mid-year book freakout tag!

I know I do a lot of tags, but honestly I simply can’t resist doing them, plus, Caro tagged me (!!) so obviously this tag must be done. Also, what am I good for if not flailing about books?

1. Best book you’ve read so far

I didn’t know whether I wanted to count this question as best book PUBLISHED in 2018 or best book I’ve read in 2018, so I’m doing both. I read THE HAZEL WOOD last year, but I just love it so so much I couldn’t not put it on this list. It’s dark and twisty and magical and amazing and oh so good.

The best book I’ve read so far actually in 2018 is probably TO KILL A KINGDOM or SEA WITCH. I loved both of these books so much, I can’t even tell you. TO KILL A KINGDOM was stabby and slow burning and great, and SEA WITCH was a fantastic Ursula origin story that blew me away.

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2. Best sequel you’ve read so far

I don’t read a lot of series in general, so there’s really only one possible answer for this question, and that’s ACOWAR. I reread ACOMAF before finally getting around to ACOWAR in preparation for ACOFAS, and ACOWAR definitely did not disappoint. Even though I didn’t finish ACOFAS because I thought it was really boring and nothing was happening, I still can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series.

 

 

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

Um…try, all of them? I guess if I have to pick just one…A REAPER AT THE GATES would be my pick. I started it a bit the day I started writing this post, but I feel really disoriented in it at the moment and feel like I might have to reread A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, not because I don’t remember enough, but because it feels like such a huge break between the story that I keep worrying I missed something. Plus, it’s nice to read books in a series one after the other.

 

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Again, can I just pick all of them? It changes day to day, but at the time of this post writing, it is JACK OF HEARTS. It’s about a proudly sexually active gay teen who writes a sex advice column and has to figure out who is stalking him and trying to blackmail him into the closet. It sounds like amazing queer fluff thriller and I am so here for it.

 

5. Biggest disappointment 

Oh god, FROM TWINKLE, WITH LOVE definitely has to be the answer for this one. I was so ridiculously excited to read it and then even more excited to get an ARC, but…it was so bad?? I’m honestly still confused as to how Sandhya Menon could write something as amazing as DIMPLE and then write something so terrible. I hated everything about this book, from the writing style to the characters (OMG Twinkle is so annoying) and didn’t even ship the romance. Major thumbs down on this one.

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6. Biggest surprise

I’d have to go with Robyn Schneider’s new book, INVISIBLE GHOSTS. I liked her second book, EXTRAORDINARY MEANS, well enough, but was honestly not expecting greatness from this book. I kind of read it on a whim, and damn, I was blown away. INVISIBLE GHOSTS is about Rose, who sees her brother’s ghost and also other ghosts. She’s thrown for a loop when Jamie, a childhood friend, comes back to town, with an interesting secret of his own. I thought this book was so beautifully written with complex characters and relationships, well-executed paranormal stuff, and a really powerful exploration of grief. I just loved this one.

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7. Favourite new author

I know I’m repeating answers with this question, but I didn’t love another new author as much as I loved Alexandra Christo (TO KILL A KINGDOM) and Sarah Henning (SEA WITCH). They are my new (sea) queens.

 

8/9. Newest favorite character

Probably either Abby from THE SUMMER OF JORDI PEREZ or Alvie from WHEN MY HEART JOINS THE THOUSAND. Abby is a fat lesbian who’s into fashion and I so related to her and wanted to hug her. Alvie from WHEN MY HEART JOINS THE THOUSAND is an autistic teen trying to get emancipated from the state. She’s complex and messy and definitely traumatized, and tries so hard not to be loved. Alvie is for sure the most unique character I’ve read this year and one of the most unique voices I’ve read in a long time.

 

 

10. Book that made you cry

For the most part, I’ve been avoiding serious contemporaries and sad books this year, even though that used to be what I liked to read the most. I think I just have so much going on in my personal life that I don’t want to be overwhelmed while reading also. But anyway. The book that made me the most sad would have to be WHEN MY HEART JOINS THE THOUSAND, which I already talked a little about in the last question. This book is sad for a lot of reasons, but what I found the most heartbreaking other than the intense twist/reveal at the end, was how it was slowly revealed how Alvie’s mother couldn’t accept her daughter because of her autism. She kept talking about how she knew the “real” Alvie was in her, which confused small Alvie and teen Alvie. It was so hard to read about this mother because while it was clear she had her own personal problems, she also didn’t try to understand Alvie as she was as an autistic person.

 

11. Book that made you happy

I just read my first Morgan Matson book, SAVE THE DATE, and goodness, this book made my little heart so very happy. I think it’s really rare that a book just brings pure joy and delight and this was one of those books for me. I adored all the characters and couldn’t wait to get back to reading it every time I had to put it down. This book was just perfection.

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12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year

I’m ashamed to say I haven’t seen any, which is shocking considering how much I was dying to see Love, Simon. I just hardly ever go to the movies and couldn’t get myself to actually go see it. I also really wanted to see A Wrinkle In Time, but I wanted to reread the book first because it’s been so long since I read it.

 

13. Favorite review you’ve written this year

I don’t have a favorite review, mostly because I haven’t written many because I’ve decided for the most part that I’m not going to review on this blog. So my favorite review is that I haven’t written reviews and I don’t pressure myself to write them 🙂

 

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year

It’s a toss-up between Cait’s book, A THOUSAND PERFECT NOTES and Louise O’Neil’s Little Mermaid retelling, THE SURFACE BREAKS. I don’t actually love the cover of Cait’s book, but I love it because it’s her book and it’s just so special to me. THE SURFACE BREAKS has an extremely gorgeous cover, and also has a blue cover underneath with etchings that look like silver scales. I hope the inside is as pretty as the outside!

 

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

For sure THE CRUEL PRINCE, EMERGENCY CONTACT, and I HAVE LOST MY WAY. TCP and IHLMY are two of my most anticipated books of the year, which of course means that I put them off until I don’t read them altogether. I just get so nervous that they’re not going to be as good as I hoped. I wasn’t too excited to get an unsolicited ARC of EMERGENCY CONTACT, but then a bunch of bloggers started raving about it and made me think it’s one I have to read.

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astrothon tbr

Astrothon is a week-long readathon hosted on Instagram by, among others, Fey of Fey’s Bookish World, whose post directed me to this event. Astrothon runs from July 1-8 with various prompts to complete based off of the solar system! Their goal is to read at least four books, but I think I might shoot a little lower and stick with three. You can also combine books for topics with at least 2 books.

Here are some of the books I hope to read for each of the challenges:

 

sun: finish a book in 24 hours

…almost any book

 

mercury: a book with an important message

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I am expecting Maggie Ann Martin’s TO BE HONEST (formerly THE STRUGGLE IS REAL which I liked better) to be a body positivity fest.

 

venus: a book by a female author

Pretty much all YA books, honestly

 

earth: a book you see yourself represented in

I honestly don’t know what to pick for this one? I guess anything queer or having to do with mental illness would count. We’ll see I guess.

 

mars: a book about someone/something lost

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I’ve been debating reading this one since getting my eARC of it, but have been hesitant because it sounds very sad. It’s about three teens who suffer a tragedy and are brought together by music (the synopsis is sort of vague on the details). Marie at Drizzle & Hurricane Books wrote a brief review of it recently that made me want to read it more, so I might still give it a shot.

 

jupiter: a book you can finish in one sitting

…again, almost any book, if I set my mind to it

 

saturn: a book with an eye-catching cover

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This book wasn’t really on my radar until I was pitched an ARC of it and then started seeing super positive reviews of it everywhere. It’s about a texting relationship and social anxiety and other stuff that make me really want to try it.

 

uranus: a character with a cold demeanor

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So many characters from this book fit the bill for this prompt, but especially the Commandant and Helene. I want to reread this book because I just got REAPER and felt a little disoriented when I tried reading it right away. I usually read the previous book in a series when the new book comes out anyway, so it wouldn’t be terrible.

 

neptune: a book with blue on the cover

 

pluto: a book written in a nontraditional format

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I’ve been meaning to read JANE SINNER since before it came out and am kicking myself for not having read it yet. This book is about depression, reality tv, and religion apparently. It’s written in diary format with scripts in the middle.

 

moon: a book in a series

Another book I’ve seen on a ton of blogs is Nora Sakavic’s THE FOXHOLE COURT series. I might start this one because it sounds interesting and is queer. Honestly the queerness is my main motivation to read this series aside from the recs from other bloggers.

 

It’s Pride! proud moments of the month

Since it’s the last week of Pride Month (but never the last week of pride, if we’re being honest, because QUEER PRIDE NEVER STOPS!!), I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from the month relating to queer things and Pride itself:

  • Writing about queer stuff on the blog. Up until this month, I don’t think I really wrote anything about queer books, being queer, or any queer things, really. Doing so made me realize I really want to focus more on queer books and diverse books in general on this blog. I love writing about, researching, and reading anything that has to do with queer stuff, so putting more of a focus for that on the blog makes sense. I definitely enjoyed coming up with topics for my It’s Pride! series, and found it remarkably easy also, which clearly shows that I should be writing about this stuff more often and not just during Pride Month.
  • Creating my Pride tag! I’ve never been brave enough to create my own tag, but I realized I wanted to do one and that Pride was a good theme to start with. It was good practice for writing other tags in the future hopefully, and people seemed to like it a lot, which was very gratifying.
  • Coming out on Facebook. A couple weeks ago, I ended up revealing on my personal Facebook account that in addition to identifying as bisexual/pansexual, which most people already knew, I’ve also been exploring the fact that I might be nonbinary. At this point, I think I’d describe myself as DEMIFLUID, or, I feel like a woman most of the time but sometimes feel like a different gender. For me that usually means that when I feel fluid, I feel like expressing myself in ways that are either hyper feminine, or more on the butch side of things. I wouldn’t say I ever identify as male, but nonbinary-femme and demifluid seem to fit what I feel. Pronouns preferred are she/her or they/them. Honestly I’d probably do they/them more if I could, but not a lot of people respect they/them pronouns and I always worry about being annoying or too demanding or something, even though I know that’s silly.
  • Making my Pride display at the library. I made the LGBT Galaxy, featured below, with planets, stars, and definition flip up parts of queer-relating words. It was the first display that I made really big and bold and creative, and my boss’ boss, who was very critical of my displays when I first started, said she loved it.
  • A girl getting very excited by the display. A couple weeks ago I also had a class visit at the library, and one of the girls in the class was super psyched about the Pride display. She explained what some of the terms meant to the other kids, and when she saw the book ABOUT A GIRL, with two girls kissing on the cover, she immediately picked it up and her whole face lit up and I was very excited. Other kids seemed interested in the books and learning the terms, too, which was really amazing for me.

 

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Books featured:

  • About A Girl
  • Ramona Blue
  • Every Day
  • Adaptation
  • Proxy
  • Ask the Passengers
  • If I Was Your Girl
  • It’s Not Like It’s a Secret
  • None of the Above
  • A Line in the Dark
  • Gallery of Unfinished Girls
  • Grasshopper Jungle
  • Fan Art
  • Beast
  • Autoboyography
  • Two Boys Kissing

Caturday: Turkish Angora

Caturday is an original feature at A Word and a Whisper where I match cat breeds with books that either I’ve read or want to read. This week, I’m featuring the Turkish Angora.

Turkish Angora cat, Felis catus

As you can see from the picture above, Turkish Angoras are very beautiful cats with gorgeous, fluffy white coats. I have secretly always wanted a white kitty, because I find them very pretty. However, my kitties are obviously gorgeous and adorable gems. Anyway.

The Turkish Angora is apparently known for being intelligent and athletic, so the book I’m choosing for it has characters that exhibit both of those characteristics. The book that I’m picking for this cat is on my TBR list, and it’s THE FOXHOLE COURT series by Nora Sakavic. I’ve seen this book all over all of my favorite blogs, and though I am a little skeptical because the cover is dreadful, I trust my fellow bloggers.

Here’s a synopsis from Goodreads:

Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.

Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn’t need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed.

But Neil’s not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil’s new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can’t walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he’s finally found someone and something worth fighting for.

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According to the numerous reviews I’ve read of this book, THE FOXHOLE COURT contains male characters who are soft and lovely and queer. That alone makes me want to read it. Apparently it is sort of New Adult-y because of content, and I’m a little nervous about that because I am not a reader of NA at this point, and honestly am not a huge fan of sexually explicit content. Even reading ACOTAR I feel all blushy inside and I am an enormous fan of that series.

So we will see. Tell me in the comments if you’ve read this series and what your thoughts were on it!!

It’s Pride! queer YA wishlist

As I’ve discussed on some other posts, I myself am a sometimes-writer (aka I write a lot and very diligently for a month, give up halfway through, and don’t write again for another year. Anyway). This means I think even more about what I want in books than if I didn’t write, or at least I think I do. I have a lot of things I’d like to see in queer YA novels, and though I could write some of them if I really set my mind to it in all likelihood, there are certainly others I don’t feel I would be the best fit for. Today, I’m going to share a general list of some of the things I’d like to see in queer YA.

  • a bi person who dates someone of the opposite gender
  • more LGBT stories that don’t revolve around them coming out
  • more trans, nonbinary, and agender stories
  • more queer characters in fantasy and other speculative fiction stories
  • more mentally ill queer characters
  • more groups of queer friends (it’s true; we travel in packs)
  • stories about queer people being happy
  • a stereotypical ya story but the characters are all queer
  • queer love triangles
  • queer insta-love
  • queer witches and mermaids
  • books in unique formats about queer characters
  • more historical novels featuring queer people
  • more queer characters of color
  • more disabled queer people
  • queer people as the “chosen one”

 

What do you want to see in queer YA?

WWW Wednesday \\ 6-20-18

WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words where book bloggers answer these questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What are you reading next?
  • What did you just finish reading?

I don’t do a lot of meme posts but I really like this one because what blogger or booklover in general doesn’t like to talk about the books they’re reading/are going to read? So here’s another WWW Wednesday post…

Currently Reading

Honestly, I’m not sure what I want to start reading. I just finished Morgan Matson’s SAVE THE DATE yesterday, which was simply delightful fluff, and now I feel very motivated to read the other books by her that have been sitting on my unread shelf for years. The characters from THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING made cameos in SAVE THE DATE and I am already intrigued by them, so I am currently leaning toward that.

However, I also just found out that ACE OF SHADES is diverse, which I didn’t know before, and I still have an eARC of DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY that I haven’t read on my Kindle. I just read about that one on Goodreads and now I remember why I wanted to read it in the first place. Plus, I’m kinda in a fantasy mood, so maybe I’ll change my mind and read this one before TUE?

We shall see.

Just Finished

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As I just mentioned, I just finished SAVE THE DATE! This book was so good and exceeded expectations. I was nervous about it a little bit because I don’t typically read books that are 400+ pages, especially contemporaries, but it flew by and was wonderful. This will definitely not be the last Morgan Matson book I read.

Reading Next

I guess what I read next depends on what I decide to start today. If I read the Morgan Matson book, I’ll probably read either DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY or ACE OF SHADES next. I also started A REAPER AT THE GATES yesterday, but felt very disoriented in the story, so I think I’ll feel better if I reread A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT before I get into that one. So it’ll be either Amanda Foody or Sabaa Tahir next.

WWW Wednesday \\ 6-20-18

WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words where book bloggers answer these questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What are you reading next?
  • What did you just finish reading?

I don’t do a lot of meme posts but I really like this one because what blogger or booklover in general doesn’t like to talk about the books they’re reading/are going to read? So here’s another WWW Wednesday post…

Currently Reading

Honestly, I’m not sure what I want to start reading. I just finished Morgan Matson’s SAVE THE DATE yesterday, which was simply delightful fluff, and now I feel very motivated to read the other books by her that have been sitting on my unread shelf for years. The characters from THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING made cameos in SAVE THE DATE and I am already intrigued by them, so I am currently leaning toward that.

However, I also just found out that ACE OF SHADES is diverse, which I didn’t know before, and I still have an eARC of DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY that I haven’t read on my Kindle. I just read about that one on Goodreads and now I remember why I wanted to read it in the first place. Plus, I’m kinda in a fantasy mood, so maybe I’ll change my mind and read this one before TUE?

We shall see.

Just Finished

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As I just mentioned, I just finished SAVE THE DATE! This book was so good and exceeded expectations. I was nervous about it a little bit because I don’t typically read books that are 400+ pages, especially contemporaries, but it flew by and was wonderful. This will definitely not be the last Morgan Matson book I read.

Reading Next

I guess what I read next depends on what I decide to start today. If I read the Morgan Matson book, I’ll probably read either DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY or ACE OF SHADES next. I also started A REAPER AT THE GATES yesterday, but felt very disoriented in the story, so I think I’ll feel better if I reread A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT before I get into that one. So it’ll be either Amanda Foody or Sabaa Tahir next.

WWW Wednesday \\ 6-20-18

WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words where book bloggers answer these questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What are you reading next?
  • What did you just finish reading?

I don’t do a lot of meme posts but I really like this one because what blogger or booklover in general doesn’t like to talk about the books they’re reading/are going to read? So here’s another WWW Wednesday post…

Currently Reading

Honestly, I’m not sure what I want to start reading. I just finished Morgan Matson’s SAVE THE DATE yesterday, which was simply delightful fluff, and now I feel very motivated to read the other books by her that have been sitting on my unread shelf for years. The characters from THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING made cameos in SAVE THE DATE and I am already intrigued by them, so I am currently leaning toward that.

However, I also just found out that ACE OF SHADES is diverse, which I didn’t know before, and I still have an eARC of DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY that I haven’t read on my Kindle. I just read about that one on Goodreads and now I remember why I wanted to read it in the first place. Plus, I’m kinda in a fantasy mood, so maybe I’ll change my mind and read this one before TUE?

We shall see.

Just Finished

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As I just mentioned, I just finished SAVE THE DATE! This book was so good and exceeded expectations. I was nervous about it a little bit because I don’t typically read books that are 400+ pages, especially contemporaries, but it flew by and was wonderful. This will definitely not be the last Morgan Matson book I read.

Reading Next

I guess what I read next depends on what I decide to start today. If I read the Morgan Matson book, I’ll probably read either DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY or ACE OF SHADES next. I also started A REAPER AT THE GATES yesterday, but felt very disoriented in the story, so I think I’ll feel better if I reread A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT before I get into that one. So it’ll be either Amanda Foody or Sabaa Tahir next.

thinkin bout the blog…

No, no, I’m not quitting already or taking a hiatus (woohoo, consistently blogging since mid-March!!). I just want to share some of the things I’m thinking about doing with this blog going forward. I have a lot of ideas and want to write them down somewhere, and where better to do it than on the blog so I can share and also hopefully get some feedback?

Here’s what I’m thinking:

  • Only giving full reviews to diverse books. Diversity in YA is something that’s super important to me, and I’ve been thinking that I’d really like this blog to reflect that. I don’t do a whole lot of reviews on this blog in general, but I think I might want to make it a policy to only give full-length reviews to diverse books. I’ll definitely still do recommendation or want-to-read posts about other books, but I don’t think I need to give the same amount of attention to those books because they already get that attention from most bookish community influencers.
  • Doing weekly wrap-up posts. This is one I’m still on the fence about because it’s a weekly commitment, but I do love doing my monthly wrap-up posts. Still, there are some things I don’t do on monthly wrap-ups that I could do on weekly ones to change things up. I’d like to shine light on my own posts, either just what I’ve written in general or what was most or least popular for the week to drive more traffic to those posts. I’d also like to share cool things from around the blogosphere that I’ve been reading. There are always so many cool posts from other bloggers, but I tend to forget who wrote what by the end of a full month, so a weekly thing might be best. Plus, I’ve noticed that I get more views on Sunday posts than Friday or Saturday posts anyway.
  • Writing more about librarianship. When I started this blog, I really did intend to write a whole lot more about my first full-time library job. Unfortunately, that hasn’t actually ended up happening much on here. I think I feel nervous about writing about something I feel so vulnerable and lacking confidence in, and it’s not as fun to write about the fact that I fail sometimes. I find it weirdly easier to write about bad mental health or personal issues than I do about my professional life and potential things I’m not doing as well as I think I should be on in that arena.
  • An occasional self-help feature. Last year, my therapist at the time recommended Brene Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection to me, and I actually ended up really enjoying it. I’d never read self-help books before, but that book got me curious about other self-help books out there. I’ve been meaning to read another one of her books for a while, Daring Greatly, and, in order to encourage myself on my self-help book exploration journey, I’ve been thinking I might want to start a feature called selfhelpme about either specific books I read or cool things I read in the books that I want to discuss further. This is primarily a YA blog of course, but I don’t see any harm in doing an occasional feature of another type of book I like reading.

 

When I started writing this post I thought I had way more things to write about, but apparently I did not. So those are all the things! I don’t want to make any major changes because I like how I blog now, but those are just some things I’m thinking about doing in the future to add to it 🙂 Please feel free to tell me your thoughts!!

welcome to CATURDAY!!!!!

Friends, enemies, loved ones, people who are random, I have come to a decision: I have decided to make a feature all about CATS. The idea for this feature was actually inspired by my lovely boyfriend, Corey, (who also loves getting shoutouts on the blog so HI HON), who once suggested I do a post where I match books to breeds of cats. The funny part of this is that before he met me, he was not a cat person. His first interaction with a kitty was when he came to see me the first time we dated (we dated about twice about 5 years apart, though the first time was only about a kiss and a minute) and thought my cat Bo was choking because he was purring and had NEVER HEARD A PURRR (how precious). Now, we are proud cat parents to two adorable kittens, and he loves them as much as I do.

So, recap: Caturday will be an occasional Saturday post where I match something about a cat breed to a book (or books, plural, if I’m feeling extra write-y).

The first cat type I’ll be using is the TORTISHELL HAIR, which was the kind of cat my very first kitty was.

This is what they look like:

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Obviously all cats have different personalities, but in general, tortis have a reputation for being very opinionated and temperamental. This was definitely true of my first cat, who is the only cat I’ve had who ever bit with negative intentions. She was honestly not a very nice cat, though that’s not to say all tortis are like that! They are just very opinionated and…expressive at times.

And the book that I think matches these beautiful kitties?

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Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

This is probably one of my top 3 favorite books of 2018, if not the top favorite (at least that I read this year). I really liked both Lira and Elian, but Lira was SUCH an interesting character. She is really all over the place in terms of character but in a good, dark way and you never know what she’s going to pull out (at the beginning it’s hearts out of princes’ chests, but we can all learn from our mistakes). She is wild and unpredictable and simply FIERCE. I’m not saying a torti will rip out your heart, but the temperamental thing is there, so that’s why I’m picking TO KILL A KINGDOM as the tortishell hair book.

 

If you have any suggestions or requests for kinds of cats I should include, please feel free to comment!