BOOK TAG WEEK continues!! 😀
This whole week I’m posting nothing but fantasy-themed book tags to celebrate Wyrd & Wonder, a month-long celebration in May of all things fantasy. However, although all the tags will be fantasy-themed, not all the books I mention will be fantasy because I haven’t read enough of them. (I spend too much time rereading, lol.)
Lost Princess: A book/series you lost interest in halfway through
The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr., and Linda Antonsson
I was eager to read this book when it was published and I started on it soon after purchasing it. I was enjoying it at first but gradually lost interest as I realized it won’t give me the answers I was looking for, answers I think I’ll only get from the last book of the series.
Knight in Shining Armor: A hyped book/series you were swept up by
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (illus.)
It’s a YA comic book about a girl who seeks to become a villain’s assistant. I avoided reading the book for a long time because I thought it was overhyped. I was so wrong. It was a sweet read that was sometimes funny. I loved it.
Wise Old Wizard: An author who amazes you with his/her writing
Sarah Addison Allen
Oh my gosh! She is my new favorite author, which I probably said after reading Garden Spells but I REALLY mean it now because I’ve now read two books by her and loved them both for the story and the writing.
Garden Spells was a favorite and now First Frost is a favorite two. Both books are set in a North Carolina town filled with quirky characters and are about the Waverley sisters who are known for the apple tree in their backyard that bears prophetic fruit. The books are magical realism and are such good reads. I highly recommend them.
Maiden in Distress: An undervalued character you wish had a bigger story line
Rowan is a side character in Sarah Prineas’s middle-grade fantasy novel The Magic Thief, which is about a street urchin who becomes an apprentice to a magician after trying to steal the magician’s locus magicalicus, a stone that helps to focus the magician’s power. Rowan is the daughter of the duchess and becomes a friend to the protagonist but there’s so much unknown about her that I wish the story dipped more into her backstory. Maybe that happens in the other books in the series.
Magic Sword: A magical item/ability you wish authors used less
Good question, hmm…
I can’t think of anything. I like all the magic stuff: swords, orbs, staffs, books, bows, buildings, plants, shoes, capes, kettles…
Mindless Villain: A phrase you cannot help but roll your eyes at
All the “curse words” that are in the Wheel of Time books. Light! They flaming annoy me.
Untamed Dragon: A magical creature you wish you had as a pet
a tea dragon
Who wouldn’t want a tea dragon? They are so cute and their tea leaves are magical. I’d love to have one and I do hope Katie O’Neill publishes more books in the Tea Dragon Society series. They are middle-grade fantasy graphic novels.
Chosen One: A book/series you will always root for
Avatar: The Last Airbender
One of my favorite animated TV shows. I love the story and everything about it. I even know the whole thing by heart; well, parts of it. It’s SO good. It’s a middle-grade fantasy series about a boy who’s the avatar for his world, a person who has a connection to the spiritual realm whose job it is to maintain balance in the world. Certain people in the world have the ability to manipulate one of the four elements — earth, fire, wind, water — but the avatar can manipulate them all, including spirit.
And that’s for another BOOK TAG WEEK tag.