Since joining the book community I have written a lot of reviews and some post but this is my first time getting tagged to do a book tag. Thank you Kathryn from The Ninja Bookworm to tag me! You can find Kathryn’s post here: The Cake Flavored Book Tag.
Chocolate – A dark book that you loved.
So many books to choose from, but I’m going to go with The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso. I absolutely loved this book. It is so well written and has a unique plot. I fell in love with all the characters in this dark fantasy novel. You can read my review on it here.
The mage-marked granddaughter of a ruler of Vaskandar, Ryx was destined for power and prestige at the top of Vaskandran society. But her magic is broken; all she can do is uncontrollably drain the life from everything she touches, and Vaskandar has no place for a mage with unusable powers.
Then, one night, two terrible accidents befall her: Ryx accidentally kills a visiting dignitary in self-defense, activating a mysterious magical artifact sealed in an ancient tower in the heart of her family’s castle.
Ryx flees, seeking a solution to her deadly magic. She falls in with a group of unlikely magical experts investigating the disturbance in Vaskandar—and Ryx realizes that her family is in danger and her domain is at stake. She and her new colleagues must return to the family stronghold to take control of the artifact that everyone wants to claim—before it destroys the world.
Vanilla – Favourite light read.
This is a hard one because I don’t really read many light books. I should read more contemporary ya books because I actually really like the genre. I think I’m going to pick By Your Side by Kasie West. It is a light and fluffy contemporary book. I read it a couple of years ago when I was much younger. I might reread it in the future, who knows.
When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her.
Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.
Only he doesn’t come. No one does.
Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye.
As he and Autumn at first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?
Red Velvet – A book that gave you mixed emotions.
I am going to say A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow. The reason I chose this book is because I would’ve given it 4-5 stars if it had been written as a contemporary novel. The fantasy aspect of this book was quite lacking therefore I couldn’t give it a 5 star review because it is supposed to be a fantasy book. You can read my review on it here.
Tavia is already at odds with the world, forced to keep her siren identity under wraps in a society that wants to keep her kind under lock and key. Never mind she’s also stuck in Portland, Oregon, a city with only a handful of black folk and even fewer of those with magical powers. At least she has her bestie Effie by her side as they tackle high school drama, family secrets, and unrequited crushes.
But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation; the girls’ favorite Internet fashion icon reveals she’s also a siren, and the news rips through their community. Tensions escalate when Effie starts being haunted by demons from her past, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice during a police stop. No secret seems safe anymore—soon Portland won’t be either.
Cheesecake – A book that you’d recommend to everyone.
Hmmmmmmmmmm, I have so many books I really like. Just for the sake of staying with the theme of recommending standalones I would say We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. This is such a mind blowing read. I enjoyed reading it but it also made me cry. That’s how much it impacted me.
A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
We Were Liarsis a modern, sophisticated suspense novel fromNew York Timesbestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.
Coffee – A book that you started but never finished.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Oops. I don’t know I just found it boring. Maybe because I was too young to really enjoy it. I might try again but I just didn’t like it.
It is 1939. In Nazi Germany, the country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier – and will become busier still.
By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed forever when she picks up a single object, abandoned in the snow. It isThe Gravedigger’s Handbook, and this is her first act of book thievery. So begins Liesel’s love affair with books and words, and soon she is stealing from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor’s wife’s library . . . wherever there are books to be found.
But these are dangerous times, and when Liesel’s foster family hides a Jew in their basement, nothing will ever be the same again.
Carrot – A book with great writing.
For this category, I’m going to choose The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw. I absolutely love Shea Ernshaw’s writing. I really love how she gave me this eerie kind of feeling while reading The Wicked Deep. Her world-building was excellent and her writing style was very pleasant to read.
Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…
Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.
Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.
Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.
Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.
But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.
These were my picks for ‘The Cake Flavored Book Tag’. Thank you Kathryn for nominating me! I nominate Hayley’s Reads, We Hae Books, and nightingfae. No one is obligated to do this and if you weren’t tagged but want to do this feel free to say I tagged you!
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