The NetGalley Tag

Hello Bookish friends, I was nominated by Karen over at SincerelyKarenJo for the NetGalley Tag!

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RULES

  1. Link back to the tag’s creator: Kourtni at Kourtni Reads.
  2. Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
  3. Answer the questions the best you can. If you don’t use NetGalley, you can substitute other sites or places where you get books!
  4. Tag a few people to do this too!

 

AUTO-APPROVED:

Who’s one author whose books you automatically want to read, regardless of what they are about?

Marissa Meyer! I absolutely love her writing style, world building and characters!

 

REQUEST:

What makes you want to request a book on NetGalley?

Synopsis and book cover! 

 

FEEDBACK RATIO:

Do you review every book you read? If not, how do you decide what books to review?

Yup, reviewed every book I read! Only there was one I didn’t review as it was a sample of An ember in the ashes and I’ve already read the book, but forgot to download the sample preview and it was already archived by the time I remembered to do a short review for it ;(

 

BADGES:

If you could create one badge to display on your blog, what would it be for?

Cover eye candy! I love a beautiful cover (who doesn’t?) and would sometimes choose books just because their cover looks awesome!

 

WISH FOR IT:

What’s one book that you are absolutely dying to read?

My answer would be similar to Karen’s! Renegades by Marissa Meyer! Because I’m a gigantic fan of hers!

 

2017 NETGALLEY CHALLENGE:

What was the last book that you received as an ARC that you reviewed? If you’ve never received an ARC, what’s the last book you reviewed?

Spell Book & Scandal by Jen McConnel

 

I tag nosestuckinabook and anyone that is interested in doing this NetGalley tag!

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‘Ruler of books’ book tag

Hello Bookish Friends! Today, I will be doing the Ruler of Books  book tag created by Ariel Bissett.

 

WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU MAKE EVERYONE READ?

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer😏You already know why.

 

WHAT WOULD YOU ABOLISH IN BOOK CONSTRUCTION?

Different height amongst books! It’s very difficult to get good bookstagram pics when all your books are of different height.

 

WHAT AUTHOR WOULD YOU COMMISSION TO WRITE YOU ANY BOOK?

The Queen, Marissa Meyer of course! I’ve been following her since Cinder, and I’m excited for her new book Regenades!

 

WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU DEMOTE TO THE LIBRARY BASEMENT TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW BOOKS?

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Based on my current bookshelf? The loneliness of distant beings by Kate Ling.

 

WHAT COVER ARTIST WOULD YOU COMMISSION TO MAKE A MURAL?

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The artist who did the covers for the Everlife series! Let me go and find her name! Okay, I couldn’t find her name, but if you know, let me know in the comments below!

 

WHAT CHARACTERS FACE WOULD YOU PUT ON A COIN?

Can Cinder be included? She is a Queen now after all, right?

 

WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU AWARD THE “RULER OF BOOKS” 2017 PRIZE TO?

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The ruler of books for 2017 will go to, Eliza and her monsters be Francesca Zappia. Her intricate works within the book and the story itself definitely deserved to rule 2017!

Book tag: The Netflix Book tag!

The Netflix Book tag!

The tag was originally created by A Darker Shade of Whitney on Youtube. I saw this post over at imanadventurest

 

 Recently Watched – What is the last book you finished.

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Well, in technical terms, I just read Dividing Eden, but it disappointed me greatly, so instead I would put Demonosity by Amanda Ashby (which I actually finished). Also I was disappointed by the ending of Demonosity, at least I got through the book😂😂

 

Top Picks – Books recommend to you based on another you’d read.

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The Flawed series! I can’t remember where I saw this book from or which app recommended it to me, but I thoroughly enjoyed the series! I read the first book last year, WAY before I started bookstagraming or book blogging. But when I started the 2nd book, it reminded me of everything I loved about the first book and it’s a great duology overall!

 

 Recently Added – Last book you’ve bought.

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A long long sleep by Anna Sheehan! It was living in my TBR for a while and I chanced upon it during a mini book sale and knew I had to grab a copy! It’s condition was as good as new and for only $5! I have yet to read it 😂 (I’m showing all the tell-tale signs of a hardcore bookworm, having a gigantic stack of books I have yet to read)

 

 Popular on Netflix – List 2 books you have read and 2 that you have not that are hyped.

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I recently read Diving Eden which I was really disappointed in. And have also read A Court of Thorns and Roses which I didn’t like either 😔

I have yet to read To all the boys I’ve loved before and Flame in the mist although both of them are in my TBR pile

 

Comedies – A funny book.

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Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram! I listened to the audiobook since I was travelling long hours on a bus for a trip. And it made me smile to myself so many times

 

 Drama – Character that is a drama king or queen.

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Jordyn from How to say I love you out loud. Not that she isn’t a loveable character, but her actions in the book really seem dramatic.

 

 Cartoons – A book with a cartoon on the cover.

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Does Eliza and her monsters by Francesca Zappia count? I absolutely loved this book!

 

 Watch Again – A series/book you want to read again.

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The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer! I could never get tired of this series

 

 Documentaries – A non fiction book you’d recommend to all.

OMG, I don’t have any for this since I don’t read non-fiction books😅

 

Action & Adventure – An action packed book.

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Roar by Cora Carmack. It was a great read filled with action and adventure.

 

New Releases – What is a new release you’re excited about.

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Renegades by Marissa Meyer! I’ve been her fan ever since Cinder!

 

Have you read these books? Let me know in the comments below! Feel free to do this tag and let me know if you’ve done it! I would love to see your answers!

 

The Mulan book tag!

I saw this Mulan tag over at Book Princess reviews and decided to give it a go as well!

THE RULES:

  • Mention the creator (Kirsty and the Cat Read)
  • Thank/mention the person who tagged you
  • Match books or characters to the questions below
  • tag as many people as you like

REFLECTION “WHEN WILL MY REFLECTION SHOW WHO I AM INSIDE” – AN INACCURATE BOOK COVER THAT DOESN’T REALLY REFLECT WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT.

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Pulse by Patrick Carman. Even though the cover looks stunning, the story was really weird to me.

MUSHU – A CHARACTER WITH A LOT TO PROVE.

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I felt that Darien from Geekerella had a lot to prove! A lot of die hard fans didn’t believe that he could pull off the character although he was secretly a big fan of the series as well. he did prove them all wrong in the end!

“I’LL MAKE A MAN OUTTA YOU!” – A CHARACTER WHO DEVELOPS THE MOST OR A BOOK WITH SOME KICK-A** TRAINING SCENES.

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I think I’ll have to go with Roar by Cora Carmack. I think Aurora in this book developed a lot throughout the entire book, well, not with kick-ass scenes, but definitely kick-ass powers

“A GIRL WORTH FIGHTING FOR” – A SHIP YOU WILL DEFEND TILL YOUR LAST BREATH.

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Kaider from the Lunar chronicles. (Credit to the artist. I found this on pinterest, if not allowed, do let me know so I can take it down!)

HUNS – A BOOK/CHARACTER THAT GIVES YOU THE CREEPS.

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Maven from the Red Queen series. I’m sorry, but I don’t understand why anyone likes him (A lovely fanart by allarica.deviantart.com) (Do let me know if not allowed, I will take it down)

MULAN – YOUR FAVORITE BADA** FEMALE PROTAGONIST.

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Cinder. No other words needed.

If you try out this tag, do let me know!

The Book Sacrifice Tag!

The book sacrifice tag (by Ariel Bissett)

Check out her booktube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_2UxYi8fOA

RULES:

It’s simple! Choose a book that you are willing to sacrifice in each scenario!

 

1) 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 book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated do you start chucking at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!

  • I’m sorry to all ACOTAR fans, but it’ll have to be it. A Court of Thorns and Roses series is what I would use to chuck at the zombies

 

2) 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? 

  • I would use Never Fade, the 2nd book in the Darkest minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken to protect myself. I liked the first book, but the sequel was the deal breaker for me

 

3) 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 his 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?

  • Then this english teacher might end up at the hospital, because I would chuck all the classic books in the world at him. I have never read a classic book and don’t really intend to.

 

4) Your least favourite book of life!: 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 favourite book of all life, what book do you not fully regret lighting?

  • Okay, I know a lot of fans would disagree, but I wouldn’t regret burning the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.

 

Join in the tag! Have you read any of these books? Would you agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments below!

The unpopular book tag!

I found out about The unpopular book tag created by TheBookArcher  over on booktube, but since I don’t have a booktube, I decided to do it here!

(DISCLAIMER: This is based on my own opinion only. The books specified are not ranked in any order. May contain spoilers for the books.)

(Please don’t kill me)

 

TAG QUESTIONS: 

1. A Popular Book or series that you didn’t like.

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A Court Of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. (I’m sorry to those who really enjoy the series) but I really just couldn’t get into the book or the characters.

2. A Popular Book or series that every one else seems to hate but you love.

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This one, I’m not really sure, but I’ll put in The Cage series by Megan Shepherd. I mean, A LOT of people have not read this series (or at least, people who I know) and there doesn’t seem to be a hype for this series even though I felt it was really good in terms of storyline and characters (SPOILER ALERT: CORA AND CASSIAN DO NOT END UP TOGETHER, I wanted to throw the book across the room because I’ve followed the book since the first one when it was first released, which meant I followed the series for 3 years)

 

3. A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn ppl for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don’t like. 

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THIS. The Grisha trilogy. (SPOILER ALERT!) Alina ends up with Mal and not The Darkling, when I felt that The Darkling totally deserved a redemption arc.

4. A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for. 

Mystery, I totally would not reach for it or even read it even if it was given as a free book, I cannot be kept in suspense to find out what happens in the end! But generally, I just don’t like mystery books, which is quite ironic since I like mystery and hidden-object games

5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like. 

Harry Potter, I’m not saying its a bad series or that I hate Harry Potter. I just don’t get the hype around Harry Potter’s character. I didn’t grow up reading the books but I did watch every movie, and I did find out that I belong to the Ravenclaw house. Maybe if I DID read the books I would have been a fan.

6. A popular author that you can’t seem to get into. 

Sarah J. Maas. I did try to read the Throne of Glass series when it just came out. And trust me, I really enjoyed the first book of Throne of Glass, but the second book she ended up with Chaol and that was it for me (Even though now I know she ends up with a different guy), I just can’t get through reading her books ever since then. I have tried ACOTR but also couldn’t get into it.

7. A popular book trope that you’re tired of seeing. (examples “lost princess”, corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.) 

A popular book trope I’m tired of seeing is the damsel in distress, it’s the age of the kick-ass heroines! So all those damsels in distress please move aside! Heroines are JUST as strong as Heroes too (I’m not feminist by the way) and the trope has been done to death over the years and its time for the new age of the rebellious Heroines.

8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading.

Since I’ve watched all the movies, I wouldn’t want to read the Harry Potter series. Probably because I’m way past the age to get into that series, but my childhood was of my sister pestering me to watch the Harry Potter series, and that probably made me not enjoy it as much.

9. The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie”, but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book? 

I know a lot of fans would disagree, but I would go with The Mortal Instruments series. I’ve watched the entire Shadowhunter TV series already and I tried reading the books, but couldn’t read through them. I always have a problem if I read the book after watching the movie or TV show, I won’t be able to get through the book

 

Anyone who is interested in this tag can just give it a go! Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts and opinions? (I’m sorry I used so many gifs, I just wanted to make it interesting)

Greek Mythology Book Tag!

Greek Mythology Book tag!

Although nobody tagged me for this book tag, I’m really excited to do this tag as I’ve been a big fan of Greek Mythology ever since I was 14. My favourite Greek Goddess will have to be Athena as she is wise and level-headed. Let me know who is your favourite Greek God or Goddess in the comments below!

This tag was created by Flip that page 

Zeus (Jupiter) – God of Sky and Thunder, King of the Gods

[Favourite book]

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Hands down, it would be Cinder by Marissa Meyer. It was the book that brought me back to reading and starting to read YA, it was beautifully written with a well-crafted world and fantastic characters.

 

Poseidon (Neptune) – God of the Seas and Earthquakes

[A book that drowned you in feels]

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston. I didn’t get into the book much until the middle and after that I absolutely loved the novel! It’s a love letter to all the misfits and the rejects that society labels nerds and weirdos. A cinderella retelling that made me like the idea of Cinderella.

 

Hades (Pluto) – God of the Underworld

[Favourite book with a dark/ominous plot]

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I would choose Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi. I loved the whole idea that Juliet is poison to anyone and no one can touch her. And its pretty dark but in a beautiful and deadly kind of way.

 

Hera (Juno) – Goddess of Marriage and Family

[Cutest fictional couple]

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I would pick Cora and Cassian from The Cage series. (Spoiler alert) Although they do not end up together, I felt that their romance throughout the entire series was awesome.

 

Athena (Minerva) – Goddess of Wisdom, Handicraft and Strategic warfare

[Series with the best world building]

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Without a doubt, The Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole. The first book, Poison Princess had me hooked all the way throughout the series. Similar to the hunger games, but with a darker dystopian and Tarot card twist

 

Aphrodite (Venus) – Goddess of Love and Beauty

[ Most beautiful cover on a 2016 release]

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I would have to go with Firstlife by Gena Showalter, the cover looks absolutely stunning and the world is built on the cover of the book!

 

Ares (Mars) – God of War and Bloodshed

[ Most violent book you’ve ever read]

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Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles #3) by Kresley Cole (I’m sorry that I repeated the book) but this series is legit gory and not for the faint-hearted. It takes about zombies and torture on every level possible. (Fair warning if you’re going to read this series, but its really good)

 

Hephaestus (Vulcan) – God of Blacksmiths and Fire

[Scorching hot swoon worthy character]

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The Darkling from The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo!!! I feel that he was totally pushed to the side due to him being a power-hungry maniac, but that darkness and vibe around him is so OMG and he totally deserved a redemption arc.

 

Artemis (Diana) – Goddess of the Hunt and Virginity

[Favourite Kick-Ass Heroine]

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Cinder in Cinder by Marissa Meyer, secretly a heir to the throne, a gifted mechanic and rebel leader, is there any more to say? (OMG, this version of the cover looks absolutely stunning)

 

Phoebus Apollo (Apollo) – God of Light and Healing

[ Sequel book that redeemed its series]

None, I wouldn’t continue reading a series if the 1st book didn’t catch my attention

 

Hermes (Mercury) – Messenger God of Thieves and Commerce

[Book with the best message]

Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick, it teaches one that beauty is from the inside, not the outside.

 

Hestia (Vesta) – Goddess of the Hearth and Home

[ Book with the most relatable story]

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Cress by Marissa Meyer. I feel that my personality is really similar to Cress’s and that she’s stuck in a satellite far in space and doesn’t fit in anywhere, this is literally me.

 

Demeter (Ceres) – Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture

[ Best bookish setting]

Factions (From the Divergent series), I think the idea of different factions really show that even though each faction is strong in different traits, when combined together, they symbolise a flawed person, like everyone of us.

 

Dionysus (Bacchus) – God of Wine and Celebration

[ 2016 release you are most anticipating]

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Glass Sword ( Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard. After the first book, I’ve been dying to find out more about Mare and her adventures.

 

 

Anyone who’s interested can take part in the tag!

This tag was fun and leave in the comments whether you have read these books or who your favourite Greek God and Goddess is!