Hello, everyone! I’m back! For now. Sorta. Kinda.
I’ve been really busy setting up my schedule and getting used to my new jobs, which now consist of a barista position at Starbucks, a temporary cashier at Target, an editorial intern at a literary fiction press, AND a tutoring job for an amazing ten-year old boy who doesn’t like to write.
Sooooo, my days have gotten much busier than originally planned. But that’s all right. I CAN DO THIS. I just have to make sure I remember to keep in touch with y’all! So please forgive me if I respond decades later or if I haven’t popped over to your blog. I promise I will!!!!!
On another note, I missed out on the past two Top 5 Wednesdays and so I thought I’d just do them now.
Second Book is Best
According to Goodreads: “We’ve talked about series that went downhill, and series that are worth it, but which series were best in the middle?”
A Court of Thorns and Roses Trilogy | ACOMAF
The last book of this series was also pretty well-done but I personally am still in love with A Court of Mist and Fury. And to this day it remains in my top three favorite YA books of all time, right next to Six of Crows.
The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy | Days of Blood & Starlight
I’m a huge fan of this trilogy but I have to say that the third book, Dreams of God and Monsters, was a bit disappointing. For me, I don’t think it matched up to the first two books. And so, the second one has turned out to be my favorite!
The Wrath and the Dawn duology | The Rose and the Dagger
While I enjoyed both books, I was a bit more entertained by the second book and I liked the characters a little more than before (mostly just Khalid, tbh).
The Chronicles of Narnia | The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
If we’re talking chronological order, then this answer makes sense. The other books in this series are just as good, but The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe holds a special place in my heart. And in my heart, I believe it’s the best out of the entire series.
The Mortal Instruments | Any book after City of Bones
The first book in this series was good but really rough around the edges. The books that followed were a great improvement. Granted, some of the sequels were better than one another, but I can’t remember which ones right now, so here’s all of them.
I haven’t even finished the series yet, but I have a feeling Crown of Midnight will be my favorite book out of the entire series.
Characters’ Fitness Routines You Want
According to Goodreads: “This can be interpreted a bunch of different ways! Fitness comes in many different packages. This can be about characters who are super fast, strong, agile, good at dancing, good at climbing, athletes, or foodies! Whatever it means to you. This is inspired by those routines you see in magazines for actors, but with more of an open mind and less body shaming :)”
Danny | Dreadnought
Danny was not only blessed with the body she’s always wanted, she was also given incredible strength, speed, and flight. I’d like one of each please.
Lila | Shades of Magic series
I also consider mental fitness to fit into this category and I’d like to think that Lila is pretty mentally fit seeing as she’s very confident. She believes deeply in her magical (and thieving) abilities, she’s clever, and she’s hard to outsmart. How I wish to be like her.
June | Legend trilogy
June is always in tip-top shape, both physically and mentally, because of her intense training. I’m not sure that I can handle her type of fitness regime, but a girl can dream.
Nina | Six of Crows
Nina seems to be physically excellent at eating sweets. I’m not sure if that’s being physically fit but she seems to be doing a-okay. So, I’m all for her foodie fitness 😉
Hanna | Gemina
Hanna may be a strategist but she also knows how to kick some serious ass. That showdown between her and Russo towards the end was mind-blowing. Homegirl ain’t playin’ around. I can only wish to be that badass.