I’ve had this book tag that I found on Zezee’s blog languishing in my drafts for months.
The tag was created over at BiblioNyan, an excellent blog that discusses a little bit of everything.
I thought my answers would be outdated seven months later but most of them hold up! (I did change my answer to one question. The rest I kept.)
A book or book series that lifted you up only to slam you right back down hard at the end
Oh, Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy.
WHY DID YOU BETRAY ME??
Other book bloggers had complained about Dreams of Gods and Monsters.
I was all set to give this book 4 stars.
It just kept going, though. The plot was all over the place.
Then, just when everything was FINALLY wrapping up, a final twist in the climax complicated things.
THEN the epilogue tried to tie up all the loose ends with a nice bow.
It did not succeed.
A book that you consider to be a timeless classic and one you always return to
A friend of mine read Someday, Someday, Maybe on my recommendation and loved it.
Their joy made me want to pick the book back up.
I love it so much. It gives me a lot of hope.
A book or book series that made you tap out (DNF)
(CW: sexual assault)
I saw Dial A for Aunties on a bunch of Best Romance booklists, so I grabbed a copy from my library ASAP.
I made it about 40 pages.
As the main source of humor was familial dysfunction, most of the jokes didn’t land for me.
I officially gave up when an attempted assault was played for laughs.
Actually, that’s not true.
The assault was followed by a flashback that revealed the main romance was both a second chance romance and friends to lovers.
THAT’S when I quit.
A book or book series that left your jaw dropping
Ace of Spades left me screaming.
I was really into most of the book and thought the ending was just all right.
Then the epilogue came.
While the plot twists were excellent, the character revelations were what hit me most.
There’s a lot in this book about family, toxic friendships, mental health, and hope.
It moved me! Consider me moved!
A character that you love to hate
It’s possible I would have liked Red more if I’d gotten farther in For the Wolf.
I doubt it, though.
Reading about an EDGY, HEADSTRONG ATHEIST gave me 2000s dystopia flashbacks.
This book is part of the reason why I’ve stopped reading as much YA.
Your favorite bloody and violent book
I, a notably squeamish individual, finished This Thing Between Us in two days in spite of some TRULY UNFORTUNATE zombie dog content.
I was afraid of the woods and now I’m afraid of milkshakes, zombie dogs, and Bluetooth speakers.
A character that you find most beautifully or perfectly written
Each POV in Homegoing is more beautiful than the last.
The book ends with Marcus’s POV.
Marcus is Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life and feels overwhelmed by all of the world’s problems.
He finally learns what the reader already knows about his family and it’s UNDERSTANDABLY A LOT.
He meets distant relative Marjorie and together they overcome their biggest fears.
Sliced Bread Number 2
The most amazing book since sliced bread
The Wolf and the Woodsman is a firm favorite.
I have cried over this book.
I have screamed while reading this book.
I had to put the book down to collect myself.
Absolutely incredible fantasy novel. Should have won Best Debut.
Hooray for book tags!
I am always in search of more.
Please tag me in future posts, especially if said posts are Taylor Swift-related.