Thank you to Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties for nominating us for this award! Mandy and I are totally flattered. Please check out Siobhan’s blog (she has bunches of great content!) and let’s get into the questions she has for us!
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WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK THAT SURPRISED YOU THE MOST?
MANDY: The Museum of Heartbreak. I’m not even sure why I was surprised. Like, I really enjoyed Leder’s other book, but I just thought this wouldn’t be goodness??? IDK why??? But it was so good!
SHA: Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks by ‘Nathan Burgoine. The summary definitely promised cuteness and an interesting fantasy premise, but I didn’t completely understand how some promised plot points would tie in. Then I read and fell in absolute love.
WHICH AUTHOR CAN YOU NOT READ?
MANDY: I don’t think there is really that I will absolutely refuse to. I get stuck in the hype so much. But Rainbow Rowell, John Green, and Colleen Hoover are just a few of the names that I don’t really ever feel like reading.
SHA: A tough question! An author I haven’t read before for a reason, or an author I struggle with when I do read? I’ll go with the former and say Sarah J Maas. From what I know about her books, I won’t enjoy.
WHAT BOOK COUPLE DID YOU HOPE GOT TOGETHER?
MANDY: Hmmmmmmmmm. Okay, this is such an oldie or an obscure reference. I don’t think anyone knows or will ever know this book series but it was called The Big Empty series by JD Stephens. It’s a four book series, and there were two characters that I loved on their own. By book 3, I started weirdly shipping them together despite them not hanging out too much and them having separate love interests. However, book 4, there was signs and by the end of it, they were together and I CANNOT. Still one of my favorite ships ever – mostly becasue I pat myself on the back too much for it.
SHA: I generally prefer books with little romance. (Even though… my top picks for 2018… have romance… uhhh…). I can’t think of any couples I would add?
WHICH BOOK DO YOU WISH TO WIPE CLEAN FROM YOUR READ LIST?
MANDY: The Love and Lies of Rukshana Ali. I definitely wish that I could have erased from my mind let alone my reading list.
SHA: Beastly by Lisa Jensen. That book was problematic and poorly written. Although I’m glad I was able to review it so that others were more aware of its issues.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE READ OF 2018?
MANDY: The Diviners by Libba Bray, The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, and Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett, I think were the only favorites that I had in 2018.
SHA: My favourite YA read of 2018 was Exit Plans for Teenage Freaks by ‘Nathan Burgoine.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FICTIONAL ANIMAL/PET?
MANDY: Hmmmm probably Douglas from the Jackaby series. I just adore the concept of a detective assistant being turned into a duck and then just hanging around in an attic pond just being his epic bird self.
SHA: Despite all the fantasy books I read, there seems to be a massive lack of fictional animals?? I ADORE the Squijum in The Unicorn Chronicles by Bruce Coville though, and would adopt 10/10. It’s like a monkey-squirrel mix and super friendly.
OUR QUESTIONS FOR YOU
🔖 What book cover turned you off … but then the book was amazing?
🔖 Which book character would you want to be best friends with?
🔖 What book to movie adaptation can you not get over? (Good or bad.)
🔖 What is your favourite trope?
🔖 Now that we know your favourite trope … which book handled it best?
🔖 Name a book with a great best friend dynamic.
We nominate any who has not done a tag in the last 30 days. Entertain us: let us get to know more about you!