Let the festivities continue with The Grinch Book Tag 🎄
How The Grinch Stole Christmas is probably my favourite Christmas movie ever so I’m really excited to do this tag. I spotted this cheery tag on Emma from Em Does Book Reviews blog and it was originally created by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes.
♡ Half of the lights on the Christmas tree are burnt out – Name a book/series/character that started out well and then went downhill.
Definitely Divergent by Veronica Roth. I really enjoyed the first book and its world-building, but I loathed the second book and I wasn’t really a fan of Tris either making it that much harder to actually enjoy this trilogy.
♡ Annoying relatives won’t leave you alone – Name a book that you did not enjoy but everyone else seems to love, and it will not stop haunting you.
Everyone loves The Book Thief but I just couldn’t connect with the characters or writing style making it really hard for me to get into the story. I really do want to read it, but the writing style just isn’t my cup of tea.
♡ Your pets keep knocking over your Christmas decorations – Name a character that kept on messing everything up for everyone.
I wouldn’t say that Neville really messed up, but he did make some mistakes that made things more difficult for the golden trio and he unintentionally almost got Hermione killed in Order of the Phoenix.
♡ You hear your parents putting presents out and learn that Father Christmas is not real – Name a book you were spoiled for.
I got spoiled for Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince. I got told that one of my favourite characters in the series actually dies and I didn’t believe it until I read the book myself. Worst spoiler ever.
♡ It’s freezing outside – Name a character you just couldn’t warm to.
America from The Selection series. She had a really irritating voice as a character and I felt like she was just thinking about herself when she made some of the decisions she did. I just didn’t like her characterization and I don’t think we’ll ever see eye to eye.
♡ Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is being played a lot on the radio, giving you anti-romantic feelings – Name a couple that you just could not stand.
It’s not that I couldn’t stand them but I felt like Jack and Libby from Holding Up The Universe would have been better off as just friends. Not everything has to turn into a romantic relationship and I really liked their friendship.
♡ Grandma has gotten run over by a reindeer – Name a character death that you are still mad about.
I was so upset when Manchee got killed in The Knife of Never Letting Go. I mean who decides it’s okay to kill a talking dog. That’s just wrong and it saddened me deeply.
♡ Shops are overcrowded with shoppers for the holidays – Name a series with too many books, or that went on too long.
The Pretty Little Lairs series had way too many books. The first couple of books was interesting, but then some things became a little bit far-fetched and hard to believe. Also it felt like it was dragging on forever.
♡ The Grinch – Name a main character that you absolutely hate (not a villain).
I wasn’t particularly fond of Kestrel from The Winner’s Curse. I found her character to be bland and lacking. She had some brainpower (that I liked) but I wanted her to be more of a badass.
I’m tagging the following wonderful bloggers to do this wonderful Christmassy tag 🎄
Heather from The Sassy Book Geek
Yasmin from Read Books and Drink Coffee
Anna from My Bookish Dream
Marie from Marie’s Library
Megan from Bookslayer Reads
Zoë from Escaping In Paper
Melissa from BooknerdMomo