This tag was created by Adri @ Perpetual Pages on booktube, and I thought it would be fun to do it on my blog. Adri also publically shared the images I’m using, so thanks!!
I read Cemetery Boys a few days ago, and it was absolute perfection. My 5 star review will be up soon!
YADRIEL – An underhyped book that exceeded your expectations
I recently read a book that I bought when it came out and hadn’t heard a lot about since: Wicked Fox by Kat Cho. This book really surprised me, it’s such an excellent urban fantasy that really drew me in. I loved the characters, the setting, the mythology, basically everything about it. And the best part: the sequel, Vicious Spirits, that was just released, is just as good!
JULIAN – A book that doesn’t stick to one genre
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum was the first book that came to mind for this prompt. It’s parts contemporary and parts science fiction, and I really loved how lowkey the sci-fi element was.
MARITZA – A book that helped you or got you through a tough time
I have a few books that would count for this, but the main one right now is Heartstopper by Alice Oseman, the on-going graphic novel/webcomic that is my current special interest and has helped cure my anxiety for the past few years. It helped me through my depression, and every time I get really anxious, I reread it, and it always helps. I really don’t know where I’d be without it, it’s just the ultimate comfort read.
QUINCES – Your favorite coming of age story
I can’t possibly pick one favourite, because coming of age is my favourite trope/genre/whichever it is, but The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta is definitely one of my favourites. This verse novel is really so special, and I’ve already read it like three times.
DIA DE MUERTOS – A backlist book you wish you could “bring back” and hype up again
One backlist book that I think still deserves a lot more hype, is This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura. This book truly embodies everything I love about YA contemporary, it’s SO good! It has hard-hitting elements, but also fluffy ones, and it just achieves so much.
PAN DE MUERTO – A story you wish you could give or offer your loved ones
Right now, I’m on a mission to make my mum, and hopefully also other people in my family, read Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. Because I really saw myself in this graphic memoir, and I think it would really help them understand me better.
TETHER – A book you feel most connected to
I definitely have more than just one favourite, but I’m sorry, I have to go with an Alice Oseman book again. While all of her books just hit so close to home for me, Radio Silence is definitely my favourite one. It’s definitely one of my all-time favourite books, and one that’s so close to me as a person.
PORTAJE – A book that was “passed on” to you
The best fit for this prompt right now is Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp, that my friend Amy @ Bookish Heights sent me an ARC of because it has autistic representation! I’m hoping to read it very soon!
WET BINDER – Name a book you’re “stuck” on
A book that will honestly not leave my brain, like, ever, is Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. I’ve already read this book so many times, and I know I’ll reread it again very soon.
PURRCASO – Name a soft book you really love
Since I already mentioned Heartstopper earlier, I’m going to have to mention The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill here. And honestly, please pick it up if you haven’t already. It’s so soft, and the art is beyond beautiful. It’s honestly perfect.
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