Disclaimer: None of the fanart drawings in this post are mine! Please go check out the artist’s links. They are amazing.
Hey, book warriors!
So a little background information: All Time Low has been one of my favorite bands since 2009. The first concert I ever attended was actually the Bamboozle Roadshow in 2010 where ATL was a headliner! I wish I had pictures of them, but the only pictures I have from it are of The Ready Set…because I was obsessed. So I’ll go ahead and insert some pictures from a more recent concert when they toured with Issues, State Champs, and Tonight Alive on the Future Hearts tour in 2015!
The pictures are terrible…but ya do what you can in a crowd like that!
Okay, I’m done rambling. On to the tag!
1. That Girl: A female character a lot of people don’t like but you love
“Stories moved Kelsea most, stories of things that never were, stories that transported her beyond the changeless world of the cottage.” –Erika Johansen, The Queen of the Tearling
Kelsea Glynn from THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING series! I absolutely love everything about Kelsea. She is in my top 10 favorite female characters of all time list and I will go down defending her. I really just don’t get it when people tell me they don’t like her! Erika Johansen created an incredibly realistic, strong, female main character. She is responsible and a leader, but still acts like a teenager/new adult. She is mature but has plenty of immature moments. She keeps her head on straight and she doesn’t constantly get sidetracked by things that matter less than her goals. Seriously…just love her. Though every time I think about THE FATE OF THE TEARLING I just get angry all over again.
2. Bad Enough for You: A character that wasn’t written to be liked but you can’t help but love
“I’m a pirate queen. I don’t make promises.” –The Abyss Surrounds Us, Emily Skrutskie
Santa Elena, the pirate-queen, from THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US and THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS by Emily Skrutskie. I’m not sure she wasn’t written to be liked, but it would be very easy to hate her…but I just love her. I have no apologies about loving her. She is strong and ruthless. She made it to where she is by herself with hard work and her own determination and will.
Also…if anyone’s read this duology and is artistically inclined…FANART!?
“Of course she’d be carving her own name into Fung’s fancy boat. That’s what she does—she takes things and slices them up until they’re hers.” –The Edge of the Abyss, Emily Skrutskie
3. Coffeeshop Soundtrack: A book you loved when you were younger but realized it wasn’t as good as you thought
I’m probably going to get yelled at for saying this…but here goes nothing.
Cityofbones.Also the entire first 3 books of the Mortal Instruments series. There…it’s out there. Don’t forget your pitchforks and torches.
4. Good Times: Your favorite squad
It couldn’t be any other squad for me than my Dregs! I love them so much. I’ve read and reread the duology more times than I can count because I need them in my life. Kaz, Inej, Nina, Wylan, Matthias, and Jesper are everything!
This perfect fanart is by clearlynotclaire
5. Somewhere in Neverland: A book you loved in your childhood
Pretty much any Judy Bloom book, or the Magic Treehouse!
6. The Edge of Tonight: A couple that balances each other out really well
“She’d seen what his soul was made of. And she liked it.” –When Dimple Met Rishi, Sandhya Menon
Dimple and Rishi from WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI is definitely the couple I have to pick for this.
They are so incredibly different! They show two different experiences as Indian-American’s and the way they both had things to learn from each other. I love how their differences don’t create an imbalance in their relationship, but rather they are the things that tie them together and balance them out.
7. Remembering Sunday: A book with an unexpected ending
THE FATE OF THE TEARLING definitely had the most unexpected ending. I didn’t expect it to end the way it did at all and I definitely didn’t expect to be so disappointed by it! I loved the first 2 books and 3/4 of FATE but then that 1/4 just hits you like a train and ruins everything. Everytime I look at that book I just get mad all over again.
8. Walls: Your favorite character arc
Wylan Van Eck
This fanart by Trisha says it better than I or any words ever could…
(this last question wasn’t in Tasha’s original tag, but she was kind enough to let me add one and I love this song)
9. Love Like War: A couple that had to face a lot of challenges to be together
Cas and Swift from THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US and THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS by EmilySkrutskie. They went through so many ups and downs, way more downs than ups, but their relationship was a slow burn. It took a long time to develop, and they knew where they needed to be if they were to ever have a relationship. There were monsters and a pirate queen constantly trying to destroy them. They are one of my favorite OTP’s of all time.
Wonderful fanart by plantedface on tumblr
“Swift and I are supposed to be all clash and burn, but maybe we can be something more than that, and it’s that thought that stills me as I kiss her back, soft and sweet and tender.” –The Edge of the Abyss, Emily Skrutskie
Thank y’all for reading! I’m going to tag a few people who might enjoy doing this tag but feel free to do it!