Happy Thanksgiving, American followers! Since today is a day of thanks and gratitude, I decided to do this fun Thanksgiving book tag, originally found on Book Coma Blog!
1. Bread: What book is pure fluff, and has no real plot line?
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas. While I’m aware that this book’s main purpose was to provide a smooth transition from ACOWAR to its spin-off series, it was SO. BORING. It had no real premise and primarily consisted of the main characters celebrating the holidays, sending each other suggestive messages telepathically, and decorating Christmas trees while drunk. As you can imagine, it was not my cup of tea.
2. Turkey: What book made you want to fall asleep?
I hate to feature another SJM book, but… Heir of Fire. Compared to the other books in the ToG series, HoF was soooo slowwwww. Yes, I know, Sarah J. Maas was trying to flesh out Aelin’s character more, but she didn’t have to strip the book of all its action to do so!!
3. Gravy: What book makes the whole series worth reading?
Now I Rise by Kiersten White. I enjoyed And I Darken, but it could be rather boring at times. I think this was mainly to provide well-written world building and character development so we could have a deeper attachment to the next book… WHICH I LOVED!! Now I Rise had plenty of action, but it still managed to focus on the setting, characters, and their relationships just as much.
4. Stuffing: What book is stuffed full of DRAMA scenes?
The Selection by Keira Cass. I loved this book, but it could be so extra sometimes! Gotta love the drama, though!
5. Mashed Potatoes: What book looked good, and then wasn’t?
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young. When I first picked it up, this book looked so epic. You can imagine my disappointment when I discovered that it was actually a bland story lacking action and character development.
6. Cranberries: What book has the sweetest romance?
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I thought that the relationship between Simon and Blue was soooo swoon-worthy! I’m usually not a fan of cheesy contemporary romances, but this book makes an exception!
7. Corn: What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?
Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley is BY FAR the corniest book I’ve ever read. It’s literally the epitome of corny. Pull out any sentence or phrase from this book and you will physically cringe.
8. Green beans: What book is too long and needs to be shortened?
Oof. Yet another SJM book: Kingdom of Ash. I know the entire ToG fandom is about to come after me, but guys, this book was a whopping 992 pages long. THAT’S NEARLY A THOUSAND PAGES!! This book could have been much more enjoyable if it were shortened to 600, even 500, pages.
9. Pumpkin Pie: What book did you read to get out of a reading slump?
Sadie by Courtney Summers. This book is so reading slump-relieving that I actually mentioned it in this blog post: check it out here. Anyways, Sadie is no ordinary murder story, despite what its synopsis might lead you to believe! I’d definitely recommend picking it up if you are interested in reading a gripping book with unexpected twists and turns that you’ll never see coming!
I’m wishing all who celebrate it a happy Thanksgiving! If you don’t, have a splendid Thursday!