The bedtime book tag
The wonderful Maryan over at 1Booklife has kindly tagged me in this book tag. And since it is the first time I’ve been tagged, i shall comply! Thank you Maryan!
A book that kept you up reading late into the night.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (YA, technically but good for both YA and Adults)
Ok I received this as an ARC from netgalley.com, and it comes out September 20th. IT WAS PHENOMENAL!!! I cannot recommend it enough. The most creatively told, gasp inducing science fiction I’ve read in a long, long time. Possibly ever. A planet is invaded and the survivors flee on three different space crafts, while pursued by the enemy. It’s space opera for YA, but extremely relatable for adults as well. Its told as if you are flipping through a dossier of confidential documents compiled after the disaster occurred, such as interview transcripts, surveillance video transcripts, copies of IMS, emails, medical reports, military logs, journal entries, and a whole bunch more. You have got to read this one.
A book that made you scared to sleep.
Dracula by Bram Stoker (Classic)
Well I generally do not read horror books because I AM in fact, a big baby. But a little while ago I did read Dracula, and I’m working up the nerve to read Frankenstein as well. And Dracula will always creep you out a little, no? The classic version is quite different from most recent interpretations, so even though in movies I’m a big vampire/dracula fan, it was pretty cool to read the original source material. Plus it was written by an Irish gentleman, and being an irish descended, girl, i’m always cool with that
A book that made you go to sleep.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (YA)
So, I do not want to get beat up, but unfortunately I just could not get into this trilogy. It was so YAWN-inducing for me! I’m not sure if it was just over hyped for me and then didn’t deliver, or what it was, but I just could not get into it. And since it’s so heavily recommended and liked, I was pretty surprised that I didn’t see what a lot of others see in it.
A book SERIES that has kept you up all night tossing and turning, waiting for the next one.
The Winners Curse (Series) by Marie Rutkowski (YA)
I thought this first book in this series was so spectacular, that when I finished it around midnight on a friday, I actually bought the second one on my kindle and stayed up until 5am reading that one too. I was heartbroken when I saw that I have to wait until March 2016 for the next installment lol
A book that has your Dream Boyfriend
Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh (Adult Series)
Ok first of all, ignore the cover because it does NOT do the story, series, or author justice. Second of all, to my real life boyfriend John, no offense honey! Nalini Singh has the Science Fiction – Romance series The Psy/Changeling series, which is just amazing. AMAZING!!! And the series has the ultimate book boyfriend for me, Judd Lauren. He’s introduced in the first book, but later has his own story in Caressed by Ice. I’m not sure explaining him could do him justice so I’ll just say that he is hot, badass, and awesome.
A book that would be your nightmare, to live in
Wither by Lauren DeStefano (YA)
This one comes to mind, mostly because I would already be dead! The girls all die at 20, and the boys at 25, so I’d be dead for 6 years already. That’s pretty horrifying, really. Also the entire world just totally creeps me out.
A book that reminds you of nighttime.
Blue Lilly, Lilly Blue (Raven Cycle book 3) (YA)
This one mostly reminds me of nighttime because its another one that I read in the middle of the night. I had finished book 2 at around 1 am on a saturday, and ended up staying up all night to read this one too.
A book that had a nightmare cliffhanger
Faefever by Karen Marie Moning (Adult Urban Fantasy series)
Ok this had the worst cliffhanger ending I’ve ever read in my entire life. Waiting a year for the next book to come out was complete torture. I don’t like giving spoilers in my blog, in case someone accidentally see it so I wont go into explanation. But the series is about a young woman whose sister dies while studying abroad in Ireland. When the guarda (police) declare it a cold case, Mackayla leaves her cushy southern bell life to go to Dublin in search of answers. What she finds are monsters, fae, and magic crawling the streets of Dublin, and a mysterious request her sister left her to find an ancient artifact. This is Urban Fantasy at its very best, and set in beautiful modern Ireland, no less. This is a very dark series made up of five books.
A book you actually dreamed about
hmm… I’m sure I must have had elements of books in my dreams, since I read all the time, usually at night. But none are coming to mind right now!
A book monster you wouldn’t want to find under your bed.
The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins
Well President Snow, from the Hunger Games comes to mind. He is extremely creepy to me, and since he’s also an old man, it would be particularly disturbing to just find him under your bed, no?
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