I was tagged by Chelsea @ Romweasly in The Game of Thrones Book Tag!! Huge shoutout to Chelsea for tagging everyone who wanted to do it. Despite thinking the show is a fanservice, probably-going-to-end-in-incest disaster, I am elated to take part in the tag based off of it as it has some great questions & House tie-ins.
The Game of Thrones Book Tag was originally created by Biblio Nyan.
Okay, so while I haven’t actually reread it yet, Twilight is definitely a book that I’ll have different opinions on once I reread it.
As it was the book that got me into reading, I will always be grateful for Twilight. That being said, pivotal books in our lives are not exempt from flaws. Looking back on it, Twilight definitely has them. For instance, Bella as a character doesn’t have much to her besides her love for Edward. Not to mention the unsavory instance of Jacob imprinting on her newborn child (I mean, really. Who let that happen?).
2017 has been a great year for books. A lot of my anticipated reads
have already been released. Of the ones that haven’t been released yet, I’ve all gotten ARCs for almost all of them (Like Water, They Both Die at the End, Wrong to Need You) 😎.
Few books exist that I think are truly worthy of 5 stars because of their combined quality of characters, plot, and pacing. The Amber Spyglass is one of those few books.
His Dark Materials is probably my favorite series of all time. I love the themes and the characters. The Amber Spyglass was the perfect conclusion to the series. Bittersweet endings are my favorite type of endings, and this one takes the cake.
You know those books that despite hating, you continue reading. And then somehow, against your better judgement read the next one. Well, that was the case with me & Checkmate: This is War.
Now, going into it I knew I probably wasn’t going to like this New Adult Romance. This is War had the makings of what I hate in NA. In the end, it delivered. But, it also had an ending in which the hero ends up in a car crash with a naked girl (and it wasn’t the heroine). I was FUMING. The H & h had seemed to work out their problems and then that happened. Because the hero was a former player it grated me that much more. Naturally, I had to read the next book because I hate myself and wanted to see the resolution no matter how poorly patched up it was.
There are a lot of books on my backlist. And I mean, A LOT. While I love blogging and reviewing, it also means I get access to ARCs which then means I focus on reading more soon to be released books than already released books. I know, complaining about how many ARCs I have to read is pathetic.
The Young Elites has been on my TBR since FOREVER. I even have a signed copy of it. For whatever reason, I don’t end up picking it up when I’m looking to start a new book. I know I’ll eventually get around to it…
Graphic books don’t bother me as I have a pretty strong stomach. That being said, I’ve read many disturbing Romances. I could make a list with 10s of Romances I found vile for various reasons. At the top of that list, would be Of Light and Darkness by Shayne Leighton.
In Of Light and Darkness, the romance is between a girl & her adoptive father. Yes, her adoptive father. I wish I was joking. Other characters in the series refer to him as her father. Plus, there’s the unpleasant bonus of an age gap and her having a crush on him for years despite thinking of him as her adoptive father.
The Night Huntress Universe is collection of 3 series, which I reread with an…. embarrassing frequency. I wouldn’t say it gets better with every reread but I do find new things every reread.
I have a lot of problems with the series (racial representation, how queer characters are handled, general nonsense). Despite that, something always brings me back to it. I am stuck with it.
And one of the reasons is probably because the audiobooks are done by a FANTASTIC narrator. I listen to the books as background noise when I’m in between other audiobooks.
Since we have to wait at least a couple years for the next branch off series, Night Rebel, featuring a couple I predicted would happen (Ian and Veritas), I feel slightly justified re-listening to the series to find new tidbits to theorize the plot of the next series (someone please have an intervention).
Now for the tagging portion (and as always, feel free to ignore this tag. My feelings won’t be hurt):
- Sinead @ Huntress of Diverse Books
- Kat @ Life and Other Disasters
- Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff
- Alice @ Arctic Books
- Tova @ Petyr Baeish Books
- And YOU reading this post. If you want to, of course.