I was tagged to do this by @cassiopeiasmoon. Thank you! I haven’t done a Harry Potter themed tag before so I’m really excited to do this!
A book you found interesting but would like to rewrite:
Panic by Lauren Oliver
I found the concept of this book really interesting and I remember reading the blurb and thinking that it sounded like my kind of thing. Then, when I read it it fell flat. The characters were lacking and the plot wasn’t executed as well as it could have been. I’d like to rewrite this to live up to it’s full potential because it could have been a lot better than it was.
A first book in a series that got you hooked:
This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
I enjoyed this novel so so much! I loved the writing and the characters were lovely and I really want to learn what’s going to happen next in the series. This was a captivating first novel! I’ve never read anything by Victoria Schwab before but I’m planning on reading more of her works in the future.
A book you wish you could have right now:
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
I am so excited for this book’s release! Six of Crows, the first book in this duology, was one of my favourite books of the year. I’m desperate to know what happens to these characters that I’ve fallen in love with. And I’m scared that something terrible is going to happen to someone but I’m hoping there will be a happy ending.
A killer book:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I’m not sure whether this means a book involving killers or an awesome ‘killer’ book. So I’ve decided to chose something that satisfies both those definitions. The Hunger Games involves children fighting to death and is one of most exciting, unique and devastating series I’ve ever read. This will always be one of my favourite series and I’m sure many feel the same way.
A book you found confusing:
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
There are a few reasons I found this book a bit confusing. The first is the writing style. This book is 50 years old so the writing in this story differs a lot from writing in more modern stories. Also, I found the blurb misleading. I was under the impression that this story was going to focus on a lawyer defending a black man in the 1930s however the court case barely appears until the second half of this book. This book was different than what I expected yet I still enjoyed reading it.
Your spirit animal book:
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I was thinking I should probably pick a book with characters similar to myself or a book with a plot that mirrors something that I have experienced in real life. But I didn’t do that. Instead, I picked City of Bones (and the entire Mortal Instruments series) as a book that best represents me. I believe this book has shaped me in a lot of ways. It has definitely shaped my reading habits. I am obsessed with the characters and the world in this story and I will happily return to them anytime. This book introduced me to the young-adult genre and even though it’s not perfect it will always be one of my favourites.
A dark, twisted book:
Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba
This manga series is very dark. I’m yet to finish all the volumes but what I have read is twisted and exciting. I love how this series challenges the idea of good and evil, blurring the lines between the two. This series highlights the debate on who has the right to punish those who’ve done wrong and has had me questioning my own morals.
A book that surprised you in a great way, reveals to be more than it is:
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
The first book in this series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, was mostly underwhelming. The end of the book was amazing but the first portion was very slow-moving. However, this book was a massive step up from the first book. The character and world development in this book was amazing. It was full of action and was faster-paced than the previous book.
Thank you for reading. Do you agree with any of my choices?