[Tag] Birthstone Book Tag

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I’ve gone ahead and stolen this tag off The Book Cover Girls. You can check out their answers to the tag here. This tag was originally created by Booktuber Jay G. I do recall seeing this over on booktube last year I believe but I am so glad someone adapted it for blogs because it looks like a lot of fun.

January (garnet): associate with warding off negative forces and dark energies – name a book with the darkest/evilest character you can think of.

The Darker Shade of Magic series by V. E. Schwab has some of my favourite villains in it. From Athos and Astrid Dane to the big bad Osaron in book three, I loved all of their horrendous acts. Not much makes a book great than the bad guys that tear shit up.

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 False Prince series by Jennifer A. Nielsen was pretty freaking kingly with all its deception, romance, mystery and grand action sequences.

March (aquamarine): washed out – name a ‘wishy washy’ character, a character who is not strong or a follower.

I wasn’t a fan of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins namely because I couldn’t stand the main character Rachel. She was flighty and irritable and I found her actions to be incredibly selfish with little room for redemption.

April (diamond): a diamond in the rough – name a book that you loved but is not well known.

I have a couple of these:

  • The Reluctant Sacrifice by Kerr-Ann Dempster
  • The Legend of the Wandering King by Laura Gallego Garcia
  • Learning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda

May (emerald): said to balance energy – name two characters who balance each other well.

I think Magnus and Alec from The Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare. No matter how many misunderstandings they had, I always thought they were perfectly suited as friends and as soulmates.

June (pearl): associated with loyalty – name a character who is loyal to the end.

I mean, you can’t get more loyal than the bond between Romeo and Juliet. Obviously that is on the extreme side, but you know, that bond was strong AF. Second to that, I would have to go with Dobby -> Harry from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. My picks are sad. Let’s move on.

July (ruby): blood red – name a book that made your blood boil, one that made you angry.

The Cursed Child. Not because it wasn’t a clear follow on from the original series and not because it didn’t have all the warm fuzzies that those books had, but because the one ship they eluded to the whole fucking time never came off. Ugh, still mad at that.

August (peridot): pale green (it pales in comparison to other gems) – name a supporting character who you like better than the main character

NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM IS THE BEST CHARACTER WHO NEEDED A MORE CONSISTENT ARC.

September (sapphire): blue like the ocean which is calming – name a book that had a calming effect on you.

Probably Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. It is just a super fun low key summer read that leaves you with a happy, gooey feeling in the end.

October (opal): iridescent – name an iridescent book, this can be a book with a beautiful cover (shiny? Lots of colour?) Or you can base it off of a character (quirky? Colourful?)

Vivi from When We Collided by Emery Lord is one of few characters I would describe as vibrant and colourful. She is as quirky and loving as they come and brings so much life to the book. Her story in itself is heartbreaking but it is watching her interact with other characters that you get a chance to see her true soul.

November (topaz): associated with resilience – name a books with a character who rises to the top in a time of adversity.

Lada from And I Darken by Kiersten White isn’t afraid to step up and grab life by the balls no matter how tense a situation may be.

December (blue zircon): associated with friendship – name a book with a friendship you want to be apart of.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – I want in on the relationship between Rhysand, Mor, Cassien, Azriel and Amren.

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