Book Tag: Totally Should’ve

Totally should’ve gotten a sequel

I don’t really know a book that should’ve gotten a sequel but I know a Duology that totally should’ve turned into a longer series: Six Of Crows (by Leigh Bardugo)

 

Totally should’ve had a spin-off series

Violet Eden Chronicles (by Jessica Shirvington): I would’ve loved another series about Spence or Phoenix.

 

A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else [SPOILER!]

In my opinion, Violet Eden should’ve ended up with Phoenix and not with Lincoln. It would’ve been a great plot twist and I just never really liked Lincoln.

 

Totally should’ve ended differently [SPOILER!]

The Last Star (by Rick Yancey): Cassie shouldn’t have died. She should’ve ended up with Ben/Zombie, they deserved a happy end together.

 

Totally should’ve had a movie franchise

Obsidian (by Jennifer L. Armentrout): This is hard though, because I don’t think there’s anyone who could play Daemon and Katy.

 

Totally should’ve had a TV show

Shadow Falls Camp (by C.C. Hunter): It would have been so interesting to see this books come to life in form of a tv show.

 

Totally should’ve had only one point of view

House Of Night (by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast): The story got really confusing with so many different points of view – It would’ve been better to only write from Zoey’s point of view.

 

Totally should have a cover change

The Covenant series (by Jennifer L. Armentrout): No offense, but the covers just aren’t that pretty. The story makes up for it thought ♥

 

Totally should’ve stopped at book one

If I Stay (by Gayle Forman): I think it would’ve been better if they just let the story end with the end of the first book instead of writing a second book that’s so different than the first and in some ways even contradicts the story of the first one.

The Finally Fall Tag

I know I’m late with this tag, but I just carved pumpkins for Halloween and was in the right mood to do it now 🙂

1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This is not only my all time favorite book ever, but the writing is so good that you see its’ setting right before your eyes. Every place described in this book comes to life just by reading about it.

2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. In my opinion there is no other book that would fit this category better. A Monster Calls is a piece of art and you should definitely read it without getting too much info about the plot. Trust me, this is a book that needs to surprise you and tell you its’ story alone.

3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.

Heavier Than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross. In my class Singer&Songwriter, I wrote my final paper about the 27 Club with focus on Kurt Cobain and read this book to get to know more about his life. At the end, I was not only totally in love with his character but also with his story. It broke my heart but opened my eyes in so many ways.

4. In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be a part of.

This was the hardest question for me, because there are so many bookworlds that I would like to live in. But I had to follow my heart and go with Six of Crows. Of course, only when I get to (sorry Inej) marry Kaz ♥ I would love to have such a close group of friends that you can do literally everything with and to have the knowledge that it will never get boring.

5. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This is one of the few classics I really love: deep storyline, lovely characters and a real surprise. You should read it as it can not only teach you a lot but also lets you see how lucky you are with the life you are living.

6. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.

Definitely It by Stephen King, which is actually the book that I’m currently reading. I can’t really say much about it, but if you like dark and creepy books you should think about giving it a try.

7. The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.

Finding Sky by Joss Stirling. At least three times a year I find myself reading this book. It’s not my favorite book ever, but something about it just always warms my heart and makes me happy – no matter how sad I am. It really makes you believe in real love again ♥

8. Fall returns every year: name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon.

I really want to re-read the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan. He’s the author that started my reading obsession nearly 9 years ago and I still love to read his books and then re-read them a million times!

9. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favorite cozy reading “accessories”!

That’s easy. Either a warm and cozy blanket or a cup of hot chocolate. Especially around fall and winter, I need it very comfy when I read 🙂

Book Tag: The Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag [2017]

Best Book You’ve Read So Far

Six Of Crows (Leigh Bardugo): This book is not only the best book I’ve read so far this year, but probably also one of the best books I’ve read so far IN MY LIFE. The story is mind-blowing, the characters are so unique, the writing style is not only really touching and melodic but also very different – in a good way – to the writing styles I’m used to and even though it’s written from many different points of view, it never gets boring. Not even for one second. It’s also a book that will surprise you on every page, when you think you know what will happen the book will prove you wrong.

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far

Crooked Kingdom (by Leigh Bardugo): You should’ve expected this after my last answer 🙂

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To

Lord Of Shadows (by Cassandra Clare): I’m dying to read this book, I just wasn’t in the right mood for it yet.

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

The Shaw Confessions: The Becoming of Noah Shaw (by Michelle Hodkin)

Language Of Thorns (by Leigh Bardugo)

Biggest Disappointment

Holding Up The Universe (by Jennifer Niven): I fell in love with Jennifer Niven after reading “All The Bright Places” at the beginning of last year and I had really high expectations reading HUTU and it just didn’t live up to them. I don’t think it’s a bad book, it’s just not the right one for me.

Biggest Surprise

Normally I only buy books that I know I will like, so this is hard. But I guess “Anna and the French Kiss” was my biggest suprise this year. I only bought it, because I needed a light read after all the heavy fantasy and contemporary books I’ve read. But it actually turned out amazing and I’m so in love with the story, especially the relationship between Anna and Étienne was great.

Favourite New Author

Leigh Bardugo or Michelle Hodkin: As you can probably tell by my last few posts are the Mara Dyer Chronicles and The Six Of Crows Duology the best books I’ve read this year and I was astonished by both of their writing styles.

Newest Fictional Crush

Étienne St. Clair (Anna and the French Kiss); but I’ll never love any male book character more than Julien Alexandre Du Cranier ♥

Newest Favourite Character

Noah (Mara Dyer Chronicles); Kaz and Inej (Six Of Crows)

Book That Made You Cry

The Last Star (by Rick Yancey): For those of you who’ve read this book, probably know what made me cry so much. I just wanted the end to turn out differently.

Favourite Book to Film Adaptation

I haven’t really seen any good book to film adaptations this year, but the news that The Raven Boys will get a tv series made me extremly happen (of course under the condition that it will be as great as the books)

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

Percy Jackson: Greek Heroes (by Rick Riordan): I really love the illustrations in the book and the cover on the front and back is amazing as well ♥

What Book Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year?

Way too many books 😀