R.I.P. It or Ship It Tag!

Hello, readers!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I am an avid shipper in a lot of fandoms, but there are just some pairings out there that I cannot ship, and a lot of those are rare pairs.

Which is why this tag should be fun!

The basics of this tag are this:

  1. I will enter the names of random characters from books into a random thing picker.
  2. The random thing picker will select two names.
  3. I will then tell you if I would ship them, or if I would want that ship to die out.

And that’s it! I’ll do about ten of them!

So without further ado,  let’s get started!


1.) Violet Markey (All the Bright Places) and Leo Valdez (Heroes of Olympus)

R.I.P. it or Ship It: Ship!

I actually think this would be a pretty cute ship! Leo’s pretty fun and exciting, and I think he would be able to pull Violet out of her depression at least a little bit. I think Violet would be able to calm Leo down a lot, and I think they would be able to understand each other pretty well!

2.) Emmett Cullen (Twilight) and Karou (Daughter of Smoke & Bone)

R.I.P. It or Ship It: R.I.P.

This one’s got to be a R.I.P. I just can’t see Emmett and Karou ever working as couple. They’re a bit too different for me to see anything but disaster  if they ever got together.

3.) Blue Sargent (The Raven Cycle) and Massie Block (The Clique)

R.I.P. It or Ship It: HAHAHAHA R.I.P.

There is NO CHANCE of this ship ever being anything but a disaster. For one, Massie Block wouldn’t go anywhere near Blue Sargent in her life. She would take one look and dismiss her as unattractive and unfashionable, and Blue would dismiss Massie as superficial and narcissistic. Absolutely a R.I.P. ship.

4.) Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus) and Noah Sweetwine (I’ll Give You the Sun)

R.I.P. It or Ship It: R.I.P.

I can see this being a really great friendship, but nothing more. But these two would probably be really great friends and I love picturing that.

5.) Hazel Levesque (Heroes of Olympus) and Nina Zenik (Six of Crows)

R.I.P. It or Ship It: Ship?

I’m undecided on if this would be a hilarious disaster or a joyous success. I feel like they would get along, but I don’t know about their relationship lasting very long. So I’m going to go with maybe ship, but I think the relationship would fall apart.

6.) Jude Sweetwine (I’ll Give You the Sun) and Piper Greenmantle (The Raven Cycle)

R.I.P. It or Ship It: R.I.P.

I wouldn’t wish Piper Greenmantle as a significant other on anyone, so this is a definite R.I.P.

7.) Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy) and Cole St. Clair (The Wolves of Mercy Falls)

R.I.P. It or Ship It: SHIP!

This one is an absolute yes. I can see Rose and Cole having a nice dynamic and not putting up with the other’s ridiculousness. So this one is a definite ship.

8.) Levi (Fangirl) and Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter)

R.I.P. It or Ship It: Ship

I think this one could be cute. Levi could work with just about anyone, and Tonks is just cool enough that I think she and Levi would look really good together. Their personalities would mesh together pretty well, so I think they would be an okay ship!

9.) Park (Eleanor & Park) and Isabelle Lightwood (The Mortal Instruments)

R.I.P. It or Ship It: R.I.P.

Isabelle would leave Park in the dust. She needs someone who can keep up with her, and I just don’t think Park can keep up with Isabelle. So this one’s a R.I.P. for me.

10.) Akiva (Daughter of Smoke & Bone) and Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus)

R.I.P. It or Ship It: R.I.P.

This could be a friendship, but Akiva is too serious for Percy. Percy’s personality is serious, but fun, and Akiva is just too serious for that kind of person. So this is a R.I.P.


Thanks for reading this fun and quick  Valentine’s Day post!

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day however you choose to celebrate!

See you again soon!

First Date Book Tag!

Hello, readers!

Happy Thursday!

While I was looking around for a tag to do today, I came across this really cute one and thought I would give it a go!

So, without further ado, here is the first date book tag!

Let’s get started!


1. The awkward first date: A book where something felt off. It wasn’t a bad book, but lacked that spark for you.

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I liked this book, but it just didn’t hook me and at some places it felt awkward. I gave it four stars on Goodreads, though.

2. The cheap first date: A book that turned out less than you expected.

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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I expected so much more from this book, but it just fell flat for me.

3. Well-prepared first date: A book that was better than expected.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins! I didn’t have high expectations for this book when I first read it, and now it’s one of my favorite series!

4. Hot, but dumb: A pretty book, but not so hot on the inside.

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How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff. I love the cover of this book, but the inside just could not capture my attention.

5. Blind date: A book you picked up without knowing anything about it.

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The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman!

6. Speed dating: A book you read super fast.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John TIffany, Jack Thorne, and J.K. Rowling! I read this one in less than a day.

7. The rebound: A book that you read too soon after a book hangover and it kind of ruined it for you.

I don’t have one!

8. Overly enthusiastic date: A book that felt like it was trying too hard.

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A Million Suns by Beth Revis! I really liked this book, but it did seem like it was trying a little too hard to keep up with the first book in the series.

9. The perfect first date: A book that did everything right for you.

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Surprise, surprise, it’s Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I promise one day I’ll stop using this book for everything, but today is not that day.

10. Humiliating first date: Book you’re embarrassed to admit you liked.

I don’t have one!


And that’s it for the first date book tag!

See you next Tuesday for another post!

Reader Problems Book Tag!

Hello, readers!

Happy Tuesday!

For today’s post, I thought I would tell you a little bit about reader problems.

We all have reader problems. From reading slumps (which I’m in a pretty bad one right now) to not knowing which book to read, they happen all the time.

So this book tag is all about reader problems!

Let’s get started!


1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

Tbh, this number isn’t even that unrealistic.

I typically decide to read either the book that I bought first while reading my current read, or whatever book has been sitting on my TBR list the longest. Right now, I haven’t made it far enough through my recent purchases to go for the one that been on my TBR the longest (sorry, The Host, I’ll get to you someday!).

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

I’ve only given up on one book in my entire life and it was Artemis Fowl when I was in like sixth grade. I have a very serious rule for myself that if I start something, I have to finish it. That goes for everything from writing to TV shows to books. Even if I absolutely hate a book, I will finish it. There are several books that I’ve started but not finished yet, but I fully intend to finish them. Even my two least favorite books of all time (Pride & Prejudice and Before I Fall) I finished in full. So I would be committed to finishing a book, even if I’m just not loving it.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

Listen…I’ve had a Goodreads account for three years. Each of those three years, I have set my Goodreads goal to fifty books. Do you know how many times I’ve reached that goal? Zero. I try my hardest to meet it every year, but I never quite make it. This year, I might try to read some manga to get those last few in before the end of year, but I don’t have high hopes for making this year either. So no, I don’t usually try to catch up.

4. The covers of a series you love do not match. How do you cope?

I don’t really care about covers all the much, so I’m just fine with it!

5. Everyone and their mother loves a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

Ahem, Pride & Prejudice, anyone? Everyone loves it, I hate it, and I don’t really share my feelings with anyone in my real life, so I just rant about on social media to strangers on the internet!

6. You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

I literally just cry. Crying in public isn’t exactly a new thing for me, so I just let the tears fall. If anyone asks, it’s chance to tell them about the book!

7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book?

Definitely! I love rereading books! I did it so often that I kind of implemented a rule that this year would be the year I don’t reread any books, and I’ve made it so often. But I can’t wait to start rereading all of my favorites again and catch up on some series.

8. You do not want anyone borrowing your books. How do you politely tell them no when they ask?

Everyone knows how crazy I am when it comes to keeping track of my books. I keep a spreadsheet, and all of my books are stamped in two different places with my name. I’ll let people borrow most of my books, but some of them are a definite no and some books I have a personal copy and a borrowing copy. But most people just don’t bother asking anymore, so I don’t really have to tell anyone no.

9. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down five books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

Usually I would juts reread something I love, and then go back to new books. This year, I’ve kind of just struggled through any books that I just didn’t feel like reading at that moment.

10. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read. How many do you actually buy?

I buy all my auto-buy authors (I just bought Jennifer Niven’s new book even though I had hardly any money in my bank account lol). And then I’ll probably buy like 7-8 new releases throughout the year.

11. After you’ve bought the new books that you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

Only about a month!


And that’s it for my reader problems book tag!

See you on Thursday for another post!

 

Makeup Book Tag!

Hello, readers!

So I’m really trying to get used to a schedule on this blog, but it hasn’t really worked so far. I’m going to try harder to get used to putting a post out every Tuesday and Thursday!

Today I’ll be doing the makeup book tag!

I love makeup, and I love books, so what better way to combine the two?

Let’s get started!


1. FOUNDATION: Pick your favorite book that is the first book in a series

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It’s got to be Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater!

2. EYESHADOW: Pick a book that has your favorite colors on the cover

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Boys R Us by Lisi Harrison! (Side note: Do you know how hard it is to find a cover with pin and yellow on it?

3. EYELINER: Pick a dark and mysterious book

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The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman!

4. MASCARA: Pick a long book

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Guys, this is my go-to long book so it’s probably expected. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling!

5. BLUSH: Pick a book that had some cringe-worthy romance

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You know why. You know why.

6. LIPSTICK: Your favorite book kiss

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I won’t say who it is because of spoilers, but it’s definitely in this book.

7. FINISHING POWDER: Pick your favorite book that is the last book in a series

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins!


And that’s it for the makeup book tag! I hope you all enjoyed it, and I’ll be back on Tuesday with another bookish post.

See you then!

To Be Read Tag!

Hello, readers!

I thought it was time for another little fun book tag, so I chose this one, the TBR tag.

I found the tag on the blog Spines & Covers, and their post can be found here.

Let’s get started!


1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I use Goodreads to track what books that I want to read, and then when I’m actually deciding what I want to read, I use Google Keep to make checklists of the ones I want to read.

2. Is your TBR mostly print books or e-books?

Print! I prefer print books, and I usually only get free books on my Kindle to read when I have no other print books to read.

3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

If I’ve recently bought books, then I just go in the order that I purchased them in. If I haven’t bought any books, I just pull up my TBR list, go to the library, and buy the first four that they have off of my list!

4. A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?

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The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I’ve had this on my TBR since I first opened my Goodreads account (I added it to my TBR list on July 7, 2013!) and I got so close to finishing it once, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’ll read it eventually!

5. A book that you recently added to your TBR pile?

I take TBR pile to mean the books that I own that are to be read, but I’ll do the most recent book I bought that’s on my TBR and just the last book I added to my TBR!

Most recent book I bought on my TBR:

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Cupcake by Rachel Cohn! I picked this one up without knowing it’s the third book in a series…and I haven’t read the first two. So it will be a while until I get to this one, but I’ll get there!

Most recent addition to my Goodreads TBR list:

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Vassas in the Night by Sarah Porter! I entered a giveaway for this one, and it added it to my TBR, so this is my most recent addition!

6. A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?

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The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman! I bought this book because the cover just captivated me in the store, and it’s on my September TBR so I’ll be getting to this one very soon!

7. A book on your TBR that you never plan on actually reading?

I want to read every book I have on my TBR so none!

8. An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?

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Kids of Appetite by David Arnold! I loved Mosquitoland, so I’m really excited for more of David Arnold’s writing!

9. A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read except you?

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi! I feel like everyone in the world has read this book except for me! I really want to read this, but it just hasn’t worked out yet. Maybe soon!

10. A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs! I read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children the year it came out and then just…never picked this one up. My friends keep telling me to just finish the series, so hopefully I will soon.

11. A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

None, currenty. They’re all books that I’ve picked out on Goodreads, none that I’ve been super excited for recently.

12. The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

This is going to be embarrassing…I jut really like books and I want to read a lot of them, okay?

I have a grand total of 437 books on my Goodreads TBR shelf.


And that is my TBR tag! I have a lot of reading to do!

See you next time with a book review!

Readers Confession Tag!

Hello, readers!

So this is a little bit different than most tags that I usually do because it’s not really about the books themselves, but about me with the books!

I haven’t posted in a while and I missed my blog, so while I finish up Places No One Knows, I thought I would post this fun little tag.

Let’s get started!


1. Have you ever damaged your own book?

On purpose, no. On accident, absolutely. My personal copy of Shiver is actually a joke amongst my friends because it’s so messed up. I just read and reread books so many times that they get so messed up. It’s a problem, actually.

2. Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

Only once. I feel asleep with an open marker and a library book and when I woke up there was green marker all over the pages of the book. I had to buy that book from the library and my mom was not happy. But I’ve never damaged a book that a friend let me borrow.

Bonus story time: When I was in high school, I had frequent nose bleeds (they came about once a month at their worst). I borrow the second book in the Maze Runner series from my really good friend who played flute in band with me, and I was reading it during my free period and I felt a really bad nosebleed about to happen (I could always tell when they were about to happen). I had the choice between bleeding all over his book or bleeding all over my crisp, clean white jacket while I ran to the bathroom. I chose the jacket, so I had bright red bloodstains all over my jacket and all over my wrists for the rest of the day. I had band with him and I was just kind of like “But I didn’t bleed on your book!”. I refuse to damage other people’s books.

3. How long does it take you to read a book?

As you can tell by my reviews and wrap-ups, it honestly depends on what’s going on in my life and if I’m really excited for a book. If I’m really excited for a book, I can read it in one or two days. If I’m just reading the book because I picked it up somewhere or I have a lot going on in my life, then it takes me anywhere between three days and two weeks. It usually doesn’t take me longer than two weeks to read any book.

4. Books that you haven’t finished?

This is going to be a loooong list. I try to finish every book that I start, but there are just some that take me too long to get through so I give them up for a little while. I’ll just go through my Goodreads and list all the books I’ve started and never finished. A star (*) will denote the ones that I never plan to finish:

  • The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  • Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
  • Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  • Vampire Academy series (#3, 4, 5, 6) by Richelle Mead
  • Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
  • A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr by Arnold A. Rogow*
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer*
  • The Girl With the Sturgeon Tattoo: A Parody by Lars Arffssen
  • Illuminated by Erica Orloff
  • This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti*
  • Pretty Little Liars series (#7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) by Sara Shepard
  • The Elysium Chronicles series (#3) by J.A. Souders
  • Paris to Die For by Maxine Kenneth*
  • Shopaholic series (#5, 6, 7) by Sophie Kinsella
  • Dear John by Nicholas Sparks*
  • Burn for Burn series (#2, 3) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
  • Hearts and Arrows series (#2, 3) by Staci Hart
  • Double Threat series (#2, 3, 4) by Julie Prestsater
  • Room by Emma Donoghue*
  • Switched by Amanda Hocking
  • Bright Young Things series (#2, 3) by Anna Godbersen
  • Luxe series (#4) by Anna Godbersen
  • Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann
  • Fame Game series (#2, 3) by Lauren Conrad
  • Pretenders series (#2) by Lisi Harrison
  • Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein*
  • Fallen by Lauren Kate
  • Anna and the French Kiss series (#2, 3) by Stephanie Perkins
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • Girl in Blue by Ann Rinaldi*
  • The Second Time Around by Mary Higgins Clark*
  • The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story by Richard Bach*
  • The Secret of Laurel Oaks by Lois Ruby
  • TrueColors series (#3, 10, 11, 12) by Melody Carlson)
  • Diary of a Teenage Girl: Caitlin series (#3, 4, 5) by Melody Carlson
  • Diary of a Teenage Girl: Chloe series (#2, 3, 4, 5) by Melody Carlson
  • The Giver series (#3, 4) by Lois Lowry
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer

5. Hyped/popular books that you didn’t like?

  • Maze Runner series by James Dashner
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

6. Classics you didn’t enjoy?

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BY JANE AUSTEN. Sorry if it offends anyone, but I just cannot stand that book.

7. Books that you bought just for the intellectual-ness of it all?

None!

8. Any books you haven’t given back?

Paris to Die For by Maxine Kenneth. I really need to remember to give that back to my friend when she comes home at Christmas.


And that’s it for the Readers Confession Tag!

What are some of your readers confessions? Let me know in the comments!

Look forward to my Places No One Knows review! I hope to have it up sometime next week!

Thanks for reading!

See you next time!

 

Ultimate Harry Potter Tag!

Hello, readers!

Welcome to day 2 of Harry Potter Week on Reviews by Hannah!

There are only six days until Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is released, and today and I am going to be doing the Ultimate Harry Potter Tag!

I found this tag from thebookvagrant on Youtube, and her video can be found here.

Let’s get started!


1. Favorite book?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!
2. Least favorite book? 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! I like it, but out of all seven, it’s definitely my least favorite.
3. Favorite movie? 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1!
4. Least favorite movie? 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Again, I like it, but I like all of the other movies a lot better.
5. Favorite quote?

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living. And above all, pity those who live without love.” -Albus Dumbledore
6. Favorite Weasley? 

Ron Weasley! I love him so much, and he’s my favorite character in the series, but I think Rose Weasley is going to give him a run for his money for favorite Weasley in Cursed Child!
7. Favorite female character?

Luna Lovegood!
8. Favorite villain?

Bellatrix Lestrange!
9. Favorite male character?

Ron Weasley!
10. Favorite professor?

Minerva McGonagall!
WOULD YOU RATHER
11. A, Wash Snape’s hair, or B, spend a day listening to Lockhart rant about himself?

Listen to Lockhart rant about himself!
12. Duel A, an elated Bellatrix, or B, an angry Molly?

Duel an elated Bellatrix. I don’t think anyone would want to duel an angry Molly.
13. Travel to Hogwarts via A. Hogwarts Express or B. flying car?

Hogwarts Express! How cool would that be?
14. A, Kiss Voldemort. Or B, give Umbridge a bubble bath?

Kiss Voldemort. I am staying far away from Umbridge.
15. A, ride a hippogriff, B, ride a firebolt?

Ride a hippogriff. I don’t trust broomsticks.
BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION
16. Is there a character which you felt differently about in the movies vs books?

Ginny Weasley. They just completely murdered her character to me.
17. Is there a movie you preferred instead of the book?

Nope!
18. Richard Harris or Michael Gambon as Dumbledore?

Michael Gambon!
19. Your top thing (person or event) which wasn’t included in the movie that annoyed you most?

PEEVES!
20. If you could remake any of the Potter movies, which would it be?

Deathly Hallows Part 2!
HOGWARTS
21. Which house was your first gut feeling you’d be a part of?

Ravenclaw!
22. Which house were you actually sorted into on Pottemore (or another online sorting quiz)?

Hufflepuff!
23. Which class would be your favourite?

Charms!
24. Which spell do you think would be most useful to learn?

Alohomora!

 

25. Which character do you think at Hogwarts you’d instantly become best friends with?

Hermione Granger!
MISCELLANEOUS
26. If you could own one of the three Hallows, which would it be?

Resurrection Stone!
27. Is there any aspect of the books you’d want to change? This can be a character, and event, anything.

Nothing!
28. Favorite marauder?

Sirius Black!
29. If you could bring one character back to life, which would it be?

Dobby!
30. Hallows or horcruxes?

Hallows, obviously!


Thanks for reading my Ultimate Harry Potter book tag!

I had a lot of fun thinking about my answers for these, and I hope you know a little bit more about my Harry Potter preferences now!

Come back tomorrow for another Harry Potter-themed post for Harry Potter Week!

See you then!

Birthstone Book Tag!

Hello, readers!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book tag (I’ve been in a major block with them, combined with a super productive reading month!), so I though I should get back into the swing of things and get one up before my next review.

For this tag, I’ve chosen the birthstone book tag, created by Jay G on Youtube, and her video can be found right here.

Let’s get started!


1. January (GARNET): Associated with warding off negative forces and dark energies. Name a book with the darkest/evilest character you can think of.

Sebastian from City of Fallen AngelsCity of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. I don’t think I’ve ever read a more disgustingly evil character in my entire life. Sebastian was the absolute worst, and even though I was tempted to pick Dolores Umbridge for this, Sebastian just grosses me out with how evil he is, so I have to pick him.

2. February (AMETHYST): Purple is associated with royalty. Name a book with regal qualities…You can base this off of characters or choose the king of all books.

The Selection by Kiera Cass. Literally, if you say the words “regal book”, my immediate first thought will be The Selection. I love this series, and it’s just so regal.

3. March (AQUAMARINE): Washed out. Name a “wishy washy” character, a character who is not strong or a follower.

Cho Chang from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I understand that she was grieving, but honestly she just seemed like a wishy-washy character that should have picked some sort of world view and opinions for herself.

4. April (DIAMOND): A diamond in the rough. Name a book that you loved but is not well known.

The Everafter by Amy Huntley. I love this book, but no one else in the world seems to know about it. Everyone should definitely read this book at some point in your life!

5. May (EMERALD): Said to balance energy. Name two characters who balance each other well.

Gansey and Ronan from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. They’re just perfect complements to each other, and their friendship is amazing because of that balance.

6. June (PEARL): Associated with loyalty. Name a character who is loyal to the end.

Travis from The Choice by Nicholas Sparks. I can’t say anything without spoiling it, but if you’ve read it, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

7. July (RUBY): Blood red. Name a book that made your blood boil, one that made you angry.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. No offense to anyone who likes this book, but I absolutely hate this book. It’s the only book that I had any strong feelings of dislike toward. The entire story made me angry, the characters made me angry, even just thinking about my reading experience with this book makes me angry. Usually books don’t make me see red, but this one definitely did.

8. August (PERIDOT): Pale green (it pales in comparison to other gems). Name a supporting character who you like better than the main character.

Finnick Odair from Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Enough said.

9. September (SAPPHIRE): Blue like the ocean which is calming. Name a book that had a calming effect on you.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. When I first read this book, it definitely wasn’t a calming experience. But now every time I read it, it feels like coming home, and that is definitely calming to me.

10. October (OPAL): Iridescent. Name an iridescent book. This can be a book with a beautiful cover, or you can base it off of a character.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. This cover is just gorgeous, and that’s why I picked it.

11. November (TOPAZ): Associated with resilience. Name a book with a character who rises to the top in a time of adversity.

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This is totally a cliche answer, but Katniss definitely rose from adversity and rose to the top, and I admire her for it.

12. December (BLUE ZIRCON): Associated with friendship. Name a book with a friendship you want to be a part of.

Percy, Annabeth, and Grover from the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be in their friend group?


And that is it for the birthstone book tag!

I hope you all enjoyed it, and I’m glad that I’m out of my rut with book tags.

My review for Identical by Ellen Hopkins will be up in the next few days.

See you then!

Totally Should’ve Book Tag!

Hello, readers!

It’s time for another book tag!

I’ve seen my favorite booktubers (abookutopia, JesseTheReader, and Katytastic) all do this tag, and I thought it would be a fun tag to do while I finish up my next read and get ready for the May book photo challenge!

This challenge was created by emmmabooks on YouTube, and her video can be found here.

So without further ado, here’s the Totally Should’ve book tag!


1. Totally should’ve gotten a sequel

She Thief by Daniel Finn. I love this book. I got it when I was younger, when I was a part of the ARC club at my local library. This book is amazing. It has amazing characters, an amazing story, and such amazing writing. The story ended quite abruptly, and I just wish that Daniel Finn had given a little bit more closure with a sequel.

2. Totally should’ve had a spin-off series

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Now, you can probably guess why this is my pick for this question. Two words: Finnick. Odair. Finnick has such an interesting backstory, and his dynamic with Mags and his relationship with Annie is just so much material that could be explored in a completely separate series of its own. His Hunger Games, his experiences in the Capitol, and even the events of the actual series in his POV. I would take anything to hear more about him. Please, Suzanne?

3. An author who should totally write more books

Amy Huntley! The Everafter is my favorite standalone novel of all time (if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do), and it’s the only thing that Amy Huntley has written. It’s beautiful prose, and it’s such a haunting story that I crave more and more of Huntley’s writing every time that I read it.

4. A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else

If you read my review of this book (found here), then you’ll know what couple I’m talking about. It’s not necessarily that they ended up with the wrong person. I don’t think they should have ended up together at all. It didn’t seem natural to me, it seemed like a forced progression of events in an otherwise phenomenal novel. If you haven’t read this book, then go read it and if you have read this book, let me know in the comments what you think about the couple!

5. Totally should’ve ended differently

This one’s pretty self-explanatory if you’ve read it. This book left me shattered into pieces for a solid month, and I wish it didn’t have to end that way.

6. Totally should’ve had a movie franchise

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I love this series. I still need to finish it, but it’s my favorite vampire series that I’ve read to date. And it’s already had a movie. A fantastic, hilarious, and accurate movie that could have been turned into a franchise. But sadly, there’s been no word on a movie sequel, but I keep my hopes up every day that there will be.

7. Totally should’ve had a TV show

I’ve got a tie for this one between my two favorite series. I am a part of the (very popular) opinion that The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater should be a TV show. It’s got the perfect plot for an exciting TV show, and the perfect characters for it. But on the other hand, Shiver is also fantastically suited for TV. This book had a movie in the works at one point, and my heart has still not recovered from the shattering it felt when that project fell through. I wish for a Shiver adaptation in any form all the time, so it is tied with The Raven Cycle for this one.

8. Totally should’ve had only one point of view

Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I mean…I understand why it has two point of views, but it just didn’t flow with the rest of the series for me.

9. Totally should have a cover change

I can’t think of one, so I guess I just like normal covers.

10. Totally should’ve kept the original covers

The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater. This is my favorite series of all time. I love this book, and I will defend it to the ends of the Earth. But, when I see the cover on the right, my heart breaks just a little. I love the old covers. And now, it’s rare that I see them on bookshelves. I can hardly meet someone in person who knows what the original covers look like. I met a girl in line at a Maggie Stiefvater signing who was shocked that I had the original covers because she had never seen them. I don’t mind the new covers (I’ll probably own them at some point to match my copy of Sinner), but I would much prefer that the old covers be back on store shelves.

11. Totally should’ve stopped at book one

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. The second book hasn’t even been released yet, and I already don’t want this series to be a series. That’s pretty much all I have to say about that.


I hope you all enjoyed my Totally Should’ve book tag! I enjoyed thinking about it and doing it! I’ll have my review of Dreams of Gods & Monsters coming up soon!

See you then!

Mean Girls Book Tag!

So, Mean Girls is one of my favorite comedies of all time, so when I saw that there was a book tag for it, I knew I had to do it.

This tag was created by TheBookLife on Youtube, and her video can be found here.

So let’s get started!


 

1. “It’s pronounced like Cady.”: Which fictional character’s name did you get completely wrong?

Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. I pronounced Hermione so wrong until I saw the movies. I pronounced it “Her-me-own” instead of “Her-my-knee”. I’m still embarrassed about it to this day, to be honest.


 

2. “She doesn’t even go here!”: Which character would you like to place in a fictional world from another book or series?

As bad as it sounds, I would like to see Liam or Ruby from The Darkest Minds in The Hunger Games. I think they could probably win the Hunger Games if I’m being perfectly honest.


 

3. “On Wednesdays we wear pink.”: Repetition. Repetition. Which book gave you dejavu of another book whilst reading it?

Matched by Ally Condie reminded me a lot of The Giver by Lois Lowry, but in a really good way. I loved the story, and I loved the world. Some aspects reminded me of The Giver in some ways, but overall the story was totally original.


4. “You all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.”: Which book gave you the complete opposite of girl power feels?

The first book in the Alphas series, Alphas. It was full of girls being catty to each other, and it was just the total opposite of girl power. The rest of the books in the series were so much better about it though.


 

5. “You go Glen Coco!”: Name a character you felt like you wanted to cheer on whilst reading.

I was rooting for Pattyn from Burned the whole time I was reading the book. I loved her, and I just wanted everything to work out for her. I loved her in this book, and the sequel. She’s a character that I’ll root for forever because she made me feel every emotion for her, and I just can’t stand to see her fail.


6. “Get in loser, we’re going shopping.”: How long do you typically spend at a book shop?

No more than an hour, because otherwise I would go bankrupt. If I’m in a used book shop, probably no more than thirty minutes because I will walk out with anywhere between 20 and 30 books if I stay there any longer than that.


7. “It’s not my fault you’re like in love with me or something.”: Which character would have to get out a restraining order on you, if they were real?

Honestly I would need an entire post series about how much I love Finnick Odair. So this one is pretty self-explanatory.


8. “I can’t help it that I’m popular.”: Which overhyped book were you cautious about reading?

I was so nervous about reading The Hunger Games because a friend recommended it to me, but it just didn’t seem like my kind of thing. I’m glad I read it now because Finnick Odair is the love of my life (see the above question), but back then I was just really apprehensive and reluctant to read it.


9. “She’s a life ruiner. She ruins people’s lives.”: We all love Regina George. Name a villain you just love to hate.

I love to hate Clancy Gray from The Darkest Minds trilogy. He’s a horrible person, and he makes my skin crawl, but he’s just such a good villain that I can’t help but acknowledge that.


10. “I’m not like a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.”: Your favorite fictional parents.

Lina’s mom from Between Shades of Gray is my favorite parent in any book. She made me bawl my eyes out multiple times, and she’s just the best parent in YA literature.


11. “That is so fetch!”: Which book or series would you love to catch on?

This series is my absolute favorite series ever. I have read this book so many times (the exact number is somewhere over 50) and I will reread it a million more. Most people know Maggie Stiefvater from her Raven Cycle series (which I also love more than I probably should), but I wish this one was as popular or even more popular than the Raven Cycle because it just means so much to me and I love it so much.


12. “How do I even begin to explain Regina George?”: Describe your ideal character to read about.

My ideal character is the type that is jokingly narcissistic. I’m not saying like completely arrogant and full of themselves, but a character that is seen to be talking highly of themselves and putting on a show about how pretty they are, and then later it’s shown that they’re actually this soft-hearted individual who cares about everyone else more than themselves (I’m looking at you, Finnick Odair). Those are the kinds of characters I like to read about.


 

13. “I just have a lot of feelings.”: What do you do when a book gives you a bad case of “the feels”?

I usually cry. I’m a big crier at books, and it just makes me feel better if I cry about the book. Then I’ll usually watch a Disney movie, and then go and tell my friends to read the book.


14. “Nice wig, Janis, what’s it made of?” “Your mom’s chest hair.”: Which characters’ one liners would you love to claim for your own?

Theodore Finch from All the Bright Places. If you read my review, which is here, then you’ll know all about my love for Theodore Finch. His one-liners are great, so I would have to pick him.


14. “Boo, you whore.”: Name a time a character’s decision has made you roll your eyes.

Alexis in From Bad to Cursed. I just wanted to yell at her because she was just. So. Stupid. I couldn’t believe how stupid she was. I just really want to rant about her choices, but then this would be, but I would need an entirely separate post for that. So I’m just going to stop here before this post is any longer than it already is.


 

Hope you guys enjoyed that as much as I enjoyed doing it. Like this post if you want to see more tags or leave me a comment with your favorite book tag and I’ll try to do it in the future! Thanks!