Friday Flashback: Charmed

‘Just because I protect the innocent doesn’t mean I have to be innocent all of the time.’ Phoebe Halliwell

I should have known this would be coming. But I didn’t.

Hello, dearies! This is Sela! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I haven’t started a post like that in… hold on, I don’t think I ever started one of my posts like that, but here we are. That is in case you didn’t know my name already.

Anyway, welcome to a new Friday Flashback, featuring one of my favourite TV shows of all time: Charmed.

The story of three sister witches, and then three half-sisters witches who fight evil because that’s apparently their destiny, but all they want is a normal life since that’s something that most witches and other supernatural have in common, while we the mortals, want nothing but the unconventional and magical life. ๐Ÿช„

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The Lost Book of the White

โ€œIf I only jumped when I knew where I was going to land, I would never jump at all.โ€

Series: The Eldest Curses #2

Authors: Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

Genres: Fantasy, Not so YA but some, Drama, Urban Fantasy, LGBT, Paranormal, Romance

5 bright glowing โญ

Hello, dearies! ๐Ÿงญ

Prepare for some fangirling of epic proportions.

And maybe a bit of rambling too.

The Lost Book of The White takes us forward in time or further (way further) than The Red Scrolls of Magic, which I recommend you first read City of Bones before diving into that one, although it is not necessary.

So, I loved book 2 of The Eldest Curses, does that come across? Sometimes I don’t know if it really does. But I did, and it took me a while to write this one because… life, so my memories are a bit far away.

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Memories of the Alhambra

While looking for the cryptic creator of an innovative augmented-reality game, an investment firm executive meets a woman who runs a hostel in Spain.

Where? Netflix

Cast: Park Shin-Hye, Hyun Bin, Chanyeol, Lee Jae-Wook, Park Hoon, Han Bo-reum, Min Jin-Woong, Lee Re.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Tech, Suspense

Year: 2018-2019

Oh my…

์•„, ์ง„์ง€ํ•˜… (Seriously)

Hello, dearies! ๐Ÿ“บ

Honestly, I went from oh, my… to, seriously? ๐Ÿ‘€

I didn’t know before jumping into Memories of the Alahambra that it ended on basically a cliffhanger, and that was it. So, I’m telling you straight up so you know when you start watching it.

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The Keeper: A Stars Above Story

“It’s an unassuming name, but also . . . powerful. Because of where she came from.”

Series: The Lunar Chronicles

Book: Stars Above

Story: The Keeper

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Retellings, Short Stories

This will be short. ๐Ÿ˜†

So, I am slowly but surely making my way through the stories in Stars Above. I read it all in the wrong order, so don’t judge me. You can check my other reviews for it here.

This one, The Keeper, is the first story in the book. If you have ever read The Lunar Chronicles book 1 to 4, then you will probably be into reading this one. If you haven’t already.

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And Then There Were None: Quick View

โ€œBut no artist, I now realize, can be satisfied with art alone. There is a natural craving for recognition which cannot be gain-said.โ€

Author: Agatha Christie

Genre: Classics, Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Mystery

First time I read this one was like fifteen years ago, and yes, this is a classic mystery that I would recommend, and that sucks you in, unlike other mystery or thrillers I have read where there is not much to it.

I don’t mean to be so dismissive of new stories, but some of those books leave me with a sense of: meh. I cannot help. Even if I do have a section on Mystery/Thriller here on the blog because I recently read more books in that genre than I ever did in the past.

Anyway, going back to And Then There Were None, which even for my young mind, it was quite good and left me wondering about it for a few days. I don’t remember the whole meat in the middle of it, but I know that I liked it.

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A Day with a Soul from the Past

Who would you bring from the past and what would you show them?

Hello, dearies!

I was recently asked who would I bring back for a day, if I had 24 hours, who would I bring back, and what would I do with them or what would I show them.

Now, I thought this would take me forever to think through, but surprisingly, it came to me very fast, Jane Austen, I mean, getting to know her and showing her how writing has evolved since her time? I think that’d be cool. ๐Ÿ‘€

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5 Romance Books to Start the Burn

โ€œThroughout our lives, no one could figure out how we were so close, but when friendships begin with cupcakesโ€”chocolate, at thatโ€”no truer bond develops.โ€

Hello, dearies! ๐Ÿ’ž

I hope you have a fan on you… poor joke, I know.

I decided to continue the ball rolling with the listings and recommend some awesome romance books that deserve more recognition. If you are feeling a bit on the fence about reading romance, then you might start your journey with these authors, it’s where I started and they didn’t disappoint.

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3 Easy Mystery Books to Read First

“They were each otherโ€™s crutch to lean on when life got too much to carry alone.”
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Hello, dearies! ๐Ÿ“–

I was going to do 5 mystery books to read but then I realized I couldn’t think past 3 books that I would recommend in this genre. Sorry, not sorry.

This is not a genre that I particularly go crazy about in books, in movies and TV shows, I do like those a lot.

So, the list is not long but these books are worth mentioning. Let’s begin. ๐ŸŽƒ

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10 YA Fantasy Books to Get Started

“They dreamed through golden days and silvered nights. All the other creatures envied or adored them, because Death and the Elemental were destruction and creation joined as One. In the natural order of things, they should not have been stronger joined. And yet they were.โ€
The Sweetest Dark

Hello, dearies! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I thought to make a quick (debatable) post on some good YA Fantasy books to get you started on this genre, or if you know all of them already, then you can just be reminded of some of these cool books.

Please, be advised that this is my very biased opinion, and we all know that not all of us like the same books or authors and that’s okay. We all have different tastes. โ˜€๏ธ

That said, here are the ten books that I would recommend to get started in the YA Fantasy world, and don’t be frightened to explore a new book. All or some books might be ten years old but it does not mean they’re not just as good as any other book.

Alright, alright, I’m starting now.

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TBT: The Awakening

Searching for the ultimate thrill, she vowed to have Stefan.

Series: The Vampire Diaries

Book: The Awakening

Author: L.J Smith

This one won’t be easy.

Hello, dearies! ๐Ÿฆ‡

While I love The Vampire Diaries series, because I do, I think that out of the YA vampire books I’ve read or tried to, this is my favourite because the Salvatore brothers, I mean the story behind it is cool.

But, the first four books of the Series are not on my 5 stars list, the last 3 books on the other hand, yes, I can get behind and the story there it’s just great.

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