Welcome back!

I haven’t updated this blog in 4 months and I’m really sorry for that. A lot happened in my life and I’m about to graduate in 3 months, so I’m more than busy. To be honest, I haven’t even got the chance to read or watch any tv series, consequently I don’t have much to post about.

But there is one thing that I discovered two months ago and this little thing changed my life.

Let me introduce you to BTS. I’m sure many of you already know them, but if you don’t then you should definitely check them out.


 

Before the 19th of January, I had never heard of K-POP or BTS. I mean, I obviously knew that they existed, but I just wasn’t interested in them or this kind of music. Then one of my favourite youtubers uploaded a video of him reacting to BTS. And I’m not gonna lie – this video probably changed my life forever. I’ve always been a huge fangirl and all of my friends know how fast I can get attached to certain things.

And BTS is definitely one of those things.

The first video that Matthew reacted to in his video, was their mv for Not Today and let’s say I got hooked in a matter of seconds. Their dancing is unbelievable. I loved their singing even though I didn’t understand a word they were saying. And they were perfectly, good-looking. So good-looking, it should be a crime.

At first, it was really hard for me to tell them apart from each other and so I googled them for hours just to find out that the boy that I had fallen in love with at first sight was – drum roll – Jungkook. It just needed his solo part in Not Today for me to fall in love with his smile.

The next step for me was to watch every music video and dance practice that was ever released by them until I could tell them apart (with a little help of google of course). You should’ve seen my YouTube history, it only consisted of BTS – I mean it still does, to be honest.

When I ran out of music videos, I started to watch their vlog like videos with subtitles and I only started to notice how many of them existed, when I was already too deep entangled.

So the next few days, I started to build up profiles behind their faces and names – and I actually got to know them and their unique personalities. Which obviously made me love them even more.

I don’t think that I need to mention that Jungkook stayed my bias, but I learned over time that there is such a thing called bias wrecker. In my case, they are Jimin, V and Suga. I know that I will stay “loyal” to Jungkook, but I can’t help that my heart skips a beat when I see them.

My fifth step was to listen to all of their songs with English translations, so I could understand what their songs are about. It is really important for me that song lyrics are deep and that they actually have a meaning, which was – no surprise – the fact with BTS lyrics as well. After that I wasn’t sure how seven people like that could even exist, it’s just not possible.

Now, two months and a whole lot of research later, I am proud to call myself part of the Army and in some ways, I couldn’t even imagine a life without BTS anymore (I’m literally listening to their music 24/7). Which is a really crazy thing to say, but I don’t really care, because I know that there are many people out there who feel the same.

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Book Tag: Totally Should’ve

Totally should’ve gotten a sequel

I don’t really know a book that should’ve gotten a sequel but I know a Duology that totally should’ve turned into a longer series: Six Of Crows (by Leigh Bardugo)

 

Totally should’ve had a spin-off series

Violet Eden Chronicles (by Jessica Shirvington): I would’ve loved another series about Spence or Phoenix.

 

A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else [SPOILER!]

In my opinion, Violet Eden should’ve ended up with Phoenix and not with Lincoln. It would’ve been a great plot twist and I just never really liked Lincoln.

 

Totally should’ve ended differently [SPOILER!]

The Last Star (by Rick Yancey): Cassie shouldn’t have died. She should’ve ended up with Ben/Zombie, they deserved a happy end together.

 

Totally should’ve had a movie franchise

Obsidian (by Jennifer L. Armentrout): This is hard though, because I don’t think there’s anyone who could play Daemon and Katy.

 

Totally should’ve had a TV show

Shadow Falls Camp (by C.C. Hunter): It would have been so interesting to see this books come to life in form of a tv show.

 

Totally should’ve had only one point of view

House Of Night (by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast): The story got really confusing with so many different points of view – It would’ve been better to only write from Zoey’s point of view.

 

Totally should have a cover change

The Covenant series (by Jennifer L. Armentrout): No offense, but the covers just aren’t that pretty. The story makes up for it thought ♥

 

Totally should’ve stopped at book one

If I Stay (by Gayle Forman): I think it would’ve been better if they just let the story end with the end of the first book instead of writing a second book that’s so different than the first and in some ways even contradicts the story of the first one.

The Finally Fall Tag

I know I’m late with this tag, but I just carved pumpkins for Halloween and was in the right mood to do it now 🙂

1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This is not only my all time favorite book ever, but the writing is so good that you see its’ setting right before your eyes. Every place described in this book comes to life just by reading about it.

2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. In my opinion there is no other book that would fit this category better. A Monster Calls is a piece of art and you should definitely read it without getting too much info about the plot. Trust me, this is a book that needs to surprise you and tell you its’ story alone.

3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.

Heavier Than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross. In my class Singer&Songwriter, I wrote my final paper about the 27 Club with focus on Kurt Cobain and read this book to get to know more about his life. At the end, I was not only totally in love with his character but also with his story. It broke my heart but opened my eyes in so many ways.

4. In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be a part of.

This was the hardest question for me, because there are so many bookworlds that I would like to live in. But I had to follow my heart and go with Six of Crows. Of course, only when I get to (sorry Inej) marry Kaz ♥ I would love to have such a close group of friends that you can do literally everything with and to have the knowledge that it will never get boring.

5. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This is one of the few classics I really love: deep storyline, lovely characters and a real surprise. You should read it as it can not only teach you a lot but also lets you see how lucky you are with the life you are living.

6. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.

Definitely It by Stephen King, which is actually the book that I’m currently reading. I can’t really say much about it, but if you like dark and creepy books you should think about giving it a try.

7. The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.

Finding Sky by Joss Stirling. At least three times a year I find myself reading this book. It’s not my favorite book ever, but something about it just always warms my heart and makes me happy – no matter how sad I am. It really makes you believe in real love again ♥

8. Fall returns every year: name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon.

I really want to re-read the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. He’s the author that started my reading obsession nearly 9 years ago and I still love to read his books and then re-read them a million times!

9. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favorite cozy reading “accessories”!

That’s easy. Either a warm and cozy blanket or a cup of hot chocolate. Especially around fall and winter, I need it very comfy when I read 🙂

Most Read Authors

So here’s a list of the authors I own the most books of. This doesn’t have to mean that they’re my favorite authors, but just that I own a lot of books written by them 🙂

  • First Place: Rick Riordan

I own a total of 23 books. Favorite: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Series) ♥

  • Second Place: Cassandra Clare

I own a total of 21 books. Favorite: The Dark Artifices (Triology) ♥

  • Third Place: Jennifer L. Armentrout

I own a total of 18 books. Favorite: The Dark Elements (Triology) ♥

  • Fourth Place: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

I own a total of 12 books. Favorite: /

  • Fifth Place: Stephen King

I own a total of 9 books. Favorite: /

Book Tag: Burn, Rewrite, Reread

1.Randomly choose 3 books. (You can use the ‘Random’ option on your Goodreads read shelf.)
2.For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread.
3. Repeat until you completed ten rounds.

Round One:

Reread: Empower (Jessica Shirvington)

Rewrite: Fallen In Love (by Lauren Kate)

Burn: Shadow Kiss (by Richelle Mead)

 

Round Two:

Reread: Beautiful Redemption (by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl)

Rewrite: The Elite (by Kiera Cass)

Burn: Where She Went (by Gayle Forman)

 

Round Three:

Reread: Everneath (by Brodi Ashton)

Rewrite: Crescendo (by Becca Fitzpatrick)

Burn: Hunted (by P.C. Cast and Kirstin Cast)

 

Round Four:

Reread: Trial By Fire (by Josephine Angelini)

Rewrite: Thirteen Reasons Why (by Jay Asher)

Burn: Redeemed (by P.C. Cast and Kirstin Cast)

 

Round Five:

Reread: Endless (by Jessica Shirvington)

Rewrite: Der Kuss des Dämons (by Lynn Raven)

Burn: Dreamless (by Josephine Angelini) [EVEN THOUGH IT KILLS ME INSIDE]

 

Round Six:

Reread: City Of Lost Souls (by Cassandra Clare)

Rewrite: Untamed (by P.C. Cast and Kirstin Cast)

Burn: Frostbite (by Michelle Read)

 

Round Seven:

Reread: Awake at Dawn (by C.C. Hunter)

Rewrite: The One (by Kiera Cass)

Burn: Holding Up The Universe (by Jennifer Niven)

 

Round Eight:

Reread: Das Herz des Dämons (by Lynn Raven)

Rewrite: City Of Glass (by Cassandra Clare)

Burn: Night School (by C.J. Daugherty)

 

Round Nine:

Reread: Crooked Kingdom (by Leigh Bardugo)

Rewrite: Obsidian (by Jennifer L. Armentrout) [TO BE HONEST, I DON’T WANT TO REWRITE ANYTHING!]

Burn: Starcrossed (by Josephine Angelini) [EVEN THOUGH IT KILLS ME!]

 

 

Round Ten:

Reread: Lady Midnight (by Cassandra Clare)

Rewrite: Geistwandler (by Brigitte Menzler)

Burn: Beautiful Darkness (by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl) [THIS REALLY KILLS ME!]

 

 

TV Series I Watch(ed)

[I probably forgot a few, because as you can see I’ve watched many different tv series in my life so far. If you have any good recommendations on which show to start next, just leave them in a comment below 🙂]

Still Watching (=series I’m currently watching):

  • Teen Wolf (waiting for season 6B)
  • The 100
  • Supergirl
  • Agents Of Shield
  • Riverdale (waiting for season 2)
  • Criminal Minds (waiting for season 13)
  • Stranger Things (waiting for season 2)
  • Shameless
  • 13 Reasons Why (waiting for season 2)
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Shadowhunters

Finished Watching (=series that don’t air anymore):

  • Gilmore Girls
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • O.C. California
  • The Carrie Diaries
  • Containment
  • Crisis
  • Glee
  • Red Band Society
  • Make It Or Break It
  • Seventh Heaven
  • Charmed
  • Castle

Stopped Watching (=series I won’t continue):

  • Grey’s Anatomy (watched 11 seasons)
  • Reign (watched 2 seasons)
  • The Originals (watched 2 seasons)
  • Game Of Thrones (watched 3 seasons)
  • Navy CIS (watched 11 seasons)
  • The Walking Dead (watched 3 seasons)
  • Scream (watched 1 season)
  • The Next Step (watched 3 seasons)
  • Arrow (watched 3 seasons)
  • Switched At Birth (watched nearly 2 seasons)
  • Once Upon A Time (watched a few episodes)
  • Witches Of East End (watched nearly 2 seasons)
  • Falling Skies (watched 4 seasons)
  • Heroes (watched 2 seasons)

Paused Watching (=series I will continue someday):

  • Empire (watched 1 season)
  • Quantico (watched a few episodes)
  • Prison Break (watched 1 season)
  • Sherlock (watched the first two episodes)
  • Chicago Fire (watched 3 seasons)
  • American Horror Story (watched 2 seasons)
  • Supernatural (watched nearly 6 seasons)

Want to watch (=series I’ve never watched before):

  • Lucifer
  • How To Get Away With Murder
  • Dexter
  • Chicago P.D.
  • Fear The Walking Dead (because Daniel Sharman is part of season 3 ♥)
  • Dark Matter

Book Tag: The Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag [2017]

Best Book You’ve Read So Far

Six Of Crows (Leigh Bardugo): This book is not only the best book I’ve read so far this year, but probably also one of the best books I’ve read so far IN MY LIFE. The story is mind-blowing, the characters are so unique, the writing style is not only really touching and melodic but also very different – in a good way – to the writing styles I’m used to and even though it’s written from many different points of view, it never gets boring. Not even for one second. It’s also a book that will surprise you on every page, when you think you know what will happen the book will prove you wrong.

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far

Crooked Kingdom (by Leigh Bardugo): You should’ve expected this after my last answer 🙂

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To

Lord Of Shadows (by Cassandra Clare): I’m dying to read this book, I just wasn’t in the right mood for it yet.

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

The Shaw Confessions: The Becoming of Noah Shaw (by Michelle Hodkin)

Language Of Thorns (by Leigh Bardugo)

Biggest Disappointment

Holding Up The Universe (by Jennifer Niven): I fell in love with Jennifer Niven after reading “All The Bright Places” at the beginning of last year and I had really high expectations reading HUTU and it just didn’t live up to them. I don’t think it’s a bad book, it’s just not the right one for me.

Biggest Surprise

Normally I only buy books that I know I will like, so this is hard. But I guess “Anna and the French Kiss” was my biggest suprise this year. I only bought it, because I needed a light read after all the heavy fantasy and contemporary books I’ve read. But it actually turned out amazing and I’m so in love with the story, especially the relationship between Anna and Étienne was great.

Favourite New Author

Leigh Bardugo or Michelle Hodkin: As you can probably tell by my last few posts are the Mara Dyer Chronicles and The Six Of Crows Duology the best books I’ve read this year and I was astonished by both of their writing styles.

Newest Fictional Crush

Étienne St. Clair (Anna and the French Kiss); but I’ll never love any male book character more than Julien Alexandre Du Cranier ♥

Newest Favourite Character

Noah (Mara Dyer Chronicles); Kaz and Inej (Six Of Crows)

Book That Made You Cry

The Last Star (by Rick Yancey): For those of you who’ve read this book, probably know what made me cry so much. I just wanted the end to turn out differently.

Favourite Book to Film Adaptation

I haven’t really seen any good book to film adaptations this year, but the news that The Raven Boys will get a tv series made me extremly happen (of course under the condition that it will be as great as the books)

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

Percy Jackson: Greek Heroes (by Rick Riordan): I really love the illustrations in the book and the cover on the front and back is amazing as well ♥

What Book Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year?

Way too many books 😀

Top 10 Fantasy Book Series

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❤❤❤❤     Very good

❤❤❤         Good

❤❤             Okay

                 Not so good

  • Six Of Crows Duology

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story: ❤❤❤❤❤

characters: ❤❤❤❤❤ [Favorite characters: Kaz, Jesper and Inej]

writing: ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Mara Dyer Chronicles

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story: ❤❤❤❤❤

characters: ❤❤❤❤❤ [Favorite characters: Noah, Jamie and Mara]

writing: ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Violet Eden Chronicles

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story: ❤❤❤❤❤

characters: ❤❤❤❤❤ [Favorite characters: Phoenix and Spence]

writing: ❤❤❤❤

  • Lux series

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story: ❤❤❤❤

characters: ❤❤❤❤ [Favorite characters: Katy, Daemon and Luc]

writing: ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Heroes Of Olympus/Percy Jackson and the Olympians

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story: ❤❤❤❤❤

characters: ❤❤❤❤ [Favorite characters: Percy and Nico]

writing: ❤❤❤❤❤

  • Kuss des Dämons (german series)

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story: ❤❤❤❤

characters: ❤❤❤❤ [Favorite characters: Julien and Olek]

writing: ❤❤❤❤❤

  • The Mortal Instruments/The Dark Artifices

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story: ❤❤❤❤❤

characters: ❤❤❤ [Favorite characters: Raphael, Sebastian and Alec / Julian and Ty]

writing: ❤❤❤❤❤

  • The Raven Boys series

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story: ❤❤❤

characters: ❤❤❤❤❤ [Favorite characters: Noah and Ronan]

writing: ❤❤❤❤

  • Starcrossed series/Hush, Hush series

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story: ❤❤❤❤❤

characters: ❤❤ [Favorite characters: Hector / Patch]

writing: ❤❤❤❤

  • Fallen series

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story: ❤❤❤

characters: ❤❤❤❤ [Favorite character: Cam]

writing: ❤❤❤

  •  Shadow Falls Camp

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story: ❤❤❤

characters: ❤❤ [Favorite characters: Perry and Lucas]

writing: ❤❤❤❤

Books I want to read (Top 15)

[So on goodreads I have currently 197 books on my “to-read”-list, so these here are just the ones I look forward to reading the most. And this only includes books that are already released.]

Everything, Everything

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Six Of Crows

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Between The Lives

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The Sky Is Everywhere

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Dear Killer

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The Darkest Minds Triology

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Throne Of Glass Series

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I Was Here

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Find You In The Dark

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Die Young With Me

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Unforgiven

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Letters To The Dead

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When We Collided

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The Trials Of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle

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Denazen Triology

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Playlist for the Dead

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Firebird Triology

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Favorite book and tv couples

[These aren’t all official couples, but they are still my OTP’s]

Book couples:

  • Julien and Dawn (Kuss des Dämons [german series])
  • Roth and Layla (Dark Elements)
  • Noah and Mara (The Mara Dyer Chronicles)
  • Daemon and Katy (Lux Series)
  • Ben and Cassie (The Fifth Wave)
  • Zed and Sky (Finding Sky)
  • Phoenix and Violet (Violet Eden Chronicles)
  • Percy and Annabeth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Alec and Magnus (The Mortal Instruments)
  • Julian and Emma (The Dark Artifices)

TV couples:

  • Francis and Mary (Reign)
  • Stiles and Lydia (Teen Wolf)
  • Bellamy and Clarke (The 100)
  • Cole and Phoebe (Charmed)
  • Mickey and Ian (Shameless)
  • Jess and Rory (Gilmore Girls)
  • Ward and Skye (Agents Of Shield)
  • Jughead and Betty (Riverdale)
  • Mon-El and Kara (Supergirl)
  • Seth and Summer (O.C. California)
  • Mason and Cory (Teen Wolf)
  • Kol and Davina (The Originals)
  • Stefan and Elena (The Vampire Diaries)

updated: 19/07/17