The past few days Theresa @ The Calico Books has been hosting for Bookending Spring! Bookending Spring was created by Sam and Clo and I am so excited to do another prompt! This time it was Theresa’s first prompt, which is the Easter Time Book Tag! I love tags and I can’t wait to do this one ❤ (Also, Sam has reached 500 followers and is doing an amazing giveaway!! And made puzzles!!! Go, go, go!)
So as with all tags, there are some rules!
- Answer the prompts.
- Tag some friends.
- Link back to this post, and be sure to mention the creator (Theresa @ The Calico Books)
- Have fun!
Oh wow. Okay so The Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire feels like such a hidden gem (every word I tagged above will lead you to a different book in the series, check it out!). It’s definitely an underappreciated series and I feel like not a lot of people know about it (hence the hidden gem). I really loved the books and they all carry such important messages. Please check them out!
This is hard. There have been loads of debut novels that I really really loved, but everytime I come across a question like this, I draw a total blank. So I’m just going to name.. THIS MONSTROUS THING! This is actually one I really really love! It’s Mackenzi Lee’s debut novel (before she wrote Gentlemen’s Guide). It’s a Frankenstein retelling and I really love it! Everyone read it because Mackenzi deserves to be loved and so do her books!
REALLY?! I loved, LOVED, Descendant of the Crane! It was just so good and while I did want to know the ending of the book, the story itself still hasn’t finished. I can’t wait to read more, but I also never want it to end because I love every character so much.
I think the cheapest books are the ones I’ve gotten as a present, since they’re completely free for me :’) But the ones I buy myself.. I don’t think I’ve really gotten a deal. I mainly buy hardcovers and they’re not really cheap.
I loved What If It’s Us! It’s not as overlysweet as some contemporaries can be, and that way it makes is more real to me. The story is really a mix of Becky Albertalli’s and Adam Silvera’s writing and I couldn’t be happier. It’s not a boy meets girl – they fall in love – something happens and they fall apart – and they fall in love again – such a happy ending – kind of book. And honestly I’m perfectly okay with that because as I said, that is just incredibly unreal. That’s not how life works and when I’m reading those books, it’s always bothered me. It’s why this is such an amazing book and I will forever cherish it.
I guess it’s Shards and Ashes. It’s a dystopian anthology and I really loved it when I was younger. It was the first, and one of the only books, that I reread over and over. It really got me into dystopian stories which eventually got me into Fantasy and Sci-fi.
Another one is Jack of Hearts (and other parts), which was published in October 2018. I had the absolute pleasure of reading an eARC (and later receiving the actual book as a thank you for reviewing it). It’s completely unapologetic and real and heartbreaking at times, but an amazing book with a very important message nonetheless.
I don’t know if there is a book that can keep it’s surprises from me. I usually guess what’s going to happen.. I mean, I think.. There’s not really a book that comes to mind. Damnit, maybe someone will respond to this in the comments with a book that surprised thém, and I’ll go ‘YES THAT ONE 100% THAT ONE’. So please do if you know of a book that surprised you :’)
And that’s the tag! I loved it and I had so much fun! But it’s time to tag other people that I want to know these answers from: