Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Summer Book Tag


Hello-Hello! Right now my life requires a hero so, of course, I had to take out my superhero costume from the dusty attic. The moment real life decides to diminish its flirting with me I will return on the world wide web with more posts. ^_^
Scout's honor! (Although, I was never a scout... Oops! ^^')
Also, thank you Abi (What Makes A Good Book) for tagging me eons ago! 
Now, let's return to the actual post 'cause "Winter is coming!" (Yes, I just binge watched GoT.)


1. Lemonade: Pick a book that started bitter but got better.
Hmmm... I actually love Lemonade. The less sugar the better!
I will bend the rules a bit for this category and I am going to choose the Cormoran Strike (<- link) by Robert Galbraith - aka J.K. Rowling. The first book was so slow I was so close to not finish it and give up on the series. Blame the author for keeping me hooked. What can I say? I was biased when I took that decision and I am so glad I did. The series only gets better with each book.

Cormoran Strike, book, Cormoran Strike book series, crime, mystery, Robert Galbraith, J.k.Rowling
image source: my Instagram.

2. Golden sun: Pick a book that made you smile beyond compare.
Why LA? Pourquoi Paris? by Diane Ratican is a book I am currently reading. It is an entire laughing session every single time I am opening it for a read. Why? Half of it is written in French while the other half is written in English. And both are not my mother tongue. Despite my fluency in English, it is an amazing challenge to relearn and read French while my brain is set to operate in English mode.
The graphics, the story and the way it is written offer an unique experience especially for bilinguals and multilingual. You get to experience translation barriers and differences first hand.
(Yes, I speak French at a very basic level. ^_^ )

Why LA Pourqoui Paris, travel, book, Diane Ratican, Paris, Los Angeles
image source: Goodreads (link above, book title mention)

3. Tropical flowers: Pick a book set in a foreign country.
Does another planet count? Kidding! (But just in case, check out Return Once More by Trisha Leigh. Shhh!)
I see London, I see France by Sarah Mylnowski is another book I am currently reading. It takes place in multiple countries across Europe (e.g. France and U.K.) and U.S.A. So far, it is... alright. A tad of too much teenage - even though the protagonists are in college - drama for me. I shall see. ^^

Return Once More, book, trisha leigh, time travel, romance, history, sci-fiI see London, I see France, book, contemporary, romance, travel, Sarah Mylnowski
 images source: Goodreads (link, books title mention)

4. Tree shade: Pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.
I am bending the rules again and I am going to pick two characters: Raffe from Angelfall (<-link), and Seth from The Red Pyramid (<-link).
Well... Seth is Seth the Egyptian god of... violence, disorder etc. etc. So no more introduction there although there is more to him than it seems.
Raffe, on the other hand, is more mysterious and secretive, and less shady than Seth. At least that is what I think.

5. Beach sand: Pick a book that was grainy and the plot barely developed.
Vernal (<-link) by Randi Cooley Wilson. For a detailed explanation feel free to check my full review by clicking the book link.

Vernal, book, Randi Cooley Wilson, urban fantasy, adult, romance
image source: Goodreads  

6. Green grass: Pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile.
Sadie and Carter from The Red Pyramid.
 Kaia and Levi from Exist Once More.

7. Watermelon: Pick a book that had some juicy secrets.
Exist Once More by Trisha Leigh. Time Travel. History. Secrets? Well, duh! Obviously! Wink-Wink. Warning! This is the second book in a duology. Read the synopsis on your own risk.

Exist Once More, Trisha Leigh, book, series, Historians, time travel, romance, young adult, sci-fi
image source: Goodreads (link, book title mention)

8. Sun hat: Pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting.
It looks like this is a Rick Riordan post. The Red Pyramid  by Rick Riordan and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay  by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter Universe, duh! Pretty Big. Quite H-U-G-E, I will like to say. Wink-wink!)

The Red Pyramid, Rick Riordan, books, series, middle grade, mythology, Egypt, adventureFantastic Beasts, Harry Potter Universe, Screen play, movie, adventure, J. K. Rowling
images source: Goodreads (links, books title mention)

9. BBQ: Pick a book where a character was portrayed as a hunk.
Can I say every single romance - historical romance to be precise - book I ever read?
Oz from the Return Once More.
(Ok, this post is shared between Trisha Leigh AND Rick Riordan. I fell better now.)
Darien from Geekerella.
Hades and Aries (and every single god) from Daughters of Zeus series, Persephone.

10. Tag people!
You just have been tagged! BAM!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know in the comments below if you decided to do this tag or if you read any of these books.


I will see you soon!
Until next time you can check out my latest posts about books and music -->HERE and HERE<--

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