1. Black: Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans.
I thought about this one for a while, but I decided to go with The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. This is the first book in the Chaos Walking Trilogy, which is my favorite trilogy of all time. I was so uncertain about starting this series that I checked that first one out from the library. The first couple chapters were definitely hard to get into, but after that, I couldn’t stop reading them.
2. Peppermint mocha: Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year.
I have started to notice that every winter, someone comes up with the idea to marathon all seven of the Harry Potter books, and a lot of people do it. I think that it is a cool idea, but it only seems to be relevant near Christmas time.
3. Hot chocolate: What is your favorite children’s book?
I’m pretty sure I put this book in my last tag post, but it is The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine. I absolutely love this book, and have read it twice a year since fourth grade.
4. Double shot of espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
I was going back and fourth between two different books, but I’m going to go with Variant by Robison Wells. I picked this book up by chance, knowing next to nothing about it. It was definitely not what I expected, and I loved it. There was a certain point in the book, where everything took an unexpected turn, and from that point on, there was no chance of putting it down. I ended up reading both books in the series twice in one year, and I highly recommend them.
5. Starbucks: Name a book you see everywhere.
Any John Green book, namely The Fault in Our Stars. John Green is one of those authors that anyone will read, it doesn’t matter if that person likes to read or not.
6. That hipster coffee shop: Give a book by an indie author a shoutout
The Yellow Hoods series by Adam Dreece. Not only is this series extremely original, but it is also a perfect book for all ages to read. I’m so glad that I got a chance to read these books, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for something unique and fun to read.
7. Oops! I accidentally got decaf: Name a book you were expecting more from.
The Maze Runner by James Dasher. I picked this book up two years ago, and I was super excited about it. I ended up barely being able to finish it (1/5 stars) and gave it away to a friend. A more recent one would be The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. I absolutely loved The Raven Boys, and Immediately began to read The Dream Thieves when it came out. I was very disappointed with it, and gave it 2/5 stars, and have not yet read the third book.
8. The perfect blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying.
This easily goes to The Gallagher Girl series by Ally Carter. Since the series is six books long, you would expect for at least one of the books to be boring or hard to get through, but that was not the case. I remember being very worried how the final book would end, since it came out shortly after Allegiant by Veronica Roth and Champion by Marie Lu, and there seemed to be a bit of a theme happening there, but I was extremely satisfied with the ending, and it is one of my favorite series still.