I’ve been trying to spread out my tag posts but I really wanted a go at Layla’s SOC tag (original tag here) as it is one of my favourite series, and I’m honestly due a reread I think. Header art is official artwork from monolime.
KAZ BREKKER – A book that you value the most in your collection.
I have a proof copy of Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman that I found in a little Scottish second hand bookshop when I was on holiday, it’s a little beaten up and stained but I love it anyway.
INEJ GHAFA – A book that stabbed you in the heart with feels.
The Fire Never Goes Out by Noelle Stevenson, I may have had a small cry at several points.
JESPER FAHEY – A book that you took a gamble on that paid off.
Hands down it’s The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian! Someone recommended as an adult book similar to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, but I was really unsure as I’d never read a proper romance before but it really kickstarted my love of queer historical romances.
NINA ZENIK – A favourite book with an awesome magic system.
If I’m remembering correctly, because it’s been a while since I read them, but in the Mick Oberon series by Ari Marmell, the fae can influence the ‘luck’ of an object, ie to make a car engine more likely to explode or someone more likely to fall over.
MATTHIAS HELVAR – A book that seemed intimidating, but you really enjoyed by the end.
My dyslexia makes any long book, especially fantasy books with lots of unfamiliar words, intimidating, so probably The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon as I’m aiming to finish rereading and annotating it soon.
WYLAN VAN ECK – A book that had a surprising ending.
Not quite the ending itself, but the twist near the end of Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm was so good, especially as it’s a middle grade.
KUWEI YUL-BO – A book that you have a fiery passion for.
There’s so many, but I think I’m going to go for The Fire’s Stone by Tanya Huff, because I’ve been thinking about rereading it again, but also I couldn’t resist picking a fire book.
PEKKA ROLLINS – A book that you felt betrayed you.
Actually, the last book I read was Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes by Cory O’Brien. It sold as an accessible and relatable introduction to world mythology, but I really struggled with everything from the writing to following a story to humour, and generally had an awful time.
TANTE HELEEN – A book with a stunning cover that you didn’t love.
Unpopular opinion maybe but I really wasn’t a fan of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin, despite having read them all and loving the covers for the editions I own.
JORDIE RIETVELD – A book that you thought about for weeks after finishing it.
I reread Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston in june, and I’m still thinking about it sooo, or I’m always low-key thinking about the All for the Game Series by Nora Sakavic (but if you want to read it, seriously check the trigger warnings).
BONUS: JOOST – A book character that you wish had more page time.
This is a hard one and I am absolutely going to cheat and say Dorian Pavus in the Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights anthology. I love him and he is technically in this book, albeit briefly, and I am losing it over the tiniest scraps of information over the next Dragon Age game.
As ever, I’m not going to tag anyone specific because no one tagged me but if you want to do it, consider yourself tagged!