Happy Tuesday everyone,
Most of you know that I’m terrible when it comes to tags, but Holly tagged me in this one and as today marks the release of the third book in her Infernal Hunt series, I figured it would be a good opportunity to fulfill this one 😉
I have been avoiding PokemonGO because the last time I played Pokemon, my life passed before my eyes. I know better than to begin temptation. Still, I love the idea of this tag ❤
So here we go!
How can I possible be expected to remember this? I distinctly remember reading The Monster at the End of this Book — I think it might have been the first one I read completely on my own, but then again, I was three or four so my memory probably isn’t the best 😛
But my parents were always reading to me, and books surrounded me from the day I was born…
How can you just pick one? Jane Eyre is definitely at the top of that list — I just finished my annual reread of it yesterday. Besides that, Harry Potter and The Westing Game are iconic classics for me because they compelled me to want to write.
Ooph! I remember when Pride and Prejudice and Zombies first came out and it was all over the place and people were loving it and I just kept thinking: why would anyone throw zombies into PRIDE AND PREJUDICE! And then write a prequel and a sequel! That might just be me being prejudiced, but I’m not a fan 😛
Pirate Eyes… oh that’s shameless, Faith…
In all seriousness, I think I’d have to put Susanna Kearsley’s books on this list. She’s an author whose stories often center on women who have ties to a past life. They are always unique, but the premise is always based on the same trope. And I love it. Mariana and The Winter Sea are my favourite of hers!
Quite a few high fantasy series fall under this category. Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, Terry Goodkind’s The Sword of Truth, Steven Erikson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen. I have the first book for each of these on my bookshelf at home, but I keep avoiding them because I don’t have the time to dive into another large series.
So many books. I used to read under the covers as a child. Actually Dracula was one of those that I couldn’t put down. And then it actually did keep me up because at 10 I was pretty freaked out by the idea of a vampire ;P More recently, I stayed up to finish The Book Thief–I dare you to get to the last part and not read to the end!
Harry Potter spoilers follow! You’ve been warned!
Severus & Lily. Of course, this is all non-canon, but I can’t help myself. The foundation is there. And my heart breaks everytime I read Chapter 33 of HP & the Deathly Hallows. (The Prince’s Tale). ALWAYS!
But in the realm of reality, my OTPs include Jane & Rochester, Margaret & Thornton, and most of Jane Austen’s main pairings. When it comes to true love, I defer to the classics 😉
The first two installments of Holly’s Infernal Hunt series fits well here 🙂 Infernal Ties & Infernal Bonds were incredibly gripping reads. With a fierce protagonist, a vivid setting and an entertaining cast of characters, they were easy to get lost in!
A week ago, I would have said Harry Potter, but then there was The Cursed Child…. Don’t get me wrong, the nostalgic sentiment hasn’t gone, but expectations have diminished. Still, I do love Harry and I do have hope that JK can pull off some magic yet.
Hmm… I’ll have to say KJ Chapman’s EVO Nation series and not because I expected it not to be awesome. I just went in with no real expectations at all and was completely blown away by it! It’s a dystopian sci-fi led by Teddie, a tough female protagonist with special powers who is hunted by the government and her own kind. A brilliant read I highly recommend you check out 🙂
Last week, I would have said V.E. Schawb’s Shades of Magic series, but now I’ve read the first book and I know it’s fantastic 😀 So, the next series that people keep extolling that I’m still excited to discover is Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle (though I have been warned to be skeptical of the last book).
Jane Eyre. My classical go-to, I already have about four copies of it. I need that to grow. Extensively. I’d love a first edition ❤
My own! Shameless, Faith. Shameless ;P
In all honesty, I have so many friends on this blog who’s debuts I am excited for, especially Sara Letourneau’s The Keeper’s Curse. She’s posted so many amazing teasers on her blog, building character and setting. I can’t wait for it to be published one day 😀
I have a few. Despite The Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling remains high on that last. V.E. Schwab has earned her spot there. Neil Gaiman has always been on that list too. He is definitely one of my favourite authors, each story so unique and magical. A true genius!
And will probably BE waiting on forever: The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin.
So there we go! That was a rather long tag, but so much fun 🙂 I’m not sure who has been tagged and who hasn’t, so there’s an open invite to anyone who wants to!
If you do decide to participate, or if you already have, please leave a comment so I can check it out 🙂
May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,