Cinderella Book Tag!

August 23, 2015 / 3 Comments / Book List, Book Quiz

I’m woefully bad at getting to book tags, but after being tagged by Tiffany @ About to Read (the creator of the book tag) and Rachel @ Hello Chelly, I knew I had to get to this one!


Evil Stepsisters: a book with characters you just hate

Ugh, everyone in Royally Lost by Angie Stanton. Everyone was annoying, I could’t even finish the book.

Prince Charming: a book with a gentlemanathousandpiecesofyou

Paul in A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. There’s nothing sexier or more gentlemanly than the quiet love between him and Margaret.

Cinderella: a character that is graceful, kind, and defiant

Wow, graceful is a difficult one. Maybe Scarlet from Marissa Meyer’s Scarlet? She’s pretty adept at getting out of a bad situations with just her wits…and I loved how throughout the book, she cared for Wolf and her grandmother and believed in Cinder even before she got to know her.

Fairy Godmother: a character that always has someone looking out for them

This is pretty obvious, but Nick in The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan always has someone who will take the fall and watch his back, even when he doesn’t want to…because he’s a prince. Like, a real one. But this is a good place for me to mention that he also always has Bex, too, the wonderful MC, and it’s all kind of worth it.


Helpful Creatures: something that makes you happy when you’re sad

Two things:
1) rereading old faves like Secret Society Girl and Madeleine L’Engle

2) reading romances: recent faves include Sarina Bowen’s The Ivy Years series and Trade Me by Courtney Milan

Ashes: a book you didn’t care for

No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Browne. Quite a few elements of this book were just…really jarring for me. I do hope others end up liking it, though.

Pumpkin: a character with a transformation

Again, a bit obvious, but I.W. Gregorio’s None of the Above had a physical and mental transformation for MC Kristin, who finds out she is intersex and needs to deal with bullying, body-shaming, and her own ideas of gender. I still think about this book all the time.

Impossible: a book with an ending you didn’t see comingwealllookedupuk

I kind of had a feeling just before the end of We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach that we weren’t going to find out whether a certain ginormously important plot point happens…but I still hoped. Nope.

Just Breathe: something that inspires you to be courageous

Two recent reads: 1) The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord, which really taught me to not be afraid of what my life is now (because there’s courage in the every day act of living) 2) You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day, which pushed me to be creative and reaffirmed my belief in my little corner of the internet.

Happily Ever After: a book with a perfect ending

It’s not really happy at all, but I was floored by the perfection of the ending of The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand. It’s just…perfect. If you want happy, Becky Albertalli killed the ending of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

Well, that was pretty darn fun! Thanks to Tiffany & Rachel for tagging me =) It’s my turn, so I’m tagging Danielle @ Love at First Page, Jen @ Pop Goes the Reader, and Melissa @ YA Bookshelf, and anyone else who wants to take part. Enjoy!

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3 responses to “Cinderella Book Tag!

  1. Zaira F

    The things you said about A Thousand Pieces of You & Scarlet makes me want to read it! I’m planning to start The Lunar Chronicles soon! Also, I recently got Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda from the mail so I’m excited to read it and see about that ending ;D

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