The #NotAll Book Tag

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Huge thank you to Norees @ No Reads Too Great for tagging me to do this, go check out her amazing blog if you haven’t already! This tag was created by the also amazing Orangutan Librarian


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1.) #NOTALL Cover Changes – A Cover Change You Liked

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I think these covers look way better than the originals and I also love that the author pushed for these to include POC representation.

2.) #NOTALL Adaptations – An Adaptation You Love More Than The Book

I honestly don’t have one, this is one trope that’s true for me. I have several movie adaptations I enjoy: Harry Potter series, The Hobbit Series, Miss Peregrine’s, etc. But they weren’t better than the books in my opinion.

3.) #NOTALL Tropes – A Trope You’ll Never Get Tired of Seeing

Does ‘Forbidden Love’ count as a trope? I think it does but I never know for sure. Either way it’s my favorite trope and I really don’t ever get tired of it, it’s a sure fire way for me to enjoy a romance too!

4.) #NOTALL InstaLove – You InstaLoved This InstaCouple

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I usually don’t like InstaLove romances at all but I’d say the closest thing to it that I did enjoy was in “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”. That’s all I got, sorry!

5.) #NOTALL Love Triangles – An Example of a Love Triangle Well Done

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One of my more recent reads “Girl at the Grave” gets this honor! This is another trope I usually can’t stand because it’s so unrealistic to me, however, when both love interests actually have things in common with the MC and I can understand how they’d be drawn to both……I’m for it. In this case I genuinely liked both love interests and they both felt right for the MC, although I did have my favorite!

6.) #NOTALL Parents – Bookish Parent That, You Know, Parents!

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I’m going to have to agree with Norees on this one and say Sally Jackson, she’s one of the few YA parents I can even remember and she was 100% awesome at parenting! Nothing problematic about her!

7.) #NOTALL Villains – A Villain You Love


Hands down AIDAN from the Illuminae Files, there’s just no competition.

8.) #NOTALL Chosen Ones – A Chosen One You Can Get Behind

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Forever and always, Harry Potter. This is another one where there just isn’t any competition.

9.) #NOTALL Hyped Books – A Book That Lived Up To The Acclaim

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100% “The Hate U Give” is worth all the praise and hype, I cannot recommend this one enough!

10.) #NOTALL *Insert Favorite Genre* -A Book You’re Not Keen On From Your Favorite Genre

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I’ll have to go with “Sky in the Deep” since it’s not only YA Fantasy but also kind of Viking inspired which normally I’d be all over, BUT I really disliked this one. I’m definitely the black sheep with this opinion though! I just thought it was way too boring and a lot of the plot didn’t make sense to me. (Full review here if you want to see my rant!)

11.) #NOTALL *Insert Least Favorite Genre* – A Book You Liked From a Genre You Don’t Often Read

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I normally don’t read contemporaries but especially contemporary romances, however, I’m a sucker for modern royalty stories. I was super surprised by how much I ended up enjoying “Royals”, it was all around a super fun read!

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Tag! You’re It!

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17 thoughts on “The #NotAll Book Tag

    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek August 29, 2018 / 3:45 pm

      YES! I think I could count that as achieving a great goal in life, haha, I really loved Illuminae because of AIDAN I mean there’s other bits but AIDAN just made it for me! I don’t want to say why too much because it’ll spoil it but I hope you do decided to give it a try, I’d love to see what you think of it and AIDAN! πŸ™‚


  1. caffeinatedreads August 23, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    Sally Jackson is probably one of the best parents I’ve ever read about in YA books. I know bad family lives are important to some stories but I love reading about parents that actually are good parents and care for their children.
    I feel like I’m the only person not interested in Sky in the Deep? Everyone seems to be reading it and loving it but something about the premise makes me feel like I just wouldn’t like it.
    Thanks for tagging me, I’m definitely going to do this!!

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek August 29, 2018 / 3:49 pm

      Yes, same! Like you said I get that bad home lives can add a lot to the plot or character’s development but I adore when families/parents are super loving and all around amazing like Sally Jackson was!
      And honestly your comment about Sky in the Deep makes me feel soooooo much better because I feel like I’m 1 of maybe 5 people that didn’t enjoy it. I had so many issues with it and can’t say I’d recommend it, I’m biased but I think you giving it a skip is a good idea!

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  2. Erin Eliza August 23, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Thank you so much for the tag!! I can’t wait to start thinking up answers for this one. Though you’re totally right about The Chosen One – Harry all the way!

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  3. City of Novels August 24, 2018 / 12:33 am

    I felt exactly the same way about Royals! I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed it.

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  4. ashley August 24, 2018 / 8:08 am

    I agree with you 100% on The Hate U Give and Harry Potter. The Hate U Give definitely deserves all the hype, and there really isn’t any competition with Harry Potter.

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  5. Anna @MyBookishDream August 25, 2018 / 6:08 pm

    Sally Jackson is freaking amazing and one of the best parents that I have ever read about! πŸ˜€ I’m so glad to see that she was your answer for that question. I really want to read The Illuminae Files, I have heard so many amazing things about that series and especially the villain.
    And yes, Harry Potter is the ultimate chosen one! πŸ™‚ Great post Heather! ❀

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    • Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek August 30, 2018 / 11:49 am

      Thanks Anna, and so glad you agree with a lot of these! I could not think of a better parent than Sally Jackson, the only other contender would be Molly Weasley! I can’t recommend the Illuminae Files enough though I really hope you decide to give it a read and see what you think. AIDAN is one of my all time fave villains! πŸ™‚

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  6. theorangutanlibrarian November 4, 2018 / 11:03 am

    I love that newer cover for ember in the ashes. I love the forbidden love trope πŸ™‚ So agree with you about karou/akiva! ooh I like sally jackson too- good answer! Awesome answers!

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