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- Match a book to each of the songs/characters
- Tag as many people as you like
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“Tale As Old As Time”: A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored of reading.
My favourite trope (possible of all time) is the fake boyfriend trope. I absolutely loved the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before duology and am keenly awaiting the release of Always and Forever, Lara Jean. I’ve also been meaning to read The Fill-In Boyfriend for awhile now especially because I keep hearing such good things about it!
If you have any fake boyfriend recommendations for me, leave a comment!
I’ll be the first person to admit that I will absolutely judge a book by its cover.
So if I’m being honest, if I hadn’t already known that Nevernight by Jay Kristoff was going to be a book I wanted to read anyway, it definitely would’ve ended up being a cover buy. Luckily, I loved the story as much as the cover.
Nevernight isn’t beautiful in the sense of flowers and other pretty things, because it is as dark and gruesome as can be. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The writing is, for lack of a better word, beautiful.
Beast: A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you.
While My Eyes Were Closed is a mystery thriller about a child abduction. It’s told from three perspectives, Lisa Dale, the mother of four year old Ella who goes missing, Ella’s abductor, Muriel and a mysterious character named Matthew.
I found it while I was scrolling through the free books section of the iBooks store one day. I was in the mood for a thriller and it sounded like something to pass the time, but I ended up really enjoying it. I loved seeing all the different character plots slowly twine together. It’s not my usual kind of read considering it’s nowhere near the realm of YA but if you like thrillers I’d definitely recommend this.
Gaston: A book everyone loves that you don’t
I feel like I ALWAYS use the same answer for this question (I’m looking at you All the Bright Places) but I can’t think of any other well-loved books that just didn’t tickle my fancy. I’m usually pretty easy to please.
Lefou: A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counter part.
Sevro my tiny, tiny son. I LIVE for Sevro. He’s been my favourite thing about the series so far. I’m still yet to buy, let alone read, Morning Star but I’m calling it now: Sevro will probably be my favourite thing about the that book too.
Sevro’s been amazing in both books but I especially loved him in Golden Son. He’s the comedic sidekick without being the classic comedic sidekick who’s only there for humour, he’s a layered character with his own history and adds to the story. I much prefer him to Darrow and he brings some much needed comedy to lighten up the story.
Mrs Potts, Chip, Lumier & Cogsworth: A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable
It’s a pretty obvious one but I’m going with the Harry Potter series. I basically grew up with that series and it played a pretty large role in shaping the person that I’m become.
“Something There”: A book or a series that you weren’t into at first but picked up towards the end.
The Wrath & the Dawn was a book I was really looking forward to reading but unfortunately it was somewhat of a let down for me. Luckily, I found The Rose & the Dagger to be a great improvement and was a great conclusion for the duology. I’ll have a review for The Rose & the Dagger out soon.
“Be Our Guest”: A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner
Actually, can I cheat just a little bit and say I’d love to have Blue and her Raven Boys over for dinner? No? Okay, well I’m happy to just have Blue over. She’d probably tell me even more embarrassing stories about the boys in that case!
Anyone who wants to do this tag!