The Infinity Dreams Award

Hello friends, how are you today? I hope you’re having a good week so far. Before everything, I feel like saying that I am over the moon these days with you guys. The book blogging community really is awesome. You make me happy. Okay, that needed to be said.

Today, I’m coming back to answer some bookish questions, thanks to the wonderful Jess @ the mud and stars book blog , who nominated me for the infinity dreams award. Thank you so, so much!

the infinity dreams award

Which fictional character is most like you?
isla and the hapily

Hm, I think I could completely relate to Isla from Isla and the Happily Ever After. She was so, so relatable to me, and all of her insecurities felt just like mine. I loved that book so much.

Which books have made you cry?

The book above. The Fault in Our Stars. We Were Liars. The Sky is Everywhere. Okay, I’m a bit emotional.

the fault in our starswe were liarsthe sky is everywhere cover

Has a book ever filled you with rage?

Hmm, I think it has happened, with Anatomy of a Misfit, where I was mostly mad at the narrator for being so stupid.

summer of chasing mermaidsWho is your favourite fictional couple?

Isla and Josh? Elise and Christian06? They are SO cute.

Has there been a book which has genuinely scared you?
the 5th wave

The 5th Wave kind of made me feel creeped out for a while. Even if I didn’t fall in love with that book, it was still a genuinely freaky story. I’m going to hug my teddy bear now.

harry potterFavourite fictional animal/fantastical creature?

Hm Edwige from the Harry Potter series? Why can’t I think of a book with any animal playing a big role?! Do you know some of those books? PLEASE DO SHARE.

Favourite fantasy world?
A Darker Shade final for Irene

Since it’s pretty fresh in my mind, I’d say A Darker Shade of Magic. I loved the whole idea of different London, and I’m excited to explore them more in the sequel. I NEED MORE.

Which book completely exceeded your expectations?
accident season

The Accident Season probably. I picked it up knowing it was going to be weird, and it really was. But I loved every single moment about it. I can’t stop talking about that book, can I. Sorry.

Are there any books you’ve disliked from an author you usually love?

I can’t think of anything right now…

What’s your favourite book in a genre you don’t normally read?

cinderI could go with A Darker Shade of Magic too, since I don’t read a lot of fantasy/magic books, even if it’s more of a four-stars read. Or with Cinder, a book I recently finished, and okay. I get the hype, now. It was kind of cool.

If you had another blog, what would you write about it instead of books?

Travelling. Oh, wait, I already do that here, too.

Okay, I’m kind of wondering now, do you know any books where an animal plays a big role? AND what’s YOUR favorite fantasy world -I’m always looking for recommendations… Let’s chat in comments! 💬

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74 thoughts on “The Infinity Dreams Award

  1. I recently was nominated for this award (different questions though) and this is super awesome I have to say. I liked seeing your answers. Lots of books have mad me cry (more like tear up) but I can’t think of any right now.

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      1. Oops, looks like I got confused. You did say 5th Wave. Harry Potter was for the fictional character one I think. The picture was in the scared one so I got confused. Harry Potter definitely can be scary though

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      2. Yeah everyone makes mistakes 🙂 Yeah we’ll definitely go in our dreams. If you go to Disney World in Florida you can go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Those two things are as close as you can get to actually going 🙂

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  2. YES FOR ADSOM!!! My favourite fantasy world might be that one… But I also really liked the world of Rebel of the Sands too!

    The Fault in Our Stars made me cry too! I’m definitely part of the overly emotional club 😉

    Thanks for sharing, Marie, LOVE this tag!

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      1. YES, Rebel is so good! haha
        Oh my gosh, I read All the Bright Places and couldn’t stop crying for the last 70 pages! And then after that I just sat there, still crying haha You’re definitely not alone! ❤

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  3. Congrats! 🙂
    The first thing to come to mind about a novel with animals being very present is Watership Down and I’ve never even read it.
    As for favorite fantasy world … there’s A Song of Ice and Fire (though I wouldn’t want to live in it). Harry Potter of course. Middle Earth, though I’ve only read The Hobbit.

    It’s been years since I’ve read them, but I loved the Books of Pellinor quartet by Alison Croggon.

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    1. Haha, well for some reason that book stayed in your mind, even though you haven’t read it! 🙂
      Can you believe I haven’t read any of the GoT books? Haha, I don’t think it’s the kind of world I’d want to live in, though, maybe that’s the reason I didn’t read it, ahah. Ohhh Harry Potter and The Middle Earth, such great choices! ❤
      Thank you so much for sharing your answers! 😀

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      1. That is .. a very good point. I remember my sister reading it and I think I recently saw on some ‘you have to read these books’ lists. 🙂 Right?? Such great worlds!

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  4. I was extremely freaked out by The Fifth Wave, I couldn’t sleep that night after reading it! All I could think about was how they destroyed cities near the ocean and I was like “If ALIENS INVADE EARTH I ONLY LIVE A BLOCK FROM THE OCEAN, I”M GOING TO DIE!!!!” lol I might also pick up Cinder soon, it seems like a really cool book 🙂

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    1. OH THANK YOU I am glad I’m not alone in feeling this way! I kept dreaming about aliens and everything destroyed and, just thinking about all of this gives me the chills, even more in the second book. That story is CRAZY.
      You should! Despite the hype, I found it really great, I loved the characters and the story was so original, yet familiar with the Cinderella references 🙂
      Thank you so much! ❤

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  5. Oh man I completely agree with you about The Fault in Our Stars, the book made me tear up a little but when I saw the film (I was on a long-haul flight as well) I was crying my eyes out. Have you read either The Book Thief or All the Light We Cannot See? Both of them made me cry as well and that’s actually kind of a feat!
    Also I’m so glad you liked both A Darker Shade of Magic and Cinder, I can’t wait to see your reviews for both. Also how cool would it be to have Kell’s power and be able to travel to alternate versions of London? I would probably want to live forever in Red London where all the magic is!
    But anyways congratulations on the award and great answers! I loved reading them all 😀

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    1. I cried like a baby while reading the book AND when I saw the movie. I am way too emotional,especially when it comes to John Green’s work.
      Oh no, I haven’t read any of those, but heard a lot lately about All the light we cannot see. I might have to try it out! 🙂
      OH YES, it would be so great to be able to travel to all of those different Londons. I LOVE London so much,and, multiple LONDON, YES! It was a great world-building, I loved the book for that 🙂
      Thank you so much! ❤

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      1. I cried more at the movie than the book but both made me really emotional! The Fault in Our Stars is actually the only book by John Green I’ve actually read. I should add more to my to-read list.
        I would definitely recommend both of them, they’re not the kind of genre of normally read either but I LOVED them!
        I kind of love the idea as well of multiple versions of every major city, like New York, that would be amazing.
        That’s all right 😀

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      2. Ohh, well if you liked this one, you should like his other books.My favorite is looking for alaska (I think that’s obvious, haha), I really, really loved it. So, if you can, READ IT SOON ❤
        Ohhhh yes, actually I would love it if the series took that idea and made it grow, like, multiple NYC, multiple Paris, Sydney…just all cities, wow, imagine the possibilities! 😀 (this makes me want to write, badly, haha)

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  6. Okay. Firstly, hi Marie!! ❤ I've been literally SO DEAD for the past weeks and I just want to simply take a moment to give you a hug and say I missed you. 😉 Even though it wasn't you who was dead, whatever. *showers you with a bunch of chocolate because why not*

    Anyway, I'm thrilled you read ADSOM!! Wasn't the world just amazing?? I WANT TO GO TO ITS LONDON(S).
    Omg I keep hearing so many amazing things about Isla. I will read it!! I will.
    Lovely post, Marie!

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    1. Aww, Analee, HI, I have MISSED YOU SO MUCH, I’m so glad you’re back! ❤ And yay for chocolate, you're forgiven, I was so, so sad without you and your enthousiasm and everything ❤ ❤
      Oh yes, it was amazing, I loved the world-building, I want to go, too! ❤
      Isla was such a great contemporary, perfect to read in one sitting to make you feel better about everything. So. Cute.
      Thank you so much!! ❤ ❤

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  7. I’m not the biggest fantasy reader, but An Ember in the Ashes got me hooked for real. I couldn’t stop reading it! Also, The Raven Boys is so querky, adorable and magical. I’m pretty sure you’ve read both of those by now, but if you haven’t, PLEASE DO SO! They’re goooood.

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    1. Ohh, I have seen that book around, but actually never bothered to read the synopsis…*hides in shame*. I’m guessing it’s really good? And no, haha, I haven’t read The Raven Boys either, I know…it’s bad. I have those books on my TBR though, I’m excited, even more knowing that you love them! 😀
      Thank you Lais ! ❤

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  8. Oh my, my favourite animal in a book was probably Manchee from The Knife of Never Letting Go! 😀 SO CUTE. Have you read the series?

    Also, I’ve heard fantastic things about The Summer of Chasing Mermaids (I hope I got the title right…) It sounds like a gorgeous book. I just can’t seem to find it?! I will find it one day though! And see how adorbs the couple is. (I love me some adorbs couples.)

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    1. Ohh, you’re not the first one to mention Manchee, I feel like he’s the animal getting the most love from the bookish community right now…and I haven’t read the series, so I don’t know why… I keep hearing it’s good, though…so I should read it? 😀
      YES, it is indeed fantastic, and shows just how great contemporary books can be (despite this fluffy cover, this book is so, so much mure than that). And the couple is way too cute. I hope you’ll find it soon! 😀 Thank you!! ❤

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  9. In the Old Kingdom books by Garth Nix (talking) animals (who are also ancient magic beings) are really important. The Old Kingdom ties with Daughter of Smoke and bone for my favourite fantastical realm. Lovely tag, Maire 🙂

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  10. Thanks for doing the tag 🙂 great answers! I’m emotional too – all three of those books you mentioned made me cry! Especially We Were Liars because it just hit me out of nowhere! I can’t think of many animals in books either come to think of it (good job I set the questions rather than answered them haha) – all I can think of is Fat Louis the cat from The Princess Diaries! Also the book I just finished – The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness – the dog was one of my favourite characters in the book. (Have you read it? I know you mentioned you liked Patrick Ness’s books in one of our conversations!)

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    1. Thank you for tagging me! ❤ Oh yes, that book really hit me out of nowheere, too, I really didn't see that coming, and it's probably what made it so powerful!
      OH FAT LOUIS! How could I forget him, I used to love those books, haven't read them in a while, though! 🙂 No, I haven't read this series yet, but I do plan to, everyone keeps saying how great it is, and mentionning the dog…what is it about that dog, I am so curious ahhh 😛

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      1. Yeah, the shock of the twist made it even more traumatic! I thought it was so clever, because I had no inkling at all. All of my theories were wrong. I loved The Princess Diaries books, I think they were probably my favourite series when I was at school. I’d love to have a massive nostalgic re-read of them one day. Ooh you definitely should read the Chaos Walking trilogy – and the dog is just very heroic, you’ll see what I mean. The first book was amazing, and I’m loving the second one so far!

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      2. Haha, well I had no theories for my part, I just knew something weird was up, but NEVER would I have imagined something like that.
        Ohh they were my favorite, too! We should re-read them soon together, ahah, that’ would be great. I miss these stories.
        I really need to read it soon then! So many books…

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      3. I know that feeling haha, there isn’t nearly enough time to read all of the books I want to read 😥 My TBR pile is never-ending. And YES to re-reading The Princess Diaries together, what an awesome idea! Princess Diaries book club 😀

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  11. Fleetfoot from Throne of Glass is by far my favourite book animal! You get just as emotional invested in her the same way you do with Hedwig! I love ADSOM so YAY! for you loving it as well! I have the sequel waiting impatiently on my shelf! I don’t mind a book cry either, although I haven’t read any of the books you’ve mentioned made you cry! Have you ever read Made You Up… ALL. THE. TEARS!

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    1. Ohh, I really need to read Throne of Glass soon, I am way too curious to know why everyone loves this series so much 🙂 I can’t wait to read AGOS, I’m excited for it, I don’t own it yet, but I really want to know what happens!
      Ohhh no, I haven’t, but heard a lot of great things about it… I’m all for a tear-fest, hahaha, so I need to check it out!
      THANK YOU! ❤

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  12. Congratulations on the award, Marie! And two impressionable read with animals (that play a large part) would be Where the Red Fern Grows and Flowers of Algernon. I believe both are short classics read in American high school these days. But they’re really so thought provoking and wonderful. I cried in both and I highly recommend them. 🙂

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