I grew up during the Pokemon craze of the late 90’s and early 00’s. It was a very exciting time to be a kid, trying to collect all of the trading cards and beating every single video game… Pokemon Snap, anyone?! And with the recent release of Detective Pikachu and popularity of Pokemon Go (and yes, I do play on a regular basis), the nostalgia has been amped up. So when I saw this tag on Peruse Project’s channel, I knew I had to participate.
Please feel free to do this tag if you’re interested!
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
This book was such a delight to read. Y’all know that I’m not much of a contemporary reader, but this story was one that I immediately fell in love with. The characters were all unique and interesting. I also really enjoyed the family dynamics that were a main focus of the story. This is just a really fun and emotional read that I would recommend anyone to pick up.
Hot Fire Romance
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness
A witch and a vampire walk into a library… Sounds like the start of a joke, doesn’t it? But no, this is just the start of a steamy romance full of magic and mayhem. This is one of my favorites series and the television series is reallyyyy good too.
A Flowing, Easy To Read Book
Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
Contemporary romances are probably most people’s go-to easy read. I personally have been enjoying Welch’s romances, as they feature cute boys and international destinations such as my favorite place in the world, Ireland.
A Book That Kept You Buzzing Long After Finishing
The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty
I read this book immediately upon its release and I could not get it off my mind for the rest of the year. It truly had the biggest impact on my reading life last year. I loved everything about it.
Your Favorite First Book In A Series
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1) by Libba Bray
I’m not one for horror or scary stories, however this book changed my mind. I was immediately engrossed in the Roaring Twenties NYC setting and the characters living there. I really enjoy the multiple POVs and how each have their own story to tell.
Cold As Ice Character(s)
Victra au Julii from Golden Son (Red Rising, #2) by Pierce Brown
Victra is most definitely my main bitch. She is strong-willed, independent, and armed with the sharpest tongue. I love how cold and vicious she can be on the outside, while also having a pretty warm heart.
An Action-Packed Book
Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1) by Susan Dennard
This book starts off in the middle of a chase scene and doesn’t let off from there. I fell in love with the energy in this novel and I can say that it carries throughout the entire series so far. I am super excited for the next installment!
A Toxic But Still Enjoyable Book
A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, #1) by Brigid Kemmerer
I’m not sure this book is really problematic in any way, but due to it being a remake of Beauty and the Beast, and how some find that story to be nothing but an example of Stockholm Syndrom.. I guess it works. Either way, it’s soooo good. It really might be my favorite retelling.
Nikki from Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
I really love Nikki as a main character. She was so relatable trying to be independent and live her own life, while trying to also keep her family and community happy. I also loved the relationships she formed with all of the widows. It almost made me jealous of her… Haha!
Favorite High Fantasy Book
Furyborn (Empirium, #1) by Claire Legrand
I loved this book soooo much when I first read it. I have the sequel as well, but I think a reread is needed first before diving into it. It’s definitely coming up on soon again on my TBR.
A Predictable Plot
Freeks by Amanda Hocking
Yeahhhhhh, the “twist” in this book wasn’t even a twist. I knew that was going to be the case from the very beginning. Yawn.
A Book That Annoys You
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
This book got so much buzz when it was first released, but it really didn’t do anything for me. The concept and story was really interested but I hated the whiny main character so much that it ruined everything else for me.
A Hard To Describe Book
Navigating the Stars (Sentinels of the Galaxy, #1) by Maria V. Snyder
This book is a futuristic science fiction that focus on science groups locating and trying to unlock the secrets of some artifacts that have been found on multiple planets. That’s about all that I can really explain without getting into a whole bunch of stuff. It’s one of those books with just a lot going on.
Everyone’s Dead, A Book Where No One Is Safe
Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, #1) by Fonda Lee
This family is basically cursed with bad luck. When you mix gang fighting with magic powers, bad things are bound to happen and happen quite a lot. This book will definitely keep you on your toes.
A Book With Fantastic Creatures
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) by Holly Black
This series is centered around Fae, so of course magical creatures run amok all through the pages. And I love it so much!
Dark And Twisted Story
Give the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love, #1) by Beth Revis
A book all about necromancy and how one woman uses her dark side to keep loved ones around in hopes to save her country. As you can imagine, things get really dark pretty quick.
A Book With Pirates
Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King, #2) by Tricia Levenseller
This book is literally about the daughter of a pirate king and a siren. There are battles and sword fighting, and of course a bit of romance. What more can you ask for?
A Book With Fae/Fairies
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
This one is going to come out of left field a bit, but hear me out… Kal Gilwraeth is actually an alien version of Fae. That is coming straight from the mouths of Amie and Jay, too! So yes, let’s give it up for some space elves! They deserve some love and recognition as well.
What are some answers you would use for this tag? Have you read any of the books on my list? Do you agree with my choices?