Percy Jackson & the Olympians is one of my favorite series. Ever. I’m not good with finishing book series, however Percy Jackson is one of the very few that I was able to read through the entire thing. I haven’t read Heroes of Olympus, but that’s already on my TBR pile somewhere. I’d get to it soon.
When I got tagged to do this, I was so happy and ready to answer all the questions. Some of them were pretty hard, I kinda had to scroll through my Goodreads to find answers. LOL.
Before I forget, I would like to thank Bellrose Reads for tagging me to do this tag! Her blog is absolutely beautiful so you guys should check her out.
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The book I’m going to mention is the one that took me out of my long and painful reading slump. The award for the best book of 2020 for me so far is Daisy Jones & the Six. This is a well-loved book, which normally, I would steer clear of because I have a terrible track record of disliking books that are over-hyped. However, this book all the hype and never-ending praises. It’s a brilliantly written book and I would highly recommend reading it while also listening to the audiobook. It was fantastic experience.
I’d have to say all the books in the Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything like it. The format of this book is written in a series of transcripts, images, and reports. At first I was doubtful this book was going to give me any feels – it did! It gave me so many
fuckingfeels. The Illuminae Files was able to make me sob so hard for the characters because I cared about them so much and wanted them to survive the shitty situation they were all in. I love this series and I’m sad there it’s over.
Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn and Stormlight Archive are getting all the love, while The Rithmatist is getting ignored. I think this is one of his most under-rated book. Sure it has 52,000 ratings on Goodreads, but no one every talks about it. It’s a shame though because I really liked the magic system in this book. I thought it ingenious. The world-building in this is insane. It’s amazing how Sanderson was able to make a pretty darn good magic system using chalk.
This is easy. I thought I was going to despise A Court of Thorns and Roses because of how bad I thought Throne of Glass was (yes, a very unpopular opinion right there). Lo and behold, I binge read the entire series, and now I can’t wait for the next installment because I love me some more Feysand.
This is hard. Hmmm. I guess it would be How to Love by Katie Catugno for the reason that I related so much to the main character’s situation. The book didn’t get a lot of love, but for someone who has gone through the same things as the MC, I could tell you right now, most of them are on point. I was there, I lived through what she lived through. A lot of things about this book hits home because I felt them too.
I’d say the Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series. Do I even need to explain this? LOL.
Strange The Dreamer! Oh my goodness. I don’t know why but I can’t seem to get into it. The book felt slow and time felt slow too. It was like I was reading for an hour but only it was for a few minutes. I think it Laini Taylor’s writing style just isn’t for me. I tried her Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I didn’t get past book one – DNFed that one too.
There isn’t a lot to be honest. Mostly, I don’t like books that are hyped expect for some rare few but maybe I’d go with The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (yes. again). Everyone loves this shit, I wasn’t sure I would because of the length. I was scared my ADHD will not allow me to enjoy it because it’s too long, but I loved it. It was an epic journey of such a grand scale. I’m planning on rereading this and Words of Radiance to ready myself for the new installment in this gigantic series.
Mistborn Era One. Yep. Another Sanderson book because why not? Elend Venture, would that be enough of a reason? 🙂
Cinder. Just basing on the synopsis I was sure I was going to love it. Definitely a 5 star. Speaking of, I need to continue book 3!
The Lives of Saints – BECAUSE!!! I LOVE THIS WORLD AND HER EXPANDING IT AND LETTING US INTO THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS, SOUNDS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. I WANT TO EAT THAT BOOK UP RIGHT NOW.
A Darker Shade of Magic was a buddy read. I didn’t have anything at the time so we buddy read this, it was great! I loved it.
Funny. Does that mean hilariously bad? Or just plain hilarious?
If it’s hilariously bad, I’d go with Carrier of the Mark because its Twilight… without vampires. I’ll shamelessly promote my Goodreads review of this if you’re curious about my thoughts about this. If you’re into funny bad reviews, then I’d suggest you check it out.
I was going to go with Harry Potter again because I’ve read them a long time ago and still love them, but I’ll go with Twilight on this. Twilight has its issues, I’m not going to lie, but it did help me become the reader that I am today so… despite everything, I will be biased about Twilight and love it until the day I die. For real. LOL.
Damn… Why is this question so hard. LOL. Unbelievable. I’d have to go with the first book in the Mistborn series, The Final Empire. Towards the end of this book, something happened and I was afraid that what happened was going to be irreversible. I didn’t want it to be true so I was so scared to read the ending.
This is going to be a weird choice, but I really liked You. Like the book You, but of course I like you too! (Whoever is reading this. LOL). I listened to this on audiobook so I was damn freaked out how creepy Joe was. I loved this book not because I loved Joe. Quite the opposite actually. However, the second person narrative was done so well that it was as if I was there inside Joe’s deranged, demented, psychotic brain. It was unnerving and disgusting which is what I would expect from a book about a psycho-stalker.
An unpopular opinion again. Ugly
FuckingLove. This shit should never have existed. I love Colleen Hoover, I’d read anything that woman writes. I just read Heart Bones and loved it, but this shit, this book should just disappear. I hated this book with so much passion I did not end up finishing it. I skimmed and a few of my friends back then told me it didn’t get any better because Miles was shit and he was shit until the end. LOL. If you are curious about my rant review, it was so much fun to do, you can read it on Goodreads, link below.
I am surprised to say that my favorite romance is a love triangle which is ironic as hell because I fucking hate love triangles. I dislike them so much, that I myself am so surprised that I ended up shipping Will, Tessa, and Jem from The Infernal Devices trilogy. I think this is one of the most superbly done romance ever. They equally deserve to be happy one way or the other. I loved how Cassandra Clare did it, it was perfect.
I am tagging the following beautiful people:
- Lulu @ Heroes and Bea
- Lois @ Midnight Musing
- Paulami @ Daydreaming Books
- Rose @ White Rose Stories
- Jess @ Just Reading Jess
- Fi @ Fi’s Bibliofiles
- Candyce & Isabelle @ The Book Duchesses