Sunday, July 31, 2011

BFF Banter - The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

You don't know HOW long I've wanted to do this feature and here it is... the FIRST EVER BFF Banter with Lacey! Ever since we met, we have gushed and ranted over the same books together and it seemed that it was only a matter of time before it overflowed onto here. We get so excited abou what we're reading, we have very similar tastes in books so we hope you enjoy!

Let me paint a picture for you: it's Saturday evening, a quiet house and two BFFs comfy on a bed with their Kindles out. What are they reading? The Iron Queen and what happens next is nothing short of hilarious. Throughout the entire book, Lacey and I read at the SAME speed. How did we know? Because we would SIGH and SWOON at the exact same time that it started to feel we were reading in stereo. We loved the same parts, are addicted to Prince Ash so it's perfect that our first banter be on the third book of an amazing YA fantasy romance. Let's get started.

*taps on keyboard*
Testing... testing... 1,2,3... this thing on?

Bels: So, Lacey? Team Puck or Team Ash?
Lacey: There was a guy named Puck in the story?
Bels: ROFL Ummm yes and he was pretty swoony too. He said some things that made me want to rip him from the book and make out!
Lacey: I liked Puck too and he did have some good moments in there that made my heart go pitter patter. I love his snarkiness but Ash... oh my gosh, Ash!
Bels: I LOVED Puck's snarkiness! He had some of the most classic lines and I LOVED the banter between Ash and him. I think this is the one we laughed the most over:

"Good idea," Puck echoed from the back of the cave. "Why don't you take the first watch, prince?" You could actually be doing something that doesn't make me want to gouge my eyes out with a spork."
Ash's lips curled in a smirk. "I would think you're better suited to the task, Goodfellow," he said without turning around. "After all, that's what you're best at, isn't it? Watching?"

Bels: If I had to choose though.... hands down, Prince Ash. He's just too tortured and broody to ignore.
Lacey: So, what was your favorite Ash moment? Mine was * closes eyes, braces chest and sighes* the scene in the tent! So hot! If only she could've elaborated for another 6 pages!
Bels: Hahaha I know! I've never wanted to be a fly on the wall as bad as when Meghan and Ash FINALLY came together *blushes* Well.. you know what I mean. I was wishing during that scene it was an erotica I was reading. I wanted DETAILS!!
Lacey: LOL I totally know what you mean. I did love all those tender moments where he told her he loved her. Those were totally swoonworthy *sighes again and holds heart* Oh, and I loved when Ash told her "I'm a little possessive if you haven't noticed." Perfection! *sighes AGAIN*
Bels: I felt like I was in a constant swoon over Ash but I loved when he told Meghan "My life... everything I am... belongs to you." And then ending - I had to stop a few times because I thought I was going to die from a broken heart!

Bels: Was I the only one frustrated throughout the book when it seemed EVERY stinking time Ash and Meghan started kissing, there was an interuption? I was ready to skin Grimalkin and make him into a cute winter vest! I didn't mind so much with Puck... I had secret fantasies of him joining in LOL
Lacey: ROFL That is SO bad! But no, I was right there with you, I just wanted to pull out my ouzi and shoot everyone in the story. Don't skimp on the kisses!
Bels: Either that or drill ino Ash and Meghan's head "LOCKS PEOPLE!! There's a reason why doors have them!" LOL And what the heck is it with the board games? Alone time with Ash... SO many things Meghan can be doing and what do they do instead.... yahtzee, Scrabble and checkers! I totally understand if it was Twister or strip poker but really?
Lacey: All I could think of was the words I'd be spelling out in that Scrabble game - FRUSTRATED for 72 points and lead of the game!
Bels: KISS ME for 45 points
Lacey: BEDROOM for 16 points
Bels and Lacey: TONGUE for 100!!!
Lacey: We are so bad!
Bels: Yeah, but we love it! Ready for The Iron Knight?
Lacey: Can't wait! And in Ash's voice... HOLY HOT SWOON!

There you go, the official word from The Bookish Snob and The Romance Diva - we give it TWO PUCKERED LIPS UP! You all need to read this series!

So there you have it... the private banter between to book lovin' psychos BFFs made public. Tune in next time!!

My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.


Stephanie O. said...

Cute Cute Cute . . . You guys are two peas in a pod.


LMWeatherford said...

Aw...thank Stephanie! Or did you mean in an insanity asylum kind of way? LOL

Steph from said...

Perhaps Julie will put out the "adult" version. Julie, are you reading this?
Have a great week ladies,
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Julie Kagawa said...

Lol, you two are hilarious. ^__^ Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you do more BFF banter.

Loved this!

Johanna said...

Yeah. I agree with the "tent scene" elaboration and I really love to hear more banters from the two of you. You're hands-down the most hilarious BFFs in the blog world.

Belinda said...

We will definitely be doing more! We had so much fun with it :)

Okay total squee fan girl moment JUUULLLLLLLIIIIIIEEEEEE KKKAAGGGGGAAAWWAAAA!!!! Hahahaha