Whims of Fae: Seelie vs Unseelie Courts Aesthetics and Intro into the Courts of Fae

Hey guys I thought I’d do an aesthetics comparison post on both the Seelie and Unseelie Fae Courts from the Whims of Fae series. There are courts for every season in the world of Fae, such as: Light (Seelie), Dark (Unseelie), Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring. Right now I’m only going to focus on the notorious light and dark courts though because they’ll be having a bigger impact on the story. The books start off in the Summer Court where Scarlett is kidnapped by one of the Summer Princes and then in the end is returned to the human world by the other Summer Prince who spoiler alert, is actually more of a Fall Court fae himself. At the beginning of book 2 it’s revealed that Scarlett’s blood is that of which comes from the much larger end much more dangerous Seelie and Unseelie Courts. The Unseelie king recognizes this and gives her a pill that makes her humanity erase, and her fae blood come to completely take over her body. In this post I’m going to compare the Seelie and Unseelie courts through aesthetics. Although, disclaimer, even though I say Light court, that doesn’t mean they’re the “good” guys of the series. Far from it actually. In this series there really is no defined “good guy” so we’ll just take it for what it is. So here we go:

Seelie Court Aesthetics
  • The “Light” Court
  • Never merges with other courts and is almost always at war with the Unseelie court.
  • Higher caliber of magic for Fae of this type and are also extremely dangerous
  • Still very tricky, yet more agreeable than the Unseelie
Unseelie Court Aesthetics
  • The “Dark” court which isn’t saying much really since like I said, there’s no good guy in this series
  • Focuses on dark magic and is more controlling this a bit more tricky and dangerous than the Seelie court but equally just as bad if that makes any sense
  • The Unseelie King Kaelem is the one who will be teaching Scarlett to harness the power of the fae from both courts

And there you have it. That’s what we know about those two for now. The rest will probably come in time. It’s pretty complicated and intricately detailed so I’ll try and explain it as best as I can as we go along. But for now, that’s the best I can do. So, stay hyped, stay tuned and as always, happy reading. -Caroline

Reading Update: Prisoner of Darkness: Where I’m at and How I feel about it!

“I’m Listening,” Kaelem said. The fates cocked their heads in unison, like crows perched on a fence. “Trouble bubbles for the fae world. A power long undiscovered, awaits for those brave enough to search. But only two parts of a whole and one part of another can free it from its chamber. That is the key.”

Prisoner of Darkness Chapter 1 by Nissa Leder

Oh my okay guys so this book is definitely about to get interesting even from the very beginning. I’ve just reached chapter 2 and in chapter 1 we find out that Kaelem the Unseelie King has revealed to Raith that Scarlett is both Unseelie and Seelie making her extremely rare and a potentially very dangerous situation. Raith makes a deal with Kaelem that in exchange for information about his mother, Raith will tell Kaelem Scarlett’s location so he can in return, bring her back to the Fae world and the Unseelie court and teach her how to use her newfound fae powers. But anything from Kaelem comes with a price. So far, this book is very enjoyable, entertaining and downright addictive. It does have a lot of dark elements in it but it’s a good kind of darkness I think in my opinion anyway. I’m eating it up like toast and I can’t wait to see where it goes next. So, stay tuned and get hyped and as always, happy reading.

Reading Tunes: Prisoner of Darkness Playlist

Another Reading Tunes post! Dude I’m getting the posts out like nobody’s business today. Woo! More content is always good. So, in this playlist it’s gonna be a darker, more edgy feel hence a bunch of Halestorm and Korn songs on the list, because of the pure darkness that comes with the feel of this book. It’s not evil persay but it’s a close cousin to it. We’ll say it’s a troublesome type of darkness. So rock music it is. Here’s the list:

  • Familiar Taste of Poison-Halestorm
  • It’s Not You-Halestorm
  • I’m Not an Angel-Halestorm
  • I Am the Fire-Halestorm
  • Daughters of Darkness-Halestorm
  • Mz. Hyde-Halestorm
  • I Miss the Misery-Halestorm
  • Innocent Bystander-Korn
  • I Will Protect You-Korn
  • Alone I Break-Korn
  • Coming Undone-Korn

Reading Tunes: I Love You So Mochi Playlist!

So guys this playlist was incredibly easy for me to compile because I’m by trade an anime nerd and Japanese culture enthusiast so naturally, everything basically on this list is AmaLee and Nighcore. Haha I know I’m kinda lame but trust me it works with this particular book. So without further ado, here’s my playlist:

  • Truth or Dare-Nightcore
  • Dakara Hitori Ja Nai-AmaLee
  • Again-AmaLee
  • Samurai Heart-AmaLee
  • On-BTS
  • Girls Like You-Nightcore
  • Drag me Down-Nightcore
  • 2002-Nightcore
  • Eenie Meanie-Nightcore
  • We Are Young-Nightcore
  • Courtesy Call-Nightcore

Dream Cast Post: I love You So Mochi: Who I’d Want to Play Kimi!

Oh my gosh guys so I think Jennie Kim from the K pop band BlackPink would be so so so cute to play Kimi if there was like a tv/movie adaption and now that I look at Jennie and think Kimi I cant unsee it ya know? She’s perfect for the part. So Kimi will be Jennie to me. Such a kawaii girl for a kawaii character. Next up, reading tunes for I Love You So Mochi! So stay tuned, get hyped and as always, happy reading. -Caroline

I Love You So Mochi: Intro/My Feelings so far!

Hey guys! Good morning. It is I. Your fearless reader. Ha! Anywho, moving right along. I’ve just started I Love You So Mochi and let me tell you guys, this is gonna be not just good but fabulous. From the very first few pages I’m already madly in love with it and chibi hearts have all kawaiied my eyes as I read about Kimi and her love for creating fashion, and sketching cherry blossoms and awesome street food. (Yum!) Ugh I’m already addicted. Not to mention the cute little chapter graphics are to die for. I mean this is gonna be adorable I can just tell. I’m already relating to the character Kimi so much and I’m really enjoying it so far. 5/5 stars in my books so far but it’s just the beginning so we’ll see if it stays that way. All I can say is I love it and have lots of hope that it’ll be like that for the entire book. Next up will be a general Aesthetics post and then a dream casting post on who I’d cast as Kimi and why. So stay tuned, get hyped and as always, happy reading. -Caroline

Reading Update: What I’ll be starting and working on today!

Good morning guys! So my reading schedule today will go a little something like this. I’ll be working on finishing up Flutter which I’m now over 50% finished with. Then I’ll be revisiting Prisoner of Darkness and try to get a couple chapters in of that. But my main focus today will definitely be starting and introducing you guys to I Love You So Mochi, with an intro post, general Aesthetics post and maybe some reading tunes although if I don’t get to the reading tunes today, it’ll be tomorrow for sure. Sound good? It does to me so we’ll just roll with it. So, get ready, get hyped and as always, happy reading. -Caroline