Kittens, if you’re new around here, you probably won’t have glossed on to the fact that I LOVE MUSICALS. If you’re a returning moonbeam-chaser, you probably already know that I’ve played several lead roles in school productions and have been in the chorus of million-dollar budget productions such as Les Miserables, where I played Whore #1.
I love these book tag thingies and I especially love the ones based on musicals, so I’m kicking off a new weekly (maybe?) thingamajig with the Wicked Book Tag, which was created by What The Hell Is She Reading?
Zooey Redbird from The House of Night series. I stopped reading after her ‘soul shattered’ in Book 6. She’s dead to me.
I’m going with Juliana Haygert’s Breaking Away, a story about a young Brazilian woman who comes to America to go to college (to get away from her controlling family) and falls in love with a cowboy.
W Bruce Cameron’s A Dog’s Purpose. How can you not feel all the hope in the world after seeing Bailey come full circle?
Prom Impossible by Laura Pauling. Inconsistent writing, poor characterisation, a loathsome main character who ruins the prom the year before hers yet expects her to be magic, continually steals things and faces no consequences for her actions, doesn’t make a move on her long-term crush yet accuses him of ‘rejecting’ her, and just generally is a hot mess. I mean, she wraps a bandage around her sneaker to make it look like she hurt her ankle. Her thought process is non-existent and I don’t think there’s ever been a main character I’ve hated more. Which is a pity, because the cover and the concept were both so cool.
The Graces by Laure Eve. Something had to give, and I loved what happened, but I completely did not see it coming at all.
Adorkable by Sarra Manning. Such fluff. Such contemporary romance. Wow.
The Hypnotic City by Andrea Berthot, my absolute favourite read from 2016.
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard: not a boy-girl heartbreak, but I got a broken heart nonetheless.
Ultraviolet by RJ Anderson is set in Canada, I believe, and I’ve always wanted to see the Alberta mountains for myself. I’m a mountain child and those are serious peaks!
The bloodwitch, Aedeun, from Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. He believes in what he’s doing, unfortunately it’s at odds with our girls.
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E Lockhart. The whole book is Frankie basically saying ‘fuck the world I do what I want!’
Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead. Amongst all of the crap that goes down in that book including the horror of re-education, and Adrian falling off his mental health rehabilitation, something absolutely glorious and wonderful happens that i don’t want to spoil for anyone who hasn’t read it.
Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter. LOL. Need I say more? Poor kid, it’s not really his fault.
Pretty much all of the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, but especially One Foot In The Grave, and specifically Chapter 32. You’re welcome.
Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter. He tries so hard, but the world is against him – until he finally grows up into a complete badass.
I don’t really read those kinds of books so I’m going to have to pass on this one.
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. It was the first ‘grow-up’ (chapter book) I ever read, and it has always made me conscious of cruelty to animals.
I really adored the ending of the Graceling series by Kristin Cashore. Each book was based on a different female protagonist but I adored seeing each of the three books come together in the end. I don’t want to spoil it for people who haven’t read it, but basically Bitterblue was perfection.