Since it is Hamilton Takeover week here on the blog I had to do this tag. It was orignially created by Maureen Keavy for her Youtube channel. You can go and watch her original here. I first saw it here on the Cuddlebiggery blog. If you aren't familiar with Hamilton the promts are all song titles and lyrics.
The Room Where It Happens: Book world you would put yourself in.
The Dragonriders of Pern
by Anne McCaffrey
“There’s nothing wrong in doubting. It sometimes leads to greater faith.”
There must be a part of me that has remained twelve years old because I still want to go to Pern. Problematic as it is. Ah, to have a soft skinned dragon with whom I have a telepathic link love me. Who I already named. When I was twelve. Is that too much to ask?
The Schuyler Sisters: Underrated Female Character
The Raven Boys
by Maggie Stiefvater
“She wasn't interested in telling other people's futures. She was interested in going out and finding her own.”
I don't know if this is everyone or just me. Blue is my least favorite of all the characters. And she shouldn't be. She is strong, practical, and hard working. I need to stop holding a grudge because she is hanging out with the Raven Boys and I am not.
My Shot: A character that goes after what they want and doesn't let anything stop them
And I Darken
by Kiersten White
“On our wedding night," she said, "I will cut out your tongue and swallow it. Then both tongues that spoke our marriage vows will belong to me, and I will be wed only to myself. You will most likely choke to death on your own blood, which will be unfortunate, but I will be both husband and wife and therefore not a widow to be pitied.”
Lada is not here for your weakness. She will run you over in pursuit of her goals. Literally. She won't even feel bad about it. Person in the way? 100% expendable. Countries need to be realigned to get her what she wants? She will make it happen. Force of nature.
Stay Alive: A character you wish was still alive
by Hannah Kent
“To know what a person has done, and to know who a person is, are very different things.”
After all that?! Really? What was the point of this book even? I was both depressed and enraged and just exhausted by the end of this novel. I am still a mad about it.
Burn: The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve ever read [warn for spoilers!]
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
by Stephanie Oakes
“Jude taught me what love was: to be willing to hold on to another person's pain. That's it.”
Fate has it in for Minnow. On so many levels this was never meant to be. I wanted it for her because of everything else that she had to deal with but alas, it was not to be.
You'll Be Back: Sassiest villain
The Princess Bride
by William Goldman
“Fool!" cried the hunchback. "You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia,' but only slightly less well known is this: 'Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.”
Everyone in this novel is deadpan smartass. It is part of it's awesomeness.
The Reynolds Pamphlet - A book with a twist that you didn’t see coming
by Tiffany D. Jackson
"I can name several people who wish I was never born."
My brain still hurts. The definition of haunting. I am not okay
Non-stop: A series you marathoned
Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys
“Mother was comfort. Mother was home. A girl who lost her mother was suddenly a tiny boat on an angry ocean. Some boats eventually floated ashore. And some boats, like me, seemed to float farther and farther from land”
I am going with the last book that I read in one sitting. Salt to the Sea was so good.
Satisfied: Favorite book with multiple POVs
by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
“I am frequently underestimated. I think it's because I'm short.”
So many POV's so much awesomeness. Diaries, video commentary, emails, IM logs, all coalless into a singular narrative. It seems as if you would be confused but it is quite easy to follow. I highly recommend the audiobook if you are into them.
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: A book/series you feel like will be remembered throughout history
The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas
“At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them.”
At first I thought that The Hate U Give is a little too zeitgeist-y for longevity. Too many references to specific things that in ten years no one will know about let alone in a hundred years. But then I thought about books like The Outsiders and The Great Gatsby. Books that we still read but that are perfect encapsulations of their times. I think that The Hate U Give is going to be like that. It is a book whose themes and symbolism are strong enough that it will be able to both transcend and highlight it's setting. Calling it now.
Helpless: A relationship you were pulling for from the very start
An Ember in the Ashes
by Sabaa Tahir
“Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after.”
Laia and Elias are going to end up together. I don't care what anyone else says. I will rewrite the third book in my head if I have to.
Ten Duel Commandments: Favorite fight scene
by Brent Weeks
“Truth doesn't depend on your belief in it.”
Of the three books in this series the second book has the best fight scenes. The creepy monster thing that has mouths all over it? Assassin vs Assassin? Crazy prisoner canibal? Legs getting ripped off with bare hands? There might be a whole lot of problematic her but the fight scenes are awesome.
Say No To This: Guilty pleasure read
On the Edge
by Ilona Andrews
“She handed him a glass of water and two Aleve gelcaps. “They’re anti-inflammatories. They will dull the pain a little bit and keep down swelling and redness. Swallow the pills, don’t chew.”
“Well, I thought I’d stick them into my nose and impersonate a walrus, but if you insist, I’ll swallow them.”
Really, anything by Ilona Andrews. Half naked guy on the cover or not, I am trash for them.
What Comes Next: A series you wish had more books
by L.J. Smith
“That's how I want to go. Taking my own way out and totally pissing everybody off at the end.”
I have talked about this before but I am still waiting for the last book of this series. And have been since 1998. Seriously. Maybe I should just write it myself so I can stop fixating on it! I will be honest, this is also a guilty pleasure. There are really no redeeming qualities.
Right Hand Man - Favorite BrOTP
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
by J.K. Rowling
“Death's got an Invisibility Cloak?" Harry interrupted again.
"So he can sneak up on people," said Ron. "Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking...”
Harry and Ron. 'Nuff said.
What’d I Miss: A book or series you were late to reading
Anne of Green Gables series
by L.M. Montgomery
“People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas, you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?”
I actually still have to read this. Whaaaaat?