Julie and the Phantoms Book Tag // I found the best intro-theme song ever! 😍

A lot of you might not know this about me, but I absolutely love the Julie and the Phantoms Netflix show.

*me realising I literally talked about this in my book blog newbie tag a few weeks ago*

You know what? Never mind. First off, thank you so much Phoenix @ Books With Wings for tagging me.

For those of you who don’t know what that is, well, it’s a Netflix TV series (great job stating the obvious, Rania), which basically revolves around a girl named Julie whose mother has recently passed away. She’s having a hard time playing music again as it was something they always did together. Then, on a not-so-fine day, she finds a ghost band of three boys in her mom’s studio who eventually become a huge part of their life and on the way, deal with some problems of their own.

Okay look, I know my summary was horrible but Netflix has one half the size and looks like something out of a children’s book (sorry). Anyway, let’s move on.

Rules

🎤 Link back to the original post (and also Sarah’s booktube account)!!
🎸 Thank whoever tagged you!!
🎸 Answer the prompts!!
🥁 Tag some friends to share the awesomeness!!
🎹 Go watch Julie and the Phantoms on Netflix (and sing every song like it’s your last performance on stage)!!

Now or Never: A book at the top of your TBR

My TBR is never-ending and I’m sure a lot of you can relate. But one book I really want to read is The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I’m trying to read more books from the mystery genre, and well, this is my most anticipated one. I always thought this was underrated until recently, when almost everyone started picking it up and praising it all the time. And I thought to myself, “It’s worth a try, isn’t it?”

(you might see a review of this book on my blog some time in the future 😉)

Wake Up: A book you were hesitant to read

This book (the whole series, actually) was gifted to me, and at that time, I was just starting to get into reading, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from Eragon. All I’m going to say is that I took a month to finish the first book and the last book is still sitting on my shelf, unread, even after all these years, just eating dust.

Although, the dragons were a very cool aspect.

This band is back: A sequel you waited a long time for

You know, I can’t think of a single sequel that I waited a long time for, but there are a lot that I am waiting for. One of them being the third book in The Aurora Cycle. Did you notice that I didn’t put the title of the book? That’s because we don’t have one 😔 We don’t even have a publishing date and it’s driving me insane. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. That cliffhanger was unaccounted for and I don’t know how much longer I can go on without knowing what happened to my precious squad. 

I’m also going to agree with Phoenix on this one and say the second season of Julie and the Phantoms. September feels ions away.

Bright: A book that took you by surprise

Are we surprised that I picked an Agatha Christie book for this prompt? No we are not. She’s like, the founder of plot twists.

Cat Among The Pigeons was more of an accidental read. I was bored and wanted to read something short and light. Why did I think an Agatha Christie book would be light? I don’t know. My mind works in mysterious ways sometimes. Inevitably, I left completely stupefied by the ending. All that was going through my head after that was, “How did I not see that?”

Wow: An action packed book

I read this a very long time ago and all I remember is feeling too broken by the ending to even finish the series. A lot happened in this book at once, and it was honestly very entertaining to read. I loved the banter between the characters and it definitely is a lot like The Night Circus, which, if you come to think about it, can also fit this prompt.

I can’t really recall all the events of The Crown’s Game, but I vividly remember not liking the romance at all. It was a terrible love square if I’m not mistaken.

Flying Solo: A book with incredible friendships

Literally all Rick Riordan books. Every single one of his series have the cutest friendships ever and I can never get enough of them. They’re so heartwarming to read and AHHHHH MY HEART IS MELTING JUST THINKING ABOUT IT.

Can I take Julie and Flynn for this prompt too? Because they’re honestly goals.

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I Got the Music: A book that got you out of a reading slump

I did hit a reading slump sometime in January, and Geekerella was the book that got me out of it. It’s a very light and fun read which I finished in one sitting. The characters have amazing dynamics and everything about it is so warm and fluffy.

(Also, tell me I’m not the only one who starts singing the songs when I type out their respective prompts. They’re too good not to)

The Other Side of Hollywood: A book with a great ensemble of characters

I know everyone is choosing Six of Crows for this prompt because…why not? It fits perfectly. I was going to put it too. And then I had this weird eureka moment where I realised that The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi is so similar to SoC.

The characters are the best part with all their amazing relationships and witty banter. Even though the plot can get a bit slow and confusing sometimes, I don’t care because the greatness of the characters make up for it.

All Eyes on Me: The prettiest book in your collection

Let me tell you a little fun fact about my journey with this book (and I promise I’m not making this up). I only started reading Aurora Rising a week after I actually got my copy. Hmm…why, you ask?

I was too busy admiring the cover. I’m not even kidding. I spent more time staring at this cover than I spent on my phone screen that first day.

I’m pretty sure some part of my mother was concerned for my well-being.

Finally Free: A series you wish would never end

The Folk Of The Air. I could never get enough of Jude and Cardan. EVER. And Vivi. And Oak. You get my point.

But honestly I feel like if a series never ended I would slowly start disliking it, no matter how amazing it is. There’s just something about the pain you feel after finishing a book series that is so satisfying (I know I sound like a complete psychopath right now, but please bear with me). All things have to come to an end eventually. Otherwise it becomes very repetitive and monotonous.

Perfect Harmony: Your favorite OTP

GAH. This is literally like asking me who my favourite parent is. I can’t choose. But I will jot down a few for you in no particular order.

  • Jude and Cardan (I’m pretty sure this was expected)
  • Rowan and Aelin (I will love them to whatever end)
  • Kaz and Inej (ahhh my little sugar muffins)
  • Jesper and Wylan (I love their stupid little faces)
  • Scarlett and Finian (I know they’re not official yet but I’m still rooting for them)

And let’s add Alex and Willie here too. THEY’RE THE BEST COUPLE EVER.

Edge of Great: A book that is (almost) perfect

I’m guessing all my five-star books fit this prompt? Even those have minor flaws here and there so I wouldn’t exactly call them perfect. But they’re pretty close. Let me just type out a few.

Unsaid Emily: A book that made you cry

I. CRY. A. LOT. I’m a very emotional person when it comes to books so I could probably fill this whole blog post with just books that made me cry. But for the sake of not boring all of you to death, I picked House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. At this point, I just call it Crescent City because that’s just easier.

This book made me feel things I didn’t know were possible. I don’t think I’ve ever cried so much. All I can say that if you haven’t read this yet, you definitely need to right now because you’re missing out on so much.

You Got Nothing to Lose: A villain you love to hate

Oh it’s definitely Maeve from the Throne of Glass series. I hate her with a searing passion, and that kind of satisfies me. I don’t why, but it does. There’s something about hating her that makes the reading experience so much better; I can’t really explain it.

I’ll probably just re read Kingdom of Ash for the sole purpose of seeing her perish into oblivion again.

Stand Tall: A book that gave you the feels

I know this book has a lot of conflicting reviews, but I loved it. Normally, I would choose a cute and fluffy contemporary for this prompt but The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is a historical fiction that does it too.

I didn’t cry while reading this book but it definitely gave me goosebumps and I was an emotional mess by the end of it. The change in timelines does get a bit repetitive but it was an enlightening read nonetheless.

And that’s all for today’s post! But before I sign off, I wanted to share a few things with you guys.

Firstly, I crossed fifty followers! I really can’t thank you guys enough for supporting me throughout my blogging journey these past two months, and I’m so grateful for everything! AHH I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! I’m bursting with joy right now!

Secondly, I know most of you are still curious about what I was talking about in the title, so here it is! I’m sure all of you who have watched Julie and the Phantoms (or are still watching it), know that it doesn’t have an intro-theme song like all the other shows on Netflix (they only have a little JATP animation at the start of each episode but I don’t think that counts).

So, a few days ago, I was scrolling through YouTube and came across a video made by Wizard Design, where they edited the episodes and made it into an intro for the show. And let me tell you, IT IS AMAZING. I can already picture it as the theme song and it’s perfect.

SOOOO….what do you guys think? Is it perfect or is it perfect?

Anyways, that’s all I have for you guys today! I’m not going to be tagging anyone but if you’ve watched the show, I would love for you to try it out!

Oh I almost forgot! I changed the logo of my blog too! What do you all think? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

29 comments

  1. Hi Rania!! Thank you SO MUCH for doing our tag and sharing your love of JatP!! We’ve been hanging onto the edges of our seats waiting for a season 2 announcement, and we’re absolutely dying over here!!
    Also, I sing the songs in my head every time I come see a post someone has tagged me in, so it’s not just you!!
    As one Holly Black fan to another, I hope you have a great day, and sending lots of great vibes your way!! 💕

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  2. Okay, now you’ve definitely convinced me to watch Julie & the Phantoms. All this raving is giving me serious FOMO — and I’ve heard that the show is perfect for musical lovers, which is basically my job description, soooo…. 🙃

    Anywho, I love all your answers to these prompts!! I’m also planning to pick up The Inheritance Games soon, I’ve been hearing some amazing things! And yessss Kaz and Inej are too precious for this world 😘

    And omg congrats on 50 followers Rania!!! I’m loving the new logo as well 😍

    Great post! ❤️

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  3. I feel like everyone has been talking about Julie and the Phantoms lately and it’s making me want to watch it so bad!!
    Can you believe I still haven’t the first book in the Aurora Cyle? I know, I know, I have to fix that.
    about you staring at aurora rising’s cover all day – LOL i feel like all readers have done sth similar at one point
    And I totally get you about when people ask you to choose an OTP – it’s like, you want me to pick between MY CHILDREN??? HOW DARE YOU
    Also, congrats on 50 followers! Your blog is awesome and you totally deserve it! I can’t wait to see it grow more and more 😀

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    • OMG you definitely need to watch it!! And when you do let me know so we all can fangirl and wait in agony for season two together!!
      Oh no really? Well what are you waiting for? GO READ IT. Ahahahaha that’s so true!
      Haha oh my god yes that’s exactly how I feel 😂
      Aww thank you so much Susana! That makes me so happy ☺️

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  4. BDCHFNEHJUINJCMEFJIJ AMAZING POST AND VIDEO I JUST FINISHED WIPING MY TEARS AHHHHH
    Ahhhhh the Aurora Cycle cover is lovelyyyy
    ‘Stupid little faces’ I can’t-
    Thank you for this art of a post! ❤

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  5. UM YES ITS PERFECT ITS SO PERFECT LIKE THE PERFECTEST.
    Okay but seriously that was so cool. I especially loved at the beginning how the ‘Julie and the Phantoms’ appeared and vanished in time with the music. THAT WAS SO COOL.
    Oh, I hope you enjoy The Inheritance Games. I didn’t like it very much but I’ve seen a lot of people who do so I hope that you do as well!
    Aaaaaaah yeah Aurora Cycles book 3 AND JATP season two I need it nowwwwwwwwww. I hope that they’re filming right now. THEY BETTER BE FILMING RIGHT NOW. But they’re probably not filming right now 😦 given that Madi has school and I thiiiink that they might have filmed all of season 1 over the summer? Don’t quote me on that.
    OKAY BUT IT’S SO TRUE THAT JULIE AND FLYNN HAVE THE BEST FRIENDSHIP. Honestly, I could put the cast of JATP for that prompt too, I mean they are just such good friends and it’s so fun to see them together.
    And yes, Alex and Willie definitely go in ‘favorite OTPs’. Like, Juke is great, too, but WILLEX IS JUST THE BEST.
    Lol Jesper and Wylan are also amazing, I loved the ‘I love their stupid little faces’ hahaaaaa.

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    • I KNOW RIGHT??!!!
      Oh my god yes that was amazing!
      Ooh that makes me really curious now!! I’m excited 😊
      Ahhhhh yessss we all need it nowwww. I can’t wait any longer!!! So maybe they’ll film it again over this summer? But does that give them enough time to put it out in September??
      They’re GOALS. Yeah it’s just so beautiful to see their bond on the screen.
      Ahahahaha yes! Yeah Juke’s really cute too but Willex definitely takes the cup!
      Hahaaa yesss it was a little cute moment I picked up from the books 😉

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      • Haha it really was.
        Yeah, I mean a lot of people like it, it just wasn’t the type of thing I liked. There was a love triangle and it sorta seemed like both love interests (who were brothers which is also weird) were the sort of ‘bad boy’ type. And one of them treated the main character really badly??? Both were sorta distant, I really didn’t see the appeal in either of them except apparently they were good-looking. And overall, there just wasn’t much, like, actual mystery. Half the time she was just wandering around gawking at her wealth which I mean, I don’t blame her but also it was supposed to be a mystery and instead we get what she did each day from the morning to the night.
        Yeah, I don’t know. I thought they filmed it in the summer last time but now that I’m thinking about it I don’t entirely know where I got that factoid. They’re at least practicing their lines, though…and maybe they’ll film the scenes with only the boys since they were together at one point like a month ago. I honestly have no idea how long it takes to put out a TV series, I know that Shadow and Bone finished filming….like, February 2020 which was over a year ago but also you know, we had a pandemic that started right after that sooooo.
        I knowww.
        Haha yeah I feel like I recognized that line and was wondering if it was from SoC but wasn’t sure. It sounds like something Jesper would say. Or honestly maybe Wylan.

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      • Oh wow. I guess I’ll have to wait and see 😂
        Yeah that makes sense. They’ll probably film the scenes with Julie later once she’s free from school. Well, the pandemic delayed a lot of filming so….
        Ahahahaha yeah it was Jesper when Wylan was still disguised as Kuwei and Jesper told him that he missed his stupid little face. Ahhhh it was SO CUTE!

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      • Haha yeah definitely looking forwards to your thoughts on that.
        Yeah, exactly, that’s what I’m thinking. Yeah, true…
        Aaaah okay haha. Oh my gosh I feel bad for Kuwei since he liked Jesper too but like Wylan and Jesper are perfect together. Oh my gosh that scene where Jesper accidentally kissed Kuwei instead of Wylan, I literally did not read it. I realized what was happening like I realized that it wasn’t Wylan and just completely skipped over it because I couldn’t deal with the second-hand embarrassment nor could I read about Jesper kissing someone he THOUGHT was Wylan but wasn’t.

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      • Yeah same!
        Oh my god initially I literally thought he was kissing Wylan and I SCREAMED out of joy. And then the chapter ended with the real Wylan walking in on them and I slammed my book close so hard because I could hardly believe what just happened! I sat in shock for quite some time after that lol.

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      • Hahhaaaaa I definitely suspected something wrong when ‘Wylan’ stayed silent because you know Kuwei and Wylan sound different and Kuwei probably knew that Jesper liked Wylan. What’s so sad is that the actual Jeslyn kiss was waaaaaaaay shorter than that one like WHAT??? WHY???

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