Oh where has the day gone? I had been hoping to get this one done before midnight, buuut my night owl tendencies have taken over. So here I am, once again, completing my post in the dead of night, with only the crickets as my company.
Nah, just kidding. My roommate’s up right now losing her s*** over Young Justice (it’s amazing) and I’m just over here sitting with a smug smile, but also a heart full of glee because I get to do this tag!
Many thanks to the lovely Gretchen over @ ChicNerdReads for tagging me! Please visit her gorgeous blog and be amazed at her amazingness! (Can you tell I’ve been up for a while?). This wonderful tag was created by Kirsty over @ Kirsty and The Cat Read. Pretty please check out her lovely blog, too!
1. “TALE AS OLD AS TIME” – A POPULAR THEME, TROPE OR SETTING YOU WILL NEVER GET BORED OF READING.
Kaz Brekker and Rhysand. Need I say more? Just like Ms. Gretchen, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of them bad boys. It’s always the misunderstood ones that turn out to be the best ones. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
2. BELLE – A BOOK YOU BOUGHT FOR IT’S BEAUTIFUL COVER THAT’S JUST AS BEAUTIFUL INSIDE TOO
I thought I was done with Cassandra Clare, seeing as I had never finished the Mortal Instruments (but I DID read the Infernal Devices). But then…
I saw this cover in the store and gravitated to it like a moth to a flame. I couldn’t resist. My cash dropped out my wallet faster than my GPA during sophomore year. And you know what? It was worth the money. This book is probably Clare’s best.
3. BEAST – A BOOK YOU DIDN’T EXPECT MUCH FROM BUT PLEASANTLY SURPRISED YOU.
I had only heard about Lauren Oliver after people ranted and raved about Delirium. But I picked up Before I Fall first because I thought I should try reading more contemporaries. I wasn’t expecting much. I sort of glanced at the synopsis and quickly concluded it was like Groundhog Day. And even though it was, this book still held quite an impact. It’s some heavy stuff, but lord did it make me start thinking about my actions and how it might affect others. This book had weight and that’s what I like, no love, about it.
4. GASTON – A BOOK EVERYONE LOVES THAT YOU DON’T
This book is tragic…tragically bad.
5. LEFOU – A LOYAL SIDEKICK YOU CAN’T HELP BUT LOVE MORE THAN THEIR COUNTER PART.
Honestly, I could have done without Thomas. I really didn’t like him as the MC. But you best believe I loved me some Chuck. He was so adorable and was sooooo much more likable than most, if not all, of the other characters (except Newt, of course).
6. MRS POTTS, CHIP, LUMIER & COGSWORTH – A BOOK THAT HELPED YOU THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME OR THAT TAUGHT YOU SOMETHING VALUABLE
This was my feel good book when I was younger. When I was feeling down, this book would pick me right back up. It had an overwhelming sense of hope that brightened my day and made me look forward to all the “bloomabilities” life has to offer.
7. “SOMETHING THERE” – A BOOK OR A SERIES THAT YOU WEREN’T INTO AT FIRST BUT PICKED UP TOWARDS THE END.
I did NOT like the first book to this series. I didn’t like ANY of the characters and the story was a mess. I bought it, read it, and let it sit on my shelves for two years before I worked up the interest to continue on with the series. I’m so glad I did though. It’s not the best series out there, but it does get hella entertaining by the third book. And Irial remains to be one of my favorite bad boys, right up there with Kaz and Rhys.
8. “BE OUR GUEST” – A FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE OVER FOR DINNER
Is it just me or does having Jesper over for dinner (specifically Christmas or Thanksgiving) seem like one of the best ideas to ever be created on this good, green earth?
My Wonderful Tagees:
Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars
Megan @ bookslayerReads
Sammie @ Bookshelves and Biros
Giovanna @ Book Coma
Diana @ Diana Prince Reviews
Extra Content: My Favorite Beauty and the Beast Concept Art
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