Armchair BEA Day 4: Surviving Fictional Worlds & Giveaway

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Today’s talk is all about surviving fictional worlds: ones we love, hate, and everything in between. Fictional worlds can be dangerous, but that’s not going to stop us from dreaming of living there with the other characters we love, right? So today’s chat is all about that. And I’m pretty excited because OH MAN. THE FEELS.


Some of the questions we were asked to think about were: Which fictional worlds would you want to live in? Which worlds do you never want to dive into? Which worlds are you content to stay behind the glass, so to speak, rather than wishing to dive through the page? And once you get there, what would you do?

Let’s start with the easy one: which fictional worlds would you want to live in?

My blanket answer: any that Sarah J. Maas writes.

I KNOW. But guys, the worlds she writes are large and expansive and beautiful, even if they are dangerous. I’d particularly want to stay in Prythian in the Night Court from A Court of Mist and Fury for several reasons…

Other worlds I’d want to live in:

  • Truthwitch‘s world & I’d want to be a threadwitch. Even if I can’t see my own connections to people, I think I’d like seeing others connections.
  • Eretz from Daughter of Smoke & Bone because WOW. Chimera and angels and all sorts of interesting things to see! I just hope I wouldn’t, you know, get killed.
  • Kingdoms of the Remnant from The Kiss of Deception. Particularly Venda because that part of the world just seems so mysterious and wild. Plus, my bae, Kaden, lives there.
  • And, you know, Hogwarts. Because duh.

Those are just a few of the worlds I’d want to visit, even if crap goes down there often.

Which fictional worlds do you never want to dive into?

I’d honestly say any dystopian world because there’s a very real chance that our world could turn into something similar one day and I’m just not ready for that.

Which worlds are you content to stay behind the glass, so to speak, rather than wishing to dive through the page?

Hmm… I think maybe the Shadowhunter world because although I do enjoy the characters and everything, I don’t know that I’d want a showdown like what happens in the books. That just seems a little too much for me. (And yet I’m willing be in worlds with CHIMERA. Like, what even is my brain?)

And once you get there, what would you do?

Probably find one of the characters I’d know and try to become friends with them. It might end horribly, but at least I can try!


Oh man guys, when was the last time I did one of these? Feels like forever ago, but we had the option of hosting a giveaway on our own blogs and so, because I love you all, I’m going to do just that!

So what you’re entering for is a purchase from The Book Depository for a book up to $15USD. If it ships to your country, then you are eligible to win. Meaning, yes, this is international!

The giveaway will be running from today, May 14th, until May 17th at 12AM EST!

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Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

What kinds of worlds would you most want to avoid? What about ones you’d want to stay in? Would you want to switch lives with a character or live your own life? Let’s talk about all the things!

Top Ten Tuesday: Fictional Crushes

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday as hosted by the lovely people of The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic was a freebie! Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I really wanted to talk about something that will just spawn all of my feels: fictional crushes. DON’T LIE. YOU HAVE THEM TOO.

So here is my list of crushes, and I don’t care if they’re taken in book. They’re mine, too.

  1. Kaden from The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson. My bae. Seriously, I love him so much. He’s my top book boyfriend. I’m swooning just thinking about him.
  2. Aeduan from Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. Love him. New character crushes are fantastic, don’t you agree?
  3. Chaol from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I don’t care how much of a butt you were, you’re still in a special place in my heart.
  4. Kenji from the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi. Always go for the ones with a sense of humor. I wish there was a novella just about him before the events of the first book. I’d definitely read that.
  5. Gideon from Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. His awkward confidence is charming. Plus if I have a computer problem I’ll have a handy dandy dude to help me (not that I don’t already because my husband works with computers, but still…)
  6. Karou from Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. There’s more to her than meets the eye. I have more of like a friend crush on her, but she’s still amazing and strong and brave.
  7. Flynn from This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. Such a rebel, but also has a golden heart. I love his fire and gumption and I want to have sweet nothings in another language spoken to me.
  8. Curran from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. Alpha male, compulsive, controlling, but so, so good. Them abs, tho.
  9. Ronan from The Raven Boys cycle by Maggie Steifvater. Bad boy with a good heart? Love it.
  10. Daenerys Targaryen from A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. The Khalessi has a special place in my heart. (Though I might want to choose the show version because book version is fourteen years old where I’m at right now…)

So there you have it, ten of my fictional crushes! I’m seriously swooning just thinking about some of these characters while others just make me want to cuddle them.

Who are some of your fictional crushes? Let me know!