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Villainous Love Songs (#34)

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Because c’mon–you think those characters with the hearts of ice, the unbreakable wills, the huge tendency to bully DON’T jam out to the mushy-gushy on their iPods sometimes?

I am of the firm opinion that villains, just like everybody else, have a love song they just can’t help but…well…LOVE!

This will be a consistent new feature on my blog–probably posted every Monday.  Because there are a LOT of villains, and a LOT of love songs, out there to match… and I’m bound and determined to do it!

If you like this meme, feel free to post up your own–just be sure to link back to mine!

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Poison Ivy

“Haven’t you heard that I’m the new cancer?
Never looked better and you can’t stand it.”

I mean really, you can’t GET a closer match than this?  I can just imagine Poison Ivy singing this song at the TOP of her lungs while strangling someone with her vines.

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VooDolly
(Somniare, by D.T. Dyllin)

I mean….again, I guess I was feeling a bit ironic and snarky?  She’s a voodoo doll….the song is telling people to clap their hands… It just makes sense in my head, okay?!?! But you’d probably have to actually be IN my head to understand it.  Oops?

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Tinkerbell
(Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie)

It’s been said that Tinkerbell struggles so much with her emotions because she’s so tiny–she can only ever feel ONE emotion at a time.  Which is why, when she’s jealous or angry, that’s ALL she feels.  This song?  Basically sums her up.  Just think about it before you tell me I’m wrong, okay?

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AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!

Villains…and the love songs they don’t want anyone to know they rock out to.

If villains in your world had a favorite love song, which would it be?  Let me know what you think of this post below–or feel free to jump in and post your own pairs!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Top Ten Tuesday (#47)

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BLAHBLAHBLAH here’s all the same words you’ve been seeing from me for FOREVER why don’t I just tell you what the theme is this week?!?!?!?!

Because I missed out on this post when it was ACTUALLY the week for it, I decided to go back and do a theme from the past!  Except of course I’m going to put my own twist on it, BECAUSE I WANNA THAT’S WHY!  Also because I know at least two of you who will appreciate the twist better.

(and now I’m singing Journey to the Past from Anastasia… DARN YOU, BRAIN!)

I present to you…

My Top Seven Favorite Music Videos (as of this second right now because my favorites are CONSTANTLY changing)

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Not going to lie, mouthful title is a MOUTHFUL! Whew!

There’s just something I LOOOOOVE about this video?  I don’t even know if I can explain it.  Those scenes with the black costumes and the gold skin jewels, though?!  Those are BOMB.  I mean, I’m not gonna lie–Hilary Duff is also bae.  My love for her is nevereeeeeeending.

I don’t think this song would be NEARLY the same had I not listened to it the first time while watching this music video.  I just… SO MUCH of this story is told through the video?  I wouldn’t have gotten the same story just listening to the lyrics.

I LOOOOOVELOVELOVE all the colors–it’s such a stunningly beautiful visual.  The water scenes are also gorgeous, and… Okay, this whole video is gorgeous?! SO MANY KUDOS to the director, seriously.

This is a difficult watch, penguins–but so gorgeously done?  I mean, there’s not much else I can say but that.

I just adoooooooooooore how this song was put together.  Seriously, everything about this video screams gorgeous to me.  I love it so hard.

Again, this song wouldn’t have QUITE the same impact on me if I hadn’t watched the music video to begin with.  The story being told here…it’s so disturbing, and terrifying, and…Gaaaaaah.  If you watch just ONE of these videos, make it this one, okay?

I KNOW, I KNOW, this song and video are SO super dirty, but I LOOOOOOVE them so much?  I don’t even know…I can’t even explain… I HAVE A PROBLEM, okay?!

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What are some of YOUR favorite music videos, and why do you love them so much?  What did you think of my selection?

Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments, or link me to your own Top Ten Tuesday!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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November Snow: This Battle for Equality is Cold

 

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November Snow (Bad Bloods, #2)

When Daniel and Serena unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and everyone they know will come together to fight. But Serena has another battle.

After a political rumor threatens their lives, Serena must leave her family and join the political front against her will. To survive apart, Daniel has to separate his love from his hatred and join forces with his worst memory to secure Vendona’s war. But very few of them will survive to see the last day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, snow will fall, and all will be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy.

Bad Bloods #2
Dystopian/Fantasy/Science Fiction
275 Pages
Clean Teen Publishing
Publication Date: September 19th, 2016
Get a copy here!

See my review for November Rain (Bad Bloods #1) HERE!

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Quick Reasons: strong characters; fast-paced, heart-stopping action; the ending resolution seemed very quick; lots of societal and moral lessons; I found myself racing through the pages; suspenseful, thought-provoking, and heart-wrenching; I’m only sad so many characters were lost


Huge thanks to Shannon A. Thompson and Clean Teen Publishing for sending me a copy of this title free in exchange for an honest review! This in no way altered my read of or opinions on this book.

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I finished this sequel last night and just… Oh, my penguins, guys. I think if my heart continues cracking, I will be starting the new year with a bunch of pieces and shards. These characters leaped off the page in book one….but stole my heart away in this second half. Every character is individualized, unique, and given their own quirks and voices. Shannon A. Thompson put a lot of time and effort into making this cast of personalities–and their reactions to the world around them–wholly realistic and believable.

 

The plot is fast-paced and full of action. We start off right in the thick of things, and aren’t allowed to relax until the very end. Shannon A. Thompson knows how to write a heart-stopping scene–and she proves it, with several of the most intense action scenes I’ve read in recent months. I found myself holding my breath, clenching my fists, and hoping for things to just work out for the characters–even though I knew at least a few of them would be inevitably lost.

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I was a bit surprised at how quickly the resolution came, though. It seemed like a very large portion of this series was spent focusing on fighting back, taking a stand, and showing the world how wrong it was. For things to just magically, within a couple of pages, be “better” seemed a bit unbelievable for me as a reader. Sure, most of the people were probably hoping for just this resolution…but the resolution seemed TOO quick, TOO easy, for a book that was full of so much division and struggle.

 

Overall, this was a fast-paced, heart-wrenching, climactic read! The characters are realistic and believable in their actions/reactions, the plot is quick and full of action, and the ending is just a little bit on the “unbelievable” end for me personally. I definitely recommend this to lovers of dystopian fiction, strong characters, and a world filled with chaos and divisive thinking. I was swept right into the middle of this world–you should dive in, too!

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Villainous Love Songs (#32)

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Because c’mon–you think those characters with the hearts of ice, the unbreakable wills, the huge tendency to bully DON’T jam out to the mushy-gushy on their iPods sometimes?

I am of the firm opinion that villains, just like everybody else, have a love song they just can’t help but…well…LOVE!

This will be a consistent new feature on my blog–probably posted every Monday.  Because there are a LOT of villains, and a LOT of love songs, out there to match… and I’m bound and determined to do it!

If you like this meme, feel free to post up your own–just be sure to link back to mine!

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Deatheaters
(Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling)

I couldn’t find an official video for this song, but it doesn’t matter–Voldemort IS the Devil, and the Deatheaters are basically caught in his dance throughout the entire series.  So.  Yus.  SO much win with this pairing.

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Akiva
(Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor)

Because I mean…. Basically?!  The ENDING of Daughter of Smoke and Bone just… I mean, if you haven’t read it yet, you wouldn’t understand why this pair works.  But trust me–IT WORKS.  It works so much.

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Rufio
(Hook)

One of the most hard-hitting, heart-breaking scenes EVER…is the one where we learn just a little bit about what actually drives Rufio.  And how much he grows to respect Peter.  And just… GAH, my heart!  I need to watch this movie again soon.

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AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!

Villains…and the love songs they don’t want anyone to know they rock out to.

If villains in your world had a favorite love song, which would it be?  Let me know what you think of this post below–or feel free to jump in and post your own pairs!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Villainous Love Songs (#31)

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Because c’mon–you think those characters with the hearts of ice, the unbreakable wills, the huge tendency to bully DON’T jam out to the mushy-gushy on their iPods sometimes?

I am of the firm opinion that villains, just like everybody else, have a love song they just can’t help but…well…LOVE!

This will be a consistent new feature on my blog–probably posted every Monday.  Because there are a LOT of villains, and a LOT of love songs, out there to match… and I’m bound and determined to do it!

If you like this meme, feel free to post up your own–just be sure to link back to mine!

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Elsa
(Frozen)

I mean, aside from the obvious TITLE SHARING that’s happening here (bahahahaha you see what I did here?!) I feel like Elsa might appreciate the lyrics of this song, too.  Seriously.  Listen to it.  Tell me I’m wrong–you won’t be able to.

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Raffe
(Angelfall, by Susan Ee)

I mean…forgive my HUGE AMOUNT OF ironic sarcasm this week, penguins, but there’s something so super fitting about THIS character… with THIS song.  Seriously.  I’m sure Raffe knows exactly what this song is saying.

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Draco Malfoy
(Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling)

We all KNOW Draco was feeling some serious pressure, especially in the last few books.  We all know WHY.  Can we just admit that this song might hit EXACTLY the spot…and that Draco might, perhaps, have hummed this to himself as he paced the castle?  Because I think yes.

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AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!

Villains…and the love songs they don’t want anyone to know they rock out to.

If villains in your world had a favorite love song, which would it be?  Let me know what you think of this post below–or feel free to jump in and post your own pairs!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Villainous Love Songs (#30)

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Because c’mon–you think those characters with the hearts of ice, the unbreakable wills, the huge tendency to bully DON’T jam out to the mushy-gushy on their iPods sometimes?

I am of the firm opinion that villains, just like everybody else, have a love song they just can’t help but…well…LOVE!

This will be a consistent new feature on my blog–probably posted every Monday.  Because there are a LOT of villains, and a LOT of love songs, out there to match… and I’m bound and determined to do it!

If you like this meme, feel free to post up your own–just be sure to link back to mine!

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Mr. Grey
(Dreamcatcher, by Stephen King)

Leeeeeeet’s be honest for a second, penguins–this song?  Is kinda sorta SUPER creepy.  And Mr. Grey?  Well, he wants to eat everybody and take over their meat suits, so… Yeah, I’d say this pretty much sums him up!

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Kreacher
(Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling)

Kreacher is honestly one of my FAVORITE examples of character development and forgiveness in any novel EVER.  And this song is pretty much exactly what happens.  I mean…can you imagine keeping the secrets Kreacher did for all those years?  That would be torture.  No wonder he’s angry and bitter when we first meet him!

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Danny Zuko
(Grease)

Tell me this doesn’t fit.  Go ahead.  List your reasons.  I dare you.

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!

Villains…and the love songs they don’t want anyone to know they rock out to.

If villains in your world had a favorite love song, which would it be?  Let me know what you think of this post below–or feel free to jump in and post your own pairs!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Villainous Love Songs (#29)

Lovesongs

Because c’mon–you think those characters with the hearts of ice, the unbreakable wills, the huge tendency to bully DON’T jam out to the mushy-gushy on their iPods sometimes?

I am of the firm opinion that villains, just like everybody else, have a love song they just can’t help but…well…LOVE!

This will be a consistent new feature on my blog–probably posted every Monday.  Because there are a LOT of villains, and a LOT of love songs, out there to match… and I’m bound and determined to do it!

If you like this meme, feel free to post up your own–just be sure to link back to mine!

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Mickey
(The Boxer and the Butterfly, by Sasha Hibbs)

So here’s what’s gonna happen.  First, you’re going to go get this book.  Second, you’re going to sit down and READ this book.  Third, you’re going to FALL IN LOVE! with this book.  And, therefore, with Mickey.  Because he’s adorable, and sweet, and just… GAAAAAH!  Also yes, he sings this song to himself late at night.  It’s what keeps him sane.  At least, I think it does.

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Catherine de Medici
(Reign)

I’ll admit, when I first started watching Reign, I LOOOOOOATHED Catherine so hardcore.  But then… But then something changed?  Or maybe I changed, I don’t know.  Regardless, she is one of my FAVORITE characters ever.  I went from loathe to adore and I’m not even sure when that happened.

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Chuck Bass
(Gossip Girl)

I just…. I mean…. Don’t even try to argue with me on this one, because I won’t hear you.  This pairing makes SO.  MUCH.  SENSE, I can’t even handle it.

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!

Villains…and the love songs they don’t want anyone to know they rock out to.

If villains in your world had a favorite love song, which would it be?  Let me know what you think of this post below–or feel free to jump in and post your own pairs!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Villainous Love Songs (#28)

Lovesongs

Because c’mon–you think those characters with the hearts of ice, the unbreakable wills, the huge tendency to bully DON’T jam out to the mushy-gushy on their iPods sometimes?

I am of the firm opinion that villains, just like everybody else, have a love song they just can’t help but…well…LOVE!

This will be a consistent new feature on my blog–probably posted every Monday.  Because there are a LOT of villains, and a LOT of love songs, out there to match… and I’m bound and determined to do it!

If you like this meme, feel free to post up your own–just be sure to link back to mine!

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Magneto
(X-Men)

I just… I feel like this song pretty much sums up everything Magneto feels.  I mean THINK about it–and really, really listen to the words of this song.  I’m pretty sure they’re a fitting pair.  And you all KNOW Magneto doesn’t do actual love songs, so…

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Caroline Bingley/Caroline Lee
(Pride & Prejudice; The Lizzie Bennet Diaries)

Okay, okay, okay–hear me out won’t you?!  So…I think the following should happen.  Someone write a book–a retelling of P&P from CAROLINE’S perspective.  And then.  AND THEN!  Someone else write a book where Caroline–CAROLINE!–is the one in love with Jane.  And my song choice will suddenly make SO much more sense.  Seriously, though…listen to the lyrics and tell me this isn’t a fitting pairing.  Also, listen to the lyrics and tell me you can’t see Caroline, in some dimension, being in love with Jane.  It needs to happen.  SOMEONE WRITE IT!

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Tate Langdon
(American Horror Story:  Murder House)

GUYS–HUGE HUGE HUUUUUUUUUUUGE NSFW warning on the above video.  Seriously, do not watch it at work.  Or at school.  Or….anywhere near your parents.  Or your children.  That being said–I JUST COULDN’T HELP MYSELF?!  This song screams Tate Langdon, and that one small scene that I won’t mention because spoiiiiiiiiilers.  Seriously though, this.  THIS is a great pairing. (also, I’m sort of obsessed with this song? don’t ask why, I have no clue)

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!

Villains…and the love songs they don’t want anyone to know they rock out to.

If villains in your world had a favorite love song, which would it be?  Let me know what you think of this post below–or feel free to jump in and post your own pairs!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Villainous Love Songs (#27)

Lovesongs

Because c’mon–you think those characters with the hearts of ice, the unbreakable wills, the huge tendency to bully DON’T jam out to the mushy-gushy on their iPods sometimes?

I am of the firm opinion that villains, just like everybody else, have a love song they just can’t help but…well…LOVE!

This will be a consistent new feature on my blog–probably posted every Monday.  Because there are a LOT of villains, and a LOT of love songs, out there to match… and I’m bound and determined to do it!

If you like this meme, feel free to post up your own–just be sure to link back to mine!

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The Doctor
(Doctor Who)

Tell me I’m wrong, penguins.  TELL ME, I DARE YOU!  I mean seriously, The Doctor and all his companions?  This song is his MANTRA, okay?

“Because you’re not here and now I fear,
I’ll never get back to you.”

I apologize for any heartbreak I just caused, but…this pairing works.

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Reese/Reese’s Pieces
(Untitled Beauty, by C.E. Wilson)

I KNOW the eye color is wrong in these images, BUT GUYS–Reese is one of the greatest characters EVER, this book broke me about a million times, and this song?  This song so belongs to him for the rest of forever.  I just… Yes.  Read this book.  READ THIS BOOK, and tell me this pairing isn’t perfect.  (and I know, I know, he’s not ACTUALLY a villain–but for a large part of this book, we’re led to believe he is, so…)

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!

Villains…and the love songs they don’t want anyone to know they rock out to.

If villains in your world had a favorite love song, which would it be?  Let me know what you think of this post below–or feel free to jump in and post your own pairs!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Villainous Love Songs (#25)

Lovesongs

Because c’mon–you think those characters with the hearts of ice, the unbreakable wills, the huge tendency to bully DON’T jam out to the mushy-gushy on their iPods sometimes?

I am of the firm opinion that villains, just like everybody else, have a love song they just can’t help but…well…LOVE!

This will be a consistent new feature on my blog–probably posted every Monday.  Because there are a LOT of villains, and a LOT of love songs, out there to match… and I’m bound and determined to do it!

If you like this meme, feel free to post up your own–just be sure to link back to mine!

VILLAINOUS LOVE SONGS

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El Diablo
(Suicide Squad)

Watching this movie… I sort of felt like El Diablo got the short end of the stick, in a lot of ways.  I mean sure, he did some terrible things, buuuut…I dunno, he seemed to want to change, if he could.  So this song?  Perfect fit.

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Peeta Mellark
(The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins)

Now before you all jump on me about how PEETA’S NOT A VILLAIN!…technically, he IS.  For a little while.  He was forged to be a weapon, after all…and that made him, for at least a while, dangerous.  So yeah.  And this song?!  Listen to the lyrics and tell me they DON’T fit.  I dare you.

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!

Villains…and the love songs they don’t want anyone to know they rock out to.

If villains in your world had a favorite love song, which would it be?  Let me know what you think of this post below–or feel free to jump in and post your own pairs!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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