I saw this tag over on driftinglexi and I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist. It is such a cute tag! Now, I’m not quite sure who originally created the tag, but if you know please let me know in the comments! So now, on to the tag!
A book you found interesting that you would like to rewrite.
This is a pretty hard choice. I’ve read a lot of *ahem* interesting books that I would love to rewrite. I mean, the ideas behind the stories are really good… it’s just not executed well (to the point where I just shake my head and ask the universe “why”).
I think the winner for me is Quarantine by Lex Thomas. It had such potential. I had such hope. And it just broke my little bookworm heart.
I mean, the synopsis for the book is amazing. A high school becomes a fight-to-the-death arena after a disease wipes out everyone over the age of 18. And nobody can leave because they are Quarantined. How awesome does that sound!? Oh how I would love to rewrite this. Or have Suzanne Collins rewrite it. That would be a masterpiece.
The first book in a series that got you hooked.
Yet another hard one to answer. For this one I am going to have to go with The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.
I tore through this series in a week after I read The Lightning Thief. I love Percy Jackson and the world he lives in. The books are fun and easy to read and just amazing all around.
And don’t get me started on the characters. I love them all so much. Percy and Annabeth and Grover make the most amazing team in the world. And they definitely know how to get out of a sticky situation or two!
A book you wish you could have right now.
This one was easy. Two books came to mind immediately. Since I already read Beyond the Rising Tide (check out the blog tour review post here) and just really want a hard copy, I’m going to go with Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.
Not only do I LOVE the idea behind this book–three sisters who have to fight to the death on their 16th birthday for the title of queen… not to mention the powers they have, or should have–I LOVE KENDARE BLAKE!
I probably have said this a million times to anyone who will listen. I can’t help it. Her writing is just amazing. Oh, and I got to interview her, which you can see here. Totally fangirling right now. I just really want this book. I need this book.
A killer book.
Not sure if this was supposed to mean killer in a good way or in a bad way, but I’m going with the good way. A killer book that was amazing. Now to choose one…
I’m going to have to go with another Kendare Blake book: Anna Dressed in blood!
This is one of my favorite books ever. Anna is a ghost who can’t help but kill anyone who steps inside her house… until Cas. Cas is a ghost hunter who wants nothing more than to avenge the death of his father, who died on the job. The result is a KILLER book that I have read way too many times and will never stop rereading because it is that amazing. And I can’t forget about Thomas and Caramel. Gotta love them.
A book you find confusing.
There are a lot of pretty confusing books out there, but Asylum by Madeline Roux takes the cake. I’m not saying it was a bad book, because it wasn’t, but it was pretty confusing.
The story line itself isn’t the problem here. It was pretty clear until about half way through. Then all this weird confusing stuff started getting added… reincarnation or rebirth or something. I still don’t quite understand it.
By the time I finished the book I was completely lost. It was one of those moments where you squint your eyes at the universe and just go “whaa?”. Or at least that’s what I do when I’m totally confused. You know what I’m talking about, right? Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this.
Your spirit animal book.
Umm. Umm. Let me think about that. See, if the question was “what is your spirit animal” I would be able to answer no problem (a leopard). But my spirit animal book is a totally different question.
I think for this one I’m going to say Ruby Red by Kirsten Gier. Now, I’m not choosing this book because I am a spontaneous time traveler (I wish), but rather because Gwen, the main character, is thrust into this new life over night.
I kind of relate to that, seeing as I’ve moved more times that I can remember. I guess at this point I’m used to new situations, but I could totally relate with Gwen. Oh, and if I were Gwen I probably would have done exactly what she did, so as far as I’m concerned she is my fictitious twin sister. Oh, and if you feel like reading my review of Ruby Red you can do so here.
A dark, twisted book.
I’m gonna go ahead an be honest here in saying that I haven’t really read a lot of dark and twisty books. I’m more of a dark and twisty movie type. That being said, I still have to choose one, so don’t laugh when my dark and twisty book looks like rainbows and butterflies next to the first one that comes to your mind.
I’m going to pick The Tenderness of Thieves by Donna Freitas. Its not that this book was super dark or mysterious or anything, but it did have that sort of undertone.
Jane, the main character, had been held hostage during a burglary before the book began. Throughout the book she deals with the after effects of the traumatic experience as the police try to figure out who was behind it. You can read my review of the book here.
So what do you think. Dark and twisty enough for you?
A book that surprised you in a great way.
Definitely without a doubt The Duff by Kody Keplinger.
I watched the movie before I read the book. There. I said it. I actually did like the movie; it was cute and funny and left me warm and fuzzy inside. But believe me when I say THE BOOK IS SO MUCH BETTER!!! Like a million gazillion times better.
The movie was just a super watered down version of the book. The book was emotional and heartbreaking and hot and beautiful. The characters are so real, and the emotions are spot on. I wish every high school book was as good as this one.
So those are my answers for the Harry Potter Spell tag. Do you agree with my choices? What books would you pick?
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If you do this tag, let me know! I’d love to see your answers!