Erik at @BreakevenBooks on twitter and Youtube created a week ago. It was such fun to watch and then I saw The Pewter Wolf blog it , so i thought I’d join in the fun. I found Erik’s channel through a random May wrap up. Dunno how or what I typed in the search engine but I’m so glad I did. Erik is delight to watch, so creative and kind. You feel calm whenever you watch a vid. I immediately watch when a video is uploaded, every Monday and Thursday. The tag is down below and my answers to it. I really had to think long and hard lol.
I’ve Got A Bone To Pick With You: Name a book that was good until it wasn’t… (you were enjoying it and then it ended up disappointing you).
I don’t remember the title of this book . Funny it’s about cats and it’s the first answer to tag inspired by dogs. This book is a fantasy and I borrowed it from the library in middle school. Fun fact , my mom is a retired youth librarian. I like cats and i chose it because of it. But the talking magical cats were to mean to the stable boy. And i don’t remember the rest lol.
Welcome Home: Name a book or series that gives you the warm feelings of home.
The Night circus and Narnia come to mind. I would love to be part of that circus as a costumer or act. Morgenstern’s writing is so magical and I’m convinced that she is of the magical kind herself, giving us mortals a mere glimpse of that world. And Narnia of all the warm fuzzies reading that series, I’ve have my favorites.
Ruffin It: Name a book that has a journey or travel element to it.
Yells MÉLUSINE book one of Doctrine of Labyrinths by Sarah Monette. Melusine is set in the fantasy world of Meduse, it tells the story of the adventures of Felix Harrowgate, a gay wizard, and his half-brother Mildmay the Fox, a former assassin. Both brothers have baggage and their not the kindest at times but I’ve a soft spot for them. Sigh , Felix stop being so selfish lol . The world feels very Italian, Mediterranean. I’m chosing this title for my answer because 2/3 of Melusine is travelling fantasy book where the brothers meet folk , travelling with them and they depart, at least 3 times. I’m a huge champion for this book and series and more people need to read it . It’s such an underrated adult high fantasy
Marking Your Territory: Name a book or series that you will always stand by no matter what!
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I was a non fiction reader going into my teens and shiver was the first YA I read at age 17. I missed the twilight boat and I have Shiver to thank for my love of YA. In fact Sam was my first book boyfriend. That guitar playing wolfboy.
Diggin Holes: A book that had some hidden secrets or had a big plot twist uncovered.
This one was the most difficulty with. The mood , my feelings and my love for a book remains whenever I’m done with it. I forget plot twists and plot in general. This is the opposite with movies. I re read The Riverman by Aaron Starmer this year. I knew i disliked that character but I was surprised for the 2nd time at that reveal. It’s a dark middle grade portal fantasy
Stand By Me: Name a book or series that portrayed a very loyal friendship between its characters.
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko shines here with its brilliant dazzling colors. Platonic and Romantic love have equal weight in this story and the 13 would die for each other, their friendship is immense. Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi to a lesser extend, Perry and Roar ‘s friendship gives me warmth.
Tug of War: A book you have very mixed feelings about.
Books that are 3 stars. I’d liked them, will recommend them in general but they wont be my first picks. This year those were Mayhem by Estelle Laure, The Mall by Megan McCafferty and Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller.
TREATS!: A book that you are super excited about and will reward yourself by reading it.
Oh lordy. Do I have a couple. Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz. International Dragon sports !!. Winter, White and Wicked by Shannon Dittemore . Mad max Fury road x frozen. I’m in. And lastly The Blade Between by Sam J. Miller . A queer Horror gentrification novel with a gay photographer as lead.
Thank you so much for creating this tag , Erik