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evermore book tag: once more with feeling

I told you I was doing a second evermore book tag.

I warned you this was happening.

This one was created by Rhi at Marshmallow Harmonies.

  • Link to the original creator and her post: Rhi from marshmallow harmonies
  • Tag at least 3 people.
  • Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post (copy paste is fine!)
  • Thank whoever who tagged you and link to their post.
  • Pingback to original post so they’re all in one place to read

willow

a book with a romance you were rooting for

Like Rhi, I was rooting for the romance in The Gilded Wolves.

The Gilded Wolves by New York Times Bestselling Author Roshani Chokshi

In my case, though, I was rooting for Laila and Zofia.

I can’t believe they’re not canon.

champagne problems

a book with a relationship you hated

(CW: transphobia, rape and death threats)

Shout-out to one of the worst books I read last year.

Chaotic Good almost put me off dating for good.

Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner: Slaying dungeon trolls is easy. Internet trolls might require stronger armor.

Lincoln’s not like the other guys! He’s NICE.

Sure, he refuses to call out Brody’s disgusting comments.

He also assumes that Cameron is REALLY a girl (accurate in the narrative, SUPER transphobic and presumptuous of him outside of it.)

And like, yeah, he might have blamed Cameron a bit when she started receiving online rape and death threats.

He also sort of blamed Cameron for hurting Wyatt’s feelings?

If this is what Nice Guys are like, I’m not interested.

gold rush

a book you fell hopelessly in love with

I reread Deerskin at the beginning of last year and it destroyed me.

Deerskin by National Bestselling Author Robin McKinley

I think this book is perfect. It still feels like a fairy tale in spite of its severity.

I just adore it.

’tis the damn season

a book featuring fake dating

I’m intrigued by Like a Love Song.

Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martins: Fake Boyfriend... Real Heartbreak?

The cover is great and the premise is tempting.

It also looks adorable. Can’t wait.

tolerate it

a book that deserves more hype

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels sounds delightful.

The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton

It also sounds like the book Bloodlust & Bonnets wanted to be.

I can’t wait to laugh.

no body, no crime

an ending that left you satisfied

The Priory of the Orange Tree wrapped up all its loose ends.

New York Times Bestseller The Priory of the Orange Tree: A Novel by Samantha Shannon, Author of the Bone Season series

Everyone gets an ending, bittersweet or otherwise.

There was a really sweet reconciliation at the end that I wasn’t expecting. I full-on bawled.

Also I have BURNING QUESTIONS about one character in particular.

There’s fanfic potential here. I love that for me.

happiness

a character arc you identify with

I felt exactly like Felix Love as a teenager.

Felix Ever After by Stonewall and Lambda Award Winner Kacen Callender

Like Felix, I was angry and confused most of the time and spent a lot of time angsting about crushes, identity, and revenge.

I really appreciated Felix’s messiness. He’s trying his best.

dorothea

a book featuring a friendship

“Friendship.”

From what I can tell, Witchlight is about witch friends.

Witchlight by Jessi Zabarsky

WITCH FRIENDS!

WHAT A TREAT.

coney island

a book with the most gorgeous prose

I’ll keep this vague.

I read a book once called Porridges Are Not the Only Food.

It was easily the most beautiful book I’d ever read. The prose blew me away.

Then the author turned out to be a NERF, leading me to unhaul Porridges.

I wish it hadn’t come to this.

ivy

a book featuring hard choices

Making the “right” choices in To Be Or Not to Be is next to impossible.

To Be or Not To Be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North, author of Romeo and/or Juliet

Even when one finishes a storyline, there are many other endings to consider.

There’s even a SECRET storyline to be unlocked!

The journey is long and arduous – at least it’s fun.

cowboy like me

a fictional world you want to visit

It’s no secret that I’d love to visit the Harbor in The Starless Sea.

The Starless Sea: A Novel by Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus

Staying there sounds like a dream.

I know booking a stay would be IMPOSSIBLE, considering…

Never mind, I don’t want to talk about it.

long story short

your ultimate comfort book

I recently reread Never Have I Ever for the hundredth time.

Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney

The book pokes fun at middle-school awkwardness and college mistakes.

I feel less alone when I read this.

marjorie

a book that deals with grief and death

In Under Shifting Stars, twins Audrey and Claire grieve the loss of their brother.

Under Shifting Stars by Alexandra Latos

Audrey struggles to fit in while Claire doubts her gender and falls for a new classmate.

I haven’t read this book yet but I want it.

closure

an author/series you want more from

I had a dream that Noelle Stevenson published a graphic novel called Soy Boy about an anthropomorphic soybean who went on adventures.

I want this to be a real book more than anything else in the world.

I’ll publish it myself! Try and stop me!

closure

the final book (in a series) that broke you

Monsters of Men broke me in the sense that I refuse to read it.

Monsters of Men: Chaos Walking Book Three by Patrick Ness: The Thrilling Conclusion to the Award-Winning Series

I finished The Ask and the Answer in 2015 and was too upset by the ending to continue the series.

I care too much about these characters to see them suffer.

Happy evermore remembrance! Forever may it reign!

I have another one of these posts coming.

I told you there were a lot!

Author:

Lover of cheese and performative angst. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

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