Starlight Book Reviews

Book reviews from my main blog @ Mostly YA with lots of high fantasy for good measure.

Loe ngapain bro putar” gakk jelas gini ??

Oh lu mau bikin sulap ya? atau mau gombalin gue ?


Loe ngapain bro putar” gakk jelas gini ??

Oh lu mau bikin sulap ya? atau mau gombalin gue ?


I believe I can fly~


She looks like the wolf wearing little red riding hood’s cloak. 



Swish and flick




Books that take place in the world we know but altered by magic, myth, and fantasy creatures.

I altered the last three books on this post because eventually I plain to do a “Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Recommends” and the three that were on here fit that description better, personally. Although lots of categories bleed into one another.

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No, I have feelings about this scene, okay. Partially because of the role reversal—Arthur being the one to help Merlin get ready—but also because of the dynamic right here between them.

Arthur’s glance is not of the exasperated “this idiot can’t even dress himself” kind. It’s one that says: “Merlin is nervous before a battle that might cost his life and the lives of all the villagers, including his mom, and I really shouldn’t think about helping him get ready, but we’ve come this far, and he needs all the support I can give him.” And so Arthur is compelled to help Merlin, because he feels he can and must give him support—as the one who’s his senior, more experienced in battle, and the one who insisted on having a battle in the first place. 

It might be the only time in the whole series when it’s not Merlin cheering Arthur on before some trial, but Arthur doing something similar to Merlin.  For once, it’s not all about Arthur’s burdens, and Arthur can see that. Arthur catches Merlin at a vulnerable moment, and tries to help.

The gauntlet’s more or less by the by; Arthur doesn’t even look at it. His eyes are trained on Merlin’s face the whole time, even as Merlin avoids looking at Arthur. It’s an emotionally charged situation for both of them, but, in a twist on their usual dynamic, it’s Arthur reaching out and trying to make it better for Merlin.

It’s not necessarily a great romantic moment, or anything like that. But it’s a rare instance of reciprocity between them, and support that goes both ways. They are true equals here. I could have done with more moments of Arthur acknowledging Merlin like that.


#because THANK YOU FOR POINTING OUT THAT ARTHUR CARES ABOUT PEOPLE#and i mean cares in the general way that he is realizing just how much power he can have#how much they trust him#how much of their lives they are willing to put in his hands#and i think it scares him that it’s merlin who is doing that#merlin is literally trusting arthur with his past and almost his whole world#his mother is all he has left and he’s trusting arthur with her safety#and it’s that realization on arthur’s part that he wants merlin to trust him#because if his mother lived#i think he would want her to be like hunith#it’s growth on both their parts#together and separately#and it’s that together part that makes it a merthurish moment#and that separately part that makes it fantastic#because they CAN and DO grow in both those ways#and i just really love this#and merlin in chainmail is a bonus too  (katieemcgrath)

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Get your Harry Potter fix for the week. Let’s talk Dumbledore moments!

So, yesterday I found out there’s been a meme called “Harry Potter Moment of the Week” and it’s existed forever (almost 2 years) and I’ve never seen it before. How does that happen?! But anyway, I’m on board as of today!

HP Moment of the Week

“Best Dumbledore Moment”

My favorite Dumbledore moment comes to us from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, when Dumbledore is talking to Igor Karkaroff at the Yule Ball feast:

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