I haven’t been nominated for The Black Cat Blue Sea Award before so I was thrilled to be tagged by Lauren at Lauren’s Page Turners. Thanks so much for the tag Lauren, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
- Answer the three questions posed to you by the person who nominated you
- Ask three questions
- Nominate up to 8 others
- What is your favourite genre and why? If it is YA, which sub genre?
My favourite genre is fantasy, which likely doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The first book I can remember reading is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and ever since then there’s been something about the fantasy genre – the magic and adventure, the new worlds to explore, the escape from my real life – that I’ve been addicted to.
Subgenres I love are; mythology, fairytale retelling, time travel, and magical realism. While I love all fantasy books anything in any of those four subgenres is an automatic add to my TBR list.
- What was your best read of 2016?
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo is one of my favourite authors, and with each release of hers I’ve read it’s seems like I’ve fallen more and more in love with her writing. Crooked Kingdom was amazing, and everything I wanted to see in the finale of the Six of Crows duology; it was fast-paced and addictive with great characters and I just never wanted it to end.
As I’m posting this at the beginning of 2018 I figured I’d feature my favourite read of 2017 as well, and that is A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab, likely to the surprise of absolutely no one.
- Which book is your most anticipated release for 2017 2018?
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
Again as I’m posting this at the beginning of 2018 I have to feature my most anticipated release for 2018, and to narrow it down (because there are so many books coming out that I can’t wait for) I’m picking my most anticipated release from January this year.
I re-read the first two books in the Red Rising trilogy and finally managed to pick up Morning Star last month. Unsurprisingly I loved this series, and kicked myself for not finishing it sooner. Iron Gold is the fourth book in the Red Rising Saga, and oh my god I am counting down the minutes until its release. I have high hopes I’m not going to lie, but I feel like this has the potential to be one of my top reads of 2018.
- What is your favourite quote from a book you read this year (2018)?
- Are there any places/countries books have made you dream of going, real-life or fictional places?
- If you could see one book made into a film, and know the adaptation was going to be a good one, what would you choose and why?
- The Orangutan Librarian
- Rose at Stuck in Fiction
- Swetlana at The Caffeinated Bookworm
- Zoie at Whisked Away by Words
As for everyone else out there reading this post, let me know what your answers for these questions would be. What book is your most anticipated release for this year, and of the books you’ve read so far in 2018 what is your favourite quote?