It’s been a long time since I did any tag, and I’ve been itching for one haha.
I found this tag over at This Splendid Shambles and it looked really nice. Bring on the coffee vibes!
1. Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.
It’s tough to get into because there are SO MANY BOOKS in the Shadowhunter world now. Not to mention, the original series is quite cringey to read if the reader has grown older. I liked it when I was 15, but really disliked it when I tried to reread at 19.
But whoever did read it and loved it, continued to love the rest of the books. All the Shadowhunter books have hardcore fans who have read every single book (including the novellas) and have as many Shadowhunter merch as they can get.
2. Peppermint mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year
Harry Potter books by JK Rowling.
Okay I never understood why but TONS of Harry Potter readalongs occur during the Winter, especially in December. I’m not a huge HP fan so I’m extra skeptical. Suddenly several people start rereading the books in December for no reason. It doesn’t make sense lol.
3. Hot chocolate: What is your favourite children’s book?
I quite like Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. It’s the one children’s book I can reread even now.
It’s actually a Middle Grade book, but yeah. While the movie starring Anne Hathaway is good, it doesn’t do much justice to the book. The book has a much bigger and more interesting plot with better twists and character development.
4. Double shot of espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish
Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer.
My overall rating of the book isn’t that great because the ending ruined things, but the suspense of the book is amazing. I was gripped from start to finish and my mum laughed at me for being so out of the real world. All of Jeffrey Archer’s books are like that but this was the one I read last. My review talks more about the book in detail.
5. Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
This is, by far, the most popular classic and the most recommended one. It also has the most pretty versions because, daamn. Some of the versions look SO GOOD. I want them all.
P. S. I was going to say Harry Potter for this as well because those books haunt me everywhere, but decided to not give the same answer for two questions.
6. That hipster coffee shop: Give a book by an indie author a shutout
I absolutely LOVE Penny Reid’s books. Her book Neanderthal Seeks Human got me more excited to read the romance genre and explore it. It’s one of the few books I had read back then which had a great plot and had characters.
7. Oops! I accidentally got decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
The hype really did me dirty for this one. Everyone was RAVING about it, that I even got a paperback instead of an ebook. I trusted the hype, and was highly disappointed. I hated it so much that I started annotating m frustration around 50 pages in. Mine is an unpopular opinion, and I don’t understand why most people love it.
8. The perfect blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying
The Selection series by Kiera Cass
I absolutely loved the first book, and liked books 2 and 3 enough. Book 4 was bad but book 5 saved the series just barely. It’s a roller coaster, but I like the series in the end. It’s my go-to when I want to reread a series.
What would be your answers to these questions?