February 28, 2017

The Mardi Gras Book Tag!

Hey everyone, I originally wanted to do this tag in a video, but I ended up going on vacation for Mardi Gras break and wasn't able to film. I still wanted to do this fun, festive, and creative tag, so blog-form it is! This tag was created by Lauryn's Library on Youtube, and she also tagged me, thank you Lauryn. Click here to see the original video.

Now, on to the questions:

1.Krewe of Chewbacchus - Name your favorite book that takes place in a fictional world. 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Unfortunately, I have not finished this trilogy yet, but the first two books stole my heart. I was captivated by how whimsical the world and characters are. This fantasy world also meshes with our own world and I loved how Taylor weaves them together. I plan to re-read the first two books (so that all the feels are fresh) and read the final book.

2. Krewe of Barkus - Favorite book about dogs/has a main dog influence in it. 

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Manchee is always the first book dog I think of. He is so loyal to Todd and their relationship is very special. In this crazy Sci-Fi world, Manchee helps bring Todd companionship and comfort.

3. Krewe of Muses - What book character is the biggest shopaholic? Muses is known for throwing hand decorated shoes.

I couldn't readily come up with an answer for this one, it took some thinking. I decided to go with Ani from Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll.
She wasn’t always a materialistic woman, but in the ‘present’ storyline of this book, she is obsessed with her image. She lives in NYC and is about to get married, and she wants everything to be perfect. She is not necessarily described as a shopaholic, but she probably is. Her wardrobe is on point.

4. Krewe of Tucks - What is the “shittest” book you have ever read? Tucks is known for their toilet throws. 

This is also hard because I don’t really dislike many books I read. I don’t know about the worst book I’ve ever read, so I chose one that I recently disliked – Drowning to Breathe (Bleeding Stars #2) by A.L. Jackson.
This is the second book in the series. The writing is too overly dramatic for me and the characters started getting on my nerves. About half way through the book, I didn’t care about the characters and couldn’t read any more, so I did not finish it. Click here to hear more of my thoughts on it and the first book.

5. Krewe of Endymion - What is the most over-hyped book you have read/own?

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
I was expecting so much from this book. It seems like everyone loved this one and couldn’t stop talking about how shocking the ending is. Well, I saw the ending coming from 5 miles away, haha. This is probably due to the fact that my attention was heightened to every detail because of my expectations. The foreshadowing seemed so obvious, but if I had went in with no expectations, I probably would have been surprised. The hype kind of ruined this one for me. 
Click here for more of my thoughts on this book.

6. Krewe of Bacchus - What book have you read that has an extremely lavish lead character in it?

The Rose Society by Marie Lu (The Young Elites #2) – Magiano
I chose a side character, not lead character, oh well. Magiano is such an over the top character and I love him. He’s obsessed with stealing jewels and collecting treasures. I feel like he would love Mardi Gras, especially this krewe. 
Click here for my review of the series.

7. Krewe of Proteus - What book started out so slow/boring that you wanted to put it down but pushed through it and the book turned out to have the best comeback?

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
The beginning was very slow to me. It took about 100+ pages for the plot to pick up and come together. It was worth the wait, though. I loved the time travels that Etta and Nicholas went on together. The various places and time periods were rich and fascinating. It all comes to a heart-pounding conclusion. I need to read Wayfarer asap! 
Click here for my review.

8. Krewe of Orpheus - What is the longest book you have ever read?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix by J.K. Rowling
Not surprising… The edition I read is 870 pages.

9. Krewe of Zulu - What is your favorite book where the story starts out with a humble beginning and turns into a famous story? 
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane definitely started out in a humble beginning. She had no idea what she was getting into when she met Mr. Rochester. It's still one of my favorite twists I’ve read.

10. Krewe of Rex - What is the oldest book that you own?
I own a copy of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell that is fairly old. However, it’s packed up in a box somewhere and I cannot find the exact edition on Goodreads to get the publication date. I believe it was in the 60s… not real sure. I got it at a garage sale, and the pages are yellowed and the jacket is pretty tattered, but still holding up!

For those of you celebrating, I hope you've had a fun and safe Mardi Gras season! To those not celebrating, have a wonderful Tuesday!
Thanks for reading. ♡


  1. This sounds like such a fun tag. Your answers are amazing and I have new books to add to my TBR now!!! I might try this tag on my blog. Thanks!!