Hi everyone! I hope y’all are having a great weekend! I feel like it’s been a minute since I’ve done a tag (and review), but I saw this tag on Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub’s blog and thought it would be fun since I love a good cup of coffee!
Has anything interesting happened in the last couple of days? Because yesterday, I went to the grocery store and, when I got to the store, I saw this guy, and for a hot second, I thought it was my crush for high school. Note that it was one of those crazy high school crushes where the guy is a good two years older, and he’s so cute that you can’t help but getting heart eyes and giggling for no flipping reason other than he’s near you kind of crush. Thankfully it wasn’t him because home girl doesn’t have time for that to happen again.
Anyway back to the tag!
Black coffee: A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I don’t know about y’all but this is one of the series that I haven’t been able to finish. I got about halfway through Empire of Storms and haven’t finished it yet… although I really want to read Kingdom of Ash because I’ve seen where a certain couple makes an appearance somehow.
Also, The Shadowhunter Chronicles! There are some many books (and ways) and series in this thing that it can be so intimidating to someone who wants to start it. I’ve finished TID and TMI and the first 2 books in TDA series, but I honestly don’t know how much further I’m going to get in this thing.
Peppermint mocha: A book that gets more popular during winter or a festive time of year:
Mmmm… I have no idea! Possibly What Light by Jay Asher since it’s a Christmas book???
Hot Chocolate: Your favorite children’s book:
I loved the Candy Apple Series back in the day! That might be the reason why I love contemporary books so much!
Double shot of espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish:
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. I didn’t know what to expect from Silas because let’s face it, he’s a wildcard. And don’t even get me started on Elisabeth and Nathaniel’s relationship.
Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere:
Harry Potter; this seems to be that book that has stood the test of time and has so many generations in love with it.
The hipster coffee shop: Give a book by an idie author a shout-out:
Hitched: The Bachelorette by G. K. DeRosa. This is a fun series following a small town girl trying to make it big in Hollywood landing the role of a new dating show.
Oops! I accidentally ordered decaf: Name a book that you expected more from:
*cough, cough while whispering* every John Green book.
Real answer: The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin. I don’t know about y’all, but this book took a complete 180 from the Mara Dyer Series. It could have been because of the shift of POV, but it just didn’t hold my attention quite as well.
The perfect blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying:
The epilogue of Clockwork Princess; if you’ve read this, then you know what I’m talking about. It gave us a glimpse of what happens to Will and Tessa after the end of the story, but I didn’t need to read about Will dying. My heart will never recover from that, but I’m comforted by the fact that he went with all of those who loved him by his side and knowing that he lived his life with Tessa.
Chai Tea: Name a book or series that makes you dream of far off places:
A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Mass because of three words The Night Court. I mean how could you not dream about this place and the stars.
Earl Grey: Name your favorite classic:
What do people consider classics because I don’t read ‘classics’ like Pride and Prejudice, The Picture of Dorian Gray, or The Great Gatsby. I did enjoy The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton which came out in 1967 and Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954).
If you complete this tag, make sure to tag me so I can see it!!!
Happy reading until next time,