The Cliche Book Tag

Thanks so much to Sophia Ismaa Writes for tagging me! She’s just started a new tag called “5 Things I Like About Myself” where you list five things that you like about yourself. I think it’s just so nice and so positive. I’m going to do this tag soon and I want to spread the love so if you want to be tagged, please comment with a link to your blog on this post.


Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

A Book That Wasn’t Or Couldn’t Be Better Than The Movie.

I rarely ever watch the movie after reading the book. The only one I can think of is Giver, but I equally despised the book and movie.

So… pass?


The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side.

A Rags To Riches Or Riches To Rags Story.

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The False Prince

I can’t really talk about why this fits into the category without giving away spoilers, but this is one of my favorite books. I love the characters. Everyone, go read it.


The Apple Does Not Fall Far From The Tree.

A Parent-Child Relationship That You Love

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Scout and Atticus’s relationship is adorable. I read mostly fantasy, and a lot of those have absent parents, so this was a harder category to choose for.

I could’ve gone with Keeper of the Lost Cities, too, but I felt that the category would be more appreciated if I picked a book you guys have (probably) heard about.


You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

A Great Book That Needs A Better Cover

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The Pact

I’m currently reading this book, and it’s been lovely so far. But seriously, that cover sucks. Just ugh. Look at the color scheme! They do have a different version with a much better cover, so I’m glad they figured out that this one kinda sucks.


You Can’t Please Everyone

A Book You Hate That Everyone Loves

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Ready Player One

I could’ve gone with Giver, but I also despise Ready Player One. *Shrugs*

Reasons I despise Ready Player One

  • The characters weren’t developed
  • The characters weren’t interesting
  • The main character was insufferable
  • The plot was bland
  • I didn’t get most of the references and it was written like it expected me to
  • The plot
  • Ugh
  • I don’t even like the concept
  • It should’ve gone into more detail about the apocalypse. The beginning where it was described is probably my favorite part.
  • The ending was too neat
  • The characters
  • It wasn’t thrilling
  • I didn’t like the writing style. It was tell, not show. It didn’t go into much depth with the descriptions and it was hard to imagine things properly.

Moving on.


What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.

What’s A Book That Made You A Better Person For Having Read It.

Let’s make a list!


Love is Blind.

A Book With A Disabled Main Character Or Actual Blind Love

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Turtles All the Way Down

The main character, Aza, has severe OCD.

It’s a lovely book. I highly recommend it.


Ignorance Is Bliss.

A Book That Is Bad But You Just Don’t Want To Admit It.

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King’s Cage

This series is so close to me as it was my introduction to the wonderful world of YA. I love Red Queen and it was one of my favorite books, but the series quickly went downhill and it definitely has a lot of flaws. But I’m going to pretend it’s good.

Also, War Storm just came out yesterday! Squeeeee. I apologize for my squealing. Sadly, I won’t be able to read it until June, or maybe even July. *Sobs*


There Is No Time Like The Present.

What Is Your Favorite Contemporary Book?

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A List of Cages

Go read it.


Better Safe Than Sorry.

A Book You Don’t Want To Read In Case It’s Bad.

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Go Set a Watchman

Miniature Book Reviews!

I’ve read a couple amazing books this time around. Some of them will be new favorites. But it seems like I’ve also been DNFing (DNF=did not finish) books left and right. I always feel a bit bad when I DNF a book because I’ll never know if it got better later on. It could’ve been a new favorite of mine. (Most likely not, but still.) But after reading the entirety of Matched and The Isle of the Lost (my two least favorite books) based on this notion, I’ve been better about DNFing a book when I know it won’t work.


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Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda || 5/5

The writing style was a bit choppy, but that was a character trait of Simon (as mentioned in the book). Other than that, this book was perfect. I absolutely LOVED the characters, especially Simon. I do wish the minor characters could be developed more, but again it was a character trait of Simon’s to mostly focus on himself.

The author was amazing at creating dramatic moments. This book is beautiful. Everyone, go read it right now.


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Let the Sky Fall || DNF

I picked this book up because the author, Shannon Messenger, wrote Keeper of the Lost Cities, one of my all-time favorite series. So I was expecting a lot from this one, but it didn’t really fit my tastes. First, it was a love story. Blech. I read about a third of this book.

The characters were incredibly annoying. The plot was pretty good, though. Vane was just plain irritating and Audra was overly aggressive and serious. I can just feel her glaring at everyone.

The romance was super weird. Vane and Audra both despise each other’s personalities, but are physically attracted to each other. Which is gross. It’s like, “I hate everything meaningful about you, but I’m gonna try and kiss you anyway because you’re randomly beautiful.” (It should be noted that I didn’t read the entire book and these are just my observations about the book so far.)

What I liked about the romance in Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda was that Simon and Blue fall in love with each other’s personalities without knowing what the other person looks like. Vane and Audra are in the complete opposite situation.

I might try this book again because Shannon Messenger. Have any of you read this book? Was it good?


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Pathfinder || DNF

This one just didn’t work.


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A List of Cages || 5/5

This book has all the feels! It messes with your emotions, peeps.

The major characters were amazing and I loved them, but the minor characters could definitely use some development. They all blended into one another. Adam has so many friends. They multiply like rabbits and the mash together like a paintball game. I could not tell which was which. Their blandness was an issue when a particular friend among the millions was referred to.

Sometimes (especially at one particular point), the characters made some illogical choices, which was somewhat annoying.

I think people who like John Green would like this book. Speaking of which. In John Green books (specifically Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns) and A List of Cages, the main characters are high school seniors and the way they refer to freshmen freaks me out. 1) Will I be like that when I’m a senior? 2) Do all old people think like that? 3) There must be something wrong with these people.


Currently Reading

a conjuring of light

This book is so good! This series has somehow managed to get even better.


TBR

  1. They Both Die at The End
  2. Seraphina
  3. The Rose Society
  4. Crooked Kingdom