You’re Not Good Enough Book Tag

Hey Book Nerds! I was planning to post my review for Clockwork Prince today, but I felt like doing a tag. Not just any tag, though. A tag where you get to pick characters and pick them over another character. And, guess what tag that is?! The “You’re Not Good Enough Tag!” I’ve been wanting to do this one for such a long time but every time I plan to do it, I get too lazy to cut up paper and pick a bunch of characters. But, today was the exact opposite. I sort of had a plan to just sit and read all day, but I ended up making pancakes, having a big photoshoot, cleaning the majority of my room, rearranging my clothes and then I decided to do this too. So yea, my lazy Sunday turned into a very productive Sunday!

This tag was created by ReadLikeWildfire and Beccathebookreviewer. Basically all you have to do is pick 30 characters, write them out on pieces of paper, put them into a jar (hat, cup, etc.) and then pull them out in pairs. Then you just answer all 15 of the questions. Sounds simple, right? Let’s get into it!

20170226_201612[1].jpgSTEP 1: FIND A CUP

I am a very frequent Starbucks drinker, so how could I not do this tag with one of them! I saved a bunch of the 2016 Christmas cups and picked one of the ones that wouldn’t make my books fall of my shelf. Yes, I do actually use these as book ends for my shelf. They are perfect and if you are an avid Starbucks-goer, they are easy access too! If you don’t have any cups like this you could definitely grab a little jar, a hat, a mug, a bowl, or even a bag. Anything really!

STEP 2: PICK YOUR CHARACTERS

This is the cool part about this whole tag. Literally, no one will have the same characters as you. So, your tag will be unique to your blog. My biggest tip when picking characters is to look at your bookshelf and just let the names come to you. Some of the characters I have chosen are from novels that I read years ago. But, their names came to me before others so I used them anyways.

STEP 3: LET’S PLAY

** I picked my pairs before looking at the questions, but you could pick them as you do the tag if you want.**

ROUND 1: YOU ONLY HAVE ONE MORE SPOT ON YOUR SPELLING B TEAM, WHO WOULD YOU PICK TO COMPLETE YOUR TEAM?

Alec Lightwood (The Mortal Instruments) or Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

Definitely Hermione. She is a genius! Although I do believe that Alec would be an amazing addition to the team, we would thrive with Hermione. She would bring our team to #1!

ROUND 2: BOTH CHARACTERS WANT TO KILL YOU, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU KILL FIRST SO YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF SURVIVING?

Will Herondale (The Infernal Devices) or Daemon Black (Lux)

How did this even happen?? Why?? How could I ever kill one of them. Ahh my loves. If I really had to choose, I would pick Will. Daemon was my first book boyfriend so I would much rather NOT kill him. And even, it would be a bit easier to kill a seraph blade baring Shadowhunter, than it would be to kill a light manipulating alien.

ROUND 3: YOU’RE ON THE BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE AND YOU’RE DOWN TO THESE TWO CHARACTERS, WHICH ONE ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE YOUR ROSE TO?

Iko (The Lunar Chronicles) or Emma Carstairs (The Dark Artifices)

Omg WHYYY?!? I think I will choose Iko. Not that I don’t love Emma Carastairs but, how could you not pick Iko?? She’s just the cutest little robot ever!!

ROUND 4: YOU’VE BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE HUNGER GAMES, WHO WOULD MOST LIKELY VOLUNTEER IN YOUR PLACE?

Savannah Diamond (The Secret Diamond Sisters) or Ezra Mason (Illuminae)

Probably Ezra. Savannah would be to busy dying her hair, putting on makeup or painting her nails to even bother thinking about the Hunger Games. But, Ezra is a man. And although he has the nerves to break up with his girlfriend (Most men do haha) he would probably be more like Katniss than Gale.

ROUND 5: YOU’RE STRANDED ON AN ISLAND. WHICH CHARACTER WOULD YOU SACRIFICE TO ENGAGE IN CANNIBALISM?

Simon Lewis (The Mortal Instruments) or Noah Hutchins (Pushing The Limits)

Umm, I think Simon would enjoy it. You know, being a vampire and everything. And, I don’t think I could ever sacrifice precious Noah for anything. He’s gone through too much to have to be sacrificed for this!

ROUND 6: YOU’RE THE NEXT DC/MARVEL SUPERHERO (WITH YOUR OWN TV SHOW OF COURSE), WHO IS YOUR SIDEKICK?

Aelin Ashryver Galathynius (Throne Of Glass) or Patch (Hush, Hush)

Ummm, AELIN!! She is seriously the most badass fictional character I have ever read. Like, how cool would it be: Alaina and Aelin. OKAY, maybe it doesn’t sound as cool as Batman and Robin but, I tried. Anyways, Aelin’s fire powers would be super cool.

ROUND 7: YOU’RE A MANAGER OF AN AVOCADO ADMIRING COMPANY, WHO WOULD YOU FIRE FOR LACK OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS?

Maia Roberts (The Mortal Instruments) or Blake Saunders (Lux)

Blake Saunders. I think I would actually fire him for being such a good DB. But really, I don’t think I could ever work with him. Maia on the other side, would be that model who takes tumblr photos with the avocados.

ROUND 8: YOU’VE JUST FINISHED A BOOK IN WHICH YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER DIES, WHICH CHARACTER IS MOST LIKELY TO COMFORT YOU?

Kaidan Rowe (The Sweet Series) or Rowan Whitethorn (Throne Of Glass)

Can I say both? How the heck do you choose one out of both of these sincere men? Yes, th can be cocky at times, but they are both such amazing characters! I can’t help butchoose both. I have blonde hair, close enough to Anna’s and Aelin’s.

ROUND 9: UGH, IT’S HIGH SCHOOL. WHO WOULD MOST LIKELY BE PART OF THE POPULAR CLIQUE?

Blue Sargent (The Raven Cycle) or Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy)

Probably Rose. Well, unless the popular clique is four guys who are searching for ley lines. But, Rose just seems like she would be a popular, party girl. Although, she is a bit busy saving Lissa.

ROUND 10: THE DAY HAS ARRIVED; YOU’RE FINALLY A YEAR OLDER! WHO WOULD HAVE THE NERVE TO FORGET YOUR BIRTHDAY?

Chaol Westfall (Throne Of Glass) or Feyre Archeron (A Court Of Thorns And Roses)

I really don’t think either would. But if there was ever a case where this would happen, it would be Chaol. Feyre may be a hunter, but she has that kind side of her that would never forget a birthday! Chaol on the other hand, who really knows with him.

ROUND 11: YOU’VE JUST FOUND AN UPCOMING BOOKTUBER, WHO WOULD IT MOST LIKELY BE?

Mallory Dodge (The Problem With Forever) or Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)

Ummm, LUUUNNNAAAA! I think it is quite obvious. Luna is such a great character overall. She has that “you WILL like me” side of her. AND even, Mallory doesn’t really talk. I don’t think you would even get her to talk in front of a camera.

ROUND 12: SLEEPOVER TIME! UNFORTUNATELY, YOU CAN ONLY INVITE ONE PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE?

Tessa Gray (The Infernal Devices) or Lilac  LaRoux (The Starbound Trilogy)

I really don’t have an answer for this one. Tessa wouldn’t be too… lively of a person to be at a sleepover with. And Lilac would probably just complain a lot. So yea, I choose no one. Where the heck is Dee black when I really need her?

ROUND 13: BAM! YOU’RE PREGNANT, WHO’S THE FATHER/MOTHER?

Ronan Lynch (The Raven Cycle) or Lucinda ‘Luce’ Price (Fallen)

OOOHH, lets go with Ronan. He was that brooding, swoony, cocky bad boy that you can’t help but love. And if I was pregnant, the mother definitely wouldn’t be Luce.

ROUND 14: YOU’VE JUST WRITTEN A SUPER IMPORTANT TEXT. WHO WOULD “SEE” IT, BUT NOT REPLY?

Hardin Scott (After) or Katy Swartz (Lux)

Hardin. He wouldn’t even answer it after a month of it being on his phone. No, he’d actually be most likely to delete it. Katy, on the other hand, would obviously reply right when she sees it.

ROUND 15: YOU’VE JUST WOKEN UP AND IT’S TIME FOR BREAKFAST. YOUR MUM’S BEEN REPLACED BY… WHO?

Daniel Altan ‘Day’ Wing (Legend Trilogy) or Mia Hall (If I Stay)

I’m really hoping that it would be Mia. She would make me coffee (not decaf lol) and chocolate chip pancakes. Day probably would just give me an apple.

That’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed this post. Be sure to continue the tag and do your own version of it on your blog! Don’t forget to like, comment and follow.

Happy Reading!

~Alaina

A Very Late Top 5 Wednesday: Books To Get You Out Of A Reading Slump

Hey Book Nerds! So, my busy life has kept me from posting the last few days, and I even missed out on posting my weekly “Top 5 Wednesday”. But, I went and looked at this week’s topic and I couldn’t help but post it late! So, this week’s topic, (as you can see by the title) is books to get you out of a reading slump. I absolutely love recommending books for book slumps! I struggled with so many book slumps last year and over that time, I was able to find some amazing books to get out of a reading slumps. SO here are my top 5!

  1. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
    This is was the BEST book for me to get out of a reading slump! It is such a fun and easy read for those tough and frustrating book slumps. It’s written through files and videos, unlike a normal chapter book. The format makes it a little easier to read in those hard times. And even, half the book is pictures. Yay for pictures.

    This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

    The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

    But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

  2. Obsidian (Lux, #1)Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    Okay, I may’ve just added this because I love it so much. But, I swear this book is fantastic! It is super entertaining and features a certain very hot man. *HINT* his name starts with a “Dae” and ends with a “mon”. But yea. This book features some very sexy aliens and some amazing paranormal elements.

    Starting over sucks.

    When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

    And then he opened his mouth.

    Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

    The hot alien living next door marks me.

    You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

    If I don’t kill him first, that is.

  3. Sweet Evil (The Sweet Series, #1)Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins Ahhh. Another one of my favorite books! This book is seriously magical. I feel like even if you aren’t into the paranormal stuff, you will still love this. It’s basically your everyday YA novel but with some pumped up demons and Nephilim. Like honestly, who doesn’t love a hot, drummer Nephilim.

    Embrace the Forbidden

    What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

    This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
    Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

    Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

  4. The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters, #1)The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
    I know a lot of people enjoy reading fun, fantasy novels to get themselves out of book slumps. And I am totally the same! There’s something about the relief of reading a contemporary book that can bring you out of an evil slump. And even, this one is amazing! It’s fun, flirty, and perfect for those struggling times.

    Three sisters. One billionaire father. What could go wrong?

    Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

    The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad — a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite.

    Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

  5. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    This was another book that actually got me out of a reading slump. I just loved how it was written. It’s not a super intense world like the Throne of Glass books, but it still has those strong fantasy/sci-fi vibes. And you know, I don’t think I can go two weeks without reading a fantasy novel. They’re just too good. And, the benefit with this novel is that it is a re-telling… with a complete spin on the original tale.

    Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.
    Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.
    But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.

That’s it for today! Once again, I’m really sorry that I couldn’t get this up earlier. My schedule will be back to normal in about 2 weeks! But don’t worry, I will still be posting and reading until then. Don’t forget to like, comment, and follow my blog if you enjoy my posts!

Happy Reading!

~Alaina