Brianna and Angela of Fables Library decided to create a book tag in celebration of Game of Thrones.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, THERE MAY BE MINOR SPOILERS.
Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh.
This was a high-concept sci-fi and it took a long time for the major conflict to arrive but my gosh it was worth it, it was totallly left-field and unexpected and imaginative. I loved it!
Entwined by Heather Dixon.
Apart from these clever quotes this book also uses sound effects and onomatopoeia:
“Down with tyranny!” Bramble cried. “Aristocracy! Autocracy! Monocracy! Other ocracy things! You are outnumbered, sir! Surrender!”
“He’s around the twist,’ said Azalea. ‘Breaking all the windows? He’s mad.’
‘Ah, no,’ said the King. ‘It’s only madness if you actually do it. If you want to break all the windows in the house and drown yourself in a bucket but don’t actually do it, well, that’s love.”
The whole Unwind series by Neal Shusterman.
I’m so creeped out by the covers and the concepts within, I’m pretty much terrified to read them because I know they will give me horrible nightmares.
Fire and Brigan from Fire by Kristin Cashore.
Katniss from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Forced into a competition designed entirely to keep the population ‘in their place’, she throws herself in direct danger to save her sister’s life, uncertain if she’ll survive, and then the entire government turns against her and forces her to do it all over again, and then she’s the unwilling leader of a revolution she never meant to start with people treating her like a puppet and an idol all in one, and at the end of the day she loses the very sister she swore to protect… all she wanted to do was live in the woods with Gale and her sister. I can’t think of any character that deserves a happy ending more than her.
Ruined by Amy Tintera
In Ruined, Emelina murders a princess in the opening pages to impersonate her and infiltrate another kingdom’s court by marrying the prince, which will allow her to ambush the royal family and eliminate them all in revenge for her own family’s murder, her sister’s capture, and kingdom’s ravishment. Em was a truly amazing character: ruthless, committed, loyal, intelligent, and all of this as a person without magic in a world where magic is completely normal. She was great.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
She infiltrates a boys-only club and sets all the pranks for them to do around the school, culminating in breaking and entering the school.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.
This book takes place on February 14 – ‘Cupid’s Day’, as they call it in this book. It’s the tail end of winter, but it’s still winter.
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan.
It’s been a while since I’ve read this book and I have to confess I don’t remember all of it, but a few things about Waverly really stood out. She was the eldest girl on her generational ship and so she often fell into the role of leader and older sister to the other children. Once scene I recall vividly is that she’s electrocuted when she’s trying to open a door to rescue some children and she gets back up from sheer force of will.
Maria V Snyder.
I tag anyone else who wants to join.