I saw this book tag while scrolling through, looking for one that I hadn’t seen before. Owl Crate’s May box was the Comic Explosion theme and they did a book tag to go along with it, which I thought was just perfect. Obviously I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do it, but I don’t think I ever am? If you’re tagging me in things please let me know so I can stop being a jerk. This time around I’m going to try to limit my answers to books read in 2017, though there are only 26 of them at this moment.
sidekick: best supporting or side character
Felicity from Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue was the absolute perfect foil to Monty’s brash and arrogant attitude. She was funny, witty, and so, so smart. I want a book about her. (We’re getting one!)
kryptonite: your least favorite trope
I’m not sure if this counts, but I’m way over the whole bored rich kids thing. The best example of this is The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson which is basically about a bunch of rich kids with access to more money than is reasonable with nothing better to do than torment other kids.
costume change: best cover change
None of the books I read this year have had cover changes, however, I do have the OwlCrate exclusive cover of Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia and I far prefer it to the original.
daily planet: fictional occupation
Okay, so being an actor isn’t exactly a fictional job, but I’d love to be an actor in Caraval by Stephanie Garber. Caraval is scary to the players, it bends reality and it messes with perceptions and I’d love to be part of creating that world.
justice league: best squad
So I haven’t actually finished the book yet, but who can mention squad goals without immediately thinking of the Dregs (+Matthias) from Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. I love each and every one of those violent, crazy, beautiful nerds.
super villain: best antihero
This title easily goes to the twins Jack and Jill from the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire. They’re both “unlikable” in their own ways, Jill more so than Jack by far, but I love them both equally and could never separate them.
the batcave: a character’s home you’d like to live in
Once again referencing Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire because I’d love to live in the home for wayward children because that means I would have gone through a portal and who doesn’t want to go through a portal?
training montage: best character development
One hundred percent, this is Starr from The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. She stars off as someone who is kind of quiet, kind of fades into the background, but by the end of the book she is unapologetic, loud, a young activist who fights for what she believes in and I loved every page while watching her grow.