Happy Tag Tuesday everyone!
I’m so so sorry about the lack of posts last week. The week just got away from me and every time I sat down to write, I had trouble putting together a post. Here’s to hoping that has passed for this week.
Sick of people talking about the Game of Thrones season seven premiere yet? Nope, I didn’t think so.
For those of you (like myself) who is still on the high of that opening episode, here is a lovely tag to celebrate the return.
This tag was created by the lovely Claire (aka Claire Rousseau on YouTube). You can check out her original video here:
1. Arya – A character that’s all about revenge
The only character I can think of right now is [THE KILLER – NAME(S) REDACTED] from One of Us is Lying. Personally, I did put together who the killer(s) was/were, but their motives were interesting.
I am still working on my full review of this book and will link the completed review here once it’s done if you want to know my full thoughts.
2. Varys – A book featuring political intrigue
The book that immediately comes to mind is Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. This was one of the first political based fantasy books I read. I could have included the Game of Thrones books here as well, but we’re going to try to not use Game of Thrones Characters for this tag.
3. Joffrey – A villain you just love to hate
I have to go with Voldemort for this one. Honestly, I think he’s such a fun villain and his story has resulted in so many backstories and subplots for Harry Potter fans. Heck, we’re still not 100% sure how Horcruxes are made (yeah yeah, split the soul, murder, no I get it, I read/watched Slughorn’s shpeal. But Voldemort has killed many people and only made seven Horcruxes, so it suggests there may be more to it than just murder and soul splitting). Although, most of the Death Eaters probably could have worked for this answer too.
4. Jon Snow – A coming of age story
I don’t hear this book talked about enough, so I’m going to say the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. This is a sad book. I didn’t cry, but I just remember feeling down when I first read it in high school. This story follows our main character, Amir through several parts of his life and the reader watches him grow. I highly recommend this book.
5. Jaime & Cersei – A ship you just can’t get behind
A ship that annoys me to this day is Jacob and Renesmee from the Twilight Saga. If you’re not familiar with this ship, consider yourself lucky (I’m just kidding, no hate Twilight). In all seriousness, I don’t like anything about the ship. The age difference is creepy, the dynamics around relationship is wrong, and no, just no.
I had trouble thinking of a more recent ship I couldn’t get behind.
6. Lady Olenna – A kick-ass older character
Minerva McGonagall – Do I need to say anymore?
7. Dany – A book featuring dragons
For this one, I have to go with one of my nostalgic, childhood favorites: The Inheritance Cycle (Special shout out to Eragon). I absolutely loved Eragon and Eldest when the first came up. My sister and I were OBSESSED. Sadly though, I have not read the other two books in the series and I’ve heard some fairly poor reviews of Inheritance and how it closes the story. I will check out the books again soon, but they’re not super high up on my TBR.
8. Sansa – A character you grew to love
For this one, I’m going to go with Julian from Caraval. Honestly, I liked him right away, but his character definitely grew on me by the end of the story. Some parts of his plot line were not my favorite (more thoughts in my full review here), but character wise, he was pretty cool.
9. Melisandre – A favorite magic system
This one is pretty hard because there are so many magic systems that I like. I like the witchery in Truthwitch and the weird vampire magic in RoseBlood. I think for this one, I’m going to go with the Siren Song from Daughter of the Pirate King. I haven’t read any books that use the Siren Song in this way and I thought it was a fun take on Sirens and magic.
10. Tyrion – A character whose weapon is their mind
I’m not going to lie, I had a hard time thinking of an answer to this one. I am going to go with Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series for this one. Honestly, this girl’s brain has saved the trio countless times and she has really been a great role model for several young readers.