Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor utterly consumed me within this past week. Like its protagonist, Lazlo Strange, I am enraptured by the fabled city of Weep and its stories. In the novel, Lazlo collected all of his findings on Weep into a little book – it was the symbol of all of his dreams and his yearning.
In a little more than two weeks, Strange the Dreamer will be released and you’ll find out whether Lazlo ever got to see his beloved city. For now, I wanted to share a teaser to whet your appetite. This is what I think a couple of pages from The Complete Works of Lazlo Strange might look like…
As a boy at the abbey, stories had been Lazlo’s only wealth. He was richer now. Now he had books.
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As soon as I started listening to When The Moon Was Ours, I resolved to make graphics from the book quotes. If you’ve known me for any length of time, you’ll quickly realise that I go weak at the knees for images of the night or of flowers, and this book has both in abundance. The writing painted imageries directly into my mind, and I had to get them down – even though I felt inadequately equipped for the task.
- Quotes and characters belong to the insanely talented Anna-Marie McLemore.
- Free for personal usage only.
- Do not redistribute: this means no reuploading to social media, Pinterest, etc… please just link back to this post.
- Do not claim as your own.
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By the time this post goes up, we should be just a few hours away from the release of Empire of Storms. I am here to make sure that your phone screen celebrates this release day in style!
Quote and Art belongs to the brilliant Sarah J. Maas
Designs belong to me
- For personal usage only. This means you’re only to download this for use on your own phone.
- No redistribution. I had issues with people sharing my designs without credit or permission last time, please please please don’t let this happen again. If you want to share this with people, just link them to this post.
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You might have seen me on twitter rambling about how I can’t stop making graphics of The Star-Touched Queen. The imageries this book conjured was so vivid, I could not help but attempt to capture it – even though I don’t think I did it justice at all. If you’re a fan of opulent, transcendent, mythic tales, you should definitely check this book out ASAP.
- Story, characters & quotes belong to the supremely talented Roshani Chokshi
- As always: free for personal use ONLY. Do not redistribute, edit, claim as your own.
- As always, let me know if you need any of this stuff resized, though it should fit onto most phones, not just the iPhone 6.
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So if you’ve read my previous posts about the Red Rising series, you’ll know that I am huge fan. I finished Morning Star over the weekend and my brain is still reeling from post-series devastation/euphoria. I haven’t been able to string together a coherent review, but I have been making some wallpapers to share.
- Quotes belong to the magnificent Pierce Brown and the Red Rising trilogy.
- DO: Download wallpapers for personal use. Buy the books. Enjoy!
- DON’T: Redistribute or modify without permission.
- iPhone 6/6s resolution, but should work with most phones. Let me know if you need resizing 😀
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Release Date: March 1st 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse
High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense relationship—by the new boy in school.
Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.
But love has a way of changing things.
Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.
Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and…terrifying?
But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.
So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.
If she waits any longer, it may be too late.
Pre-order Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository | Kobo
This book was exciting in the ways it challenged our expectations and preconception about the YA genre. I feel privileged to be part of the blog tour. I want to share with you how this book turned tropes around on its head – as well as give you two book-inspired iPhone wallpapers to take away!
5 Ways THE GIRL WHO FELL Destroyed YA Tropes
1. The Side Characters’ Lives Doesn’t Revolve Around The Protagonist
It’s so often the case in YA that many side characters lose their agency, only fulfilling their purpose in the plot as either a dispenser of advice, or a motivation for the protagonist. We hardly glimpse at their own ambitions and plans. Their only goal seem to be servicing the main character in their story.
Zephyr’s best friend, Lizzie, defies this role. Yes, she’s an excellent friend who dispenses many warnings and advice, always steadfast and loyal. But she also has her own life outside: working towards her goal in becoming a journalist, and dealing with her own long distance relationship. Similarly, Gregg has his own group of friends and his own agency. They both love her, but they also love themselves – and that note made the book all the more authentic.Read More »
I have been wanting to highlight Six of Crows in a graphics post ever since I read the book. Everything is so quotable, everything is so shippable, everything is so amazing. See my full review for full on gushing.
Characters and quotes belong to the flawless Leigh Bardugo.
Character illustrations in wallpaper 2-4 are drawn by Kevin Wada as part of the Six of Crows promotional material.
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To finish off my Throne of Glass week, I have FOUR iPhone 5 Wallpapers for download!
If you want me to resize them to fit your phone, please comment/tweet me! I don’t do it all at once because laziness/I originally made them for personal usage. But if you nudge me I will be more than happy to oblige 😀
Free for personal use. Please do not redistribute. Characters + Quotes belong to the amazing Sarah J Maas.
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Today’s iPhone Wallpaper freebie feature The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Though my favourite 1001 Nights retelling remains In The Night Garden by Catherynne Valente (READ IT.), this series had way too many swoony, romantic quotes for me to pass up. My boyfriend needs to start speaking like Khalid ASAP *glares* Anyway, Shazi/Khalid is totally the OTP of the year *flails waiting for The Rose and The Dagger*!
My soul sees its equal in you.
Quote 1: Iphone 5 Wallpaper
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Today, I have 3 bookish iPhone wallpapers, free for everyone to nab! Either use them as wallpaper, print them out, pin them, up to you :D! They were inspired by:
I. The 3 Quotes, 3 Days meme. I was nominated by The Fiction Fairy + The Bookish Barrister! Thank you both! I didn’t want to do 3 days’ worth of posting so I combined it into one post.
II. The Potato Prints feature at the Social Potato. Faye has given me her blessing to do something similar here!
The book being featured on today’s iPhone wallpaper is Golden Son by Pierce Brown. It was my favourite read last month and you can check out my review here. I think they will become a regular monthly feature, please leave suggestions if you want to see a certain quote/series or if you want me to offer them in different sizes (e.g. other phones, bookmark size).
Without further adieu, here’s the wallpapers. Click on the links below each preview image to download the full size from Dropbox!
Wise men read books about history. Strong men writes them.
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