Hello readers! I came across this book tag on String of Pages a while ago and I’ve had Percy Jackson on the mind recently what with the fantastic news that there’s going to be a Disney Plus series (long overdue considering the absolute disaster that the movies were). The tag was originally created by May @ Forever and Everly.
Your best/favourite book of the year
My favourite book so far this year has to be House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas – but there are quite a few books I’m still looking forward to in the coming months, so that may change! Check out my review here!
A book where you’re in awe of the author’s genius
In light of my recent reads, there’s only one book that comes to mind – Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, and the intricacy of the plot, not to mention the breathtaking twists and cliffhangers are unparalleled. Check out my review here!
A book you love that’s underhyped
The Dark Caravan Cycle by Heather Demetrios. I’m always surprised by how few people know about this series – jinn, magic and quests are always a favourite in my book!
A book you thought you’d hate, but didn’t
I’m usually very careful with my TBR so that this doesn’t happen, but the closest book I can think of would be Sword in the Stars by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy. I didn’t enjoy the first book in the series, Once and Future, too much, so I had my doubts about the sequel but ended up rating it 4 stars. Check out my review here!
A book that will always feel like home
Lord of the Rings, definitely. As the book that I credit with introducing me to high fantasy, a genre which now occupies more than 80% of my shelves, this is the book I turn to when I need something familiar.
A book with a sibling relationship you adore
The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare. I love the relationship between the Blackthorn siblings, especially how protective Julian is of them all.
A book where time froze when you read it
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. It was nearly impossible for me to get through more than a couple of pages at a time and is probably the most frustrating book I’ve read to date. Check out my review here!
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A well loved book you love too
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. This series is very special for me as it is among the earliest full length novels I can remember reading.
A book you’d be marooned on an island with
It would have to be a book I love rereading, so one option would be Warcross by Marie Lu. Check out my review here!
A book you predict you will give 5 stars to
I have very high hopes for the finale in the Trials of Apollo series, The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan!
An upcoming book you’d get hit by a brick to read now
A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir! I need to know how this story ends – the sneak peek from the event a few weeks ago was just too much and I need it, like yesterday.
A book you love that someone convinced you to read
The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu wasn’t originally on my TBR this year, but after seeing such wonderful feedback from so many bloggers, I had to try it out. Check out my review here!
The funniest book you’ve read
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston is absolute perfection and I love how hilarious this book can be. Check out my review here!
An old book/book you read a long time ago but still love
I read The Selection by Kiera Cass way back in 2012 and still enjoy it today.
A book you were afraid to reach the end of
Bright We Burn by Kiersten White. Having done my research on the historical figures in this book, I knew what had to be in store for Lada, and it was such a struggle because the story was so amazing but headed for a less than happy ending. Check out my review here!
A book everyone hates but you love
I had to sort through several of my Goodreads lists to find this, and apparently many people weren’t fond of Infinity Son by Adam Silvera? I haven’t looked at this book’s Goodreads page since January when I finished reading the book and was quite surprised to see it has only a 3.24 average rating. Granted, it’s not an appallingly low rating, but still not what I expected it to be at. Absolutely no idea why – I rather enjoyed it and found the author’s first fantasy novel to be quite entertaining. Check out my review here!
A book you would punch without hesitation
The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen. Not only was it a struggle to make it through the first two books, just as it looked like book 3 was about to redeem itself and give us an epic finale, they had to go and make a mess of that ending entirely. I’m actually going to be putting myself through the stress of rereading this just so I can adequately convey my dissatisfaction with this series.
A book with the best romance
A rather unfair question really. There are so many books with wonderful romances out there – Will and Tessa from the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare are a couple that will always be among my favourites, as will Feyre and Rhys from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
I had a lot of fun doing this tag! What would be your picks for these prompts? Consider yourself tagged! Make sure to link back so I can read your answers and also remember to credit the creator of the tag!