Top 10 Tuesday: Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters EVER

Good afternoon, peeps! I feel very rant-y this week, so I decided to leash it all on my Top Ten Tuesday theme, haha! So, turn on your rant-y vibes, because I’ll complain my heart out! Hahaha

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As you may know, this meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish =D My theme today is Top Ten Most Frustrating Characters EVER! In no particular order, let’s talk about those people 😉

~I do apologize for all the people that love those characters; this is only my opinion and doesn’t mean that yours is wrong in any way! This post was made with entertainment purposes only and I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings~

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Top 10 Tuesday: Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings

Good afternoon, peeps! Today I won’t provoke almost you all with the delightful summer temperatures I’m experiencing during my vacation #sorrynotsorryforthebrag, haha!

This Tuesday, I felt like analyzing some of the books’ sceneries I’ve been seeing. I’m an eternal rebel, so my theme for the day is Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings!

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As you may know, this meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish =D

In no particular order, let’s talk about setting and bookish worlds that are just too liveable! #that’snotaword

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Top 10 Tuesday: Top Ten Good Beach Reads

Hello, hello! Get your sunglasses, plastic glittery ball and the sun blocker because this post will be A TRIP TO THE BEACH!

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I know what most of you’re thinking: but Annelise, how are we going to be on a beach mood with Christmas AROUND THE CORNER and SUCH A COLD WEATHER?

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I’ll tell you how: come visit my lovely panda hideaway! In Brazil, today is the first day of… SUMMER. It’s so hot in here that Britney Spears totally wouldn’t be able to Breathe On anyone. #breatheonmestupidjoke #sorrynotsorry #it’sabadpun #I’mkeepingit

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As my poor panda fur starts to make me sweat like a pig and I find my white parts getting red on this merciless sun, why not try to bring some warmth to my Winterish book dearies? It’s the only logical thing to do before I pass out from the damn heat =D #dramaticpanda

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By the way, I almost lost the whole point as usual, but we’re here gathered today because this meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and my theme today is Top 10 Good Beach Reads! You know, in case you didn’t notice?

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Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read

Good night and welcome to a once more late Top 10 Tuesday! I think I’ll stop pointing out that I’m late because it’s becoming a bad habit. Maybe if I don’t point that I’m late, I can get myself back on time…? Anyway, this meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and my chosen theme for the day is 10 Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read 🙂

In no particular order, let’s go!

  1. By Arrangement, by Madeline Hunter
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from my Instagram 🙂

As punishment for a romantic indiscretion, Lady Christiana is forced to marry a common merchant. But when she meets David de Abyndon, she finds he is no ordinary merchant but a man of extraordinary poise and virility. She senses the most uncompromising of passions behind his cool blue eyes.

This one has been sitting on my shelves for like three years or more now and I never seem to find the time to read it, ugh!

  1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while, but never got to it. After reading Jess’ review for it, I’m more excited ❤ [Jess is from the Mud and Stars]

  1. The School for Good and Evil series, by Soman Chainani

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The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.

This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?

I’ve been meaning to read this book since it freaking came out in Brazilian Portuguese [aka right after the original release]. But I only saw it twice on bookstores: the first time it was when we met and I was penniless (I’m a sadistic for going to bookstores without any kind of money, I know); and the second time I had to leave it on the shelf, along with To Kill A Mockingbird and Falling Kingdoms because I had also found the illustrated Harry Potter… Well, they always say that the third time is the one that counts, right? 😀

  1. When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You #1), by Meg Cabot

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Jess Mastriani has never been what you’d call a typical Midwestern teenager—her extracurricular activities, instead of cheerleading or 4-H, include fist-fights with the football team and month-long stints in detention. A part of Jess would like to be the prom queen her mother has always envisioned her being, but another part is secretly counting the days until she’s saved up enough money to buy her own Harley.

Then something happens that guarantees Jess will be one of the in-crowd…at least until her newfound talent ends up getting her dead.

I’ve met this series two summers ago, by chance at a bookstore, and by looking at the last volume’s cover. To this day, I have never seen the first book anywhere (I admit that I didn’t do that much digging…), so it’s not exactly my fault that I don’t have it, right…? Lol Wrong.

  1. The Infernal Devices + The Mortal Instruments + The Dark Artifices

And any other book in the Shadowhunters world, by Cassandra Clare

I promise I already bought the ebook for Clockwork Angel. Soon, guys.

  1. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1), by Marissa Meyer

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Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

This book simply doesn’t sounds as my kind, but I was convinced by an army of lovely bookstagrammers and book bloggers that I should give it a try. And I can’t believe I’m still standing there not reading it, haha!

  1. Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon #1), by Dan Brown

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When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati … the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church.

Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival.

Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair … a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.

I’ve read Inferno some years ago and I can’t believe I still haven’t read the other books in this series lol I’m hopeless.

  1. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë

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YES,  I KNOW, I DESERVE THE EYE-ROLLINGS!

  1. Throne of Glass series, by Sarah J. Maas

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After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

The reason why I’m not reading this series yet is because I want this edition, with the woman on the cover. I don’t care much for books with illustrations on the cover overall and I don’t like this series illustration covers at all, sorry 😦

  1. Game of Thrones

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Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.

The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne.

I already bought all the ebooks, made a bet with a friend (hi, Jen!) and still haven’t started those. Maybe on June. June sounds like a good month in my calendar. ~who knows~

That’s it, thank you so much for reading and I hope your eyes aren’t too sore from all the rolling I must have won during it, haha!

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Around the World in YA Books Tag!

Hello, there! Welcome to another Saturday with a book tag ❤ This time I was tagged by the lovely Jess, from the Mud and Stars! I highly recommend for you to check up her blog, it’s amazing ❤ She’s also amazing, I think there’s a connection here 😉

Anyway, let’s make this trip! Just don’t expect only YA books…

Brazil

  • São Paulo

Brás, Bexiga and Barra Funda

  • Rio de Janeiro

The Hour of the Star

  • Bahia

Sand Captains

Lima, Peru

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Caribbean

Jack Sparrow series

Cuba

The Old Man and the Sea

Bahamas

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

 Italy

  • Florence

Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance

  • Venice

One Knight in Venice

  • Verona

Romeo and Juliet

Portugal

The Crime of Father Amaro

Germany

  • Molching

The Book Thief

  • Hamburg

Journey to the Center of the Earth

France

The Phantom of the Opera

England

  • London

Convincing the Secretary

  • Shere

His Request

  • Cambridge

Lessons in Love

  • Durham

Object of His Desire

  • Bristol

Polestar

  • Yorkshire

The Tutor

 Scotland

Highland Magic series

Greece

The Iliad

Denmark

Misunderstood: Secrets of a Teen Queen

Russia

Tapestry of Fate

USA

  • New Hampshire

The Asylum series

  • North Carolina

The Bartered Bride

  • Maine

Between Worlds, Jacqueline E. Smith

  • Coldwater, Maine

Hush, Hush

  • Shore Lake

Blur (Night Roamers)

  • New York

Percy Jackson series

  • Florida

Boys of Summer

  • Isla Huesos, Florida

Abandon series

  • Baltimore

Dangerous Spirits

  • Los Angeles

Darkness Brutal

  • California

The Mediator series

  • Laguna Beach, California

Evermore

  • Bervery Hills, California

Misunderstood: Secrets of a Teen Queen

  • Seattle

Twilight series

  • Gettysburg

Escape To Gettis… And Love

  • Nebraska

Fangirl

  • Washington

50 Shades of Grey

  • Texas

His Convenient Husband

  • Austin, Texas

Stripped with the Vampire

  • Arizona

The Host

  • Kansas

In Cold Blood

  • New Orleans, Louisiana

Interview with the Vampire

  • Mississippi

The Last Juror

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma

The House of Night series

  • Boston

My Reckless Heart

  • New Jersey

Of Poseidon

  • Minnesota

Origins

  • Hollywood

Secrets and High Spirits

  • Oregon

The Shack

  • San Francisco

Thomasina

  • Alabama

To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Connecticut

The Wedding Bargain

  • Massachusetts

Widdershins

  • Georgia

With Abandon

  • New Mexico

With Caution

Saudi Arabia

The Arabian Nights

Jerusalem

The Expected One

Egypt

Cleopatra and her Asp

Istanbul, Turkey

Inferno

Congo

Heart of Darkness

China

Brothers

Japan

Hiroshima

Antarctica

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

 

Omg, it seems that I travel a lot both on the real and on the fictional world…

After so many titles, I’m feeling terrible lazy, so I’m nominating everyone that is up to the challenge of finding out on how many bookish places that you already visited, haha!

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[ps: My most visited places of all times is England ❤ ]