Welcome to another post, today I’m going to be doing the School for Good and Evil Tag. Thank you to Sabrina for creating it and Virginia for tagging me! I read the School for Good and Evil a long time ago, and I still have a battered copy on my bookshelf, but I had to do this tag for the nostalgia!
Link to books’ goodreads in the title!
- Thank whoever tagged you and link back to their post!
- Link to the original tag’s creator: Sabrina @ Notes From a Paper Plane Nomad!
- Pick a book that fits each prompt.
- Tag whoever, as many or as few as you like!
- Post these rules and list of prompts in your tag post.
I was surprised by how much I loved The Sword of Kaigen, and love even more looking back on it. The epic fantasy standalone definitely intimidated me, but I devoured the story. If you’ve missed it, my review explains everything I loved about it in more detail!
The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet explores humanity and acceptance of other cultures through a fun sci-fi plot. While I did rate this 3.5 stars, I’d still recommend it because I know how much other people could love it! I also wrote a review for this last month.
The prose of If We Were Villains was definitely unforgettable, and the book was a fitting tribute to Shakespeare! In terms of the actual plot and characters, there were a few issues that I couldn’t look past but if you love Shakespeare or a dark academia atmosphere then I’d 100% recommend this.
I restrained myself from the obvious Madeline Miller choices this time! The Silence of the Girls is another Greek mythology retelling of the Iliad though, with a unique perspective from Briseis, and a new take on the hero Achilles. This book really stuck with me.
It’s a bit concerning that I couldn’t find many sweet books on my goodreads read list, but Heartstopper saved me! It’s a cute LGBT+ romance with a fun and diverse friendship group, what is sweeter than that? I read all volumes available so far online in one day, and my heart was warm and happy afterwards :,)
Okay, I’m cheating with this one a bit because I haven’t read it. I haven’t read any collections or short stories recently! But I’m predicting that I will love The Bloody Chamber, because it puts a dark, gothic twist on familiar fairytales.
Does Aru Shah count? It’s more of a sister duo I suppose, but it’s still fun! It’s also rich in mythology and has a fast pace! I definitely need to read more books with girl groups though.
Okay, This is How You Lose the Time War is cheating a bit as well, because I haven’t read this either! I’m very excited to read it though, and I think I’ll love it. Short sci-fi forbidden romance? Sign me up!
I think the way Rebecca was presented was really interesting, because she’s definitely not a traditional villain, but she threatened the protagonist either way. I think there a few other people who could have been called villains too, and not just from the main character’s perspective.
She-Wolves really helped me shape my personal statement and in my search for medieval queens, so thank you for that! It was also a really fun and accessible read for anyone wanting to learn about early British female rulers.
I was really excited to read Brideshead Revisited, but it was a slog that I should have DNF’d early on. The pace was slow and disjointed, and I had no interest in the characters so…
The Dragon Republic was a very stressful read with a lot of twists that I did not see coming! I can’t wait for The Burning God, which I was meant to be reading this month but I will have to push back to December or January 😥
Thanks for staying with me! I tag:
- Joy @ohsrslybooks
- Naemi @A Book Owl’s Corner
- Marianna @Marianna’s Corner
- @A Fangirl’s Opinion
Don’t feel like you have to do the tag, but it would be cool if you did!
Ahhhh I love your answers! I really want to read The Silence of the Girls and I have The Sword of Kaigen just waiting for me on my Kindle 😀 I didn’t realise Rebecca was the ‘villain’ of that book, I’ve not read it yet but I’m extra intrigued now. Thanks for doing the tag!
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Ooh, thank you for tagging me! It’s been a while since I’ve read The School for Good and Evil, and this brought back some fond memories 😊
And I really need to read Rebecca at some point! Everything I’ve heard about it so far makes it sound so intriguing!
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Thanks for doing the tag! It was a lot of fun to read through your answers! It’s always interesting which books are chosen for prompts! =)
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