I’m overdue to post a book tag, so here I am with the Justice League Book Tag that was created by Angelica and Rosie, the Book Cover Girls. Angelica and Rosie created the tag last year prior to watching the movie, so I don’t know what their opinion of it is, but they didn’t seem to have high hopes that it would be good. I saw it (because of Khal Drogo as Aquaman) but thought it was crap. Batman basically sat out the whole movie and I didn’t like that Superman part. But anyways…
I was tagged by the Orangutan Librarian, one of my fav bloggers on here, and here are the rules:
- Copy these rules onto your post
- Mention creators of the tag: Angelica and Rosie @TheBookCoverGirls and link to the original post
- Mention and thank the person who tagged you and link to their post
- Answer all the questions
- Since there were originally seven members in the Justice League, tag 7 people
- Also, you can use the images provided, but don’t have to if you don’t want to
- Have fun with it!
Batman: Your favorite antihero
Detective Charles “Eggs” DeBenedictus
Eggs is from Caroline Kepnes’s new novel, Providence, which is slated to be published June 19. Providence is a thriller about a boy who is abducted by his former substitute teacher and seems to have gained special abilities from the experience when he returns years later.
To me, Eggs is the hero of the story. I kept cheering and urging him on in his quest to uncover the cause of the mysterious deaths around Providence, R.I. He’s not a conventional hero — he’s an older man almost of retirement age (that’s the impression I got), who is often stubborn, sometimes selfish, and so committed to the case he’s assigned himself that it almost wreaks his marriage. But even through all that I kept urging him on to find out what’s really going on.
I enjoyed the story and Kepnes’s writing. In some ways, it reminded me of her first novel, You, but I think it’s partly because she has such a distinct writer’s voice that I think I’d be able to pick it out in anything she writes. I haven’t yet posted a review of Providence, but I plan to do so sometime next week.
Aquaman: A book or character that turned out to be better than you expected (because let’s be real, we did not expect Khal Drogo to make Aquaman cool)
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Definitely Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. I’d given up on reading YA novels because of their heavy reliance on romance in the plot, but the few I’ve read this year surprised me. With Dread Nation, I wasn’t sure how the zombies + Civil War + training minorities to fight zombies to protect White people would work, but it all came together well and kept me hooked as I read.
Wonder Woman: Most badass female character (not necessarily in a physical sense)
The Widow from Into the Badlands
Into the Badlands is one of my favorite TV shows right now. I love it for the setting and characters and, most of all, THE FIGHTING!!! 😀 😀 The Widow is one of my favorite characters. She’s a strong, independent woman supposedly fighting for the rights and well-being of the people who live in the Badlands under the barons’ rule and she’s a total BADASS!!! She fights in heels, which is impractical, but I love it. And her outfits — love them too.
Cyborg: Favorite science fiction novel
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I don’t read much sci-fi. It’s actually my least liked genre in books (love sci-fi movies and TV shows) so I didn’t have much to choose from. Since The Hunger Games is one of my favorite stories, I decided to go with it for this question.
The Flash: A book you sped through
The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
I was immediately hooked on Brent Weeks’s The Way of Shadows when I read it last year and completed it in maybe 2 days, I think. It was a fun read, though the story is dark, gritty, and grim. It’s about a street urchin who becomes an assassin’s apprentice. I loved the fight scenes in it and can’t wait to continue with the story, hopefully this summer.
Superman: Saddest character death (although we all know there’s no way Superman is going to stay dead)
Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb
This is the first novel in Hobb’s Tawney Man trilogy, which returns us to Buckkeep, Fitz, and the Fool. There’s a character death in here that’s a major spoiler but man, I felt it when it happened. I can’t say much about this book either because doing so would spoil the two trilogies — Farseer trilogy and the Liveship Traders trilogy — that precede it. But they are all great books. They all are part of Hobb’s larger Realm of the Elderlings series, which I’m currently making my way through.
So… I tag:
You all! 😀