Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hamilton Book Tag

The Hamilton Book Tag is something I found over on Jenuine Cupcakes in March. It was originally created by Maureen (with some extras from Angie and Meg). Obviously, I was like I NEED TO DO THIS....but then I never got to it. Until now. Yay!

So yeah. Here goes...

The Room Where it Happens

"I've got to be in the room where it happens."
(Book world you would put yourself in)

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)

It's not often that I read a book and go "oh man, I wish I could live there," other than wishing for the fact that I could live in a world where certain characters were real, but I LOVED the world Laini Taylor created in this trilogy. I haven't read the third book yet, and--okay, I know there's kind of a war going on and whatnot...but my answer stands. Blame Laini Taylor's gorgeous writing. (Though honestly, the more I think about this, the more I'm remembering how I TRULY adore this world and yeah, it would be so cool to be there. You know, minus the war.)

The Schuyler Sisters

"You want a revolution, I want a revelation."
(Underrated female character)

The Demon's Lexicon (The Demon's Lexicon, #1)The Demon's Covenant (The Demon's Lexicon, #2)The Demon's Surrender (The Demon's Lexicon, #3)

I was just thinking about this series the other day (one of my favorite trilogies OF ALL TIME, by the way, and you should definitely check it out if you haven't read it) and it occurred to me that Mae would be the PERFECT answer for this question. I don't really hear people talking about these books much as it is, let alone focusing on how awesome of a character Mae is. She's brave and kind and seriously, y'all, you need to read these books!

My Shot

"Hey, yo, I'm just like my country, I'm young, scrappy, and hungry and I'm not throwing away my shot!"
(A character that goes after what they want and doesn't let anything stop them)


Astrid from Victoria Scott's Titans comes right to mind when reading this prompt. She wants to help her family and to do that, she's determined to win the Titan Derby. So she works her butt off to make it happen. She's fantastic and this book is so freaking good and yeah. She definitely fits the description of a character who goes after what they want and doesn't let anything stop them.


"You and your words flooded my senses, your sentences left me defenseless, you built me palaces out of paragraphs, you built cathedrals."
(The most heartbreaking end to a relationship you've ever read)

True Love: I'll Be Seeing You / Don't Die, My Love / A Rose for Melinda

This is actually an omnibus (as the bottom states, THREE NOVELS) so I could actually be talking about two books for this one. (Because I'll Be Seeing You is actually oddly happy for a Lurlene McDaniel book.) But right now, I'm specifically talking about Don't Die, My Love. This is my favorite of McDaniel's books and I re-read it whenever I need a good cry because THAT is how devastating it is for me. It's so sad but also SO GREAT. I love Julie and Luke and I will re-read this book forever--but my heart totally breaks every single time.

The Reynolds Pamphlet

"Have you read this...?"
(A book with a twist that you didn't see coming)

Hourglass (Evernight, #3)

I had to think hard about this one because it's rare that I'm SERIOUSLY SURPRISED by twists, but maaaan this book. There were two twists in this one that I went crazy over. It was like "there's no way that could happen...right?" But oh goodness, it did and then MORE happened and then it ended and I had to waaaait for the last book to releeeasseee ahhhhh. So yeah. This book. (I'm being intentionally vague to avoid spoilers, obviously. The Evernight series is another great one, by the way. it.)

You'll Be Back

"You'll be back, soon you'll see, you'll remember you belong to me..."
(Sassiest villain)

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)

I'm kind of hesitant to say the villain's name here, because that's kind of a surprise when you're reading and if you haven't read this book yet YOU MUST. I know I'm saying this a lot right now, but I promise that I mean it. I adore this book. But anyway, back to the villain. If you've read the book, you obviously know who he is. And I'm sure you agree that he can be pretty sassy. All "I would have walked" and whatnot. (And then he's like "I lied" and I'm like OMG.) Totally sassy.


"How to account for his rise to the top? Man, the man is non-stop!"
(A series you marathoned)

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4)Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6)

After friends telling me that I NEEDED to read these books in middle school, I finally got around to picking up the first one while I was in high school--and I. Was. Hooked. I flew through these books as fast as my name on the hold lists at my local library would let me, and I regret nothing.


"He was right, you'll never be satisfied."
(Favorite book with multiple POVs)

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

I'm a huge fan of multiple POVs, so there are many answers I COULD put here, but the first to come to mind (and the one I'm most inclined to put here anyway because, you guessed it, this is another favorite) was The Raven Boys. This booooooook. I love it beyond words. The characters, the writing...magnificent. 

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

"But when you're gone, who remembers your name, who keeps your flame?"
(A book/series you feel will remembered throughout history)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

Golly gee, I WONDER what the answer to this one should be? I haven't read these books, but I'm gonna go with the rest of the universe and answer with Harry Potter because...obviously. It's HARRY POTTER.


"Look into your eyes and the sky's the limit, I'm helpless."
(A relationship you were pulling for from the very start)

Sempre (Forever, #1)

I thought through a lot of couples before I landed on this answer (Roth & Layla, Levi & Cath...) but now I'm pretty firm on Carmine & Haven. If I wanted to shift my mind to another book in this series (Made), then I'd be talking about Corrado and Celia but I can't take those emotions right now so CARMINE AND HAVEN IT IS. From the moment he said "sorry" in the kitchen, I was all in. They deserve to be together and happy (with the great support of Celia and Corrado because they're the best people ever). 

Ten Duel Commandments

"Time to get some pistols and the doctor on site."
(Favorite fight scene)

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

I had to think really hard about this because I'm not too crazy about fight scenes. I mean, I read them, but I don't really think of them as favorites. But after digging through my brain, I've decided that I highly enjoy the fight scene near the end of Throne of Glass. Funny, though, because it's not because of the fighting. It's because of "Get up." 

(I'm sure if I'd thought harder, I'd have been able to come up with a fight scene within the Strange Angels series by Lili St. Crow. Just so ya know.)

Say No To This

"Lord, show me how to say no to this, I don't know how to say no to this..."
(Guilty pleasure read)

Colters' Woman (Colters' Legacy, #1)

This book, heck the entire Colters' Legacy series, along with everything and anything that could be considered reverse harem. I love it so much. 

...and fanfiction. I'm guiltily addiction to fanfiction.

What Comes Next

"You're on your own, awesome! Wow! Do you have a clue what happens now?"
(A series you wish had more books)

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

No, I am not crazy. I seriously wish there were more Twilight books. Not because I'm in dire need of more Edward and Bella, but because I'd LOVE a spin-off or whatever about the wolf pack. And their imprints. And alll of the thingsss. 

Right Hand Man

"Here comes the General and his right hand man..."
(Favorite BROTP)

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)

I didn't want to repeat answers but I can't help myself--the Raven Boys. Duh. (Though Liam and Chubs from The Darkest Minds, which has also been used already, was a close second.)

What'd I Miss

"I've been in Paris meeting lots of different ladies. I guess I basically missed the late eighties."
(A book or series you were late to reading)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)

I'm actually still reading this series now, so I'm continuing to be way late on reading these books. Which is funny because I read Cinder before Scarlet released. Only problem was that I wasn't too fond of book 1, so I questioned picking up book 2. Now, years later, I've finally done it and man am I glad I did. SO. GOOD.

Wait For It

"I'm not falling behind or running late. I'm not standing still, I am lying in wait."
(A book that was worth waiting for)

Jealousy (Strange Angels, #3)

My answer for this was almost I HAVE NO IDEA, but then I caught sight of my shiny Strange Angels books over on my shelf and I knew this was my answer. I read the first book from my local library when I was in middle school. Then the library didn't have the second book, so I bought it from Borders. Then I had to wait until the third book, Jealousy, released and I basically died during that time. But then I finally got it in my hands and it ended up being my favorite of the series. This entire series is basically a gem, but this particular much love. 

And that's it!

Since it took me forever and a half to do this tag and I'm sure everyone's already done it, I'm not going to tag anyone specifically. But if you by chance have not done this tag and would like to, go for it! :)

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