First of all I would like to thank Tabitha at Behindthepages blog who tagged me to take part in this Book Tag. And I’d like to give a shout out to BangadyBangz who created the book tag as well. If you would like to join in please do, but be sure to tag the person who created the book tag initially.
I don’t drink as much coffee as a lot of bookish people and what I do drink tends to be decaff. I am more of a tea-head.
1. Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans:
Well I think everyone would agree that Malazan has hardcore fans. It is a series I have no desire to read thanks to all of its lovely fans and their constant hyping!
2. Peppermint mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year:
Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising series
I haven’t read this book this winter but I do enjoy revisiting the series at this time of year.
3. Hot chocolate: What is your favourite children’s book?
Ooh so many…
I think The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was probably my gateway (wardrobe) into reading fantasy so I’m going to go with that!
by C.S. Lewis – even better, this version is illustrated – I would have loved it as a kid!
I was also a big fan of Rupert the Bear annuals. I still love them today – I kept them from my childhood.
4. Double shot of espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish:
We Break Immortals by Thomas Howard Riley. This epic fantasy is a big chonk of a book but so tense and action-packed it definitely had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through! Here’s my review.
A drug addict who hunts sorcerers down by tracking their magick, the most renowned swordsman no one has ever heard of, and a thieving magick-wielding woman hellbent on revenge collide during a last ditch effort to stop an insane superhuman serial killer from making himself a god.
The wise run from them.
Swords are useless against them.
Only the fearless dare pursue them.
Rogue magick users are the most dangerous people in the world.
When one of them finds a way to become luminous and break into the source of all magick, even their own kind will join the pursuit.
The Render Tracers always say magick users deserve to burn. Aren couldn’t agree more, Keluwen would beg to differ, and Corrin couldn’t care less either way.
In a world where most people use swords for protection, Aren uses tools that let him see what no one else can see, and he takes advantage of loopholes that can undo magick in order to stop the deadliest people in the world. He is a Render Tracer, relentlessly pursuing rogue sorcerers who bend the laws of physics to steal, assault, and kill. But his next hunt will lead him to question his entire life, plunging him into a world where he can’t trust anyone, not even his own eyes.
When Keluwen finally escaped her fourthparents’ home and set out on her own to become a thief, she never thought she would one day be killing her own kind. She honed her magick on the streets, haunted by her past, hunted by Render Tracers, and feared by a society that hates what she is. Now she joins a crew of outcast magicians on a path of vengeance as they race to stop an insane sorcerer who has unlocked the source of all magick and is trying to use it to make himself a god.
Corrin is a sword fighter first, a drinker second, and a…well, there must be something else he is good at. He’ll think of it if you give him enough time. He is a rogue for hire, and he has no special powers of any kind. The most magick he has ever done is piss into the wind without getting any on himself. He is terrible at staying out of trouble, and someone always seems to be chasing him. When he gets caught up in a multi-kingdom manhunt, he finds himself having to care about other people for a change, and he’s not happy about it.
They are about to collide on the trail of a man who is impossible to catch, who is on the verge of plunging the world into ruin, and who can turn loyal people into traitors in a single conversation. They must struggle against their own obsessions, their fears, ancient prophecies, and each other. They will each have to balance the people they love against their missions, and struggle to avoid becoming the very thing they are trying to stop.
All they have to do is stop the unstoppable. Simple.
5. Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere:
OK, well I’m going to be a little cheeky with this one and say my own book because there are copies in at least three rooms in my house so I tend to see it everywhere I go throughout the day!
“One of the perils of being a sniper during the First World War was the likelihood of a grenade going off right next to you and burying you alive”.
Meet Jack Rogers. Born in 1894, he once locked eyes with Queen Victoria and was one of the first travellers on London’s ‘Tube’. An early car owner, he had many escapades on his days out to Brighton, including a time when his brakes failed and he had to drive through central London without them!
His skills as an entertainer earned him popularity throughout his life, and kept him out of the deadly mines while a prisoner during the First World War. At the tender age of 103 Jack earned the title of ‘The World’s Oldest Columnist’ as he began dictating his life’s exploits to a reporter from the local newspaper.
6. That hipster coffee shop: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout:
I always like to give Lyra Wolf’s series a shoutout at every opportunity and since the third book in the series is coming out on March 9th this would seem like a good opportunity to mention that!! THere are going to be cocktails to accompany the launch – join Lyra on Instagram.
It wasn’t supposed to be like this.
It was supposed to be Loki the trickster god’s happily ever after with Sigyn. They had gone full Midgardian, settling down in California, with Loki doing what he does best—mischief.
When Sigyn collapses, Loki senses a grave darkness growing within her, and he knows only one god who may be able to stop Surtr before this sinister force possesses her completely.
Once again he finds himself forced to ask Odin for his help…which always carries with it some kind of price. However, Odin is the least of Loki’s problems, especially when buried secrets start surfacing because of brothers, both dead and alive. Blackmail is a nasty business.
Loki worries that his happily ever after with Sigyn could have an unhappy end.
Lies are unraveling, the truth is spinning, and consequences are flying faster than Loki can run and he may lose Sigyn forever—either to the darkness, or to his own lies.
7. Oops! I accidentally got decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from:
Well this is a difficult one to answer….
I think the last book I was disappointed by was a book I DNFd due to graphic domestic violence observed by a child.
Death Perception by Lee Allen Howard
8. The perfect blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying:
The Coming of Áed trilogy by E.G. Radcliff. There were definitely both bitter and sweet moments in there but the final book was amazing and I highly recommend it. Here are my reviews:
Be sure to comment below if you think of any books which would fit these categories – or make your own post!
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