Never Have I Ever Book Tag!

I saw this book tag on Becky’s Book Blog. Most of my tags are found on her blog ’cause she has an amazing list of them! Do check out her blog!

Rules:

  1. Link back to the original creator (Madame Writer)
  2. Link back to the person who tagged you or the blog where you first saw this tag.
  3. Answer all prompts.
  4. Add one more prompt of your own.
  5. Tag at least five people.
  6. Don’t lie.
  7. Have fun!

Never Have Ever… read a later book in the a series before reading the first book.

Yes! I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows first and then started reading the Philosopher’s stone and so on.

Never Have I Ever… burned a book.

Never! Why would anyone want to do that to the preciousssss.

Never have I Ever… read a book I knew I would hate.

If I don’t like a book, I don’t end up reading it so I haven’t read a book that I would hate ’cause I can’t get on with it.

Never Have I ever… wrote a fanfiction about my favourite books.

Maybe. Highschool. Harry Potter. Dramione. Wattpad. Do I need to say more?

Never Have I Ever… loved a book when I was young, yet hated it when I got older.

Not really, I’ve enjoyed all the books that I’ve read when I was young. Most of them were Nancy Drew, Goosebumps and Enid Blyton so no.

Never Have I Ever… dressed up as one of my favourite literary characters.

Yes, at Halloween in university. I dressed up as a witch. I intended to be a Hermione Granger but turned to be more of a wicked witch with lots of eyeliner.

Never Have I Ever… hated a book by an author I love.

Okay so don’t get me wrong. I love Sarah. J. Maas. but what was A Court of Frost and Starlight. I expected so much more than just a novella. Hopefully the next book will give us answers.

Never Have I Ever… gone into a bookstore to buy one book and come out with many more.

Most of the time. I go inside for a specific book and come out with new releases.

Never Have I Ever… read the ending of a book before reading the beginning.

Never. I don’t do well with spoilers. If I do read the ending then anxiety will kill me as to why things aren’t going as planned.

Never Have I Ever… read a book without the dust cover.

Always. It’s annoying and it comes off when I read and back on when I’m done.

Never Have I Ever… skim read nearly half a book.

Yes, practically all the Twilight books. Bella’s monologues were too intense to read so I skipped a lot!

Never Have I Ever… pretended to have read a book that I haven’t.

Nope, I usually just ask for a review if I haven’t read it and if someone has so I know if I’ll read it or no.

Never Have I Ever… saw the movie before the book.

Sometimes. I try not to though. I prefer reading the book and then watching the movie.

Never Have I Ever… had a book boyfriend.

Umm, yes. Rhysand from ACOTAR. Jacob from Twilight. Draco from Harry Potter.

Never Have I Ever… read a history book or anthropology book for fun.

Never. I cannot do historical books. I was bad at it even when I was in school.

My new prompt: Never Have I Ever… used random things as bookmarks.

All the time, tissue papers, boarding pass, bits of paper or receipts. Anything that is available that can be used as a bookmark.

First Lines Monday

First Lines Monday is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.  I found this post on Becky’s Book Blog and I loved it so much I decided to try it out. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death.

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Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heart-breaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

All the love R

First Lines Monday

First Lines Monday is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.  I found this post on Becky’s Book Blog and I loved it so much I decided to try it out. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

Beast

We always know before the change comes. When a storm approaches, we feel it in the thickness of the air, the tension in the earth awaiting the blanket of snow. We feel the moment the wind changes direction. We sense a shift of power when it is coming.

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Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

All the love R

First Lines Monday

First Lines Monday is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.  I found this post on Becky’s Book Blog and I loved it so much I decided to try it out. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

Hush flowers always bloomed when the night was longest.  The whole city celebrated the day the bundle of petals peeled apart into rich red—partly because hush flowers were their nation’s lifeblood, and partly, Akos thought, to keep them all from going crazy in the cold.

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In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift.

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s current-gift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual current-gift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost.

Then Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?

Carve the Mark is Veronica Roth’s stunning portrayal of the power of friendship—and love—in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts.

All the love R

First Lines Monday

First Lines Monday is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.  I found this post on Becky’s Book Blog and I loved it so much I decided to try it out. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

I’ve been standing outside my favorite record store Spirits, for half an hour. 

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When Amy, on her way to becoming valedictorian of her graduating class and getting accepted to her dream school, gets dumped by her long-term boyfriend, she takes a job at a record store to ease the pain. She needs a distraction, badly.

Oliver, Amy’s record store co-worker, isn’t so sure about Amy—his complete opposite—but what he is sure of is his decision not to go to college. He just can’t figure out how to tell his mother.

As they work late-night shifts at the record store, Amy and Oliver become friends and then confidantes and then something more, but when Amy has a hard time letting go of what she thought was her perfect future with her ex, she risks losing the future she didn’t even know she wanted with Oliver.

Read my review for All Our Worst Ideas here.

All the love R

First Lines Monday

First Lines Monday is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.  I found this post on Becky’s Book Blog and I loved it so much I decided to try it out. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

The mirrored doors of the elevator slid closed. Collins assessed himself before selecting the sixty-fifth floor. 

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Can Collins and Quinn call a truce long enough to survive?
Julian Collins has always dreamed of being on Arcadia, a fiction world from his favorite video game. But lately, he’s been seeing things from the game in real life. He feels like he’s losing his mind, and now is not the time to go crazy. His father’s legacy is at stake. Psionic Enterprises is going to be split into a dozen pieces if he doesn’t convince the board of directors that his company is worth saving.

But things at Psionic aren’t what they seem, and the irregularities don’t add up.
It’s not all bad though. At least he has a great excuse to hire his favorite sleuth, Quinn Lehi. After three years of quasi-friendship, the two have honed arguing into a true art form. She is off-limits, but she is also quick-witted and sexy as hell. Squaring off with her always puts him in a better mood.

Quinn’s hectic job as a UNID agent keeps her busy, but never busy enough to tamp out her inconvenient attraction to CEO billionaire Julian Collins. He is usually the biggest pain in her side, but he can also be recklessly charming. When Collins asks Quinn to open a secret investigation into his company, she worries that extra time alone with him might be more than she can handle.

Join Quinn and Collins on their investigation into the mysteries of Psionic Enterprises. Twist and turns will lead them to things no one on earth can explain. The two must fight to discover a link between his dreams and technology that goes far beyond anything she’s ever dealt with before.

Read my review for Heir of Arcadia here.

All the love R

The Currently Reading Book Tag

A few days ago, while browsing some blogs, I came across the Netflix Book Tag on Becky’s Book Blog and I just had to try it out!

It’s been forever since I’ve done a book tag so let’s jump right in.

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Top 5 Thursday | Fey Books

This prompt is one of my favourites. Fey book are my ultimate love. I can read a fey book anytime, anywhere. Enough of talk,  let’s get down to the list, shall we…

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First Lines Monday

First Lines Monday is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words.  I found this post on Becky’s Book Blog and I loved it so much I decided to try it out. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

Midnight Darkness. It was that inky darkness where there’s no difference whether your eyes are open or closed.

Where am I?

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Sexy shifters. Hot vampires. Intriguing immortals. Strong heroine. Sizzling romance. Page-turning plot full of emotion and excitement. Modern and fresh take on fated mates.

Caly
Do you dream of ridiculously hot men? Okay, maybe you do. (And yes, I’m well aware I should lay off the romance books before bed.) But do you actually ever meet those men you dream about in real life? I didn’t think so. That’s probably a good thing though because I have… And these men from my dreams have done nothing but pull the rug of reality out from under me… which was how I fell and ended up in a world that I thought only existed in romance books.

My name is Caly (AKA Callie) and I’m just an ordinary single woman living the LA dream… paycheck to paycheck. Except whose dream is it? I’m not really sure… but it’s not my dream. Especially because I have really weird dreams… like really weird. Then again, everyone has weird dreams, right?

Blake
I am an alpha wolf shifter and leader of Orion’s Order, a pack of… well, not wolves. We’re an unconventional pack of highly skilled specian hunters that do one thing: hunt the evil in our world. And we were hired by SILE (Species Investigative Law Enforcement) to hunt a bloodthirsty criminal who is infamously untraceable. That was until an irresistible female brought an unexpected twist to our hunt and set things in motion… a motion that has left my pack and our world forever changed.

Read my review for Calypso’s Heart here.

All the love R

Top 5 Thursday | Beauty and the Beast retellings

Hey you guys, this week I felt like re-living the tale as old as time. Here’s my favorite Beauty and the Beast retellings.

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