Bookish Heavenly Virtues Book Tag ☁️

☁️ 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!

 

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☁️ 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?

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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?

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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! ☁️

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I hope you liked the book tag & enjoyed reading my answers, I had a lot of fun doing it! ❤️ 

☁️ Now let’s talk! What are those books that you read slowly just because you didn’t want it to end? & What is that book that you wish you had not read, and Why? Let me know everything in the comments you know I LOVE you know what you think ☁️

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33 thoughts on “Bookish Heavenly Virtues Book Tag ☁️

  1. I DEFINITELY FEEL YOU ON ELEANOR AND PARK. I read it yeaaaaars ago and remembered feeling so weird the entire time I was reading it?? And the same thing with AN EMBER IN THE ASHES! I may or may not still have yet to read the last book. And the Young Elites too — by far my favorite Marie Lu series. AND YES YES ON SHADOW AND BONE. Most people put it down but I still think that the ending was really good??? And I do agree with The Raven Boys and I’ve been meaning to read The Wayward Children for like… years so I am so glad to see you enjoyed it! All of these books seem super interesting (except for the first three HAHA) and I love your opinions on them!

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    • OMG, it makes me happy not to be the only one, sometimes I feel like no one can see how uncomfortable the story is!!!
      Makes me SO happy you like The Young Elite, I’m always recommending it because I honestly think it’s SO good, it deserves more love, right? 😍
      Oh, I love that we have so many thoughts in common!!!!! I adore the ending of the Shadow and Bone trilogy, it broke my heart, but it’s SO wonderful at the same time.🥺
      I feel you’ll love The Wayward Children series, I would love to know your thoughts, you have to let me know, lovely & thank you SO much, I’m so glad you liked the post ❤️✨✨

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  2. Ahhh, I was wanting to do a tag but didn’t know where to start so I might be doing this one!
    Loved reading your answers and I feel like my TBR has more books now 😂
    I read the first two books in the Shadow and Bone trilogy years ago but never the third one, I would love to reread those and finish the trilogy before the end of the year! (and about time I do so😅)
    I actually read The Raven Boys but wasn’t that interested in it, now I don’t remember what it was about and never continued the series. Maybe if I had read it when it came out, and I was younger, I would have been more into it!
    Despite all the hype, I never got around reading An Ember in The Ashes, maybe I should!
    The Grace Year and Heart of Mist are going to my TBR!

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    • I would LOVE that you do this tag Aldii!! you have to let me know, it will be fun to know your answers. ❤️❤️
      I hope you enjoy the Shadow and Bone trilogy very much, I know it’s not for everyone, but I love it and the third book is a gem! 😍✨
      I completely understand what you mean about The Raven Boys, I think it’s also one of those hit or miss series, right? and that’s fine. 😊
      An Ember In The Ashes is WONDERFUL I couldn’t recommend it enough. 🥺
      YAY! It makes me happy you add them to your TBR, both books are incredible, especially The Grace Year, it’s one of my faves ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  3. eleanor and park is so racist, and i hate that rainbow rowell is continuing to profit off of its sales and its upcoming adaptation without even acknowledging how racist it is! and i’m super excited to read middlegame, because i think seanan mcguire is such an innovative author! i’ve heard mixed things about it, but because you and many other people i trust loved it, i’m definitely gonna pick it up 💖

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    • I know, right? OMG!! sometimes it bothers me a little that no one else sees it and you’re right, it’s disrespectful that the book continues to be promoted in that way. 🙄 Middlegame is EVERYTHING, but I do think it’s one of those books that you love or hate, it’s complex and for me: brilliant! I hope you LOVE it, I would love to know your thoughts, sweetie ❤️✨✨✨

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  4. An Ember in the Ashes was SO great that I still haven’t continued with the rest of the series yet (if that makes sense). 😂 I loved the main characters so much and can’t wait to finally continue reading the series. At the same time, I’m kind of waiting (what for? idk.). 😊

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    • OMG, the same thing happens with many series, don’t worry 😅 It’s an INCREDIBLE series and there’s very little left for the fourth book to come out, I can’t wait. 🥺🥺
      I promise you every book gets better and better 😍✨

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  5. I agree with so many of your answers in this tag! Yeah, I have similar feelings towards Rainbow Rowell. I didn’t like Eleanor & Park and Fangirl either and I wanted to read Carry On but now I just think that I am going to pass. OMG An Ember in the Ashes and Arc of a Scythe need to be experienced SLOWLY (but I should really continue both of these series 😁). Yeah, I also agree for the Shadow and Bone series. Leigh Bardugo’s writing evolved so much not only in that series but also when you compare it to the Six of Crows duology. Great post, like always!

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    • I’m glad we share thoughts! 😊✨ Somehow I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t like Rainbow Rowell, I know it’s an unpopular opinion & YAY! It makes me happy you also enjoyed Scythe & An Ember In The Ashes, both plots are so clever. 😍 Definitely, Leigh has improved a lot with her style and it shows, it’s great!!! Thank you very much 🥺

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  6. oh, this is such a fun tag! it made me so happy to see the young elites on this list as a series you push more people to read — i know we’ve already talked about how more people need to read it but i’ll say it again!! 🥺 and god, i was so excited for all of us with wings. i was genuinely so shocked that no early reviewers had mentioned it until really close to the release date, and i’m definitely staying far far away from it 😳 loved reading this, sofii!!

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    • It makes me happy that you like it, beautiful! ❤️ I KNOW, right? We need to start a campaign so that more people read The Young Elite, it would be a favor to the community 😅. I’m SO sorry to say this, but I don’t recommend All Of Us With Wing at all, it was so awkward and out of place, a big NO.
      Thank youuuu 🥺 Have a beautiful day ✨✨

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  7. Great post Sofi. Sorry, I haven’t been able to comment much on your great post as I have been terribly ill but I read all your awesome posts and added so many of your books in my TBR. I wish I hadn’t read 1984 by George Orwell and The girl who played with Fire by Stieg Larsson as 1984 changed my perspective of the world and the girl who played with fire got me hooked to mysteries and badass girl stories in such a bad way. I crave for them. I hope to do this book tag and tag you in it too. I hope you don’t mind if I do so. 💖✌😊

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    • Thank you SO much, Suzan!! And don’t worry about it, I hope you’re feeling much better, I send all my energy to you! ✨✨✨✨
      I WOULD LOVE that you do the Tag at some point, I’m dying to know your answers, let me know. Take care ❤️

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  8. I think I’ll never catch up with my tags… I have some from 2017!!!! that I still haven’t done D: Lol
    Not sure why, but writing tag posts is like the most draining activity for me. Sometimes, I come up with answers very quickly and other times (most times) I think about every question for hours. Lol

    Middlegame! I always forget about it, I need to add it to my TBR next month and finally read it.

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    • OMG, I feel you!! I really have to be in the mood to do my tags, I enjoy the process, but sometimes it takes a long time, you know? so I understand.😊
      I really hope you love Middlegame as much as I did, it’s a complex book to understand but it’s SO worth it and I’m dying to know your opinion 😍✨✨✨

      Have a beautiful day love ❤️

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  9. This is such a great book tag!

    I don’t gel with Rainbow Rowell either, I’ve only read Fangirl by her and I didn’t like it and I’ve heard and read a lot about how racist and inappropriate E&P is and I’m not interested in reading anything by her

    I tend to savour the last few books in a series a lot! I still haven’t started reading The Hero of Ages because I am not ready for this series to end 😭

    I endlessly push RWRB and The Dresden Files series on everyone endlessly

    I am definitely gonna give this book tag a go

    Have a great day and Happy Reading 💕

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