Hello everybody! Today I am going to be doing the Book Courtship Tag. This tag was created by Hi I Love Books and I wasn't tagged by anyone, but I liked it, so I decided to do it.
In this tag, I'll have ten questions to answer, and a book to go with each one of them. So let's get started.
Phase 1: Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover.
There are so many books I bought solely because of their covers. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas and the series that tops this list: Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy.
I feel the covers for SP are very well thought out in terms of colour combos, and they almost always have you wanting to keep looking at them forever because they are SO bad ass and freakin' amazing! Great work Mr. Tom Percival. You've designed some fan-freakin'-tastic covers.
Hell, even the back covers are good.
Phase 2: First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. The synopsis for this book hooked me immediately, and it reminded of the classic fantasy story where war is in the air, magic is lost, and some characters have to fulfil destinies etc. etc. etc. But unfortunately, the book did not quite live up to the synopsis. But anyway, here's the synopsis:
In a land where magic has been forgotten and peace has reigned for centuries, unrest is simmering.
Three kingdoms battle for power...
A princess must journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.
A rebel becomes the leader of a bloody revolution.
A sorceress discovers the truth about the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
It's the eve of war. Each must choose a side. Kingdoms will fall.
Phase 3: Sweet Talk: A book with great writing.
I can think of quite a few writing styles that appeal to me, but for this one, I'm going to go with any book by Enid Blyton, in particular The Five Find Outers and Dog series.
The best thing about Enid Blyton is that her books will make you roll on the floor with laughter. They are just filled with so many hilarious moments and filled with some tense ones too, especially if there's a mystery involved. Humour, in my opinion, is quite a hard thing to write about, especially if the author intends to make the readers actually laugh out loud. But Enid Blyton has hit the nail on the head. Even now, I always laugh out when I read her books.
Phase 4: First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series.
Again, there are lots that I can think of: The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, Harry Potter by J K Rowling, The Power of Five by Anthony Horowitz, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey... I could go on and on and on.
Phase 5: Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night.
Well, maybe not all night, but both Clockwork Princess (Cassandra Clare) and Inheritance (Christopher Paolini) kept me up for the most part of the night, which is not earlier than 1:30 am. I don't regret that lost sleep though. Both the books were fantastic.
Phase 6: Always on my Mind: A book you could not stop thinking about.
Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas- the third book in the Throne of Glass series. I recently read Heir of Fire, and there's this chapter at the end where everything goes terribly horribly wrong for all the characters. I might've gone into a state of shock which is only now fading away. The after effects included (and still include) not wanting to read any other book than the sequel to Heir of Fire, which sadly, comes out in September.
Phase 7: A book which you love the way it feels.
I have so many for this, and I don't have the patience to name all of them. But basically, I love books that have text or images embossed on them, and they have those smooth covers that feel great.
Phase 8: Meeting the Parents: A book which you would recommend your family and friends to read.
Marley & Me by John Grogan. Apart from being a totally fun ride, this book might also just convince my parents to get me a dog already.
But I think that's a far-fetched idea. *sigh*
Phase 9: Thinking about the Future: A book or series you know you will re-read many times in the future.
All the books I own. I'm serious.
Phase 10: Share the love: Who do you tag?
Everyone! If you're reading this and like this tag, I tag you to do this. Feel free; it's a free world. :)
And that was all for this tag! I hope you liked it, and I will be back with something else hopefully soon. ;) Have a great time everyone! Bye!
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