Outfits Inspired by Shatter Me

Imagine this: It’s February and HarperCollins is hosting a super fancy party in honor of the one year anniversary of Ignite Me, the last book in the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. Juliette, Warner, and co. have all been invited to attend. Juliette is excited and looking forward to the event, but there’s just one problem: she and Warner are too busy to spend time planning outfits so…what will she wear?  Lucky for her, I was willing to play Warner for the day and create a few outfits for her to choose from. For inspiration I turned to the beautiful covers of the series. And yes, I’m aware that Juliette is not a fan of heels or dresses, but she’ll just have to suck it up for this one night.  (Note: all of these looks were created on Polyvore).

 

Shatter Me

 

Destroy Me

Unravel Me

 

Fracture Me

 


 

 

Ignite Me

 

Which of these looks is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!

-Batool

14 Books That Made My 2014

We’re halfway through December and it’s almost time to usher in the New Year. I saw Eden do a post for her 14 favorite YA fiction from 2014 over at Blogging Between the Lines, and it inspired me to make my own list! So, to commemorate the end of 2014, I’ve compiled this list of 14 books that made my 2014. These are all awesome books that made the year a great reading year for me. I’ll start the countdown from #14 and end with my #1 favorite book of the year. Note: not all of these books were released in 2014, but I read all of them for the first time this year.

Without further ado, I present to you the 14 books that made my 2014!

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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The Duff by Kody Keplinger

I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this book. Everything about it SHOULD make me hate it- I don’t really like contemporary fiction, and on top of that it’s so cliche and the protagonist gives me headaches. And yet, I found myself enjoying it and becoming emotionally invested in it so…think of it as a better than average fanfiction and you might just like it.

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Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

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The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno

Review here!

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City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I love how powerful and strong Celeana is. She is one of my absolute favorite protagonists. You can read my review for Throne of Glass here.

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Not very original, but still a good read in my opinion. Review here.

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Reboot by Amy Tintera

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

This is a very unique book- it has a cool, mess-with-your-mind creepiness to it.

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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

This was an awesome ending to a great series and I loved it. You can read my review for R&R here.

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The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Puck is in this book. Puck is amazing. Therefore, this book is amazing. (But in all seriousness, I really enjoyed this book and the character development that the protagonist, Meghan, undergoes).

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Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

Can’t wait for Dead of Winter to come out next month!

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Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

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Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

*Insert screams* I lovvveeee this book. I can talk about Warner and Kenji all day long, they are some of my absolute favorite characters ever! The character development that Juliette and Warner undergo throughout the series is fantastic. While the book focuses more on Juliette’s emotions and romantic endeavors than it does on the whole war thing that’s going on (yeah…that’s kind of important), I still really enjoyed reading it. I just wish Tahereh would write more books for the series.

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What about you guys? What books did you really enjoy reading this year? Drop a comment and let me know! 🙂

-Batool

Makeover!

So, you may have noticed that my blog looks kind of different. Thanks to my awesome and super talented friend, Nadira, I now have an amazing new header, so I decided to change my layout to match it! The new layout will take some getting used to since it’s pretty different from my old one. I hope you guys like the new setup as much as I do, though. It took A LOT of trying out of different themes to find the perfect one to go with the image (for about 5 hours my header was a default image of bananas because I couldn’t get to a computer during to change it during the school day). ANNYYYWAYYYS, I’m proud of the way my blog looks now, I just wish I could change the background color to something else. Maybe I’ll invest in a premium WordPress membership in the future since it gives me so many more options in terms of color scheme and fonts. Well, I’d better go work on some homework I’ve been procrastinating on *insert frowny face*.

-Batool

I #SupportWNDB – The Series: Ferguson, Diverse Books, and Empathy

This is a guest post I did on Madhuri Baylock’s blog. It’s one of several posts in the I#SupportWNDB series, and I highly recommend checking out some of the other posts as they are very good 🙂

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Ferguson, Diverse Books, and Empathy

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Thank you, Madhuri, for giving me the opportunity to express my opinion on such an important topic.

I have been asked to talk about why We Need Diverse Books is such an important movement to me. To do this, I will refer to the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

On November 24th, 2014 the decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson was made. Despite the fact that he killed an unarmed eighteen year old, a boy only one year older than me, he was released and given the opportunity to continue living his life as he had before. However, Michael Brown, the murdered teen, will never walk on this earth again. His family and friends will have to live with the pain of his loss forever embedded in their hearts and minds. And they have not given been justice.

What horrifies me…

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