Sunday, August 9, 2015

The 1989 Book Tag

So, I saw the 1989 Book Tag and thought it would be so much fun! I saw it first on Pinker Than Fiction Reviews but it was first created by Charnell from Reviews from a Bookworm. So, I decided to join in on the fun :) I love Taylor Swift's 1989 album (and Taylor Swift in general), and my favourite song is either I Wish You Would or Out of the Woods. What about you?

(Forgive the typos, my iPod has a really bad keyboard)

Let's go!

Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

It's a really cute story of two boys who became friends back when they were younger, and how they grow up. They're like polar opposites, and there are times during the book where you just want to cry. Their misfortune really is heart-breaking, but there is still hope that they will end up together. There are so many meaningful quotes and honestly, you'd just want to
grab a pen and write them all down. 
Champion by Marie Lu. The ending. Day. June. Need I say more? *sobs violently* Actually, I'll say a tiny bit more... When we find out Day's condition in Champion, there's a whole chance that they may never have a proper relationship anymore, even after everything they've been through. And I don't know about you, but it punched me in the heart.

This will be Shiver by Maggie Steifvater. I liked the idea of the story, but didn't like the story itself. The cover though, it was beautiful. The vines are pop-up and the words inside the book are a blue colour. The book itself seems to be so delicate. It's so pretty, and I was really disappointed when I failed to like the story. :(

It's always going to be Jem from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. He's a sweetheart, charming, passionate and a great friend. I'd think he would make a great boyfriend, not to mention the fact that he's a Nephilim ;) He's also sarcastic when he wants to be (I think he gets that from Will) :)

I will always love Harry Potter. No matter what, the characters will be there. Harry, Ron, Hermione and all the others will never fade from my memory. This is (and will stay) my favourite book series of all time. I always pick up any one of the books and start to read them again! 

I must say Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo has a fantasy world that I love. Especially the Fold, all the dangerous  and dark creatures that lurk in the shadows. The kingdoms and the Grisha. Magic is everywhere, and there are many who have been corrupted. I wouldn't want to live in this world, but I really like it. Of the many of fantasy books I've read, this is one of my favourite worlds. 
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, where the privileged and wealthy Sinclairs are hiding a secret... and it's up to Cadence to figure out what happened exactly during the summer of her 15th birthday. The digger she deeps, the more she uncovers. And then? What she thought she knew about her family and cousins, she was wrong. I also love the twist. Who would've guessed? I didn't see it coming at all...
Abandon by Meg Cabot, where Pierce is stalked by Hades, the lord of the Underworld. He wants Pierce. And he won't stop until he gets her. I thought the idea was really cool, so I bought the book, but then I was really disappointed. I didn't like Pierce, and that ruined the whole book for me. She had no spine, and the whole book seemed way too much like the books I could read on Wattpad.
Part one: I didn't really like the Giver by Lois Lowry. I liked the dystopian idea behind it, but I didn't like Jonas. He didn't seem to be a really appealing character. The movie disappointed me even more. Is it necessary for all YA novels and movies to have romance? They forced the romantic relationship between Jonas and Fiona even more in the movie. 
Part two: I loved the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. It doesn't get many high reviews, but I adored it. Alex Rider continues to save the world even though he hates his job. I liked each villain Alex had to face, and each at different motives to why they chose to do what they did. My favourite is Russian Roulette, the last book in the Alex Rider series - and it isn't even about Alex! It's about Yassen, the assassin Alex meets on multiple occasions. His story really links to Alex's. I love Horowitz's writing.

Hmm... I will always love the Percy Jackson and the Olympians. It is my favourite of Percy Jackson. I prefer it over the Heroes of Olympus. My copies are practically falling apart from me reading them too many times!

I really want Half Lost by Sally Green, the last book of the Half Life trilogy. Especially after Nathan witnesses his father dying in front of him. Honestly, I think White witches are worse than the Black witches. Also, Nathan... please let my ship set sail. Choose Gabriel! Not Annalise. Please... 

Tris Prior. At first, she was awesome. Brave, badass and all that good stuff. But quickly in Insurgent, she became one of my least favourite characters. Her constant fights with Tobias/Four really irked me, and most of the time, the arguments were over pointless things. Tris is quite impulsive - which isn't necessarily a bad thing - but she doesn't even think for a moment.

Ahem, Suzanne Collins? Rue? Prim? Finnick? Boggs? Basically everyone in the series?

The Lying Game series by Sara Shepherd. It was painfully obvious who the murderer was, especially since the first book. It seems easy to overlook, but once you read between the lines, you know who the murderer is. There was no need to drag out the process of Emma suspecting basically everyone, except for the one person she should've been suspecting. 
I wish the Gone series by Michael Grant could've gone on forever. It's really fun to read about a world with no adults and how the teenagers try and restore order and keep themselves alive. It ended, but I wish it didn't. It's sort of like a modern Lord of the Flies and it's really good. It isn't all about survival - there are other things that pop up along the way. It can get pretty gory at times, and the images Grant produces are quite vivid, and that is what makes this series so good.

Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck, where in way, both Ren and Kishan got Kelsey. This is a frustrating love triangle, because I wanted her to end up with Ren, but the other part of me wanted her to end up with Kishan. I got what I wanted. In some way... 
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder was a book that was so intriguing. It's a fantasy novel and it's not everyday that you read a book about a girl who tastes foods for poison for a living. It's really interesting, and I really like the slow development between Yelena and Valek. I haven't read the other books in the series yet, but I so look forward to doing so!

I thought I loved the Pretty Little Liars series. It was good at first, until it dragged on for way too long. It should've ended with the second arc, and not drag on and on. We've known Ali was A since what, book 8? There was no need to drag it on for another eight books. No need. Exactly like the TV show. Season 6B will take place after the girls come back from uni. Really? Everything is dragging on for way too long. Ali also got really sloppy at the end (of the books). I was so disappointed in her. I expected more from A. I read that Shepherd is planning another two more books after Vicious, but I don't know if I'll read it...

I've got nothing for this category... oops :)

I waited way too long for Blood of Olympus. There were many gaps in my memory and I often found myself wondering, wait - who are you and what have you done? The book itself was wonderful, but I forgot a lot of things that happened in the previous book.
I finished Uglies by Scott Westerfield about a year ago and honestly? It was a good book while it lasted, but I don't think I'll be reading the rest of the series for a while. It was a good plot, but I didn't really relate to any of the characters and I found most of them annoying. I didn't particularly like Tally, so I finished the book and returned it to the library. 


  1. Haha, I completely agree with you with the Hunger Games. Everyone died! What was that? Harry Potter for the win! It's a fantastic series. Great tag, loved your answers :)

  2. Hi Cloe! Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Blogger's Recognition Award :) Details are here:

    1. Thank you so much!! I wish I could nominate you :)

  3. YAY!!! :) Thank you for doing the tag! You've got so many awesome answers. I have owned Aristotle and Dante for so long now, but still haven't got to it. I really need to hurry up and do that. Also need to read The Infernal Devices, another series that I own but haven't got to yet.

    I will always love Harry Potter too!!! <3 A Potterhead for life! I NEED HALF LOST SO BADLY! >.< I honestly can't wait for that book to come out.

    Glad I am not the only person who came to really dislike Tris. She got worse with every book.

    1. I know right? Half Lost is killing me! It feels like it has been years since Half Wild. :( Tris's character development was bad. She just got worse. Thanks for reading!


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