Another tag post for BOOK TAG WEEK!!
I actually made it to the beach this summer. 😀
Although I make plans to go every summer, I never make it due to being too busy; but this summer I went on a reading retreat at the beach with a friend and had a great time. We only read a page each and instead spent our time people watching and talking. It was loads of fun.
Life’s a Beach Book Tag
The Life’s a Beach Book Tag was created by Lefty, the Left-Handed Book Lover.
A book that stuck with you long after you finished reading
Eon by Alison Goodman
The first novel in a YA fantasy duology about a girl who poses as a boy so that she can compete to become a dragoneye, someone bonded with a dragon. I enjoyed this book both times that I read it and loved how the dragons are presented: more as spiritual beings than physical ones. On my reread, I was so caught up in the story that it stayed with me after completing it. I kept replaying favorite scenes in my mind.
A book that burned you
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFF by Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder, illus. by Natacha Bustos
A comic book set in the Marvel universe about a girl genius who befriends a T. Rex that time traveled to present day (in Marvel-verse) to protect a crystal thing from weird prehistoric people. Despite the fact that I don’t gravitate toward superhero comics, I bought this one because the main character is Black and I hoped it would be a fun read. But it sucked. I did not like it. The plot was weak, there was hardly any character development, and the genius of the character wasn’t believable. I wish I didn’t read it.
A book that calms you down after a long day
Avatar: the Last Airbender
I chose a TV show instead — Avatar: the Last Airbender is a children’s TV show about a boy who is his world’s avatar, one who can master the four elements — earth, wind, fire, water — and enter the spiritual realm, and is destined to save the world from the Fire Nation’s imperialism. This is one of my all-time favorite shows. A few episodes of it after a very long day and I’ll be right as rain.
The Bathing Suit
A book with a pretty, summer-y cover
The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neil (illus.)
I still need to read this, but oh! Look at that cover! It makes me think of picnics in summer.
A book that is everywhere
The Toll by Cherie Priest
I’ve been seeing this horror novel around and I’m intrigued. I don’t think I’ve read Southern Gothic before. If I did, I definitely didn’t notice.
A book with wonderful characters
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
A fantasy novel about a band of retired warriors who reunite to rescue a friend’s daughter. This one was a fun read that had some humorous moments. I enjoyed the story because of the characters and Eames’s writing. I need to get cracking on the second book, Bloody Rose.
The Ice-Cold Drinks
A book you absolutely gulped down
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, & J.K. Rowling
Unlike many Harry Potter fans, I liked this story. I thought it was okay, but I don’t consider it canon because…no. Just, no. However, it is a decent read if you consider it as it’s own, separate thing that’s a possible interpretation of what may have happened after the seventh Harry Potter novel. The story focuses on Harry and his friends’ kids, specifically Harry’s kid who Harry cursed with the name Albus Severus. (Why did Harry do that to his child? Poor kid. That’s a lot to live up to.)
The Fun Memories
A book you can’t wait to return to
The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
Actually, I’ve already started this book (currently reading it for my NEWTS and buddy-reading it with Millie from Milliebot Reads), so I’m no longer looking forward to it. But I am curious to see how Millie and I feel about it once done because it’s been years since I last read it, and it was a childhood favorite. It’s a YA fantasy novel about the great wizard Merlin’s boyhood.