The Holiday Drinks Book Tag | Blogmas 2018

I saw this post over on Emma’s Chapter and it was orignally posted on Browsing for Books by Cerys and thought it would make a great addition to my blogmas posts! 

Ò Hot Chocolate – Recommend a Book That’s Sweet Through and Through

I struggled with this. I do not read cutsie books , I am more of a darker reader. I think the closest one would have to be To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.

Ò Peppermint Mocha – Recommend a Book With a Lot of Strong Emotions

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas put me on an emotional rollercoaster and has such strong and important topics.

Ò Apple Cider – Recommend a Book Full of Characters with Questionable Morals

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf is filled with characters that each have their own motives and although you like some more than others the ones you may like don’t have the best of intention or very good morals.

Ò Eggnog – Recommend a Book That’s Mostly Fun, With Just a Hint of Danger

Light Years by Kass Morgan was a surprising read for me this year. It definitely was full of fun, and adventure but had that impending danger feel throughout the book.

Ò Gingerbread Latte – Recommend a Book With a Lot of Action

For this one I have a couple or Middle Grade books I read this year that were fun reads, filled with mythical/magical creatures and lots of action!

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

Spread the Holiday Spirit!

I tag everyone who reads this post on my blog to participate in this tag post! 

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12 Days of Books Tag| Blogmas 2018

I created this post a few years ago, you can check out the embarrassing 1st post here! I had done many tags since I have started book blogging and wanted to add to the fun of the season by creating my own! I thought this song was very fitting for a tag and hope everyone enjoys it! I worked really hard trying to come up with categories that fit into each section of the song, its corny and some of it is a stretch, but whatever!  If you decide to participate and do this tag I would love for you to leave your link so that I may see the choices you made. I have done this the past few years and I think this year was the easiest to come up with answers!


 

On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree  : The Partridge Stood Alone In The Pear Tree? What is Your Favorite Stand Alone of 2017?

I feel like I did not read a lot of Stand alone books this year and its hard because the book I want to say could totally be turned into another book, but I am going to use it anyways because as of right now I believe it is a stand alone.

Uncharted by Erin Cashman

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Two Turtle Doves : Love Is In The Air, Who Is You OTP?

OTPs are always hard for me because I end up shipping characters with myself. I have to say that there were a few this year though that I was rooting for from the beginning. This was a big one for me (this could be seen as a spoiler I guess so stop reading if you havent read Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

 

 

 

Lei & Wren

 

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Three French Hens :  In The Spirit Of Threes, What Is The Best Trilogy Your Have Read?

Going off the books I read this year I finished 2 trilogies and out of those 2 the better one was A Wicked Trilogy by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Four Calling Birds : Since Series Usually Consist of Four or More Books What Is Your Favorite Series?

I finally finished the Marked Men Series by Jay Crownover this year and I adored it! I love all those men so much and wish I knew them all in real life.

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Five Golden Rings : One Ring To Rule Them All! Who is Your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

This is a tough one, I feel like I didnt read a book with a real stand out villain, but I think I am going to have to go with Gwen from Phoenix Fire by SD Grimm

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Six Geese a Laying : Creation Is A Beautiful Thing! What is Your Favorite World/World-Building?

I absolutely adored the world in both Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan and Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. I cant pick just one and this is my post so I can do what I want 🙂

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Seven Swans a Swimming: Who Needs Seven Swans When All It Takes Is One Good Animal Sidekick To Make A Hero Rock! Who Is Your Favorite Animal Sidekick?

All of the animals in Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce were the best (also really the only book I read that had animal sidekicks)

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eight Maids a Milking: Milk Is So 18th Century! Which Book or Series Takes Beverages/Food To A Whole New Level?

The food in The Crowns of Croswald by D.E Night really sounded delicious, mostly all the pies!

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Nine Ladies Dancing : Dancing is Just One Skill of a Lady! Who is Your Favorite Kickass Female Lead?

I read so many books with great female leads and could list a whole bunch but I will pick just one- Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Ten Lords a Leaping: Leaping Lords? How About Who Is Your Favorite Leading Lad?

I feel like the majority of the books I read this year focused mostly on females unless they were romance/new adult books. I loved the Royal Boys from The Royal series by Erin Watt!

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eleven Pipers Piping: Where Would We Be Without Music? What Is Your Favorite Book or Bookish Thing That Deals With Music? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

This is the only one I do not really have an answer for this year. Leah on the Offbeat by Beck Albertalli is the only one I remember referencing music.

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming: Drum Roll Please…………………….What Is Your Favorite Read of This Year?

Like any true book lover could pick just one. I will be posting my top reads of 2018 soon! I am going to be splitting it into top 2018 releases and top backlist reads!

 

I hope you participate in this tag and leave me links to your answers! Happy Holidays! 

Christmas Character Tag | Blogmas 2018

I found this tag as part of the Book ending winter event and thought it sounded like fun and would make a great Blogmas post! 

Rules:

  • Answer all prompts.
  • Answer honestly.
  • Tag 1-12 people.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
  • Have fun!

Santa Clause
A Gift You Received or Want This Year

I really want a KitchenAid so I can start doing more baking! 

Mrs. Clause
A Favorite Holiday Treat to Have Every Year

I absolutely love the gourmet popcorn from target that only comes around this time of the year. Along with peppermint mochas and reeses christmas trees! 

Ghost of Christmas Past
A Holiday Memory from Your Past

The thing I remember most about growing  up around Christmas time was going to the Christmas Eve service at church. 

Buddy the Elf
“The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”
A Holiday Song You like to Sing Each Holiday Season

Baby Its Cold Outside is my favorite Christmas song ! 

Misfit Toys
An Unpopular Toy You Really Wanted to Get One Year

I cant even remember, I know we really wanted a furby growing up.

Grinch
A Moment When Your Heart Grew Three Sizes

Always when I watch the solider coming home videos 

Jack Frost
A Tradition You Like to Do Every Winter

Hiding from the cold is a must! Also reading a ton! 

Hero Boy
A Moment You Believed in a Holiday Wish/Miracle

I do not think I have ever had one of these moments. (Birthday wishes thats a totally different situation)

Cindy Lou Who
A Favorite Holiday Tradition

Watching Elf on the night of Thanksgiving 

Frosty the Snowman
A Memory Involving Snow or A Memory You Would Like to Have Involving Snow

In college we had the first ever snow day in many many years. Someone had organized a snowball fight that everyone was invited to. It was the craziest and biggest snowball fight I have ever been a part of. 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
A Holiday Activity You Like Doing

Watching Christmas Movies and baking cookies! 

Ebenezer Scrooge
“Bah, Humbug!”
A Favorite Holiday Saying or Quote

“MAX. HELP ME… I’m FEELING.”- The Grinch

Spread the Holiday Spirit!
Tag 1-12 People!

I tag everyone who reads this post on my blog to participate in this tag post! 

2018 Mid-Year Book Freak Out | Book Tag

I have seen this going around Booktube. I thought it would be a good idea to do since when the end of the year rolls around I can never remember the things about the books I read at the beginning of the year. 

♦ Best Book Read So Far in 2018

Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

♦ Best Sequel 

Wolf Speaker by Tamora Pierce

♦ New 2018 Release You Have Not Read Yet

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

♦ Most Anticipated Read of 2018 That Hasn’t Come Out Yet

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

♦ Biggest Disappointment 

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

♦ Biggest Surprise

Paper Princess by Erin Watt

♦ Favorite New To Me Author

A.R Torre

♦ Newest Fictional Crush

Rome Archer from Rome by Jay Crownover

♦ Book That Made You Cry

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

♦ Book That Made You Happy

Rome by Jay Crownover

♦ Most Beautiful Book You Bought

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

♦ Books You Have to Read in the Rest of 2018

There are so many to pick just a few. I will make a post about the books I want to read in the rest of 2018 soon!

 

12 Days of Books | 2017 Christmas Book Tag

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I created this post a few years ago, you can check out the embarrassing 1st post here! I had done many tags since I have started book blogging and wanted to add to the fun of the season by creating my own! I thought this song was very fitting for a tag and hope everyone enjoys it! I worked really hard trying to come up with categories that fit into each section of the song, its corny and some of it is a stretch, but whatever!  If you decide to participate and do this tag I would love for you to leave your link so that I may see the choices you made. I really tried to pick from a variety of books I read this year, but I didn’t read a lot so there are some repeats. Sorry.


 

On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree  : The Partridge Stood Alone In The Pear Tree? What is Your Favorite Stand Alone of 2017?

I am pretty sure this is staying a stand alone, RoseBlood by A.G Howard. I absolutely adore A.G Howard and this book did not disappoint! It is inspired by the Phantom of the Opera and took an interesting twist to the story.

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Two Turtle Doves : Love Is In The Air, Who Is You OTP?

OTPs are always hard for me because I end up shipping characters with myself. But I think my OTP for this year is Freddie and Rain from Haven by Mary Lindsey

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Three French Hens :  In The Spirit Of Threes, What Is The Best Trilogy Your Have Read?

I have been terrible at completing trilogies/series lately and so I will have to stick with the answer I used a few years ago. – I absolutely fell in love with the Splintered Trilogy by A.G Howard. I am usually weird about trilogies because I think they always fall apart at the second book and for most the third book just fails all expectations. That was not the case for these books. They were fantastic and everything I wanted from an Alice in Wonderland retelling!

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Four Calling Birds : Since Series Usually Consist of Four or More Books What Is Your Favorite Series?

Like I stated above I have been horrible at completing series recently, but I have started a few and working on some others that although not completed I absolutely adore! Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R Ward and the Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs!

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Five Golden Rings : One Ring To Rule Them All! Who is Your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

Although she might not be considered a villain by some my favorite villain from 2017 reads was Anna from Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. She was badass and intense.

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Six Geese a Laying : Creation Is A Beautiful Thing! What is Your Favorite World/World-Building?

Although sometimes I struggled to really picture the setting I thought that the world created by Ann Leckie in Ancillary Justice was amazing! It was so unique and so intriguing.

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Seven Swans a Swimming: Who Needs Seven Swans When All It Takes Is One Good Animal Sidekick To Make A Hero Rock! Who Is Your Favorite Animal Sidekick?

I would definitely have to say the animals in RoseBlood by A.G Howard! They were definitely entertaining.

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eight Maids a Milking: Milk Is So 18th Century! Which Book or Series Takes Beverages/Food To A Whole New Level?

This is always a stumper for me. I did not read enough fantasy this year (which usually included unique food and beverages) and really think I just don’t pay enough attention to food. I know there was some pretty interesting things in Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie but cannot remember specifically.

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Nine Ladies Dancing : Dancing is Just One Skill of a Lady! Who is Your Favorite Kickass Female Lead?

I absolutely adored Mercy Thompson from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. She is so badass and is a mechanic. She does her own thing and doesn’t care what anyone else thinks of her.  But my favorite female lead of the books I read this year was Kate from Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman!

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Ten Lords a Leaping: Leaping Lords? How About Who Is Your Favorite Leading Lad?

There were quite a few amazing leading lads from the books I read this year. I read a lot more romancy type books (mainly paranormal romance) than I normally do so there were some swoon worthy and just perfect guys. Some honorable mentions include Rain from Haven by Mary Lindsey, Rishi from When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, Reece from Black Bird of the Galows by Meg Kassel and Ben from By A Charm And A Curse by Jamie Questell. But the man that stole my heart and completely won me over was Oz from Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry!

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eleven Pipers Piping: Where Would We Be Without Music? What Is Your Favorite Book or Bookish Thing That Deals With Music? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

In the category of music I would have to say This Savage Song by V.E Schwab does an amazing job incorporating music and it has such a big part in the story and for the main character. Then of course because I do not know how many times I can say it before it gets annoying but RoseBlood by A.G Howard. I mean it is a retelling of Phantom of the Opera!

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming: Drum Roll Please…………………….What Is Your Favorite Read of This Year?

Like any true book lover could pick just one. I will be posting my top reads of 2017 soon!

 

I hope you participate in this tag and leave me links to your answers! Happy Holidays! 

Fight Like A Girl Tag | YA Edition

No one tagged me, but I saw this and thought it would be fun to do! I am also all about strong females! If you do this leave me a link to your post in the comments.

THE RULES

  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator Krysti at YA and Wine
  • Match at least one YA girl with each of the themes below.
  • Tag as many people as you like!
WARRIOR GIRLS

Alanna from Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce. She pretends to be her brother and goes off to get trained as a page. She eventually makes it to a knight!

GIRLS WHO FIGHT WITH THEIR MIND

Denna from Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst. She is brilliant and is able to use her brain to her advantage.

GIRLS WHO FIGHT WITH THEIR HEART

Elisa from The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. I think she is a very atypical heroine, but has so much compassion and heart.

GIRLS WHO ARE TRAINED FIGHTERS

Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead. Rose will always be one of my favorite female heroines and she has some awesome fighting moves.

STRONG GIRLS OF COLOR

Rue from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. She gave her life for Katniss and became a symbol.

GIRLS WHO FIGHT TO SURVIVE

Rose from Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell. Rose does everything she could in order to survive because others gave their life so she could.

GIRLS WHO ARE WEAPONS MASTERS

Katniss from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I mean the way she uses that bow would make me run.

GIRLS WHO DON’T CONFORM TO GENDER ROLES

This one is a little hard. I do not think I have read enough books to have an answer for this.

GIRLS WITH KICK-BUTT MAGICAL POWERS

Vin from Misborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. The whole magic system in this trilogy is so awesome and Vin does some great things with her powers.

STRONG GIRLS IN CONTEMPORARY NOVELS

Reagan from Open Road Summer by Emery Lord. I love her! She stands up for herself and takes care of herself even though she has been through some stuff.

SERIOUSLY FIERCE GIRLS

Kate Harker from This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. Kate is such a kick ass female. She is also super sassy which I love.

Who are some of your favorite strong females?

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland | Book Tag

I first saw this on HardbackHoarder

♠ Alice : a quote from your favourite strong, female protagonist.

“Fire is catching and if we burn, you burn with us.”

Katniss Everdeen, Mockingjay

The White Rabbit: a book everyone has read that you were/are late to the party on.

Harry Potter Series, I still have to read 5-7

Down The Rabbit Hole: your favourite first book sentence.

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”              – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Drink Me: your favourite thing to drink while reading (tea, coffee, other) 

Definitely coffee and sometimes hot chocolate, but I am a sucker for teavana tea

The Caterpillar: a character who gives good advice, and a character who needs it.

Whenever I think of good advice I think of Dumbledore. A character that needs advice is definitely Adrian Ivashkov

The Cheshire Cat: try and give a six word explanation of a book that confused you.

Modern fairy tale of childhood nostalgia – The Ocean At The End Of The Lane

The March Hare and Mad Hatter: a fictional friendship you wish you could join in on.

Locke Lamora and Jean from The Gentleman Bastard series

The Dormouse: a book that put you to sleep.

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

The Queen of Hearts: a book you would decree as compulsory reading.

There are so many. I have to say I would decree The Giver by Lois Lowry as a compulsory read.

The Mock Turtle:  a quote or passage from a book that made you cry.

“If I run or breathe too deep, the cheap stitches holding me together will snap, and all the stickiness inside will pour out and burn through the concrete.”
― Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

The Flowers: a pretty book cover.

The Walrus and The Carpenter: a character whose original appearance was deceptive.

I am not sure. I cannot think of anyone.

Unbirthdays: a book you would gladly read every day of the year.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol it never gets old for me

The White Knight: a character that everyone laughs at but who deserves better.

I cannot really think of one to answer this question either.

Let me know if you do this tag!

Fictional Girlfriend |Tag

fictionalgirlfriend

This was originally the Fictional Boyfriends Tag! I decided that we needed more diversity and that it was about time the book community started to recognizing those amazing fictional females.The tag was originated by RayKay Books and you can check it out on their youtube channel here. I have decided I am not going to explain my choices because that would end up making this post far too long and definitely too fangirly. If you would like an explanation for a certain choice just ask in the comments and I will share!

Most Romantic Girlfriend: Layla Shaw from the Dark Elements Trilogy by Jennifer L Armentrout

The Dark and Moody Bad Girl with a Good Side: Katniss Evergreen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

♠ The Paranormal Girlfriend: Alexia Tarabotti from the Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger

The Girlfriend You Want to Tame:  Tate McKenna from Volition by Lily Paradis

 The Girl You Friend-zoned: Shaw Landon from Rule by Jay Crownover

Your Soulmate: Princess Dennaleia from Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthrust 

♠ The Girlfriend You Would Elope With:  Alaska Young from Looking For Alaska by John Green 

The Girlfriend You Would Venture Anywhere With: Vin from the Misborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

♠ The Girlfriend You Want to Be Stranded on a Desert Island With: Alyssa Gardner from the Splintered Trilogy by A.G Howard 

♠ The Most Bad Ass Girlfriend: Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead 

 

Who are your book girlfriends that fit into these categories? I would love to know your answers so make sure to leave me your link! 

11 Question Tag

I was tagged on tumblr by the lovely Kayla’s Reads

Rules: Answer the random 11 questions posted for you. Create 11 new ones and tag 11 people.My 11 questions are as follows:

1.) If you could pick one place that means the most to you, what would that place be?

The dock on the lake that I grew up on

2.) What is your favorite time of day and why?

Nap time- self explanatory

3.) A true classic– physical book or e-reader and why?

physical book all the way. I like holding the book and flipping to see how many pages are left in the chapter or seeing how much I have left to read in the book.

4.) What is your favorite genre of book and why?

Fantasy! I like the creativity and magic. I like how anything can happen. I love the worlds and all that is described out by the author.

5.) What is your favorite bookish (or TV show if you prefer) ship and why?

This one is too hard to answer. I think right now the one I can think of because I am watching it is Jess and Rory from Gilmore Girls

6.) What fictional world would you most like to visit?

Middle Earth !!!

7.) I’m stealing this one from @bookish-dork but it was such a good question: what’s your favorite quote and why?

One thing I love about books is the quotes and I have so many favorites. I decided to pick this one, it is just so beautifully written.

“The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”

  • Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi

8.) Would you prefer to shop for books online or would you rather visit the bookstore?

I would rather visit the bookstore I could spend hours there, but books online are cheaper

9.) Why is reading so special to you?

Because it is something I do for myself

10.) If you’re reading a book and it’s not holding your interest, do you quit reading it or do you always push through to the end?

It depends if it is a stand alone I will put it down

11.) What is your favorite season and what do you like most about it?

Fall. The clothes, the atmosphere, the pumpkin patches and apple orchards, the pumpkin spice and the leaves changing

Questions to be answered by those who want to do the tag!

  1. What Hogwarts house are you?
  2. If you were a plant which would it be and why?
  3. What is your favorite TV show to binge on Netflix?
  4. What is your favorite kind of coffee?
  5. If you had a pumpkin what would you name it?
  6. Where is your vacation destination?
  7. If you were a color which one would you be?
  8. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life which would it be?
  9. Physical or e-books?
  10. Describe your perfect fall day
  11. What are your thoughts on 2016?

12 Days of Books Tag [2015]

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I decided that I wanted to create something fun for the holiday season and this is the tag that I created last year! I had done many tags since I have started book blogging and wanted to add to the fun of the season by creating my own! I thought this song was very fitting for a tag and hope everyone enjoys it! I worked really hard trying to come up with categories that fit into each section of the song, its corny and some of it is a stretch, but whatever!  If you decide to participate and do this tag I would love for you to leave your link so that I may see the choices you made.


 

On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree  : The Partridge Stood Alone In The Pear Tree? What is Your Favorite Stand Alone of 2015?

This is a hard one. I think I would have to say my favorite stand alone from this year was Volition by Lily Paradis. I read so many great stand alone books this year, but this one really stuck with me and was something I found relatable to an extent. It was beautiful and dark!

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Two Turtle Doves : Love Is In The Air, Who Is You OTP?

OTPs are always hard for me because I fall in love with the male characters and do not want to give them up. I have to say from this year my OTP would have to be Feyre and Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. Although my unconventional one would have to be Jeb and Morpheus from the Splintered Trilogy by A.G Howard

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Three French Hens :  In The Spirit Of Threes, What Is The Best Trilogy Your Have Read?

I absolutely fell in love with the Splintered Trilogy by A.G Howard. I am usually weird about trilogies because I think they always fall apart at the second book and for most the third book just fails all expectations. That was not the case for these books. They were fantastic and everything I wanted from an Alice in Wonderland retelling!

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Four Calling Birds : Since Series Usually Consist of Four or More Books What Is Your Favorite Series?

One of my goals for the next year is to complete more series. I have started so many and have yet to complete a great deal of them. I have to say though that so far in life my favorite is The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead. It has a special place in my heart! I love Rose Hathaway, she is one kickass female and it so happens that Rose and Dimitri are one of my favorite OTP! Lately I have been wanting to reread this series so bad.

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Five Golden Rings : One Ring To Rule Them All! Who is Your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

I am absolutely in love with Rhys from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas! He is everything you want from a bad boy! Another one for this list would have to be Morpheus from Splintered Trilogy by A.G Howard although I wouldn’t say he is much of a villain.

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Six Geese a Laying : Creation Is A Beautiful Thing! What is Your Favorite World/World-Building?

Worlds and World-building are one of my favorite parts of books! I love new worlds and maps and seeing the authors imagination unfold to create a fantastic world along with a story. From this year I fell in love with the world created by A.G Howard, but I would have to say that Rae Carson did an amazing job in A Girl of Fire and Thorns as well as Sarah J. Maas in A Court of Thorns and Roses.

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Seven Swans a Swimming: Who Needs Seven Swans When All It Takes Is One Good Animal Sidekick To Make A Hero Rock! Who Is Your Favorite Animal Sidekick?

I am not sure this would be considered a sidekick, but I love Bambi from The Dark Elements Trilogy by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I mean what is not to love about a big demonic anaconda familiar!

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eight Maids a Milking: Milk Is So 18th Century! Which Book or Series Takes Beverages/Food To A Whole New Level?

I cannot think of any books that fit this category for me so I am stealing my answer from last year! – For this there was no contest for me. Although I love some of the things from the Wizarding world, Scott Lynch creates an interesting assortment of food and beverages in his Gentleman Bastard Series! Shark, eel, and hybrid and magically created foods and many more develop an interesting element to his stories!

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Nine Ladies Dancing : Dancing is Just One Skill of a Lady! Who is Your Favorite Kickass Female Lead?

There are a lot of awesome kickass females that are written about and being a female I definitely appreciate the females that are intelligent and can save themselves! My favorite from this year would have to be Kricket Hollowell from Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol !

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Ten Lords a Leaping: Leaping Lords? How About Who Is Your Favorite Leading Lad?

There is no question about this! If you have not read The Martian by Andy Weir you need to right now! Not only is this book absolutely awesome, but Mark Watney is a hilarious male character. He is intelligent and super witty!

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eleven Pipers Piping: Where Would We Be Without Music? What Is Your Favorite Book or Bookish Thing That Deals With Music? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

I absolutely love when authors include playlists in their books either songs that match the books or what they listen to when they write. For me I have discovered that it is done in Ann Aguirre’s 2B Trilogy as well as Volition by Lily Paradis

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming: Drum Roll Please…………………….What Is Your Favorite Read of This Year?

I plan on making a list of my favorites from this year, I just have not gotten to it yet because I haven’t read many books this year. This is so hard because there are many different books that I loved this year for very different reasons. I think I would have to go with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I just felt such a connection to it and it was a beautiful and adorable read that so many people can relate to!

 

I hope you participate in this tag and leave me links to your answers! Happy Holidays!