Seventeen Book Tag: Iconic Moments Edition (original)

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Hi everyone! Today I’m ending the year by sharing the last (and definitely my favorite) edition of the Seventeen book tag that I created with my friend Romie, a tag that combines our love for reading and our love for the Kpop group Seventeen. (You can find the previous editions here and here).

I’ve spend an embarrassingly long amount of time watching those “funniest/cutest Seventeen moments” videos on YouTube, and I had a lot of fun trying to come up with bookish questions that went well with their most iconic moments. So, without further ado, here’s the very last Seventeen Book Tag: iconic moments edition.

Mingyu’s Suitcase: a book that took you some time to get into, but was totally worth it

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I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I had a little bit of a problem getting into Want by Cindy Pon. I’m not sure whether it was the book or whether it was me, but I kept getting distracted while listening to the audiobook and sometimes I would zone out completely, only to have to rewind the audiobook to make sure I didn’t miss anything important. But at some point I really got into it and couldn’t put it down anymore. I’m incredibly happy that the release of it’s sequel, Ruse, is only 3 months away now, because I can’t wait to coninue the series!

S.Coups Fireworks: a book that took you by surprise

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I didn’t have the highest expectations for A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi. I mean, I didn’t love Tahereh’s writing in her Shatter Me series and this was the first time she wrote a contemporary novel so I was a bit hesitant going into it, but I ended up loving it so, so much. This book and it’s characters grabbed me from the first page and didn’t let me go until I had finished the book, mere hours later.

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Seventeen Book Tag: Members Edition (original)

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Hi everyone! As you might’ve seen on my blog last week, my friend Romie and I started a book tag series that combines our love for reading and the KPop group Seventeen. Last week we shared the first edition of this tag, the song edition, and this week we’re sharing the second edition, aka, the members edition! Coming up with fitting questions for all of the members was quite difficult, but we really hope we did them justice.

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I am going to take this question way too literally and go with Angel from I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman. I Was Born For This is one of my all time favorite books, and Angel is one of my all time favorite characters. She’s so incredibly sweet, and is always there to help. Doesn’t matter if she knows you or not. Her name suits her very well.

Vernon: a biracial character that didn’t let society dictate their life

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YES, I’m super excited about answering this question because it means that I get to do one of my favorite things, aka, hyping up a friend’s WIP! Romie (you know, the person who created this tag with me) is currently writing #MetallicPurpleProject and she actually let me read it! (And be the very unofficial editor of it, hehe.) I loved it a looooot and one of my favorite things about it was definitely the main character Estée, an incredible person who definitely fits this question. I really hope all of you will be able to read her story too, because she has a lot of incredibly important things to say. Lees verder

Seventeen Book Tag: Song Edition (original)

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Hi everyone! Today I’m back after a month of not blogging (I know, I know, I’m sorry) to share an original book tag with you!

My friend Romie and I both love the KPop group SEVENTEEN a lot, so we thought it’d be fun to take our love for them and our love for books, and mush them together to create a book tag. Or, should I say, three tags. Yes, we might have gone a little overboard and made three different versions of this, but hey, we had a lot of fun with this and we hope you will too! So, without further ado, here’s the Seventeen book tag: song edition. 

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When I first read it over a year ago, Noteworthy by Riley Redgate made me ridiculously happy. I loved the writing style, the music aspects of it, the characters and their friendships, and I couldn’t stop smiling through most of the scenes. Just talking about this book right now is bringing back memories and I can’t help but grin a little. I guess I should add this title to my never ending “books I should reread” pile.

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There’s a LOT of book with incredibly pretty covers so choosing just one is very hard, but I’m going to go with If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann, partially because it was announced last week and it might not be on your radars yet! I absolutely adored Claire Kann’s debut, Let’s Talk About Love, and If It Makes You Happy sounds like it’s going to be just as good, if not better. And the cover makes me so happy! We don’t get to see happy, plus size Black women on covers a lot so the fact that this cover exists is amazing and I can’t wait to put it face-out on my shelf.  Lees verder

Blog All Day, Meme All Night – Book Tag

Hi everyone! I was randomly scrolling through my drafts today searching for blog posts I hadn’t finished yet when I found this post. I had already finished writing it but I never got around to posting it for some reason. But better late than never, right?

Anyway, I was tagged in the Blog All Day, Meme All Night tag by Em from runawaywithdreamthieves  (thank you so much!) and I had so much fun writing this because I love both memes and books. Who doesn’t? SO, let’s dive into the questions!

Yeet – which book would you yeet out of existence? 

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Love, Life and the List isn’t a book that’s incredibly horrible persé. Honestly, it is quite a fun contemporary, but one of the elements of this book hurt me so much that I literally had a panic attack because of this book: the agoraphobic mother. The mother is struggling so so much and the daughter can’t stop focusing on how it sucks that her mother didn’t come to her gallery opening or something. Your mother was having a horrible panic attack, you come home and find her exhausted and crying, and all you can think about is yourself? Really?

I’m not even joking when I said that this book made me scared of having kids someday because I’m agoraphobic and what if my kids will hate me because of that. And yes, representation is incredibly important, but is it really good representation when the people you’re representing feel horrible about themselves after reading your book?

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Brooklyn Nine Nine Book Tag

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Hi everyone! I haven’t done a tag in quite a while for good reason: my memory is not that good. I love reading, but I usually forget everything besides the basic plot line a week after I’ve finished the book, which makes tags kind of hard to do. Especially one’s that are focused on characters like this one is. BUT Brooklyn Nine-Nine is my most favorite thing in the world. It isn’t perfect (it has fatphobic, ableist and acephobic scenes), but it always makes me so happy. I think I’ve rewatched the first 3 seasons about 10 times now? And I just couldn’t resist doing a book tag dedicated to it. So, this is going to be very difficult, but let’s try.

The Rules:

  • Link to the creator (so, Em)
  • Tag 2-5 people (or not… not a big deal. I’m just going to not tag anyone because I never do. Woops.)
  • You can use the graphics in Em’s post (or not) but please credit.
  • Answer the prompts, have fun, and spread the B99 joy!

 

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A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen, #2)

Okay, why is this already so hard? Okay, let’s go with Vikram from A Crown of Wishes. I loved this book, and I remember him being quite cocky at the beginning and me being a bit annoyed by him. But over the course of the book, I fell in love with him and he became one of my favorite characters ever.

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Coffee Boy

Okay, ‘dad figure’ is probably not the best way to describe this character, but ‘intimidating robot’ immediately reminded me of Seth from Coffee Boy. He starts off as a very intimidating and stand-off-ish character, but he becomes softer and softer over the course of the book. And there are also scenes with a cat that are super cute?? He’s a cat-dad, so maybe it kind of does fit? Let’s just go with it. 3aI Believe in a Thing Called LoveI feel like Desi from I Believe in a Thing Called Love could definitely be considered Type A. She also definitely geeks out over nerdy things (she loves making lists) and she desperately fails at trying to be cool. Honestly, Desi is a very Amy type character, how did I not see this until now?

 

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Prom Queen Perfect

This is definitely Alexa from Prom Queen Perfect. She rules her school and she knows it, and everyone is super intimidated by her. She does go through some character growth throughout the book which makes her a bit loveable, but, to be totally honest, I was quite scared of her while reading the book.

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Let's Talk About Love

This reminded me a lot of Alice form Let’s Talk About Love. She’s super loyal, and tries her best to make her friends happy. She loves to give a lot of hugs, and also loves to marathon series while eating a lot of food. A character after my own heart.

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Lumberjanes #44

It took some time before I figured out which character would fit this description, but then it dawned on me: this is 100% Jen from The Lumberjanes! She’s constantly running after the campers, who are constantly getting in trouble. She also seems like that type of person who would love yogurt…

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7aShattered

In my review, I literally described this book as ‘two Rosa Diaz type characters opening up to each other, and falling for each other’. The two main characters in Shattered, Shattergirl and Lena, are both very tough and have had a difficult past, but they’re amazing and I would love to see them smile.

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This was honestly the hardest question because it was so incredibly specific, but I think I found a character who comes close: Martha from If the Dress Fits. Martha loveslovesloves good food, and she will go out of her way to visit a good restaurant, or get her beloved cheese hopias. I doubt she’d fake a heart-attack though…

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The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, #2)

Definitely Apollo from The Trials of Apollo. I wouldn’t trust him, because I feel like, if he was given the choice between you and getting his god-hood (is that even a word) back, he would definitely go for the god-hood. At least, he would’ve at the beginning of the book. It might be different now that he’s gone through a bit of character growth…

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So, that was the Brooklyn Nine-Nine tag! As I said, I’m not tagging anyone because I’m not sure who’s watched the show, but if you want to do it, then consider yourself tagged!

ALSO there’ll be new b99 episodes starting Sunday and I CANNOT WAIT. AAAAH.

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The Book Aesthetics Tag

Hi everyone! When Lia from Lost in a Story tagged me in this tag (is that even proper English? Who knows) (Also, thank you!!!) I was ridiculously excited to do it, since I loved the questions and I adore making aesthetics. Little did I know that this was literally going to take me hours to make… I’m way too picky about what pictures to use and what order to put them in, and of course I couldn’t just pick one answer to each question but ended up making multiple aesthetics for every single prompt. *sigh* Luckily, I ended up really loving each one, and I really hope you will too!

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The rules:

💛 Thank whoever nominated you (maybe you’re bitter that you have ANOTHER tag to do on top of the billions you already need to do (#relatable), still though. Someone thought of you. Be thankful. At least pretend to be
💛 Credit the creator of this tag (Michelle! )
💛 There’s no limit of how many aesthetics you can make for a question, but think of your poor readers. Even me, an aesthetics hoe, might get tired after 50 aesthetics (I doubt anyone would make/share that many for this tag I just like to exaggerate \_(ツ)_/¯
💛 Make your OWN aesthetics, please don’t steal them from someone else. Also what’s the fun in that?

Favorite book of the year

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A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

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Warcross by Marie Lu

I’ve read a LOT of amazing books this year, but these three are definitely a few of the best! A Crown of Wishes was absolutely enchanting, Girls Made of Snow and Glass has to me my #1 favorite retelling ever, and Warcross kept me at the edge of my seat at all times. Every single one of these books had such amazing world building, incredible characters, and please just read them, okay? Thank you.

Character you relate to a lot

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Finley from Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

I’ve don’t really have a character that I relate to a lot. Sure, I often see certain parts of myself in characters, but it almost never happens that I see a lot of myself in a character. Finley from Some Kind of Happiness came very close though.
Finley deals with anxiety, panic attacks and depressive episodes, and she tries to cope with them by escaping to a fantastical world, and I related to that a lot when I read it. I actually still do. And I just love this book to bits.

A character you look up to

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Artemis from Rick Riordan’s books

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Reyna from Heroes of Olympus

I’m not even really sure if Artemis counts as a character because she’s a Goddess but let’s just go with it. Artemis and Reyna are both such incredibly badass and strong characters, and I feel like I could learn a lot from them. Also, I would totally join the hunters of Artemis if I lived in the PJO universe.

An underrated gem

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Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver

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Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

I love both of these books so so much and I just cannot believe that Empress has such a low rating on Goodreads? It’s so good!
Empress of a Thousand Skies is a Sci-Fi book with a lot of political intrigue and also discusses racism, and Chameleon moon is a hopeful dystopian with the BEST characters.

A character that deserves more love

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Samirah from the Magnus Chase series

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Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter series

These two characters definitely don’t get the love they deserve. Samirah is so incredibly brave, loyal, smart and I LOVE HER SO MUCH and Neville is so courageous, soft and wants to help everyone and I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. They’re the best and I wish a lot more people recognized that.

An underrated OTP

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Kiko and Jamie from Starfish by Akemie Dawn Bowman

Whenever I’m reading a book I don’t really care for the romance. Like, sure, it’s fun and it definitely makes me happy, but I’ve never actively shipped characters. With Starfish, however, it was quite different. I did not only like the romance, but I was actually very invested in it, (Spoilers) and when Kiko broke off the relationship because she had to work on herself and he waited for her my heart sang. I love these two together.

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I tag Mariam, Olivia, Lucille and Elin

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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2017

 

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Hi everyone! I hope you’re all doing very well! As you might have noticed, I disappeared for a little while. My mental health wasn’t great and I had my history exam and everything got a bit too much. So I needed a break. Or, well, as much of a break as someone who has to study all day every day can have. But I took my history exam this week and I’m feeling a bit better, so I thought it was time to return to the wonderful world of blogging!

Also, I know I’m very behind on my reviews but I thought a tag would be a bit better of a come-back. But the reviews are coming. I promise you. And because we’re officially halfway through the year, I thought the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag would be very appropriate, so let’s dive straight in!

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Well, apparently this tag starts of with the hardest question. While I’ve read quite a lot of books this year (according to Goodreads I’ve read 64) not one of them really stands out as The Best. Don’t get me wrong, I read a lot of good books like Girl Out of Water, the Lillac Town series, A Crown of Wishes, Knit One, Girl Two, and I really enjoyed them, but I wouldn’t be able to call one of them my absolute favorite, sadly. I really hope I’ll find one of my new favorite books during the second half of the year, tho!

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Okay, this one is a lot easier because I’ve only read one sequel this year so far (not including comics) and that was A Crown of Wishes. And I’m pretty sure that even if I had read a lot more sequels, I would still call this one my favorite. It’s just such a magical, and wonderful book and if I’m making a top 10 or 17 books of 2017, this one will definitely be on there.

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I have so many new releases I still want to read? I could probably make a list of 20 books for this question, but I’ll go with 2. One of them is The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, which I got in the mail yesterday and would’ve started right away if it wasn’t for the 4 other books I’m reading at the moment. The other one is Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee, which is the next book I’m buying once my TBR has shrunk and I allow myself to actually buy books again.

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I have so many possible answers for this again, but I’ll go with a book that I’m reading and ARC of right now and that’s Like Water by Rebecca Podos. This has been one of my top 3 most anticipated releases for this whole year, and I’m only 60 pages in at the moment and I can already say that it’s exceeding my expectations!

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This will come to no surprise to any of you, but it’s definitely The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich. This was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, and not only was it just plain bad, it was also very hurtful. Here’s my review.

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The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh! I don’t read a lot of graphic novels because I didn’t think I’d like them very much, but then I requested this on Netgalley because it looked fun and I completely fell in love with it! The storyline is amazing, the characters are so great and lovely and pure, and the art is so colorful and happy and there’s just nothing I don’t love about this.

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Almost all of the books I’ve read this year were written by authors that are new to me so it’s hard to pick, but 2 authors that really stand out are Laura Silverman and Shira Glassman. Silverman’s Girl Out of Water was fantastic and she’s really become one of my auto-buy authors, and I also fell in love with Glassman’s Knit One, Girl Two and Fearless, and I can’t wait to pick up her Mangoverse series.

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I don’t get fictional crushes as easily as I did when I was a bit younger, but two characters that really stayed with me and I wish I could be friends with are Vikram from A Crown of Wishes and Mayte from The Paths We Choose.

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Why is this tag so hard? Ugh. Okay, I think my newest favorite characters are both Gauri and Vikram from A Crown of Wishes, because they’re both so clever, and I love their banter.

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Something you should know about me is that I cry very easily while reading books. Not just when it’s sad, I also cry when something great happens, or when the book is so utterly beautiful that I get incredibly sad when it ends. But one book that stands out (I use this sentence a lot, I’m sorry) is The Paths We Choose by Maria Hollis. In this book there’s a scene where the main character reconnects with her brother, and this made me so emotional that I had tears streaming down my face while I was reading it.

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Just like I cry a lot while reading, a lot of books also make me very happy. I guess I just have very strong emotions? Idk. But the last book that made me happy (and the last book I actually finished) is Amina’s Voice. It’s such an excellent and heartwarming book, and I had a big smile on my face when I finished it. (Okay, I admit, I also had tears in my eyes, but that’s besides the point.)

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Finally, another not-so-hard question! The most beautiful book I’ve received is, without a doubt, my ARC of Wild Beauty by Anne-Marie McLemore. I literally just stared at the book for 5 minutes straight after opening the package because it’s GORGEOUS. And if the ARC is so incredibly beautiful, just imagine how pretty the finished copy will be!! I can’t wait.

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Let’s try to make this list as short as possible… Want by Cindy Pon, Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, Warcross by Marie Lu, Every Heart a Doorway & Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao and let’s just stop here because I could go on all day.

So, that was the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag! (I’m so glad this is a blog and not a booktube channel because that title is impossible to say. Wow.) I’m really interested to see what your answers to these questions would be so, tell me, what book was the biggest surprise/disappointment for you this year?

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