The 90s Kid Book Tag

I AM A 90s KID AND I AM PROUD!!!!

Seriously, I love the 90s. My childhood was so amazing. We had video games and computers and stuff, but it wasn’t as constantly invasive as it is now. (I say on my BLOG which I am writing instead of sleeping…) (The hypocrisy is not lost on me.) We had the best TV shows, the greatest music, and just generally happy lives. I am so nostalgic for 1999 pretty much all of the time.

So when I saw this tag on The Literary Phoenix a few months ago I couldn’t resist bookmarking it for a later date. I don’t do as many book tags as I used to, so it’s taken me a while to get to it, but I love tags and I’m so happy this is how I’m spending my Sunday night. ūüôā

Rules:

  1. Please, please, please steal this tag and spread it around!  I only ask that you link it back to The Literary Phoenix so that I can see everyone’s answers!
  2. Freeze tag was all the rage in the 90s.  Tag someone (or many) you think would have fun with this!
  3. Have fun!

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Gotta¬†Catch¬†’em¬†All!¬†The¬†author¬†you¬†need¬†every¬†book¬†from.

I don’t typically auto-read an author, I still have to find the synopsis interesting before I’ll want to read it. But I have read literally every single book by Rainbow Rowell except¬†Carry¬†On, and a friend recently convinced me that I need tor read that one, too. I mean, I started reading comics just so I could read her Runaways run, okay? Y’all, my love for this woman and all of her books cannot be understated.

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Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Because if you know me, you know that I have lots of unpopular opinions, and I really enjoy sharing them. Especially when I’m right. ūüėõ

Saw this one on thebookcorps¬†and I couldn’t resist tagging myself. Because I can never get enough of unpopular opinions. Also, I agreed with every single one of hers, so they can’t be THAT unpopular! Check out Laura and her blog, always a good read.


A Popular Book or Book Series You Didn’t Like

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Guys, I don’t like¬†The Mortal Instruments.¬†They’re stupid, and childish, and not even particularly well-written. Which is too bad, really, because I can usually get behind anything that involves the slaying of evil creatures. Also, I couldn’t get past how much I hated all the characters’ names. Continue reading “Unpopular Opinions Book Tag”

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic

22055262A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Series: Shades of Magic
Genre: Fantasy
Maturity Level: 4
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Kell is one of the last Antari‚ÄĒmagicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.¬†

Kell was raised in Arnes‚ÄĒRed London‚ÄĒand officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.

Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see. It’s a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand.

After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.


Let me start by saying that not only was I very excited to read this book, I was convinced I was going to be in love with it. I wouldn’t say it was hyped up, but everyone loves it and everyone loves Schwab, and it is just in every way my thing, so I was expecting magic.

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