Monday, October 12, 2015

The Lunar Chronicles Book Tag

taking place here

I've been doing really well posting for this read along (yay, me!) but this month it was like 'zap! no more ideas.' (All the ideas I've been working on are being saved for my little pre-release Winter party.) So, I wanted to do this tag anyway - though when I still thought I might come up with something for Cress, I thought this would be awesome to add to my Winter posts.

Anyhow, this amazing tag was created by Brittany over at The Book Addict's Guide.

CINDER | The cyborg
a book that’s often misunderstood or underappreciated

So, I personally LOVE this book. It's absolutely amazing and even better than I could have ever hoped for. The problem? It is the lowest rated book at Goodreads that got five stars from me. And it's still a new book, so you all need to read it and love it and rate it so we can bring the rating up. Not getting pushy or anything. Nope, totally getting pushy.

KAI | The prince
a book about royals/royalty

Its even got royalty in the title. Seriously, this wasn't the book I would have went with, but all the other ones I've read recently with royalty turned out kind of bad. And I LOVE royalty in my books. Anyway, there are plenty of royals in this little book - a trend that doesn't seem to be stopping in the next in the series.

ADRI | The evil stepmother
a book with a horrible/cringe-worthy parent

The mother in this book basically told her adult daughter that she was flighty and selfish because she didn't want to give the man that broke their engagement (still don't know how) a second chance and said daughter was also told off because it didn't take her long enough, apparently, to find a new suitor. The mother also could be a poster parent for how to give your children eating disorders and body image problems. (Seriously though, I'd rather talk about the cringe-worthy children, because I've sure come across several recently.)

IKO | The spunky sidekick
a book with your favorite happy-go-lucky character

It's not that Carol is an airhead - although she kind of is - but she seems much more concerned about getting a boyfriend (a specific one, I might add) and things like food than the actual rescue at hand. However, she does come through when she's needed and can totally be counted on to lighten the mood. (And I have described the kind of sidekick I want to have.)

SCARLET | The rescuer
a book with a character on a mission

The mission: one heist that could set them up for life. If they survive the job. No, seriously, Loch is trying to get revenge/justice on the man that framed her and threw her into an 'inescapable' prison and stole a priceless manuscript from her family. However, the really fun part of the book is all the myriad ways the mission can (and does) go wrong.

WOLF | The fighter
a book with a brutal fight (with words or fists)

Okay, to be clear, I totally don't like brutal fights in my books. However, I am totally limiting this to books I actually like (except the bitch of a mother - which I've read hardly any books with truly awful parents) and I do recall some violence in these books. Though I totally need to reread them because, sadly, I can't remember. And they're are probably much less violent than you're thinking.

LEVANA | The villain
a book with the absolute worst villain

I decided to go with the villain in this book (nope, totally not going to say who) because they are a truly evil, manipulative villain. The amount of horrible things this villain does definitely leaves me saying 'no rehabilitation' and I dearly love villains that get their story told and/or are sympathetic.

THRONE | The rascal
a book with the biggest schmoozer

Let it be known that I love characters who never shut up as well as the 'rogue' character classes. That being said, this actually took some thought, because I wanted to make sure I got the perfect character for this. Well, with Maldynado Montichelu, I did. He was born into a wealthy, military family (basically the best families in this world) but didn't like - well, pretty much anything about it. He left, changed his last name (formerly Marblecrest) and when the main character finds him, he is *ahem* selling his wares as an 'escort.' (And what's the male equivalent of a call girl? Because I think he was that, too.) His self-admitted reason for doing the hero bit, even when it risks his neck? Because he wants a statue of himself in the capital city. (He also has a very unfortunate taste in hats.)

CRESS | The hacker
a book about technology, or sci-fi

So... This is a book about a luxury spaceliner getting destroyed (who would name their spaceship Icarus?) and the two people that escape to a mysterious planet. While the sci-fi in here isn't exactly what I'd call 'hard,' it is very well done and interesting and of huge importance to the story.

ERLAND | The doctor
a book with an illness or revolving around medical issues

I don't actually read books about medical issues or illness. (That's because I'm a bit of a hypochondriac - but also because I want my books to be fun and, usually, those books aren't.) However, this book focuses on a comet born plague that attacks an adults respiratory and neurological systems. It also is about over two hundred teens being humanity's last hope and set off on a spaceship for a trip to a new home. (Which is why, out of desperation, I switched which category this book was in.)

WINTER | The unsound mind
a book with the craziest character you’ve ever read

Can you define what you mean by 'crazy?' While I don't think Tremaine Valiarde is crazy in quite the same way I think Winter will be - then again, I don't believe I've ever read about someone that is - she has her own set of mental issues. When we first meet her, she is studying up on poisons that will bring about a verdict of 'natural causes' as opposed to suicide, accident or murder. She definitely has other traits that pop up throughout the series that leaves those around her (and sometimes herself) questioning her mental health.

JACIN | The soldier
a book with a military theme

Military sci-fi? That totally works, right? Anyway, this book's got a multiple race military (called the Confederation) to fight against the alien force that's pretty much fighting everyone and everything they come across.

Oooh, I think this might have been the longest tag I've done yet. Anyhow, it was a lot of fun and I tag anyone that had read The Lunar Chronicles! (Seriously, I'd tag everyone else, too, but I don't think you'd get quite as much out of it.)