Saturday, August 15, 2015

Blogger Recognition Award

First thing I want to say is I'm sorry I haven't posted this week at all! >.< I've been in a kinda book stump, I mean I have books to read but like I can't decide what to read because I also have a summer reading project and like I want to read one book but then I also have to read another book! It's been a disaster this week! But I'm gonna try to read all my books soon, so I can post reviews and stuff!
Okay getting back to the main topic, thanks so much Fiona @ A Girl Between the Pages and Erika @ Books, Stars, Writing, and Everything in Between for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! ;)


1. Select 15 other blogs you want to give this award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself of the person who has nominated you. 

2. Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. List who you nominated in your post. Make sure to attach the award yourself! 

3. Comment on each blog and let them know you've nominated them. Provide a link to your award post.

4. Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

~How it all Began~
Alas the story of my blog has come to light! xD Hmm I guess I really missed the feel of having a blog where I could share my feelings about things I want to. So a while back I actually did have a blog but it was for a online game *as lame as that might sound* called Chobots, which by the way I no longer play. & back then as a blogger I was always self conscience, considering the designs of other people's blogs, or how they posted. But getting to the point of my reminiscence, while I was on goodreads reading reviews I saw how a lot of people had created book blogs sharing their thoughts and feelings and I was like hey why don't I give it a shot? So then for days I was always debating, "should I create a new blog about books or should I not?" and I did because I am here posting about an award! xD

Considering I'm writing the story of how my blog began which was not so long ago, I totally don't regret my decision. I have made so many new friends in the blogging community and hopefully many more in the future! So thank you so much to all those people that have shared their opinions about books out there that inspired me to make a book blog! ;)

1. Make your blog design something you like, be original, no that doesn't mean you have to come up with something so amazingly original nobody has done, it means that choose a background and make a header that YOU will like! Be yourself and don't overthink, because remember blogging is opposed to be fun!
2. Haha this is ironic, but don't forget to reach out to other bloggers and ask for tips! Don't worry they won't bite, because 99.9% they will be friendly and give you some awesome pointer! x)
3. This is gonna be a simple a straight forward tip, blogging is something that you have fun with, if it feels like a burden then blogging might not be for you. But if you feel like this is just a temporal thing and still want to keep blogging try taking some time off and then come back on and see if you still feel the same.

~Nominee's~ *>.< I am so sorry but I wasn't able to find enough people*

Rachel, Julia, and Mishma @ APCB
Cody-Leigh Duffy @ Literary-ly Obessed
A.J. @ Literary Legionnaire
Donita @ My Random Book Thoughts

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Top 10 Tuesdays: Fairy Tales & Fairy Tale Re-Tellings

If you guys are new to this meme like I am, this is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. & I haven't read many fairy tale re-tellings but here are some that I've read! :)
*By the way please tell me if I accidentally have put tail instead of tale, the reason I do that is because I have seen too much of the title Fairy Tail (which is a manga, my favorite manga. sorry >.<). xD 

Author: Heather Dixon
Published: March 29, 2011

Just when Azalea should feel that everything is before her—beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing—it's taken away. All of it. And Azalea is trapped. The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. So he extends an invitation.

Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest, but there is a cost. The Keeper likes to keep things. Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.

This is one of my favorite re-telling as it's a re-telling of the 12 dancing princesses'. One thing about this book that is really great is the authors writing style, it keeps you reading without revealing the mystery till it needs to be. 

Author: Marissa Meyer
Published: January 3, 2012

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 was seriously amazing, I loved the author managed to make the fairy tale of Cinderella into a dystopian world. Though I haven't finished the series yet, I would recommend this series to anybody that likes fairy tale re-telling turn dystopian! x)

The Looking Glass Wars
Author: Frank Beddo
Published: August 21, 2007

Alyss of Wonderland?
When Alyss Heart, heir to the Wonderland throne, must flee through the Pool of Tears to escape the murderous aunt Redd, she finds herself lost and alone in Victorian London. Befriended by an aspiring author named Lewis Carrol, Alyss tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life. Alyss trusts this author to tell the truth so that someone, somewhere will find her and bring her home. But he gets the story all wrong. He even spells her name incorrectly!

Fortunately, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan knows all too well the awful truth of Alyss' story and he is searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland so she may eventually battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts.

The Looking Glass Wars unabashedly challenges our Wonderland assumptions surrounding mad tea parties, grinning Cheshire cats, and a curious little blond girl to reveal an epic battle in the endless war for Imagination.

This is one of the most original books I have read in a while, and I loved the storyline that the author had created in this book, it was simply amazing!! Though this is the first Alice in Wonderland fairy tale re-telling I have read it will be hard to top. 

Here are the books that are on my TBR list that are fairy tale re-tellings:

A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: May 5, 2015

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Crimson Bound
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Published: May 5, 2015

When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Dreamer's Pool
Author: Juliet Marillier
Published: November 4, 2014
*I'm not sure if this is actually a fairy tale re-telling, but a lot of people have said it was.*

In exchange for help escaping her long and wrongful imprisonment, embittered magical healer Blackthorn has vowed to set aside her bid for vengeance against the man who destroyed all that she once held dear. Followed by a former prison mate, a silent hulk of a man named Grim, she travels north to Dalriada. There she’ll live on the fringe of a mysterious forest, duty bound for seven years to assist anyone who asks for her help.

Oran, crown prince of Dalriada, has waited anxiously for the arrival of his future bride, Lady Flidais. He knows her only from a portrait and sweetly poetic correspondence that have convinced him Flidais is his destined true love. But Oran discovers letters can lie. For although his intended exactly resembles her portrait, her brutality upon arrival proves she is nothing like the sensitive woman of the letters.

With the strategic marriage imminent, Oran sees no way out of his dilemma. Word has spread that Blackthorn possesses a remarkable gift for solving knotty problems, so the prince asks her for help. To save Oran from his treacherous nuptials, Blackthorn and Grim will need all their resources: courage, ingenuity, leaps of deduction, and more than a little magic.

Author: A.C. Gaughen
Published: February 14, 2012

Will Scarlet is good at two things: stealing from the rich and keeping secrets - skills that are in high demand in Robin Hood's band of thieves, who protect the people of Nottingham from the evil sheriff. Scarlet's biggest secret of all is one only Robin and his men know...that she is posing as a thief; that the slip of a boy who is fast with sharp knives is really a girl.
The terrible events in her past that led Scarlet to hide her real identity are in danger of being exposed when the thief taker Lord Gisbourne arrives in town to rid Nottingham of the Hood and his men once and for all. As Gisbourne closes in a put innocent lives at risk, Scarlet must decide how much the people of Nottingham mean to her, especially John Little, a flirtatious fellow outlaw, and Robin, whose quick smiles have the rare power to unsettle her. There is real honor among these thieves and so much more - making this a fight worth dying for.

Sisters Red
Author: Jackson Pearce
Published: June 7, 2010

Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris--the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.
Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts ferociously alongside her. But even as more girls' bodies pile up in the city and the Fenris seem to be gaining power, Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves. She finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax and Scarlett's only friend--but does loving him mean betraying her sister and all that they've worked for?
Author: A.G. Howard
Published: January 1, 2013

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence.

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.
Until then, Cindy :)