Good afternoon bookworms!! Happy Tuesday!!
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I am late to my own party this week (which, let’s be honest, isn’t the first time… One year I decided to sew my own dress / costume four hours before the party started. I’m kind of impressed I made it at all actually…) Anyway, better late than never, right?! That also goes to show what happens when you don’t schedule posts on weekends.
This week’s prompt is Top 5 characters I would trade places with!! I have to be real for a moment. This pretty much rules out every single book from last week because I would absolutely fail at life I was in a fantasy world. If the future of the kingdom was in my hands… well… I hope they all like cupcakes!! Because that’s pretty much all I’d be able to do for them!!
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OK, Emmy’s life isn’t the smoothest, and her parents are total asswipes. And the media are basically making her life an absolute misery… BUT, she has the nicest friends in the whole world. Plus her band just sounds amazing. So if I was going to pick a celebrity, this is the one. Or Chloe who is also freaking amazing. I’d be either of them. Although, I’m probably not cool enough to be Chloe. They seem to be the most amazing person ever, and TBH, I want them to have their own book.
Emmy (and Chloe) are from The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde.
Moxie De Lainey
adjfkasldslajkl. The entire de Lainey family are just beautiful flowers. Some of them are awash with glitter and rainbows (Jeremy) and some of them are more the venus fly-trap version (Moxie). Yes, I would give… ok, maybe not a kidney, but definitely my tonsils, to be with this rag tag bunch of siblings. I could probably also help with the part where they seem to only eat brownies, waffles or charred unidentifiable things. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!! Plus I feel like I could give them all lots of hugs, as someone who knows what it’s like to lose a parent.
Additionally, Moxie is like a knife with her sarcasm and definitely not into letting people get too close to her. While I could definitely handle Moxie’s sass, the only part I would be concerned about is her innate fashion sense.
Moxie is from C. G. Drews’ story The Boy Who Steals Houses, and the prequel novella The Girl Who Steals Christmas.
Speaking of girls who are all sharp corners and pointy angles… have you met Blue? Not only is Blue wild and cutting and one of the most sarcastic creatures (oh, heart eyes), she lives in a house FULL OF PSYCHICS. Yes, 300 Fox Way would be one of my favourite fictional houses of all time. I would eat yoghurt, sit under the tree outside and have my tarot read to me by Persephone.
But, back to Blue, she’s just so amazing. I don’t know that I would swap places with her so much as I want to be her?!! Plus as a bonus I get to be Ronan’s best friend!!
Blue is from Maggie Stiefvater’s series The Raven Cycle.
Weirdly, this was probably the hardest to justify, because it’s not really Leena’s life that I want to swap with, but the feeling of living in a village in the UK. When I was 19 I packed up all my bags (just one really big bag actually) and flew across the world with nothing but a working visa and some references to see what I could do with my life. I lived in a tiny village that had a population of less than 300 people in the middle of the Lakes District. Hilariously we weren’t near a lake, we were at the bottom of Scafell Pike. But the tiny general store was also the post office and I lived on site at the hotel I worked at. So, when I say I would swap places with Leena, it’s that village life that I would be looking for.
Leena is from The Switch by Beth O’Leary.
If we are stating the obvious here, then yes, I would one million percent swap lives with Lucy. Here’s my reasoning:
a) I’m basically doing her job anyway, just not from a publishing house (which is infinitely more awesome).
b) I can hold a grudge AND be passive aggressive enough to play all of the office games. There’s the HR game, the Staring game, the Mirror game… yep.
c) Joshua Templeman. Need I say more?? (No, I don’t think so either.)
PLUS I genuinely loved Strawberry Shortcake (and Rainbow Brite) as a kid!
Lucy Hutton is from The Hating Game by Sally Thorne.
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