Today is Thursday, which means its tag day! This week I’m doing the Cake Book Tag. I saw this tag on Danni’s blog, and I decided that I had to join in because cake is delicious!
Chocolate Cake: A Dark Book You Absolutely Love
The first book that popped into my mind when I read this question is The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips. I was fortunate enough to be a part of The Ultimate Blog tour for this book, and I fell in love with it. Even though beasts wanting to eat children is pretty dark, this book was just so much fun, and it reminded me why I want to read more Middle-Grade books.
Vanilla Cake: A Light Read
Even though the book itself is a bit on the larger side, I thought The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren was a light read. Between the enemies-to-lovers romance and the tropical setting, it’s the kind of book that I just flew through and devoured in a day.
Red Velvet: A Book That Gave You Mixed Emotions
I thought that The Forgotten Home Child by Genevieve Graham was an emotional roller coaster. One moment, my heart was breaking for the characters because of all of the terrible things they endured; on the other hand, I felt so much joy when one of the characters had a win or a moment of happiness.
Cheesecake: A Book You Would Recommend to Anyone
Right now, I can’t stop recommending The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes! I thought that this book was difficult to put down because it had a little bit of everything! It had some romance, some mystery, some adventure and a bunch of compelling characters that I couldn’t get enough of.
Coffee Cake: A Book You Started but Never Finished
Back in April, I started reading Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich, and I couldn’t finish it. I wanted to like it because I like the soundtrack to the musical, but with everything going on in the world at the time (and currently), I just had to put it down and give up on it.
Carrot Cake: A Book with Great Writing
This might make me a bad reader and reviewer, but I don’t pay much attention to the writing quality when I read a book. Even though I love words and will pick apart a sentence to see if there’s a deeper meaning in the person’s word choice, writing has never been a creative pursuit that I’m good at. I’ll notice if the writing in a book is outright bad, but otherwise, the quality of the writing goes right over my head. One thing that I do notice though is a great opening line, and a recent read with an intriguing opening line is The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar.
Tiramisu: A Book That Left You Wanting More
For this question, I’m going to pick May Day by Josie Jaffrey. Vampires usually aren’t my thing, but the web of conspiracies in this book and the tension between some of the characters makes me want to dive into the next book as soon as it’s available.
Cupcakes: A Series With 4+ Books
The first series that came to mind when I read this question was the Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro. I enjoyed reading about Charlotte and Jamie’s adventures in this series, and even though the last book wasn’t my favourite, I’m glad it exists because it wrapped up everything nicely.
Fruit Cake: A Book That Wasn’t What You Anticipated
Frankly in Love by David Yoon was absolutely not what I was expecting. The book was marketed as a fake-dating romantic comedy, and even though I’ve erased most of the plot from my memory, I can say that it definitely was not what I was expecting.
Anyone who wants more cake in their life or who has wanted to scream with frustration over the block editor!
I’ve been wanting to read the Charlotte Holmes series. They look fun and like good palate cleansers between heavy books.