12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

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Time to start doing some Christmas book tags, yay!

I found this tag on Book Snacks so make sure you go check out Analee’s answers as well!

This tag was originally created by Lizzie Loves Books. 

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ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE.

The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?

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Everything in this book was perfection: the characters, world building, writing, romance, and plot. It’s an amazing book.


ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TWO TURTLE DOVES.

Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

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Forever, Aragorn and Arwen! I haven’t read The Lord of the Rings but no bookish romance compares to them for me.


ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: THREE FRENCH HENS.

In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?

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The Inkworld Trilogy, those books just got better and better with each book! I also honestly have not finished that many series/trilogies because I’m awful, I’ll start them but rarely ever finish.


ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FOUR CALLING BIRDS.

Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favorite series?

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Like I said I really don’t finish that many series so I’ll have to go with Harry Potter.


ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS.

One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

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AIDAN! It’s kind of hard to explain why he’s one of my favorites but he really grew on me while I read “Illuminae”. Don’t get me wrong he’s pretty evil but I just loved him.


ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SIX GEESE A LAYING.

Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?

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I’m a huge fan of Jay’s world building in general since it’s fantastic in “Nevernight” as well but the lore and mythology in “Stormdancer” intrigued me just a bit more. It’s Asian-inspired and I am always a sucker for talking animal companions.


ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: SEVEN SWANS A SWIMMING.

Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favorite animal sidekick?

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Well since I was just speaking of animal companions…..

Buruu is hands down my favorite he’s very intelligent and prideful, also he is extremely sassy.


ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: EIGHT MAIDS A MILKING.

Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?

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One of the best books as far as food descriptions go is definitely “Heartless” since our main character aspires to be a baker she comes up with some scrumptious sounding treats!


ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: NINE LADIES DANCING.

Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favorite kickass female lead?

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Nemesis is a total badass but she’s also very loving and loyal as well.


ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: TEN LORDS A LEAPING.

How about your favorite leading lad?

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Darrow is a great main character and since I don’t come across many male main characters that I like he’s definitely one of my faves! He develops a lot and really turns into a badass throughout the first book.


ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: ELEVEN PIPES PIPING.

What is your favorite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

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The closest book I can think of is “This Savage Song” in which a violin and other instruments come into play frequently.


ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME: 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING.

Drum roll please…what is your favorite read of this year?

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I read so many great ones this year, I can’t choose! I have to say though the one that really had every element in a book that I enjoy would have to be “Red Rising”. World building, characters, twist, and action!

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I tag anyone who wants to do this fun Christmas tag! 

The Sassy

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The Ruler of Books Tag

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This tag was created by Ariel Bissett.

I saw this tag and thought it looked like a TON of fun because you know….I love books and I’d also love to be the ruler of all books. So let’s just get right into the tag!

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1.) What book would you make everyone read?

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There are literally too many to pick from! I’m going to go with “Nevernight” by Jay Kristoff just because I love the writing style and the plot twists are INSANE, I would love to fangirl with all of my new subjects about it.


2.) What would you abolish in book construction?

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Sorry but I’d have to get rid of mass market paperbacks! They’re just too small, the font is too small, and it’s hard as hell to open and bend them in order to read them. I don’t like cracking my book spines.


3.) What author would you commission to write you any book?

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Definitely Jay Kristoff, I love his writing style and his books are always 100% entertaining! I would be PUMPED if I had a slew of new Kristoff books in my hands!


4.) What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for new books?

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There are also quite a few of these for me as well but I’ll just go with one I happened to read this year. “The Roanoke Girls” would definitely be going down to the basement for me, I just thought it was a mess.


5.) What cover artist would you commission to make a mural?

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This is a tough question but I’m going with Sana Takeda who is the artist for the Monstress series of graphic novels! Is that cheating? Her artwork is simply gorgeous.


6.) What characters face would you put on a coin?

Let’s just go with Harry Potter and be done with this question, those books were very important to me growing up (and still now) so I’d definitely put him on a coin.


7.) What book would you award the “Ruler of Books” 2017 Prize to?

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I’ve read plenty of amazing books this year but I’m going to have to go with “Red Rising” on this one! Everything about that book was awesome from the writing to the characters to the plot, I could gush forever.

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I tag any of you who would like to do this tag!

The Sassy

The Thanksgiving Book Tag!

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I figured I’d get a little bit ahead of the game and do my Thanksgiving Book Tag a couple days early! This tag was created by Erin & Becca and I found the tag over on Mama Kat’s Losin’ It.

(I also have reviews up for all of the books mentioned)

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1. Bread- What book is purely fluff, and has no real plot line?

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As much as I adored and worshiped “Queens of Geek” it really is the kind of book that’s all fluff and no plot, the plot is some friends going to a convention but mostly the book focuses on the characters themselves and romances. I loved it though, this book is seriously amazing.


2. Turkey- What book made you want to fall asleep?

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So, so, so boring/ I’m sorry but when you market a book as an origin tale for Blackbeard I expect some action and PIRACY! Not a hist-fic romance full of tropes and a love interest that is borderline abusive. No. This was so slow that you’re dang right I would have rather been sleeping.


3. Gravy- What book makes the whole series worth reading?

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This series is worth reading all the way through…well at least up until the latest issue since it’s not finished yet! Everything is well done from the world building to the characters and the art is seriously gorgeous!


4. Stuffing- What book is stuffed full of action scenes?

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Once you get past the first couple of chapters that set up the story it’s non stop action from there! Tons of plot twists, seriously, tons. This book will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time you’re reading it!


5. Mashed Potatoes- What book looked good, and then wasn’t?

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This cover is insanely gorgeous but the book was just really slow and confusing as hell. I still don’t really know what the whole point of the book was or what even happened.


6. Cranberries- What book has the sweetest romance?

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There’s actually a couple romances that I like but I would have to say Aladdin and Zahra are one of my absolute favorites. Their romance was slow burn and forbidden which are two big things I look for in bookish romances. They are so adorable, also the rest of the book is fantastic as well!


7. Corn- What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?

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I don’t tend to go for books that can end up being corny, but I suppose one I kind of consider corny is “Paper Princess” since it really isn’t a story I take seriously. It’s one of those stories I read for the entertainment and shock value.


8. Green beans- What book is too long and needs to be shortened?

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Seriously! Why was this book 488 pages?! Why?! It has no business being that long! It’s a slow, hist-fic romance with a very boring mystery that’s hardly a mystery. So yeah it really doesn’t need to be 488 pages of a little plot and a lot of filler.


9. Pumpkin Pie- What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?

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I don’t really re-read books ever so I don’t have a “go-to” book for reading slumps but I usually try and read something I know I’ll love. However, if I was going to re-read something it’d probably be a graphic novel such as “Nimona”.


10. Dog/Cat- What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food that you would steal from the table?

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Stuffing, definitely stuffing. I could sit and eat nothing but stuffing and be perfectly fine. I also adore cranberries too though…just saying.

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Tag! You’re It!

I tag anyone who wants to give this Thanksgiving Book Tag a go! Just be sure to tag the creators and where you saw the tag (here)!

And Happy Thanksgiving!

(Here are the questions for your copy and pasting convenience!)

1. Bread- What book is purely fluff, and has no real plot line?
2. Turkey- What book made you want to fall asleep?
3. Gravy- What book makes the whole series worth reading?
4. Stuffing- What book is stuffed full of action scenes?
5. Mashed Potatoes- What book looked good, and then wasn’t?
6. Cranberries- What book has the sweetest romance?
7. Corn- What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?
8. Green beans- What book is too long and needs to be shortened?
9. Pumpkin Pie- What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?
10. Dog/Cat- What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food that you would steal from the table?

The Sassy

Trick or Treat Round The Block Book Tag

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I found this  tag over on Hardback Hoarder’s channel so be sure to head over and check out her video of this tag as well! This is probably going to be my last Halloween themed book tag but maybe I’ll squeeze in another, you never know.

This tag was created by The Bookish Porcupine.

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1.) Creepy house on the corner of the street: Book with a creepy cover

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It’s definitely one of the creepier covers I have seen! Also my current read and so far it’s not disappointing!


2.) Lights out (party poopers): A book you want to read when you want to escape

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Fantasy is always good to me for this and so I’ll pick a fantasy book on my TBR that I’m hoping will be completely immersive! I adore Laini’s writing style so I sure I’ll adore this book as well.


3.) The house that gives out the cheap candy: Guilty pleasure book

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Definitely “Paper Princess”. While I do mention that I loved it a bit it’s still a bit of a guilty pleasure for me because I NEVER like books like that but for some reason that one was just so addictive!


4.) The house with the best decorations on the block: Best haunting/Halloween themed cover

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It’s a perfect combination of witches and Halloween colors so I think it fits very well!


5.) The house that gives out the best candy: #1 Halloween recommendation

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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys is a great read for Halloween and since it’s an anthology of short horror stories there should be a couple stories in there for everyone, though I thought pretty much all of them were fantastic.


Speed Round:

1.) Corn Maze or Haunted House?

Haunted House! (I think they’re scarier and just more fun)

2.) Classic or Unique Costume?

Definitely unique since that’s what I try and do for all of my costumes every year!

3.) Sexy or Scary Costume?

Sexy.

4.) Comedy or Horror Halloween Film?

Definitely Horror!

5.) Chocolate or Sour Candy?

Both? I supposed Chocolate wins out though….

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I’m going to tag a few of my newest followers!

Tag You’re It!

****Don’t feel obligated to do this tag though!****

Mackenzie @ The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Library
Kristen @ Her Grace’s Library
Des @ Des’ Random Thoughts
Marty @ The Cursed Books
Amberry Books

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Down The TBR Hole #2

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So as promised here is another week’s edition of Down The TBR Hole in which I attempt to eliminate books until my TBR is in a bit more manageable size! Also I will be getting rid of more than one book this time so it’s a bit more exciting!

If you missed last week’s edition here it is: Down The TBR Hole #1

This was “created” by Lost in a Story!

The Rules:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?
  • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!

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Current TBR Count (793)


Book #11

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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I bought a little cheap mass market paperback version of this book because I did enjoy the movie for the most part and a bunch of my friends were reading it when the movie came out. However, I just don’t really feel like it interests me that much anymore and I don’t think I’ll ever get around to reading it. If I do then that’s fine but for now I think I’ll give it the boot.

The Judgment: Go


Book #12

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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This book sounds interesting with all of the psychic phenomena and such but it is long and I just feel like I would get bored with it and DNF it. So I’ll get rid of it.

The Judgement: Go


Book #13

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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Yes, yes the only reason I have this on here is because I loved the movie and am interested in reading the story in it’s original form. Will I be bored by it? Maybe. But I’m still going to keep it for now.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #14

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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I really, really like the idea of two mythical beings meeting up in 1900’s New York City and becoming friends. I also like the idea of learning more about said mythical creatures and the cultures in which they originate. So I’m definitely planning on reading this eventually.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #15

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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I like the idea of this book with it’s unique format and slightly creepy story but I honestly am not going to buy a copy and my library doesn’t have one. Also I’m not sure if it would hold my attention as it should.

The Judgement: Go


Book #16

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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The premise with evil apocalyptic angels sounds amazing and I’m here for it. I also have a copy on my Kindle so I do plan on reading this one!

The Judgement: Keep


Book #17

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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Such a hyped up and popular book plus there are aliens! I own a copy so I’m hoping to read it eventually.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #18

The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice #1) by John Flanagan

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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This is a book I actually do still kind of want to give a try since it’s just Middle Grade medieval fantasy but I just don’t think I’ll ever, ever get to it. Therefore even though it still sounds interesting I’m going to have to give it up.

The Judgement: Go


Book #19

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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I own a copy and am still interested in this darker dystopian just to see how twisted it gets.

The Judgement: Keep


Book #20

Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence

Date Added: June 18th, 2015

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So I think I honestly WANT to still read this book but I’m not even sure if I like Mark Lawrence’s books yet. I own a copy that I decided to keep on my TBR of one of his books “Prince of Thorns” so I think I’ll see if I like that one first before adding this one back on to my TBR.

The Judgement: Go

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I actually got rid of some this time, woohoo! I kind of have hoarder tendencies so actually deleting books off of my TBR is a little hard but if I don’t plan on reading them ever and they don’t scream my name I’m just going to have to get rid of them! It feels good too!

Have you read any of these? What did you think?

Do you think I should have kept any of these books?

Do you agree with any of my keeps or discards?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

 

Spooky Scary Book Tag

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I found this little tag over on Hardback Hoarder’s channel and thought it would be a super fun tag to do for October. There really aren’t a ton of horror type book tags out there that I haven’t done yet, which is sad! However, I have found a few so keep an eye out for them!

Clever Fox is the original creator of this tag!

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1.) What goes bump in the night? Name a book that has legitimately scared you while reading it.

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I know a lot of people didn’t find this book all that scary but it terrified me because I am deathly afraid of disjointed walking, any kind of crawling, and ghosts that even slightly resemble Samara from The Ring or the ghost from The Grudge. They terrify me. So of course all of those things are present in this book and while reading it I couldn’t even walk past a room that had its life off!


2.) Jack O’ Lanterns and Classic Costumes: A book you always reach for during Halloween time.

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I don’t usually have time to do re-reads but I always attempt re-reading “Slasher Girls & Monster Boys” just because it’s made up of a bunch of fantastically scary short stories which makes it perfect for Halloween reading.


3.) Black Cats and Magic Mirrors: A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic.

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How about both? “Labyrinth Lost” has a bit of superstition since the main character and her family are brujas (witches) who also happen to perform magic! It’s a wonderful story full of diversity as well.


4.) Witch’s Brew: Favorite witch character in any book/series.

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(Besides everyone in the Harry Potter series….)

I really liked Tea from “The Bone Witch” I thought she was pretty likable and her power of necromancy is definitely neat.


5.) Ghouls and Ghosts: A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad).

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I’m still salty about so many things that happened in this book and I know it will continue to haunt me as well!


6.) Haunted Graveyard: You’re all alone in a haunted graveyard, you get ONE book to give you comfort, which is it?

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I would want to bring a book that would keep me so distracted I wouldn’t notice all the creepies around me so “Night Film” is perfect for that. This book definitely held my attention in that way!


7.) The Undead: Favorite supernatural creatures to read about (i.e. vampires, zombies, werewolves, etc).

Do witches kind of count? If they do I definitely pick witches but if they don’t I like werewolves the best but I don’t come across too many books that include them.


8.) In the dead of night: Pick a book with a black cover.

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The Night Circus! Fabulous book, gorgeous cover that also happens to be black.

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Tag! You’re It!

Feel free to do this tag even if I didn’t tag you below!

Michelle @ Book Adventures

Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads

Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

Darque Dreamer Reads

Nia @ Shades of Paper

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The (Birthday) Cake Book Tag!

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This is actually just The Cake Book Tag but I figured since today is my birthday it’d be the perfect tag to do so I just snuck birthday in with the cake!

Thank you to Lauren @ Comma Hangover for tagging me, be sure to head over and check out her answers as well!

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CHOCOLATE CAKE
A dark book you absolutely love

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“The Hollow Girl” was very dark and graphic but I loved it, the character overcame so much and was so strong. Lots of magic, revenge, and suspense!


VANILLA CAKE
A light read

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This is a very light-hearted, adorable book and quick to finish plus it’s full of diversity! The romances and friendships are all very positive as well, and who doesn’t want to read a book full of geek culture?


RED VELVET
A book that gave you mixed emotions

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I’m going to interpret this in a way of “feeling many different emotions” and not the sort of mixed emotions that means I both loved and hated it.

I honestly haven’t cried while reading a book in a long time but I full blown ugly cried when I read this book! I won’t tell you why but…it broke me! I also raged, laughed, and cried some more! Overall this book sent me on an emotional roller coaster ride. (I loved it though).


CHEESECAKE
A book you would recommend to anyone

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So many! But….

I definitely recommend “Stormdancer” I ton though just because it compiled so many awesome elements into one book: mythology, world-building, steampunk, talking mythological creatures, badass protagonist, no central romance, and so on! Plus I think Jay Kristoff really has a beautiful way of writing, I adore it.


COFFEE CAKE
A book you started but never finished

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I only bought this because a lot of my friends recommended it and were all in love with it. I read maybe 2 chapters? Wasn’t feeling it and set it aside and have yet to pick it back up again. I don’t know if I ever will either, I feel like paranormal romances aren’t my thing.


CARROT CAKE
A book with great writing

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I just have to say Laini Taylor is also a fantastically, gorgeous writer but I have to say Jessica Khoury’s in “The Forbidden Wish” as well. Such lyrical, beautiful writing it had me swooning practically!


TIRAMISU
A book that left you wanting more

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I NEED this book to have a sequel or spin off, I know it won’t happen but I still need it! I loved the way retellings were woven in with a separate plot line, I adored the characters, and the world building too!


CUPCAKES
A series with 4+ Book

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Harry Potter? Can I use that? I don’t really read a lot of series since I’m terrible at finish them but great at starting them!


FRUIT CAKE
A book that wasn’t what you anticipated

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I am not one for romance-y or contemporary books, they just aren’t my cup of tea. However, I was really surprised by how much I ended up loving this book the writing had an addictive quality to it and I could not stop reading! Is it the best book ever? No. But damn was it entertaining.

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If you’d like to do this tag as well, please give it a go! Especially if you love cake….

The Sassy