I apologize for the late post. Closing on a house, plus health stuff going on, plus life has left me unable to read, unable to focus, and unable to sit down and write anything. So today, I’m doing a tag. This took me so long to do just cause I cannot seem to focus, but it was still a lot of fun! I saw this post over on Alexa’s blog, Writing the Universe, and totally stole it. Be sure to check out her post to see her responses!
Originally on Alyce’s YouTube channel, this tag looks like so much fun! I haven’t done a book tag in a while and this one looked like a challenge, so I’m excited!
First Book in a Series
Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles…
Two or More Copies of the Same Book
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets…
Three Colors on the Cover
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me…
Four or More Perspectives
No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.
It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance…
A Five Star Read
Tamsin is the most powerful witch of her generation. But after committing the worst magical sin, she’s exiled by the ruling Coven and cursed with the inability to love. The only way she can get those feelings back—even for just a little while—is to steal love from others…
Six (or more) Short Stories
In the fourth collaboration with We Need Diverse Books, fifteen award-winning and celebrated diverse authors deliver stories about a princess without need of a prince, a monster long misunderstood, memories that vanish with a spell, and voices that refuse to stay silent in the face of injustice. This powerful and inclusive collection contains a universe of wishes for a braver and more beautiful world…
A Seven on the Cover or Spine
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Published: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Genre: Fantasy Thriller
Aiden Bishop knows the rules. Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others. With a locked room mystery that Agatha Christie would envy, Stuart Turton unfurls a breakneck novel of intrigue and suspense…
Eight Letters in the Title
Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
Published: October 20, 2020
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre: YA Fantasy Retellings
Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen’s huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman pulled out his knife . . . and took Sophie’s heart…
Book Ends on a Page Ending in a Nine
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas
Published: September 6, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Genre: YA Fantasy
If you haven’t read the Throne of Glass series, skip the synopsis!!
Kingdoms will collide.
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t…
Ten Books in the Series
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Published: March 27, 2007
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
Okay, so I’m kind of cheating with the last one, since there’s only six books in the original series, but since all the books exist in the same world – I’m counting it! It’s honestly really hard to find an author who writes ten or more books in a series, and while I’m sure they exist, I couldn’t think of one I had read.
If you decide to do this tag, please tag me so I can see your responses! And let me know if you’ve read any of these and what your thoughts are. I went ahead and tagged reviews I have for these titles, though I have read every book listed except for The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and Poisoned. They’re currently on my TBR.