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Saturday Stars – 07 Aug 2021 – Nikolai Lantsov (King of Scars & Rule of Wolves)

Well, peeps I’m watching The Suicide Squad (2021) on this tiring Saturday evening and the movie is so bad, it’s like being witness to a train wreck and unable to look away. Lol.

But let’s not digress. Today, I give to you Nikolai Lantsovβ€”privateer, prince charming, demon king.

Saturday Star: Nikolai Lantsov
Book/Series: Siege & Storm, Ruin & Rising, King of Scars, Rule of Wolves – Leigh Bardugo

When I first met Nikolai in Siege & Storm (The Grisha trilogy), I was totally charmed and he became one of my favorite characters in this series. I hadn’t thought it possible to like him even more. Then I read King of Scars and I fell deeper for him. And in Rule of Wolves, there was no resisting him. I was done for.

Reading his POV in King of Scars, there was so much depth to him I couldn’t help but love him. There was a surprising sweetness under all that charming swagger of his. The deeper exploration into his character left me awed and fascinated. You think you understood him but there was so much more to him than he let anyone see.

In Rule of Wolves, flawed and complicated and so brave, he became the best version of himself. Wah, I just love him! I can’t wait to see who they cast as Nikolai in the Netflix’s Shadow & Bone for season 2.

∼Lyn

How to participate in this meme:
1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! πŸ˜‰ ) and link back.
2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character.
3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds.
Questions:
1 - Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.)
2 - Which book or series does the character live in?
3 - Why is this character among your favorites? 
Posted in Blog Memes, F is For Friday

F Is For Friday – 06 Aug 2021

Finally Friday! I was in the mood to watch the Clash of Titans and Wrath of Titans movies so that’s what I’m doing this evening lol.

How is everyone doing on this Friday?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I’m not a big fan of this author but I’m quite interested in this book. 😍

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Monthly Ephemerals – August 2021

Hey peeps, August already. Pretty soon snow will stick to the ground. How is the summer going for you? Do you have any fun plans this month?

I finally finished Rule of Wolves yesterday and holy shit, it blew my mind! What good stuff are you guys reading?

MY BIGGEST ANTICIPATION THIS MONTH

Book #53 in the In Death series comes out on 07 Sept but I was lucky to get the ARC on NetGalley! So I’m pretty excited about reading it in a few days, hopefully.

Anticipated Book Releases

17 August 2021

19 August 2021

31 August 2021

So, what about you guys, anything good you’re anticipating this month? Do share. πŸ˜‰

~ Lyn

Here are the 3 rules for the blog meme/tag:
1 – Do the post at the start of every month.
2 – Feature your latest anticipated obsessions, ahem, releases. (Beloved books, TV shows, movies, Kdramas, a good news – anything you’re anticipating.)
3 – Credit the creator of this tag (yours truly πŸ˜‰ ) & have fun!

Posted in Blog Memes, F is For Friday

F Is For Friday – 16 Jul 2021

Hey, guys, I had a bad case of eye strain so I had to avoid my laptop for a while which meant no blogging. But I’ve started reviewing again and that felt real good.

How is everyone doing on this Friday?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

Oh my God, look at this UK cover of Vespertine! It’s gorgeous and I’m now obsessed with it.

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Saturday Stars – 03 July 2021 – Maud *Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) – Ilona Andrews*

Saturday’s over, so that means tomorrow I’m gonna be mad all day. πŸ˜‰

I’m binge-re-watching Teen Wolf from Season 2. Yes, I have no life.

Saturday Star: Maud
Book/Series: Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles #4) – Ilona Andrews

The Innkeeper Chronicles by Ilona Andrews is one of my favorite series. I first met Maud and her daughter Helen in One Fell Sweep and they were cool characters but Dina was still my favorite. Then Maud and Helen got their own story in Sweep of The Blade and I learned just what a bad-ass Maud was.

She was such a pragmatic character, forced by circumstances to be a strong, indomitable person to protect her daughter. She was amazing. Every bit I uncovered about her endeared her even more to me. Helen was a fantastic mini-Maud. She was so cute and deadly, she was a mini-force to reckon with.

I loved Sweep of The Blade and how Maud and her daughter found a home and family with Arland. Aww, I miss them. Just talking about them makes me want to re-read the book.

∼Lyn

How to participate in this meme:
1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! πŸ˜‰ ) and link back.
2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character.
3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds.
Questions:
1 - Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.)
2 - Which book or series does the character live in?
3 - Why is this character among your favorites? 
Posted in Blog Memes, F is For Friday

F Is For Friday – 02 Jul 2021

Thank God, I feel better today though I’m just glad the day’s over. I had to go to the office today and guess what, it poured just when I was leaving and what was I wearing? Sneakers, of course. There have been so many false weather predictions lately about the rain and thunderstorms that I figured today would be the same. So I forewent the boots and spent a miserable hour in soaked sneakers. *sigh*

So, yep, I’m just glad I’m home in bed, in comfy socks. Living in a basement as I do, it’s perpetual winter for me.

How’s everyone else’s Friday going?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I’m not much for memoirs but Will Smith is one of my favorite actors and the co-author, Mark Manson is really good, so I can’t wait to read Will, which comes out on 09 Nov 2021.

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Posted in Monthly Ephemerals

Monthly Ephemerals – July 2021

Hey peeps, 1st of July. Do you have any fun plans this month? Are you going anywhere fun for the summer? Over here, places are being allowed to open up again.

It was Canada Day today and I spent it lying in bed. I got the 2nd vaccine shot yesterday and I got sick with a bad headache and flu-like symptoms. I feel better now but it sucks being sick.

Anticipated Book Releases

July 6th 2021

July 20th 2021

July 27th 2021

So, what about you guys, anything good you’re anticipating this month? Do share. πŸ˜‰

~ Lyn

Here are the 3 rules for the blog meme/tag:
1 – Do the post at the start of every month.
2 – Feature your latest anticipated obsessions, ahem, releases. (Beloved books, TV shows, movies, Kdramas, a good news – anything you’re anticipating.)
3 – Credit the creator of this tag (yours truly πŸ˜‰ ) & have fun!

Posted in Monthly Ephemerals

Monthly Ephemerals – June 2021

June already. I can’t believe half of this year is almost gone. I feel like all I’ve been doing is surviving and barely living at all. Just one foot in front of the other, one day at a time. Well, that’s my life right now.

For June, it’s looking to be kind of a lame month for me. On the personal front, zero things to look out for. On the bookish front, when I checked my list of upcoming books, I saw there weren’t any that I’m actually anticipating for this month. I had to go do a thorough search to finally find some lol. Here’s a few to look forward to.

Anticipated Book Releases

08 Jun 2021:

15 Jun 2021:

22 Jun 2021:

29 Jun 2021:

So, what about you guys, anything good you’re anticipating this month? Do share. πŸ˜‰

~ Lyn

Here are the 3 rules for the blog meme/tag:
1 – Do the post at the start of every month.
2 – Feature your latest anticipated obsessions, ahem, releases. (Beloved books, TV shows, movies, Kdramas, a good news – anything you’re anticipating.)
3 – Credit the creator of this tag (yours truly πŸ˜‰ ) & have fun!

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Saturday Stars – 05 June 2021 – Miryem’s Staryk King

Hi, peeps. Post #2 of June. Do you like re-tellings? I haven’t read many but I love Naomi Novik’s writing which is a pleasure to read. And of course, let’s not forget the amazing characters she creates, like the Staryk King. 😍

Saturday Star: Miryem’s Staryk King
Book/Series: Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik

Miryem and the Staryk King are my favorite part of this book. I loved Miryem for the strength and courage it took her to retain her dignity and face down the people in her village.

The Staryk King is breathtaking! Yes, I have the weird tendency to fall for cold warriors with a lot of pride…and a boatload of honor and a penchant for fair deals. He’s infuriating but I love him lol.

Spinning Silver remains one of my favorite books. No matter how many times I’ve re-read it, it’s never enough. Not to mention my obsession with the Staryk King. πŸ˜‰

∼Lyn

How to participate in this meme:
1. Credit the creator of this tag (Me! πŸ˜‰ ) and link back.
2. Answer the three questions pertaining to the character.
3. Have fun revisiting your favorite characters and their worlds.
Questions:
1 - Saturday Star (Name the Character you want to feature.)
2 - Which book or series does the character live in?
3 - Why is this character among your favorites?