"I was a dreamer born into the Court of Nightmares," Mor said. She twirled a curl around a finger, and I wondered if her story might be the worst of all of them as she said simply, "So I got out."
~ A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas ~
Hello, book addicts! It’s another lovely day in England and I’m off to see Ready Player One later, which is exciting!
But first have a series of sparkly sparkly dreamer photos! The Court of Dreams is a place for artists and dreamers and thinkers and peace and I just love it. I’ve included the lovely Mor, my baby Luna Lovegood and the Suriel because I just had to!
QOTD: Do you remember your dreams? I have a bad habit of forgetting mine!
#acourtofprintandlove ~ The Court of Dreams | Fave Dreamer
#bndtpapril18 ~ Forget Me Not (OTP): Feysand, Nessian, Malec, Solangelo...
#iamsweetapril ~ Fave Classic: Jane Eyre probably. Oh! Or Midsummer’s Night Dream 😁
“She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she vowed for no one and nothing, save the crown that was hers by blood and survival and triumph.”
~ Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas ~
Hello, book addicts! It’s a sunny sunny day in England so have some super sparkly Aelin photos!
The prompt today was for favourite female royals and I was like hmmm should we go Aelin or Cinder? But then I had the idea for this photo and viola! Also... I couldn’t be bothered to get down my Lunar books. Heat makes me lazy 😂
QOTD: If you were queen or king for the day, what would you do?
#acourtofprintandlove ~ High Lady | Fave Female Royalty
#bndtpapril18 ~ Snapdragon (biggest deception): Hmm. Anyone who’s read this series knows 😁
#iamsweetapril ~ Fave Paranormal/Supernatural: Probably Shadowhunters tbh
“My mother was an oyster, and I’m the pearl.”
~ Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo ~
Hello, lovely book addicts! I just realised I didn’t post this yet! I am a fool! A fool, I say!
Anyways, the prompt today is High Lord - Favourite male royalty. And I was like hmmm should I go with my darling Rhys? Or maybe my baby Dorian? And then this beautiful candle by @thefictionnookshop arrived and I went of course! This must be a Nikolai post! My wonderful privateer prince - who else?! QOTD: It’s so unexpectedly sunny and warm in England! What’s the weather like where you are??
#acourtofprintandlove ~ High Lord | Fave Male Royalty
#bndtpapril18 ~ Orchid (favourite bookish family): The Weasleys!
#iamsweetapril ~ Fave Powerful Character: Alina is pictured with Nikolai in the print - she’s amazingly powerful and I adore her! ~~~
“Hello, princeling,” she said, her voice bedroom-soft and full of glorious death. “Hello, witchling.”
~ Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas ~
Hello, book addicts! So I got this idea while editing my Manorian photo for today (with bonus Kaz because he’s adorable) and before I knew it I had this red and blue sparkly photo you see before you. I’m still not entirely sure how it happened 😂 But I definitely used all the sparkles.
Anyways, the prompt for today was Starfall - date night! I was going to do a photo just of my new baby Kaz, made by the wonderful @pagewithapop. But then I received these Manorian candles from @emberstagcandles... and I had to include them because Manorian is life!
QOTD: What fictional character would you totally go on a date with?
#acourtofprintandlove ~ Starfall | Date Night
#bndtpapril18 ~ Narcissus (conceited character): Aelin in the best way ever 😂
#iamsweetapril ~ Fave Thriller: I’m currently reading White Rabbit, Red Wolf by Tom Pollock, which may be my new favourite thriller ever!
“There were shops selling robes, shops selling telescopes and strange silver instruments Harry had never seen before, windows stacked with barrels of bat spleens and eels’ eyes, tottering piles of spell books, quills and rolls of parchment, potion bottles, globes of the moon...”
~ Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling ~
Hello, book addicts! Today I have a super sparkly post for all of you - shocker, I know. They may have added new sparkles to the app I use... and I maybe got a little carried away. Oops 😂
Anyways, the prompt for today is Velaris - fave city. I know Diagon Alley isn’t a city, but I love it so much and just couldn’t resist getting out some of the old HP merch!
QOTD: Which fictional city would you love to spend the day in?
AOTD: Can I just make it a year long trip of fictional city hopping? 😂
#acourtofprintandlove ~ Velaris | Fave City
#bndtpmarch18 ~ Ivy: Bookstabestie photo swap! Ok so I didn’t plan ahead to do this 😂 But the Histroy Of Magic book is one I bought with my brain twin and parabatai @the.literary.coffee.faerie!
#iamsweetapril ~ Fave Witch: Hermione Granger! Also Luna Lovegood. And Manon Blackbeak 😁
“Asha lured the dragon with a story.”
~ The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli ~
Hello, book addicts! Sorry for the late post, but to make up for it here be dragons! Yes, my book dragon children have finally deigned to grace us with their presence. And give me bad dreams. They’re so kind to me.
QOTD: What fantasy creature do you most love reading about?
ME: Dragon children, tell me a scary creature I can use in this post?
ROWENA: Spiders. You really don’t like spiders, Mum. I can go find one - I’m sure there’s one in the house somewh-
ME: No no no! *clears throat* No that’s... fine, Rowena. Boys? Anything to add?
DRACO: Dementors. Sometimes, when it’s really cold and the window frosts over, I think ones coming to get me. And since I’m not sure if dragons would be able to see them, maybe there really is one out there, waiting, watching, just-
ME: Omg stop! Godric... please just something that won’t give me nightmares?
GODRIC: Dragons. Some people think they’re scary, Mum.
ME: Dragons! Dragons! Oh, good brilliant clever boy!
GODRIC: Jeez, Mum, stop KISSING me! Draco, help!
DRACO: Byeee, clever boy! *laughs*
GODRIC: Traitor! ~~~
#acourtofprintandlove ~ Bryaxis | Scary Creature
#bndtpapril18 ~ Amaryllis (pride): Ok so I don’t have a shelfie but I have dragon pride?
#iamsweetapril ~ Fave Story Set at Sea: Currently To Kill A Kingdom
“All the women came to the same conclusion, blunt and inexplicably specific. What they all agreed on, in many different clairvoyant languages, was this:
If Blue was to kiss her true love, he would die.”
~ The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater ~
Hello, book addicts! Sorry for the late post - I meant to put this up this morning before I went out but totally forgot!! Anyways, the prompt for today is The Bone Carver - or foreseers. I decided to go with the Sargent ladies from The Raven Cycle and also with PJ because god knows there are so many prophecies in that! And I randomly put a raven in my grim cup because it felt fitting and I just felt like it 😂
QOTD: Are you having a good weekend so far?
#acourtofprintandlove ~ The Bone Carver | Foreseers
#bndtpapril18 ~ Lilac (calming read): Umm neither of these? Although PJ is a total comfort read for me so maybe it counts?
#iamsweetapril ~ Fave Charming Character: Rhysand. Also Gansey!
“And you won’t leave me?”
“No,” Alec said. “No, we won’t ever leave you. You know that.”
“Never.” Isabelle took his hand, the one Alec wasn’t holding, and pressed it fiercely. “Lightwoods, all together.”
~ City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare ~
Hello, book addicts! I had a crazy but amazing two days at the London Book Fair - thank you so much to @inclusive_minds and @childsplaybooks for the experience!
I might be posting some pictures of the fair later - I’m not sure yet!
Anyways, onto today’s post! The prompt for #acourtofprintandlove today was Nesta & Elain - siblings. I just really really love the relationships between siblings in the Shadowhunter books - plus I wanted to show off the gorgeous scarf I received in my latest @fairyloot! Also my friend @readingisagenius got me and @one_more_chapter_x to rewatch the City of Bones movie last month so I have all the feels lol. Flick through to see more Shadowhunter sibling goodness and some brotherly bonds in the final photo!
QOTD: Do you guys watch Supernatural?
#acourtofprintandlove ~ Nesta & Elain | Siblings
#bndtpapril18 ~ Sunflower (peppy character): Ooh... Simon Lewis maybe? I’m not sure!
#iamsweetapril ~ Fave Broody Character: I feel Alec Lightwood is pretty broody at times and he’s just my baby! ~~~
“We are the Thirteen, from now until the Darkness claims us.”
~ Sarah J. Maas ~
Hello, book addicts! I am off to the London Book Fair today so have a super early post (for me - I seem to enjoy posting in the afternoons for some unknown reason 🤷🏻♀️). It’s my first ever time going to the LBF so I’m really excited!
Anyways, the prompt for #acourtofprintandlove today was Amarantha - ruthless. I ummed and ahhed over this, because the prompt for tomorrow is villains. And finally I decided to settle upon some of my favourite ruthless and badass ladies - Manon Blackbeak and Mia Corvere. With a little Celaena Sardothien thrown in as a bonus (because that little coffee-drinking assassin bookmark is freaking adorable!
QOTD: Do you guys go to literary fairs/conventions? If so, what’s your favourite bit about them?
#acourtofprintandlove ~ Amarantha | Ruthless
#bndtpapril18 ~ Cherry Blossoms (a blossoming romance): Manorian
#iamsweetapril ~ Fave Siblings: I have a siblings post coming in a few days! But I love the Weasleys!
“It ends, he thought - no fear, only relief, and sadness.
He had tried. Had given everything he could. But he was so tired.”
~ A Conjuring Of Light by V.E. Schwab ~
Hello, book addicts! Today’s post is one I had a lot of fun (and exasperation) creating! I just knew that for today’s prompt Tamlin (redeemable characters) I just had to pick Holland. Because he did. He made mistakes but he redeemed himself. And I love him and he doesn’t get enough love.
Plus this new print is everything and I had to show it off.
If you flick to the second photo, you can find my other choice for today - Snape. Because always.
QOTD: Which character did you start off hating but ended up loving (or vice versa)? #acourtofprintandlove ~ Tamlin | Redeemable characters
#bndtpmarch18 ~ Fir (favourite time period): I don’t think I have one? But I’m a sucker for Victorian London
#iamsweetapril ~ Favourite Contemporary: Before I Die by Jenny Downham or Simon Vs The Homosapien Agenda
“Don’t worry. You’re just as sane as I am.”
~ Harry Potter and the Order Of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling ~
Hello, book addicts! Super late post today since I was having a family day. I am exhausted and can’t quite think of a good caption 😂
Anyways the prompt for #acourtofprintandlove today is Lucien - side character. So of course I had to go with my baby Luna! I love her so much - and I got these gorgeous bookmarks by @atelierfireheart just in time for this photo to happen! Also included are my two beautiful Luna candles, one by @paperflamescandleco and the other by @bookwormcandles. Plus my favourite Luna print by @allarica and my gorgeous Ravenclaw bracelet the amazing @elissajdesigns gave to me - flick to the second photo to see it!
Now it is time for me to sleep, me thinks 😂
QOTD: Did you guys have a good weekend?
#acourtofprintandlove ~ Lucien | Side characters
#bndtpapril18 ~ Begonia (beware the feels): Deathly Hallows... 😭
#iamsweetapril ~ Fave cinnamon roll character: My baby Luna!
“If I had not met a shadowsinger, I would not have known that it is the family you make, not the one you are born into, that matters. I would not have known what it is to truly hope, even when the world tells you to despair.”
~ A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas ~
Hello, book addicts! It’s Friday and today I bring you a bunch of cinnamon rolls! I have soft spots for all these characters - they’re the ones I want to hug and never ever let anything bad happen to ever again. I feel I get weirdly maternal about some characters - for example, Nico di Angelo I just want to look after and protect from the world. The same goes for Wylan Van Eck.
QOTD: Which character do you just want to protect from the world?
#acourtofprintandlove ~ Azriel | Cinnamon Roll
#bndtpmarch18 ~ Nasturtium (best battle): Ooh... HP, ACOTAR, PJO, ADSOM and ToG all have awesome battles
#iamsweetapril ~ Fave Scheming Character: Kaz Brekker of course!
“If that day comes, I’ll find a way to break the spell on Amren and unleash her on the world. And ask her to end me first.”
By the Mother. “What is she?” After our chat this morning, perhaps it was stupid to ask. “Something else. Something worse than us. And if she ever finds a way to shed her prison of flesh and bone... Cauldron save us all.”
~ A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas ~
Hello, book addicts! Today’s post is all about badass females - so of course I had to go with Amren, Aelin, Lila and Inej! My badass squad! Those girls would totally be squad goals for me, come to think of it!
Anyways, I’m taking the chance to show off more of my candle collection - including my new @bookandnookshop Amren candle! It smells AMAZING! And my Lila one from @paperflamescandleco is one of my absolute favourites to burn!
QOTD: What’s your favourite candle shop??
#acourtofprintandlove ~ Amren | Badass Female
#bndtpapril18 ~ Iris (favourite royal): Aelin!
#iamsweetapril ~ Fave Inventor: Wylan! My baby