Another day another tag.
I may not drink coffee, being more of a tea person myself, but I had a lot of fun completing this tag and I hope you all enjoy the answers I came up with as well. I was tagged by Jesse at Books at Dawn, so thanks so much for the tag Jesse, you should all definitely check out his original post as well as his blog while you’re there.
A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans
The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
Don’t get me wrong I loved this series, it has become one of my favourites, but for the first half of the first book I was wondering what was so brilliant about the trilogy that had everyone raving about it.
A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I’m not sure if this is a book that gets more popular in the winter but it’s a book that reminds me of that season for some reason. I’m not sure why maybe because I read this book for the first time during winter, and have re-read it every time during winter, but also maybe because the circus and the setting itself seems very festive.
A favourite children’s book
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
This is the first book series I can remember reading and loving, and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is definitely my favourite children’s book. It’s full of magic, wonder, adventure, and a happy ending; at least for a little while.
Double shot of espresso:
A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish
The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon
I couldn’t put this book down and once I finished the first one, even though I had a copy waiting for me at home, I brought the second book for my Kindle just so I could continue reading to series and find out what happened next. I cannot wait for the third book to be released but it’s still so long to go.
A book you see everywhere
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Actually every book by Cassandra Clare, but for the past couple of months everyone has either been anticipating it’s release or raving about the story itself. I still need to catch up on Clare’s Shadowhunter books but I went out and brought a copy of Lady Midnight because of all the hype surrounding it.
That hipster coffee shop:
A book by an indie author (a shoutout)
The Immortal Descendants series by April White
I love time travel books and this series is one of the very best. Every book released has been a favourite of mine and after the way the fourth ended I cannot wait to get my hands on the fifth, and last, in the series. The Immortal Descendants series deserves so much more recognition than what it currently has, it’s a brilliant series.
Oops! I accidentally got decaf:
A book you were expecting more from
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
I love fairytale retellings so of course I was excited for this book to be released, and I hadn’t read many retellings of Rapunzel before so I was interested to see Jordan’s take on it. Reading the book however I was really disappointed; the story didn’t go anywhere, the setting felt underdeveloped, and the characters were flat and one-dimensional.
The perfect blend:
A book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Steifvater
More bitter than sweet, and this is without reading the last book in the series which I think is going to be devastating. However there are plenty of sweet moments, mainly between Blue and Gansey as their relationship developed throughout the series.
A book or series that is quietly beautiful
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
There are not enough words to describe how amazingly beautifully I thought this book was. Everything from the relationship between Natalie and Beau to the writing itself was beautiful, lyrical, and heartbreaking.
A book or series that makes you dream of far off places
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
After reading the first book I wanted to go to Prague. It was so brilliantly described in the first book that I fell in love with the city before ever visiting it. It made me believe in mystery and magic, and I wanted to experience it for myself.
A favourite classic
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Honestly, was there any doubt that this was the book I would chose for this one.
Who do you tag?
- Astra at A Stranger’s Guide to Novels
- Cat at The Book Finch
- Emily at Tumbling into Wonderland
- Jacquie at Rattle the Stars
- Kirstie at Upside-Down Books
- Lila at The Bookkeeper’s Secrets
- Marie at Drizzle and Hurricane Books
- The Book Llama
And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.