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The Lover Book Tag: Round 3

I’M BACK with a THIRD Loverinspired book tag (and fourth general Lover-related post.)

Will there ever be an end to these?

PROBABLY NOT.

I really enjoy this album!

Sarah the Bibliophagist made this tag and Lori @ Lori’s Bookshelf Reads did it on her own blog.

Get ready to press play!

And…begin.

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I FORGOT THAT YOU EXISTED: A BOOK FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD THAT YOU DON’T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT

I really liked The Railway Children, but I don’t remember much of the plot.

Railway Children

I had a really lovely illustrated copy, too.

I wonder if it’s still intact…OR IF THE MICE GOT TO IT.

 

CRUEL SUMMER: THE WORST BOOK YOU’VE READ THIS SUMMER

Scream Site was sooooo disappointing.

Scream Site

I expected more from Justina Ireland.

It was just so bad.

 

LOVER: A BOOKISH RELATIONSHIP THAT’S PERFECT EXACTLY THE WAY IT IS

Ami and Usagi forever.

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They love and support each other!

This is the friendship model women need!

 

THE MAN: A BOOK WITH A BADASS FEMALE MAIN CHARACTER

Eloise gets to have so many fun adventures.

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I would’ve like a fancy childhood like hers.

Wait…was Eloise an orphan?

Also, is it sad that my greatest dream is to live in a hotel?

 

THE ARCHER: A BOOK WITH GREAT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

I liked Alina’s development in Shadow & Bone

Shadow and Bone

…at least until it was undone.

If Mal had stayed away, I would have kept following Alina’s journey.

 

I THINK HE KNOWS: YOUR FICTIONAL CRUSH

I’m crushing on MOST of the female characters from These Witches Don’t Burn.

These Witches Don't Burn

Veronica might be unreliable, but she’s cute.

So ready for the sequel.

 

MISS AMERICANA & THE HEARTBREAK PRINCE: A BOOK SET IN HIGH SCHOOL

I kind of can’t believe I read a book called Who’s Your Daddy? in junior high.

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In spite of the questionable title, the plot isn’t too spicy: the book follows three friends with super strict and/or famous dads..OBVIOUSLY.

The girls execute a fortune-telling ritual that predicts each of their dates to the upcoming school dance. Again, OBVIOUSLY.

WAIT, LYNDA SANDOVAL WROTE A FOLLOW-UP???

MUST. READ.

 

PAPER RINGS: A BOOK WITH A HAPPY ENDING

I didn’t care for Let it Snow, but it had a really sweet ending.

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Yes, even I go for a squishy Christmas love story from time to time.

 

CORNELIA STREET: A SETTING YOU’LL NEVER FORGET

I’ve ALREADY FORGOTTEN THE DETAILS, but I loved the worldbuilding in The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles.

Whangdoodle

Julie Andrews writes quality fantasy.

She also provided the blurb for another quality middle-grade fantasy novel that I CAN’T FIND. It was about angels and the protagonist was an orphan named after a day of the week.

 

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: A BOOK THAT BROKE YOUR HEART

They Both Die at the End made me numb.

They Both Die at the End

Once I reached the last page, my options were to either

a. throw up

b. surf the net to avoid breaking down

I don’t want to deal with all the feelings I have about this book.

I don’t want this.

THESE BOYS DESERVED LIFE.

 

LONDON BOY: A SETTING THAT PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN THE STORY

The Door Within trilogy goes HARD on the Christian allegory.

These books have ZERO subtlety. They PREACH.

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TO SUM UP, the main character discovers a magical parallel universe populated by his world’s alternate selves.

He learns an evil lord is fighting for the kingdom or something and the characters have to win people over to The One True King.

HM. WHAT COULD THAT REPRESENT, I WONDER?

Also, per the Amazon product description, the first book “meets national education standards.”

Well, then.

 

SOON YOU’LL GET BETTER: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

I’m copying Lori’s answer for this prompt.

Girl Made of Stars destroyed me.

Stars

It’ll probably make my Top 10 at the end of the year.

I BELIEVE YOU, HANNAH.

 

FALSE GOD: A BOOK WITH A WELL-WRITTEN SEXY SCENE

I’ve seen many different interpretations of this song so far.

WE ALL HAD VASTLY DIFFERENT REACTIONS TO TRACK 13.

I haven’t referenced Ransom My Heart in a long, long time.

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This is one of very few books to get me hot and bothered.

So, uh…props, Meg Cabot.

 

YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN: A BOOK FEATURING AN LGBT ROMANCE

I’ve heard NOTHING about The Confusion of Laurel Graham.

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Queer, huh?

With a slow-burn f/f romance?

ALSO, a queer Edgar Allan Poe anthology came out THIS WEEK??

His Hideous Heart

Whaaaaaaaaaaat is HAPPENING???

 

AFTERGLOW: A GREAT SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE

I thiiiiink Smart Girls Get What They Want had a second chance romance.

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Maybe it was closer to a hate-to-love romance, but THE MAIN CHARACTER HAD TO OVERCOME HER FORMER PREJUDICES to fall in love with a jock or something.

 

ME!: YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK

THIS AGAIN.

I can’t answer this!!!

Xandra recently refused to answer this question, so…I’m electing not to answer either.

I JUST CAN’T.

 

IT’S NICE TO HAVE A FRIEND: YOUR FAVORITE FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS BOOK

I don’t like where this couple ended up, but Michael and Mia’s initial romance was pretty adorable.

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Many props to The Princess Diaries for its cute love story.

 

DAYLIGHT: A BOOK WITH A POSITIVE MESSAGE

Quiver had a decent message about helping people in abusive situations.

Quiver

Helping someone leave an abusive household is not as cut-and-dry as one would hope, something I’m glad the book acknowledges.

Thankfully, though, spiritual abuse CAN be overcome.

Libby and her family got out. There’s hope.img_1107-1

What are the chances I’ll find ANOTHER Lover book tag?

…probably pretty high, too be honest.

Yes, OBVIOUSLY I’ll be doing it, you silly billies.

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