Thanks to @Jess – Fiction No Chaser for tagging me! It’s been a hot minute since I did any of the tags but this seemed like a great one to strike off my list.
Imagine that you are an intrepid literary adventurer- braving the harsh bookish wilderness, traversing jungles of pages and slashing through vines of words. Where in the vast world of books would you go?
Write about one place mentioned in a book you wish you could visit and why.
List 3-5 things that you would do there.
Mention which souvenirs, if any, you would bring back with you.
Then tag some more literary explorers and please link back to the creator (Umairah @ Sereadipity) so I can see all of your adventures!
Where I Would Go
It took me a while to decide where I’d want to visit, but I came to the conclusion I’d stay in America because I really wish Rick Riordan’s Demigod world existed. I mean, maybe it really does and I’m just not lucky enough to have the site or be born to one of the *gods*. Percy, if you’re out there, I love you!
What I Would Do
Visit Camp Half-Blood (obvi)
Visit Camp Jupiter
Convince Blackjack to give me a ride around the world
Go looking for the magical Lotus Casino…I’m of age and it seems like a good time minus the whole getting trapped in time thing
Visit Amazon headquarters so I can meet the Amazons and convince them to give me a free Prime membership
Definitely saying I want to take Percy’s pen/sword, Hermes flying sneakers, and a Camp Half-Blood shirt home with me.
The Identity Crisis Book Tag by Read By Dev. Check out what characters I’m most like from these best-selling series.
It’s time for another book tag! Loretta @ The Laughing Listener created her very own book tag and now I’m spreading it around, because who doesn’t want to know what characters they’re most like?
I’m was super hyped…but also scared, because I kept thinking “what if I get someone awful like Taryn (Cruel Prince) or Gale (*gags*).” I think I did pretty well for my Virgo/Gryffindor self. Check out my results and don’t forget to play along!
Take all the quizzes down below and record your answers somehow. I decided to just copy the text from each quiz and paste it into my post, but screenshots work too! Whatever floats your goat (Yes goat. I SAID WHAT I SAID).
NO CHEATING. You get one shot to take each quiz my friends. I’m watching you. ∗Suspicious squinty eyes∗
YES I LOVE THIS COMBO SO MUCH. Charlotte is my FAVORITE character in The Infernal Devices. She is a badass QUEEN and she ran that institute like the boss lady she is. AND Mark is DEFINITELY THE BEST BLACKTHORN BROTHER (Don’t @ me). I’m not sure if people underestimate me? But I’m definitely the responsible mom of the friend group…did you remember to pack a sweater?
LOL. This is completely wrong. I can literally camp in the forest for a week with no showers, cell phone service, or TV and be completely okay with life. I’m also not flamboyant AT ALL. Buzzfeed, who put this quiz together? I have some questions. Other than that, I don’t mind Effie!
This is literally the first time I haven’t gotten Hermione on a Harry Potter character quiz and now I REALLY have questions for you, Buzzfeed! Dolores? Seriously?! I mean…I can be ruthless and bitchy, but I don’t like fluffy pink things? Def have to admit loving sweets but still, DOLORES? Side note: this description does not sound bad to me AT ALL. So yes to the description, NO to the character.
Okay, I am down with this answer for some strange reason? Buzzfeed Community members got it RIGHT. I am also short, with dark hair, and I do tend to act moody even with my family. So yeah besides the vain part I think this is pretty accurate. LOL.
The first part about being observant and keeping to myself is 100% ON. POINT. The rest of this is false. I AM loyal to those I love, but I’m not naive or gullible. I am probably the most skeptic person every. But I love Noah. He is a precious cinnamon roll and I don’t mind being like him in some way.
*Sorry friends, you don’t get a cute picture of Twilight because I don’t own these books. (Sorry, not sorry)
SAY IT. OUT LOUD. I’m like Edward? This is not me…at all. Other than people staying away from me I have absolutely nothing in common with him, but like cool I get to be a hottie vampire. That counts for something.
I mean, Jude isn’t the best Heroine of all time, but things could have been worse. I could have been Taryn. And nobody wants that. I am stubborn when it comes to my beliefs and decision making so I guess this makes sense?
I LOVE Thorne (and also Flynn Rider…heeeey, how you doin’) so I’m so okay with this. I don’t think it describes me at all. I thought for sure I would be Scarlet, but beggars can’t be choosers. And at least I’m not Kai.
Talk To Me
Tagging anyone who wants to play along!
What did you think of my answers? Do you think I’m like or dislike the results?
Answer as many or as few of the questions as you’d like.
Feel free to use any of the graphics in this post. 🙂
Tag however many people you’d like at the end!
You’re Not Sorry: A book that un-apologetically broke your heart
The ending still keeps me up at night.
Back to December: A book you still think about even after you are finished
Does Harry Potter count? Because I’m pretty sure I think about something Harry Potter related at least once a day.
If This Was a Movie: A book you really want to become a movie
I NEED THE ILLUMINAE FILES TO BE A THING STAT.
Gorgeous: A book with the most beautiful cover
The 10th Anniversary Edition of City of Bones will forever be the most amazing cover.
Shake it Off: A book that gets hate but you still love
The Red Queen series gets a lot of hate – for the characters, plot, etc. – but I love it!
Never Grow Up: A book that gives you childhood nostalgia
I started reading A Series of Unfortunate Events in elementary school and I haven’t been able to find anything better.
Sparks Fly: A book you instantly clicked with
Aurora Rising is a book I INSTANTLY fell in love with. Squad 312, Fin, Tyler, Auri, SPACE, aliens, humor. It’s totally my kind of book and I need the sequel ASAP.
Style: A classic that will never get old
The Picture of Dorian Gray is dark, moody, and I love it.
End Game: A book with romance you love
Mary E Pearson knows how to WRITE. I loved the entire Remnant Chronicles series and the romance weaved into it.
I Knew You Were Trouble: A book you couldn’t help but become obsessed with
The Raven Cycle series is one that I was instantly obsessed with. The characters, the magic, the atmosphere, the writing. It’s all so good.
Bad Blood: A book where you loved the first one and hated the sequel
I don’t think I have a series where the first book was amazing but I hated the second book, BUT I do have plenty of series where the first book was amazing and the second book didn’t live up to my expectations. One said series, Caraval. Legendary wasn’t as good as book 1 (though I still loved it).
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Remember, it’s only a game…
1. Performer, participant, or watcher?
I’m totally stealing Loretta’s logic here and comparing my Hogwarts house with what I’d do. I’m a Gryffindor, so that means I’d want all the honor and glory of participating and winning. I also have Ravenclaw tendencies and I would need to gather all the clues. I’d probably end up selling a week worth of my life to someone and sleeping the entire game though.
2. Which one of the fates would you rather not cross paths with? Which would you want to cross paths with? Why?
*Spoilers if you haven’t read Legendary yet – you’ve ben warned. (For a list of all the fates click here)
I LOVE JACKS. With that being said, I would definitely want to cross paths with The Prince of Hearts, even if his kiss is deadly. I. Don’t. Care. He is the best. I don’t think I’d want to cross paths with The Undead Queen, because, you know, she tries to kill people and all.
3. The Luckless Coin—Do you believe in bad omens?
I TOTALLY BELIEVE IN SIGNS FROM THE UNIVERSE. This comes from my love of the movie Can’t Hardly Wait and the scene where Preston hears the song Mandy and says “Mandy…Amanda. It’s a sign.” And continues to attempt to talk to her the entire night. Also, I’m just a typical LA girl who is super into horoscopes.
4. The Sisters—Which one do you see yourself in the most? Do you find it difficult knowing when to walk away from something? AND/OR: Do you have a sister or friend who you’d love or protect like they do each other?
I have 3 sisters and I’m the second oldest, so I grew up taking care of and protecting my sisters. It’s just second nature at this point. I’m pretty sure I’m a Scarlett. I’m skeptic, responsible, and I don’t make rash decisions.
5. The closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world… What is the closest thing to magic in our world, for you?
DISNEYLAND. It’s such a magical place and I love spending all my free time there. Also, nature. Spend some time in a national park where everything’s been created by a force of nature and tell me you don’t feel some special connection with the earth.
6. No longer dull shades of bland, the dress was now a rich cerise… If you were to put on an enchanted item of clothing, what color would it become?
LOL. Definitely black. #EmoNiteIsEveryNite
7. Wishes were things of wonder that took a certain amount of faith and Julian seemed the type to trust only what he saw… Do you believe in the impossible? Or are you a skeptic?
I mean, I believe in ghosts and some mystical things, but I’m not sure I can give into “anything” being possible. Can I randomly wake up one day and be taller than the measly 5 feet I currently am? Probs not.
8. Impractical dreams and untethered imagination… What was something you fiercely believed in as a child?
9. The Characters—Who’s your favorite in the Caraval series?
DID I ALREADY MENTION JACKS IS THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO CARAVAL? I love him so much, I don’t even care if he might be a villain. But at this point, what is “evil”?
10. Truth or adventure? How would you play the game? Are you a seeker of truth or breathless adrenaline?
Definitely a seeker of truther. I don’t mind the feeling of breathless adrenaline BUT I would try to be the “smart” player and pull a Scarlett in book one and not a Tella is book 2.
11. Give away a day of your life, or sleep? Which would you rather give up? Or are you unwilling to sacrifice either?
This is tough, because I love to sleep. But I also don’t want to give up any days of my life. If I absolutely had to choose one or the other, I’d probably give away sleep. If the prize wasn’t worth it, I’d keep both.
12. Hopeful and magical… Scarlett loves the color gold because it feels hopeful and magical. What gives you hope?
Random Acts of Kindness!
13. The Words—What is your favorite quote from Caraval?
“Do you always focus on what you’re giving up, rather than what you’ll be gaining? Some things are worth pursuit regardless of the cost.”
14. Safe and guarded… What is your happy place? Is it a person? A place? Something nestled away in fiction?
My happy place is definitely Yosemite. I love escaping to a place with fresh air, campfires, trees, and no connection to electronics or humans.
15. Two halves of the same heart… Do you ship anything in Caraval? If so, who? If not, pick any relationship from any fandom.
I love Julian and Scarlett. I did like Tella and Dante until the big twist at the end of Legendary, then I was kind of over them. SO, Julian and Scarlett better work our their differences AND MAKE IT WORK.
16. The bad and the morally gray… What is your favorite archetype when it comes to the characters of Caraval? Who do you think fits the title of “villain” best of all? Is there one?
This is one of those series that doesn’t have a true “villain” because everyone has their own motives and does some pretty messed up stuff to get what they want. (But since we’re on the topic…Jacks, you’re still my fave villain.)
17. Would the game bring out the most selfish of selfless parts of you? Whether you’re a performer or participant or watcher.
I want to say I would be selfless, but I think my desire to win would make me do some pretty crazy and selfish things.
18. Spells cast aren’t easily shaken off… What books have been nearly impossible for you to shake off or forget through the years?
Lord of Shadows, A Court of Mist and Fury and Gemina are a few that I just cannot get over after all this time. THEY GIVE ME ALL THE FEELS.
19. What do you wish to see in Finale?
Okay – so two things.
I NEED Tella and Scarlett to not act DUMB AF and actually work together and communicate.
The person who is revealed as Legend CANNOT BE LEGEND. I’m just not feeling that reveal. If there isn’t some type of twist involving the “real” legend, I’m going to be salty AF.
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What did you think of my answers? Are you going to play along?
GUUUYYYSSS, Fiction No Chaser tagged me in the Song Requests challenge and I’m so excited for this. I already add theme songs to all my book reviews and I create bookish playlists, because I am also that nerd who hears a song and thinks “OMG this is so [Insert Character Name Here]”. I hope you like my song & book picks!
Listen to tagger’s song requests! After you’re done listening to the three songs the person who tagged you has chosen, choose a book that you think best goes along with that song and tell us why you chose it!
Request 3 songs of your own! Give any three songs (and your corresponding book choices that think go well with said song) you want for your taggers to listen and respond to!
Tag 5 people!
Fiction No Chaser’s Songs:
1.”Longshot” by Catfish and the Bottlemen
This is DEF Ronan and Adam and has The Raven King written all over it. I looooove this.
Go, ahead and tell me you got all you want Fiver says you’re wrong And I suppose you’ve come down to help me Move things along
And we lapped it up and we’re wise enough to know How it goes to get me honey But we’re wise enough to know How it goes to get me honey ‘Cause we know this feeling all a little too well
Listen, the distance between us, could’ve took a while Once we closed that difference, you turned up like a friend of mine Every once in a while, the little things make me smile As if one of our longshots paid off
2. “Here’s to the Heartache” by Nothing More
This song is so dark and emo and reminds me of Cat and Cole from This Mortal Coil.
What if I told you life was built to break?
What if I warned you, you can’t outrun your fate?
So here’s to the heartache
Here’s to the mistakes
We’ll drink to all the years, the tears
That led to this place
So here’s to the heartache
Here’s to the dark days
It’s been a long wait
We’ll drink to all the years, the tears
That led to this place
3. “Lydia” by Highly Suspect
This is Marjorie singing to Merry in A Head Full of Ghosts. This book is so sick and twisted and it matched the vibes of this song so well.
Black ocean, cold and dark I am the hungry shark, fast and merciless
I’ve seen better days
So unafraid in my youth
I can’t breathe, much less believe the truth
My muscles will contract, your bones will crack
It’s just a fact cause I am here to win this fight
1. “This Is Gospel” by Panic! At the Disco
This song will forever remind me of the Shadowhunter world.
This is gospel for the fallen ones Locked away in permanent slumber Assembling their philosophies From pieces of broken memories
The gnashing teeth and criminal tongues conspire against the odds But they haven’t seen the best of us yet
If you love me let me go If you love me let me go
‘Cause these words are knives that often leave scars The fear of falling apart And truth be told, I never was yours
2. “Love Like Revenge” by Bad Suns
This song reminds me of Ash Princess and the relationship between Theo and Soren.
I swallow all my fear, it’s clear to me There’s no good in lies I want to believe
I know, you know, how bad we both need this Trust me, we can put the past behind us Meet me at the place where love once found us But no
You wear your love like revenge You wear your love like revenge
Swallow all your fear and try to see There’s no good in lies you want to believe Am I happy, no, I’m just distracted
3. “Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked” by Cage the Elephant
Even though it’s not my favorite series, I do enjoy the heists and cons in the Six of Crows duology, and this song is definitely a MOOD for both books.
Oh there ain’t no rest for the wicked Money don’t grow on trees I got bills to pay, I got mouths to feed There ain’t nothing in this world for free Oh no, I can’t slow down, I can’t hold back Though you know, I wish I could Oh no there ain’t no rest for the wicked Until we close our eyes for good
Friends I’m Tagging!
If you’re tagged, I hope you enjoy! If you don’t want to work this into your schedule, no biggie. If you’re not tagged, and you want to join in, feel free! Just tag me if you use my picks so I can read your post and fall in love with your music!