I thought I’d make up my own tag today with one of my favourite things in the world- MUSICALS!
Who doesn’t love musicals?! My favourites include; Rent, Wicked and Les Miserables. But today I’m using more than just those three musicals. I’ve then taken one of my favourite songs from each musical and added a bookish question to go with it! If you wanna do this tag feel free, I’d love to see some of your answers!
But onto my own;
Book that makes you cry
PS I LOVE YOU by Cecelia Ahern.
I read this on two train journeys and sobbed my way through pretty much the entire thing! I loved it! Gerry felt so alive to me throughout the whole thing and the letters? Oh my god one of my most favourite love stories ever!
The Phantom of the Opera- Masquerade
Books where the characters are not all what they seem
GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn.
Seriously, Amy and Nick?? I could never work out when it was the truth or a lie! Such captivating storytelling. I devoured this book in a few days!
Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)
Most anticipated book
GEMINA by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman.
No more needs to be said as to why this is my most anticipated book of 2016. Just read Illuminae and you’ll understand!
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Book that you just go all fangirly over
OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon.
Oh my god, words can’t begin to express my love of Outlander. So much good oh christ!!! I love it!! Outlander is a mix of time travel, history, romance, action, adventure- pretty much every genre I love!
When I Grow Up
Book you read as a child and loved
BALLET SHOES by Noel Streatfeild.
I read this book shortly after reading Jacqueline Wilson’s autobiography. I was enthralled and wanted to know more about Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil. It also made me wish I could dance. But also made me want to act too so this a book close to my heart.
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Book where love isn’t the main focus
FINAL EMPIRE by Brandon Sanderson.
The first in the Mistborn trilogy, we enter a world of metal magic. Love is barely present, although it is hinted at there is nothing massive about love in this book. It is a refreshing and exhilarating- my first step into fantasy. I barely noticed when love did eventually creep in via Elend and Vin. But this is a book that everyone who loves fantasy should read.
We Will Rock You
No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)
Book where the end had you shocked
THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh
Again, this is just one of those books that I flew through and was left in utter shock and hanging off a cliff because of the ending, (also because I read it so fast I had to wait a long time for the conclusion). But this is a gorgeous book full of so much beauty, pain which is crafted behind the eyes of Khalid. If you want to see my full review of this book click here.
Those Magic Changes
Book full of magic!
DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige.
Dorothy is evil. Glinda the good is wicked. And Amy Gumm must learn magic to kill them and save Oz! Oh and Toto bites.
Full of magic, this is a book any citizen of Oz/This world will love! And Nox oh gosh will you love Nox!
Welcome to the 60’s
Book set in the past
CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare.
In fact all of the Infernal Devices apply here. But Clockwork Angel is the first book so it seems only right. These books were my first step into the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders. Also my first Cassandra Clare book too! Set in Victorian London and following the London Institute and the characters; Tessa Gray, Will Herondale and James Carstairs. Spell-binding, descriptive and rich in every way. This is perfect for any fan of, well, pretty much any YA fan will love this series!
West side story
A Boy Like That/I Have a Love
CAPTAIN THORNE FROM THE LUNAR CHRONICLES. His heavy feature is in Cress by Marissa Meyer.
But ohmygosh I can’t believe I put off reading this series for so long?? I didn’t know how much I was missing out until I met Thorne in Cinder. Hottie alert!
The Show Must Go On
Series you’re anticipating the next book/finale of
THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh.
See aforementioned post of The Wrath and The Dawn because I neeeeeeeed my favourites to survive and break the curse!
One Day More
Standalone you’d love more of
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell.
Hellooooo anyone who doesn’t is crazy and obviously hasn’t had an emergency dance party!! I would absolutely love more of Levi and Cath! Who wouldn’t?!
Seasons of Love
A Book With Lots of Love
ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins. The conclusion to the Anna and the French Kiss novels. This book literally features allll the love from the previous two novels and is super super cute! The ending had me bawling at its cuteness- overflowing of love with this gorgeous works of art! I can’t believe I put myself off from reading this trilogy for so long!
Defied your expectations
THE WINNER’S TRILOGY by Marie Rutkoski.
Arin. Kestrel. Completely blew my mind. Surprises, twists, turns. I could never ever predict what was going to happen. It defied my expectations and more! I was always against reading this series for some reason, but then I was offered the first book to read and review and I fell in love in the first chapter.
I tag all of you! You can post a blog post/make a video. Do whatever you want! Just make sure to link me so I can see it too!