By: Cait Marie
I’m obsessed with all things Shadowhunters. You know this. I know this. My cat knows this. It’s my thing. If you want more of an explanation on why these books and characters mean so much to me, check out my review for The Red Scrolls of Magic.
Stephanie over at Books in the Skye created this tag and I am so excited! For those who don’t know, we are currently doing a year-long read-a-long of all the books (#READShadowhunters). It started this month, and we’re just finishing up the first book, Clockwork Angel, so there’s plenty of time to catch up! Check out the details here.
Now, let’s jump into the tag! First, the rules:
- Copy and paste these rules.
- Choose a rune and explain your choice before moving on to the rest of the tag.
- Tag whomever you want.
- Link back to Stephanie’s original post.
- Link back to this post so I can see your answers! I love reading them!
Choose Your Rune
This is such a hard choice! Ultimately, I think I’d choose fearless because I hate being afraid. I’ve been afraid of things my whole life and it’s the worst. Also, the part when Alec gets the fearless rune in (I think) City of Glass is my favorite. It cracks me up every time and I love it.
Quod in te est, prome
“Bring forth what is in you”
A book where the hero realizes their own strength
Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi
It’s no secret that I wasn’t a fan of Juliette the first time I read the first book. I did love how much she grew as a character, though. By the time we reach the third book, Ignite Me, she really owns her strength.
Nee spe, nec metu
“Without hope or fear”
A book where nothing seemed like it was going to work out
The Fates Divide – Veronica Roth
Without giving too much away, there are “fates” prophesied and, no matter what, they always come true. It was seen that a character would die in the service of the enemy family. So, basically, I was an anxious mess throughout the duology, especially given Roth’s past books…
Full review of both books here.
Quis contra nos?
“Who is against us?”
A book with the best villain
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
I’m still not okay after the plot twist betrayal of all betrayals. My heart hurts and it was so hard to hate the person, even though they were evil. It wasn’t their fault! Sorry, trying not to spoil the first book.
Review of War Storm here.
Lex malla lex nulla
“A bad law is no law”
A book with the best rebellion
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
I have to go with the OG rebellion that still blows my mind. Actually, a song from the soundtrack just played on shuffle. THG is still very prominent in my life.
“Victory is the boundary”
A book with the best battle scene
The Gates of Golorath – R.M. Garino
I read a lot of books with battles and it was really hard to pick one, but this series is full of awesome fighting. The first scene that came to mind when I read this prompt was the one at the end of book one, where the Pride is fighting wave after wave of shrulks. It was intense and awesome.
Ingenium superat vires
“Genius overcomes strength”
A book where the character relies on their brain
Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
Yes, there’s magic, but without Hermione’s intelligence throughout the series, Harry and Ron would not have made it passed book one. Just sayin’.
“Though struck I am raised”
A book that emotionally messed with you
Empire of Storms – Sarah J. Maas
Anybody surprised? Probably not. This is always the book I list for this type of category. It destroyed me. I’ve never experienced such a traumatic cliffhanger in my life.
“When pressed down, it raises itself again”
A series where the sequel was better
A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J. Maas
Oh, look, another not-surprising answer. I’m obsessed with this book. Not only was it better than the first, it became one of my favorite books of all-time. It’s fantastically wonderful. I suggest this series to people just so they read the second book.
What are some of your answers?
Want any of the books listed above? Find copies here:
- The Red Scrolls of Magic*
- Clockwork Angel*
- The Mortal Instruments series*
- Shatter Me series*
- Carve the Mark*
- The Fates Divide*
- Red Queen*
- The Hunger Games*
- The Gates of Golorath
- Harry Potter series*
- Throne of Glass series*
- A Court of Thorns and Roses*
- A Court of Mist and Fury*
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