Psst…I’ve never read this series.
And I don’t plan to remedy that.
I’m using Xandra’s banners and what not. I may even tag people! Who knows?
Jude: A character who could kill you in your sleep.
I’ve only seen the Dr. Sleep movie. Maybe the book is better.
Based on the film, I’m pretty sure Rose with the Hat could kill me in my sleep.
She invaded Abra’s mind palace.
Ugh, mind palace.
That movie was so dumb.
Cardan: A character who seems like a Bad Guy, but is more complex than you thought.
Riden from Daughter of the Pirate King comes across as an obvious Bad Boy love interest.
He’s also a lot more violent and dead-eyed than I expected a villain love interest to be.
I don’t know what to make of him yet.
Locke: A plot twist that made you want to throw the book.
Have you all seen the original Planet of the Apes?
I had that movie spoiled by the DVD COVER, so I knew the big “twist” going in.
Anyway, The Forest of Hands and Teeth has a similar plot twist.
I made an assumption about the time period when I started reading.
I found out later that the time period was supposed to be a big reveal.
Honorable mention goes to Masque of the Red Death, which threw in a sudden betrayal for NO REASON.
STOP DERAILING YOUR LOVE INTERESTS THIS WAY.
Taryn: A character who deceived you.
I’ve argued with a friend about whether a certain character’s actions in Scarlet constitute a betrayal.
I say yes.
She says no.
Please settle this debate.
Because when it happened in the book, it broke my heart.
Vivi: A book that was significantly different from the others in its series.
Mockingjay is still my favorite book in The Hunger Games series.
I like how different it is from the rest of the series.
In it, a Hunger Games of sorts takes place during a war.
As an additional entry – and I still haven’t gotten over this – Call Down the Hawk is REALLY different from The Raven Cycle.
I know it’s its own series and Maggie wanted to do something new…but it’s VERY different.
I still don’t know what to make of this book.
Valerian: A character who should get stabbed out of the plot.
(spoilers for The Hunger Games series)
Ugh, I sure wish Gale had gotten stabbed out of the plot.
That boy is an entitled mess.
I can’t believe we lost Finnick and Thresh but kept GALE.
(I wouldn’t have minded Peeta getting stabbed either, to be honest.)
I wanted more of Katniss and Johanna, District 13 Resistance Pals.
That…did not happen.
Oak: A small character you would protect at all costs.
Barf the Cat from The Merciful Crow almost died.
I would have stopped reading the book if she had.
PROTECT HER AT ALL COSTS.
Madoc: A relentless character who will stop at nothing to get what they want.
Captain Hook and his crew go as far as murdering children to achieve their goals.
The Serpent: A mysterious character or book you know little about.
I thought Bunny by Mona Awad was about a sorority.
Then I noticed a line in the plot synopsis that alludes to…demon summoning?
THEN I saw a photo of the author holding a MEAT CLEAVER?
I’m honestly not sure anymore.
In other news, my eyes have skimmed Station Eleven’s plot synopsis a thousand times and I still don’t know what it’s about.
Someone said it’s about Shakespeare??
I thought it was about a troop of Girl Scouts alone in the woods???
I’M USUALLY WRONG ABOUT BOOKS.
The Cruel Prince: A book that surprised you with a good twist.
In the Dream House has a GREAT plot twist.
I never could have seen it coming.
I don’t often see plot twists in memoirs.
The Wicked King: A sequel you thought was better (or worse) than the first in the series.
Scarlet, Cress, and Winter (well, maybe not Winter) are far and away better than Cinder.
Fairest, unfortunately, is worse.
It didn’t help me sympathize with Levana at all.
It also felt really unnecessary.
NO ONE NEEDS A PREQUEL.
YOU HEARD ME, GEORGE LUCAS.
The Queen of Nothing: A series with one or more characters who change a lot over time.
My beloved Raven Boys go through so much in such a short time.
I love my babies and I miss going on adventures with them.
Can’t think of a sign-off today.
The company gift exchange has gone SOUR and I’m FRUSTRATED.
Stay warm out there.
Try not to punch anyone.
(I’m talking to myself.)