Hello, folks, and welcome back to another book tag! Today’s tag is called the Hamilton Book Tag, taking prompts from everyone’s (some people’s?) favorite musical. The original creator is Maureen Keevy, and you can see her video in the prior link.
Also, there’s a spoiler warning for the 14th prompt (Stay Alive: a character you wish was still alive); it pertains to characters in Harry Potter, particularly in Order of the Phoenix and The Deathly Hallows. Please skip over it if you don’t want to be spoiled.
Alright, without further ado, let’s get into it!
1. The Room Where It Happens: a book world you would put yourself in
I would most likely die within the first hour I plop in, but the GrishaVerse world??? Yes, please. I wanna dick around with Kaz and the crew. Granted, like I said before, I would probably die, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take.
2. The Schuyler Sisters: an underrated female character
Maybe I’m looking in the wrong areas of the Internet, but where is the love for Luna Lovegood? I love her in the books, and I love her in the movies. Her eccentricity is fascinating, and she always seems to be positive or think of problems in a different perspective. I even have a cute Funko Pop! of her (thought I would kill for the exclusive one of her in the lion hat, just saying).
3. My Shot: a character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them
This prompt was made for Adelina Amouteru from Marie Lu’s The Young Elites trilogy. She is a phenomenal anti-hero/grey character/whatever you want to call her. At first, she starts out as someone who isn’t quite sure what to do, but very quickly she becomes someone who knows what she needs to do. She refuses to let anything stop her, and she won’t let anyone stand in her way.
4. You’ll Be Back: sassiest villain
This is a bit of a reach, but I’m going to say Larten Crepsley. He becomes more of a protagonist as the series goes on, but in the beginning, he was more of an antagonist/villain for Darren. And over the course of the series, I love his humor. From what I remember, it’s very dry and sarcastic, and I think that definitely fits him as a character.
5. Non-Stop: a series you marathoned
The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan! I read all of them, one after another, within the month of February this year. I had a six-hour shift on Sundays at the front desk at my resident hall, 8:00pm-2:00am, so it was really easy for me to read them all within a matter of weeks. I adored this series, probably more than Percy Jackson, I think.
6. Satisfied: favorite book with multiple POVs
Y’all…just. Just look at the name of this blog. It’s right in the name. You folks should know this. But for those of you who may not…. SIX OF CROWS BY LEIGH BARDUGO, PLEASE AND THANK YOU. I’m probably going to re-read it again later this year, if I can squeeze it in on my winter break in December.
7. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: a book/series that will be remembered throughout history
It’s hard to say because what’s popular now may not be popular ten, twenty, thirty years from now. This seems like a bit of a cop-out, but I suppose Harry Potter? The way I see it is if it lasted this long, then it might as well last forever. It’s been around for over twenty years, so. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
8. Helpless: a relationship you were rooting for from the start
Kaz and Inej deserve good health, happiness, and calmness and nothing else. That’s it, that’s all I got.
9. Ten Dual Commandments: favorite fight scene
Near the end of The Hunger Games, where Peeta and Katniss were on top of the cornucopia as the dogs surrounded it, along with the other tribute. I was on the edge of my seat as I was listening to that scene, holy wow. It was good, though, I really liked the suspense of it all.
10. Say No To This: a guilty pleasure read
Without a doubt, the TMI books. I only read through three, but they’re probably my most guilty guilty pleasure. I don’t care for the writing or the characters, but the world intrigues me enough to stick around.
11. What Comes Next: a series you wish had more books
If I say Six of Crows, that would just be cliche and overused. True, but overused nonetheless. I’m going to have to say The Young Elites. While I really enjoyed the ending, I just really want just one or two more books to solidify it all. Mostly because I don’t really like open-ended endings, but. Well. Here we are.
12. Right Hand Man: favorite brotp
Hazel, Piper, and Annabeth from The Heroes of Olympus. Throughout the latter half of the series, when everyone was together, I really enjoyed all of the snark and friendship that emerged, especially between these three girls. I will always be here for the girl friendships, especially since there always seems to be the trope of girls trying to one up each other all the time. It’s just nice to see them support each other, you know?
13. What’d I Miss?: a book or series you were late to reading
Is “all of them” an acceptable answer? I rarely read books right when they come out and when the hype is new and exciting. But I guess one of the specific ones is the The Hunger Games trilogy. Considering the excitement and the popularity peaked when I was in seventh and eighth grade (six to seven years ago), I think I miss the hype train on this one. But that’s alright; I still really enjoy the series.
14. Stay Alive: a character you wish was still alive (ONCE AGAIN, SPOILER WARNING FOR HARRY POTTER)
Fucking Sirius Black and Remus Lupin. I’m still angry about their deaths, and I always will be. Bah humbug.
15. Burn: the most heartbreaking end to a relationship
I can’t actually think of a sad ending to a relationship, to be honest. Unless there’s a really obvious one that I can’t remember at the moment. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
16. The Reynolds Pamphlet: a book with a twist you didn’t see coming
I’m just going to say that the entirety of Crooked Kingdom was a twist I didn’t see coming. Like. For real. I have no idea what was going to happen in that book 90% of the time.
In terms of tagging, if you want to do this, consider yourself tagged! I hope you folks enjoyed reading, and I would love to hear your thoughts, either on my own choices or what you would’ve picked for the prompts!
Until next time~