Book Tags

The Cinderella Is Dead Book Tag

I am so excited to get tagged in this super awesome original book tag!

I recently read Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron, and it was such a cool retelling of the tired old fairy tale! I found a kindred spirit in Leelynn who loved the book even more than I did, since she went the extra mile and MADE AN ORIGINAL BOOK TAG ABOUT THIS! I loved the idea and finagled my way into getting tagged in this. Thanks Leelynn — you’re the coolest mermaid I know!

THE RULES!

  • Thank the person that tagged you and link to their post.
  • Link to the original creator: Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads! If you choose to use her graphics (like I did), please credit her for her hard work.
  • Answer the questions to the best of your ability. No wrong answers here!
  • Tag some people you think would have fun doing this tag.
  • Copy-paste the rules and prompts.

I really loved the romance in You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson. It was so sweet and meant to be that I was rooting for Liz and Mack right from the start. Plus it just felt so realistic. PS — I love sapphic books, so give me some good recs!

Definitely Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams. My heart broke so much for Queenie! This woman went through so much throughout the book. Some of it was self-inflicted, but after reading it, I got a little more insight into what Black women go through in daily life — microaggressions, casual and not-so-casual racism, and dear lord, the painful lengths she went through to conform to a “socially accepted standard of beauty.” Eww, even writing that last part feels icky. But, this book isn’t all doom and gloom, because Queenie is a strong woman and she’s also freaking hilarious.

Obviously Solovey from the Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden. I know he’s a horse and all, but he’s definitely a character, and he’s so loyal! He’s got a great personality and he’s totally Vasya’s ride or die — literally.

I usually DNF books that don’t make sense, but every once in a while I’ll read one to the end to see if it gets better. (They almost never do). The Labrador Response by Melissa Crickard sounded good at first, but the further in I got, the less sense it made. The plot kept getting more outlandish until it was completely unrealistic.

I’ve read The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, but I’ve never managed to read the rest of the series. I have no idea why, since I’ve read the first book multiple times and enjoyed it every single time. Looks like I’m going to have to really move this up on my TBR list.

While I tend to picture myself living in whichever fantasy world I’m reading about at the time, I think I’d love to live in Prythian. Mainly because there’s a tiny chance that I could become Fae myself! Hey, a girl can hope, right?

I’d have to say Amarantha from the ACOTAR series. She’s horrible! And right there with her is the King of Hybern. Does he even have a name? He’s just as bad, if not worse than Amarantha. Oh, which brings me to Joffrey from Game of Thrones. I always just wanted to STRANGLE HIM! Wow, there’s so many nominees for the worst character ever. How could I possibly just choose one?

I really love retellings, so this is probably the most difficult prompt for me! Lately I’ve been reading The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, so that’s what popped into my head first. It definitely doesn’t hurt that Cinder is one of the most creative retellings of Cinderella that I’ve ever read (aside from Cinderella is Dead).

I’m tagging:

and anyone else who wants to join in!

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