JEEZ I KEEP GOING MIA AND I DON’T KNOW WHY OR HOW IT JUST HAPPENS. I’M SORRY WORDPRESS FRIENDS. PS: Don’t think I haven’t been reading, I just really didn’t like what I read and went through this epic slump of slumps. I hated how every book I read was just “sub par” or so redundant.
Anyways, I decided to get back into it I would do a tag called “The Book Love Tag”. Sound good? Yep. Inspired by the lovely Calliope the Book Goddess (check her blog out, here).
YOUR FAVORITE BOOK COUPLE
You guys know that one of the last posts I made was based on me epically fangirling over the beautiful creation that was A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. If you have yet to read it, think of the Shatter Meromance but on drugs.
I’ll leave it at that, and also this snippet from A Court of Thorns and Roses,
YOUR TOP 3 BOOK BOY/GIRLFRIENDS
I honestly am SO EAGER to see what happens between Dorian and Maven in Empire of Storms. I kind of ship them in such an excellent way. I also really love Juliette and Aaron from Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series. Also, Will & Tessa from the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.
IMAGINE YOUR FAVORITE BOOK COUPLE. WHO WOULD PROPOSE, AND HOW? (IF THERE’S ALREADY BEEN A PROPOSAL: WHO WOULD BE MORE INTO ORGANIZING THE WEDDING?)
I CAN’T GIVE ANYTHING AWAY (SOBS) (RUNS INTO CORNER). If you’ve read ACOMAF you know EXACTLY what I am thinking of.
UNPOPULAR OPINIONS TIME! NAME A POPULAR PAIRING YOU CAN’T STAND.
It’s not that I couldn’t stand them at the beginning, because I could. But I became heartbreakingly disenchanted with Tamlin and Feyre by ACOMAF. It just wasn’t meant to be and it’s so painfully obvious.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE ROMANCE TROPE?
I really hate non-conducive love triangles. IF the author has the talent to do one and not fuck it up I am the happiest person alive. However, most authors really just do it because everyone else does it. And… I hate that.
My favorite romance trope is one where the male recognizes that the female doesn’t need to be saved and just wants to be her equal. The male understands that women can be strong and independent and they don’t need excessive hand holding. The key here is that there’s equality in the relationship, proper character development, and trust.
DO YOU SHIP NON-CANON COUPLES OFTEN? NAME SOME IF YOU DO.
Not typically. I almost always root for the couple the author pushes.
YOUR OPINION ON LOVE TRIANGLES. GO!
Done right? Look at ACOMAF. Done wrong? Look pretty much everywhere else.
FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE LOVE TRIANGLE?
My favorite is honestly a jumble between anything seen in Maas’s books or Clare’s TID. However I really hated the Clary/Jace/Simon fuckery.
SOMETIMES ROMANCE JUST ISN’T THE WAY TO GO. FAVORITE FRIENDSHIP?
I do love the friendship between Kenji and Juliette <—- I JUST TWINNED SO HARD WITH CALLIOPE LOL. Kenji&Juliette are the shit, an EXCELLENT example of a friendship in YA. Another FANTASTIC one is the relationship between Yelena/Janco/Ari in Maria V. Snyder’s Chronicles of Ixia. If you haven’t read that chronicle you NEED to.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SCENE WITH YOUR BOOKISH OTP?
I think this comes with my age, but anything filthy (the sexual kind) in YA.. bridging it to a NA read. Seriously there are some STEAMY scenes coming out in fantasy books lately and it’s absolutely brilliant.
IMAGINE YOUR FAVORITE BOOK COUPLE AGAIN. WHO’S MOST EXCITED ABOUT VALENTINE’S DAY (EITHER IRONICALLY OR GENUINELY)?
I absolutely agree with Calliope here.. As Feyre and Rhysand are my top couple right now, I really think that Rhysand would be super excited.
Boop boop, okay that’s it for this tag. I think I might make an update post on everything I’ve been reading? I don’t really remember much of it because it was so boring, but I’ll see y’all tomorrow. PROMISE.
Seriously, I promise. PS. I’m going to Comic Con/Book Con in NYC.