I was tagged by Melissa at Book Nerd Momo. Thanks so much for the tag Melissa, I had a lot of fun answering these questions and I hope you enjoyed reading them as much. Everyone should definitely check out Melissa’s original post and her blog as well while you’re there. Melissa is such an amazing person, and she writes some brilliant reviews, among other posts.
- Thank the person who tagged you.
- Mention the creator; Kirsty at Kirsty and the Cat Read.
- Match a book to each of the songs/characters below.
- Tag as many people as you like.
“Tale As Old As Time”
A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored of reading.
Granted I could have just said fairytale retellings for this one because it’s one of my all-time favourite sub genres. However Alice in Wonderland, as my all-time favourite fairy tale, is always going to have a special place in my heart. There are plenty of books out there set in slightly different versions of Wonderland, and I’ve only read a small fraction of them myself, but some of my favourite books are Alice in Wonderland retellings.
A book you brought for its beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too.
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
I discovered The Star-Touched Queen before it was released so I can’t really say it was the cover that led me to buy it, but it was the cover that led me to add this book to my to-read list and later to request it when I saw it on NetGalley. The blurb sounded just as incredible and luckily it more than lived up to my expectations. The Star-Touched Queen is one of my favourite reads from last year.
A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you.
When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
With When the Moon Was Ours it’s not that I had low expectations more that I didn’t have any, good or bad. The blurb sounded interesting but beyond that it was more a case of not knowing enough about the author to form any opinions on what I thought this book would be like before picking it up. Still When the Moon Was Ours completely blew me away with it gorgeous story, incredible characters, and beautiful writing.
A book everyone loves that you don’t.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
While there are a few people on WordPress who I know share my opinions on this book for the most part Red Queen is a really popular and well-loved. However I wasn’t a fan. The story seemed too generic, there was nothing to set it apart from the many other dystopian/fantasy books out there, and I could not connect with the characters which is never a good thing when it comes to books like this told in first person POV.
A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Don’t get me wrong I loved Cinder throughout the series, and I loved Scarlet, Cress and Winter as they were introduced as well, but Iko was always one of my favourite characters. As her best friend Iko is always by Cinder’s side no matter what she goes through. She believes in Cinder even when Cinder doesn’t believe in herself, and every scene with Iko in was pure gold.
Mrs Potts, Chip, Lumière & Cogsworth:
A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
I can’t really say this book helped me through a difficult time but there was something about the subject, and something about the way it was written and dealt with through the main character, that I really connected with. Loss like the type Lennie goes through is never easy but Jandy Nelson not only showed that but also showed how you can move on again afterwards.
A book or a series that you weren’t into at first but picked up towards the end.
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
When I picked up this book it was right before the third in the trilogy was released and when there seemed to be a lot of hype going around for the series. I had high expectations to say the least but for the first half/two thirds I didn’t understand why everyone was raving about this trilogy. The Winner’s Curse was slow to start but when the action finally kicked into gear I understood why everyone loved this book and I was glad I stuck with it.
“Be Our Guest”
A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner.
Kaz, Inej, Matthias, Nina, Jesper, Wylan
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
So, not one character but it is one crew so can I say it counts?
One of my favourite things about the Six of Crows duology was the dynamic and relationship between the six main characters. They may have only been pulled together for a job in Six of Crows but in Crooked Kingdom they became an actual team, and seeing the way they developed together throughout the series was one of my favourite parts of it. Suffice to say I think Kaz Brekker and his crew would make interesting dinner guests.
- Anna at My Bookish Dream
- Qui at Qui Reads
- Reg at She Latitude
- Stephanie at Teacher of YA’s Book Blog
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.