Character Appreciation Post #2

Full Name: Robin Goodfellow/ Puck

Series: The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa

Background: famous and centuries old living legend, and can be found in Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream; the royal jester for the Summer Faery court; notoriously known for playing tricks on even the most powerful people, and causing trouble just for the heck of it; possesses faery magic, known as glamour; preferred weapon of choice is a daggar; loves apples; likes to get on everyone’s nerves as much as possible

Qualities: HILARIOUS; cocky; confident; sneaky; super loyal; very skilled fighter; fiercely protective; loves travel and adventure; puts other people’s happiness and well-being ahead of his own; not one to hold a grudge (unless you’ve done something to one of his friends, then hoo-mama  you’d better watch out); never takes anything too seriously; likes to make jokes at even the most inappropriate times

Physical Appearance: spiky, fiery red hair; perpetual smirk; emerald eyes that always sparkle mischievously; tall; lean

Puck is initially introduced as the protagonist, Meghan’s, human best friend, Robbie Goodfell, until she enters the faery world with him and realizes that he himself is a summer faery. He is charged by King Oberon, the king of the summer fey, with protecting Meghan, and for this reason he does everything he can to keep her safe. Of course, he also cares for her very much and ends up going against Oberon’s orders and risking his ire to help Megan with her adventures throughout the series. He protects her from everything, ranging from mortal high school bullies to big, scary, magical creatures. His frequent and random jokes/comments make him one of the best (if not the best) characters in the whole series.

Quotes:

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Character Appreciation Post #1

Read this awesome CAP by Eden, a fellow (super cool) book blogger!

Blogging Between the Lines

Character Appreciation Post is a blog template thought up by Batool at Batool’s Book Feels. I loved the idea so much, especially since she started with a character from one of my all-time favorite series (Kenjifrom Shatter Me!), that I just had to join in. Here is my first Character Appreciation Post, appropriately about Warner, the sexy, crazy, villain you love to hate. I’ll try to do a weekly CAP on Fridays from here on out, so if you like the idea go ahead and join in and post about your favorite book characters!

Full Name: Aaron Warner

Series: Shatter Me 

Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5) Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)Author: Tahereh Mafi

Background: Known as Warner, he is the ruthless leader of Sector 45, and the son of the cruel Commander of the Reestablishment government. Warner is revealed, in the second book, to be the half-brother of Adam Kent, Juliette’s…

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Character Appreciation Post #1

I’ve been wanting to do a series of “Character Appreciation Posts” (CAPs?) to highlight my favorite characters from different books and series. The first one I decided to go with is Kenji, so here it is!

Full name: Kenji Kishimoto

Series: Shatter Me/ Touching Juliette by Tahereh Mafi

Background: Approximately 24 years old; orphaned at a young age; has the power to turn invisible; is initially introduced as a soldier under the Reestablishment (the series’ dictatorial government); described as being of Japanese descent

Qualities: Funny; intelligent; slightly immature; a little crude; says what’s on his mind; can be mature and serious when necessary; great friend; well built, good looking

Kenji starts off in the first book as a side character and friend to Adam Kent (the protagonist’s initial love interest), but then his role grows and he ends up having the important job of leading the protagonist, Juliette, to join the resistance against the Reestablishment. Throughout the rest of the series, his relationship with Juliette grows and develops and they become best friends. Kenji often gets stuck between Juliette and her love interests, and he isn’t scared to tell her how he feels about that. He calls Juliette out on all her BS and often reminds her that the world has bigger problems than her relationship problems. At one point in the series, Kenji is described as “a walking paradox of Unflinchingly Serious Person and 12-Year-Old Boy Going Through Puberty all rolled into one”.

Quotes:

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Do you have any other favorite quotes from Kenji, or know of another character similar to Kenji that you’ve read about? Leave a comment! 🙂

-Batool

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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First, I’d like to say thanks so much to Amber and Jessica over at  The Book Bratz for nominating me for this award! You guys are great, never stop being awesome 🙂

The rules for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award:

  •  Thank the blogger that nominated you, and link back to their site.
  •  Post the award’s logo onto your blog.
  •  Answer the 10 questions you’ve been asked.
  •  Nominate 10 other bloggers and ask them 10 questions.

Here are my answers to the 10 questions I was tagged with!

1. One book character you wish had their own series?

OH GOSH, I was just thinking about this last week! I would say Robin Goodfellow (Puck) from The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. He is absolutely hilarious and perfect in every single possible way- I’m totally in love (oops).

2. What was your rating on the last book you completely finished and why?

I didn’t post a review for it, but the last book I gave a rating for on Goodreads was Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. If Goodreads allowed us to give ratings with 0.5 in them,  I would choose to give it a 3.5 rating. I was totally addicted to it, and while the writing quality wasn’t the best I would say…. you know what? Screw this, I liked it because of Daemon. There, I said it. DAEMON. That is all. Oh, also the protagonist is a book blogger, so bonus points to Jennifer for that.

3. One book that you had to read for English class that you actually enjoyed?

Two years ago, when I was in sophomore year of high school, I had to read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak as a summer reading assignment. That book is the only book I’ve ever read that’s left me actually sobbing- not sniffling or eyes tearing up, actual SOBBING. I’m not sure that qualifies as “enjoying” a book, but I thought it was really good!

4. One genre you just can’t get into?

I really dislike contemporary fiction. I know there are so many good books out there that fall under this category, but I just can’t get into a book that has no action or magic or something crazy going on in it. Sorry TFIOS fans!

5. Favorite part about being a book blogger? Least favorite part?

I love how book blogging gives me a way to express my thoughts and emotions on books. I’m pretty sure if I couldn’t release the pent up emotion somehow, I’d go crazy. Also, I’m slowly getting to meet other bloggers, and meeting other booknerds makes me so happy. I think my least favorite part is that I can’t post as often as I’d like to due to large amounts of school-work and other responsibilities.

6. Are you a book pusher?

Hehe…me? Nooo *cough*…

Oh, who am I kidding? Heck yeah! I can’t count how many of my friends I tried to force to read Shatter Me. I just think that if I enjoyed a book, it’s my responsibility as a booknerd to spread that love to other people. I tend to back off after my friends refuse the first time, though.

7. Can you read with tons of distractions around or must it be quiet? 

It depends. If I’m just starting a book off or I’m not too into it, then too much noise can make it nearly impossible for me to read. If I’m really into a book, on the other hand, no amount of noise can distract me. I prefer to read in a quiet space because it’s more relaxing, though.

8. Favorite food to much on while reading/blogging? 

Nice warm chocolate chip cookies, fresh out of the oven. Mmmm. I have to be careful of that gooey chocolate getting on the pages, though!

9. What book are you currently looking forward to? 

The next book of the Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole. It’s titled Dead of Winter, and it comes out in January 2015 *squeal*!

10. What was the first book you ever added to Goodreads? 

The Hunger Games!

Now I get to nominate some fellow booknerds (I know this list doesn’t contain 10; I just don’t know that many bloggers yet- sorry):

1. Between the Pagez

2. The Book Belle

3. The ladies over at The Book Hookup

4. Read and Be Joyful

5. Plot Holes Be Gone 

6. My Friends are Fiction

7. Polished Page Turners

And here are my 10 questions for these lovely bloggers:

1. What is one book you’ve read that gave you a major book hangover and left you unable to “even”?

2. Do you prefer paperback books or hardcover books?

3. If you were to write a book, what genre would it be in?

4. What is a book turn-off for you (as in, something that you absolutely hate to see in a book)?

5. How many books do you typically buy a month?

6. Describe the perfect book boyfriend.

7. Name a book that you expected to hate but ended up enjoying. 

8. Why did you start your book blog?

9. If you owned a book store, what would you call it?

10. Where is your favorite place to read?

Can’t wait to see your responses, bloggers! Feel free to link to your post in the comments section 🙂

Thanks again for the nomination, ladies!