Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Coffee Book Tag

Lets begin the firs ever tag I have ever done with The Coffee Book Tag. This tag was created by BangadyBangz. I'll leave the original tag here.

To be honest I really like coffee. I just don't drink it daily because I never have time to make it or buy it. Lets just jump right into the tag.

1. Black: Name a series that's tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
A series that's tough to get into but has hardcore fans is The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin otherwise known as Game of Thrones. I know this series is hard to get into mainly because it takes time for the story to begin with all of these character POV. Also the fact that the books are ginormous. I won't even attempt to write a summery for this book.

2. Peppermint mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.
A book that gets popular throughout the winter months is probably the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. I haven't read the book yet so I actually have no idea what it is about. I just feel like I hear about it more often in the winter months.

3. Hot chocolate: What is your favorite children's book?
My favorite children's book is probably the Boxcar Children created by Gertrude Chandler Warren. I remember reading this series when I was in second grade and absolutely loving every moment of it. This book is about a four siblings and when their parents died they were suppose to live with their grandfather. However, they heard he was means so they ran away and found a boxcar to live in in the woods. If you are looking for a book for your child to read around second grade I highly recommend this series.

4. Double shot of espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
A book that kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish is Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. This book was so long but so good. I loved every minute of it. I highly recommend reading it after the Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices trilogy because Lady Midnight takes place after the events of the Mortal Instruments. I swear to god, this book could of kept me up all night and I had to force myself to go to bed.

5. Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere.
A book I see everywhere, well I am going to have to say the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I am pretty sure a lot of people said Harry Potter. I love all the books and I feel like it is that one franchise that is never going to die. I mean I see it everywhere and in almost every tag people say "Well other than Harry Potter". And they made an amusement park based on Harry Potter. I think this book is the winner.

6. That hipster coffee shop: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout.
I don't think I read a book by an Indie author before, so lets do debut Authors. A debut author that I think deserves a shoutout is Alwyn Hamilton, the author of the book Rebel of the Sands. I liked the book, I just thought that the plot could of been explained better. Overall I believe I will continue on with this series.

7. Oops! I accidentally got decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from.
A book I was expecting more from is definitely Illuninae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I thought I was going to love it. There was so much hype surrounding it that I thought it was going to be amazing. I believe I ended up giving it 2/5 stars. It just did not live up to my expectations. First off, I hated Aiden and I don't understand why people love it so much. Second of all, I did not like the format at times. When we have the black pages with about a few lines on it (maybe more like a squiggly line) I hated reading those. Don't get me wrong, the book is beautiful. I guess Illuninae is not for me.

8. The perfect blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying. 
A series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying is The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I liked some of the books but hated a lot of them to. This book is about a girl named Clary Fray and she one day witnesses a murder which no one else can see. She later on learns about the Shadowhunter world. I recommend reading the Infernal Devices Trilogy before reading this series in order to avoid spoilers. The one book in this series I absolutely did not like was the fifth book which is City of Lost Souls. I found Clary to be a brat and I hated it so much. However I loved book three and book six and gave those two 5/5 stars. So over all it is pretty satisfying. I am sad to say that I did not really like the movie adaptation and the TV show that much. I only thought they were okay.

And that was the Coffee Book Tag. This tag is quite old so I won't be tagging anyone. I hope you enjoyed it and I will see you in my next blog post. Thanks for reading.

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