Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2017

The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag was originally created by booktubers Read Like Wildfire and Earl Grey Books. I’ve seen this tag show up every June and July since I started blogging, but never took part. I really like the idea of doing a little reflecting around mid-year. Let’s just pretend I’ve been tagged by someone and no one ought to think any differently. It will just be our little secret. I’ve had a really good reading year so far and am super excited for the second half. Covers below are linked to Goodreads.

1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017?

I’ve read a handful of 5-star reads this year, but I have a special place in my heart for Roshani Chokshi’s A Crown of Wishes. Chokshi’s writing blew my away. I really loved everything about this book and the main characters are some of my very favorite.

2. Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2017?

I loved Susan Dennard’s Windwitch. I had my issues with Truthwitch and its world-building, but I think the writing really improved in this one. I love the changing dynamics between several of the characters and am really looking forward to the next book.

3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?

I need to read Sandhya Menon’s When Dimple Met Rishi! I’ve had this on my shelf for over a month, but haven’t found the time to read it.

4. Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of 2017?

I need Anna-Marie McLemore’s Wild Beauty like I need this next gulp of air. I have a feeling that McLemore is going to once again enchant me with this one.

5. Biggest Disappointment?

There haven’t been many book this year that I felt truly disappointed in. The books I ended up not liking have been ones that I wasn’t expecting much from or ones that I’ve heard a mixture of things about. I picked Brittany Cavallaro’s A Study in Charlotte for this one because while I was reading it I enjoyed it, but some of the twists didn’t sit well with me.

6. Biggest Surprise?

I’m not sure what I was expecting from Tiffany D. Jackson’s Allegedly, but what I ended up reading was an incredibly complex, emotional-charged debut. I still marvel at this being a debut. If you haven’t read this one, do it!

7. Favorite New Author?

I have a feeling Angie Thomas is going to be around for a long time. The Hate U Give is one of the most thought-provoking novels I’ve ever read and I am really excited to see what else she has in store for us.

8. Newest Fictional Crush?

I liked Aeduan after Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch, but after Windwitch, I love him. Morally grey characters are just so much fun, aren’t they?

9. Newest Favorite Character?

I love Gauri from Roshani Chokshi’s A Crown of Wishes. She’s such an incredible character and has become one of my favorite protagonists.

10. Book That Made You Cry?

Can you cry because a book is just so beautiful? Yes, you can! Anna-Marie McLemore’s When the Moon Was Ours is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read and reading it brought me close to tears.

11. Book That Made You Happy?

I cannot believe how much cuteness is packed into Maurene Goo’s I Believe in a Thing Called Love. If you need to smile, pick this one up.

12. Favorite Book To Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year?

Strangely enough, I don’t think I’ve seen any movie adaptations this year. However, I did binge watched Netflix’s Anne with an E based on Anne of Green Gables and really liked it. I know some people say its way too dark, but I appreciated the different take on the classic.

13. Favorite Review You’ve Written This Year?

I really like my review of A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. Check it out!

14. Most Beautiful Book You Bought So Far This Year?

Can I just mention Anna-Marie McLemore’s When the Moon Was Ours again? Not only is the writing beautiful, the book itself is so very lovely.

15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of The Year?

I feel like I’ve neglected a lot of the books I’ve purchased this year. Here are four books I’ve been dying to read that are currently sitting on my shelf just waiting for me.

What’s your favorite book of 2017 so far? New release you haven’t had a chance to pick up yet, but are dying to? Have you done the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag? Leave me a link!

The Spring Has Sprung Book Tag

This spring I have a lot of cleaning and organizing to do when it comes to my bookish life. This includes me taking care of all those tags I’ve got in my drafts. But I just could not resist when Elizabeth @ Musings From Neville’s Navel tagged me for this (thank you!). I’m currently on hiatus, but I wanted to schedule a couple of posts while I was away and this tag just seemed perfect. Covers linked to Goodreads.

FLOWERS.
Look on your shelves. What is the most beautiful book both inside and out?

Anna-Marie McLemore’s When the Moon Was Ours is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. I actually read a library copy of this one, but almost immediately ordered my own because I literally want to weep over McLemore’s words again.

GRASS.
What is a book that you find others like way more than you do?

I wouldn’t even say that I like Shatter Me at all. I read this one about five years back, so my memory’s a little iffy, but I just remember rolling my eyes a whole lot while doing so.

RAIN.
What’s a great book that lifts your spirits when you’re down?

Kasie West’s books always have a way of making me smile. P.S. I Like You was such a cute read, I almost wish it had never ended.

DEW.
What book made you feel alive?

I don’t know if it’s Leigh Bardugo’s characters or the excitement of Six of Crows, but this book gives me so many feels. I suddenly want to be a part of a team of criminals and pull some inconceivable heists. Who’s with me?

STORMS.
What book did you find unpredictable?

Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s The Long Game, sequel to The Fixer, completely pulled the rug out from under me. She shattered my very soul and I am forever broken because this is only a duology and how am I supposed to put myself back together again?

RAINBOW.
What was a book that you struggled with only to be happy that you read it in the end?

Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch kind of lost me when I first picked it up. There’s a lot of terminology you have to learn in order to understand this world, but ultimately I really enjoyed this one (enjoyed it even more the second time around) and the sequel was all kinds of amazing.

CHILLY WEATHER.
What’s a book that you couldn’t finish or didn’t enjoy?

I still don’t really get why so many liked Vic James’s Gilded Cage. I really wanted to like this one, but the characters just did not do anything for me.

WARM WEATHER.
What book did you love and want more of?

I mentioned this in my review of Rhoda Belleza’s Empress of a Thousand Skies, but it was far too short! I needed more of these characters and story and I’m so stoked for the sequel.

GREEN.
What book have you not read yet but really want to?

I am dying to read Ibi Zoboi’s American Street. Before I went on hiatus, I requested this book because I will need some amazing reading material while I’m away from the blog.

PINK.
What book made you feel a strong connection to the characters?

There are a couple of mini reviews I’ve written that I wish I had not been in a bit of a writing slump because they are so deserving of all the praise. Meg Medina’s Burn Baby Burn is one of them. I connected with the protagonist Nora almost from the very start and I can’t wait to get my own copy so I can reread it.

PURPLE.
What book makes you feel safe when you read it?

My comfort book is definitely Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve read this story, I fall in love with it every time I pick it up. It’s also my comfort movie.

ORANGE.
What book do you feel is intelligently written?

Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give is one of the most brilliant books I’ve ever read. Thomas’s story touches on so many subjects, I’m just amazed she was able to fit so much into this book.

YELLOW.
What book puts a smile on your face?

I love Natasha and Daniel so much. Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also a Star made me so unbelievably happy. I think I’ve written off every single case of insta-love I’ve come across, but I will fight you to the death defending these two. So good.

If you’d like to do this tag, consider yourself officially tagged!

The Aesthetically Pleasing Book Tag

Saw this tag on Jesalin @ JBelkBooks, one of my Comment Challenge partners for this month, and had to take part in it because if there’s anything I do love, it’s a pretty book. If you’d like to give this tag a shot, feel free to add a link to your post in the comments, I’d love to take a look! Covers are linked to Goodreads. Let’s get started…

BEST COLOR COMBO ON A BOOK COVER

The cover for These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner is stunning. I love the billowing green dress, the star-infused blue sky, and how the model’s red hair immediately draws the eye. Ah, so pretty.

BEST TYPOGRAPHY/FONT ON THE COVER

Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. These book covers are so lovely, I love how prominent the titles are and the font.

BEST SIMPLE COVER

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. A simple and meaningful cover.

BEST ENDPAGES

I adore the endpapers in my Barnes & Noble Collectible Edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

BEST MAP

I love maps. I think every fantasy book should come with a map and that we should be able to remove them from the book as a convenient reference while reading. Don’t know if I have a favorite map in particular, but I did like how important maps were in Heidi Heilig’s The Girl From Everywhere.

BEST NAKED HARDBACK

BEST BACK COVER

My Jane Austen Heirloom edition box set has the prettiest back covers with quotes from the books. Here is the one for Pride & Prejudice.

BEST CHAPTER HEADERS

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier has the loveliest chapter headers.

BEST ILLUSTRATIONS

My favorite illustrations hands down are Jim Kay’s in the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

BEST SPINE

There are so many books with amazing spines, but I especially love it when a set of spines form one image like this Percy Jackson and the Olympians box set.

FAVORITE COVER ON YOUR SHELVES

Yeah, I don’t know how I could possibly choose just one, but here are a few that I particularly love: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier, A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, and Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova.

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7th Annual End of the Year Book Survey

The 7th Annual End of the Year Survey was created by The Perceptual-Page Turner and is a really great way to look back on 2016. This is my third time doing this survey and I always enjoy taking a little time to evaluate my year in terms of books. If you get a chance to take part in this survey, feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments and I’ll be sure to have a look. Covers featured below are linked to Goodreads.

Number Of Books You Read: 77 (aiming for 78 by the end of the day)
Number of Re-Reads: 6
Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy, but I read a lot of contemporary and historical fiction books as well.

1. Best Book You Read In 2016?
Did you say books with an “s” because I’d have to say among my favorites were Ryan Graudin’s Wolf By Wolf, Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom, and Maggie Steifvater’s The Raven King.
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Sarah Ahiers’s Assassin’s Heart. I really love assassins and I wanted to fall in love with this one, but it ended up being meh for me.
3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?
I was really surprised by how much I liked Erin Bowman’s Vengeance Road. I’m really not into westerns, but yet this one really impressed me.
4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?
I think I may have mentioned the brilliance of Ryan Graudin’s Wolf By Wolf every opportunity I had. Have you read it? You must!
5. Best series you started in 2016? Best Sequel of 2016? Best Series Ender of 2016?
I feel like Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch has a lot of potential, so I’m going with that for best series started in 2016. Best sequel goes to Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom. I loved it so much, I’m even itching to reread the duology right now. Stiefvater’s The Raven King wins best series ender. It was everything I loved about the previous three books and more.
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2016?
I discovered some really good authors this year, but like to spotlight Destiny Soria. Her debut Iron Cast was such a breath of fresh air. I plan to pick up all her subsequent novels.
7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?
I already mentioned Erin Bowman’s Vengeance Road, but another book I was surprised I liked so much was Natasha Preston’s The Cellar. I don’t pick up a lot of thrillers, but this was very good.
8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?
Ryan Graudin’s Blood for Blood was pretty unputdownable. I was fully invested in Yael’s story since Wolf By Wolf, so I needed to know the end of her story.
9. Book You Read In 2016 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
There are a couple of books that I plan to reread in 2017, the highest on my list being V. E. Schwab’s A Gathering of Shadows. I must reread the first two books in the series before the final book is released.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2016?
Hands down, it’s Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Kiss cover. I am so happy that the publisher didn’t go through with the original plan to change the final cover.
11. Most memorable character of 2016?
Lada from Kierten White’s And I Darken. This girl, this girl is equal parts scary and admirable.
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2016?
This is a toss up for me between Mindy McGinnis’s A Darkness So Discreet and Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also a Star. Both author’s writing blew me away.
13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2016?
I’m going to have to go with Ryan Graudin’s Wolf By Wolf again. This book, people, this book.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2016 to finally read?
Definitely Mindy McGinnis’s A Madness So Discreet. I feel like this book is the perfect fit for me and I really regret passing it up last year.
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2016?
I was supposed to be better at keeping track of favorite passages, but I totally failed on that front. That being said, I did really like this particular passage from Cat Winter’s The Steep & Thorny Way:

“The nighttime forest glowed in a strange haze of gold, and the fat trunks and green awnings soured high above, as if I were nothing more than a spider scampering through a window box.”

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2016?
Shortest book was Lauren DeStefano’s The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart (208 pages) and the longest was Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom (546).
17. Book That Shocked You The Most
Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s The Long Game ripped my heart out and threw it into the fire. Not over it, won’t be over it, can’t be over it.
18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)
This might be the easiest question on this list because my love for Kaz and Inej has no bounds!!!!!
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year
Ada and Corinne from Destiny Soria’s Iron Cast is my favorite female friendship, I love their relationship so much.
20. Favorite Book You Read in 2016 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon was fantastic. I liked Everything, Everything, but I kind of loved this second book.
21. Best Book You Read In 2016 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:
Ruta Sepetys’s Salt to the Sea is a book I bought and read because of all the praise it received from my fellow bloggers. Thank you all by the way, it was great.
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2016?
Huh. I don’t think I have any new fictional boyfriends to add to my list this year. How weird.
23. Best 2016 debut you read?
Upon further reflection, I think Heidi Heilig’s The Girl From Everywhere is the best debut I read this year.
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?
Both Leigh Bardugo and V. E. Schwab excel at wordbuilding, I’m always in awe.
25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows had me laughing so much. It was such a fun experience to read and I’m really looking forward to what they write together next.
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2016?
Both Ryan Graudin’s Blood For Blood and Maggie Steifvater’s The Raven King had me close to tears.
27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?
That goes to Destiny Soria’s Iron Cast. I’ve already mentioned this one a couple of times, but I cannot believe how many people haven’t read it.
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?
Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom really packed a punch. I’m still feeling it.
29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2016?
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke was really weird and really odd and really good.
30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?
Honestly, I don’t think any books I read made me angry this year. Even the ones that I didn’t particularly like were disappointing, but they didn’t make me mad.


1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2016?
Stephanie’s Adventures of a Bibliophile is a blogger whose opinion I really value. If she didn’t enjoy a book, the odds are I won’t either. I really trust her judgment and just enjoy everything she posts. If you’re not following her, do it.
2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2016?
I really enjoyed writing my review for Kiersten White’s And I Darken.
3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
Kernel of Nonsense: When An Author Keeps Disappointing You was my favorite discussion post of the year. It was really a cathartic writing experience.
4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?
I participated in Armchair BEA for the first time this year which was a lot of fun. I’ll definitely be doing it again because let’s be realistic, the odds that I’ll ever be able to go to BEA are slim.
5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2016?
Being able to host the Comment Challenge with Lonna @ FLYLēF over the summer was one of my favorite things I’ve ever done as a blogger (A little self-promotion here, we’re hosting the same challenge over the winter months and you can participate in February. Just look for our sign-up post on the 2nd).
6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
The slumps. Oh, I had some crazy end of the year reading and blogging slumps. It was a struggle to get through a few books and even more of a struggle to find the motivation to blog.
7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Kernels of Nonsense: The Ugly Side of Book Blogging was my most popular post this year. Sometimes being a blogger can be messy.
8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
Someone give some love to my review of All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I think one of the reasons it didn’t get too much love is because it’s the third installment in a series that not everyone has read 😦
9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
I discovered that I would do well not to discover any more bookish sites.
10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
I completed my Goodreads goal, along with several other challenges I participated in (the 2016 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, 2016 Read My Books Challenge is hosted by The Worn Bookmark, and 2016 Finishing the Series Challenge is hosted by Bea’s Book Nook).

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2015 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2017?
I’m going to go with Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I think I might make this one my first audio book as well because Lin-Manuel Miranda!!!!
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2017 (non-debut)?
I’m super stoked for The Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab and also scared…
3. 2017 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera, hands down.
4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2017?
I already mentioned The Conjuring of Light, but second would be Heidi Heilig’s The Ship Beyond Time.
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2017?
Participate in a buddy read and maybe one readathon.
6. A 2017 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone:
None. I’m saving my 2017 ARCs for next year because I just don’t have time to read them yet.

Epic Reads Book Tag

Epic Reads Book Tag

I know I haven’t done a book tag in ages…ages! But after being tagged by Nicka @ Readbynicka for this one, I wanted to make sure I took the time to get to it this month. Thank you so much for the tag, Nicka, I really enjoyed doing it! So after going through all these questions, it occurred to me that I might have already done this tag. My memory is so terrible, I didn’t even notice! Not all my answers are the same (because that would be even more embarrassing), so it’s kind of like doing this tag for the first time.

1. If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters for tea who would you invite and what would you serve?

This question just made me all kinds of giddy. There are so many possibilities! After going back and forth between several, I’m going to go with Jane Austen and Elizabeth Bennet. Too predictable? I’m just imagining in my head how amazing it would be to sit down with these two because even though Pride & Prejudice was written 200 years ago, it still speaks to me on so many levels.

2. What would you love a prequel for and what would be the main storyline?

I will always be up for a prequel of HP, but for the sake of this tag, I’m actually going to mention another prequel I’d like. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see Maura, Persephone, and Calla’s story before The Raven Boys? I’d love to read about how they discovered their gifts and of course when they met each other. Maggie, write this!

3. Which two characters not from the same book would make a great book couple?

I love questions like this. I take that back, I’ve been staring at my bookshelves for a full five minutes trying to figure out who would make a good couple, but my devotion to certain ships are getting in the way. I could see Harry Potter dating Kami Glass though…or maybe I could see her with Ron. Oh my gosh, I don’t know!

4. If you ran into your favorite author on the subway and could only say one sentence to them, what would you say?

You’re assuming that I have one favorite author! How to choose, how to choose…Let’s say I run into Juliet Marillier, one of my favorite fantasy authors, on the subway. After picking my jaw off the floor, I’d say, “You’re stories move me in a way that makes me believe that real magic exists.”

5. What book made you a reader and why?

Yes, maybe it’s a little cliché, but it’s still true for so many of us. Harry Potter is the first series that I fell absolutely in love with. It opened up so many doors to me and I never imagined I’d love reading as much as I do now because of it.

6. If your bookshelf was caught on fire which book would you save?

Ah! This would be a good time to have magical powers, so I could save all the books. But I’m a pretty realistic person, I know that all these books can be replaced. I might grab my box set of Jane Austen books because they are too gorgeous.

7. Which dystopian world would you want to live in?

Who would choose to live in a dystopian world? Isn’t the point that you wouldn’t want to live in that kind of world? Next question, please.

8. What is your most epic read of all time?

To ensure that I don’t repeat myself in this tag, I’m going to name the last epic read I read and that was Ryan Graudin’s Wolf By Wolf. I actually just reread it because I loved it so much the first time and I can’t get enough of it. I don’t know how I will survive until November when the sequel is released. I need some closure!

I tag anyone who hasn’t done this tag and would like to. Feel free to link back to this post or leave me a link in the comments and I’ll be sure to visit!

Totally Should’ve Book Tag

totallyIt’s been about forever since I did a book tag, much less one that I actually had been tagged for. I have several tag post drafts, but because I often don’t make sense, I’m doing the most recent one I was tagged for. Huge thanks to Books By Jay for tagging me for this. Covers linked to Goodreads as always. Let’s get started…

1. Totally should’ve gotten a sequel

I tend to really appreciate the standalone novels, so it isn’t often that I think these books need sequels. However, there are a few standalone novels that I enjoyed so much that I would have like to have seen a follow-up novel. Alexandra Bracken’s Brightly Woven is such an enjoyable (and underrated!) fantasy novel, if it had been a series, I would have been delighted.

2. Totally should’ve had a spin off series

Yes, my first thought was Harry Potter because can you really have too much of that universe? That’s a rhetorical question btw. In an effort to not be so predicable, I’m choosing the Throne of Glass series. Technically this series isn’t over and a lot could happen (please let there be a spin-off series!). I would be so thrilled if Sarah J. Maas wrote a series focused on Manon Blackbeak and the Thirteen.

3. An author who totally should write more books

Leslye Walton! I’m dying for more books like The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. When will I get another book by you? I’m even contemplating buying A Tyranny of Petticoats, a short-story collection that she contributed to because I’m starving for more of her writing.

4. A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else

I can’t answer this without spoiling a book or series for someone and I really don’t wish to do this. However, since Sarah Raasch’s Snow Like Ashes series isn’t finished and the main ship hasn’t quite been written in stone (at least I hope not, I actually haven’t read the second book yet), I believe Meira should (and hopefully not should’ve) end up with Theron.

5. Totally should’ve ended differently

Rachel Hartman’s Seraphina is one of my very favorite books. It ended in such a way that you were sure it was going to get a sequel. Well, it took forever, but Shadow Scale was finally published and I ended up feeling rather let down. I imagined a much happier ending.

6. Totally should’ve had a movie franchise

I’m not a big fan of movie adaptations. They make me so nervous and I’m more likely to be disappointed than head-over-heels in love with them. However, if they could do it right (and that’s a big IF), I wouldn’t mind seeing The Lunar Chronicles on the big screen. I think it would be a heck of a lot of fun.

7. Totally should’ve had a TV show

I trust TV show adaptations even less than movies, but I actually think Jonathan Maberry’s Rot & Ruin series could be made into an exciting hour of television. The zombie genre may not be quite as popular as it once was, so perhaps it might be best for a few years to pass between zombie shows (after The Walking Dead ends) before adapting this one.

8. Totally should’ve had only one point of view

I really like Becky Wallace’s The Storyspinner, but it had so many different points of view, I found jumping from one to another to be really frustrating. I don’t even think this book needs one point of view because I’d even be happy with two. I’ll be reading the sequel to this one this month and am hoping I don’t have the same issue.

9. Totally should have a cover change

Juliet Marillier’s Sevenwaters series is one of my favorite fantasy series ever, but the covers are not very appealing. I got into her books because of Wildwood Dancing, which has one of the most beautiful book covers I’ve ever come across, which is very lucky because I’m not sure I would have picked up these other books if I hadn’t read this one first.

10. Totally should’ve stopped at book one

There are so many books that I believe would have been better if they had been standalones. Recently I read Sarah Ahier’s Assassin’s Heart and really have a difficult time seeing it as a series. What is with publishers insisting everything be a trilogy?

11. Totally should’ve kept the original covers

This is the easiest question in this tag. I will never be over the cover change for Sarah Rees Brennan’s The Lynburn Legacy series. The first book’s cover was so perfect, I can only imagine how beautiful the other two book covers would have been.

I tag anyone who is interested in completing this little bookish survey. Feel free to leave a link to your own post, so I can see you’re answers!