What better way to kick off another year of reading/bookselling/book blogging than with a shiny new book tag, especially one that gives us the opportunity to reminisce over all the books we read last year!
- Link back to the original creator, Phoenix @ Books With Wings
- Thank the person who tagged you!
- Answer all the questions.
- Tag at least 4 people.
Part One: the beginning of the year!
Name a book that you were really excited for.
Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis – I’m always on the look out for new YA horrors and this one sounded really promising. Better yet, it lived up to my expectations!
Name a book that started out really well.
Angel’s Blood by Nalini Singh – I really loved the idea of angels being these bloodthirsty creatures and while I did enjoy this book, it tapered off at the end and I wasn’t sold on the sequel.
Part Two: the world goes on hold!
Name a book that had an unexpected plot twist.
The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal – I don’t know what I was really expecting with this one as I called it fairly early on but it’s so well written that I was still surprised at the lengths that Silas went to to achieve his goal.
Name a book where you felt like nothing happened.
The Butterfly Tattoo by Philip Pullman – I was pretty disappointed in this one really, not much happens or is it ever really explained. And that ending really annoyed me!
Name a book where two main characters were separated.
Crave by Tracey Wolff – I don’t want to spoil anything but Grace and Jaxon are separated for most of this book in some way or another, whether it’s through their own behaviour or the twist at the end!
Part Three: the world tries to reopen (and begins a second wave of the pandemic)!
Name a book in which the characters made a bad decision.
The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne – You could say that Amelie made the ultimate worst decision when she decided to date Reese but that’s the benefit of hindsight!
Name a book with an impatient/overly eager character.
Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall – Sara, the main character, is definitely impatient to find out what happened to her sister and eager to follow the midnight road to find out…
Part Four: the world adjusts (not sure if this ever really happened but ok)!
Name a book where a character’s goals change midway.
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco – What starts out as Emilia wanting to find out who murdered her twin sister becomes something much bigger when the Princes of Hell get involved…
Part Five: the end and looking forwards!
Name a book whose sequel you really anticipated/are anticipating.
Always by Morris Gleitzman (sequel to the Once series) – This book’s publication has been pushed back a few times already so I’m not so patiently waiting for it to finally be released. It’s the final book in this series so I’m trying to pace myself with getting to the end.
Name a book whose sequel was better than the original.
I didn’t really read many sequels in 2020, and the ones I did read I wouldn’t say were better than the originals anyway 😂
Name a book that you read just to finish it.
Girl 38 by Ewa Josefkowicz – Not that this book was bad but it just didn’t grab me as much as others from the same genre.
What did you think? Do we have some of the same answers? Or maybe you know exactly how you’d answer these prompts? I’d love to know!
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