I recently realized I’ve just passed the 1 year anniversary of this blog becoming a book blog on September 12, when I posted my review of The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, effectively transforming this blog into a book blog because I needed a place to talk about it. It’s a terrible review, don’t go read it (I’m serious, I knew nothing about writing reviews). This series also rekindled my love of reading after college burned me out, and led me back to the book world :’)
Even a year later my love of The Raven Cycle lives on strong, and when I saw this tag on Jenna’s, Bookmark Your Thoughts, blog, I had to do it. Go check out her blog if you haven’t!
The creator of this fun tag is Inside My Library Mind! Check out her original post if you’d like to use her graphics! (I didn’t because I’m lazy…)
- Mention the creator in your post.
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- If you want to use the creator’s graphics (check the link to her blog), just make sure to give credit!
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Blue Sargent: Your Favorite Quirky Character
“Blue was a fanciful, but sensible thing. Like a platypus, or one of those sandwiches that had been cut into circles for a fancy tea party.”
First off, love that Blue quote.
I have go with Winter from The Lunar Chronicles. I love her quirks (even if they’re a little sad sometimes) and her whimsy and her wry sense of humor. And I love the way she speaks, it’s so distinctive. She’s one of my all time favorites.
Gansey: A Leader
“Gansey was just a guy with a lot of stuff and a hole inside him that chewed away more of his heart every year.”
But…Gansey is one of my favorite leaders…
OTHER than him, Kaz Brekker immediately comes to mind. I mean, I’d rather be under his leadership than on the opposing side, that’s for sure. And I love Kaz’s deadly, and deadly clever, schemes and plans.
Ronan Lynch: Your Favorite Character of All Time
“I am being perfectly fucking civil.”
How appropriate my answer to the Ronan question is Adam Parrish. I love Adam…………….so much.
Adam Parrish: A Character You Disliked at First but Love Now
“If you combined these two things – the unfathomable and the practical – you were most of the way to understanding Adam Parrish.”
Ummmm what do you mean disliked at first??? I liked Adam the instant I met him, all withery and sepia photograph-esque. 😉
Anyway, I’m going to have to go with Carswell Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles on this one. He annoyed the heck out of me at first when we met him in Scarlet. I was like NO Cinder, do not take this guy with you!! And then she did and he made me laugh and I grew to love him with all my heart, so.
ALSO I must say Lib from The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. She annoyed me so much and yet the deeper I got into the book, she slowly became one of my favorite characters. I love Lib. She’s more of the Adam Parrish vein, too.
Noah: The Most Lovable Character
“Depending on where you began the story, it was about Noah.”
(I’m sorry I couldn’t repost this question in its entirety because…spoilers for those who haven’t read)
My dearest Wylan Van Eck. So sweet and stubborn and good. I loved him very much very quickly.
The Women of 300 Fox Way: Your Favorite Female Role Model
“You could ask anyone: 300 Fox Way, Henrietta, Virginia, was the place to go for the spiritual, the unseen, the mysterious, and the yet-to-occur. ”
Lina’s mother in Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys always comes to mind when I think of women in books who I WISH I could be as strong as. And I’m not finished with this book yet, but I ADORE Catherine from The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne, I want to be as bold as her.
The Search for Glendower: A Book Series You Wish Had Never or Will Never End
“He was everything Gansey wished he could be: wise and brave, sure of his path, touched by the supernatural, respected by all, survived by his legacy.”
Lol The Raven Cycle. I guess I’m in luck with the Dreamer Trilogy coming.
Mr. Gray: An Anti-Hero
“There aren’t terrible ideas. Just ideas done terribly.”
Is Andrew Minyard from The Foxhole Court series a little too much for this question? It feels like a bit of a stretch but he’s so awful and great and I love him.
Psychics and Tarot Cards: Your Favorite Magic System
“It was impossible to forget that all of these women were plugged into the past and tapped into the future, connected to everything in the world and to one another.”
Harry Potter for sure.
Kavinsky: Your Favorite Unlikable Character
“Reality’s what other people dream for you.”
Again….I want to say Kavinsky…..he made me so mad but I loved his part in The Raven Cycle so much. Also all the characters in The Secret History.
And again I’m not finished with this book, but I also really want to say Julian from The Hearts Invisible Furies. Maybe he becomes likable and I’m jumping the gun, but…he aggravates me so much and yet his character’s dry humor is hilarious and I kind of like him anyway. Idk. I should finish this book before I answer this.
Cabeswater: Your Favorite Book Setting
“Cabeswater was such a good listener.”
Basically anywhere in the wizarding world in Harry Potter. Sorry for these repetitive answers but I don’t make the rules my heart does.
Some people I know who’ve enjoyed the Raven Cycle:
And you if you love the Raven Cycle!