☁️ Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful day, full of good readings & beautiful experiences! ❤️ Today I’ve returned, after months, with a new book tag: “Bookish Heavenly Virtues Book Tag” which looks like a lot of fun, I was tagged by my beloved Orang-utan Librarian last year to make this tag, so I’m very sorry for the delay, but I’m trying to catch up with my nominations and tags, for which I’m more than grateful, you know that! So, THANK YOU SO MUCH, for tagging me, I’m very excited to do this tag and obviously Ilett me tell you, to you reading this post that you need to follow Orang-utan Librarian’s blog, because it’s simply wonderful and I would be surprised if you don’t follow it already, it’s a huge inspiration for me. 🥰
Now before starting to answer the questions, I’d like to clarify, as always, that my opinions aren’t the absolute truth of anything, they’re simply my thoughts and it’s ok that you have contrary thoughts or you don’t agree with me, that’s super respectable and I would love to chat with you in the comments about EVERYTHING you think of each one of these books. 😊 In addition, you may see me making at least one book tag per month of what remains of this 2020 and so I hope I can catch up or at least do my best with all the tags that I’ve been nominated for 🌻, I have them all written down, so I won’t forget any unless I’ve already done it. So I hope you like book tags, and that together we have a lot of fun in the coming months with them. 👏🏻
Now without further ado, let’s get started! 😄 Super excited to share my answers with you all ☁️
I will try to answer with more than one book or series per category to make it more fun!
☁️ CHASTITY: Which author/book/series you wish you had never read?
Well, first of all, noticing these covers are so beautiful it makes my heart ache because I honestly didn’t like any of these books. I could put here some of my DNFs, but I prefer to go for those I did finish reading completely. I’ll try to be brief.
We have Elanor & Park, I don’t think I have a good relationship with the author because I didn’t enjoy Fangirl either, although I did like it a little more than E&P, I found this book super problematic and I think that these words are the one that I’ll be using with each one of the books. The romantic couple is terrible, the story has a very shocking racist background despite the time in which it develops, and today I really don’t remember much about it, but I do remember that it made me feel super uncomfortable and I don’t know why I ended it.
The Pisces is terrible, it’s another super problematic book that contains animal abuse, and grotesque scenes of a girl having sex with a fish-man, which I swear I need to forget lol, the only good thing for this book is its cover & the worst is Lucy, its main character, who’s the most selfish woman in so many ways and justifies herself after doing the most terrible things.
All of Us with Wings was a big disappointment, I was so excited for that book and it ended up being super problematic too, especially since it has hard to read graphics scenes of power abuse and sex between an older man and an underage girl. I’m not here to say “OMG, pedophilia” but I do think there are very inappropriate scenes that just weren’t for me, a shame because I love the writing style but the story didn’t do much for me.
☁️ TEMPERANCE: Which book/series did you find so good, that you didn’t want to read it all at once, and you read it in doses just to make the pleasure last longer?
OMG, let’s appreciate the color palette I put together there! lol LOVING IT.
Well here we have three of my faves, I love each one of these books and I’ll detail why.
The Grace Year is stunningly heartbreaking, but at the same time SO AMAZING, I adore the concept behind the main story, the feminine empowerment that it shows in a macho society and the atmosphere is WOW, I’m still speechless, SO GOOD. This is why I was trying to make it last because I never wanted it to end.
Scythe as many already know is one of the best developed dystopian worlds out there right now. I still admire the talent of the author to tell stories and leave you breathless with each plot twist, also the concept, in general, is brilliant, of course, I wanted to read this book slower and I haven’t read the ending yet!! WHAAT, I REALLY NEED TO DO THAT.
An Ember in The Ashes is one of my favorite fantasies, I’m dying to re-read everything before the next book comes out, which I hope I can do. The creation of the characters is perfect, the development of the plot as well, and kept me on the edge of my seat until the end, the twists are wonderful and OMG, the relationship between the characters is one of my favorite things. AMAZING
☁️ CHARITY: Which book/series/author do you tirelessly push to others, telling them about it or even giving away spare copies bought for that reason?
The Immortal Rules is EVERYTHING, every time someone tells me that they want to read something about vampires, I push this book on their faces because I can’t help it, I love it too much, I think the whole trilogy is fantastic. Above all I liked that the vampires here are super bloody, calculating, and intelligent, also it has super solid and well-created characters. You have to read this trilogy guys!
The Young Elite, I mean the entire trilogy, is a masterpiece in fantasy, the world is amazing and has one of my favorite characters: Adelina Amouteru, my morally gray queen! If you like the X-Men style, but in a cruel fantasy world, you’ll love this one, IT’S SO GOOD
Radio Silence is always in my heart, it’s one of those books that you read and think about on a daily basis, you know? So I think I’m always recommending it because I would love for other people to live and feel the same experience that I had when reading it, which was fantastic. I read this in one sitting and it made me cry, laugh and be very happy, I LOVE IT
☁️ DILIGENCE: Which series/author you follow no matter what happens and how long you have to wait?
For this, I would like to mention some authors that I will follow no matter what, I love their works, so I plan to continue reading them forever. Some of them are Julie Kagawa, Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo, Shea Ernshaw, Laini Taylor, Sabaa Tahir & Colleen Hoover, they’re just some of them. I have many more authors that I adore and admire, but these that I mention are always my priority when looking for next releases and those things, I think they’re brilliant, they’re very talented at creating stories, captivating atmospheres, and real characters
☁️ PATIENCE: Is there an author/book/series you’ve read that improved with time the most, starting out unpromising, but ultimately proving rewarding?
This time I’ll be mentioning these three series that started out really good but personally I think got better and better with each book, improving character development, plot strength, twists, tone, writing style, and atmosphere.
Shadow and Bone start off wonderfully, you know it’s one of my favorite trilogies EVER, but in the third book, you can really see the author’s maturity and the growth of her writing style as well as the story itself that gets better and better.
The Raven Boys is sensational and in fact, it’s my favorite book along with Blue, Lily Lily, Blue, but still, I can easily recognize and see the growth of the plot development and especially of the characters, its evolution is magnificent and I think that the author made very good decisions towards the end
The Wayward Children series speaks for itself, it starts out good, and it stays solid by traversing the different stories of each character, giving each book a unique and special tone. My faves so far are Down Among the Sticks and Bones & In an Absent Dream, brilliant stories and I’m excited to read Across the Green Grass Fields once it comes out.
☁️ KINDNESS: Which fictitious character would you consider your role-model in the hassle of everyday life?
To be honest, I don’t have a sure answer about this one, so I’ll make an honorable mention of one of my favorite books of the year so far, Black Girl Unlimited, and I wanted to mention it also because I adore Echo, the main character, she’s SO strong, and she has gone through so many horrendous things and has come out of them being wiser and learning to love herself despite past mistakes and the things she has had to live with. I also admire how much she loves her brothers and how sacrificed she is for those she loves. She deserves everything good in this life and that’s why I wanted to mention her, I love her spirit and her attitude in life towards the end of this story.
☁️ HUMILITY: Which book/series/author do you find most under-rated?
I only have words of love for each of these books, and I really think they deserve more love and recognition, I think that not many people know about them or perhaps in the case of Middlegame it’s intimidating, but they’re SO MUCH worth it, I highly recommend them.
Middlegame is wonderful, it’s a complex book and something difficult to understand at first, but it only improves and improves as you read it and after so many plot twists and revelations it’s AMAZING! One of the most original books I’ve read
Fragment of the Lost is a mystery, but I would put it more as focused on family and relationships in general, and it’s incredible, I enjoyed the experience of reading this book so much, the adventure that we follow is super captivating and I was all the time trying to guess what would happen or how everything would end and in the end, I was pleasantly surprised. A great story with characters that grow a lot.
The entire Heart of the Mist trilogy is brilliant, it’s a totally addictive high fantasy trilogy from the first moment and captivates you with its easy-to-read writing style and its beautiful world construction! I really recommend that you give this trilogy a chance if you want to read something that makes your heart beat fast, it’s a lot of fun and adventure.
☁️ I’m not going to tag anyone in particular, but I do want you to consider yourself tagged by me if you feel like doing it and let me know, I’d love to know your answers! ☁️