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Wattpad: Weekly Shots (GirlxGirl)

Short stories every week or two! I will most likely post during weekends. The characters, their personality, settings, and the story lines of each chapter are different from one another so please do not get confused.

If ever you loved the plot, don’t forget to vote for it, leave a comment, and i’ll try my best to make a whole story out of it!

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“A boy at the beginning of a story has no way of knowing that the story has begun.” - Erin Morgenstern, The Starless Sea


So I finally have time to start reading this! I had it since it was released and it has since then been constantly starring at me from my bookshelf.

I have waited for years for @erinmorgenstern to release a new book and it’s finally here! I loved #nightcircus so much, it’s one of my all time favourites and I’m really excited to see if this can live up to it.

Struggling

I didn’t realize how hard it is to do book reviews when you’re reading a series. So I apologize for not updating anything sooner and really slacking but I’m almost finished and everything should be back to normal within the week. Like I’ve said before this is my first attempt at a blog and book reviews so I’m getting the hang of things slowly but surely. 

I will probably do a review of the All the Pretty Monsters series finale next, to tie that up in a neat little bow for everyone so stay posted. 

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Rating: 4/5 Stars

No one has any idea how excited that I got accepted for an arc on Netgalley. So, I thank you Netgalley and Crown Books for the opportunity to read Nameless Queen prior to publication. This review is an honest review.

I am a sucker for anything with royalty in it, so this book was right up my alley. It sucked me in from the beginning and interested me about the caste system. I did dock a star because I didn’t feel like the caste system and world building were built that well, but you can somewhat understand it still.

We start off with a dying king and him giving the name of his heir. The only problem is that his heir is Nameless and it is impossible. Coin, the Nameless heir has two options: accept it or run. But, with the way events turn out she accepts it and at first people of skeptical. They do not want a Nameless Queen, it is impossible. She must do what the Royal Council says, but will she?

I definitely recommend Nameless Queen. It’s fast and engaging. Coin reminds me a lot of Celaena from Throne of Glass with her wit and cunning tongue. Pick this up, you will not regret it.

A History of the World in 21 Women ~ Jenni Murray
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Recently, I have realised that my focus is being held more by non-fiction. I like reading snippets about people’s lives, learning about their hardships and how they overcame them. A History of the World in 21 Women caught my eye in Waterstones and instantly knew I’d enjoy it. I liked the fact that I hadn’t heard of all the women named in the book but the ones I had I was intrigued to learn more about.

BBC 4 presenter, Jenni Murray, who has presented ‘Women’s Hour’ since the 1980s has now channelled her feminist love into a book of the women of the world. 21 chapters covering 21 women who changed the world in one way or another. From Marie Curie’s scientific discoveries to Frida Kahlo’s unique take on life and death to Madonna’s rise to fame. Each chapter twists and turns through the lives of these women.

From reading other’s reviewing this book the same comments were abundant. ‘What about this person’, ‘What about her’ and ‘I think so and so is more important’. However, I think you can tell through her writing that Murray has chosen these women specifically and some from personal experience. Women we all know by name and probably the basic information and some that were unknown to most readers. Since finishing the book I’m glad Murray chose the women she did. I felt I learnt a lot of new information.

The most riveting parts of the books were insights into Murray’s personal experiences. People she had met and spoken to. Interview extracts from Margaret Atwood and glimpses into the lives of Angela Merkel and Golda Meir. I think if you are reading this just for certain parts or from cover to cover, it will be a more than enjoyable read.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this read and am looking forward to reading Murray’s similar book A History of Britain in 21 Women. I gave this book a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ star rating. 

M🌸

The Last Dragon
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Daenys Targaryen x Glorfindel

Crossover: Game of Thrones and LOTR/Hobbit

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Summary: After Daenery’s death, her daughter Daenys, flew away with Drogon. Feeling lost without her mother beside her, but what will happen when Daenys find a portal that will lead her to a certain world, where dwell elves, dwarves, humans and other races

Warnings: Fluff

Words: 1,323



Putting my hands on my waist, a content sigh falls from my lips seeing my wonderful job. There’s a huge blanket surrounded by soft pillows, a basket full of food was neatly aside with the rest of stuff for eating.

I’ve been all morning preparing the lunch for nine elves and building a nice cozy place in a small clearing that I know, it was between Alqualondë and Tirion. Glorfindel said nonstop for me to stop and let the servants do all the work since I was pregnant but I just rolled my eyes and went finish my work, wanting to impress the feanorians.

“I must say…you really did a great job here! But also, you always do a good job.” Glorfindel said a while wrapping his arms around my waist and putting his chin on my shoulder. I smile proudly and nod “I know…Let’s hope that they like it.” I put my hands on his and squeezed a little.

I turn my head to the side, seeing my dragons lying around on the tall grass, basking on the sun. “I want to give you Viseral…” he turns me around and looks to me in shock “What?!…” a small smile appears on my face, I cup his cheek gently on my hand “I want you to be his rider…Daenerion and Arcturion will be for our children.” I say softly. “But I’m not a Targaryen–” “You had become one since you married me…They had accepted you as one of us a very long time ago, Glorfindel.”

There’s a long silence between us, the sound of the wind waving the trees and the birds chanting in the distance made my soul at peace but something didn’t want to leave my mind. “I will need two people to ride Daenerion and Arcturion in the battle…it will be easier to have all the dragons with one rider.” I say a while playing with Glorfindel’s hair “And who did you think?” he asks a while giving me a kiss on my forehead.

I let out a deep breath and look to his ocean blue eyes “Well… I think that Aredhel will love this idea, she always likes to take a challenge and I think that Daenerion will be a big challenge for her…and the other person that I thought was Ecthelion…” I notice a smirk growing on my husband’s lips “What?” I asked in confusion, he shakes his head “Nothing…only thinking the face that he will make when he heard this. Flying never was his best skill…he’s afraid of heights.” he chuckles. A sigh falls from my lips “Well then I have to think of another person. I will not force him to fly!” he nods and as he was about to answer, the sound of hooves hitting the ground grabbed our attention.

Turning back, I see all the feanorians had arrived. I smile politely and bow my head “King Fëanor! Lady Nerdanel! Sons of Fëanor! I glad that you had accepted my invite.” I said. They all dismount from their horses and walk to us, I straighten my body, trying to not quiver under Fëanor firm gaze. “Lady Daenys and Lord Glorfindel! I was very pleased with your invite. Thank you for having us.” he said, his voice was rigid but I noticed a light gentleness in there.

I gently nod and motion them to sit on the soft blanket “Please, have a seat! I’ve made a tasty lunch for everyone!” I say cheerfully.

Everyone took a seat and grab their plates with the food I’ve made which was cooked vegetables with some dry fruits and mashed potatoes.

After eating, I present the twins to the dragons, letting them pet the dragons “They are so warm!” Amras said excited, his twin nods and looks back to his older brothers “Come! They are so marvelous!” they nod and came slowly to us, eyeing the dragons suspicious.

Maglor was the first to extend his hand, stroking softly Arcturion warm scales, whispering gentle words to him. I stay looking to the two of them with a small smile on my lips, seeing how gently Maglor communicates with Arcturion. I think I found the perfect person to join us in the sky…

Turning back, I walk towards to where my husband, Fëanor and Nerdanel were.

Nerdanel smile gently to me “Your husband told us now that you’re pregnant with twins! That’s wonderful news. Congratulations!” her voice was full of happiness and joy.

I grin and wrap my arm around his waist “Yes! It took us by surprise but we are thrilled with the news.” I say a while looking to Glorfindel, my violet eyes full of love.

We stay there talking a while the sons of Fëanor pet and play with the dragons. I and Nerdanel start talking about the pregnancy, she told some good tips for how to raise twins and what I should do care for them. I must say, I’m really enjoying her company, she has a motherhood aura coming off from her, making me feel loved and peaceful.

Glorfindel and Fëanor had been talking, sharing some battle strategies. I was shocked when I saw Fëanor let out a small laugh as Glorfindel said a joke. Everyone warned me about how Fëanor was a serious elf, always rigid and prideful. Not caring about any other elves except his sons and wife.

He lets out another laugh and clean with his long finger a tear from his grey eye “I didn’t laugh like that for a very long time, Lord Glorfindel!… Thank you…” that took everyone off guard, me, Nerdanel and Glorfindel look at him with shocked faces. He looks down and rubs his large hand on the back of his neck, taking a deep breath.

He then looks to me, his eyes of relief and joy “Lady Daenys! For so long, everyone looked at me and my sons with such distaste and anger…i know that the things I did and force my sons to do were horrible and for that I should not have been reborn or have this hospitality that you have given me…” he let out a breath and bend his knee “Lady Daenys! The House of Fëanor is with you! Even after the war, I and my sons will be beside you when you need aid…I’m honor to say that I will fight beside you on the battlefield against the ice demon!” I could feel tears start rising up to my eyes, seeing Fëanor and his sons in front of me with their knees bent. Never in my life, I thought that I would see this, the most prideful and selfishness elf in all Arda, bending his knee to me.

I took a deep breath and put my hand on his arms “Stand up, King Fëanor. I’m thankful to have your House with me…I know how do you feel for I also been through almost the same…living the consequences of my grandfather. I’ve lived almost all my life in exile with my mother…with men all around the world trying to kill us.” I smile softly to him “In all those years, I’ve learned to forgive… because everyone deserves a second chance.” when I finish, I feel a warm hand on mine, giving me a gentle squeeze. Looking up, I saw Glorfindel smiling softly to me, I move my gaze again to Fëanor “And Fëanor… all I want from you is a friendship!” I say with a big smile.

Fëanor chuckle and nod “Thank you…Daenys.” I nod and we return to our lovely picnic. Glorfindel kisses my cheek and whispers in my ear “You are a true miracle.” I let out a small giggle and put my hand on my flat belly. I can’t wait to meet you two…

Hey Guys!! This new chapter is a little small, sorry!! But I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to comment and tell me what you think!

XOXO

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Recsmas - Day 11 - A diverse book

I rarely read non-fiction (this was only my 2nd of the year) but I loved this. It can be crude and her type of comedy can put some off, but she was so candid about her culture, love life, and parenthood. It was very informative, made me laugh out loud, and cry happy tears. I would absolutely buy a hard copy to share.