The A – Z – Booktag!

Hello! Time for another booktag and this one sounds super fun. I saw this over on BookBugWorld, so be sure to go check out Rejitha’s post as well. I’m not sure who the original creator was, so if you do let me know & I will link back to them :D.

A- Author you have read the most books from.

This would probably be Sarah J, Maas, just because of how many series she how and how long they are.

B – Best sequel ever.

This is HARD because there are some spectacular sequels out there. I’m gonna have to pick A Radical Act of Free Magic by H.G. Parry. This series completely blew me away and, despite how heavy the story and how much of a chunk it is, I struggled not devouring this in one, pretty huge, sitting.

C- Currently reading.

I’ve almost finished this and, although it’s a little less creepy than I was expecting, I’m loving it. The writing, the atmosphere, the setting, everything is just *chefs kiss* and I can’t wait to finish it.

D – Drink of choice.

Regular drink – water, but if we’re talking alcoholic then I’m quite partial to a cocktail or fruity gin and lemonade. Yes, I’m one of those weird brits who doesn’t drink tea or coffee!

E – E-reader or physical book.

To read? E-reader or paperback. To look at and gush over how pretty it is? Hardback all the way!

F – Fictional character you would have dated in high school.

I was a bit of a nerd in high-school… shocker I know! So maybe someone like Elend from Sanderson’s Mistborn series because we would have absolutely bonded over our love of books.

G – Glad you gave this book a chance.

If you know me, then you know that I am a self confessed wimp, which is why it took me a while to convince myself to give this a go, but boy am I glad I did. Turns out that books are one of the few ‘horror’ elements I can deal with, and I ended up absolutely devouring this.

H – Hidden Gem.

I don’t see this book getting anywhere near the praise it deserves. The authors YA series is incredibly popular, but I thought this was SO much better. It’s magical realism at it’s best, and Cordova’s lush writing style made sure I’d highlighted the majority of the book by the end.

I – Important moment in your reading life.

I wouldn’t say I have a ‘moment’ per-se. More a bunch of tiny little moments that led to me being the reader I am today, the support of my family, my nan buying me as many books as I wanted growing up, both her and my dad reading to be when I was younger, my Aunt introducing me to my first ever ‘adult’ book as a teen. All of these little things, and these people helped further my love for reading.

J – Just finished.

Whew this book blew me away. It’s filled with anger, sadness and joy. A story about women growing claws and wings and teeth and tearing apart the men that had wronged them. It’s an incredibly poignant read, especially with society today, and has easily become one of my all time favourites.

K – Kind of book you wont read.

I’m not really into erotica or straight horror (i don’t mind it with a fantasy twist.)

L – Longest book you’ve read.

According to Goodreads, it’s this absolute chunk coming in at 1,178 pages!

M – Major book hangover because of.

This book absolutely broke me. The series in general was emotional, but the ending of this had me an absolute wreck and, after I’d finished, I just had to sit fir a bit to grasp what I’d read. Major book hangover.

N – Number of bookshelves you own.

I have 3 big and three kind of small, hanging bookcases. Plus the stacks and stacks of book on my floor, under my bed, on top of my drawers…. you know how it goes!

O – One book you’ve read multiple times.

This is one of my comfort series. It’s fast, filled with romance and mythology and never fails to cheer me up (even while breaking my heart) and get me out of a reading slump.

P – Preferred place to read.

Anywhere I can get comfy really. I read a lot in bed or in a big comfy chair we have in the living room, but I will pretty much read anywhere I can sit/lie down.

Q – Quote that inspires you.

I wouldn’t say this inspires me per-se, but it’s one of those book quotes that gave me goosebumps, and one that certainly stuck with me, long after reading.

James Juniper is just a girl, most of the time. The rest of the sisters of Avalon are just maids or mill workers, dancers or fortune tellers, mothers or daughters. Everyday sorts of women with everyday sorts of lives, not worth mentioning in any story worth telling. But tonight, beneath the Rose Moon of June, they are witches. They are crones and maidens, villains and temptresses, and all the stories belong to them.” – The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

R – Reading regrets.

Can’t say that I have any. Maybe requesting too many ARC’s on Netgalley but I feel that’s more of a toxic trait than a regret lol.

S – Series you’ve started and need to finsh.

So, so many lol, but the one that springs to mind is An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I read the first book years ago, and would definitely need to re-read before carrying on with the series, something I’m hoping to do soon.

T – Three of your all time favourite books.

Every single one of these books blew me away. and stuck with me long after finishing. Two are stand alone’s, but Jade City is the first book in the Greenbone Saga which, if you haven’t already, you should 100% pick up because it is outstanding!

V – Very excited about this release.

I mean… did you expect it to be anything else? I just got my hands on an arc of this and it’s taking every single bit of my self control to not pick it up straight away. I have a few ARC’s and blog tour reads, but once they’re out of the way I’m giving this 100% of my attention.

W – Worst bookish habit.

Errrm. I don’t really know if I have any. Maybe that I break the spines on paperbacks because it’s so much easier to read them that way, and I like when a book looks worn and read, that to me is a sign of a well loved book.

X – X marks the spot. Pick the 27th book from your top left shelf.

This is a recent addition to my shelves after reading The Love Hypothesis and wanting to pick up more romance. I’ve heard some good things about it, so am hoping I will enjoy it.

Y – Your latest purchase.

I’ve been meaning to pick this series up for a while now and I’ve finally got myself a copy which, we all know, doesn’t necessarily mean I’m going to pick it up, but it’s one step closer right?

Z – Z snatcher. Book that kept you up way too late.

This is the last book that managed to keep me reading well past my bed time. It was so much fun read filled with steamy romance and a fantastic bunch of characters.

Whew! That’s one beast of a booktag! Now time for my tags. Please don’t feel the need to take part because I’ve tagged you and, similarly, please feel free to take part even if you haven’t been tagged!

Dini / Leslie / Jordyn / Kat / Sheri


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  1. ahh this is such an interesting tag!! I LOVED READING YOUR ANSWERS! also night of the dragon sounds amazing, HOW HAD I NEVER HEARD OF IT UNTIL NOW?? YOUR BLOG DESIGN IS GORGEOUS, EXCUSE ME WHILE I JUST GUSH OVER IT FOREVER

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  2. Ooooooh, this looks pretty exciting! Definitely love Sarah J. Mass’s books, read one or two and they’re really good, though right now I’m focusing on reading another series. (Namely rereading Harry Potter for the umpteenth time, partly because I’m 13 which means I’m still getting through the adult Easter eggs, partly because I love it.) Great read, though, thanks!

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  3. Wooooooow!! This is an amazing tag, thanks for tagging me! I am so glad to see Jade City as one of your favorites because it is one of mine too! I really need to pick up Once and Future Witches!! I’ll have to look if it’s Sarah Maas or Cassandra Clare who has the most! I hope you have a lovely week!! ❤

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