So even though Valentine’s Day is over now I thought there was still just enough time for me to post this tag. It’s jumped a little ahead in my queue simply because if I tried to get through all the others first I’d end up getting around to this one June/July time, better a few days late than a few months right?
I’ll admit I’m not a massive fan of Valentine’s Day, for me it was pretty much just another Tuesday, but I hope everyone else had a wonderful day with your respective partners and if you’re single like me then I hope you had a brilliant day in general. I was tagged by Heather at The Sassy Book Geek. Thanks so much for the tag Heather, I had a lot of fun with this one and I hope you enjoyed reading it as much.
Standalone Book You Love
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus is such an iconic book for me and I am constantly searching for a book that can come close to the recreating the sense of wonder and enchantment I felt while reading it. As of yet no book has managed so I simply have to content myself with reading this one over and over again. I’m still holding out hope for a sequel one day but I’m sure how likely that is, after all it’s got to be hard to try and follow this one.
Dystopian Book You Love
Penryn and the End of Days series by Susan Ee
Back before I first picked up this series I remember thinking the dystopian genre was becoming a little stale. Angelfall ended up saving it for me, and even today it remains one of my favourite dystopian series, despite the last book being a little disappointing. There’s plenty to love about this series and it’s one I plan on re-reading very soon.
A Book that You Love but No One Else Talks About
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
Anna-Marie McLemore’s second book seems to be many people’s favourite, and it has certainly gotten a lot of positive reviews since its release, but I’ve hardly seen any for her first book. Another magical realism story that blurs the line between reality and magic The Weight of Feathers isn’t as good as When the Moon Was Ours but it’s still an amazing read I’d highly recommend.
Favourite Book Couple
Honestly there are so many. I published a Top Ten Tuesday post a couple of days ago featuring some of my favourite YA couples, but if I had to choose one (actually it’s four, sorry I just can’t narrow it down any further than that) it would have to be;
Wylan and Jesper from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo
Gauri and Vikram from A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi
Etta and Nicholas from the Passenger duology by Alexandra Bracken
And of course Lila and Kell from the Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab
Book that Other People Love but You Haven’t Read Yet
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
The only reason I even own a copy this book is because of the hype in the run up to its release, and since its release every review I’ve seen has been full of praise for Lady Midnight. Unfortunately before I can pick it up myself and see what all the fuss is about I need to read the other nine (more if you count the novella collections and add-ons) books set in the Shadowhunters world.
A Book with Red on the Cover
Half Bad by Sally Green
It took me longer than I care to admit to realise the pattern on the front of this cover actually forms the silhouette of a face, I thought it was just a random pattern at first. Half Bad was a book I picked up without knowing much about, and while the start was a little confusing it didn’t take me long to get into the story, and now this is a favourite series of mine.
A Book with Pink on the Cover
Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
I suppose this one is more of a mixture of pink and purple, but nonetheless it’s a gorgeous cover. I loved the first book in this series so I was incredibly excited to get started on Traitor to the Throne when I received an eARC from NetGalley. While I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did Rebel of the Sands it was still a great story and I’m looking forwards to the release of the third book now.
You were Given a Box of Chocolates what Fictional Boyfriend/ or Girlfriend Would Have Given them to You.
Literally the first character that popped into my mind for this question, and the character I’m going to go with because once she entered my mind she just wouldn’t leave, is Nina from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo.
I loved Nina in the Six of Crows duology, she was definitely one of my favourite characters. She loved food and while it was mainly waffles she spoke about I feel she’d definitely know the value of a box of chocolates and pick the very best ones she can find, and then eat them herself.
You are Single on Valentine’s Day. What Book Would You Read? What TV Show Would You Watch? What Movie Would You Watch?
Well I was single this Valentine’s Day so that part didn’t take much imagination, and to answer this question I’m actually going to pick the book I started reading on February 14th, as well as the movie and TV show I watched that day as well.
Book: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Film: The Mummy
TV Show: Shadowhunters
You are in the Book Store. All of a Sudden You get Shot with an Arrow by Cupid. What New Release will You Love?
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
It’s not out until March so I’m not sure this can be classed as a new release, it’s more of an upcoming one, but even without reading Strange the Dreamer I know I’m going to love it. Laini Taylor is an amazing author, her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series is an all-time favourite of mine, plus the cover is so gorgeous it’s worth having for that reason alone.
A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.
Welcome to Weep.
I’m not going to tag anyone in this as Valentine’s Day is well and truly over for another year. However if anyone else wants to complete this tag then go for it, just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.