Top 5 Wednesday: Biggest Book Hangovers

Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday as hosted by Lainey of gingerreadslainey. Today’s topic is all about our biggest book hangovers. You know, those times when you’ve read a book – good or bad – and you are stuck with whatever happened in that book for a certain amount of time afterward, causing you hardship in terms of reading more? Yeah. You know.

So, here are my top five worst book hangovers:

5. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

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Even though I can’t remember a lot of what happened in here since I read it around this time last year, I do remember that I LOVED IT. It was on my mind for days and days and I just couldn’t shake Akiva or Karou off. I can tell you that this was the better kind of book hangover because even if it prevented me from starting to read another book, this one was definitely one that I’ll read again and again and again, and gladly have another hangover because of.

4. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

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I wanted to binge read the second and third books so bad when I got around to it, and after finishing this one I was like, “I need more.” This was, again, a really good book hangover because I craved more. I really wish we could’ve seen what happened after the events in this one, but alas, we do not.

3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I think because of the hype that this turned into a sour hangover for me. I was so conflicted as to my thoughts and feelings on this one and I didn’t really know what to do or anything. I know that I liked some parts more than others, but I just remembered being in a sort of dazed state afterward.

2. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

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This was the BEST kind of book hangover because not only was it the first audiobook I’ve listened to, but it was one that stuck with me TO THIS DAY. I’m still thinking about Lia, Rafe, and Kaden (mostly Kaden) and wanting to get more from their world. I was in such a slump when I read the second book that I want to give it another go because I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was hoping. Maybe I’ll get the audiobook for that one to get into another auidobook hangover.

1 . Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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Do I even need to explain why this one was the WORST book hangover ever? I was stuck in a rut for WEEKS after reading this. I can say that this book literally brought me into a depression because of how it ended. It was just bad in writing and emotionally. I just can’t.

So there you have it! My biggest hangovers were mostly good, so I’m really glad about that.

What books have given you a book hangover and why? Would you read them again and see if they gave you the same effect? Let me know!

Top 5 Wednesday: Biggest Badasses

Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday as hosted by Lainey of gingerreadslainey. Today’s topic is all about the characters that we think are the biggest badasses. You know the ones I’m talking about.

5. Kelsier from The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

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I love his egotistical nature because he thinks himself to be a badass, I swear. His use of Allomancy and the skill he has to wield it is incredible. He’s certainly a force to reckon with, that’s for sure. And I think he’s slightly mad, but you know, sometimes you have to be.

4. Lia from The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

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I mean, of course Lia’s a badass. Not only did she flee her country to get away from an arranged marriage and to gain freedom, but even when she goes through really tough trials she still keeps her chin high and still shows that she’s not afraid, that she can handle whatever’s thrown at her. And I think that not only shows courage, but true badassery.

3. Kate Daniels from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

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She’s, like, the definition of badass. Kate is one of those heroines that doesn’t give a crap, ain’t got time for that, and will take you down first and ask questions later. I love her character and think that she’s a really good show of strength and determination in a world gone to hell.

2. Celaena/Aelin from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

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Did you not expect to see Aelin on this list? I mean, really, she’s an assassin, for one, and she’s just a badass for another! She knows how to kick butt, kill a person, wields magic, and also loves to dress in all of the latest girly fashion. Yes, she’s pretty badass if you ask me.

1 . Aeduan from Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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A new favorite of mine, Aeduan is definitely a badass. He might have a slight anger problem, but he’s able to control his emotions. I think the biggest reason he’s a badass: he can control other peoples’ blood once he has their scent. And if that isn’t scary enough (or cool enough), but even if he’s mortally wounded his body kicks into high gear to repair him. Freakin’. Epic. And badass as hell.

There you have it! My list of badass characters. Who are some of your favorite badass characters? Let me know!