#BookishBloggersUnite is a weekly hashtag that a group of bookish friends participate in to talk about books. This week’s host is Katy! Check out her blog for links.
This week, we’re doing the Justice League Book Tag that was created by Angelica and Rosie, the Book Cover Girls. Here are the rules, though since we’re going this as a group, I am personally ignoring the ones about tagging:
- Copy these rules onto your post
- Mention creators of the tag: Angelica and Rosie @TheBookCoverGirls and link to the original post
- Mention and thank the person who tagged you and link to their post
- Answer all the questions
- Since there were originally seven members in the Justice League, tag 7 people
- Also, you can use the images provided, but don’t have to if you don’t want to
- Have fun with it!
Batman: Favorite anti-hero
Severus Snape is not just my favourite anti-hero, he’s one of my favourite characters of all time. I just adore reading about him, though I definitely would not want to be in the same room as him, because he’s a pretty terrible person. Luckily for him, I don’t need my favourite characters to be people that I’d be friends with, what I’m looking for is someone interesting. And trying to figure out Severus’ thoughts and motivations is something that’s always interesting.
Snape, Snape, Severus Snape~
Aquaman: A book or character that turned out to be better than you expected
Novelizations of movies suck, right? Right … at least most of the time. The biggest exception to this rule is of Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover, which is not only the best novelization of all-time (IMO), but also one of the best Star Wars books I’ve read, period.
There are many reasons that this book is great. The main reason is that Stover really delves into the characters’ heads, giving us a perspective that the movie couldn’t. Also, the deleted scenes are restored, which means Padme actually has something to do. And finally, Stover is just a really good writer and is able to elevate the original script to something amazing (though for the record, I actually do like the movie as well).
Wonder Woman: Most badass female character
It’s been too long since I talked about Kushiel’s Legacy, right? RIGHT!
Phèdre nó Delaunay de Montrève, the narrator of the first trilogy in the series, is just about as badass as they come. And not because she is an action girl but because she is clever and resourceful and never met a puzzle she couldn’t eventually solve. This is exactly my type of badass (though, don’t get me wrong, action girls are pretty awesome too). She is definitely one of the main reasons why I love this series so very, very much.
Cyborg: Favorite science fiction novel
While I am a sci-fi/fantasy fan, in general I’m read my fantasy and watched my science fiction. That said, there are some SF novels that are very dear to my heart. The one that comes to mind first is Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, the first in his Themis Files trilogy.
I first listened to this one on audio and I 100% recommend others do the same, because it has a full cast audio and, since the book is written mostly as interview transcripts, audio just makes so much sense. Fair warning, some of the voices change between books, which is a bit distracting, but still well worth it. This series, and particularly book 1, was a wild ride that took twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, and then ended with a particularly brutal cliffhanger (though book 2’s is the worst).
The Flash: A book you sped through
I read The Governess Game by Tessa Dare the day it came out and my pre-order appeared on my Kobo. This is pretty much true of any Tessa Dare book, or anything from Courtney Milan, because both authors are exactly in my romance wheelhouse and when something new is out from them, all I want to do is read, read, read!
The downside is, of course, that I got to the end of it and suddenly I no longer had more book to read. Luckily, I still have some of Dare’s backlist that I haven’t yet read.
Superman: Saddest character death
SPOILERS FOR THE HOST BY STEPHANIE MEYER
Stephanie Meyer is really, really good at tapping into my emotions. Pretty sure I’m not alone in this, looking at her sales figures.
But when it looked like Wanda from The Host was actually dead and I found myself flipping through blank pages, I was bawling. And sure, a few more pages and it turns out she’s in a new body but at the time, I believed it.
And when the blank pages ended, I almost threw the book against the wall in a fit of catharsis. The only thing that stopped me was the fact that I’d borrowed the copy I was reading from a friend.
Want to do your own Justice League Book Tag post? Consider yourself tagged by me and post your link in the comments so I can check it out.