Hola, Strangers! Here’s a short little tag I found that I thought I’d do since my other post today was pretty short. This tag poses hypothetical scenarios and you have to decide which book you would use to assist you in said situation. I thought it sounded fun and don’t really care what you think, so let’s do it.
- An Over-Hyped Book: Let’s start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let’s say you’re in a book store, just browsing, when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK. An announcement comes over the PA System saying that the military has discovered that the zombies’ only weakness is over-hyped books. What is a book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated so you start chucking it at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!
Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes. I liked the Falling Kingdoms series when I first read it, but this book was a hot mess. Everyone was out-of-character, it used the fast-growing-baby trope a la Twilight, it kept forcing Magneo down my throat, it brought the villain back to life and gave a magical excuse for his villainy, it had too many points-of-view to allow any character development, the plot was all over the place, and, oh yeah, it had the same cliffhanger ending as Empire of Storms. Empire of Storms. Needless to say, I was not impressed. But there’s no accounting for taste, I suppose.
- A Sequel: Let’s say you’ve just left the salon with a SMASHING new haircut and BOOM: torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare so this book can FEEL AT LEAST HALF OF WHAT I FEEL. But then I’d buy a new copy so I’d have one that wasn’t ruined because I’m not an ANIMAL.
- A Classic: Let’s say you’re in a lecture and your English teacher is going on and on about how this classic changed the world, how it revolutionized literature, and you get so sick of it that you chuck the classic right at their face because you know what? This classic is stupid and it’s worth detention just to show everyone how you feel! What classic did you chuck?
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare. Listen, I love Shakespeare. But I hate this play. It is not romantic. It’s not even tragic. It’s just melodramatic. And I hate Romeo so much. He starts the play madly in love with Rosaline and then suddenly is madly in love with Juliet? Miss me with that shit. The whole family blood feud is dumb too because they don’t even have a reason for hating each other anymore. Also, a seventeen-year-old with an almost fourteen-year-old (approximately, on both counts)? That’s gross. I don’t care if it was olden times, it’s still gross. Juliet is my sweet daughter though. I just hate everyone and everything else.
- Your Least Favorite Book of All Time!: Let’s say that you’re hanging out at the library when BAM! global warming explodes and the world outside becomes a frozen wasteland. You’re trapped and your only chance for survival is to burn a book. What is the book you first run to, your least favorite book of all time? What book do you totally not regret lighting?
As much as I hate to repeat answers, it has to be Gemina by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Will there ever come a day when my blood doesn’t boil with rage at just the mere thought of this book? Hell, maybe I won’t even need to light a fire with all that boiling blood. I’m still going to light it, but that’s just for me.
And that’s it. That’s the whole tag. Do you have any answers? (I care about that much at least.) Let me know in the comments!