It’s time for everyone’s favorite: another tag.
Yay more tags! And this one is Disney based! I grew up on Disney films, and I love ALL of them, but my absolute favorite princess is Belle, although I prefer some other films to Beauty and the Beast. So I was naturally so excited to do this tag! Many thanks to the wonderful Zuky for tagging me, you are on point with all the tags, they are all awesome! Obviously, Zuky’s blog is definitely one you should check out!
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- Tag the lovely creators (Mandy & Zuky) so they can see their wonderful tag in action!
- Play a game of tag at the end!
THIS BOOK (LIKE THE MOVIE) STARTED IT ALL
Favorite debut book from an author
A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
Just like Cinderella, you either didn’t expect much out of this character in the beginning but they turned out to be a total gem
Let’s throw it back a bit, shall we? Back in the day when I read The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, I was obsessed with it. However, Clary instantly got on my nerves. The trope of the inexperienced “human” girl coming into the “magical” world bores me to death. BUT. Clary really grew on me. I remember really loving her by the end of the last book!
And of course, what would a tag by me be without some mention of The Raven Cycle by the oh-so-wonderful Maggie Stiefvater. I hated Adam until the middle of the third book. But then! I understood Adam, and then! I LOVED ADAM. SUCH A BRILLIANT CHARACTER. And such a brilliant series! I recommend reading it immediately.
A book that makes you sleepy or just could not hold your attention
Now, I adore Pride & Prejudice (like I mentioned in my Top 5: Classics post), but I could not deal with Emma by Jane Austen. It bored me to hell and back and I was skim reading most of it. And I was still bored! And I was even more annoyed by the fact that I love Pride and Prejudice and hate Emma so much,
UNDER THE SEA
A book with a water/ocean setting
A really difficult question, but I’ll go with Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller. This does not have a water setting per se, but the sea plays an important symbolic role that I think fits in rather nicely with the question. You can check out my thoughts on Swimming Lessons here, but I really enjoyed it. Definitely recommend.
BEAUTY AND THE BOOKS
Name a book with the best bookworm/book lover
Again, a really difficult question. I’d have to go for the ultimate bookworm – Hermione Granger. I remember reading about Hermione and thinking This is it, this is the perfect character. She’s a bookworm, she’s bossy, she’s academic, she doesn’t really fit in, but she so clever! I remember relating to her instantly and loving her from her first appearance on the page! So yeah, Harry Potter series.
THE THIEF AND THE PRINCESS
Name book with an unlikely love story (either in terms of romance or a book you didn’t expect to love so much)
Now, when I read this I did not expect this to be a love story nor did I expect to adore it as much as I did. So I have a book that satisfies both conditions. It’s Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. This is a wonderful coming of age story about family and friendship and love AND IT WAS SPECTACULAR. And it’s a LGBTQ+ book so that’s always awesome. I picked this up because I really loved the title, but I had no idea what it was about. It blew me away. Definitely check it out.
THE REAL LIFE PRINCESS
Name a book that is based on a real life person you want to read/have read
The Girls by Emma Cline is a story that is loosely based on the Manson murders. That’s just the backdrop of the story though, but it’s a great one. This is a story that explores a young girls obsession and it features some of the best writing on teenage girls and their feelings I ever read about. More of my thoughts here, but definitely read it ASAP.
THE PRINCESS THAT SAVED HER COUNTRY
Name the fiercest heroine you know
A recent fierce heroine fave is Iseult from Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch. Iseult speaks to me on so many levels. She is so calm, collected, and fierce on the surface, but such a vulnerable character on the inside. Can’t wait to see her growth throughout the series. You can check out my reviews for Truthwitch and Windwitch, where I talk about my love for Iseult in more depth.
THE PRINCESS WITH THE COOLEST AND MOST DIVERSE CREW
Name a diverse book whether it is a diverse set of characters (like tiana’s group of naveen, louis, ray, and more) or just diverse in general
SIX OF CROWS most definitely! One of my absolute favorite books and it features a wonderful, amazing cast of diverse characters: there’s a male on male romance, a disabled character, a curvy girl, two characters of color, and some of these are part of this society’s marginalized groups. I love Bardugo for making such a diverse cast in a Fantasy series. On top of all that, this book is brilliant. Also, hit me up with your diverse reads recommendations!
LET YOUR LONGGGGGG HAIR DOWN
Name the longest book you’ve ever read
I have no clue, but my best guess is that it’s The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, which is more than 700 pages long. But all of them brilliant. You can read my review for the book here.
I DETERMINE MY OWN FATE
A book where there is no love story/interest or isn’t needed
There are a lot of books I read where the romance is never overpowering or is never the main plot point or anything like that. I read more Literary Fiction, and while there are relationships in them, it’s never in a way that it’s the main thing about the story. So most reviews on this blog kind of fit the bill for this one.
A book in a winter/cold setting
Ah, I was hoping this would be a sibling question 😦 I have no idea if a book I read was set in a cold setting, I never think of books in such specific setting ways. My favorite siblings are the Weasleys though. I’m counting that as the answer.
HOW FAR I’LL GO
A character that goes on a journey
Have you seen Moana? It’s everything and MORE. Anyways, a character that goes on a journey. Arthur Dent from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy goes on a journey of a lifetime. Through the galaxy. It’s funny and clever and basically you should read it.
And that’s the end! A lot of fun as always!
As for the tags, I am gonna tag the top people on my dashboard right now because that’s fun:
oh and Mikaela just because she’s awesome
If you guys end up doing this, be sure to tag me so I can check out all your answers!
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