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Wine and Women Wednesday – Which YA #WCWs would actually make awful #WCWs

21 Aug


On the Menu: Apothic Red Winemaker’s Blend 2012

Description: This is my all-time favorite wine. I drink it whenever I feel like drinking and on any an all occasions. Am I sad? Apothic. Am I happy? Apothic. Am I lazy and just want to get a little buzz? Apothic. It’s a beatiful blend of a Zin, Merlot, Syrah and Cab. (seriously, all those nummies in one bottle?! HELLO!). And since this week I am talking about crushes, it is only appropriate I show everyone my wine crush as well.

Alright so I am a little rusty at W&W Wednesday because it’s been a minute since I did one. But lets jump right in and get to the nitty gritty shall we?

Which YA #WCWs would actually make awful #WCW

We all know that hashtags are the “thing” nowadays and we are ALL guilty of at least doing one of the following: #mcm, #wcw or #tbt. (For those living on the moon and have no idea what I am talking about… 1.) Come back to Earth please and 2.) #mcm = Man Crush Monday, #wcw = Woman Crush Wednesday, and #tbt means Throwback Thursday.) I am an offender of both #mcm and #tbt but have never actually done a #wcw. Should be #wcw be like, my bffl? or should it be the person I would most likely wanna go lesibhonest with? I can’t win that debate with myself which is why I’ve never done it. But I got to thinking who my #wcw would be in the YA genre. Would I choose Celeana Sardothien because she is a smexy little badass or Linh Cinder because that would be quite an experience? Would I chose Evie Green because girls got mad skills or Elina from Fire and Thorns because she is just a damn nice person?  So because I try to keep my blog PG13, I am going to say this week’s #wcw is all about who would I want to be friends with the most in the YA world. But the more and more I thought about it, the more I kept thinking that all my #wcws have their faults. So I present to you my top five #WCW who would actually make awful #WCW.

*WARNING WARNING WARNING* There are some spoilers in this post so if you have not read all of these books tread lightly.


5.) America Singer from The Selection

The Good: Although America ends up getting everything she ever wanted, she had to work hard and make sacrifices to get there which is an endearing quality in my mind. She seems like she would be a killer party guest and a great friend for gossiping with.

The Bad: Because she’s a princess and will eventually be a queen, we would NEVER get an privacy. And she is waaaay too headstrong for me. If she doesn’t agree with something you say she will literally call you out on live television to get her way. Not cool.

4.) Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments

The Good: Clary is a badass and could save you from a lot of shit. She’s got some sweet hookups and hottie friends. I would love to just go to her little coffee house and get a half caf with her and listen to some poetry readings.

The Bad: Girl has some SERIOUS issues. Family drama and friend drama alike. Not only that but she will chose bros over hoes any day and will stop at nothing to get with her boyfriend which is a slight bit pathetic.

3.) Cinder Linh from the Lunar Chronicles

The Good: Cinder has skills when it comes to fixing things and she’s charmingly shy and sweet. I like that she is different and quirky and is a CYBORG! I want a cyborg friend!

The Bad: Although shy is good, meek is not. And Cinder hovers the line between shy and meek a little too much for my taste. Plus, I do not want to get on the bad side of the Lunar Queen because I do not wanna get killed. Sorry, Cin.

2.) Alina from The Grisha

The Good: I will never ever be cold or scared of the dark. And Alina is fiercely loyal to her homies which is much needed for any lasting friendship.

The Bad: She is a bit crazy. And ridiculously power-hungry no matter how she tries to hide it. Surrounding myself with someone who has that much naked ambitous is not smart. Not only that, but her friends have a tendency of dying. Which I am not cool with.

1.) Celaena Sardothien from Throne of Glass

The Good: She is witty, sarcastic, loves to read and is loyal to her friends. I would want to drink with her, read books with her and play chess with her all day, every day.

The Bad: She likes to work out a lot and I am so not ok with that. See these spindly arms? Yeah, I like them.

Cinder by Melissa Meyer

19 Aug


Book One in the Lunar Chronicles

Rating: Five out of Five Stars

Why oh why ooooh whyyyy did I not read this sooner?!?!


I am slightly angry at myself for not reading this sooner. I was terrified that this book would never ever ever live up to the hype and so bought it and then shelved it FOR YEARS!! YEARS!!!! And I just glanced over it, passed it by, pushed it aside like some mediocre story. I even MET MELISSA MEYER in person and STILL did not pick up the book. How awful right? Like, that’s just a slap in the face.

And now, oh Melissa, I am ashamed and disgusted in my behavior. This book is brilliant. Clever, beautiful, ingenious and stunning. You’ve opened up my scared little heart and nestled Cinder snugly into a corner. Please forgive me for doubting you as now swear my undying allegiance to this fantastic series for life. Now come back here so I fangirl all over you!


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