Joey over @ Another Afterthought tagged me to do my first book tag. Check it out below!
Flagrate: A book with an interesting premise or theme that you’d like to rewrite
I’d like to rewrite Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. I know it’s a beloved classic but just hear me out. I had to read this in English class my sophomore year and absolutely hated the writing—loved the story and character progressions once my teacher summarized what was happening, but hated the writing. A lot of the descriptions are lengthy and unnecessary—not that I blame Dickens, he was originally paid by the word for this story—but I’d cut them down. There’s been a lot of retellings of fairytales published lately, I think an updated version of A Tale of Two Cities would be interesting.
Alohamora: The first book in a series that got you hooked
I have to say Divergent by Veronica Roth. After I got my hands on the first book I absolutely plowed through the rest of the series.
Accio: A book you wish you could have right now
I just finished Dream A Little Dream, which his the first book in Kerstin Gier’s Silver Trilogy. I absolutely fell in love with it. Like in her Precious Stone’s Trilogy, Gier creates a world of mystery and fantasy within our own. Liv Silver has just moved with her sister and au pair to England. She starts having strange dreams about lizard doorknobs, graveyards, and a group of boys from her new school. Even stranger is when the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life—things they couldn’t possibly know unless they are actually in her dreams. Gier is a German writer and the English adaptation of the second book has yet to be released.
Or a book that’s out there and I just haven’t bought or borrowed yet that I’m dying to read is Renee Ahdieh’s The Wrath & the Dawn.
Avada Kedavra: A killer book
Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, I mean the book is literally about a competition in which kids kill each other.
Expecto Patronum: Your spirit book
I’ve already talked about how this is one of my favorite books, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. The book is actually a little dark, but there’s something enchanting about never having to grow up.
Sectumsumpra: A dark and twisted book
This one is a little hard because I don’t read a lot of dark books. For this I’m going to use one I read for school, Richard Wright’s Native Son. It tells the story of a young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a moment of panic. I found the murder in this book pretty gruesome.
Aparacium: A book that surprised you in a great way/reveals to be more than it is.
A book I found really surprising was Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen. All I’m going to say is that ending man.
So since this is my first book tag I’m a little nervous about tagging anyone. So whoever reads this and wants to participate feel free to make your own post or leave a comment!