Fictional Fever Week: Day 7 | Lillie’s Romantic Books + Playlists!


Welcome to day 7 of Fictional Fever Week at Fiery Reads! If you’re just joining in, I posted the schedule for the event in the introduction post, which you can check out here.

Today is day 7, the last day of Fictional Fever Week *cries*. But don’t worry–we’re going out with a bang! Lillie is here to share two of life’s greatest things with you: books and music! She’s created playlists for romantic YA books.

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Fictional Fever Week: SOPHOMORE EDITION! | Introduction Post


Welcome to the introduction to Fictional Fever Week: SOPHOMORE EDITION!! I did this event last year and I am thrilled to be able to bring it back, this time with both familiar faces and some new ones!

In case you are new to this event, or just forgot, here’s what it’s all about. Fictional Fever Week is a week long event on Fiery Reads featuring 7 guest bloggers. All topics will relate to Valentines Day and either fictional characters or bloggers. A special giveaway will also run along with the event! Continue reading

Fictional Fever Week: Wrap Up


Happy Valentine’s Day, fellow bookworms! I hope your day is filled with lots of good things–and of course, love! It’s one of my favorite holidays, which is why I dedicated an entire week to celebrating it on Fiery Reads! All week, some of my best friends and favorite bloggers had some amazing guest posts that were meant to get everyone in the love-y spirit and get you pumped for today.

Sad that you missed it? Don’t worry–today, I’m wrapping up the event with a recap of all the posts. The contest will also still go on for a week, so you still have time to get those entries in to win any book mentioned during the event!

Without further adieu, here’s the recap of Fictional Fever Week! Interested in a post? Click on the “day” and you’ll be taken straight to that post!



Gee @ A Book and a Cup of Coffee shared which fictional characters she’d be spending her Valentine’s day with. She also shares a little advice if you’re feeling down about not having a person to share the day with (single ladies, unite!)



Love doesn’t have to be romantic–friendships and familial relationships are just as important, if not moreso! On this day, Hannah @ Oh The Book feels shared her favorite platonic relationships in YA fiction. And because all good posts have this, Harry Potter is involved!



Fictional love is great, but what about some blogger love? On day 3, Anissa @ She Reads Too Much shared some of her favorite bloggers. If you’re looking for some blog recommendations, or want to spread more blogger love, check this post out!



What’s Valentine’s Day without our favorite fictional couples? Reading about them is almost just as good as experiencing it for ourselves. For day 4, Ava @ Bookishness and Tea shared her favorite OTPs!



lol please ignore the typo that i just noticed

Sometimes you enjoy a simple, upfront romance, but other times you love the angst and uncertainty of a love triangle (or maybe that’s just me?). Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm has you covered–on day 5, she shared her favorite love triangles!



On day 6, Lillie @ Little Lillie Reads shared a few mini book playlists for some romantic books. I don’t know about you, but books + reading + Valentine’s Day = an A+ day.



Paige @ The Paige-Turner finished off the week with a bang. Who needs romantic partners when you’re as badass as these awesome ladies? Paige shared some of her favorites with us on day 7!

I just want to say thank you so much to all the amazing ladies who participated in this event. It’s my first time ever doing something like this, and you guys made it so much fun. You’re all welcomed back to the blog any time you want!

As a farewell of sorts, I also want to share some of my favorite books that have romance in them! These are also an option if you win the giveaway. Some of contemporary, some are fantasy, but all are amazing!

  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
  • Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  • Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater


The fun isn’t over yet! I want to spread the love and give away any book mentioned during Fictional Fever week! This contest is open internationally and is for any book mentioned during Fictional Fever Week (whether it be the actual book, or a character, cover, etc.). Since I want to give you extra time, this giveaway ends on February 21st, 2016 at 12am EST.


Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! What did you think of the event? have any big plans for today? Let me know in the comments below!

Fictional Fever Week: Day 7 | Paige’s Favorite Single Ladies


Welcome back to Fictional Fever Week! Today is the last day of guest posts. Yesterday, Lillie shared an amazing bookish playlist, and today, Paige is sending us off with a list of her favorite ladies who don’t need no man!

Meet the Author

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My name is Paige and I’m the crazy college kid, bacon lover, feminist, and fangirl that spends too much time reading and blogging and probably not enough time doing homework. I’m a Gender and Women’s Studies major and Communication Studies minor at the University of Denver and love nothing more than my dog, Star Wars, Captain America, and the written word.


As a Gender and Women’s Studies major, most of my homework and general mindset focuses on women and girls who are awesome and can stand on their own. I can easily list off a hundred feminist scholars who definitely don’t need no man (bell hooks anyone?), but since we’re here to talk about our lovely leading ladies, let’s jump right in!

The first protagonists that come to mind are my go-to fearsome group of gals. These include; Katniss Everdeen, Tris Prior, and Hermione Granger. They’re the corner stone and staple for diving into the Feminist YA subgenre (and they’re by far the most popular too). Also, Tally from the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. I don’t remember specifics, since it’s been so long that I’ve read the books, but I remember her going through a lot and having her stuff together.

Some other kick ass, gals include:

  • Ruby from The Darkest Minds series (sure Liam is cute, but does she really need him?)

  • Celaena from Throne of Glass (I bet if you even suggested she needs a man that she would kill you) (edit from Alex: I very much approve of this choice)

this was made by a previous guest blogger, Anissa! ❤

  • Same with Safiya and Iseult from Truthwitch

  • Black Widow from a LOT of comic books (She is so great. Again, another person who’d probably maim you if you said she was anything but a strong female woman who don’t need no man)
  • YOU. Be the hero that you envy in all those awesome stories. You are a fantastic and beautiful human being and there is no one who will be as awesome as you. Uniqueness never goes out of style!
The giveaway is for any book mentioned during the event (whether the character is mentioned, the actual book, a series, etc.), and it’s international, as long as the Book Depository or Amazon ships to you!

Who are your favorite ladies who don’t need no man? let us know in the comments below!