I’m a little (a lot) ashamed by how long it’s taking me to get through my tags at the moment. I am steadily working through them I just think in the future I’m going to have to post more each month to make a dent in my queue.
I was tagged in the Totally Should’ve Book Tag by Husfa at The Clockwork Millennial, you should all definitely check out her original post, and while you’re there her blog as well because it is amazing. Thanks so much for the tag as well Husfa, I’d seen this around a lot before I was tagged (not so much after for some reason) so I was really excited to be able to take part and post my own answers.
Totally Should’ve Gotten a Sequel
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
I thought this was an absolutely brilliant book, but after the twist was revealed and after the last page I would love to see more from Cadence. I’d be interested in seeing the journey she takes as she comes to terms with what she and the Liars did and her guilt at the part she played. Also I’d love to see her go back to the island again the following year, or even in a few years time.
Totally Should’ve Had a Spin Off Series
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Even though this series has just ended I’m really not capable of letting it go, and so I’d love to see a mini-series of novellas about the lives of Blue and the Raven Boys after everything that happened in The Raven King. Or I’d love to see a prequel book about Maura and Blue’s father, or about the beginning of Gansey’s search for Glendower, or about Noah’s life before he died. I think there’s still so much about this series, the characters and the world, I’d love to see.
Totally Should’ve Ended Differently
Honestly I couldn’t pick one series for this one.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Don’t worry there are no spoilers here for the ending of either series. However if you have read either The Death Cure or Allegiant then you know why I am still, even now, really angry at how both trilogies ended.
Totally Should’ve Had a Film Franchise
Shades of Magic by V.E.Schwab
So I think they are making the Shades of Magic series into a T.V. show, *cue excited fangirl screams here*, but I would enjoy seeing it as a film as well, an epic fantasy like Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. Plus I can’t deny I would really love to see all the different London’s, especially Red London, on the big screen.
Totally Should’ve Had a T.V. Show
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
I feel this series would translate really well to T.V., maybe a mini-series like Game of Thrones with ten or so episodes per season. There is such a lot of back-story; to the world, the characters, and all the different realms of clairvoyance that it can’t properly be developed in a two and a half hour film.
Totally Should’ve Had One Point of View
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
As much as I love this series, and as much as I enjoyed the fact that the later books showed more than one POV when we had different characters in different cities with different storylines, I felt that multiple POVs in the first book were unnecessary. In Throne of Glass Celaena, Chaol and Dorian are all in the same city and there is only one major storyline which all three are following, we didn’t need to see chapters from all three of them.
Totally Should’ve Had a Cover Change
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
So this is a series for which they did change the original covers and honestly I think that’s such a good thing. The first cover (the pink one) would not inspire me to pick this book up at all which is a shame because this is such a great series. I much prefer the second cover; the colours are softer, the model doesn’t look fake, and I love the font they used for the title.
Totally Should’ve Stopped Reading
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
I wouldn’t say I had high hopes for this book, though I was excited for its release because I love fairy tale retellings and there aren’t many Rapunzel ones out there. However reading this book I was seriously disappointed; the plot was non-existent, the characters flat and kind of problematic at times, and the world-building was lacking in so many ways. This is one book I was tempted to DNF and one series I will not be going back to when the next book is released.
Totally Should’ve Kept the Covers
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
I much prefer the first cover (the black one with the ship and the girl’s eyes in the wave), the second cover would not convince me to pick this book up because it makes it seem more like a children’s book than a YA one. The second cover is the only one available in the UK so I had to buy my copy of The Girl from Everywhere in hardcover all the way from America.
Totally Should’ve Not Pre Judged
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
The Throne of Glass series was one that was on my to-read list for ages before I finally got around to picking it up, and part of that was because I’d read a lot of negative reviews for the first book. After reading this book I was a little surprised to find that I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would, possibly because my expectations for Throne of Glass were so low the only where to go was up, but the series really came into its own with the second, third and fourth books.
- Fatima at Noteable Pad
- Gracie at Gracie FM
- Katherine at Fabled Haven
- Lauren at Wonderless Reviews
- Louise at GenieReads
- Sammie at Bookshelves & Biros
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.