Posts tagged holly black
Sorting the Folk of the Air Characters into their Hogwarts Houses

What fantasy series am I currently/always obsessed with? If you can’t guess, you clearly don’t follow me on social media or read any of my blog posts. Spoiler alert: it’s The Folk of the Air. You know what other fantasy series will forever hold a special place in my heart? You guessed it – Harry Potter! It almost like you already knew from the title of this blog! What better way to spend my time than combine the two by sorting the FotA characters into Hogwarts Houses? So I did it. You’re welcome.

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11 Kisses in YA, definitively ranked

As an unapologetic lover of YA, I’ve read through my fair share of kissing scenes. Some of them make my heart swoon to the point where even I can feel the fireworks. Other times, I have to take a small break from reading because the second-hand embarrassment and awkwardness is too much. 

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The Signs as Book Covers

Some may say I graduated college with a degree in both English and astrology (note: I definitely did not), so that makes me qualified to write this post on books and zodiac signs. There is a lot to learn in the world of astrology, and here at NOVL HQ, we are fully aboard this train. (If anyone is wondering: I’m a Virgo, Val is a Scorpio, Morgan is an Aquarius, Bill is a Sagittarius, Nat is a Capricorn, and Savannah is a Leo. It all checks out.)

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The July 2019 NOVLbox!

Summer (yes—that’s her name! What can I say? I love my puns intended), the content creator behind Butter My Books, has chosen some great items for you to enjoy. On top of her TBR are three books: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, and The Wicked King by Holly Black. She also included heart-shaped shades to protect your eyes, a NOVL water bottle to keep you hydrated, and more!

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15 Illustrated Covers to Lust Over, Because Holy Cow, They're Pretty

I definitely recommend you check out all of these illustrators and designers. Without their beautiful work and dedication, we would not have the stunning covers we do and the world would be a little less magic. “Design and illustration are underappreciated art forms” is the hill I will die on. Watch me.

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Which royal court do you belong on?

And we'll always be ROYAALS [rooooyals]. There's so much to love about books with fictional royalty: the court intrigue, the scandals, the plot threads about questioning power and birthright, THE PRETTY CROWNS. So in honor of all our NOVL books about royal politicians, descendants, and spies, take this quiz and we'll tell you which bookish NOVL royal court you'd be a part of.

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6 Books I Will Petition for to Get an Anime Adaptation

When I was younger, my dad, my brother and I used to watch a lot of anime together, which then translated to me reading mostly manga and playing JRPG games for a big part of my life. Then, the other day, while I was sitting on my bed binge-watching the Fruits Basket remake and eating ice cream, I started thinking about books that would be perfect for an anime adaptation.

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NOVL at BookCon 2019

If you’re reading this, then you’re probably going to BookCon. Or maybe you’re just here to see what’s going on in the LBYR booth so you can be there in spirit. Either way, hello! BookCon is quickly approaching (8 days!), so it’s time for you to figure out a game plan. Some of you really have plans in the form of football plays, and it really shows. To help you with that, I present to you the BookCon schedule for LBYR and NOVL! I can’t wait to see you all there—please be sure to stop by and say hi!

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Is this a line from Game of Thrones or the Folk of the Air series?

We all know Game of Thrones and Folk of the Air share Big High-Fantasy Political Drama energy. And both series have some incredible one-liners that are infinitely quotable. But—can you guess which quotes are from A Song of Ice and Fire and which are from Folk of the Air? Trust me, it’s harder than you might think.

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