This Is My Genre, Tell Me Yours: Book Tag


I was tagged to do this by Debby @ Always Booking so make sure to click the link and head on over to check out her blog! Thanks again, Debby! This tag was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek.

Basically this tag is all about showcasing your favorite genre and some of your favorite books in that genre. Because who WOULDN’T like doing that, right?

The Rules:

  • Credit the badassΒ Drew @The Tattooed Book GeekΒ as the creator of the tag, either use the created tag name graphic or create your own and link back to his blog
  • Answer the questions
  • Tag as many people as you want

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What is your favorite genre?


(Just picture me singing this)

I, of course, have lots of favorite genres but honestly the genre that I adore the most and will always go back to is fantasy. Well if we want to get a LITTLE bit more technical I love Young Adult Fantasy (although I read regular ‘ol fantasy as well).

Who is your favorite author from that genre?

I think this question is harder than the previous one although I will just have to go with Jay Kristoff. I can say I would easily recommend any and all of his books and the three that I have read all received 5 star reviews from me. So yeah you could say he’s my favorite.

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What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?

The reason I read in the first place is that I love escaping reality into new vivid, imaginative worlds and for me YA fantasy really does that more than other genres. It’s much easier for me to get lost in a fantasy book because the mythology, world building, and characters always feel more developed and complex to me. So that is what keeps bringing me back to reading YA fantasy or just fantasy in general!

What is the book that started your love for your favorite genre?

In all honestly Harry Potter and if you want an answer that is a little less cliched than The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. I read those when I was a kid and as I said I absolutely love getting lost in fantastical worlds so of course these books sparked my love for fantasy!

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If you had to recommend at least one book from you favorite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start that genre, what book would you choose and why?

I would hands down have to recommend reading “Stormdancer” by Jay Kristoff because it has absolutely everything that I love about fantasy and it’s pretty gritty for YA. Although it does start out a bit slow it is definitely worth pushing through because it is amazing! So much action! So much betrayal and revenge! So much world-building! Which is why I recommend it for someone starting out because it meets all of my fantasy standards.

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)

Why do you read?

As I’ve already mentioned a few times here I read to escape reality and immerse myself into worlds where anything is possible and anything can happen. Flying cars, talking animals, magic., just everything! That’s why I love reading.

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This time around I’m just going to tag some of my newer followers but of course all of you are welcome to do this tag! Sorry if any of you have done this tag before and if you don’t want to do this you’re under no obligations! Have fun!

Tag! You’re It!

Marie @ Marie’s Library
Hannah @ Book Freak-Out
Brooklyn @ Brooklyn The Bookworm
Jess @ Jess Reads Books
Jojo @ Awesome Books Today
Jasmin @ Book Corners
Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Book Reviews
Never Seen A Nevergreen
Birdie Bookworm
Emma Lauren @ Corn Reviews Books
Ava @ Avani Laad
Hermia @ The Reading Bunny
Rose @ Insights Into Books
Pierina @ Pierina Reads

The Sassy

40 thoughts on “This Is My Genre, Tell Me Yours: Book Tag

  1. alwaysbooking November 11, 2016 / 7:16 am

    What great answers!! I haven’t read any Jay Kristoff by himself. I read Illuminae and I’m currently reading Gemina. Maybe I’ll add Storm Dancer to my TBR list πŸ˜€

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 1:05 pm

      I was interested in his books before but after reading Illuminae I HAD to read his other books and was not disappointed! If you do decide to read Stormdancer I hope you enjoy it I really like his writing style! 😊

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      • alwaysbooking November 15, 2016 / 3:32 pm

        I’m not going to lie the Stormdancer cover has me wanting to read it sooner rather than later. πŸ˜‰

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  2. avathenerd November 11, 2016 / 7:45 am

    Thanks for the tag!
    Though I have to say, most of my answers to the questions will be quite similar to yours haha.
    Great post! Thanks again.

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 1:08 pm

      No problem and I’d love to see your answers and see just how similar they are! Have fun with this tag! 😊

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      • avathenerd November 15, 2016 / 6:48 pm

        Thanks a lot! πŸ™‚

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 1:08 pm

      Awesome! I think Fantasy is the best escape! 😊


      • ashley November 15, 2016 / 1:17 pm

        It really is, it’s like a free vacation!

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  3. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek November 11, 2016 / 8:52 am

    Always high praise for a fellow fantasy fan no matter what sub genre! πŸ™‚

    Great answers, reading to escape is so true! πŸ™‚

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 1:09 pm

      Yes us fantasy fans stick together! I do love normal fantasy but I do read a lot of YA so I decided to go with that for this tag.
      Thank you for making this it’s one of my favorite tags! 😊

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  4. Birdie November 11, 2016 / 10:50 am

    Thanks for the tag! I’ve only ever read Illuminae, but I’ve been eyeing some of Kristoff’s other books. This makes me more eager! πŸ™‚

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      No problem I hope you enjoy it! And I was eyeing Kristoff’s books before and then I read Illuminae and had to check his other works out and I was not disappointed! Hope you enjoy his books! 😊

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  5. Books, Vertigo and Tea November 11, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Yes to fantasy! There is nothing like the increble characters and rich worlds to provide a perfect escape πŸ™‚ I admit though, I still need to read Jay Kristoff. But he is in this never-ending list. Love the responses!

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 1:17 pm

      I agree! That’s exactly why I love fantasy! I hope you enjoy Kristoff’s books when you (eventually) get a chance to read them,haha! I know how those never ending TBRs go for sure! 😊

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  6. A Little Slice of Jamie November 11, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Great post!! I love fantasy too! I think I like to escape into worlds that have unrealistic things because it is just so fun!

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 1:18 pm

      Exactly! When real life gets boring I love the escape of impossible things! 😊

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  7. marieslibrary November 11, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    Thanks for tagging me! I really need to read some of Jay Kristoff’s books because fantasy is also my favourite genre. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 1:24 pm

      No problem I hope you enjoy doing this tag! I hope you like his books because being a fantasy fan I couldn’t believe it took me so long to discover him! 😊

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  8. Nicole @ booksinked November 11, 2016 / 3:49 pm


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  9. Donna November 13, 2016 / 9:42 am

    So Jay Kristoff is a must-read? πŸ˜€ I’ll check his books!

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 2:36 pm

      Well at least in my opinion, his writing is so addictive! I hope you do check some of them out! 😊

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