Oy! Happy Spring!
I always say ohh I’m super behind on tags right now which is 100% true. Well, instead of pondering my existence and thinking about how behind on tags I am, I decided to do something about it. I know, totally crazy. I’m definitely a bit behind on the whole evermore craze, but we’re going with it.
First off, I would like to thank Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds for not only creating this lovely tag, but also for tagging me! Do check out her blog, the aesthetic is on point (I mean did you see the graphics for her original evermore tag… stunning) and she always has such fabulous voice in her posts. Do go check out her blog!!
Nova is the “villain” of the story, but I somehow still love her?? You can’t help falling in love with this sarcastic little Nightmare. Or maybe that’s just me and my weakness for sassy characters.
Check out my full review of Renegades by Marissa Meyer here!
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me really surprised me. One of the first graphic novels I’ve dabbled in for a while, one of the main storylines is about a broken relationship and how it’s death with.
champagne problems is one of my favorite songs from evermore. It screams pain and I’m here for it.
My initial reaction was, you guessed it, Tweet Cute! Welcome back to April screaming about how much she loves this book. I really do love it with my whole heart. Packed to the brim with immaculate humor, amazing characters, and a swoon worthy rivals-to-lovers romance, seriously, it’s amazing.
On the date of release, obviously I had to stay awake so I could listen to it right at midnight. Who needs a regular sleep schedule when you have evermore and books?
Anywayyyyy…. I hate to say it, but after my first listen gold rush was actually my least favorite (eek sorry!). But never fear, I did warm up to it. It isn’t my absolute favorite, but it does constantly get stuck in my head. It just has a different vibe than the rest of the album.
Check out my full review of Tweet Cute by Emma Lord here!
Dare you to Lie by Amber Lynn Natusch is an underrated favorite of mine. It basically starts with Ky heading back to her hometown and everyone being super petty about it. And then she solves crime. It’s good times. Toss in strong Veronica Mars vibes and oh so much sass, ’tis the damn season for y’all to check this book out (sorry I had to eek).
Not gonna lie, I was scratching my head for this prompt. But then I remembered Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao, and it was like the answer fell right in my lap. It’s a bit of a stretch, but Chloe’s relationship with her parents is suffering. Throughout the book she feels the need to pull of this whole fake-dating scheme in order to appease to their expectations. The prompt doesn’t specify what type of relationship is suffering, so I’m going with it.
And as for tolerate it, well, it hits different. I can’t explain it, but it does. Yep, that is my complete thought about the song lol
I feel like this is an appropriate time to scream about my all time favorite mystery, A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson. I mean, it’s always an appropriate time to scream about this book, but more now than ever. Truly absolute brilliance, go read it.
no body, no crime is the song that gets stuck in my head the most. That being said, no matter how many times I listen to it, I always forget about the sirens in the beginning and spend a solid 10 seconds looking around until I realize oh wait, it’s part of the song you’re listening to you clueless jellyfish.
See my full review of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson here!
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I’m currently rereading the entire series and the first few books seem to have lost some of the magic I remember (more like I’m getting older, but sure, magic). I was obsessed with Percy Jackson for most of middle school so it makes me so sad that my I’m not loving it as I once did. Truly tragic.
Strong friendship in books will make me pick it up so fast. Recently, I read A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen. The friendship between Liza and Grace was a brilliant one, and I truly believe they would bury a body for each other, no questions asked. That’s the type of friendship we like to see.
as for dorothea, I guess I feel pretty neutral about it??? idk honestly
See my full review of A Taste For Love by Jennifer Yen here!
I used to think that books couldn’t emotionally hurt me. Little me actually thought hmmm maybe I’m not one to cry while reading. Oh, how wrong little me was. Turns out, I wasn’t reading the right books. Because there are books out there that will emotionally destroy you. Most recently, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab wounded me to by very soul.
coney island is another one that snuck up on me. After the first listen, I was like okay then, but that was pretty much it. It has grown on me a bit, but I still think it gives off the energy of any generic, dark-haired, broody, simp of a love interest. I can’t explain it, maybe it’s the longing or the angst, but it just does.
After nearly a year long reading slump, contemporary became my go-to. I found them super easy to fly through and often they didn’t require as much brainpower (because world building makes ya THINK).
Towards the end of 2020, I decided I wanted to once again dabble in fantasy, so I started small with a standalone, Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. I ended up loving it wayyyy more than I would have ever expected and it started off my current fantasy kick!
ivy is hands down my favorite of evermore. Do I have a good reason why? Nope. I just like it.
Check out my full review of Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson here!
As soon as I read this prompt my mind started screaming SIX OF CROWS SIX OF CROWS SIX OF CROWS. So, I’m going to be bold and go with Six of Crows for this one. Wildly original, I know.
Is it cheating to say Percy Jackson again?? I reread that series so many times, it’s not even funny. Little bookworm April thought these were the best books to ever walk the Earth, and made it her entire personality. I do nothing in moderation, so you better believe that these books were my entire childhood.
I really had to think about this one for a hot second and finally came up with Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala! Less of a universal moving message per say, and more of a message that resonated with me. But I’m going with it so…
Raffy found it really easy to get consumed by his hobbies. Even if he was doing something he loved, he held himself to really high standards and never took time to just be, which is something I can really relate to. Over the course of the book he began to realize that you also need to enjoy the little moments, as well as follow your heart, which are both slightly Disney-esque but also very true.
Check out my full review of Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala here!
Ahoy mateys! Who wants to go an a pirating adventure?? I most certainly do! I cannot wait to immerse myself back into the world of Fable, especially after that ending. I need answers.
Ok, when I wrote this Namesake wasn’t out yet, so now I just have to wait 22 days until my hold comes in. The waiting is agony *ahhhhh*
I really like this song’s vibes, if that makes sense?? It’s on my homework playlist so I guess it unleashes my brain’s inner chill.
Check out my full review of Fable by Adrienne Young here!
I searched my mind for days trying to think of the perfect conclusion to an extremely long series. At first I thought, ooh Percy Jackson is long. But The Blood of the Olympus wasn’t up to par with the others. And then I thought, do you know what other series is reallyyyy long? Shatter Me! But then Imagine Me let me down. Basically, my expectations destroy me. Put that on a loop and that’s the story of my life right there.
Once you get attached to characters after five, six, seven, eight, + books, I’m starting to realize that I have very high expectations. The closest I’ve come to a satisfying last book (but even it is by no means perfect, far from it) is probably Kingdom of Ash.
Ok, I’m starting to realize that I am absolute trash at explaining why I like music. Apparently the only things I can comment on is “I like the vibes” and “It was ok.” So eloquent, I know. I think, for the near future at least, I’m going to stick with talking about why I like books rather than music.
I’m going to leave the whole tagging bit open ended on this one. I’m not really sure who is or isn’t a Swiftie, but feel free to hop aboard and participate if you’re feeling it!
What are your favorite(s) from evermore? Have you read any of these books? What did you think??