Hey, y’all, it’s Lila! I hope y’all are having a lovely day! I’m back with a tag–but this time I was actually tagged for it haha! Today I will be “accepting”…DRUMROLL PLEASE!…The Unique Blogger Award! I was tagged by the lovely Claire @ Cup of Books, so a huge thank you to her for spreading the fun!
- Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you
- Answer the questions
- In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award
- Ask them 3 questions
What three different fictional characters would you marry, kiss or kill?
Marry – Thomas Cresswell – I read Stalking Jack The Ripper for the first time last October and I absolutely fell for Thomas Cresswell. He’s handsome and witty and intelligent, but more than that he believes in Audrey-Rose and in her capability. He’s the perfect example of a male feminist–he works with and for women, doesn’t belittle women, and doesn’t center himself. I also love how Thomas is witty and sharp, but simultaneously doesn’t try to hide his soft heart. He’s exactly what I’d want in a guy and I’d 100% marry him a snap!
Kiss – Rhysand – I know most people would probably choose Rhysand to marry, but in all honesty, he just seems way too perfect to be real. That’s really the main reason he came in second. Anyhoo, Rhysand is sexy, kind, witty, and a big ol’ softy and I think we could have a nice fling.
Kill – Everyone from the Red Queen series – You may have heard of my extreme dislike for Mare Barrow, but have I told you how much I hate all of the other characters in the Red Queen series? Maven is terrible. Period. Cal spends every book moping. Farley isn’t really a stand out either. And everyone else barely plays a role (at least, not in the first two books). All of the main cast is totally sucky and I can’t imagine why anyone would consider them “leaders” in any way because they’re just a bunch of giant, whiny toddlers.
What’s your favorite book your read in 2017?
My favorite read of 2017 was undoubtedly The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, which was a total dark horse that seemingly came out of nowhere at the end of the year. The City of Brass is a YA/Adult crossover fantasy set in The Middle East with #ownvoices Muslim representation. It’s a grand, magical adventure full of action, intrigue, and a hint of romance. More than that, The City of Brass is incredibly thematically complex and mature, which I really appreciated. The book intertwines the stories of Nahri, a con woman on the streets of Cairo who discovers that she is more than she thought, and Ali, who is the young second son of the king of a mystical, ancient city of djinn. I can’t say much more because the book is so complex that it’s hard not to give something important away and spoil you. But trust me–you have to read this one!
What book are you most excited to be released in 2018?
I’ve been burned by the hype before but I can’t help but come back for more! So this year I’m picking three most anticipated releases–one sequel, one hyped (non-sequel) book, one backup, non-hyped (non-sequel) book! So I’ll tell you my pick for each category…
- Non-Sequel/Hyped – The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
- This book is probably the most hyped winter 2017/2018 debut and honestly I’m falling hard for the hype. The Hazel Wood sounds to me like Holly Black’s fae meets Inkheart and I am so here for it!
- Non-Sequel/Non-Hyped – Blood And Sand by C.V. Wyk
- Apparently this is a story about “a warrior princess and a handsome gladiator who dared take on the Roman Republic―and gave rise to the legend of Spartacus.” Need I say more?
- Sequel – A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
- ASDHFLDJGKDFlLLL!!! I can’t wait to fid out what happens to my babies, Helene and Elias! (and I guess Laia too, she’s okay I suppose) A Torch against the Night really solidified my love for this series and got me super invested in it and I’ve been waiting since summer 2016 to get my hands on the third book!
- If you could speak any language other than the languages you currently speak, which language would you choose and why?
- If I began a story with “Once upon a time…”, how would you finish the story?
- What is your astrological sign and what book would you recommend to people who are the same sign as you?