Nothing remarkable ever just happened.
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Format: Kindle Edition
Length: 384 pages
Rating: 5/5 ★★★★★
Rep: Latinx Own Voices & A trans masculine non-binary main character
The biggest lie of all is the story you think you already know.
The del Cisne girls have never just been sisters; they’re also rivals, Blanca as obedient and graceful as Roja is vicious and manipulative. They know that, because of a generations-old spell, their family is bound to a bevy of swans deep in the woods. They know that, one day, the swans will pull them into a dangerous game that will leave one of them a girl, and trap the other in the body of a swan.
But when two local boys become drawn into the game, the swans’ spell intertwines with the strange and unpredictable magic lacing the woods, and all four of their fates depend on facing truths that could either save or destroy them. Blanca & Roja is the captivating story of sisters, friendship, love, hatred, and the price we pay to protect our hearts.
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I took this from LaRonda @FlyingPaperbacks so go check that one out! And I was technically tagged so I’m doing this-
- Thank the person who tagged you
- Pingback Bookmark Your Thoughts’ original post so I can see your lovely answers!
- Pingback the person who tagged you so they can see the post.
- Bonus: If you wish to, tag at least three people to do this tag.
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Memorable books with the letter P
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Second iteration of this post because I’ve found some really good podcasts since last time that I’d love to share with all of you
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We are now on the final stretch of the year! And what a year it’s been… So we are, for the last time before the wrap up, checking in on how well I’m keeping up with the damned New Year’s Bookish Resolutions
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Memorable books with the letter O
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I’m inventing a meme because this entire week instead of finishing the book I was meaning to finish I flew through 150,000 words of fan fiction and loved every second of it!
This week was dedicated to
Word Count: 150,134
Summary: The Foxes take on an injured Kevin Day, and get a Raven-trained backliner with a point to prove into the bargain.
For those of you who have read the books, this is a fanfic that spans the entirety of the series where Neil ran with his mother but was quickly caught by his father and given to the Ravens, where he got the opportunity to grow up with Kevin and the rest. The things that happened happen but after the first year Neil runs away too and follows Kevin to the Foxhole after making a new deal with Kengo Moriyama himself. Things go to shit from there.
I really liked this fanfic, not only because I love to read What if scenarios but also because the author manages to write in a way that makes it impossible to stop reading. At the end of every chapter you get a teaser of the next and they are just the thing to convince you that 2am isn’t that late anyways. The exy matches are described in such detail that I feel like I watched one, the relationships between teamates grow separate from canon (because things seaparate) but they still keep evryone’s personalities straight.
The story is full of tension and the POV changes subtly so that we can see the full picture but also be kept in the dark to add more drama. It’s pretty close to the original style that I’d recommend it to most fans out there.
Neil felt the tickle of anger in the back of his throat. If there was going to be anything left of him, it was this: anger, and his own name.
It’s here! The month where the most crazy of us decide to try to write an entire novel (or whatever we feel like writing) in a month!
First of all, I’d like to say that I love this year’s aesthetic, it gives off the frantic yet fun spirit of nano (and the snacks, there’s no nanowrimo without snacks)
For the ones of you who don’t know: NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month and it’s a challenge to write 50,000 words in a month, ideally the first draft of your novel. Although I know a lot of people who make their own word-count goals or that use the time and platform to edit or revise their work.
Whatever you feel like doing this month is for writers to be bold and write as much as they want, no editing required.
This year I’m taking part again, but this time I’m cheating a little bit: I’ll be writing my novel with one of my friends. We both read The Iliad for class last year but also read The Song of Achilles (a re-imagining of the story of Achilles told by his partner, Patroclus) and that gives us the idea for this years novel: The Iliad Reimagined.
Basically we are going to do the same story BUT told from different points of view, from Helen to Hector to Odysseus, we are touching every important character on Homer’s masterpiece and giving them the chance to tell things how they saw it; with the additional commentary of the gods who are at fault but enjoy seeing the poor mortals rough it out for no reason.
We’ll be writing it in Spanish, which I almost never do so that will be a fun thing to try… I swear that I can’t string three words in Spanish without cussing… the editing will either be fun or a lesson in why I should speak better.
If you are also joining in on the madness feel free to add me as a buddy! And may we survive with our word-counts full