Whoa, look at me! Baby’s first book tag! 😄 I was tagged by A Little Haze Book Blog, and I’m so excited to join in the fun!
Let’s lay out the rules for those who participate:
- Credit the creator (Sam @ Fictionally Sam)
- Answer the prompts
- Tag some friends
And most importantly…
- Have fun! 🙂
Alright, here goes nothing!
PLANNING-A BOOK THAT IS COMPLETELY THOUGHT OUT
The Smoke Thieves–Sally Green
There isn’t a place in this novel where I couldn’t find evidence of incredible attention to detail. And the world building…I couldn’t even dream of laying out something as intricate as that!
Read my review here: The Smoke Thieves
FOCUS–A BOOK THAT KEPT YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION
Aurora Rising–Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I swear, I think I shaved off around 300 pages in a single sitting the first time I read this. And honestly? I could’ve gone on longer if I hadn’t had to…y’know…eat…[ahem]
An absolute gem of a novel.
Read my review here: Aurora Rising
DELEGATING–A BOOK THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SERIES
Last of Her Name–Jessica Khoury
Although the conclusion was perfectly satisfying, I absolutely adored the galactic setting, and all of the alien fauna. I would have loved to explore this world more, be it in a sequel or a spin-off.
Read my review here: Last of Her Name
SMALL GOALS–A BOOK UNDER 150 PAGES THAT YOU LOVED
Fahrenheit 451-Ray Bradbury
Okay, I’ll admit, I kinda cheated here. The edition I read was 159 pages…oH, scANDaLOuS…
Anyway, Ray Bradbury. ‘Nuff said. [mic drop]
PEAK HOURS–A BOOK/SERIES YOU CAN ONLY READ AT A CERTAIN TIME
Undead Girl Gang–Lily Anderson
I read Undead Girl Gang in the middle of summer, but it’s definitely best read around Spooky Time™️, what with witches, zombies and whatnot. [blasts the entire soundtrack to The Nightmare Before Christmas from a boombox]
Read my review here: Undead Girl Gang
LISTS–A BOOK YOU FINALLY CROSSED OFF YOUR TBR
Red Rising–Pierce Brown
Finally crossed off my TBR…but at what cost?
Unpopular opinion: eh…I liked Red Rising, but I found it to devastatingly overrated. Far too derivative of The Hunger Games, in my opinion.
PROACTIVE–A BOOK THAT IS/WAS AHEAD OF ITS TIME
I know, I know, this is rather cliche choice. But in the current political climate (especially in the U.S.), it’s far more relevant than I’d like it to be. Let’s face it: we’re living through a terrifying part of history.
DECLUTTER–A BOOK/SERIES THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD UNREAD
Smokeless Fire–Samantha Young
GOD. Where to begin with this one…
I fell into the trap of buying this one on my Kindle, as soon as I saw that it was only 0.99. Let’s just say you’re getting what you’re paying for; highly predictable plot, writing that practically begs for an editor, and a cast of cliched and disgustingly unlikable characters. I hate to say it, but…this is more Dumpster Fire than Smokeless Fire.
Oop. That last one was kind of low-hanging fruit, sorry…
MULTITASKING–BOOKS YOU READ AT THE SAME TIME
Two Dark Reigns–Kendare Blake
Alright, sorry, I’m cheating a little bit on this one as well. I swore off reading multiple books at once sometime before middle school, so I can’t recall any specific books before then. But, I read this around the same time I read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (probably my favorite book, personally) for an English project, so I *suppose* this counts.
Read my review here: Two Dark Reigns
Thank you so much for reading! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves! I promise I’ll get my blog format presentable sometime in the near future…