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

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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

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

The Sassy

The Leonardo DiCaprio Book Tag

The Leonardo DiCaprio Book Tag

Hello fellow book lovers!

I figured it was about time for another book tag and what better, random book tag to do than one about Leonardo DiCaprio?! Because we all love Leo, right? I know I do!

This tag was created by gingerreadslainey; video.

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1.) Growing Pains – A book you read before it was popular (or hyped-up)

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This book was one that I read way back before I started blogging and it was also before the entire trilogy was out too. So I mean “technically” I read it before it was super popular, especially since I didn’t really know if it was popular or not anyways…..still counts! I didn’t love it as much as everyone else anyways though!


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2.) Tobey Maguire – Your favorite book best friends

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I’ve got a few but the ones freshest in my mind would be Jamie, Taylor, and Charlie in “Queens of Geek”. They were all so geeky and adorable and they treated each other all so well too, positive friendships for the win!


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3.) Kate Winslet – Your OTP

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Of course I have many, many, many OTPs but the most recent one that I adore to bits and pieces would have to be Monty and Percy from “A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue”. They were both so clueless to the other’s feelings when they were clearly in love with each other, I loved that they finally got together!


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4.) Titanic – A book that made you cry or emotionally distressed

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I usually don’t cry while reading books, they have to be pretty darn sad to get me to shed actual tears. I haven’t cried while reading a book in years until I read “Red Rising” in which the first few chapters had me bawling, I had to put the book down and have a good cry about it.


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5.) Martin Scorsese – An author you will always buy their books no matter what

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I have a few other authors I’d auto-buy but V.E. Schwab is the Queen! Her books are always so unique, well-written, and full of action!


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6.) Victoria’s Secret Models – A genre you will always go back to

Fantasy is my most loved genre so of course I will always go back to it, there’s nothing like getting immersed and lost in a creative, unique, and new world!


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7.) Happy Meme Leo – A character that makes you smile

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Mark Watney from “The Martian” is honestly one of the funniest characters I’ve come across in a book. Seriously, I laughed my way through a lot of that book…..you know when my brain wasn’t overloading from all of the science and math bits!


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8.) Every Leo Character – Your favorite complex characters

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The best, most complex, and morally ambiguous characters can be found in “Vicious”! Seriously some of the best characters I’ve ever come across in a book, hands down!


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9.) Leonardo NoOSCARo (but now he does!) – A book that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves!

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I know I sound like a broken record but this is one of the most underrated books I’ve read and it’s just plain fantastic! A great magical realm that also combines four retellings: Sleeping Beauty, Hua Mulan, Cinderella, and Jane Austen’s Emma!

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If you love Leo and would like to give this tag I try then go right ahead and enjoy!

The Sassy

New York Times By The Book Tag

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I was tagged A SUPER long time ago to do this by the wonderful Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger! Be sure to head over and not only check out her answers for this as well but to just check out her amazing blog! Thanks for tagging me Jessica (it only took me a year haha!)

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What book is on your nightstand right now?

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I’m currently reading my ARC of this book which is about an alien invasion told from the POV of both one of the invading aliens as well as a surviving teenage girl. So far it’s interesting but not really anything special.


What was the last truly great book you read?

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It’s a tie since I finished both of these recently and honestly can’t choose between them! “Gentleman’s Guide” was the the funnest book I’ve read in a while full of adventure, good humor, fantastic writing, and the most adorable of romances (which is also M/M!). While “Queens of Geek” was also a ton of fun I mostly really enjoyed how diverse and relatable the characters all were, the geek culture, and how positively many issues were handled!


If you could meet one author (living or dead), who would it be? What would you ask?

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I’m sure almost everyone says this but I’ll have to go with J.K. Rowling because while I could hold a good conversation with many of my favorite authors I just feel I’d have so much more to ask her! I’d love to know how she came up with so many different aspects of the Harry Potter universe but mostly I’d have to ask why she chose Harry to end up with Ginny. My inquiring, nosy, Harry x Hermione loving mind would like to know!


What books might we be surprised to see on your shelf?

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The Vampire Academy series probably! I’m not really one for any urban fantasy books anymore and I really don’t like a lot of trope-filled YA romances so I think it’s at least slightly surprising to see I have the entire Vampire Academy series. I really loved this series though!


How do you organize your personal library?

I kind of….don’t really. I of course keep series together and books with the same authors together but other than that it’s pretty much a free for all. I keep the books I’m going to read soon along with books I read and loved on the top to middle shelves and the books I’m not going to read for a while or didn’t enjoy as much on the bottom shelves.


What book have you always meant to read but haven’t gotten around to yet?

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I’m actually really ashamed of myself for this because while I did read “The Hobbit” and absolutely worship all of the movies I just haven’t read this one yet. The writing is a little harder to click with but I keep telling myself I’m going to read it eventually!


Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you were supposed to like but didn’t?

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I usually like YA mystery/thrillers and I thought I’d love this one especially since it drew some inspiration from The Breakfast Club (which I love) but it was not for me at all. I thought it was pretty cliched and didn’t spend enough time building up suspense or thrills either.


What kind of stories are you drawn to?

Fantasy stories for sure, there’s just something about being transported to a completely new and imaginative world! I find that for the most part Fantasy is a genre that is more complex and immersive and the biggest part of why I read is to be immersed in new worlds and stories.


If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?

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Harry Potter is just kind of my for fun answer because…it’s Harry Potter but honestly out of the books I have read I feel “The Hate U Give” is a very powerful, moving, and important read and I feel someone in such a position of power could benefit from reading it.


What do you plan to read next?

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I have an ARC of this book as well which is being released at the end of the month so I’m planning on reading it next!

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If you’d like to give this tag a try then go right ahead, I tag you! 

The Sassy

The Valentine’s Day Book Tag

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Of course since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow I’ll be doing this tag! As you all know I’m not big on romances in books or romance books so I will try and do my best!

I found this on As Told by Tina and the original creator of this tag is CC’s Books.

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1.) Stand Alone Book You Love

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I gave this book 5 stars because it’s just so unique, silly, and entertaining! Highly recommended by the way…..


2.) Dystopian Book You Love

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This is an absolutely amazing book. Period. Full of action, adventure, and heartbreak (seriously YOU WILL CRY). This is dystopian mixed with sci-fi as the people of Earth moved onto this planet.


3.) A Book That You Love But No One Else Talks About

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A fantastic book with it’s own plot and world building but also contains four fairy tale retellings too. I thought this book was so interesting and it definitely needs to be talked about more, such an underrated book!


4.) Favorite Book Couple

***** SPOILERS FOR THE DIABOLIC BY S.J. KINCAID BELOW*****

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Nemesis & Tyrus

It really is rare that I enjoy romances in YA books let alone slowly pine away waiting for the characters to love each other. In the case with this book it was both, I really liked that it was a slow burn romance and Nemesis and Tyrus really are perfect for each other….

*****END SPOILERS****


5.) Book That Other People Love But You Haven’t Read Yet

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Of course there are many popular books that everyone has read and loved that I have yet to get to but one I’m really excited to get to is “Red Rising” especially since I’m sure I’ll love it!


6.) A Book With Red on the Cover

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I have this on my shelf and it really is gorgeous, however, I wasn’t a HUGE fan of “Crimson Bound” by Rosamund Hodge so we will see if I actually enjoy this one…..


7.) A Book With Pink on the Cover

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Another one on my TBR that sounds interesting enough even if the cover is off-putting for me, it makes it look too fluffy (I know it really isn’t) but I’m still confident I’ll enjoy this book.


8.) You were given a box of chocolate what fictional boyfriend/ or girlfriend would given them to you.

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I don’t really do book boyfriends all that much but I’ll go with either Kell from “A Daker Shade of Magic” or Victor Vale from “Vicious”. V.E. Schwab sure does know how to make them…..


9.) You are Single on Valentines Day. What Book would you read? What TV show would you watch? What Movie would you watch?

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Well if I was I’d be reading either “The Forbidden Wish” or “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”, watching no TV (because I don’t know of any romantic type shows I’d actually enjoy), and watching my favorite rom-com Sweet Home Alabama!


10.) You are in the Book Store. All of a Sudden you get shot with an arrow by Cupid. What New Release will you love?

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There aren’t too many new releases I’m confidant I will LOVE but one I’m a little more sure of is “The Valiant” because the main character is a female gladiator, which just sounds badass.

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Spread the “LOVE'”! I tag you!

(As usual do not feel obligated to do this tag if you don’t want to and sorry if you’ve done this one already, feel free to ignore this!)

Michelle @ Book Adventures
Lauren @ Wonderless Reads

Megan @ Bookslayer Reads

Emma @ After Butterfly Rain

Debbie @ Debbie’s Library

Kelly @ Here’s To Happy Endings
Caitlin @ Words and Other Beasts
Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd
Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Chelsea @ RomWeasley Books
Nicole @ BooksInked
Hannah @ Mortal Reader
Esther @ Chapter Adventures
Emily @ Rose Read
Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘N Critiques
Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

Jess @ Beaucoupbooks
Romana @ A Book Nerd
Debby @ Always Booking
Birdie Book Worm
Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads
Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea
Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews
Liam @ Hey Ashers!
A Book. A Thought
Payton @ Payton’s Book Thoughts
Nikki @ Nikki Needs To Read
Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads
Reg @ She Latitude
Michaela @ Floral Ink Books
Jasmine @ How Useful It Is
Beth @ Reading Every Night
Zeezee @ Zeezee With Books
Ali @ Devouring Books & Lattes
Teacher of YA

The Sassy

The Sims Book Tag

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I was tagged to do this amazing book tag by my friend Michelle @ Book Adventures! Thank you Michelle and you guys be sure to head over and not only check out her answers for this but also her amazing blog! I mean it…..do it, do it now!

I’m actually really excited to do this tag finally because I freaking love The Sims!

This tag was originally created by Booktuber Hailey in Bookland.

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The Original Sims – The best author debut.

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Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

This was an absolutely excellent debut and I cannot wait to read more by this author, she did such a wonderful job with her world building and weaving so many different fairy tale retellings into it! (highly recommend checking this out by the way!)


The Grim Reaper – Saddest character death.

*****WARNING: SPOILERS FOR HARRY POTTER BELOW!!!*****

(Even though I feel like everyone knows anyways….)

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How about just all of the Harry Potter deaths, that about sums it up. These all DESTROYED ME!

*****END SPOILERS*****


Sims Getting Stuck – A character that just got in the way.

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Maia from  “Fate of Flames” is one of the most worthless characters I’ve ever come across, she was the main character and I feel like she did nothing but get in the way and fuck everything up!


Simlish – A book with amazing writing.

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“Daughter of Smoke and Bone” & “Lips Touch: Three Times” by Laini Taylor, seriously has the most gorgeous writing ever! Also “The Forbidden Wish” by Jessica Khoury deserves an honorable mention as well!


Expansion Packs – A series where the books keep on getting better.

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I read this a long time ago when I was in middle school but I read “Inkheart” and it was good but nothing crazy amazing but when I read the sequel “Inkspell” it blew my mind! It was so much better! The finale “Inkdeath” is just as good as well. Definitely a series that got better as it went.


Sim Romance – The worst case of insta-love.

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Of course there are PLENTY of YA books that have insta-love but this book was one of the worst ones because of said insta-love but also because this book turned out to be more insta-lovey romance than anything that involved pirates. I was infuriated, I don’t think I’ve ever been more mad at a book….


 Cheats – A book that was entirely unrealistic.

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I read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi so technically ALL the books I read are unrealistic….but I’ll go with “Throne of Glass” being unrealistic anyways since the main character is supposed to be the deadliest assassin in the kingdom and she spend the book 1.) not killing anyone 2.) talking about shoes and dresses 3.) being moony-eyed over TWO different boys and 4.) complaining.

So yeah I would say this was unrealistic…..


Needs Fulfillment – A character who made all the wrong decisions.

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Maia from “Fate of Flames”. Again.


Error Code 12 – A series that started off great but went downhill from there.

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I actually haven’t really finished a ton of series, I’m good at starting them and never finish them but one that definitely got WORSE was the “House of Night” series by P.C. & Kirsten Cast. I read the first book and it was just okay but that series just kept going on and on and on and on needlessly. I don’ even know why I continued with it for as long as I did!


The Sims Vortex – A book/series that completely engrossed you.

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I’m going to go with both the “Gone” series by Michael Grant and the “Jasper Dent” series by Barry Lyga. Both are absolutely amazing and pretty dark,  and I was obsessed with both of them and could not stop reading until I finished both series!

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Tag! You’re It!

(As usual do not feel obligated to do this tag if you don’t want to and sorry if you’ve done this one already, feel free to ignore this!)

Caitlin @ Words and Other Beasts
Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd
Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Chelsea @ RomWeasley Books
Nicole @ BooksInked
Hannah @ Mortal Reader
Esther @ Chapter Adventures
Emily @ Rose Read

Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘N Critiques
Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger

Jess @ Beaucoupbooks
Romana @ A Book Nerd
Debby @ Always Booking
Birdie Book Worm
Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads
Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea
Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews
Liam @ Hey Ashers!
A Book. A Thought
Payton @ Payton’s Book Thoughts
Nikki @ Nikki Needs To Read
Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads
Reg @ She Latitude
Michaela @ Floral Ink Books
Jasmine @ How Useful It Is
Beth @ Reading Every Night
Zeezee @ Zeezee With Books
Ali @ Devouring Books & Lattes
Teacher of YA

And of course any of you who would like to do this tag as well! 

The Sassy