Hello Fellow Bookworms!
So I have been seeing several bloggers do posts with book tags, and I did one earlier in my blog, and decided to do another one. I started searching to see what book tags were out there and when I came across this one, I knew I had to do it. When Hamilton the musical came to Dallas earlier this year, I went to go see it, and feel in love with it. I actually learned a whole lot more about our founding father Alexander Hamilton from that musical than I did in school. I was hooked, and have become obsessed with the CD ever since. So when I stumbled upon this one, I knew this was the book tag for me, and I had to do a post about it. So here go nothing!
This tag was first created by a You-tuber named Maureen Keavy, and I came across it when I read it on Dreamland Book Blog, where her post can be found here https://dreamlandbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/the-hamilton-book-tag/, and I hope you will check it out to see which one’s she chose to do.
Let’s get this book tag started!!!!
The book world that I would put myself into is The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross. I have always loved the story of Beauty and the Beast, and I have also always loved his library!
The female character that comes to mind is Abby Abernathy from Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. To me most people concentrate more on Travis, but Abby has been through a lot, and her development within the story shouldn’t be overlooked. She is a strong female character that a lot of women can relate to.
So I am still reading this book, but the character that comes to mind for this category is Maia Tamarin from Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim. She has always wanted to be the tailor for the King and when she gets her chance, she throws everything she has at it, even when those situations are dangerous.
The sassiest villain I can think of is the Devil from The Vampire wants a Wife by Andie M. Long. Although he is the bad guy, some of his lines are hilarious and he is so sarcastic it makes you kind of like him in a weird kind of way.
The series that I can happily say I marathoned is The Shelby Nichols series by Colleen Helme. I was first told about this series by a co-worker who told me I had to read it, and once I was half way through it I was so hooked that I went ahead and ordered the remaining books in the series that were already out. It took me a little over a month but those were the only books I read.
For this one I would have to say it would be The Wish Collector by Mia Sheridan. This book was such a beautiful story that still sticks with me to this day. The way Mia used both characters to tell the story allowed the reader to see what was really going on behind the scenes.
I know a lot of people will go with Harry Potter on this one, but I am going to go down a different route. I say the series that will be remembered will be A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I say that because I feel like this story is suited for all generations and with Vampires and magic being so big, that it would be hard to forget it, but that’s probably just me!
The relationship I was rooting for from the start would be that of Elizabeth and Thorn from Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. The things that these two go through and the unresolved tension between them, had me screaming for them to admit their feelings for each other and kiss already.
The fight scene that pops into my head would be the fight scene between Wesley and Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride by William Goldman. This fight scene is filled with amazing sword fighting and witty sarcasticness. When I think of fight scenes this one is the first that jumps into my mind.
I would say my top guilty pleasure read would have to be The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper. This book to me is full of adventure, laughter, and of course Shakespeare. I will admit that sometimes instead of reading the whole book again, I will re-read my favorite parts…
This is not a hard thing for me to answer. The series I wish I had more books for is the Splintered series by A.G. Howard. Although there are four books in the series, I loved it so much that I wanted more of Morpheus, because he is one sexy moth man.
My favorite Bromance would have to be between Thorn and Silas from Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. These two characters are so caring towards each other that they are almost brothers instead of master and servant.
If I remember correctly, the book series that I was late in reading would be the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. I remember that when they announced they were turning it into a movie there was a big buzz, because people had already read the series. I actually didn’t start reading the series until after the movie came out.
Although, I am not naming any names, there is a character from Slayer by Kiersten White that sacrifices themselves to protect the main character. When they died, I was sobbing, and I hope that the author finds a way to bring them back in the follow up stories, because I need that character in my life.
A lot of books have had relationships end badly, but the one I think affected me the most was Naomi’s and Zeke’s from The Edge of Us by Jamie McGuire. The way they broke up and what followed after, had me ugly crying. It broke my heart, and I will admit I had to put the book down for a couple of minutes to pull myself together.
Now the book with a twist I didn’t see coming would be The Secret Daughter of the Tsar by Jennifer Laam. You think the story is going in one direction, and than BAM, Jennifer drops a bomb on you that you never see coming. And let me say that bomb is one of the best surprises I have come across so far this year.
I have to admit some of these questions made me have to think and consult my Goodreads profile to answer some of them, but it was so much fun! Even if you haven’t seen the musical or heard the songs (which you can find on YouTube), I hope you will consider doing this book tag, because I feel like you can learn a lot about a person, plus it’s really fun!