And I’m back with another Game of Thrones Book Tag. This one was created by Neko Neha, who blogs over on the Biblionyan. She created this tag in anticipation of the new season of Game of Thrones on HBO.
HOUSE LANNISTER: HEAR ME ROAR – Name a book that you originally loved, but upon a reread realised that it wasn’t so great after all.
The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce
I love these books and will always enjoy them. I first read them when I was in middle school, I believe, and back then I thought they were great. I’ve since reread them numerous times and upon doing so a couple weeks ago, I realized that the story has faults. They are Pierce’s first novels so they aren’t the best written things and it does suffer from a “white savior complex,” but I still enjoy reading it and still recommend it to people. I believe they are great starters for getting into YA fantasy.
HOUSE STARK: WINTER IS COMING – Name your most anticipated book release for 2017.
I recently discovered these two and am eager to read them. I don’t know much about them and have added them to my TBR because of their cover and title. Both will be published on September 26.
The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero: I’m interested in magic dolls and haunted dolls at the moment.
The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang: It looks like it’ll be good, or I hope so because of the pretty cover.
HOUSE TARGARYEN: FIRE AND BLOOD – Name a book that you felt completely slayed with fantastic characters, plot, pacing, etc.
My most recent read, of course, The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold. If you love high fantasy and haven’t yet read this, do yourself a favor and get to it. The story follows Cazaril, a man in his mid thirties who seeks a life of calm and relaxation but becomes a tool for the gods and finds himself in the midst of political intrigue.
HOUSE BARATHEON: OURS IS THE FURY – Name a book that ended with a cliffhanger that genuinely pissed you off.
Since this is a Game of Thrones tag, I might as well use its books to answer a question. I was okay with the cliffhangers in the first novel, but when they were repeatedly used in subsequent novels, I sometimes became annoyed by them because they weren’t always needed.
HOUSE MARTELL: UNBOWED. UNBENT. UNBROKEN. – Name a book, or book series, that’s been on your TBR since the dawn of time.
Probably the Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. I’ve always wanted to return to it and complete it, but I keep getting distracted by other books.
HOUSE BOLTON: OUR BLADES ARE SHARP – Name the most graphic or disturbing book that you’ve ever read.
Probably The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey. It’s the second novel in Yancey’s Monstrumologist series, a YA horror series about a man and a boy who study monsters. If you don’t mind graphic scenes about monsters ripping bodies apart, then I highly recommend the first book, The Monstrumologist. It reminds me of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
HOUSE TYRELL: GROWING STRONG – Name a book, or book series, that gets better and better with every re-read.
Harry Potter 😊
This is a default answer because the Harry Potter books are the only ones I’ve reread often, even more than the Song of the Lioness books.