This is my miserable attempt at trying to drag myself through reading Ruin and Rising, I’ve been on the third page for longer than I wish. I’m still really mad at Mal, and the only character who I can say I absolutely love is Nikolai, so that’s going well. Anyhow, I saw this tag on Madeline’s blog over at The Bookish Mutant, so I thought I would give it a try and maybe somewhere along the way I’ll gain some sort of will to keep reading this trilogy?
KAZ BREKKER: A book you shouldn’t judge by its cover
I said If We Were Villains for this one, not because its an ugly cover, but because I’ve had a lot of people question why there’s a dead bird on the cover 😅 It would ruin the book to explain it, but it does make sense, I promise.
NINA ZENIK: A book that made you feel empowered
I keep saying it, this book should be required reading, but yeah, Internment makes me feel so powerful and the ending was so beautiful!
INEJ GHAFA: A book with a good balance of character and plot
I loved the characters, loved the plot, The Cruel Prince remains one of the best enemies to lovers books thats I’ve read. All of the characters are so complex and different and so involved in the plot, and it’s just a brilliant book.
MAL ORETSEV: A book that always sticks with you
You know, Mal doesn’t really stick with me? I may be forced to change the prompt to Books You Want To Throw Out Of The Window, or perhaps Books You Want To Stay Far Away From? (Can you tell I’m really annoyed with Mal right now?) But either way, A Woman Is No Man really sticks with me, I keep thinking about it, and now I’m hoping to read A Thousand Splendid Suns soon, which I’m told has similar themes, so I’m really excited about that.
THE DARKLING: A book with a dark plot/storyline
This book is so dark! And I loved it. It’s about this murderer, who from what I remember killed 4 people so he’s considered a serial killer, and the detective who studied criminal psychology so he tries to figure out who the killer is, but it’s so much better than normal mystery books because it talks a lot more about motives and backstories and psychological factors.
JESPER FAHEY: A book that people always seem to leave out
Poor Jes honeslty 🥲 I think How The King of Elfhame Learned To Hate Stories doesn’t get enough hype compared to TCP, which is such a shame since its actually really good, and the drawings are out of this world beautiful.
WYLAN VAN ECK: A book that wasn’t what it seemed at first
Although I hate this book, the realities do change throughout, and since this was the only one I could think of for this prompt, I guess We Were Liars it is 🙃
MATTHIAS HELVAR: A book that was bad at first but turned out good
I can’t really think of any books like that, usually they go downhill for me. Although I did want to say, props to Matthias (and Leigh Bardugo) for the character development, because it was flawless.
NIKOLAI LANTSOV: A witty book
It is quite sad too, but We Hunt The Flame has some hilarious lines. Like I remember one time noone was listening to Nasir (again) and he just thought that maybe now was the time to start life as a mime 😅
I still have no interest in continuing Ruin and Rising, particularly not when A Thousand Splendid Suns is staring me in the face from my bookshelf, so I guess we’ll see where this goes. (Update: I started A Thousand Splendid Suns) I think the problem might be that I already know what happens at the end
and I’m not happy about it and it made me lose a lot of interest. Thank you all for reading, have a good day, week and rest of the month 💙 Happy reading all!