Thank you so much to Maxine @ The Rogue Storyteller and Angelica @ The Book Cover Girls for both nominating me for this award! Both these girls write wonderful reviews and are such a sweet people to talk to. Everyone please go check out their amazing blogs!
- Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
- Answer the questions.
- In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
- Ask them three questions.
1. What’s your favourite retelling of a story/folktale? This can be in the form of a book or movie.
She’s the Man based upon William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. That movie still remains one of my favourites today, and I can still quote almost every line from it. Also: Channing Tatum.
2. Are there any characters that you think deserved a better ending than they got?
SPOILERS: Definitely Matthias from Crooked Kingdom and Nicaise from Captive Prince. Both of those characters deserved so much better – I understand Nicaise’s death, but not Matthias’.
3. If you could be any book character for a day, who would it be and why?
Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments series. I’d be a kickass warrior with an awesome group of friends. Also: Jace. (Not the TV Clary who is annoying, I mean the book one).
1. What is a popular book that you absolutely hate?
The Raven King by Maggie Steifvater. I was so incredibly disappointed by that last book that I can’t even put my hate into words. Like, what happened? Did Stiefvater let the story get away from her? Did she just set up too much in the previous books and didn’t have a conclusion for each individual character, and so panicked and just wrote down anything due to the deadline? Because that’s what it felt like. Still don’t understand how people love this book. The conclusion literally did not make any sense
2. If you could bring a fictional character to life, who would it be?
Percy from The Percy Jackson series! He’s so funny and charming, and just the sweetest character. He would be a laugh to have around and I’d want him as my friend.
3. What is your biggest book pet peeve?
People making excuses for popular authors while verbally bashing not-so popular authors. (This is based purely from my experience, I understand you might not get what I’m talking about) For e.g.: Maggie Stiefvater has come under storm at the moment for alleged misrepresentation of culture within her novel All the Crooked Saints that is to be released in October. A lot of people are coming to her defence and writing long posts attacking those reviewers who are giving one stars or complaining about the book on Goodreads. However, a few of these defenders (that I’ve seen on Goodreads) have also verbally bashed other authors for doing the same as Stiefvater. It just really irks me how some people allow a specific, select group of authors to get away with certain things while everyone else must be held to a higher standard. (Not naming anyone in particular, nor am I excusing misrepresentation, or bagging Maggie Stiefvater – I just think everyone should be treated the same).
- I know we’re all mainly YA readers on here, so what is your favourite adult fiction novel?
- Enough with the heroes, they’re boring. Who is your favourite book villain?
- Will you ever lend a book to a friend? Why/Why not? Any horror stories?
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