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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.


 

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41865.jpgOkay, 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?).

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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) 😎.

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312399.jpgFew 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.  

 

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You know those books that despite hating, you continue reading. And then somehow, 31946442.jpgagainst 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.

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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… hopefully.

 

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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.

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1421990-1The 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):

 

15 thoughts on “The Game of Thrones Book Tag

  1. Oh, this is such a fun tag!! Tbh, as for the ending of GoT, I just feel like everyone’s… going… to die. It’s only fitting. :’)

    Omg, you should definitely pick up The Young Elites whenever you have the time!! I LOVE MARIE LU.

    Also, a “romance” between a father figure and his daughter? YIKES.

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    1. lacyliteracy says:

      Haha, I’m hoping for a lot of deaths but the show runners seem to be very adamant about not killing people off.

      Yeah seriously????? IDK how people think up these pairings. It’s disgusting.

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      1. True, true!! It makes me kind of scared for what’s to come in the final season… *cries*

        Here’s to hoping that all our favorite characters stay alive!!

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  2. Oh no no no why a romance between her and her adoptive father? Nope nope nope. I’m sorry you had to read that. Just… yikes. Also why? Who comes up with that idea and thinks ‘that would make a great romance!’ Thanks for the tag 🙂

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    1. lacyliteracy says:

      Exactly! You’re welcome 💖💖.

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  3. Great answers, I loved your choices. I may do this tag myself, if you don’t mind?

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    1. lacyliteracy says:

      Thanks!

      Of course I don’t mind! Make sure to tag me in the post. I’d love to see your responses 💖.

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  4. This is such a great tag, especially considering the soon to come hiatus until the final season of the show. My investment in most characters has faded over the years, but as long as Sansa is fine, I will be too.
    Can I just ask, did you make the banners for the questions yourself? Because they are glorious!!

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    1. lacyliteracy says:

      I thought it was a perfect post for today. Yeah, I don’t care about the fate of any characters in the show except for Gendry because I’m really interested to see how the Baratheon bastard plot line plays out (especially considering he doesn’t know he’s a Baratheon in the books). They’ve changed my book favorites like Arya and Jaime so much that I don’t care what happens to them anymore 🤷.

      Haha, I did make the banners myself! Thanks 💖.

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      1. I liked Jaime so much in the books as well. I still like him on the show, but Arya has lost me. I am all Team Sansa and I would love to see where Gendry goes from here as well!

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      2. lacyliteracy says:

        Arya’s lines are embarrassing now tbh. She was my first favorite in the books, so it hurts to see her character decimated.

        Arya & Sansa’s scenes together are so bad. The whole ‘fight’ between them 🙄 🙄🙄.

        I’m a much bigger fan of book Sansa! I didn’t like her in my initial reread, but I liked her a lot more after reread the books (I did originally read them in Middle School so I’ve developed a lot). Show Sansa takes away a lot of what I enjoyed about Sansa. Plus, seeing all the things she had to endure in the show was difficult to stomach.

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      3. I adore both book and TV Sansa. She has been my favorite for the longest time now. It truly wasn’t easy to watch what they did to her on the show. In terms of her fight with Arya, I am hoping it’s all a big ruse for LF. Otherwise they just ruined the characters completely.

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  5. The Young Elites!! It’s super good ahah, though I totally get not picking up backlist books, I have wayyy too many of those. xD Also a “romance” between a young girl and adoptive father?? YIKES. *shudders* *runs away* And haha I totally agree with you on Twilight! Definitely would be a different experience rereading it. Loved this post! ❤

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    1. lacyliteracy says:

      Yes, I’ve heard great things about it!

      Oh, Twilight.. I almost don’t want to reread because I know I’m just gonna be like “how did I ever like this book”. I want to keep the fond, nostalgic feeling I get when thinking about it instead of disgust 😂 .

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  6. Wow this tag is so interesting 😊

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