Hello, everyone! It’s been an incredibly busy few months (I can’t believe it’s November already?), but I’m finally going to catch up with a few posts! Today I have the Cliché Book Tag, which Siobhan at Novelties tagged me for literally months ago. I always love doing tag posts, and I promise to catch up on them all at some point! Without further ado, here is the Cliché Book Tag!
Actions Speak Louder Than Words | A Book That Wasn’t or Couldn’t Be Better Than The Movie
Hmmm… I’ll be honest, I don’t know that I’ve seen any book to movie adaptations where the movie was better. I’m going to say Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an incredible movie that no book could do justice. There is the screenplay adaptation, which was unique to read, but the movie is a thousand times better. It’s just such an incredible world, especially inside Newt’s case, and descriptions would not be nearly as effective as visuals!
The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side | A Rags-to-Riches Or Riches-to-Rags Story
I’m having a tough time thinking of anything for this one… but the only thing that comes to mind is The Selection. America is chosen to be a potential match for the Prince, and she goes from her normal, everyday life to one of lavish royalty.
The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree | A Parent-Child Relationship That You Love
Percy Jackson and his mom, Sally, have the best relationship! I know they don’t always see eye to eye, particularly in the case of Gabe at first, but Sally always has Percy’s best interests at heart. Everything she does is to protect him and to ensure that he has the best life despite the circumstances.
You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover | A Great Book That Needs a Better Cover
It’s been quite a while since I last read any of the books in the Virals series, but I loved them back when I first read them. They have updated the covers so they all match, and the one shown is the original one. However, I’m not personally a fan of either choice, but the story was wonderful!
You Can’t Please Everyone | A Book You Hate That Everyone Loves
Oh, boy. Unfortunately, I have a lot of these. For this instance, I will go with A Court of Thorns and Roses knowing fully that the vast majority of readers probably just gasped. I just didn’t really find it that interesting, and I felt the writing was a bit boring.
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger | What’s A Book That Made You A Better Person For Having Read It
You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman is the most relatable story about high school that I have ever read. It is the story that I wish I had when I felt like the world would come crashing down if my grades slipped. Even in college, I can still relate to the academic pressures and the feeling that you have to know exactly what you want out of life. I hope to have a review up soon!
Love is Blind | A Book with a Disabled Character or Actual Blind Love
I always seem to manage to fit The Lunar Chronicles into every post I write, so this one must be no different! Captain Thorne becomes blind in an accident, and he learns to survive in the desert while relying on Cress. Of course, he begins to fall in love with her, but he did without even knowing what she looked like!
Ignorance is Bliss | A Book That Is Bad But You Just Don’t Want to Admit It
I’m also struggling with this prompt. Renegades was by no means bad, but it was definitely not my favorite Marrisa Meyer book. I want to love all of her books, but unfortunately, I just didn’t enjoy this one as much as I hoped. That said, Archenemies was much better, and I’m still holding out hope for Supernova!
There is No Time Like the Present | What Is Your Favorite Contemporary Book?
As of right now, Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi. I just adore the characters and the reality of their situations. Plus, it was great to read about older, college-aged teens!
Better Safe Than Sorry | A Book You Don’t Want to Read in case It’s Bad
Basically every hyped book ever… but right now I’m reading Rebel by Marie Lu, which is probably my most anticipated book of ever! And I’m ecstatic to finally be reading it, but I’m also stressed because what if it doesn’t live up to the original Legend trilogy? I adore the first three so much, and I don’t want this book to affect my love for them!
Let’s chat! What are some of your lesser-known book thoughts? Are you ever worried about hyped books being a disappointment?