Top Ten Tuesday : Characters I want on my team in a haunted house

Another Tuesday and another TTT! The theme for this week was Creepy Freebie and I chose the topic as characters I want on my team inside a haunted house.

For those who don’t know, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Okay, here we go –

Hermione Granger : Let’s be honest. Harry wouldn’t survive even his first year without the help of Hermione. Plus, I think I’d need a rational person like Hermione to get me through a haunted house.

Kate Daniels : Having the most badass heroine like Kate Daniels beside me would ensure that I could just relax and let her combat all the ghosts. Heh.

Feyre Archeron : Well, she went to the Weaver’s house. So she could also tag along with me to the haunted house, right? Plus, she’s a loyal friend. What else could I ask for when entering a haunted house?

Minya : I thought of Lazlo Strange first. But Minya? She can control ghosts! Could the choice be any more obvious?

Victor Vale : Victor may be a sociopath who claims to love nobody, but if you’re on his team, then he’ll stop at nothing to protect at you.

The Weasley twins : Who doesn’t need humor to make things better when they are faced with horror? And nobody is better at humor than the Weasley twins. Plus, they have so many tricks up their sleeves, the haunted house might turn out to be a piece of cake!

Roy Mustang : Would you look at that smolder? It also helps that he happens to be my first Japanese crush. But let’s be honest here. I’d have this guy by my side at any place and situation, for purely selfish reasons.

Buffy Summers : Umm, hello? Buffy the vampire slayer? A definite YES.


Kaz Brekker
: A quick-witted and sharp guy like Kaz is just what I need to survive a haunted house!

Lisbeth Salander
: What a badass to have at your side! I’d be in too awe of her to be scared of ghosts, I think!

What about you guys? Who would you pick to accompany you to a haunted house?

Top Ten Tuesday : Villains

I skipped it last week because I didn’t really have any honest input to give on the topic. But this week’s Top Ten Tuesday is right up my alley! Top Ten villains (Favorite, best, worst, lovable, creepiest, most evil, etc)? Here we go!

Btw, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Check her blog out!

Favorite Villain – Victor Vale

I love Victor Vale. In fact, in my reviews for Vicious and Vengeful, I spend half the time raving about how much I love Victor. Probably one of the best written characters in contemporary fiction.

Lovable Villain – Lothaire

What an anti-hero! He made me laugh, pull my hairs in frustration, feel sorry for him, swoon, all at the same time. He might not have been the villain of his own story but he sure made lives of everyone else hell.

Fascinating Villain – Amarantha

Court of Thorns And Roses was a generic story until Amarantha appeared. Of course, I give half the credit to Rhys, but Amarantha gave the story the edge it required. I found her quite fascinating and probably wouldn’t mind seeing more of her.

Misunderstood Villain – Severus Snape

He might have turned to be not quite the villain in the end. But that still doesn’t change what a bully he’d been. It was his own decisions that cost him his love. He was the maker of his own misery.

Pitiable Villain – Gollum

Jamie Beswarick

No villain in Lord of the Rings series creeped me out more than him. But he’s also one of the most pitiable villains of the series. I can’t think of any other character that I found equally pitiable and creepy.


Mysterious Villain – Roland

Roland was such an unpredictable villain. I didn’t know what to feel for him half the time. He was only a name for most of the series and when he does appear at the later half, he is mysterious enough to live up to his reputation.

Shady Villain – Mrs. Danvers

Mrs. Danvers from Rebecca made my hairs rise the moment we meet her. She was creepy as hell. She’s an iconic villain, really. Although, a lot of people might claim that Rebecca had a much more powerful presence in the book even in her absence. But it was Mrs. Danvers who helped Rebecca’s shadows stand out.

Creepiest Villain – Hannibal Lecter

No doubt about this one. Anthony Hopkins also deserves credit for this. His was one of the most creepiest portrayals of a villain in any movie. When I decided to read the books after the movie, I kept imagining Anthony Hopkins whenever Hannibal Lecter appeared. And that amplified the effect of the character for me.

Despicable Villain – Dolores Umbridge

Harry Potter had quite a large number of villains. But, Umbridge takes the cake for me! She had my skin crawling whenever she appeared. I found myself hating her a lot more than Voldemort, if that can be believed.

Most Evil Villain – Lord Voldemort

You know how people say that nobody is born evil? Lord Voldemort defies that theory. He was simply born evil. I couldn’t think of a more evil villain if I tried. He might even be the best/worst villain I’ve read. The Harry Potter series might as well be about Lord Voldemort as much as it’s about Harry Potter, that’s how powerful this villain was.

Three entries from Harry Potter. I probably need to read more books with villains. And I’m counting on the TTT entries by everyone else for recommendations of more great villains!



TAG: Halloween Creatures Tag 2.0

I got tagged by the awesome Sara @ Bibliophagist for this really fun prompt! Perfect first tag for October, right? I love tags and love it even more when I get tagged. So thank you, Sara! ❤

  • Answer all prompts.
  • Answer honestly.
  • Tag 1-13 people.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
  • Have fun!

A magical character or book

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone | Literally the first book that comes to mind when I think of magic.


The perfect book to read at night

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo | I haven’t read enough horrifying horror books or horror books in general. I do think that nothing beats the feeling of reading a thriller at night. And The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo is perhaps the most thrilling book I’ve read.



A book that truly shocked you

Sadie |I was shocked by how good this book was. I didn’t expect to be phenomenally blown away when I started it. The book itself has quite a lot of shocks.



A Dark, Evil Character

Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter | Probably the only villain I’ve read who I never could sympathize with andwhose evilness I never doubted for even a second during the whole series.


A character that should never have died

Allegiant | The only reason I could find for the death of (spoiler) at the end of this book was that the author simply wanted to prove a point. A point nobody cared for.




A book that made you “HUNGRY” for more

The Girl In The Spider’s Web | Even thinking about it makes me long for the impossible – another book by the original author.


A Character that you’d protect at all cost

The Trio From Transcend | They probably don’t need me to protect them but I’d do it anyway.


The book that sucked the life out of you

Gone With The Wind | It drained the life out of me in a good way, I think. I cried for like half an hour after finishing the book and felt depressed for the next week as if somebody had dumped me.


A book that still haunts you

The Magnolia Inn | How could a book be SO boring? Nothing ever happens!



A book that really scared you

The Silent Child | I was really scared by the behavior of most of the characters of the book. Especially, the protagonist’s paranoia was frightening to read about.



A character that you have a bone to pick with

Colin Fitzegard from The Chase | I had such high expectations from this book. But Colin let me down. I was so frustrated by his actions or lack thereof throughout, that at one point I wasn’t even sure I wanted him to be with Summer.



A book that you would preserve throughout time

Harry Potter | What can I say? I’m a Potterhead.



A cover too scary to look at

Unwind| I can’t think of any scary covers but I find this cover very creepy – probably one reason I never read it.



It’s fun to be with friends on Halloween!
Tag your friends!
Meltotheany |Fictionnochaser | Rebecca | BriannaAlyssa | Mewocartblog

There’s no pressure if you’ve already done it or don’t feel like doing it. If I did not tag you and you still want to do it, that’d be great! Just link me on the tag if you do end up doing it! Happy October to you all!

TAG : 3 Days, 3 Quotes (Day 2)

I was recently tagged by Mariam for this challenge. It’s Day 2 and this thing hasn’t gotten any easier. Today I’ll go with a quote which was probably the very first to have left a lasting impression me.


  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day).
  • Nominate 3 new bloggers each day.

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

―Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Well, I did love many quotes that came before this one in the book itself. But this one might have been the first quote to have actually made me stop and think, in my living memory.

Of course, anyone who knows me knows what a humongous influence Harry Potter has had on my life, growing up. I could have gone with any of Rowling’s quotes in the books and it’d still be considered a favorite of mine. It sorta even feels like cheating on the other quotes from the books to have selected this over them.

……Okay, I think I need to stop now before I ramble any more. See you on Day 3.

I’ll tag  – Tukunjil | Mahjabin | Starrfairy

Top Ten Tuesday: Back To School

Hello, everyone.  I just discovered Top Ten Tuesday  and REALLY wanted to do it. So, even though Tuesday just ended in my country, I’ll cheat and just follow the timezone of the countries that are still on Tuesday. I’m excited to join in on the fun!

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Back to School/Learning Freebie (in honor of school starting back up soon, come up with your own topic that fits the theme of school or learning! Books that take place at school/boarding school/during study abroad, books you read in school, textbooks you liked/didn’t like, non-fiction books you loved or want to read, etc.)

I’ll go with my top ten list of books that take place at school. I hope I do it right!

Perks of Being A Wallflower

How can I make a list about books with a school setting and ignore this gem? Perks of Being A Wallflower is an all-time favorite for me. This book had so many lines that resonated with me and actually stayed with me for a long time. Here’s to all wallflowers!


Speak is another book set in school that is so powerful! It is not an easy read. The protagonist Melinda might have faced something that can’t be relatable to everyone, but she as a character is someone any high school student who struggle with helplessness and loneliness can relate to.

On the Jellicoe Road

A favorite book by a favorite author. Set in Australia. This book was emotional. It’s about friendship, family and home. The transition from rivalry of the schools to their friendship was so sweet to read. I laughed, I cried and I reread it countless of times.

Graffiti Moon

This is a Young Adult Contemporary, also set in Australia. Although this book revolves around a high school student but the focus is more on the characters than the school itself. This book is about graffiti artist. It’s a character driven book that’s about friendship, love and mystique of art.

The Catcher in the Rye

Any school based book list is incomplete without The Catcher in the Rye. What hasn’t been said about this book? This book is such an epitome of all things teenage angst and rebellion that every teenager should read it. Even adults should read it just to be reminded of those days of such complexity.

The Start of Me and You

This book is nothing remarkable or trendsetting like The Catcher in the Rye. And yet, there something so comforting in this Young Adult book. I loved the family dynamics, friendships. I loved that there was a big focus on female friendship that I could relate with; and also platonic friendship between boys and girls.

Foolish Hearts

This book was SO good! Claudia is an introvert who likes playing online games with her brother and her best friend. But an unexpected eavesdropping makes her rivals with the ice queen Iris. Their slow evolving friendship was the best thing for me. This book is set around a school play. I loved everything about it. Even the unorthodox love interest Gideon.

This Adventure Ends

Emma Mills has slowly become my favorite author. As you can see by the two entries on the list by her. This book was a fast read. It lives up to its name as the protagonist Sloane goes on an adventure in search of a painting. Sloane was perfect in her awkwardness, sarcasm and loyalty. I loved her friendship with twins Vera and Gabe. Vera and Sloane were #Bestiegoals. And can I say that I want a family like hers?

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Yes, the book that’s become the rage after it’s movie adaption released in Netflix. I’d read the series last year and only liked the first one the best. A strong focus on sisters and family, forbidden crush, fake-dating trope, cultural diversity. Can I just say that I loved how the protagonist was Korean-American and the hero was Mexican-American? And the food! Oh, all that food! How I wish the movie had more food in it aaaand that hate-love equation between sisters!

Harry Potter Series

It would be a crime for a Potterhead like me to make a list of her favorite books set in school. It would also be very easy for me to list the 7 books (Well, 6 since the last book wasn’t really set in Hogwarts for the most part) in the Top Ten list. But I like hardwork.I don’t think any book has able to portray a school more lovable than Hogwarts.


So there you go. These are my top ten books set in school that I’ve read. Can you suggest me more books set in school that I should read? A book set in school that is in my TBR is The Hate U Give. Any other recommendations?