The Milk Tea Book Tag

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Tansie @Totally Tansie tagged me for this ages ago (something like September last year) and I have horrible memory please forgive my forgetfulness. I'm sorryyyyyy. *grins winningly* Anyways, thank you so much girl you da bomb. (This whole post is kind of ironic though as I don't like tea at all. Oh well.)

Tea: the foundation of your reading life

I would say either the Little House on the Prairie series or Marguerite Henry horse books. I know that I've always loved to read but I can't remember what I read when I was super little. I loved imagining Laura's adventures and constant traveling. And I loved horses. A lot. 

Milk: a rich, smooth book

I agree that Cruel Beauty was amazing (everybody should read it imo), but another book that I think fits this spot is The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. No... I wouldn't describe it maybe as the smoothest book. But it was rich and the language was beautiful and raw. It wasn't a story about vampires (even though yes it actually is I'm just being poetic). It was a story about two broken people that fixed each other. 

Sugar: a book you love but is controversial

Okay, so Tansie interpreted this to mean this-book-has-controversial-life-question-content but when I saw this I thought oh this means this-book-has-been-argued-over-on-whether-or-not-it's-good. I'm shallow like that. *tosses hair* I'm just gonna go with my interpretation for this one. My pick is Red Queen. There was so much talk in the blogosphere of whether it was awesome or whether it was a rip-off of other similar YA book... in my humble opinion, it was great. I loved it! 

I can see that there were some very similar parts to one very popular series that has been made into movies *cough* the Hunger Games *cough* BUT it is really darn hard to come up with a completely original plot. Especially in that genre. What do you think of as a catalyst for a dystopian-ish book? Obviously, there are the good guys and the bad guys. Obviously, you make your MC small and ordinary looking so lots of readers will think they identify with her. Obviously, there is a rebellion because the good guys are like that. 

I mean, it's just really hard to not go in that direction when you think about a dystopian or dystopian-ish book. 

But that's just my opinion. Which is obviously right.

Ice: a book just for fun

Gamer Girl is just a fun, super fluffy, short book about gaming and manga. It doesn't have a fabulous plot or extremely well-rounded characters but it's relatable. The layout is cute. It understands gaming and moms-related-to-gaming (who generally don't look at it too positively from my personal experience lol). 

Silk stocking: A book that's much better than it sounds

I mean, look at the cover. It already doesn't have much going for it and it sounds like a corny, shallow (albeit paranormal) high school romance. The Ghost and the Goth did have pinches of that but it also went a lot deeper into the paranormal and mysteries and the development of people. I thought it was a really great book (and needs a better cover). 

Yinyang: A book with foreign influence

Indian culture was woven throughout this story, not only modern stuff but also ancient legends and old gods and it was super cool. There's also a circus. Which I've always thought was almost another culture in itself. And the cover is gorgeous. Look at it. 


So those are all my answers for the tag. I wish I could've picked a few newer books but I didn't have a stellar reading year so I'm just gonna have to take what I can get. :) 

Who to tag...who to tag. Hm.

I tag:

Ely @What Can I Say?
Aneta @The Graffiti on the Wall

and aaanybody else who wants to. When I say nominate yourself and don't feel bad, I mean please for the love of god nominate yourself and don't feel bad at all because I don't know people and I need to expand my blog circles. Just remember to put your link in the comments so I can come see your post!

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  1. Oh my goodness I couldn't agree more about the cover situation with The Ghost and the Goth. It was put on my Goodreads TBR a long time ago and then when I saw it again the cover and the title convinced me it was way to cheesy to even try. (I know I'm a terrible little bookworm going around judging books by they're covers, but I mean look at it!) I may try it now that I've heard your opinion on it though.

    Also, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is to die for! It was my first Holly Black book, and all of her books that I've read after it have been just as good. Your description of it was spot on.

    1. Right??? I put off reading it for ages for exactly the same reason. (I think everybody judges books by their covers. it's inevitable :D ) YAY. If you do, let me know what you think!

      FOR SURE. I would place it in my top 10 of books read in my lifetime probably because I love it so much. I don't even know exactly why. I haven't read any others of her books yet (I started Darkest Part of the Forest but got sidetracked by school) but I'm definitely going to this year. Eeek. Thank you <3

  2. These are some good selections I've heard a lot of good things about Tiger's Curse and Red Queen. ^ ^

    1. Thanks! They're a couple of my favorite books. :D


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