Has it been almost 2 years since Wonder Woman came out?
Cassidy did this tag over on The Little Book Cottage.
Read her post for even more Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman: Your favorite badass female book character…
Alanna of Trebond was the OG Badass Lady Knight..
Without Alanna, there would be no Kel.
LOOK AT HER. SHE IS ACTIVELY GLOWING.
Themyscira: A book setting you want to escape to…
Where did the Whangdoodle live? That world sounded like fun to me.
LOOK. AT. IT.
London: A hyped book that let you down…
All the Birds in the Sky supposedly upended and transformed genre fiction.
What critics meant to say is it’s a “sci-fi” novel that doesn’t read like sci-fi.
SO IT’S SPECULATIVE FICTION. THAT GENRE EXISTS.
I wanted a massive, war-torn love story and I didn’t get one.
I hated the male lead SO MUCH.
I kept screaming at Patricia, “GET OUT NOW.”
Lasso of Truth: A book you hated…
A Visit From the Goon Squad caused me no shortage of bitterness.
I COULD NOT STAND THIS BOOK.
I feel like some authors use sci-fi tropes without truly honoring the speculative fiction genre.
These authors receive praise for busting genres and exploring themes without delivering on their original premise. (WHAT UP, DAVID MITCHELL.)
I’m really sick of being suckered in by a unique plot that ends up reading like a college philosophy paper.
Anyway, the GOON SQUAD. WHERE WAS THE PUNK MUSIC, I ASK YOU?
Wonder Woman’s Shield: A book so sad that you need a shield…
I’ve been avoiding The Hate U Give for MONTHS because the writing engages my feelings too much.
Anger is a Gift was another one I couldn’t handle.
Moss suffers a panic attack in the middle of a protest and passes out.
Ares: a villain that is scary, but you can’t seem to hate them…
Okay, this is a cheat, but I can’t stop thinking about Klaue and Killmonger from Black Panther.
I LOVE Klaue. He’s a fun villain.
I thought Killmonger would be more of a sympathetic antihero, but he’s very much a villain.
Still, I wish he’d stuck around. He impacted T’challah and changed Wakanda for the better…eventually.
The Amazons: A book that you wish had more/better LGBT+ representation…
I wish Cassandra Clare’s books had more LGBT+ rep.
On one hand, she wrote a prominent m/m romance with a rare bi male character and she sometimes includes coming-out stories in her books…
…buuuuuuut most of these stories belong to uninteresting background characters.
For better representation, I really wish Aristotle and Dante had been a better book.
One might argue that the book runs on romantic tension and buildup.
I guess it comes down to preference. I would have preferred more romance and less of Ari’s existential musings.
Justice League: What superhero book friends do you tag…
Listen: you’re all superheroes in my eyes.
Do this tag! Do it!
And hurry! Before the second anniversary arrives!!!