💫 Hi guys!! I hope you’re having a BEAUTIFUL day. 💕 Today I bring you something that I’ve been wanting to do for a while now, but I haven’t had enough time for it until today. I think we all know what this type of book tags is about, but just in case I’ll explain a little. The “Try a Chapter” Book Tag is about taking those books that you’re not sure about, you don’t know if you really want to keep them or let go, and then read the first chapter of each one to finally make a decision. I’d already made one last year, but I try the first chapters of the oldest books on my TBR, if you want to check it I’ll leave it in HERE!. 😊
Today I bring you the same tag, but with a different twist, as you know I’ve been cleaning my TBR using the book meme: “Down the TBR Hole” and it has honestly helped me a lot, especially since there were books that I didn’t even remember adding and this somehow helps me to be more organized and in this way I let more than 50 books go, which is great. I’ve also reached 21 posts, which are really A LOT of books.
So, what does all this have to do with the book tag, right? Well, I was thinking that it would be a good idea to try the first chapters of those books that despite I keep on my TBR, either because I heard good things about them or because the synopsis was interesting to me, I’m still not sure if I want to read them. There’s a small percentage of the books I “KEEP” on my TBR, of which I still have my doubts about, so I thought it would be fun to start a new post series where I’ll be trying the first chapter of 5 books every 5 “Down the TBR Hole” posts. This means that for every 5 posts I make, I’ll be choosing 5 books of which I’m still not 100% sure and try a chapter of each one to finally decide what to do with them. I also own these books already, of course, in electronic formats.
I hope you understand what I try to do, anyway once it starts it will be better. 😄
I’m super excited to show you the first 5 books that I’ll be trying a chapter today, so without further ado let’s start!!❤️
I hope you have fun with this and that if you’re interested in any of them or have already read them, let me know everything in the comments! 💫
“Down The TBR Hole” posts where I get today’s books from
💫 Try a Chapter TBR 💫
💫 Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini || Ok, so I finished the first chapter and it’s quite average. It feels like the typical old paranormal YA when the main character SO perfect but doesn’t know, she just has a best friend because she’s shy, and one of her parents is mystery gone. So far I know that a super handsome guy moved into town and she feels strange things every time she hears his name, so I don’t know, I feel that right now it’s not the book for me.
I laughed a lot with this first chapter, though, because it was so cliche, especially cause she’s such a special girl and is so beautiful that no one can resist looking at her and I was like, really? LOL. Not my cup of tea
💫 GO 💫
💫 Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer || I think it sounds very original and could take an interesting turn. The fact that it’s Sci-Fi is a little scary, but beyond that, it seems great that Cinder is a Cyborg, and “the plague” situation I think is very interesting, in fact, I would continue reading just for that and to know what’s happening. I can predict what will happen in terms of romance because it’s a retelling, but I’ll be waiting for something original. *fingers crossed*. In addition, many have told me that the third book is brilliant, so I’ll be reading this in the future to have the best opinion about, I’m curious.
💫 KEEP 💫
💫 Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White || OMG, surprisingly I didn’t feel this book at all. I thought I would love it or be excited to read more, but on the contrary, I didn’t like this first chapter. I feel that the plot seems interesting but couldn’t captivate me, nor even felt SO interested in continuing, so sadly I should let this go. Even so, I don’t feel so bad about it because I have other books by the author in which I’m more interested, so I’ll give them priority.
💫 GO 💫
💫 The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen || Oh MY!!! LOVE IT. I understand why people say that it’s slow, but it has everything I adore in a good fantasy world, and it’s told beautifully, I love the descriptions and I also love that there are many characters and that we know the past and all that. It’s a very long first chapter, though!!, but it entertained me and now I’m excited to continue, so obviously I’ll keep it. I’m looking forward to reading a high-fantasy with a lot of political intrigues and I think this could be perfect
💫 KEEP 💫
💫 Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken|| I really love Alexandra Bracken’s writing style and I adore The Darkest Minds, but this is another book that I don’t feel interesting, this time I read the prologue and the first chapter, and I don’t know, it felt like an eternity, so I can already say that it’s a slow book, which isn’t always a problem but in a highly descriptive book like this one, it usually becomes too much for me. the theme of time travel catches me too much, but I confess that I don’t feel chemistry with this book. I know it sounds weird, but it’s like I don’t feel it, the plot seems a bit odd, and I know it’s not fair to judge a whole book by the first chapter, but is what we’re here for, right?
Sadly I’ll let this one go, even so, I’ll continue reading her future works
💫 GO 💫