A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU UP ALL NIGHT
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson) was eerie, and uncomfortable but I could not put it down.
A WONDERFULLY QUOTABLE BOOK
A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness) has so many powerful lines, mostly spoken by the monster. I feel like I could put a bunch of them on my wall and feel inspired every day.
“Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?”
A CHARACTER WHO LOVES BREAKING THE RULES
Olivia in the Cainsville series (Kelley Armstrong) is a character who is independent, resolved, and will not be told what, or what not, to do. She’s a lot of fun.
A BOOK COUPLE THAT TOOK AN ETERNITY TO GET TOGETHER
Katniss and Peeta in The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins). I thought pretty little about whether they would or wouldn’t end up together, and looking back, I’m surprised at how nonchalantly it was dragged out. It didn’t feel like the point of the series, which I appreciate.
A BOOK INVOLVING TIME TRAVEL
Kindred (Octavia Butler); my favourite book. In it, Dana finds herself being inexplicably launched back and forth between present day (the 1970s) and the Antebellum South.
A CHARACTER WITH A UNIQUE STYLE
Lestat in Interview With the Vampire (Anne Rice) was pretty quirky and unique at the time.
FAVOURITE BOOK INVOLVING TRAINING/MENTORING TROPE
A Blade So Black (L.L. McKinney) is actually the only one I can think of! The training trope isn’t really a go-to for me.
A BOOK WITH A TRIP THAT DOESN’T GO AS PLANNED
And the Sea Will Tell (Vincent Bugliosi) is actually on my TBR list and I’m really excited to get to it!
A BOOK WITH THE CENTRAL CHARACTER’S NAME IN THE TITLE
Coraline (Neil Gaiman)… a book I adore.
A FEMALE CHARACTER WHO COMES OUT OF HER SHELL
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas) is a book all about a young girl’s journey to finding her voice, and learning how to use it.
A DEATH THAT TOOK YOU BY SURPRISE
Akata Witch (Nnedi Okorafor) has a death scene in it that I was just really blind-sighted by. It was strange and unexpected, and violent for a kid/teen book.
AN ENDING THAT LEFT YOU BOTH HAPPY AND SAD
The Marrow Thieves (Cherie Dimaline) had such a beautiful and happy final paragraph… and yet, the characters are still living in a terrible, ruthless world.
I’m not going to tag anyone specific, but if you see this and feel inspired, please link back so I can check out your answers 🙂