As I keep saying all the time, one obvious thing you can get to know about me by following my blog is that I’m a huge fan of the Throne of Glass series. So, when I saw this tag on El’s blog @ Papertea and Bookflowers, I knew I wasn’t gonna be able to resist it. So, here I am. Before you jump into my tag, make sure you checkout their blog too for more amazing bookish content and beautiful photographs.
LYSANDRA | A book with a cover change you loved
Not to say I don’t like the original cover of The Start of Me and You, but I’m a fan of illustrated covers and I also think the new one reflects the fact that our main characters are huge book lovers.
ABRAXOS | A book that’s better on the inside than it looks on the outside
I just thought the cover of The Huntress was pretty generic, but the inside of this book is brilliant and thrilling and inspirational.
ERILEA | A series with great world-building
Among my recent reads, I loved the world building of The Never Tilting World and how it’s so closely related to the theme of climate change crisis.
RIFTHOLD | A book that combines genres
Three Parts Dead is most definitely a fantasy with it’s own version of gods and magic, but it also has steampunk elements, a whole system of beaurocrats, a murder mystery and a courtroom drama – while also being an allegory to our world’s financial crisis. It packs a lot into the book but it’s done seamlessly and I was absolutely amazed by it.
DAMARIS | A book based on/inspired by a myth/legend
A Spart of White Fire is a YA space opera inspired by the Mahabharata which made me put a lot of expectations on it, but the author still managed to surprise me.
KALTAIN ROMPIER | A book with an unexpected twist
I was definitely expecting some surprises while reading Godsgrave, but the twists that we do get are just mindblowing.
ASSASSIN’S KEEP | A book with an unreliable narrator
I don’t know many but one book which has a brilliantly written unreliable narrator is The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. I never saw the twists coming.
ASTERIN BLACKBEAK | A book that’s got squad goals
The Bone Witch trilogy is a great example of squad goals, even though our main character Tea tends to like to work alone. The way all her friends always stand by her and believe her, despite evidence to the contrary is beautiful.
TERRASEN | A book that feels like home
You Bring the Distant Near is beautifully written, has great characters and a wonderful family drama that spans decades, but I loved it most because it felt like home.
AELIN ASHRYVER GALATHYNIUS | A book with the power to destroy you
I don’t know if anyone else will have the same reaction to The Clergyman’s Wife, but I bawled my eyes out whole through the second half. It really was a beautiful but heartbreaking read for me.
MANON BLACKBEAK | A book that intimidated you
I have a huge TBR full of intimidating books but one I was scared to read but still managed to is The Priory of the Orange Tree.
ROWAN WHITETHORN | A book that makes you swoon
The romance in A Match Made in Mehendi may have only been a little part of the story, but it was very sweet and adorable and gave me all the warm fuzzies.
CHAOL WESTFALL | A book that challenged you to see things differently
The anthology Burn it Down which is a collection of women expressing their thoughts about their anger really made me think about my own experiences.
FLEETFOOT | A book you received as a gift
No one gifts me books 😦 😦
EYE OF ELENA | A book you found right when you needed it
Just when I thought I was going into a slump and didn’t wanna read anything, I picked up Dispatches from the Wall Corner, and it gave me all the nostalgia I needed to feel a little better.