By: Cait Marie
Hello, hello! I was tagged by Leisha over at Literary Leisha and thought this looked like fun. (I’m not sure who originally came up with the tag, so if you know please comment below!)
Pretty much anything in YA fiction. I tend to prefer fantasy and contemporary. I also love NA romance.
Favorite Male Author(s):
John Green and Adam Silvera (I just realized I don’t read many male authors…)
Favorite Female Author(s):
Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Mass, C.J. Redwine, Tahereh Mafi, and M. Lynn/Michelle MacQueen
What Was Your First Book of 2019?
Ella’s Twisted Senior Year
By Amy Sparling
How Did You Like It?
Honestly, I don’t remember it much. It was a cute YA contemporary, but I wasn’t into contemporaries as much back then. I’d probably enjoy it more now.
What Was Your Last Book of 2018?
By Cassandra Clare
How Did You Like It?
LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It was a re-read, as I was waiting for my copy of Queen of Air and Darkness to arrive for Christmas (which ended up not coming). I listened to the audiobook this time and absolutely loved it. If I wasn’t so emotionally attached to TMI, this would be my favorite Shadowhunter series.
What Do You Look For In A Book/What Makes It Really Stand Out?
It depends on my mood. I like a romance element to a book, even if it’s not the focus. Strong friendships and/or sibling relationships are always good. Most books, unless it’s an author I already know, I judge by covers… I know that’s wrong, but it’s true. The book needs to grab my attention early, too. Especially if it’s fantasy. If it’s bogged down with descriptions, I’ll have a hard time getting through it.
Do You Collect Any Particular Sets/Editions of Books?
I have all the Shadowhunter books, and the first books of Magisterium series. My Cassandra Clare shelf is overflowing. I’m specifically collecting different editions of City of Bones. I have the following four, so if you know where I can get others, besides Book Depository and AbeBooks, let me know! (I know I need the new U.S. version and the black and white one, but any others, please share!)
Do You Prefer Ebooks, Audiobooks, or Physical (Hardback or Paperback?)
I use and love all four. Ebooks and audiobooks are physically easier for me when I’m in bed, which is when most of my reading happens. However, physical books are my favorite. I’m not picky about hardback or paperback, but I prefer a series to be consistent. Even though three of my favorites are not…
Do You Keep Books You Didn’t Like or Get Rid Of Them?
I only buy physical books from authors I already like, or books I know I’m going to like. I am planning an unhaul giveaway for the end of the year though for some of my older books and ones sent to me to review. Saying it now so someone can hold me accountable.
What Literary Character Best Defines You/Do You Best Relate To?
Oh, this is a hard one!! Probably Simon Spier. My favorite Hufflepuff, Panic! at the Disco-loving cinnamon roll was extremely relatable. His personality and way he thinks felt very “me.”