I was tagged back in December by Rachel of Hello, Chelly to do the THRONE OF GLASS BOOK TAG. If you weren’t aware I have a slight obsession with TOG and can’t believe I have waited this long to do this tag!! This tag is created by the lovely Alexa & Hannah.
Lysandra | A book with a cover change you loved
Anna and the French Kiss/Isla and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. The original covers were very cliche YA covers for the time. They both got upgraded to a beautiful ombre and so colorful!
Abraxos | A book that’s better on the inside than it looks on the outside
The Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. These covers are UGH. The cover models always look awkward and bored. I will give them props for keeping the same cover models throughout but these covers could have been SO BADASS. The Vampire Academy covers aren’t much better.
Erilea | A series with great world-building
I have to go with The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo. Shadow and Bone was one of my early fantasy reads (I was a fantasy newb in 2012). The world is so beautiful and Leigh’s writing is so lush that I couldn’t help but fall in love. Plus now we have Six of Crows set in the same beautiful universe.
Rifthold | A book that combines genres
I have to pick Something Strange and Deadly series by Susan Dennard. That book could be historical fiction, steampunk, paranormal, zombies or supernatural (plus romance!). It kind of has a bit of everything and I love it.
Damaris | A book based on/inspired by a myth/legend
The obvious choice for this was Percy Jackson BUT I am picking The Covenant series by Jennifer L Armentrout. I have yet to finish the series but it a modern spin on being a child of a god and a mortal. The first few are super fun and action packed..and this is reminding me I need to finish the series sooner rather than later.
Kaltain Rompier | A book with an unexpected twist
The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes has ALL THE TWISTS. It is also one of the best books I’ve read in awhile. Seriously sat down and read it in a single sitting. I have also heard The Long Game is just as much mind fuckery as the first so I best be starting this sooner rather than later.
Assassin’s Keep | A book with an unreliable narrator
We Were Liars by e. lockhart tells readers to lie about the ending and there is a reason. The story is 10 kinds of messed up and I love it. It is a quick read that really has you wondering what is going on and once you get to the end has you yelling WHAT WHAT WHAT!
Asterin Blackbeak | A book that’s got SQUAD GOALS
SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO BECAUSE YES I WANT TO BE CUNNING AND SLY AND BREAK INTO A PRISON JUST TO BREAK OUT OF IT. PLUS HELLO KAZ IS A GENIUS AND NINA IS EVERYTHING AND UGH ALL OF THEM ARE AWESOME OK.
Terrasen | A book that feels like home
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling because this series defines my childhood and my introduction into the love of reading. If I had to be specific I would say Deathly Hallows because that book came out the summer before my senior year of high school and was a big part of that summer for my friends and me.
Aelin Ashryver Galathynius | A book with the power to destroy you
I am taking this as destroy me emotionally therefore equally lots of tears. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner really destroyed me emotionally several times. It is rare I cry while reading but it is SUPER rare I cry multiple times (curse you Jeff).
Manon Blackbeak | A book that intimidated you
There is no question that I love and respect Susan Dennard. I loved Something Strange and Deadly series so when it came time to read Truthwitch I was scared. There was a lot of hype for this book (for good reason) and it lived up to every expectation.
Rowan Whitethorn | A book that makes you swoon
Kulti by Mariana Zapata was far too long of a book but that slow burn romance really got to me. I mean I also totally did not pretend I was Sal at *any* point during this book.
Chaol Westfall | A book that challenged you to see things differently
I had to think about this one. There have been quite a few books recently that have helped me understand mental illness better but I’m not sure I would consider it differently. I think I will have to go with Wonder by R.J. Palacio because that book really made me think because it features multiple points of view and felt so real. I wanted to hug all the characters in this book.
Fleetfoot | A book that you received as a gift
Morning Star by Pierce Brown from Mary @ Mary Had A Little Book Blog delivered to me by Jess from Stuck in Books. These two have a history of making requests of Pierce. This time was a “valentine’s day quote” or something…this video also exists. (seriously hate/love these two)
Eye of Elena | A book you found right when you needed it
I am going to have to pick Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. This book sparked my interest for books that weren’t romance. Before I read Twilight in 2008 I had almost exclusively read contemporary fiction. Twilight opened a new door for me and I saw that I could enjoy books about Vampires or Werewolves or babies with questionable names… (but seriously thank you SM for everything)