Lately, I’ve loved doing tags. They are really fun and get me thinking about books in ways that I’ve never thought about before. So, when I saw the Aussie Book Tag I couldn’t help but jump right into it. I wasn’t tagged by anyone (that I know of), but I still thought I would give it a go.
A character you want to cuddle ALL DAY LONG
Ty from Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – oh gosh. He is adorable and I can’t even. I think it’s going to be worse in Lord of Shadows just from the snippets I’ve said and I’m both excited and concerned at the same time. I love how innocent he is, but also how strong he is and wants to be.
A book that you love that everyone hates
Not as much hates, but dislikes. Last year, I read and loved Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. I feel in love with the world and the characters pulled me right in. Three Dark Crowns is dark and sinister. You don’t know who to trust or what is going to happen next.There were a couple of problems here and there, but overall, I really enjoyed it. The reader is left on their feet through the book, and even when it ends, you are left standing on the edge of a cliff.
Favourite Fictional Squad
There are many fictional squads that I would love to part of, but one that just pops to mind are the group from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I will never get enough of this whole gang. They are charming, intriguing and pull me straight in. I love the banter between them all and how they work together so well. I have yet to pick up wires and nerves, but I will soon. I just cannot wait.
Most recent 5-star read
This is going to come as no surprise but The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. It’s is a brilliant and powerful story. It’s heartbreaking, poignant and so so true. It’s a book that everyone should read, and understand. The Hate U Give explores family, friendship and what is right. I wanted to cry, scream and hurt.
Favourite book by an author from your country
Now this one was a hard one, I really had to think about it as there are many Aussie YA books that I adore. But, I think that the Every Series by Ellie Marney has to come out on top. This series grabs you from the first page, and you don’t want to let go. You are on the edge of your seat the whole series and you don’t know what is going to be pulled out of the hat next.
A book you like to look at, but it physically hurts to read.
I will probably get a lot of dislike for this, but any books by Sarah J Mass. I love the covers that she gets for her books. But, I really don’t like what’s inside them. Both the first book in each of her series I enjoyed, but after that – just no.
A book that is really grim, but an iconic must-read
Again, I have to go with The Hate U Give. This book was hard to read – like rip through my chest hard. I think because it is based on truth and it’s happening all the time – it made it that much harder to power through. However, I think everyone should read it and understand how important it is | Full Review
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A book that had you gasping in awe
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. It’s addicting. It explores the notion of family, friendship and finding out who you are. With a world that is built with layer upon layer, you will be begging to find out more. With its beautiful writing and characters that will take you by storm, it’s an adventure you want to be on. Strange the Dreamer is poignant, heart-stopping and you will not be able to put it down.
A light and fluffy book that you can’t help but love
I don’t read many light and fluffy books – the contemporaries that I do normally have an emotional impact or are dealing with mental health, grief etc. However, the Hundred Oaks series by Miranda Kenneally. They are always fun to sit for a few hours and read. If you know any Aussie YA that is light and fluffy please let me know.
A genre/author you reach for to get out of a reading slump
Contemporary for sure! They are such quick reads for me, I can sometimes knock them out in a couple of hours. I also like to re-read in slumps and just get back into the groove of reading. I am loving contemporary more and more. They can be fun and fluffy, and then sad and heartwarming. There is such a range and I love it.
And this is it for the Aussie book tag! I tag YOU. If you want to participate in the Aussie Book Tag, then go right ahead.
Do you agree with any of my answers? Do you disagree? Have you read any of the books that I’ve mentioned? What did you think of them? Let’s Chat.