The Cake Book Tag1:12 PM
(Hey, guys! Somehow the beginning of Pariah won me 3rd place in Kingdom Pen's Begin Your Novel Contest. UM. So that's here and you can check it out if you'd like; just saying.)
A book that was a little slow to start off with but really picked up as you went along
Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater has some of my favorite writing of all time (Maggie Stiefvater is the BEST writer, okay), and I was entranced from the start, but let's face it, it kind of drags for the first half. I really got intensely invested in the second half.
Avalon by Mindee Arnett is sci-fi and spaceshippy and well, just awesome. But the first few chapters dragggggg and are a little infodumpy. Once you get past that? SCI-FI AWESOMENESS.
A book that had a rich, thick plot
Two from the same series, yes, but The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson have alllllll the awesome. Epic fantasy at it's finest, really - both these books are 1000+ pages long, but they're absolutely incredible. I just finished Words of Radiance and I've been fangirling copiously over the sheer awesome.
A book you thought was going to be bad but actually turned out to be quite enjoyable
White Space by Ilsa J. Bick is technically horror, I guess? Which I didn't know when I picked it up, but oh, wow. It's INCREDIBLE, and when I say that I mean I gave it five stars, and I don't hand those out lightly. It's exciting and terrifying and everything I like in a good, fast-paced book. I'll need to read it again to understand it!
Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson is about synesthesia, which is super cool, and also about mental wards most of the time, which is also interesting. It has a sci-fi twist, though, and I was totally in love with it. Definitely not what I expected when I picked it up randomly!
A sugary, sweet book
Apparently I don't read many of these at all. Cress by Marissa Meyer is all I've got right now, and that doesn't even count, technically. But it's a sweet and fluffy book to me, at least. So there.
A book that covered every single element you enjoy about a book (Funny moments, action moments, sad moments, etc.)
Red Rising by Pierce Brown is my favorite book ever. 'Nuff said. It's intense. The character development is stunning. It's sci-fi. The writing is spot-on. The plot is twisty and leaves you gasping. I WILL TAKE ALLLL THE PIERCE BROWN BOOKS.
Unwind by Neal Shusterman is my other favorite book/series ever, for the same reasons. I JUST.
A book series that you can turn back to for a little pick me up when you're feeling down
The Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale are absolutely adorable and happy and ugh, I just love them to death. Especially all the shipping.
The Cherry On Top
Your favorite book(s) of the year
Golden Son makes the top of the list hands-down. But you already knew that, didn't you?
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater is one of my new favorites. *alllll the flailing* GANSEY AND BLUE AND ADAM AND NOAH AND RONAN AND THE FEEEELSSSS.
So, there you have it. Thanks to Cait again for letting me steal the thing! *hands her cake*
What about you? What's your favorite book of the year? How many books have you read this year? What are you reading now? Comment away.