The Ruler of Books Tag

Top Ten Tuesday(8)

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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The (Birthday) Cake Book Tag!

Top Ten Tuesday

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

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