• Off into Manchester once again to meet one of my favourite people for some lunch🍕
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And to pick up a final few holiday bits! Not long now 💕
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There’s a review of Good Omens up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Myself and @sam_g_oldham binge watched the show too and my god it’s good!
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#qotd - what is your go to Pizza?
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  • Mild radio silence for a few days...I was so caught up in Dark Age!
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Well I’ve now finished it and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself now...😭
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Tonight I’m off to see my favourite person and watch more Mindhunter! We’re rewatching the first season atm💕
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There’s also a raft of new posts up on my blog including a little look at some of my random holiday purchases.
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#qotd: what book gave you the biggest hangover?
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  • I’ve almost finished Dark Age and my god what a ride! Books like this remind me why I love reading.
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I can’t imagine how this series is going to be wrapped up in the next book🙈
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I plan on finishing it off today and then going baking with my favourite person💕
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot July box on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - favourite kind of cake?
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  • A day spent in joggers with a good book is always a day well spent.
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Well, I did spend the morning ripping apart the house whilst tidying and clearing out 😂
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A little holiday purchase here. I’ve lusted after @diptyque products for ageees before I took the plunge.
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A little write up of the Vetyverio perfume is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Who knew sipping cocktails all day and night would stop you reading as much?😂🍹
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A bit of a slower reading month but I had a lot of fun and a really good relax on holiday!
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Only 17 days till the next one with my favourite person💕
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My July reading Wrap Up is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Spending a day on the couch again but for much less happy reasons. I am the worst patient when I’m ill 😭
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On a happier note I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for A Chain Against the Dawn by @drewwilliamsirl
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What an amazing novel! Think Illuminae meets Guardians of the Galaxy😍
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There’s a full review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • I am not moving from the couch today😂
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I have Netflix on, a tea and a blanket...what more could you need?☕️
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There’s a new post up...another Seraph of the End review😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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  • What a wonderful day yesterday 😍
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And another planned tonight!🍸
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There’s a review up of THAT Chanel Bronzer (Link in bio✌🏻)
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The holiday purchases now making their way onto the blog 🙊
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  • Can’t wait to head back to Ville Franche next year with my favourite person.
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Boat loads of wine and snazzy bruschetta 👏🏻
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There’s a little TBR up for the NEWTs read-a-thon up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: Have you got a favourite city abroad?
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  • Off to Southport today with some of my favourite people💕
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Pass me the fish and chips🍟
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There’s a new review of Volume Fourteen of Seraph of the End up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What makes you think of the seaside?🍭🧜🏻‍♀️🐟
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  • Still playing a little bit of catch up with content I had planned...
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Admittedly, spending two weeks drinking cocktails was well worth it😏
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Tomorrow I’m off to Southport with Sam and some friends, then this weekend we’re off into Manchester for food and a night out🙊
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There’s a review up of Seraph of the End Volume Thirteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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QOTD: What are your plans this weekend?
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Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Unlikeable Protagonists

September 13, 2017

 

What is Top 5 Wednesday?

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such. 

Favourite "Unlikeable" Protagonists

2. Six of Crows* by Leigh Bardugo

Kaz is my wildcard for this weeks Top 5 Wednesday. Arguably, everyone loves him but he's not meant to be a massively likeable character. He's very sure of himself, sometimes to the point of arrogance. Blunt to the point of being rude and ultimately a criminal, con man and thug. So by definition he's an unlikeable protagonist. But we love him nonetheless. His Dirtyhands persona is just that, a persona. Secretly, he's a very thoughtful and kind person to those he cares for.   

Goodreads page here.

Review for Six of Crows* here.

Review for Crooked Kingdom here.

1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I've been through phases of loving and hating Mare. Ultimately, I think I like her. In the YA genre we always see these teenagers/young adults that are put under incredible amounts of stress. They're leading rebellions, having to kill to survive and have others lives to think of. Yet they all cope with it. Mare is the one protagonist that I feel reacts realistically in that she gets things horrendously wrong. I'm twenty and if you told me that tomorrow I'd be leading an army I'd run and hide from everything and everyone. Mare gets things wrong and her methods are usually flawed but at heart she has always has the best intentions. 

Goodreads page here.

I have a review for King's Cage here.

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen - I always read her name in Effie Trinket's voice. I think the dislike for her comes from the whole Gale/Peeta situation. And to an extent her brattiness in Mockingjay. Personally, I think she was put in an unfair situation by both Gale and Peeta. Of course in the middle of a bloodbath if you find an ally you're going to seek comfort in them. Gale had no right to be mad about that. If the roles had been reversed I guarantee that he would've done the exact same thing. But at the same time Peeta put a lot of expectations on Katniss. It was adorable that he'd had a crush on her for so long though. 

Goodreads page here.

5. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Kelsea is a character that I've seen get an awful lot of hate across the book community and I honestly don't understand why. The poor girl has been in seclusion for most of her life so of course she's going to be naive when she finally enters the real world. And if everyone was trying to kill me I think I'd get bratty too. The main reason I loved Kelsea was because she's different. Don't get me wrong I love the Celaena's of the world -  the breathtakingly gorgeous skilled fighters of fiction. Kelsea isn't described as beautiful, nor can she fight. Her weapon is her mind and she wields it without mercy. Though I've only read the first novel in this trilogy Kelsea goes through a massive amount of personal growth in the first book alone so I can't wait to see how she develops in the next two. 

Goodreads page here.

2. The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

Sonea is a character that seems to have polarised the reading world. Some people love her and others hate her. Honestly, I can see both sides but I fall firmly into the 'love her' camp. In the Black Magician trilogy she starts out as a young girl and as such is extremely naive, tends to argue and often is very much a 'Mary Sue.' I think fifteen year old me was like this too. Hell, present day me probably still has some of those traits. I really appreciate the fact that even though she's a younger woman, has been thrown into an awful situation and still gets on with her life. 

Goodreads page here.

Who are some of your favourite 'unlikeable' protagonists?

Thank-you for reading, 

Katie x

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