I was tagged by Sara over @ Freadom Library to do this tag. Make sure you head over and check out some of her posts because they are great.
It doesn’t look like there are any set rules to this tag but it is a simple answer the questions and tag some peeps. Alright, let’s go.
CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS
A book couple you never thought would work/get together
When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
Has everyone read this by now or will this be a spoiler? To keep it on the DL, I basically was not into the guys in this book so wasn’t that keen on who Katniss ended up with. In saying that though, I can see why it was a logical choice.
An addictive book you can’t get enough of
Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.
I mean is anyone even surprised this made the cut? You probably know by now that Maas is my number one girl and even though it has been months since I read this book, I can’t help but think about it while I wait for the next book.
A book with a variety of characters
Nanette O’Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hard-working student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum Reaper – the mysterious, out-of-print cult-classic – the rebel within Nanette awakens. As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young but troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that sometimes rebellion comes at a high price.
This is still one of my favourite books I’ve ever requested off NetGalley. Every Exquisite Thing is populated with some fantastically eclectic characters that have a lot of heart and a lot of wit.
An unpredictable character
Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last six weeks should be. She discovers she was involved in a fatal car accident while on a school trip in Italy. A trip she doesn’t even remember taking. She was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident.
The only reason I’m picking this book is because Jill was a largely unreliable narrator from the get go. Every time I thought I’d figured out what was going on and where her head was out, something unpredictable would happen and I’d be back at the start again.
Your go to book
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets–an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
This is one of my all time favourite books. I love the way the story was developed, the mysterious characters and the overall narrative style. This is one of the books that is my go to but is also one of the books I recommend the most.
A character you can’t help but like
Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris – but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?
I loved Sebastian. I thought he was a great addition to the Shadowhunter world and while he may not have been the most developed character in the series, I couldn’t help but think he added some much needed excitement to the squad’s overall journey.
As per usual, if you’ve already done this tag or it just isn’t for you, I won’t hold it against you.
- Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews
- Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction
- Vivian @ Inked In Pages
- Theresa @ The Calico Books
- Flavia @ The Bibliophile Blog