Today’s post is something I saw while reading Kristin’s Kristin Kraves Books blog. While I was never tagged to do this post I love me a good cup of coffee and as such it was a no brainier for me to participate.
Interested to see what books had a chance against my coffee addiction? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.
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Black Coffee – Name a series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans
The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden. The story of Vasya is a very tough story to get into. Besides sprawling many years, The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower includes many Russian names and phrases that take getting use to. And yet, it is a beautifully crafted piece of literature that has a garnered over 43,000 ratings and 7,000 reviews on Goodreads. If anything, I am the hardcore fan that will continue to push this series for years to come.
*To read my review of The Bear and the Nightingale, click here*
*To read my review of The Girl in the Tower, click here*
Peppermint Mocha – Name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand. Out of all of the books I picked up during the past winter, based on what was popular at the time, The Afterlife of Holly Chase takes the cake.
*To read my review of The Afterlife of Holly Chase, click here*
Hot Chocolate – What is your favourite children’s book?
Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss. Besides being written by arguably the greatest children’s fiction writer, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! contains a wonderful message of what it is to anticipate the future and grow into the person you want to be.
Double Shot of Espresso: Name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw. Going off of books I’ve read over the past six months, The Wicked Deep is the perfect answer for this question because I read it in the span of 24 hours. If this isn’t impressive enough Ernshaw’s debut is the only eBook I have finished to date, given that I’m not huge on the medium that is a compliment.
*To read my review of The Wicked Deep, click here*
Starbucks – Name a book you see everywhere
Zenith (The Androma Saga #1) by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings. I cannot go into a bookstore or log onto BookTube without being bombarded by this book. While I was contemplating picking this one up, the reviews since its publication have been less than stellar, so I may just let this one pass me by.
That Hipster Coffee Shop – Give a book by an indie author a shoutout
David Dunham. While I am not sure what constitutes an ‘indie author’ per say, I picked Dunham because I loved his novel The Silent Land, which only has 49 ratings and 27 reviews on Goodreads, and feel like he deserves a shoutout in the WWI genre.
*To read my review of The Silent Land, click here*
Oops! I Accidentally Got Decaf – Name a book you were expecting more from
Heartless by Marissa Meyer. As The Lunar Chronicles is one of the most beloved YA sci-fi series I had high hopes going into Meyer’s Alice in Wonderland retelling. While I summed up my review of Heartless by saying it was a ‘decent read’ I just expected more from an author that everyone talks about.
*To read my review of Heartless, click here*
The Perfect Blend: Name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying
The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson. Most recently the series that fits with this prompt is The Remnant Chronicles. Each of the characters grew through out the series, and even thought he ending left something to be desired, I was left ultimately satisfied with the stories of Lia, Rafe, and Kaden.
*To read my review of The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1), click here*
To read my review of The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2), click here*
To read my review of The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3), click here*
Green Tea: Name a book or series that is quietly beautiful
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. This book was equal parts captivating and strange. It tells the story of Ava Lavender, born with the wings of a bird desperately trying to fit into a world that doesn’t understand her. I highly recommend this book, but I’m sure you’ve already read it.
Chai Tea: Name a book or series that makes you dream of far off places
” Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
Ear Grey: Name your favourite classics
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I love Austen’s satire of the Gothic novel, one of the most popular genres during the 1800s, and out of all her works it will probably be the only one I will reread in the future.
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And those are my answers for the Coffee Book Tag. Want to answer the questions but haven’t been tagged? Take this as me tagging you and leave a comment or link to your post below!