This tag looked like a fun, so we decided to give it a go! Keep reading to take a look at our answers!
A Book You Shouldn’t Judge By Its Cover
Candyce I think I’m going to choose The Rosie Project for this one. The cover I own only has a lobster on the cover. That’s not exactly very appealing, but the book is so good!
Isabelle I’m going with There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins. Although I guess I should’ve paid closer attention to the cover actually haha. Based on the title and maybe a bit based on the cover I was expecting a thrilling slasher YA book and that was what I wanted to read. Unfortunately there was a big focus on romance, I guess I should’ve picked that up from all the pink on the cover?
A Book That Made You Feel Empowered
Candyce I would normally go for The Exact Opposite of Okay, but after reading The Birds, The Bees and You and Me, I have to go with that one. This was the most sex positive YA book that I’ve read. I loved that it really brought the message across that everyone is responsible for keeping themselves safe. Also, how important consent is and to only do what you want. Every type of relationship is okay. You love who you love!
Isabelle The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven was such an empowering read. It set some light on important topics for teenage girls and I wish this was required reading at school. I highly recommend everyone to pick this one up.
A Book With A Good Balance of Character and Plot
Candyce Beneath the Citadel had a good balance of character and plot. As the plot developed, so did the characters. One didn’t take over the other. I thought it was a really interesting world and the set of characters involved were a lot of fun to read about.
Isabelle The Infernal Guard trilogy by SGD Singh has a really thrilling plot but also amazing characters you can’t help but love. She had some pretty unique plot twists in this series and I just loved it so so much.
A Book Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Read
Candyce Seeing how I didn’t choose this book before, I will now talk about The Exact Opposite of Okay. I thought this book was very unique. The characters are amazing and the message it gives us is so important!
Isabelle Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill was such a unique read for me! I don’t think I was completely appreciating it at the time I read it, but I still think about it 4 years later. The story and the road it took were nothing like anything I’ve come across before or after reading this one.
A Book That Always Sticks With You
Candyce I have to choose my all time favorite of course, Harry Potter!! This is one series I could never get sick of!! I really need to do a reread later this year.
Isabelle Meh, Mal should’ve been a bland book haha. But a book that always sticks with me is Harry Potter for sure. My favorite favorite that I come back to time and time again.
A Book That People Always Seem to Leave Out
Candyce I have to go with the same answer as Isabelle in this one. So many people constantly ask if they have to read Tower of Dawn, because they don’t like Chaol. YES!! This book really needs to be read to understand the rest of the books in the series. It’s not just about Chaol, but so much more!!
Isabelle The first book that come to mind is Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas actually haha. I get so annoyed by all the people online asking if they really need to read Tower of Dawn. YES YOU DO, IT’S BOOK 6 IN THE SERIES!
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A Book That Wasn’t What It Seemed At First
Candyce I have to go with Scream All Night. At first this book seems like it’s going to be a pretty scary/creepy story. It’s not that at all!! This book is so much more. The main character really discovers what a family is and what he wants in life.
Isabelle I had to think for a while and then I found the perfect one for this! The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey was an amazing book and one you need to go into knowing close to nothing. I was so surprised by this one and can’t believe I haven’t read the sequel or companion novel to it yet.
A Book That Was Bad At First But Turned Out Good
Candyce I can’t think of anything at the moment! Nothing comes to mind when I think of a book that started out bad, but turned out good. If I can think of one, I will come back and add it to this question.
Isabelle The ending of a book can really save the whole thing for me and I kinda forget that I didn’t like it at first haha. So this is a pretty hard one! I think The Beauty of Darkness might work for this, I was so disappointed by the first half of the book and if it wasn’t the last book in a series and I wasn’t doing a buddyread I would’ve for sure put it down. Luckily the second half was a lot better!
A Witty Book
Candyce At the moment I’m reading The Life We Wanted by Kelsey Kingsley. This book is so good! I love how sarcastic and witty the main male character is. I have laughed quite a few times at remarks he makes. I know this will be on my favorites list at the end of the year.
Isabelle Nikolai is one of my favorites ever and I don’t think anyone can live up to this haha. Is it cheating if I pick Six of Crows for this one? Well, I’m doing it anyway 😉
That was a fun but hard tag to do! We tag everyone who loves the Grishaverse. If you end up doing this tag, please let us know. We would love to read your answers!