This fizzing whizzbee of a tag was created by the wonderful people over at Bookidote. Not content with just creating a super cool tag, they also made all of the INSANE graphics below. Thank you for letting everyone use them, they are gorgeous.
Thanks also go to the ever brilliant Kai @ Black Cat Kai for tagging me, plus my sincere apologies and hugs for taking so long to actually get round to doing it. You should totally click and have a look at her blog when you have a sec!
The fourth floor corridor is out of bounds to all those who do not wish to die a most painful death (felt the need to add that in to set the scene, soz not soz) and You CANNOT use any Harry Potter books as your answers. Damn.
Let’s do this.
A book where you found the theme interesting, but you’d like to rewrite it.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The Maze Runner could have been bloody brilliant in the hands of anyone but James Dashner. His writing is just so clunky.
The first book in a series that got you hooked.
Oh man, so many. I’m a big fan of reading series, because you get to immerse yourself in the books that you love and hang out with those familiar characters for just that bit longer. I’ve gone with City of Bones, the first installment in the mammoth The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I first started reading them at a time in my life where I wasn’t all that happy, and they gifted me with some welcome escapism. Y’all know this already but I’d live in the Shadow world if I could.
A book you wish you could have right now.
I’ve actually got a rather delicious little stack of books sitting tantalisingly close to me as I type this, but I’m on a self-imposed ban from reading them until I go on holiday in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to get stuck into them all, but I’m especially looking forward to sticking my nose in The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I’ve heard such good things and I haven’t read ANY re-tellings yet (nope, not even The Lunar Chronicles)!
A killer book. Both senses. Take it as you like.
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman killed me emotionally. Still not over it. Will probably never be over it. SOB.
A book that you found really confusing.
To begin with, I found The Northern Lights (His Dark Materials #1) by Philip Pullman pretty mind-bending. I think it’s because the world is so complexly realised and there are so many characters. Then again, it could also be because the first time I read it I was in my final year of university and with everything else I had to focus on, even boiling an egg was confusing.
Your spirit animal book.
And this is where it gets REALLY bloody hard to not be able to use Harry Potter as an example. Sad face. Outside of the Potterverse, I would probably say that Matilda by Roald Dahl is my spirit animal book. Full of books, magic and mischief!
A dark, twisted book.
Although I read mostly YA, I do love psychological/thriller/crime books. I think Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn is one of the darkest books I’ve read over the last couple of years. The characters are unlikeable and sly, the setting is suffocatingly bleak and the plot is nasty. Incidentally, it was a bloody brilliant read.
A book that surprised you in a great way, reveals to be more than it is.
Lots of books surprise me for all sorts of reasons, but recently I was surprised by I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. I always tend to read books after the hype has died down a bit, but I still don’t like to expect too much of books that everyone raves about in case I end up disappointed. This contemporary YA sweetheart was anything but disappointing, and I found it infinitely more poignant and affecting than I thought I would.
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- Fatima @ Noteablepad
- Lauren @ Just Lauren
If you’ve already had a go, please feel free to dodge this like you would a bludger hit by one of the Weasley twins!