Christmas Cracker Book Tag

Christmas Cracker Book Tag

This tag was originally created by Lucy from The Bumbling Bibliophile and Queen of Contemporary. I’m not tagging anyone, but if you want to do this, go ahead!

Pick a book with a wintry cover

Pick a book you’re likely buy as a present

Pick a festive themed book

Pick a book you can curl up with by the fireplace

Pick a book you want to read over the festive period

Pick a book that’s so good it gives you chills

Pick a book going on your Christmas wishlist

Creatures of the Night Book Tag

Creatures of the Night Book Tag

This tag was originally created by Katytastic on Youtube, so you can watch the original video here:

VAMPIRE

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa

The world building in this series will leave you salivating, I swear. Allison, the MC, is fierce, badass, brave. But she’s also flawed, which I loved! There are no good vampires, here friends. They are ruthless and vicious. Just as vampires should be, yeah?

WEREWOLF

Ravensong (Green Creek #2) by TJ Klune

Morally gray characters anyone? This is one of my all-time favorite series and definitely my favorite wolf series. The fact that the last two books haven’t even been release is irrelevant. This series will punch you in the heart and laugh.

ZOMBIE

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

I think zombies are lame. Sorry, but I said it. They’re not scary or interesting to me. So when I find a book with zombies in it and I actually like it?? A miracle! I had zero expectations when it came to this, but I loved it. The characters were real and flawed. The zombies managed to terrify me. This was a total win.

GHOST

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake

This story was creepy. Supernatural fans should be eating this up! While this story starts off very similar to Supernatural, it keeps your attention all on its own. There’s romance, the creep factor, and humor here. You should all give it a try.

WITCH / WARLOCK

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

This book was such a mind fuck. This is one of my favorite books of the year, which is saying something. The was so atmospheric, there were so many twists and turns. I couldn’t get a grasp on anything. It kept my entire attention, I deadass finished it in one sitting.

FEY / FAERIE

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

Honestly can you even think of another author that writes Faerie stories as well as Holly Black? This story will stay with you long past you’ve finished it. Villains, court politics, enemies-to-lovers. Oh my! Where is book two?! *sobs*

DEMON

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare

I love this trilogy with all my heart. I love the demons (and maybe even the other paranormal creatures.) I think everyone should give this series a shot. I think it’s a lot better than Mortal Instruments. Jem, Will, and Tessa are the best trio out there.

ANGEL

Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand

I read this when it was first release and I still whole-heartedly love this series to this day. I recently reread these in audio form like a month ago, and my love for it lives on! There aren’t a lot of angel books I like out there, this is definitely one of the best ones though!

SUPER POWERED HUMAN

Renegades (Renegades #1) by Marissa Meyer

This book is sooooo good! I can’t wait for Archenemies next week! This was complex and entertaining. I can’t even get into the plot because we’d be here for hours. But you all need to read this!

Bookish This or That Tag

Bookish This or That Tag

This is a short and fun tag. It was originally created by Paperfury, who got inspiration from @book_junkee on Instagram. It’s a pretty simple tag, I’m just going to have two options and pick which one I’d rather read for the rest of my life.

This is probably one of the toughest questions. They both have their merits and my all-time favorite books is a mix of standalones and series. I think I’m going to pick… series! But just barely.

Magic earned! I think this is more rare than magic born but there’s just something about a character fighting for what they want.

Friends to lovers, oh my god. Here’s the thing, contemporary and romance novels do the enemies-to-lovers trope so dirty. Friends-to-lovers is the more wholesome and and overall better trope. Sorry not sorry.

Hilarious banter! I don’t need emotional ruin in my fiction when I can get that in real life. Lmao just kidding, this is a tough choice, but hilarious banter just makes me so happy!

This is not hard at all. Can we as a society get rid of insta love? Also, I’ve never understood the absolute hatred people have for love triangles. I’d rather have that than read about someone making eye contact with someone and knowing they’ll spend the rest of their lives together. I also fully believe you can have feelings for two people at once, love triangle for a win!

Neither option is great, but I’d rather have the keyboard smash. When everyone has a name that starts with the same letter, it makes it 100% more difficult for me to follow. Every time I read a book where all the siblings have a J-name or M-name or whatever, it’s all downhill from there.

Yikes. These are both so overly done usually not very well. I think I’d rather have… dead parents *hides* It’s just when I see “mean” parents I think abusive.

These are both awful. But it’s still kind of an easy choice. I hateeee when a character constantly thinks about how plain they are, or they don’t deserve romantic attention. *sigh* While I’m not jumping for joy at characters being physically flawless, at least I don’t have to listen to them refer to themselves as having “plain brown eyes” or “boring brown hair”.

Typography! I’m not the biggest fan of faces on the cover. Though I will say they’re getting a bit better as time passes. But there’s just something about typography!

Villain turning a little good! This is a basically an anti-hero which are my favorite. 🙂

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2018

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2018

I can’t believe we’re already half-way through 2018. Where has the time gone?! Anyway, here are some books that have stood out to me this year. 🙂

1 – Best Books You’ve Read So Far

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Renegades (Renegades #1) by Marissa Meyer
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

2 – Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far
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Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers #4) by Sarina Bowen

3 – New Releases You Haven’t Read But Want To

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My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2) by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

4 – Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of the Year

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What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
Vengeful (The Villains #2) by V.E. Schwab

5 – Biggest Disappointment
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Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody

6 – Biggest Surprise
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You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

7 – Favorite New-to-You Author
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A Girl Like Her (Ravenswood #1) by Talia Hibbert

8 – Newest Fictional Crush
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Grayson ‘Saint’ St. Claire

9 – Newest Favorite Character
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Adina and Tovah

 

10 – Book That Made You Cry

I can’t think of any right now 😂

11 – Book That Made You Happy
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The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde

12 – Favorite Book to Film Adaptation
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood #1) by Becky Albertalli

13 – Most Beautiful Books You’ve Bought This Year (Coverly Love) 
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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

14 – Books You HAVE to Read By the End of the Year

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Running With Lions by Julian Winters
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Stranger Things Book Tag

Stranger Things Book Tag

I’ve seen this tag on a few other blogs, and I love Stranger Things so I had to do it!

The Vanishing of Will Byers – The first book in a series that left you intrigued and slightly confused

I didn’t really understand what was happening most of the book, but I was interested enough to keep reading!

The Upside Down – A setting you would never want to live in

I mean… this is an obvious one. If I ever had to participate in the Hunger Games I’d die in the first minute.

Eleven – A book you own that is somewhat damaged but that you love to pieces

This is one of the first books I ever bought when I was 11 or 12. My hardcover is completely worn out and sort of falling apart, but I love it.

Dustin, Mike and Lucas – A trilogy you go to for a pick-me-up

This is my favorite Cassandra Clare series (but I haven’t read The Dark Artifices yet, and I have high hopes). I love Tessa, Will, and Jem especially, so this series makes me happy.

The Demogorgon – A monster you wouldn’t want to face

Naughty John is still one of the most terrifying villains I’d ever read about. Also, he was a ghost. How do you kill a killer ghost? Lmao

Dr. Brenner – A villain who is both dedicated and manipulative

The Regent is as ruthless as you can get.

Nancy Wheeler – A book you didn’t expect to like

First, let me start by saying I take offense to this description. Nancy is a great character and I don’t get the hate she gets. But anyway. I wasn’t expecting to like Renegades, since most of the reviews I saw before reading it were negative. But I loved it!

Hawkins, Indiana – A setting that’s just a little bit strange

Sparrow is a creepy and atmospheric town. Strange things happen in this town, so it’s very similar to Hawkins.

I tag anyone who wants to do this!