There’s lots of chocolate around Easter time, so today I’ll do the Chocolate Book Tag created by A Daydreamer’s Ramblings for my second day of Book Tag Week.
A quick search for chocolate on Google gave me the image below, which made my empty stomach grumble. It looks so delicious! I’d love to have some. The photo links to this page that lists a recipe for Salted Dark Chocolate Tart. Yum! 🙂
Have you ever had a chocolate tart? I don’t think I’ve ever tried it before.
Dark Chocolate: A book with dark content/theme
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
The Way of Shadows is a grimdark fantasy novel about a street kid who becomes an assassin. Though it includes dark content such as bullying, violence, and rape, I did enjoy reading it and seeing how the protagonist develops. It was a good read and I look forward to continuing with the trilogy.
White Chocolate: A lighthearted/humorous read
I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young (illus.)
I Hate Fairyland is a comic book series about a 6-year-old girl who has been stuck in fairyland for 30 years. It’s a light read that many find humorous. Unfortunately, I was spoiled by the hype surrounding it and didn’t enjoy it as much as everyone else.
Milk Chocolate: A hyped/popular book you really want to read
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Definitely Children of Blood and Bone. I’m excited about this one and hope that I’ll love it. The story is inspired by West African folklore and is apparently set in a world or land where magic has disappeared. I’ve avoided reading many reviews for it because I don’t want to be spoiled by the hype and other people’s opinions since everyone is raving about it. I’m excited for it because there’s almost no popular YA fantasy novel based in Black culture.
Chocolate with a Caramel Centre: A book that made you feel gooey on the inside
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I’m not sure what’s meant by “feel gooey,” but I assume it’s referring to a book that gave me good vibes, so I chose Cinder because I loved that story. Cinderella is my favorite fairytale and I love Meyer’s reimagining of it in this YA sci-fi novel where
Cinderella Cinder is an android.
A Wafer-free Kitkat: A book that surprised you
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
This thriller/mystery novel about a Havard symbology professor who helps to solve a murder in Rome involving the Vatican was a surprising read for me because I totally didn’t expect to be as hooked as I was on the story. I loved it, I enjoyed it, and am looking forward to continuing with the series.
A Snickers Bar: A book you’re going “nuts” about
The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb
I LOVED THE GOLDEN FOOL!!! 😀 😀 It was such a good read that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time as story lines and characters from other novels popped up and tied into this one. I loved it so much and it’s a favorite.
The Golden Fool is the second novel in the Tawney Man trilogy. I can’t say what it’s about because doing so would spoil the two trilogies that precede it.
Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and Marshmallows: A comfort read you turn to again and again
In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
Oh my gosh! Hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows is my favorite! Yum! 😛
I wanted to avoid my usual Harry Potter answer, so I chose instead the Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce about a girl who poses as a boy so she can become a knight. In the Hand of the Goddess is the second book in the series. I love it so much and I often reread the series. I’m considering to do so again and then run through all Pierce’s books because she recently released Tempests and Slaughter, which is about one of the later characters in his younger years.
A Box of Chocolates: A series that has a lot of things many readers will like
Realm of the Elderlings series by Robin Hobb
Definitely the Realm of the Elderlings series, which begins with Assassin’s Apprentice. (The Golden Fool, which I mentioned above, is also part of this series.) There is something for everyone in this series: coming-of-age story, political intrigue, magic, fantastical creatures, battles, epic journeys, philosophical inquires about the world and one’s purpose in it… There’s so much to get out of it. I highly recommend the books to everyone.
And that’s the end of this yummy, sweet book tag.
If you want to do it too, then I tag you. 😉