Platonic Love

Platonic Love

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature once hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten (or your own amount) accordingly.

Today’s blog title is inspired by my favourite SNUPER song. Consider it the soundtrack of this post. 😂 Platonic relationships are one of my favourites, especially in YA. Even when I end up not liking a book, sometimes the friendships within are some of the aspects I did like in the book. Here’s a list of some of my favourite platonic relationships. Quite short this week because of assignments.

The Great Library series – Khalila Seif, Morgan Hault and Glain Wathen

A.K.A one of my favourite trios in the world. These three girls come together after joining the library training programme. At first, they don’t appear to be close, especially since Morgan joins the programme later than the rest of them. But I loved how you can tell how much they love each other and how much they’re willing to go to protect them and the other postulants. They’re separated for a while during the series but when they’re reunited, they’re so cool and funny. They’re all polar opposites of each other but are so understanding and work so well.

The Great Library series – Jess Brightwell, Dario Santiago and Thomas Schreiber

Again, the other half of the Postulant 6. Originally, I was just going to put down Jess and Thomas because best friend goals right there. But then I remember how much I really enjoyed the chemistry between all three. Jess and Thomas hit it off very quickly in the series with Dario just trailing along because of his personality, he’s a really difficult person in the first book. But he’s a brat by nature but he slowly learns to undo his selfish upbringing and becomes so vital to the team. (Also, Khalila and Dario = best book ship)  But these three are so funny in comparison to the girls. Like the girls are all loving and become so supportive of each other, with the boys they’re really ridiculous at some points but I love them.

[I interrupt this post to remind you all to read the great library series by Rachel Caine. YOU WON’T REGRET IT.]

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Inside Out Book Tag

Inside Out Book Tag

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A couple of months ago, Kristina posted a video called the Inside Out Book Tag and I thought it would be fun to do the same thing, but in a blog version rather than vlog. Inside Out is a Disney-Pixar movie which is about 5 different characters who represent 5 basic emotions that live inside the mind of a young girl. It was such a cute movie that’s so important and sends a great message about the role sadness playing in our lives, and how sadness is vital to our wellbeing.

For the book tag you are supposed to choose one book for each emotion.
1. JOY – Which book brings you the most joy?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone by J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter was probably a lot of people’s first book love. It was mine too. Whenever I read the books, it makes me so happy and even to this day I discover new things that my younger self skipped over.

2. DISGUST – Which book grossed you out the most?
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Here’s a fun story for you all: I first read fifty shades originally not knowing a single thing about the book. I didn’t even know it was about BDSM book. I read an article title how it beat harry potter sales and I was so offended that I just downloaded the book and began to read it. And that’s the story of how I read my first (and last) erotica. This book is not an accurate or even remotely healthy relationship between two consenting parties. This book perpetuates rape culture and glorifies abuse. This book in one word? Ew.

3. FEAR – Which book scared you?
Raven’s Gate by Anthony Horowitz.

Whenever I think of this book, I think of year 10 maths lesson. I know, weird? It’s only because it was during maths that my friend, Macushla, recommended this book to me. And I loved it! It’s so creepy and thrilling!

4. SADNESS – Which book made you cry the hardest?
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

I never cry at books. It’s a fact. I just don’t get that emotional over book. I do get sad but not to the point where I’m on the verge of tears. Although there are some problematic themes in this but damn this book had me in tears.

5. ANGER – Which book pissed you off?
Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

I think the main reason this book made me mad is because I had such high expectations for this book. My anger really stems from the fact that there was SO MUCH potential with this, yet the implications with the storyline, and irritating characters made it so disappointing to read.