Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past days, you’ll all know by now that the Percy Jackson series is being made into a TV series on Disney +! I’m incredibly excited about this and sincerely hope it’ll be better than the movie version. To celebrate the announcement, I wanted to do a book tag . . . but I didn’t like any of the existing ones. So, I made my own instead.
I tag anyone who wants to join in with this, just please link back to my blog.
Your Favourite Main Character From a Book Series
Either Tessa Gray or Jude Duarte, for sure. Both are strong, badass women. I relate to Tessa a lot and she means so much to me, but I also admire Jude’s complexity and find it refreshing to read about a morally grey female character. I’ll never understand why people love to hate on main characters so much.
Your Favourite Wise Book Quote
“Daisy was Carole King, she was Laura Nyro. Hell, she could have been Joni Mitchell. And they wanted her to be Olivia Newton-John.” I absolutely adore this quote from Daisy Jones & the Six, the book itself is so quotable, but that one particularly is so poignant.
A Book You Can Always Count On (to Cheer You Up)
I’m not a huge re-reader, but I know I can always count on something sweet and romantic to cheer me up. Some books that come to mind are Prince Charming (previously titled Royals) by Rachel Hawkins, Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler and What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter. They’re the type of feel good books I can finish within a few hours.
Your Favourite Unlikely Hero
Hands down, Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses. His character development is incredible as is his backstory and motives behind everything — when he showed up at the wedding in and played the villain when he was actually saving Feyre, my heart was in my throat.
A Character You Didn’t Like at First But Eventually Grew on You
Kestrel from The Winner’s Curse series. Her development is easily one of the best I’ve ever seen — in the first book, she was privileged, shallow and passive, but then we see her ambition and calculated nature in the second book. I’ve seen people talking about the series before, but not nearly enough and I believe it’s a criminally underrated series.
A Guilty Pleasure Book to Indulge In
After by Anna Todd. I know it’s a controversial take, but I love the angst, the tension and the twists. People prematurely judge it because it started out as a fanfiction, yet it had me internally screaming at 2am all the same.
A Character You Would Bring Back (to Life)
Finnick, Tris, Will . . . There’s too many! Will died of old age, so I suppose that’s sweet and I’m more bitter about Tris because I felt Allegiant was a poor ending to the series. Finnick, however, I would bring him back to life in a heartbeat and I stand by the fact he didn’t deserve his fate.
A Character You Would Dive Into the Abyss to Save
Jem Carstairs. As much as I adore Wessa, I would sacrifice anything to protect my baby Jem from pain. His strength and good heart makes him infinitely loveable. I 100% believe he deserves the world.
THE LIGHTNING THIEF
A Book You’d Steal to Get Your Hands on Early (Upcoming Release)
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik. From the synopsis alone, this book will be my entire brand and I would quite possibly sell my soul to get my hands on an ARC. Although, I doubt that’ll ever happen.
A Book that Doesn’t Look Like Much But is Special to You
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. That was the first book I found where the main character had an eating disorder and it wasn’t her entire personality trait or the focus of the book — it was another part of Sydney and was addressed. Whilst the representation isn’t perfect, I read Bloodlines at such a bad time in my life and it’s so important to me.
A Book You Could Get Lost In
If you’ve seen some of my other posts, you’ll know how much I love to yell about From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout and I feel no shame about using it as my answer here. I couldn’t put the book down and was up the entire night reading it. Clean by Juno Dawson is another one that comes to mind, so is Half Truths by Claire Contreras. The latter is NA and is set at a prestigious college with a secret society — aka one of my favourite tropes.
CURSE OF ACHILLES
The Trope that is Your Biggest Weakness
Enemies to lovers. It’s a classic that I can’t resist.
I’m really interested to know what you think about the Percy Jackson TV series, so let me know in the replies and tell me who your God parent would be/what cabin you would be in. Mine would be Poseidon.
read it and weep,