Hello Fellow Readers,

I hope you are having a lovely weekend so far. I am attempting another book tag, and I am particularly excited about this one as it is about my favourite series ever!! Haha! Throne of Glass. I am absolutely obsessed with this series, I could talk about it for hours.

Thank you so much Riddhi @Whispering Stories for tagging me in this one!

So, let’s get started.

Lysandra: A book with a cover change you loved

I think this is An Ember in the Ashes. When I joined the bandwagon and started worshipping Sabaa Tahir for the pain given to me while reading this series, I was glad they changed the covers. I like the latest one more. To clarify, I am talking about the UK version! Not the US one.

Abraxos: A book that’s better on the inside than it looks on the outside

Captive Prince Trilogy – I am talking about one of the first editions in 2015, not all the post one that came out in 2018. That trilogy is everything, I still can’t find anything that beats it. I know it’s quite violent and it’s for a very small niche group of readers, but I think it’s an amazing fantasy story (not YA).

Erilea: A series with great world-building

I think one of the best world buildings I encountered in my reading journey was To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. It’s a short The Little Mermaid retelling which I can’t recommend enough. I know she mentioned she was working on a small project about this world but I am not sure if this is still in the works.

Rifthold: A book that combines genres

Sorry, I am going to sound very redundant here, but this is the first book that comes to my mind: These Violent Delights. It’s a romance, it’s a mystery, it’s horror, it’s a retelling, it’s fantasy… it’s got it all and it’s such a great story.

Damaris: A book based on/inspired by a myth/legend

Uhmm… there are so many. I guess I will go with the first one that comes to my mind: The Guinevere Deception. This is based on King Arthur legend. I am quite obsessed with this legend, and I wish to find a very good retelling. I am also one of those few people who loved Guy Ritchie‘s movie.

Kaltain Rompier: A book with an unexpected twist

Now I am going to sound like the dumbest reader ever, and it’s going to be difficult to explain without giving out spoilers, but that scene between Adam and Ronan in The Raven King (the fourth book of The Raven Cycle), well… I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t even notice the signs here and there. I want to think that I owe it to Maggie Stiefvater’s talent. It’s the only series I ever binge read. I want to think I was so enthralled with the story that I didn’t notice the… background developments.

Assassin’s Keep: A book with an unreliable narrator

Uhmm… this is a difficult one. The first title that comes to my mind is Vicious by V.E. Schwab. Not a massive fan, but I appreciated how you couldn’t entirely rely on Victory’s POV. Isn’t it? Sorry, it’s been a while. If I just wrote a lot of crap, forgive me.

Asterin Blackbeak: A book that’s got SQUAD GOALS

Aurora Rising and Aurora Burning. Oh my gosh! I can’t wait to read the third book of this fantastic sci-fi. The ending of book two left me in the darkness and my jaw dropped. I love all the characters of this series.

Terrasen: A book that feels like home

And you know what I am going to say… Throne of Glass, the first book of the series. It’s just perfection. That book represents so much for me. I started reading this series in a very dark period in my life and it was just the right book to brighten up my day, Celaena giving me the strength to go on and fight.

Aelin Ashryver Galathynius: A book with the power to destroy you

The second half of Crown of Midnight – the second book of Throne of Glass. I am sorry to be redundant and so boring, without bringing new titles to the game. But the pain I felt after ending that book… Yes, Sarah J. Maas destroyed me with that book.

Manon Blackbeak: A book that intimidated you

The Priory of the Orange Tree. It’s massive, it’s heavy and it was a hardback copy. I read it last February and I am so glad I did because it’s a masterpiece and there are no other words to describe it. It’s the most feminist thing you can read after The Lord of The Rings. The extensive research behind this story is massive and Samantha Shannon is a phenomenal writer.

Rowan Whitethorn: A book that makes you swoon

Ignite Me – the third book of the Shatter Me series. I am so weak for Warner, he is my second fictional bookish boyfriend and I went crazy every time he said “My love” to Juliette. Also the romance in that series is absolutely the best if you love enemies-to-lovers trope.

Chaol Westfall: A book that challenged you to see things differently

The ARC/book I am reading now – Game Changer by Neal Shusterman. This story is really provocative considering 2020 with all its shit, it challenges the reader’s perspective and beliefs, and I am expecting lots of debates when it comes out. As a white privileged reader I was challenged to question certain personal life choices, but I wonder how the black and/or LGBT+ community will interpret this book.

Fleetfoot: A book that you received as a gift

Michelle Obama’s Becoming, which I haven’t read yet (SHAME!) Why? Because it’s in my native language – Italian – and I am having a massive mental block to deal with anything in my mother tongue, books, movies, TV shows and even text messages. I sometimes use English even with my best (Italian) friend. This happens when you leave your mother country at a young age and come back only for short visit (13 years ago).

Eye of Elena: A book you found right when you needed it

The One-Hundred-Year-Old Man (Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared). I read this book when my grandpa was diagnosed with dementia. The hilarity of this story and the strength and witness of the main character helped me to process the most unhappy moments of that period.

Dorian: A book that is secretly magical

Excel for Dummies? 😂😂 Guys, I’m sorry I don’t know!! I think every book is magical, I kept thinking about a specific book for this question, but I can’t pinpoint to a specific title, so for the moment I’ll stick to my answer.

I’m done with this fantastic tag!! Thanks again Riddhi for tagging me. I don’t know how many of you have read Throne of Glass so if you have and you loved it you are automatically tagged.

Thanks for reading!!