An upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now
Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare. I need the next book after that one as well.
But I also want to read The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman. That book sounds super interesting.
I’m also behind on reading since I’ve been so busy. A few I’ve missed are We Want Our Bodies Back: Poems by Jessica Care Moore, A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green, and Siege of Shadows by Sarah Raughley.
Favorite series starter
A book that made you ugly cry
I actually don’t have any. I’m not a crier when it comes to books. They can get me in a slump, but I’ve never cried about one before.
BOOKISH HERO OR HEROINE YOU WANT AROUND TO PROTECT YOU IN REAL LIFE
The first ones that come to mind are Tessa Gray and Magnus Bane. There’s nothing either of them can’t do.
A BOOK YOU INTENTIONALLY SPOILED FOR YOURSELF
There have been a few. The one that comes to mind first is Unbound by Neal Shutterman.
A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD MAKE EVERYONE READ BECAUSE YOU LOVED IT SO MUCH
A BOOK OR SERIES YOU WISH NEVER ENDED
I really like the Shadowhunters series, and with the way it’s going, I’m not sure it’ll ever end. I heard it was, but there always seems to be a new spin off series. Cassandra can never quite leave that world, and I don’t blame her.
A BOOK WITH AN UPLIFTING ENDING OR MESSAGE
A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD FORGET YOU EVER READ
I actually had to look up books I didn’t like through Goodreads cause I couldn’t think of one. But The First Phone Call From Heaven wasn’t one I remember fondly of. I had read previous Mitch Albom books and liked them, but this one was not for me.
AN AUTHOR WHOSE BOOKS ALWAYS GET YOU OUT OF A SLUMP
Marie Lu and Cassandra Clare. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I enjoy their books a lot.
A BOOK THAT CAUSED YOU TO STOP DOING ALL OTHER THINGS UNTIL YOU FINISHED IT
I accidentally ended up reading We Are Okay by Nina LaCour way faster than I intended to. The language was too mesmerizing.
A BOOK THAT WAS PAINFUL TO READ (FOR WHATEVER REASON) OR BROKE YOU
The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu hit me hard. Probably because I’m like the protagonist.
A BOOK THAT HAD YOU LAUGHING OUT LOUD
Anything by Rick Riordan never fails to make me laugh, especially with his character Leo.
BOOKISH WORLD YOU WISH YOU COULD VISIT
I would say The Dark Artifacts cause it’s after the big war. I read a lot of YA, so they don’t really have worlds I want to visit, and nonfiction is just this world but in another city.
But with the Shadowhunters series, I can at least believe there is magic hiding in the real world. And after the big war is over. That’s a bonus.
A BOOK WITH A SHOCKING TWIST OR ENDING
Daytripper by Fábio Moon is a book that has a shocking twist that I haven’t seen in any other book. It took me a bit to get used to, but I liked it.
A CHARACTER DEATH THAT DESTROYED YOU
Spoiler in the next paragraph:
The first one that comes to mind is Rudy from The Book Thief. Death—the narrator—warns the reader beforehand, but we’re almost compelled to say, “No. That won’t happen.” How he dies is another thing of its own.
BEST SERIES CONCLUSION
Clockwork Princess has an ending I actually don’t disagree with. I usually end up wanting something different at the end of a series, and it can take me a bit to come to terms with how it ended (like with Allegiant and Mockingjay for example). But I liked how Clockwork Princess ended its terms.
Hope this was fun to read!
I mention the same books and authors a lot, but I don’t mean to. I’ve read over four hundred books so far (according to Goodreads), and I’ve found that I have a picky eye. Not much surprises me anymore; I can read a plot a mile away. It takes a lot to get my attention.