The Shocker Book Tag

Hey guys! It’s time for another book tag ūüėÄ . Ari @The Daydreaming Bookworm tagged me for The Shocker Book Tag, so that’s the one I’m doing today.


A BOOK YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO LOVE BUT ENDED UP HATING

Hmmm, I sometimes have some pretty nasty surprises and they always make me sad… oh well…¬†The Movie Version¬†by Emma Wunsch.I just didn’t like this book at all.

The main character was nonsensical and the plot made no sense to me. This girl was always more worried about how she was losing her “cool” brother, than about her brother’s health… I just… NO NO NO.


A BOOK YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING HATE BUT ENDED UP LOVING

Dude, I’m not gonna read a book I think I’m gonna hate. That’s just not logical!

But hey, I get the meaning.

So, I thought I wouldn’t like¬†Anything You Want¬†by Geoff Herbach as much as I did, because it had such bad reviews. But I ended up loving it!


A BOOK FROM A GENRE OR INCLUDING A TROPE YOU GENERALLY DON’T LIKE THAT YOU LOVED

One of my most hated tropes is the “oh gosh, I got pregnant, had your baby, but I’m not gonna say a word until the kid is at least 4 years old“. I really hate this trope =/ .

So, imagine my surprise when I read The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid, which has that trope, and I actually loved the book? And I liked the plot! And I gave this book 4.5 stars!!


A COVER THAT TOOK YOUR BREATH AWAY (CAN BE FOR GOOD OR BAD REASONS)

I have to geek out on this one!!! I requested this book because the pink cover took my breath away. I love it! Look at it, it’s pink and it’s gorgeous and I’ve been wanting to dye my hair pink all week because of it.

I loved Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde. I loved this book so so much, that I’m hereby saying that it took my breath away, in all the good and great ways possible.


A CHARACTER WHO YOU HATED AT FIRST BUT YOU GREW TO LOVE

Oh boy, the first character that came to mind? Two characters actually, are Reed and Easton Royal from The Royals series by Erin Watt. When they first appear in the book, they’re both obnoxious and they treat Ella terrible. I just wanted to slap the hell out of them.

But then somewhere along the line I fell for these two boys, and they’re actually awesome. I love Easton the most though ūüėČ .


A BOOK WHICH YOU ARE SHOCKED IF ANYONE HATES

Probably The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui.

This is such an amazing illustrated memory, and so beautiful!

Have you guys read it yet?

WHY NOT????


A BOOK THAT IS SO UNDER-HYPED YOU FEEL LIKE THE ONLY ONE WHO’S READ IT AND YOU WOULD BE SHOCKED IF SOMEONE TOLD YOU THEY HAVE

I’ve been trying to get you guys to read The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis for over 2 years!!!!

Why haven’t you guys read it yet?

This book is so good, and the writing is gorgeous, and everyone should be reading it.


A BOOK WITH A PLOT TWIST THAT SHOCKED YOU

Oh gosh… So, A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott threw me for a loop at the end there.

OMG, that ending was cruel to read, without having access to book two right away. How are we supposed to wait for the summer to read the second part?


A BOOK YOU’RE SHOCKED YOU HAVEN’T READ YET

I have to say that I’m shocked that I haven’t read¬†I’ll Give You the Sun¬†by Jandy Nelson.

Are you guys shocked that I haven’t read it yet too?

I really should though, because I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. I’ll try to get to it soon-ish


I tag:

Disney Princess Book Tag

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A while back I did a tag called¬†THE DISNEY BOOK¬†TAG, which I thought was the same as this one, but it turns out, it isn’t! So, C√°tia @The Girl Who Read Too Much tagged me for this one ages ago, and it has been sitting on my endless list of to be done posts. This¬†tag was originally created by Soudha of Stacks and Cups.


My Disney Princess Facts:

  1. Growing up, my favorite Disney movie was Pocahontas. This only changed when Tangled was released.
  2. Tangled is now my favorite, and that has a lot to do with the fact that the “prince” in this story is heavily involved, and their interactions are awesome.
  3. I never liked Aurora and Snow White, probably because I always hated those two movies. I always found Sleepy Beauty and Snow While and the Seven Dwarfs boring as hell.

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I Tag:

Ari @The Daydreaming Bookworm
Shannon @Clockwork Bibliophile
Lily @Pages and Tea
Aira @Aira Reads
Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Sara @Freadom Library
Inês @MsCarrowl
Bianca @Ultimate Fangirl
Deanna @A Novel Glimpse
Flo @flowlessbooks
Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books
Fadwa @Word Wonders

The Amsterdam Book Tag

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Hey guys! Michelle @The Writing Hufflepuff created the amazing¬†The Amsterdam Book¬†Tag awhile back and tagged me to do it. I’m finally coming around to it and I’m excited ūüėÄ . I have never been to Amsterdam, though I really want to. And yes Michelle… I LOVE CHEESE!


Why do we have so many cheese stores in one street: A Cheesy Read

I love cheese! I love all kinds of cheese.

So, this was one of my favorite reads of last year, and it’s cheesy, but the best kind!¬†Royally Screwed (Royally #1)¬†by Emma Chase.


Canal Parade: A Book that Celebrates the LGBT-Community

Oh gosh… I’ve read a few LGBT novels, but one that I feel that celebrates it?

Hmmm, I’m going to go with the obvious answer here and say Simon vs the Homo sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.


Anne Frank House: A Book that Made you Cry

I’m a cryer. I cry a lot while reading books. It doesn’t have to be particularly sad for me to open the floodgates. I sometimes cry when there’s a scene between a parent and their child. I’m that kind of person. Either way, I cried with the book that I finished yesterday, so it’s only fair that I share that: A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott.


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I do not have my physical books with me to snap a picture ūüė¶ , but I’m improvising either way and doing it with 3 sweet and good YA contemporaries.

   


Museum Square: An Artsy Book

This is a pretty easy one, given that I reviewed one just yesterday!

Eheh… You’re Welcome, Universe¬†by Whitney Gardner it’s pretty artsy ūüôā . Even though I had some issues with this book, it was still pretty awesome and highly diverse.¬†¬†


Pigeons, Pigeons Everywhere: An Annoying Character

You know those characters that are annoying as hell most of the time, but are still pretty awesome and you love them? Both main characters of Right by Jana Aston are like that for me. I love Everly and Sawyer though, even if they’re just too much sometimes.


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The Lunar New Year Book Tag

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Hello, it’s time for another book tag! A few weeks ago Joey @Thoughts and Afterthoughts¬†tagged for The Lunar New Year Book Tag, created by¬†Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit¬†and Joey,¬†¬†for¬†Chinese New Year¬†(Yeah… I know I’m late…).

All the banners can be downloaded here.  And if you do this tag, add your post and visiting other tag posts here:


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I will keep insisting on this one: The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis, because this book deserves a lot more love than the one it has gotten so far. And look at that new gorgeous cover!!


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Niel from Because I Love You by Tory Rigby is one of the strongest characters I can remember. He’s 100% sure of what he wants and what is right and wrong, and he follows it, always.


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Down and Out by Kelley R. Martin addresses something that I find super important, that even if you don’t explicitly say no, even if your body reacts, it doesn’t mean it’s not rape, and it’s definitly not your fault.


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The Hard Count by Ginger Scott definitly has a super sweet romance.


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OMG, this is a cute one! Obviously I’m gonna use Royally Screwed by Emma Chase, which is cute and awesome.


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Have you guys read Progress by Amalie Silver? It’s a good, albeit weird, book, but Jesse, the guy, is one of the most manipulative characters I recall.


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Any standalone? I actually thought this would be easier when I saw this theme, but then I realize that most of my books are not entirely standalones. But Ready Player One definitely is.


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One of my favorite owned covers is Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.


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Everly from the Wrong series, for sure! She provides a lot of comic relief in Wrong, but her own book, Right, is even better.


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At this moment, probably¬†The Upside of Unrequited¬†by Becky Albertalli, because I loved Simon and I just need Becky’s book ASAP.


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Hmmm, probably the Off Campus series by Elle Kennedy, but more Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy, because Jamie and Wes are life. ‚̧


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OMG, this is so obvious!!! BOOK BLOGGING! It always takes up a lot of my time, though I love it, so I can’t really complain much.


I TAG:

Aira @Aira Reads
Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much
Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf
Cath @Trust in the Words
Inês @MsCarrowl
Bianca @Ultimate Fangirl
Nathasya @Sweater Weather
Samantha @Dream by Day
Flo @flowlessbooks
Fadwa @Word Wonders
and YOU!!!

The Sims Book Tag

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Guys, do you love The Sims? I do, so when Deanna @A Novel Glimpse tagged me to do The Sims Book Tag, I jumped at the chance. Also, now I kind of want to lose myself in my Sims… I must not!

This tag was originally created by Hailey in Bookland.


The Original Sims ‚Äď the best author debut

Why oh why have you not read Marci Lyn Curtis’ The One Thing?¬†I’ve been telling you to do so for over a year. And look at that gorgeous new cover!


The Grim Reaper ‚Äď the saddest character death (SPOILER!!!)

So… there is a death in Forbidden by¬†Tabitha Suzuma, and I can’t even believe I’m telling you as much… sorry!


Sims Getting Stuck ‚Äď a¬†character that just got in the way

Definitely Mary, Elliot’s sister from¬†A Thousand Letters¬†by Staci Hart. Read this book!


Simlish ‚Äď a¬†book with amazing writing

Archer’s Voice¬†by Mia Sheridan for sure has amazing writing. Again… read this book, you won’t be sorry.


Expansion Packs ‚Äď a series where the books keep getting better

                                     

The Stroked series by Meghan Quinn gets better with each book ūüėÄ .


Sim Romance ‚Äď the worst case of insta-love

Worst case of insta-love EVER!!! ugh…


Cheats ‚Äď a¬†book that was entirely unrealistic

I couldn’t believe anything about Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, and it ended up being one of my least favorite books of 2015.


Needs FULFILLMENT¬†‚Äď a¬†character that made all the wrong decisions

Amelia from The Movie Version by Emma Wunsch makes all the wrong decisions throughout the book. ALL OF THEM!


Error Code 12 ‚Äď a series that started off well but went downhill from there

                                                       

This was a tough one, but ultimately I’m saying the Frosh series by M√≥nica B. Wagner. Frosh: First Blush¬†was cool and fun, but book 2, Frosh: Second Chances, just didn’t quite make it.


The Sims Vortex ‚Ästa¬†series that completely engrossed you

                                   

A lot of them. I’m a sucker for series… but I guess the True North series by Sarina Bowen is a good example of that, given that I read the book one right after the other and I loved them all.


I Tag:

Shannon @Clockwork Bibliophile
Ayunda @Tea and Paperbacks
Lily @Pages and Tea
Aira @Aira Reads
Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much
Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf
Cath @Trust in the Words
Sara @Freadom Library
Inês @MsCarrowl
Bianca @Ultimate Fangirl
Nathasya @Sweater Weather
Samantha @Dream by Day
Justine @Bookwormaniac
Rogan @Signing On
Flo @flowlessbooks
Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books
Fadwa @Word Wonders
and YOU!!!

Book Tag: Kiss, Marry, Kill

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It’s time for a book tag people! I was tagged by Deanna @A Novel Glimpse to do the¬†Kiss, Marry, Kill ‚Äď Book Characters¬†tag, and I’m jumping right into it.

I’m following Deanna’s lead here on how to pick my books: “randomly select three book characters for each tag from my ‚Äúread‚ÄĚ books on Goodreads for each round“.


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Kiss:¬†I have to kiss Noah… it’s the only way…
Marry:¬†Of course I’m gonna marry Ryan, because he’s the best!
Kill:¬†I’m sorry, but I can’t see Cabot as an adult. He’s just so young ūüė¶ .


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Kiss:¬†Kashmir all the way! (Yes, I’m totally ignoring age on this one…)
Marry: Jem Carstairs! He was my first book boyfriend, so of course I would marry the dude!
Kill:¬†Sorry Max ūüė¶


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Kiss:¬†I’m gonna go ahead and kiss Benton here, because, well…
Marry:¬†Declan is just too amazing to pass. Also, this book has a special place in my ‚̧ .
Kill:¬†OMG, I’m sick of killing such awesome dudes. Sorry Houston ūüė¶ .


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Kiss: Charles! This is the easiest round yet.
Marry:¬†Archer all the way ūüėÄ – GO READ THIS BOOK!
Kill:¬†Yeah, no remorse here…


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Kiss:¬†I would kiss Asher, because he’s just the cutest.
Marry:¬†I would most definitly marry Tuck because he’s just AWESOME!
Kill:¬†Again, I don’t want to kill Eli, he’s great, but I have no choice.


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Kiss:¬†I would kiss¬†the hell out of Chase ūüėÄ .
Marry: Is there even a question here? Dean Holder all the way!
Kill:¬†Sorry Mack. He’s great though ūüė¶ .


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Kiss:¬†I would kiss¬†Gavin, because he’s so yummy!
Marry:¬†I would have to marry Crosbie, because he’s just the perfect combo of sweet¬†and hot.
Kill:¬†Sorry Chase…


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Kiss:¬†I would kiss¬†Magnus Bane, because OBVIOUSLY I WOULD! ūüėÄ ūüėÄ ūüėÄ
Marry: This one was tough, but Wyatt wins at marriage.
Kill:¬†What the hell, this game is mean ūüė¶ . Sorry Noel.


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Kiss:¬†Raffe would be my kissing choice ūüėÄ .
Marry:¬†I would¬†marry Kyle, because he’s quiet, shy and super amazing, and I love him.
Kill:¬†Bah, this sucks… sorry Wes.


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Kiss: I would obviously kiss the hell out of Hollis!
Marry:¬†Mason… he’s just the kind of guy who does ANYTHING for the people he loves…
Kill: This has a logic! I think that Julian belongs with Emma, so no point in trying to bring him to my side, right?


I TAG:

Shannon @Clockwork Bibliophile
Ayunda @Tea and Paperbacks
Lily @Pages and Tea
Aira @Aira Reads
Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much
Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf
Cath @Trust in the Words
Sara @Freadom Library
Inês @MsCarrowl
Bianca @Ultimate Fangirl
Nathasya @Sweater Weather
Samantha @Dream by Day
Justine @Bookwormaniac
Rogan @Signing On
Flo @flowlessbooks
Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books
Fadwa @Word Wonders
and YOU!!!

The Bookish Alphabet Tag (Romance edition)

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Hey guys! So, I was going through my drafts, some as old as 2 years, and I saw that Emma @Emma the Book Lover¬†had tagged me awhile back to do the¬†The Bookish Alphabet Tag. So, I’ve decided that I’ll do 2 versions of it, one for YA books and another for Romance, because I have a lot of those too. The¬†Bookish Alphabet Tag was created by¬†Mariana @FireHeartBooks. Keep in mind that ‘The’ is mute!

I’m using New Adult and Romance¬†books for this tag, and every time possible, I’m using less known books. For the YA edition, go here.


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A:¬†Archer’s Voice¬†by Mia Sheridan
B: Back Check (Aces Hockey #4) by Kelly Jamieson
C: Chasing Crazy by Kelly Siskind
D: The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy
E:¬†Extreme¬†by Lark O’Neal

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F: Finding London (Flawed Heart #1) by Ellie Wade
G: The Girl I Was Before (Falling #3) by Ginger Scott
H: Hustler by Meghan Quinn & Jessica Prince
I: In Your Dreams (Falling #4) by Ginger Scott

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J: Just One Moment (Black Alcove #4) by Jami Wagner
K: The Keeper by Jillian Liota
L: Lessons in Gravity (Study Abroad #2) by Jessica Peterson
M: More Than Music (Chasing the Dream #1) by Elizabeth Briggs
N: Never Stop Falling by Ashley Drew

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O: Outside the Lines by Caitlin Ricci
P: Price of a Kiss (Forbidden Men #1) by Linda Kage
Q:  I have no book starting with a Q
R: Right Where You Are (Second Chances #1) by L.E. Bross
S: Stay Until We Break (Hub City #2) by Mercy Brown

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T: Three Simple Words (Kingston Ale House #3) by A.J. Pine
U: Us (Him #2) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
V: V-Card (Sharing Spaces #1) by Alicia Michaels
W:¬†Waking Olivia¬†by Elizabeth O’Roark
X: I have no book starting with a X
Y: You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross & Mark Perini
Z: I have no book starting with a Z


I TAG:

YOU!!!
Whoever wants to do this one :D.

Give a shout out to your favorites.
Promote your reviews.
Promote indie books and diverse reads.
Have fun with it.