Jul 19, 2015
Guest Post : The Cinderella Book Tag (SBPT #3)
The blogger I am featuring today for the Summer Blogger Promo Tour is Aila from One Way or an Author!
Say hi to Aila, everyone!:)
Aila is going to take the Cinderella Book Tag as her guest post, and here are her answers!:)
A Book With Characters You Hate
This is definitely an unpopular opinion, but I really didn't enjoy Elias and Laia from An Ember In The Ashes. Also, that love square didn't make it any better. Elias wasn't as intense as I would have liked and Laia was pretty meek overall. I'll still read the sequel of course, just to see how the story ends.
A Book With A Gentleman
Prince Titus from The Burning Sky is certainly a charming gentleman. He's sweet and his relationship with Iolanthe = goals. Can I have a devoted, caring prince please?
A Character That Is Graceful, Kind, and Defiant
This describes Elisa from The Girl of Fire and Thorns - plus, she always has a plan! This queen is elegant but kickass at the same time. Her character is one of my all-time favorites in YA fantasy.
A Character That Aways Has Someone Looking Out For Them
I would have to say Meira from Snow Like Ashes has a fairy godmother: Sir, or William, or basically her father-figure. Throughout the book, you could really see how much he cares for her, even if he's hesitant in showing his affection.
Something That Makes You Happy When You're Sad
Rereading standalone books. Series always take too much time, but I'm always up for a second or third or even fourth go at a book whose story begins and ends in about 300-400 pages. It's the perfect amount to get immersed in a book and forget the bad news in a day. Recently I enjoyed my second round with Rook, which actually got me out of a reading slump.
A Character With A Transformation
Adelina from The Young Elites REALLY underwent a transformation in the book... A hardcore one, at that! I can't wait to see more badassery in the next book, especially after what Rafael did and what happened with Enzo...
A Book You Didn't Care For
Everyone really liked Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but I never saw the appeal in it. It was alright, but nothing squeal-worthy for me.
A Book With An Ending You Didn't See Coming
I'd say the ending of Champion was a surprise I didn't see coming, nor liked very much. It was alright, but overall left me really unsatisfied. Scratch that - open endings in general are always leave me like, "Whaaaaaat?" :0
Something That Inspires You To Be Courageous
Whenever characters do something stupid but is successful at the same time. I remember while reading A Court of Thorns and Ashes, I summed up Feyre's character to be like:
Every other character: Feyre don't do the thing.
Feyre: *does the thing*
And at the time, they were pretty dumb decisions but overall had a positive effect. Hey, if she could do that, what's stopping me?
Happily Ever After:
A Book With A Perfect Ending
Undivided, the last book in the Unwind Series, had me tearing at how happy I was with the ending. Given my rather bad experience with dystopian endings (*cough* Mockingjay, Allegiant, Champion *cough*), let's just say Shusterman gave me a pleasant surprise.
Hope you guys enjoyed the answers, and hope you enjoyed doing the tag Aila!:)