Thank you, Next book tag!

I was nominated for this by the lovely Ash over at Once Upon a Bookshelf, and you should go and give her blog some love!

This looks like a super fun tag based on an Ariana Grande song, so here we go.

Name a books you said “thank you, next” to. I.E you did not finish.

I managed to get an ARC of this through Netgalley, and had seen some people raving about it on twitter. It just didn’t do anything for me, I hate DNF’ing a book, however, I barely made it 20% into this one before giving up.

Name a book that taught you love.

God! I fell in love with this book pretty much from the first chapter, and Amani and Jin are true relationship goals! The romance though this series is soooo swoony and I couldn’t get enough of it.

Name a book that taught you patience

I mean, technically this is still teaching me patience. We’ve waited years for the next book and still no release date! I love the TV series, but really want to see how the books will end because I cant see it being the same.

Name a book that taught you pain.

I think I cried though 90% of this book. Some happy and some sad, but oh god did parts of it kill me. I expected deaths, just not that many, and not the characters that I loved.

Name a book that you loved at the time of reading but in hindsight you do not like as much anymore but which you still learned some other quality from.

I’m really struggling to think of one for this! If anything I tend to like the book more the second time round because I take my time and get more details.

Name a book you’re currently talking to. i.e have the hots for.

God I loved the first book in this series, so when I was approved for this on Netgalley I literally whooped with joy! This is a fantastic Asian inspired fantasy, and has some truly awesome characters. If you havent already picked up Shadow of the Fox you should do it now. You can find my full review for this here.

Name the book that gon’ last – the book of you – the book that helped you love yourself a little bit more.

There are so few books out there with ‘big girl’ representation, but Nina Zenik has got to be my favourite. Not one to shy away from her curves or size, she uses it to her advantage and is even described as sexy.

So there are my ‘thank you next’s’. This was a really fun tag to do, and as always if you fancy taking part in this consider yourself tagged!

8 thoughts on “Thank you, Next book tag!

  1. Susan says:

    What Nina did for you, Kaz did for me… sounds crazy doesnt it. But I never thought of myself as having PTSD from my childhood or the ramifications of it on the rest of my life. Take away his pentchion for violence and brilliant scheming and we are much the same. I have a hard time showing love in the right ways. I’m fiercely protective of and loyal to people but they would probably never know it because I’m afraid to show them. And once you betray that? I have no issue cutting ties and walking away.

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    • Becky's Book Blog says:

      Doesn’t sound crazy at all! Nina massively helped me come to terms with my size, that it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I’m not unfit just big and that it can be seen as a good thing and even attractive really made me realise that I should just own it. 💛

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      • Susan says:

        Exactly and I think so many women unfairly go through that for so many different reasons… weight.. chest size… too tall.. too short… societal norms make it impossible for women to look in the mirror and just like themselves. We need more female characters like Nina. More complex characters like Kaz. More disabled characters like Wylan… because we all need to stop feeling shamed. Kaz said it… people can suffer so much but it is shame that holds them back. We all need to stop feeling shamed by the pressures of society’s norms.

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      • Becky's Book Blog says:

        I definitely agree! So much of my childhood was spent trying to fit in, and it wasn’t till I went to University that I just realised, fuck it, this is me! Like it or lump it, I’m certainly not changing for anyone

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