A Spring Book Tag!

Hello, epic readers!

Spring is upon us! Lots of green, flowers, and rebirth! With that, I have a book tag here just for the season. Inspired not only by spring but other book tags, I swung this one together. I love sharing books I’ve read and/or will be reading and I think this is a fun way to do it. It’s thematic, reflecting, and also anticipating. An all-in-one!

So let’s get to tagging!

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1. A leafy book!

The Hazel Wood

Author: Melissa Albert

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Goodreads

I guess I kind of stretched this one. It’s more of one that’s got the twists of branches more than leaves. Still, pretty curious and I’m still debating on whether I should read this book or not. Dark fairytales that may or may not be real. Mom is stolen into the Hazel Wood, where these tales come from and now begins the journey to go get her.


2. A flowery book!

Beastly

Author: Alex Flinn

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Goodreads

A modern-day twist on Beauty and the Beast. Definitely a read I would recommend for those who enjoy the fairytales. The cruel and popular boy gets turned into the beast and only has so long before his curse is permanent.


3. A green book!

The Tommyknockers

Author: Stephen King

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Goodreads

People of Haven are all but selling their souls for deadly, and nearly alien, rewards. It’s turning the town into something out of this world and it all started when Bobbi Anderson stumbled across something metal, strange, and mysterious in the woods. Now it’s taking over her hometown.


4. A book you’re excited to read this spring!

After

Author: Anna Todd

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Amazon

I’m pretty stoked to read this book! The movie trailer turned me on to it and it’s been a little while since I’ve read a steamy, knot-twisting, toe-curling romance. I’ve heard from a few readers that this one is pretty good! Stubborn girl meets an intense, mysterious guy and there are no sparks. It’s straight up fire between them.


5. A new release you’d recommend to others!

Wicked Saints

Author: Emily A. Duncan

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Goodreads

A war that’s gone on forever, an unorthodox group comes together. A girl who converses with the gods, a prince with trust issues, and a boy with a barely containable secret. Amid a forbidden romance, they must assassinate their king. Will it end the war or cause more devastation to their world?

I haven’t read this yet, but the description is amazing and totally alluring. I’m very excited to read it. So much so my fingers are tingling. I’m ignoring reviews so that I can’t be swayed one way or the other.


6. A book beautiful on the inside and a book with a beautiful cover!

The Life and Death of Charlie St. Cloud

Author: Ben Sherwood

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Goodreads

This book was so incredibly moving and beautiful. I believe it’s so underrated and highly recommend reading if you haven’t. Haunting, yet charming, this story about a man still struggling years after losing his brother in a car accident was unforgettable. Every day at sunset he goes to see the spirit of his brother at sunset to play catch with him. Then suddenly, he meets Tess and he may begin to see the light that could help him move on.

Ink and Bone

Author: Rachel Caine

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Amazon

This book cover has to be one of my utmost favorites. If a book cover can come across as wise and magical, it’s right here. I was so drawn to this for how it represented the way the vivid colors blended creating something bold and ancient. I can’t get enough of it. The books on the cover all worn and well-read and the way the title strike out at me…I’m so in love with it.


7. A book that changed you!

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares

Author: Krystal Sutherland

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Goodreads

Personally, A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares did a number on me. While a fun and compelling story with adventure and tragedy and MAJOR feels, it approaches mental illness in a unique light that I think can give people a glimpse at how it can be. That and how helpless feels to be both on the outside looking in and the inside looking out.


8. A book that inspired you!

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Author: Stephen King

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Amazon

While at times I find the King-man to be a little over the top, he has some top-notch writing and I learned so much from this memoir. One of those things was to calm the fuck down and stop freaking out because I’m going to find my groove. My groove will also get destroyed and I’ll find a better groove. I also don’t have to completely compromise my style and who I am. For any genre writer, I suggest this book. Inspiring on mass levels.


For this book tag, I’m tagging:

JenAcideBibliophile

Kiera’s bookish thoughts

The Book Raven

A Court of Coffee and Books

A Book. A Thought.

 

And anyone else looking for a little spring fun with books!

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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The Feminism Book Tag

In honor of International Women’s Day, I bring you the Feminism Book Tag!!!

I snagged this from Novel Darlings book blog. It was too grand not to take part in.


1. Your favorite female author.

There are MANY women authors I read from and love, and as the indecisive little shit I am, it comes down to two women who I really enjoy reading from and that’d be Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampires and The Great Library) & Kresley Cole (The Arcana Chronicles). Fantastic ladies and superb, epic, mind-blowing authors. I’m always recommending their YA.

 

2. Your favorite heroine.

Buffy Summers has always been an inspiring heroine for me. Many argue that she isn’t a feminist icon, but to me, personally, she’s a hero.

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Gifer

Then again, if you are asking for a legit superhero, I’m going with (and this is thinking quick) Raven of the Titans. It takes a lot of strength to fight what your evil shitbrain of a father wants you to do AKA the apocalypse of hell and even more strength to protect those you care about from the darkest parts oof yourself.

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3. A novel with a feminist message.

Caraval
Author: Stephanie Garber
Caraval

Goodreads

Here’s where the message could be tricky and even argued by many. How can love and a game be a feminist message, right? Here you have the main female character getting played over and over in a game and betrayed multiple times. How is that any kind of message!?

The message to me: Take risks, especially with your heart. Be brave because in a world that’s always changing, and in many cases, is pitted against you, you must find a way to play it your way. Let yourself fall in love rather than settle for what’s safe. There’s nothing wrong or weak with wanting to be in love. Fight for what you want. Be trusting and know it doesn’t mean your naïve. It just means you are kind, strong, and willing to give your everything, because that is rare.

 

 

4. A novel with a girl on the cover.

Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Children of Blood and Bone

Amazon

The cover is gorgeous, depicting the magical, Zelie. The story, too, is incredible and magical, and I can’t wait to continue reading the series with the sequel: Children of Virtue and Vengeance.

 

5. A novel featuring a group of girls.

Daughters of the Moon
Author: Lynne Ewing
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It is about the only one I can think of right about now. A group of girls in high school are graced with being moon goddesses and are tasked, as have girls before them, to protect and save the world. Pretty awesome and mystical, though of course they have the typical teenage hormones to deal with too.

 

6. A novel with a queer feminine character.

That’s Not What Happened
Author: Kody Keplinger
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Goodreads

While this book centers around surviving tragedy, it’s no stranger to queer characters. Eden, though she isn’t a main character, is a great character. Though struggling in her own way, Keplinger doesn’t shy away from showing how she isn’t special because of her sexuality. She is loved and goes through pain just the same as everyone. She is a part of the world and not as some token.

 

7. A novel with different feminine POV.

This one is complicated because I can’t tell if it means, alternating female POVs or just a book that had a female POV that rocked you. I’ll be going with the latter.

The Rules of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman
The Rules of Magic

Goodreads

Jet, Franny, and Vincent. Each sibling got their POV spotlight, but the sisters were truly amazing. Franny especially. I was rocked by her story and the way it was told. Utterly breathtaking.

 

8. A book where a girl saves the world.

LUX
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
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Amazon

Kat, though dragged into it accidentally, becomes a heroine unexpected. Granted, she’s not alone, but she does take up the calling after being turned into a hybrid of sorts by LUX, Daemon, her next-door neighbor and alien, and helps to protect world from a mass invasion from the aliens. Crazy? Not at all. Her world is flipped upside down, but she’ll do whatever it takes to protect it.

 

9. A book where you prefer the female sidekick to the male main character.

Harry Potter
Author: J. K. Rowling
Hermione Granger is the one you think I’m going to choose, isn’t it?
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Maximum Pop

Alas, Luna Lovegood has always been my champion in this series. The quirky little Ravenclaw has always been nothing but her strange self, embracing the weird, and open to everything, but never allowed anyone make her feel unimportant or inferior. Her weirdness has kept me tough.

 

10. A book written by a male author and featuring a female character.

Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman
Ocean at the End of the Lane

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Lettie Hempstock was remarkable! So fun and filled with adventure, and there to sacrifice herself for her friend, the main character of the book. Intelligent and remarkable, she made this book for me. Her and her curious ocean.


Anyone and everyone can and should do this book tag. I really enjoyed it!

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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