Top Ten Quotes of 2021

Top Ten Quotes of 2021

Alright! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! My top 10 quotes from 2021! I did not read enough books, or collect enough quotes, this year to warrant a top 5 quotes. All the same I love these. Surprisingly there were at least 20 quotes that fought for these spots. I probably could have been more ruthless, but I decided to be kinder to myself this year.

Without further ado.

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Hello From Scotland

Hello From Scotland

Goodday Voidfriends and Voidfolk,

As I have been hinting for the last couple of months, things have been hectic on my end. This means a bunch of changes for my blog going forward.

Mainly, no book reviews, or at most one a month. I did get a backlog of reviews, but not enough for one a week for every week until I return to the states. I am only bringing 10 books with me, all of which are books I never planned on reviewing. (How does one review The Art of War, afterall.)

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Top Ten Reads of 2020

Top Ten Reads of 2020

I wanted to do this list for a long time and honestly this was a fight to the death for me to decide which book got number one. I will explain the best I can for each book. Let’s go!

Also, I decided that this will go ahead and include some other media that I consumed because as much as I loved the books I read this year, some other series I read just… Blew other books out of the water. That’s why its top 10 reads!

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Top Five Quotes of 2020

Top Five Quotes of 2020

Alright! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! My top 5 quotes from 2020! I was ruthless. I was horrible. I decided that with nothing else to lose, I had nothing more to give, but my honest feelings. I feel bad, but also not, because its no coincidence that the top 5 quotes spots were dominated by the same two stories. I fell for two stories so irrevocably that like, nothing can be or will be the same (along with a few others). As such! Here you are.

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Weekly Update 09/02

Weekly Update 09/02

Hello! I decided this is what I’m going to do. I was tempted to give you a short story, or a variety of other things. Instead, I’m just going to just talk for a little.

YP will be coming to you this weekend. I’m sorry for anyone who was looking for it. I just couldn’t get myself to do anything in regards to it. I will be going back to two chapters a weekend. And then hopefully we can start book four in October.

I’m going to be doing a lot of month on my side, for things I’ve been meaning to finish for the longest time. I do need to read my two book club books at some point. So I might do those sooner than later, honestly. I hope your August wasn’t as stressful as mine was. I know that Autumn is on the horizon. That means two things.

One. Autumn vibes. We don’t have it much where I am. Its very two seasoned here. However, online Autumn vibes are beautiful to look at.

Two. HALLOWEEN. I love Halloween so much. I sort of treat October as a full month for Halloween. Lol.

In other news we are approaching the site’s birthday! We are at 240 followers, which is cool. For someone who does not market or push their blog, having this many followers is already amazing to me. Thank you all for being there Voidfriends!

At some point I do need to do the comparison of the Folk of the Air editions. I did get Cruel Prince and Wicked King, so I’ll do that sooner or later. Maybe this month, as it was something I was waiting to do for a while.

Anyway! Send me your Autumn vibes! Favorite pictures. Favorite songs! Favorite recipes! All the autumn vibes!

Until Next Time,


The Wizarding Vault Box

Hello, Hello Voidfriends,

So I was… bored. Can you really blame me? I had nothing to do BUT order copious amounts of book boxes that I had no business buying. You should have stopped me. I was not stopped. EITHER WAY. I decided to try out the Wizarding Vault Box, because I’ve seen it so many times on YT. I got five items. All were really nice, actually but here are my thoughts.

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Yule Tide Short Story {RW}

Yule Tide Short Story {RW}

The crisp air was scented in cinnamon and roasted chestnuts. The light flurry of falling snow, dusted surfaces that had been cleaned a few hours ago, silver metal becoming cooler to the touch with each passing second. It was the season of ice once more. Solstice had come and Midwinter was upon us. Today was the night that the feasting would begin, the sacrifices would begin, the celebrations would fester.

I breathed out deeply, trying to contain my excitement. My breath slipped out into the air, hot, visible, thick. Rubbing my hands together I let myself simmer in the upcoming festivities. The air stirred above us beckoning us to its grasp. The clouds were dark and spinning, the moon lighting the sky and peaking through when the clouds so wished.

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Update 01/22/2020

Sometimes, when I write these, I feel like I’m speaking into the void with no real expectation to hear back anything from anyone. And you all, in the void — should you actually exist, I’m not sure sometimes — simply nod your heads and sit there watching.

And I wonder, are they humans or are they bots?

Either way, lets get on in to what this update is about. WARNING THIS IS LONG.

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Top Ten Reads of 2019

Top Ten Reads of 2019

I wanted to do this list for a long time and honestly this was a fight to the death for me to decide which book got number one. I will explain the best I can for each book. Let’s go!


The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

This is probably recency bias, as it was the last book I read this year. However I loved it. The last third had me screaming as I raced through it. It was an epic read and an epic way to end the year.


Tyrant’s Throne by Sebastien De Castel

If I could pick the whole series, I would. However this book defines the series. It shows the cumulation of all the themes. It creates tears, joy, and a unfathomable need to be valorous. This book made the series for me.


Heartless by Melissa Meyer

I loved this retelling of Alice in Wonderland. I had to decide between this and Tyrant’s Throne, and this beat it out because it is a stand alone. If I compared this to The Greatcoats series, it would lose every time. This retelling stole my heart and made me cry for the transformation of the Queen of Hearts.


The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Fact, I fully believed this was a retelling of another book. Also fact, it is not. This book was amazing. Obviously, but the humor in it really got me. Fully got me. I loved every moment of it.


The Wicked King by Holly Black

This is where we get into battle territory, as I had to decide which books were my absolute favorite reads of the year. I chose the second book of this series, because I saw the first and third coming, in a way, but the second took me on a joy ride. It’s my favorite of the series, and 100% why I adore this series so much.


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

I went from confusion to adoration for this novel, all too quickly. I loved every moment of this book. The twists were great. The plot and setting were phenomenal. Everything about this book was amazing, but what separates this from the top four are themes, and their importance to me.


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I had to decide where to put this book, as it is the only book that made me sob this year. I loved every moment that this book gave me, in solidarity, and in understanding. This book hit me hard and did not let go. It started my year off, and stays with me through it all, but it was not my favorite read.


Wicked by Gregory Maguire

When I first reread Wicked, I was fully prepared to hate it. Instead I fell into it, and fell into the themes and was spun in the magic. This book had me analyzing the themes of a book in full, for the first time in such a long time. This book has so many quotable lines and everything I could ever hope for in a book.


Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Why two instead of one? That was a debate I still have. This book reinvigorated my love for reading, single handedly. I love this stand alone so frickin much that I have recommended it to nearly everyone I know has mildly enjoyed fantasy.


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

When you give me a new character to love. You win. When you give me themes that strike home. You win. When you give me a new life motto to live by and a resonance in my mind that sticks with me every night. You win, everything. This book was hands down the best book I read this year. Not because it was the best written, or the most important, or the best themed, but because this book fundamentally changed my life.

And that’s what’s important.

I had a LOT of fantasy novels on this list. I didn’t do this list last year, and I kind of wish I did, so I could see the comparison.

What books were your favorite for the year?