All Time Low Book Tag

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!

First off, a huge thank you to Tasha (catsandpaperbacks) for creating this tag and tagging me! So go check out her blog post ūüôā

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

THE QUEEN OF 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

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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‚ÄĒshe 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

pitchforks

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

the dregsIt 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

dimplerishiDimple 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

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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!

Romie

Austin

Julianne

Annie

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Bookish Book Lover Tag

Finally! I’m doing my first book tag ever!

This has been a long time coming and I have a whole list of book tags that I, eventually, want to get to. Book tags seem like so much fun. I want to be part of it!

I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this, but I’m not going to let that stop me. You shouldn’t either.

This tag was created by Shantelle @shantellemaryh and the rules are: use the original banner, answer the questions, use book covers, and tag your friends!

crooked kingdomWhat book are you currently reading?

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo.

Can you say Inej Ghafa? I’m in love with these characters, and this world! I’m trying to take my time because I never want it to end.

 

a-child-called-itWhat’s the last book you finished?

A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer

This book hit me hard. It was difficult to read, especially since I work in child care.

Favorite book you read this year?

Could this be a more difficult question? Probably not!

Can that be my answer? No…

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera, and The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh…

You really couldn’t expect me to pick just one of those…

What genre have you read most this year?

I’d say fantasy. Young adult fantasy.

What genre do you want to read more of?

Historical fiction, contemporary…and is graphic novels a genre?

How many books have you read this year, and what’s your goal?

I’ve read 24 of 40 books this year! My goal might change though. I’ve read a lot more the last few months than I did in the first half of the year.

isleWhat’s the last book you bought?

The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz.

I have a slight (enormous) Disney obsession, and an obsession with decedents of original characters.

What book are you saving up to buy next?

What book am I NOT saving up to buy next would be an easier question…

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Walk the Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, and many more.

How many books did you check out on your last library visit?

I have 8 books checked out from the library right now…as if I don’t have 40 books sitting on my TBR shelf already.

What’s a book you can’t wait to read?

A Monster calls by Patrick Ness (which is on my TBR for October) and The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (I can’t wait until November!).

What series would you recommend to everyone?

Should I go with the obvious answer of Harry Potter? Or something new?

How about both.

Obviously Harry Potter.

Less obviously (but still pretty obvious) the Six of Crows duology and The Queen of the Tearling trilogy.

Who’s an author you’re hoping writes more?

I hope Erika Johansen will write more in the world of The Queen of the Tearling even after the third book comes out in November. I also want more from Annie Barrows, she wrote The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and I adored that book. She has one other book I haven’t read yet, but really want to. I need more.

What series’ coming conclusion makes you sad?

Six of Crows! This gang can’t leave me…I haven’t spent enough time with them yet!

The Queen of the Tearling. I love the world, characters, and plot…I’m not ready for it to end in November.

What books are on your wish-list?

So, so many.

Right now the one’s I want, but don’t want to buy for myself include:

The Muse by Jessie Burton and Splintered by A.G. Howard

I’m sure there are more that I haven’t thought about…

First book tag done and I’m not sure if I used enough book covers. If you want to do it, consider yourself tagged!