Nope Trope – Book Tag

Hi! Third post in one week? Am I feeling okay? My first blogaversary is fast approaching and I feel inspired to post more, so I’m taking advantage of it. I thought it’d be fun do to a little tag, so I went looking for interesting ones and came across the Nope Trope Tag by Zoe’s All Booked (this link will take you to the tag video) and although I was not tagged, I decided to do it.

Eavesdropping w/ miscommunication – Name a book you heard great things about and expected to love but ended up hating.

Circe by Madeline Miller

While watching Zoe’s video this was LITERALLY the first book that came to my mind. We all know how loved this book is by every single person, I don’t have to explain the hype. I love Greek myth and expected to join the hype-train and rave about it, but… have we read the same book? It’s so short, yet it took me forever to get through, because it was dry and soooo boring. I have a review of it here, if you’re interested in my full thoughts but yeah… a total disappointment.

Love Triangles – Name a series where you can’t pick your favourite book

This series is absolutely fantastic and I can’t pick a favourite – it’s like picking a favourite child! I love Schwab’s writing, the world building in this is fantastic and I would die for Kell and Lila. It’s just too good.

Not Like Other Girls/Didn’t Know I’m Beautiful – Name a book that has a pretty cover but was boring as all hell.

Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke

Circe could also fit this prompt, but I decided to go with Seven Endless Forests, because although the cover is stunning, the inside of the book just didn’t do anything for me. I found it boring, and have I not gotten an arc of this and cared about my NetGalley feedback percentage I would’ve DNFed it. It gave me Naomi Novik vibes, and those fit this prompt, too, because all her book cover designs are stunning yet I have not been able to get through any of them (and not for the lack of trying).

All-Consuming Love – Name a book that gave you a book hangover.

King of Fools by Amanda Foody

I don’t see enough people talking about this series and it frustrates me because it’s SO FUCKING GOOD! King of Fools killed me, I cried a lot and after I finished it, I could not stop thinking about it. For a long time. So, please just read it – book 3 comes out soon and it’s so worth it. Do it!

Douchebag Boyfriend – Name a book that took you a while to get into, but you ended up loving.

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

This book confused me for sooo long. Ya girl’s a bit dumb (if you’ve read the book you know what I mean), but once I got IT I was mind-blown. This book is actually genius. There’s nothing more to say about it. N.K. Jemisin is GOOD.

Tell us your favourite or least favourite trope.

I’ve written blog posts on those, so I’ll just link them here: favourite and least favourite.

That is all, folks! If you like this tag and think it’d be fun to do – you are hereby tagged. Thanks so much for reading. Chat soon!

4 thoughts on “Nope Trope – Book Tag

  1. Hmm, interesting…You’re challenging some of my decisions here. I mean, I decided not to read The Fifth Season and Amanda Foody’s series but the fact that you thought Circe was so boring(only read an excerpt but it seemed boring) and that you loved ADSoM(again, never read it but I’ve enjoyed Schwab’s Dark Vault duology and I LOVE alternate reality themes so it sounds promising) gives me reason to think maybe we have similar tastes. I also have the ARC for Seven Endless Forests but haven’t started it, oh man, I hope it isn’t as bad as you say it is!

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  2. That feels like a lot of pressure. What if you change your mind, read them and end up hating them…? Nah, I stand by ALL of these. The Fifth Season took me a while to understand, but it blew my mind in the end. Foody’s series is just really good. Schwab can do no wrong in my eyes. Do let me know if you do read any of those, I’d be curious to see how my recommendations fare.


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