Hello b(e)eloveds! I’m not a huge summer fan, to be honest. However, I do believe that each season has its pros and traits to celebrate. And since these are the most emblematic summer days (in Italy at least), I’ve decided to do an appropriate book tag. I read it for the first time here; it’s an amazing blog, check it out! But now, without-further-ado, let’s get started!
1. LEMONADE: Pick a book that started off bitter but got better.
This book is perfect for this prompt for many reasons. It definitely has a bitter beginning. I felt so sick for Rin’s existence. At first, her destiny was to marry an older, slimy man just for her foster family’s interest. And then, she enter a life of great sacrifices, that seemed enormous for me. Then, on a more personal note, the start was also a bit too slow and it made me worry. But it got better, oh yeah. I can’t wait to read the sequel!
2. GOLDEN SUN: pick a book that made you smile beyond compare.
This is an easy choice for me; probably for this kind of prompt I answer always with the same book, but it’s inevitable. I loved “The Flatshare” by Beth O’Leary. The story felt so good! If you want to know more, I wrote a complete review; I’ll leave it here.
3. TROPICAL FLOWERS: pick a book set in a foreign country.
I can’t believe I’ve been waiting for so long to read this amazing series by V.E. Schwab! I’m hooked..Honestly, I’d love to visit Red London; I mean, London plus magic, what could we ask more?
4. TREE SHADE: pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.
This is one of my favourite fantasy series; and one of its protagonists is definitely a shady mysterious character. In “Dragons of Autumn Twilight” we get to know the wizard Raistlin for the first time. Have you ever heard of him?
5. BEACH SAND: pick a book that was grainy, and the plot barely developed.
This book doesn’t really fit for this prompt, but it’s the only one I can think about at the moment. I definitely expected so much more from the story. I feel like the author didn’t exploit its whole potential. I nearly DNFed it, I kept going because I was a little curious.
6. GREEN GRASS: pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile.
I’ve decided to mention Emoni, from the brilliant “With the Fire on High” by Elizabeth Acevedo. She didn’t have an easy life, on the contrary. However, she faced every obastacle with an admirable fierceness and strenght that made me always smile while reading it. Emoni never let life overwhelm her; she’s so young, but she came to accept that it’s normal to make mistakes. What’s important it’s to live the fullest and never give up on your dreams.
7. WATERMELON: pick a book that had some juicy secrets.
Prepare yourself; I’ll talk about this series endlessly! I’m utterly in love with it. Anyway, if you are looking for some juicy secrets that will make your jaw drop, these are the books for you. But “The Alchemists of Loom” is so much more; I HIGHLY recommend it!
8. SUN HAT: pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting.
Bookworms, “Darkdawn” is almost here! I don’t know if I’m fully prepared; this book will destroy me, I’m sure. So, to honour one of my all time favourite series and to match this prompt, I chose “Nevernight” by Jay Kristoff. The setting is so vivid and vast; plus, much of its history, geography and many references are inspired by the Italian one. It couldn’t be more perfect!
9. BBQ: pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk.
This question seems made to describe Rowan, from the Throne of Glass series. Honestly, I wasn’t that ok with him at first. But that’s another story, one for a far more extent post, I think.
10. SUMMER FUN: pass the tag on.
I couldn’t not tag my favourites Sailor, Becky and Danni. Of course, everyone feel free to do it in your blog, even if I didn’t tag you. And don’t forget to let me know, so I can read your picks! I’m so curious…
Thank you so much for reading this post and being here on my blog. I’m so grateful ♥ Until the next adventure,
Lots of love,