[Book Tags #8] The R.I.P. It or Ship It Book Tag

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Okay, so my good friend Salve from Cuckoo for Books tagged me to do the R.I.P. It or Ship It Book Tag. (Watch her entry here.) When I first saw this tag over at Christine’s Booktube Channel, I thought that this tag was only for booktubers. I mean, reactions would be a lot more legit if this was so, right? But it feels like a fun tag to do so I might as well join in on the fun. So, down below are the names of pairs that I got. By the way, I wrote 30 names, so I’m writing down 15 pairs. 🙂

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[Top Ten Tuesdays #2] Fan Casting of my Top Ten Book Boyfriends in YA Dystopia/Fantasy

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I’ve been wanting to do this post for quite some time now, but the courage to do so didn’t come to me until this weekend, seeing how many I have on my list. But now, I shall list down my most probable book boyfriends in Young Adult Dystopia/Fantasy plus my fan casting. Some of the GIFs I used are my choice for the specific character, while some are the real deal.

Book Boyfriend (n) – A male fictional character that a person wants to be in a relationship with.

#10: The Darkling from The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – I really wasn’t a big fan of this series but The Darkling really appealed to me. He’s a very dark and mysterious character that compels the reader to get to know him more. Alone, he was a great character. But that does not change my opinion of The Grisha Trilogy.

My fan cast: Sean O’Pry. Dark hair. Mesmerizing eyes. Yes. Oh, just yes!

#9: Number Nine from The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore – Sometimes, a fangirl really need cocky boys to mess around with. And who would be more perfect for this than Number Nine? Right? He’s muscular, strong, and so manly. He might be a big ego maniac, but hey. He still has a heart! And with a heart as big as his, who knows what we have in store?

My fan cast: Colton Haynes. I’m basing it on his character from Teen Wolf, Jackson Whittemore. He’s one cocky human being, and I can’t imagine someone as perfect as he is for Number Nine.#8: Darrow au Andromedus from Red Rising by Pierce Brown – Darrow is one of the most passionate, most caring, and bravest characters I have ever came to read about. It is with these traits that I have fallen in love with him and his story. He’s driven, and he will go to different heights just to attain the dream that his wife, Eo, had for him. Who wouldn’t want him for a boyfriend?

My fan cast: Alexander Ludwig. If you’ve watched him on Vikings, or The Hunger Games, you would know just how much he has in common with Darrow. Believe me. He’s freakishly strong and quite a determined creature. Just give him a little darker complexion and we have ourselves a Darrow!#7: Dorian Havilliard from The Throne Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas – A peaceful, caring, and passionate Prince with a love for the printed word, Prince Dorian of Adarlan will surely swoon all types of women, whether a bibliophile or not. Also, he is a prince with a strong disposition. He will stand by his decisions. He’s the type of prince who won’t let you down. *sighs*

My fan cast: Douglas Booth. I don’t even know why. There’s just something about him that reminds me so much of the Crown Prince of Adarlan. Also, his bone structure is on fleek in this gif. You’re welcome, ladies.

#6: Minho from The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner – Minho is a brash yet dependable leader. He will never let you down, and he won’t leave you in your time of need, the same way he didn’t leave Thomas in the maze. I’m adding him to my list since every book boyfriend list needs at least one Asian. Haha!

The cast: Ki Hong Lee. Yep. Asian. Also, he’s a great runner. So, that seems sufficient. Right. And he’s cute!

#5: Tobias “Four” Eaton from The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth – A trained fighter, a born leader with a knack for epic action, Four is absolutely one of the best book boyfriends ever. He’s capable of loving someone as hard-headed as Tris, and for me, that seems enough reason. But also, he’s that kind of guy who would help you especially in times of great need. He’s perfectly capable of leading a nation, and with that said, I know he’s capable of leading a family. Hehehe.

The cast: Theo James. He portrayed Four rather well, if you ask me. He’s rugged, just as the character is defined in the best-selling books. He’s muscular, and everything in Theo is highly believable in reference to Four.

#4: Percy Jackson from The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan – They say that humor is, among many others, a trait that easily captures the heart of women (or men, whatever floats your boat). In that case, Percy Jackson is a shoe-in for this list. Filled with wit, sass, and comedy, our favorite demigod will not only swoon us with his jokes, but also with his healing abilities. Right? Also, those blue eyes? Dayum!

The cast: Logan Lerman. A lot of people might disagree with me on this but The Lightning Thief was one of my favorites at the time it was released. I can recall it vividly: I once handled an account dedicated to him on Tumblr. I used to open and post daily. But circumstances have changed and time constraints led me to leave it to a friend.

#3: Alec Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare – I’m going to be honest. I’ve only read a little about Alec Lightwood. I’ve only read City of Bones, but I know just how brave Alec is. At first, he was afraid to tell the world about his sexuality. Since the Clave shuns those who are “different”, he kept it to himself, but eventually found the courage to come out. I admire bravery. Especially when it comes to homosexuality.

The cast: Matthew Daddario. I don’t know a lot about him either. All I know is he’s a great Alec, physically speaking. Also, he’s a great guy as well! Now, I really can’t wait to watch the Shadowhunters series! Oh! And he’s also playing a role in the Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List movie!

#2: Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – A fae living under a curse, Tamlin is a grungy character with a temper. He is nowhere near the likes of Percy Jackson or any other humorous male characters, but deep, deep, DEEP down, he has a heart bigger than his Spring Court. He’s capable of not only casting magic, but also loving with every fiber of his being. No one would ever turn down someone like Tamlin.

My fan cast: Tyler Hoechlin. For fans of the hit TV series Teen Wolf, I know that you know what I’m talking about right here. Derek Hale, the character he’s portraying on the show, is an immensely dark character. They have the exact same traits. Give him a different shade of hair color, and we’re good to go!

#1: Chaol Westfall from The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas – And of course, how could I forget my most favorite Captain of the Guard? Chaol Westfall is the bravest, most sensitive, most caring, and most passionate captain in literature that I have come to read about. He puts up a brave front, that’s why at first, you would think of him as a snob and immensely disinterested. But deep down, he has a love bigger than Adarlan, and it’s no secret that he’s good in many things, if you know what I mean. 😉

My fan cast: Chace Crawford. Well, to be honest, I had a hard time trying to find a perfect match for Chaol. I have never seen Chace in an intense action movie. His complexion, however, makes me agree with my decision, thus, making me unsure of my choice for this one.

There you have it, folks! A list of my favorite book boyfriends in the YA Dystopia/Fantasy genre! :Let me know if you agree, or disagree, on the comments below! And tell me who’s your number 1 book boyfriend! Add in a fan casting of your own!

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[Stacking The Shelves #1] 2014 Edition

So, I would like to start this post with a greeting. Happy New Year, everyone! I wish you all the books you want (and need). Make this your book year by reading books, talking to other people about it, and just be awesome. 🙂

So as some of you may already know, this little blog of mine just started this September. There’s not much posts in here, and as 2015 continues, I hope to write more reviews and lots of other bookish thoughts that others can relate to. There’s nothing I want more than to give other bookworms worldwide several glimpses of what’s in my mind. And what better way for me to achieve that than by giving everyone a peek into my bookshelf. Right? 2014 was the year that my whole bookshelf was actually constructed. Although I started collecting last 2013, I became more of a book reader on 2014. Below are some pictures of the books in my bookshelf and some details (left to right sequence).

Shelf 1 Row 1Red Rising by Pierce Brown – 839.00Php. Paperback.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner – 648.00Php. Hardbound.

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner – 720.00Php. Hardbound.

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan – 299.00Php. Paperback.

Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover – 595.00Php. Paperback.

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover – 595.00Php. Paperback.

Mayber Someday by Colleen Hoover – 595.00Php. Paperback.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – 529.00Php. Paperback.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – 425.00Php. Paperback.

Eleanor & Park (Collector’s Edition) by Rainbow Rowell – 900.00Php. Hardbound.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell – 599.00Php. Paperback.

Shelf 1 Row 2

Burn for Burn Trilogy Boxed Set by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian – 1,945.00Php. Hardbound Boxed Set.

The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – 684.00Php. Hardbound.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – 665.00Php. Hardbound.

Legend Trilogy Boxed Set by Marie Lu – 2,155.00Php. Hardbound Boxed Set.

Shelf 1 Row 3Divergent 4-book Boxed Set by Veronica Roth – 1,999.00Php. Hardbound Boxed Set.

Wonder Boxed Set by R.J. Palacio – 1,299.00Php. Hardbound Boxed Set.

Dear Alex, Break na Kami. Paano? Love, Catherine by Alex Gonzaga – 175.00Php. Paperback.

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs – 399.00Php. Paperback.

Sanctum by Madeleine Roux – 435.00Php. Paperback.

Shelf 1 Row 4We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – 539.00Php. Paperback.

Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti – 349.00Php. Paperback.

My True Love Gave To Me by 12 Authors – 855.00Php. Hardbound.

The Heroes of Olympus Boxed Set by Rick Riordan – 3,999.00Php. Hardbound Boxed Set.

Shelf 1 Row 5Just One Day by Gayle Forman – 399.00Php. Paperback.

Just One Year by Gayle Forman – 495.00Php. Paperback.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman – 420.00Php. Paperback

Where She Went by Gayle Forman – 399.00Php. Paperback.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – 349.00Php. Paperback.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – 349.00Php. Paperback.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins – 720.00Php. Hardbound.

The Selection & The Elite Boxed Set by Kiera Cass – 699.00Php. Paperback Boxed Set.

The One by Kiera Cass – 349.00Php. Paperback.

Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson – 399.00Php. Paperback.

Shelf 1 Row 6

The Fault in Our Stars (Collector’s Edition) by John Green – 900.00Php. Hardbound.

Paper Towns by John Green – 760.00Php. Hardbound.

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith – 399.00Php. Paperback.

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi – 360.00Php. Paperback.

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi – 350.00Php. Paperback.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – 329.99Php. Paperback.

The Young Elites by Marie Lu – 749.00Php. Hardbound.

Endgame: The Calling by James Frey – 695.00Php. Hardbound.


And there you have it, book nerds! You are officially updated with the contents of my bookshelf! 2014 was indeed the year of many book hauls! Check out all the books I bought last year posted on my Instagram account:

2014 Bookhaul

(Oh, and go ahead and follow me on Instagram). 🙂

Thanks for ever visiting my blog last 2014! Continue to follow my book journey this 2015, okay? I love you all, book nerds! ♥

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