character is relatable in a guy next door vibe (in as much way as a wolf can be seen as the guy next door but you get my gist). I don’t have much to say about him cuz I already fan girl on him in my review of TCMF plus I mention him in almost all my book reviews which tells you he’s a fav.

 

 3 Aaron Warner (Shatter me series)- Warner Warner Warner (or should I say Aaron)…….what to say about you. I always find myself short of word to describe the feels Warner    gave me from the shatter me series (even in the book review I wrote on the book, to be uploaded Thursday). Warner  is a guy on his own lane and he makes no apologies for who is even though that person is a  hard one to love because of what he’s had to do and endure. I like how he told her not to try and change him not because he thinks he’s a good guy but because he knows she needs to come to term with who he is. Juliette was coming to him with a jaded belief so I see his point. I would love to say more about him but I just don’t really know how to compartmentalize (warren makes me use big words) him so…..

 

4. Kaz Brekker (Six of Crows)– Kaz is also a favorite not looking from a romantic perspective but for his skills, ability to always be steps ahead and everything that makes him kaz. He’s a favorite and I smile when I hear/read his name in a review.

 5.Magnus Chase (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series)– also falls in the same category as Kaz for me (not considered from a romantic perspective) but Magnus is so funny!. Magnus chase was the first work of Rick Riorden I read so I might be partial when I say he’s the funniest of Percy and him (haven’t continued with the Lost Heroes so I can’t really say much about Leo or Apollo). Magnus is witty, and I got sold from the first line of the book.

 

THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN (BOOK REVIEW)

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“Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

 

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

 

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.”

 

Four main points from this book;

1.IT’S THE MOST CONFUSING BOOK HAVE READ SO FAR: There are names in this book I can’t pronounce (actually I think there’s not a name in the book I can pronounce). The beings in the novel has confusing names that does nothing in telling what they are and what they do and even the ones that were explained? I think the explanation just makes things worst. And sometimes the poetry can be sweet, swoon worthy but also choking and disconcerting the same paragraph  ,

 

“Although I had never envisioned marriage, I had thought of love. Not the furtive love I heard muffled in the corners or rooms of some of the harem wives. What I wanted was a connection, a shared heartbeat that kept rhythm across oceans and worlds. I didn’t want the prince from the folktales or some milk-skinned, honey-eyed youth who said his greetings and proclaimed his love in the same breath. I wanted a love thick with time, as inscrutable as if a lathe had carved it from night and as familia”

“I want to share whole worlds with you and write your name in the stars.”

“I want to measure eternity with your laughter.”

The fu*k that means?

I have no understanding of the world or the palace, am still trying to wrap my head around a room/world? and already am being thrust into another(Calm the muse and gimme a chance to catch up will you?) .

2.MAYA IS A FOOL: How many times could one person possibly screw up before wising up(her screw up’s just two but it feels like a hundred), I mean hasn’t she heard the advice not to rush into judgment before you’ve had all your facts?.what’s worst is her judgments are usually not the easy ones that can easily be retraced but huge world damming decisions that not only affects her but her ‘love’ at best and the ‘world’ at worst. I mean seriously I felt like reaching my hand inside to smack some sense into her like ‘girl cool your horses, get your facts straight before plunging the knife into the tree or jumping into the reincarnation pool….seriously!’.  And of course all is forgiving and wrongs are made right but has she really learnt her lessons ?. Also Amar’s the most boring love interest have ever read in a book with all the power he has, I mean I can’t pin point just one thing to make him stand out. Sure he’s powerful and all but all I can remember about him is him pinning away for his love and “standing beside her,not in front or behind but in front’. I mean seriously? (I find my self saying this a lot throughout the book). I hate to compare books cuz that’s unwise and unfair but I can’t help myself here, Tamlin too needed saving but even in his “captivity” he still managed to project power and while Feyre was doing the work trying to free him, Sarah J Mass still managed not to let him go into oblivion in the process. I think authors are so engulfed in trying to make badass heroines that they sometimes write the hero into oblivion. Feyre is powerful but so is Tamlin and  Rhys is another level of badass, he probably gave the word meaning.

 

3.I RATE IT 3 OUT OF 5: Despite it’s shortcomings  I still enjoyed reading the book. It gave a fresh kind of view into human character, shortcomings and defects , how powerful a split moment decision can be . Whether for good or evil. And also the consequences that can come with them. Because it’s a book with an ending things get sorted but in real life things don’t always happen like that. Split second decisions that takes us away from things that could have made us happy for the rest of our life, things that could have brought us to completion and truly quench the aches of our heart. Life is very precarious and sometimes we don’t realize it, like the thread in the novel a yank could lead either way. This novel really stirred me up and it’s a cool breeze from the usual fairy-tale story (though I love me fairy-tales, life is hard enough. Books are means of escape). I really enjoy this book despite the fact it was confusing and choking a times (there’s a glossary at the end though, I didn’t read it but it’s available. Just thought to mention that ), I don’t like things that confuse me ( it’ll bug at me till I find answers ….stressful) I still like the book so 3 out of 5 and I’LL STILL RECOMMEND IT (never going to reread it though).

4.KUDOS TO ROSHANI CHOKSHI- I  think this’s her first book (I could be wrong, don’t quote me on that) and it really is not bad for a debut, definitely not less just too much.

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A COURT OF MIST AND FURY BY SARAH J. MASS (BOOK REVIEW)

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I read the first book last month i.e A Court Of Thorns And Roses and I liked it a lot so I immediately picked up the second book in the series to read but then I stopped few chapters in ( like 100+ pages in) because it seems the plot was changing and what the first book was built on was slowly being erased. I hate when that happens in books , to have everything have absorbed so far in a book twisted and changed throws me in a loop so I stopped reading. I was a fool. Am so glad I picked the book back up this month after reading countless reviews about how good it was and it wasn’t a lie, it was good which made me  angry at myself that I waited this long to read it but it was also  kind of cool , it’s like finding a treasure.

like everyone’s being saying about this book ,it’s awesome!. The series is my first Sarah J. Mass book and I can’t wait to read her other published works.

 

SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What I really loved about the book was how she introduced the relationship between Feyre and Rhys, it wasn’t rushed. After all she endured for Tamlin in the first book would have had problem understanding if she had just throne it all away for a new love interest . She allowed Feyre to work through her issues first and slowly etched out the relationship between her and Tamlin but not by painting Tamlin as the bad guy at least not straight away. The way she found out she was Rhys’ mate…..priceless. I really really  really like the book for that, sometimes things don’t work out. People change and sometimes we don’t want to accept that cuz letting go even when it’s the right thing to do can be very hard.

Definitely like Rhys more than Tamlin especially after the stupid thing he did at the end. I think the guy’s just broken. Rhys just became my second male fiction character (Adam’s the first, from Mercy Thompson series)

What I learnt from the book

New things is not always bad. Change is constant, we can either work with it  or against it but either way it’ll happen and what we do with it will determine if we’ll stay stuck in the past or soar with the wind to the future. New things can be scary (at least to me it is, except we’re talking gadgets ) but it’s almost never bad (except when it is). Life is what we make it to be.

Patiently waiting for the next installment

I give it 10/10