Top 5 Wednesday #10 : Books Featuring Vampires & Fairies

The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here

This weeks topic is Books Featuring Vampires & Fairies/Faeries

I’m doubling up this week and including two mythical creatures for this post. I love reading books with vampires, but in the last few years, I have also been immensely enjoying books with fairies in them.

IMG_45181. Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

     I discovered this series back in my freshman year of college, Fall 2009. I have never looked back. Even though I’m a few books behind, I can’t wait to dive back into the story when I finally pick the most recent books of my shelf! Even thought you can find these books in the “Romance” section, they contain so much more than your normal vampire romance. The plot and characters have so much depth to them that you just want to keep reading.

2. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
I do not know what to say about this book, besides, I read it in 8 hours! This alone should explain how much I enjoyed this book. This was my first glimpse into a pure faerie driven book. I have read books where fairies play a role but never have such a big part as they do in this novel. I can tell how much Holly Black loves to write about the Fae, by how great this book is. I’m anxiously awaiting the release of The Cruel Prince, the first book in her new trilogy!

3. The Call by Pead
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     I’m cheating a little here and adding this to my list of favorite books that feature faeries, but I haven’t even read the book yet. This book is sitting on my TBR. I received a sampler last year at YallFest and loved it. The opening totally gave my the creeps that book about the Fae sometimes give and I loved it! I can’t wait to dive into this book because I have very good feelings that it’s going to end up being a fave.

4. A Midsummer Nights Dream by William ShakespeareIMG_4516

     I couldn’t write about fairies and not include my favorite play by William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Nights Dream has been my favorite fairy driven book/play since I first read it in my 7th grade English class. I was then lucky enough to take part in performances of this play, my junior year of high school and I cherish those memories greatly. The playfulness of Puck, the intense relationship between Oberon and Titania, and the silliness of the actors, bring so much to this Shakespearean comedy! 
5. Underworld

     For my final favorite, we are hopping back to vampires with the 2003 film, Underworld. I have seen many a vampire film, but I always come back to this story. The one of the war between the vampires and the lycans. The plot, set design and costumes just bring this story to life and with the cast of actors they brought on, I don’t know how it could have been better. This movie is definitely on my Halloween watching schedule! 

QOTB: I would love to know, what movies you love that feature mythical creatures? I really need some new films to watch!

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you have enjoyed my latest post and will continue to return as I grow my blog!





Top 5 Wednesday #9: Favorite Creepy Settings

The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here

This week’s post was thrown together as I completely lost track of the days and all of sudden it is now Wednesday! How did I do for a written on the day blog post? 

This weeks topic is Favorite Creepy Settings


1. Overlook Hotel in The Shining by Stephen King
     Before I had even read this book, I had visited The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO. This hotel was the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in the book. Now, after reading the book, I never want to step foot in there again! The novel being set inside a hotel gave an extra creepy factor to the novel as there are only so many locations for action to take place. Basically, this means the hotel itself is like one big haunted house. For me, the most creepy setting of the novel was the hotel’s topiary garden and when it “comes alive.”


2. The island of Vane in The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge
The island of Vane and its residents really added a creepy feel to this novel. Setting wise the different locations like the cave and her father’s study really made the spine tingle, while the characters themselves made an uncomfortable feeling settle around you. If you get a chance to read this book, please do, as it is a very interesting read.


3. London in Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
London in the time of Jack the Ripper was a very hunting place. The books really brings the creepy feel of that time to life! I absolutely loved this book and the imagery that the author includes let’s you paint a graphic image as you traverse the streets with Wadsworth and Cresswell! –  You can my find my review of this novel here! I fully recommend this book if you are looking for a chilling read this Halloween season! 

4. Alchemists facility in Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
     The Re-Education facility in the Bloodlines series was absolutely terrifying. It creeped me out more than any strigoi could have. The measures that the alchemists took to re-educate their people, showed you a more disturbing layer to the Alchemists. Their thought processes in their world of vampires, damphirs and strigoi was more unsettling then you would have originally thought. 


5. Allerdale Hall in Crimson Peak
   This one is cheating a bit as Crimson Peak is a movie, but they did write a companion book so it counts…right? I immediately thought about Allerdale Hall as I thought of my favorite creepy settings. The dreariness of the house along with the appearances of the crimson colored ghosts really set the tone for this fantastic ghost story. The use of imagery really pulls you into the plot and gives you a chill all at the same time! If you are a fan of a good ol’ ghost story, please check out this film! You will love it! 

QOTB: What is one of your favorite activities to do during the Halloween season? Let me know in the comments below! 

Thank you for reading this weeks Top 5 Wednesday! I hope you enjoyed reading about my favorite creepy settings! 


Kimberly ~ Whimsical Narratives



Top 5 Wednesday #8: Books Featuring Witches

The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here.

It has been a hot minute since I’ve participated in Top 5 Wednesday on my blog or my YouTube channel. I’ve started slowly posting reviews about once a month but I’m ready to dip my toes back into the TAG pool. I absolutely love the list of spooky topics we get to cover this month! October was definitely a great place to start back with this TAG.

This weeks topic is Books Featuring Witches

I decided to step back in time to some of my favorite witchy books from my school years. We are time traveling all the way back to 3rd grade for this first book and will move forward from there! 

1.  Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
Even though this book is first about a boy wizard, it was the beginning of a series that brought forth some of my favorite book witches. These witches include Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, and Nymphadora Tonks. It gave us strong female characters that we could look up to and watch them fight against the forces of evil…and I think we all know that Harry would have been lost without them.

IMG_44402. T*Witches by H.B. Gilmour & Randi Reisfeld

T*Witches was probably one of my first book series about witches. It revolves around two twin girls who find out they are witches as well as sisters and how those revelations twist and change their lives. I loved waiting for the next book to come out. I want to say I picked this one up at the Scholastic Book Fair one year and never looked away from the series. It is a great witchy series for younger readers.


3. Sweep by Cate Tiernan
Sweep is a step up in reading level from the T*Witches and revolves around a girl, named Morgan Rowlands, who with a few of her friends become a part of a coven of witches. Throughout the series she begins to slowly learn the truth about who she is and what her past will say about her future. I began reading this book series when I was sick with Tonsillitis and had to keep returning to the bookstore everyday to get the next book as I would easily finish one each day. Quick reads filled with drama, magic, and a little dose of romance.




4. The Crucible by Arthur Miller

It wouldn’t feel right not to include a story of the Salem Witch Trials. This play was required reading my Junior Year of high school and then my Senior Year our Drama classes performed the play. It is such a gripping play, that will keep you on edge as you see the hysteria of the witch trials unfold for the Proctors. If you haven’t read this play, I beg you to pick it up.

5. Balefire by Cate Tiernan


   Balefire is a bind-up series of 4 books. Taking place in New Orleans, long-lost twins are reunited. One knows about magick and the other is thrust into this unknown world. Brought together they will learn about their family and the mystery that surrounds them. It is a quick read and I love that the book takes place in such a mystical setting of New Orleans and the French Quarter.

QOTB: What is your favorite witchy read? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you for visiting my blog and stay tuned for more spooktacular posts this month!


Kimberly ~ Whimsical Narratives

Top 5 Wednesday #7 – Literary Father and Father Figures

The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here.

This weeks topic is Literary Father or Father Figures

Why was it so hard to think up literary father and father figures? I did get a few right from the start that I absolutely love. The others took some brainstorming and a long stare at my bookshelf.

The following list of people are parts of a whole. They add up to what I think a father or father figure is supposed to be. Fathers are supportive. They help protect you. They are there to help you. They let you make mistakes and help you learn from them. They are there to give you advice and to listen. They are there to watch you grow and help to nurture you. Though, their main purpose may truly be there to squash a cockroach at 1AM, after you scream bloody murder in your bedroom (TRUE STORY). So, before I move on to my list of fathers, father figures and dads who fit any of the above reasons I need to say something to the one guy I know for sure fits the criteria! My dad!



Now to my list of Literary Fathers:

Arthur Weasley – Harry Potter series


Atticus Finch – To Kill A Mocking Birdgiphy-2

Nathan and Andy – Lola and the Boy Next Door 


Remus Lupin – Harry Potter series


Hagrid – Harry Potter series


Have to put an Honorable Mention here to Sirius Black. I think that those mentioned above were more of a father figure to Harry so they got the nod first but if I could have a Top 6 I would add Sirius.

Do you agree or disagree? Who were some of the fathers on your list? Let me know in the comments! Thank you so much for reading and I will write again soon!





Top 5 Wednesday #6 – Character Names


The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here.

This weeks topic is Character Names

Ellis Lacey (AY-lish or EYE-lish) from Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín51YhT7F0eHL._SX315_BO1,204,203,200_

There is something about Irish names that just sounds absolutely beautiful to me. I also love that a good portion of the time they sound completely different then how they look. I always find them fun and intriguing. The name Eilis just sounds beautiful.

Ètienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Let’s all be real with ourselves. We all fell in love with the name before the boy on this one. It matches the character perfectly with his characterization of where he is from and his relations. The name just sounds all kinds of lovely!

The Name of the Star USAlistair Gilliam from Shades of London by Maureen Johnson

The name Alistair Gilliam couldn’t be more perfect for the book reading, poetry loving, and The Smiths listening ghost of the library. Alistair is a ghost that has been on his own for so long that he is used to it and it doesn’t seem to bother him. Though, I do get some brooding undertones from him, which make me love him even more. The name just seems to fit his character perfectly.

Xenophilius Lovegood from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

A quirky name for a very quirky guy. Xeno means relating to foreigners or different in origin. I think this name definitely speaks to the Lovegood household as Xenophilius along with Luna, look at the world through a very different lens than the other characters and are very original and foreign in their thinking. Bonus: His name is just really fun to say.

Members of The Black Dagger Brotherhood  from The Black Dagger Brotherhood17703290

I’m lumping all these name into this one group. Tohrment, Phury, Zsadist, The Destroyher(Butch), Vishous, and Rhage.  I love how J.R. Ward changes the spellings to create a unique quality to the Brotherhood. It gives it a much more ancient feel, which as the names are sometimes passed down makes sense. Also, I feel like the spellings give more of a punch to the fact that they are warriors, though the names themselves do a good job of that.




Top 5 Wednesday #5: Book Theme Songs

The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here.

This weeks topic is Book Theme Songs

I’m not usually one to listen to music when I read or associate a song with a book as I’m reading it. This topic became challenging after I had decided on those automatic choices that I do have for certain books. I almost skipped this topic just like the last cause I wasn’t sure if I was going to get it! BUT I DID!

You’ll Be Back (from Hamilton) by Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Mortal Insturments: CoG, CoFA, CoLS and CoHF by Cassandra Clare

      I could write a very long detailed paragraph full of imagery about why this song reminds me of  these books and Sebastian or what I picture when I think of Sebastian singing it but I’ll save that for another post later. Simply, there is something about this song that when I first heard the lyrics I immediately thought of Sebastian. The line, “kill your friends and family to remind you of my love,” really drove that first feeling home. I can picture him uttering these words to Clary so clearly.

Hedwig’s Theme
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

      This one is my obvious choice and is one that comes from the movies, but that I now associate with the books or anything Harry Potter related. Let’s be honest, I’m hoping it pops up in the play somehow. I can’t help but hum this tune whenever I’m rereading the books.

It’s Time by Imagine Dragons
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

     Again, I’m also looking to the movie. I felt so drawn to the story because of this song. I wanted to know more and more about it as I watched the trailer. I read the book after I saw the movie for the first time, so that might be why I bring this song forward when I think of the book. This song definitely worked for the movie and also associates with the book really well and the messages that the book brings forward.

Welcome To New York by Taylor Swift
 The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley

      In a small part of this book, Lydia adventures to NYC to visit Jane and learns more about herself and grows more into her own then we have ever seen before. She grew a bit in LBD and the beginning of the novel as well but it came more here then anywhere else. In the end, NYC opened up so many doors and experiences and new ways of thinking for Lydia and I feel that this song really shows those changes and feelings.

The Way We Were by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

      This song caught me by surprise. I was just playing random songs while brainstorming for this post when I listened to the lyrics again and realized how much it reminded me of the relationship between Mark Blackthorn and Kieran. For me, it really speaks about their time during the Wild Hunt and how complicated it became when he returned to the LA Institute and his family. Everything for them changed they “played games” and by the end everything went “back to the way that they were” before Mark was taken by the Wild Hunt. Some parts may not fit exactly but their relationship popped so clearly, in my mind when I heard the song.


I will be paying more attention to songs and books and how they correlate with each other more after writing this blog post. I would see authors post book playlist or things similar but never really gave it much thought. I guess I always thought of a song as having its own story and I never thought about how it could add more emotion to another story. Funny…that is exactly what literature, music and other art forms do for our own lives everyday.

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Thanks for checking out my post and I hope you enjoyed my picks of songs. Comment down below with your favorite book theme song.




Top 5 Wednesday #4 – Characters I Would Defend

The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here.

This weeks topic is Characters I Would Defend

This topic was so difficult for me. I went a couple different routes when choosing characters for this topic, but I feel like I did pretty well.

Severus Snape – Harry Potter

I’m on Team Snape. When the final couple books were coming out, the main argument wasn’t if Harry would kill Voldemort or vice versa it was about if you thought Snape was good or evil. I always thought he was on the Order’s side. Yes, he may have had some misdirected anger when it came to Neville, but I can still understand where he is coming from and in the end he continued to protect Harry because of his love for Lily Potter and helped make sure that Voldemort was defeated. 10 points to Slytherin!


Apparently, this Ravenclaw is going to appreciate all of her favorite Slytherins today in this blog post. Next up is…

Draco Malfoy – Harry Potter

I see Draco, just as I see Harry, Hermione, Ron, and all the other students. They are all children who were thrust into a war that had begun long before their time. Draco unfortunately was born into the side of Evil with his father being a Deatheater during the rise of Voldemort. For me, I see his actions as those of a scared boy who is fearful of what a crazed man could do to his family if he disobeys. There are times in the books that we see Draco’s facade break and that he isn’t truly the evil character that people see him to be. He drops his wand when Dumbledore tells him he has a choice and his fear keeps him from identifying the Trio when they are in Malfoy Manor. At the end of the day, I think that fear was to overwhelming for him to deal with. He made decisions the best he could with what he had been dealt and you can’t blame him for that.



Tessa Grey – The Infernal Devices

I’m not really sure what other readers opinions of Tessa are but for me I would defend her with every ounce of energy I could muster. When I read the books and met Tessa I immediately related to her on a strong level. It’s almost hard to put into words the connection I feel with her. Of coarse, the love of reading and books but I also think that I really value a lot of her personality traits like her strength which is very understated but powerful and that kinda of strength is hard to read. Plus, how kick ass is she when it comes to the end with the clockwork angel. She is my book character spirit animal. So, no matter what anyone else says I will be quick to her defense.


Katniss Everdeen – Hunger Games

I sometimes think that Katniss get a bad rap for being a little stubborn and unpredictable, but these characteristics lead her to make decisions based on her morals and what is right, instead of what people tell her is right. The decisions she makes are for what she believes is the good of the many and not the few and it makes for interesting dynamics for her story and makes her a powerful female protagonist.


I saw my final character on a few other posts and never even thought about defending him because I never thought of him in that way but I think he needs a little love!

Charlie Kelmeckis – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

From reading other blog posts today, the reasoning for coming to Charlie’s defense was that some see his character as over dramatic. I read that and decided to include him in my post as well. What Charlie has been through during his life and the mental illness he suffers from could never lead me to call him overdramatic. Dealing with a friend’s suicide and being sexually abuse by a family member is not something to take lightly and his reactions to those triggers in his life could clearly cause him to panic, breakdown, and withdraw. The Charlie you see in the book is, in my opinion, a realistic depiction of how one person could handle all of that. Charlie has a long journey to still go at the end, but he did it on his own for a long time before telling his family about Aunt Helen. He suffered and endured through a lot and he made it through and I like to believe he will continue to make through.



I hope you all enjoyed this post. I  have also achieved the goal that I set for myself at the start of this blog. My goal was to post for each topic during the month of May for Top 5 Wednesday and the fact that you are reading post #4 means I have accomplished just that. I’m enjoying writing these blog posts so this is definitely not the end…it’s just the beginning.

On that note, I will write to you later! Thanks for reading!












Top 5 Wednesday #3 – Summer Reads


The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here.

This weeks topic is Summer Reads!

For this topic I already had 1 book in mind and it was…

Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly

seventeenth-two“What better time than summer for a little romance? Except for Angie, who doesn’t really date. Didn’t date, that is – until she saw Jack Duluth’s crew cut peeking out over a booth at McKnight’s drugstore one night. Thus starts the summer Angie will never forget – one full of spine chills, total bliss, heartache, and confusion. . . all the feelings that spell love.”
– Back Cover Blurb

This book is an ultimate summer read for me. It is a coming of age story about first love. I have cherished this book for a long time. My mom had read it when she was younger and then she told me about it. I’ve probably reread it a couple of times since the first reading. Even though the book was first published in 1942, I think that the emotions and connections that are displayed by the characters still hold relevance today or can atleast be applied to how we feel about growing up, family, and relationships! A great read for those long car rides or lounging on the beach.

      For the next 4 books I decided to hit my TBR shelf and find some books that had a summery feel to them that I could see myself reading this summer. These books have been chosen mostly by their colorful covers that bring summer to the front of my mind. They are about friends, road trips, romances, travel, and discovering you. A few of them also take place during the summertime…so very appropriate!

Driftwood by Elizabeth Dutton


“How Far Would You Go For You Family”

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord


“Two Best Friends…Two Broken Hearts… One Summer That Will Change Everything.”

No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown16144570

“A girl. A dream. A choice.”


Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn18525657

“Hot sun. Blue waves. New romances. Old secrets.”

      If you have read any of the books above what did you think of them? Also, let me know a book from your summer reads whether it is a book you’ve already read or one that you are hoping to read while relaxing this summer.




Top 5 Wednesday #2

The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was c118368reated by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here. Each month there is a set of topics and each Wednesday you blog, film, Instagram, etc. your Top 5 for that specific topic or you can skip a week if you just aren’t feeling it.

The topic I will be discussing today is:

Characters I Am Most Like

Tessa Grey from The Infernal Devices18335634

Tessa and I both share a love of books and reading. Getting lost in the stories and the different worlds is something I love so much.
Though, to make the likeness even more accurate I really should get a copy of A Tale of Two Cities!

Sydney Sage from Vampire Academy & Bloodlines

A little bit of a goofy one here!  Over the past few months, I have begun to live off of coffee in the morning and we all know the Sydney cannot go without her multiple cups of coffee per day! Though, I personally  like to add an Iced Caramel Chai Latte into the mix sometimes!

Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy & Bloodlines

I’ve always loved Rose from the beginning of this series. The trait that Rose and I share is our sarcasm and wit. The sarcasm comes easily and on a good day I will have multiple witty comebacks that just flow easily out of my mouth…though like Rose this isn’t always a good thing. Thankfully, my friends seem to realize my sarcasm and do not get offended. At least I hope they don’t…

The Weasleys from Harry Potter

Yes, I know the Weasley family is made up of multiple characters. As a whole, they epitomize the love of family and friends. They care very strongly and will go to great lengths to protect each other and that hand extends to people like Harry and Hermione who are just friends. I love my friends and family dearly and always have the need to take care of them and listen to them and give advice and I felt like the Weasleys really encompassed that part of me.

Sophie May from Billy and Me16112830

Like me, Sophie May shies away from the spotlight, which is not how she used to be as a child. I feel like I have stepped back and not put myself out there as much as I used to because of my anxiety in different situations and because of my depression that can develop off and on as well. Sophie deals with her anxiety and the causes of it in the book and that is just what I have been doing this past 6 to 7 months or so in my own life. I may give this book a reread soon…maybe there is some advice that I could use that wasn’t relevant the first time around.

WOW! That was a really hard T5W….I have been thinking about this topic all day. I’m pretty happy with myself on my choices at the end of it. I opened up a bit about my personality, which I think was a good exercise for me, though truly terrifying at the same time to give up some details about myself that I don’t usually tell many people. It’s much easier to write then to say it out loud.

In the comments, let me know how you fared in making your list or one character that you identify with the most. Thanks for reading!



Top 5 Wednesday #1

The Top 5 Wednesday Weekly Meme/Tag was created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and is now moderated by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). To learn more about this tag and how to participate check out the group on Goodreads here. Each month there is a set of topics and each Wednesday you blog, film, Instagram, etc. your Top 5 for that specific topic or you can skip a week if you just aren’t feeling it. I’ve filmed a couple of these originally on my booktube channel but this is the first one in a blog format.

The topic I will be discussing today is:

Authors You’d Want To Meet At Book Expo America & Bookcon

First off, I must say that I’m dying to go to Bookcon…I’m almost tempted to fly into Chicago in the morning for the event and then fly home that same evening. In any case, these are the Top 5  Authors that I would love to meet and that I have met before but given the chance would love to meet them again. I’m still including those authors that I’ve met already even if it is smudging the rules just a bit. Starting off with…

  1. Richelle Mead

I have been a fan of Richelle Mead since I picked up Vampire Academy back in high school. It did take me 3 tries to get through the first book. After I finished, I just kept reading and reading and waiting for the next books. I’m so happy that I got to continue in that world through her other series Bloodlines because I love Adrian and Sydney both separate and together and would love to be able to express my love of her storytelling and characters to her directly. I can’t wait to read Soundless and The Glittering Court.

    2.   Adam Silvera

Yesterday, Adam announced that he would be signing History Is All You Left Me at some unknown, as of now, time at BEA and when I read the tweet I may have danced around with IMG_6090joy, that is until I realized that I wouldn’t be attending. I loved Adam’s debut novel, More Happy Than Not. It was such an amazing book that really pulled you in and kept you reading and that TWIST near the end…it hit me like semi-truck. Very impressive for a debut novel! I have already met Adam a couple of times, once at Geekycon and then again at the Decatur Book Festival last year. I wouldn’t pass up another chance to say Hi and have a quick chat with such an amazingly awesome writer and human being about anything at all. Though Harry + Cedric might be near the top of the list.

*** To Adam, are you sure you don’t want to give up your screen name for I will not give it to anyone else. I promise!***

    3.   Veronica Roth

Divergent is hands down one of my favorite YA Dystopian series. I love this series with all the scientific elements, especially the serums, something about them is just a really intriguing idea to me. I would also, and I know I’m going to get some questionable stares at the computer screen for this, thank her for the ending because, in my opinion, it ended perfectly. I would love to meet her and thank her for creating such  an intriguing dystopian world.

     4.   Cassandra Clare

Another author that I have already met, though the last time I met here she had just released Clockwork Prince, so it’s been awhile since I’ve listened to here speak about her books. I have so many questions I could ask her about her new series The Dark Artifices. Lady Midnight took the cake as my favorite of the Shadowhunter Chronicles and gave me a brand new book boyfriend by the name of Mark Blackthorn. I would to love to chat with her again about her inspiration for the new series and where she draws from in order to keep creating new aspects of the Shadowhunter world.

     5.  Jenny Han

And once more….I was fortunate to meet Jenny Han at Geekycon. I had read her series The Summer I Turned Pretty and IMG_5894I had just finished To All The Boys I Loved Before. Since leaving Geekycon last year, I finished P.S. I Still Love You and I feel like I just want to meet her again and tell her all about the feels these books gave me! I really wouldn’t mind if she has a 3rd book up her sleeve somewhere. Her writing style and storytelling gives the characters such a relatable feel and I love that connection when I read these types of stories. Love her!

If you have reached the ending of this blog post, I want to say thank you for reading my blog in it’s early stages. This is the first T5W post and I hope to have one up for every Wednesday in May as a sorta of beginner blogging goal for myself. In the comments, let me know what authors you would hope to meet at BEA & Bookcon or just in the general sense. Write to you all soon!