Hello friends, and welcome to a lovely tag inspired by my favorite read of the year thus far, CINDERELLA IS DEAD by Kalynn Bayron. CINDERELLA IS DEAD is a continuation of the Cinderella fairytale, set 200 years after the original story in a world where the fairytale is used to oppress women and anyone who is different from the status quo.
Here are the tag rules
- Thank the person that tagged you and link to their post. Nobody tagged me so I am obviously not doing this, lol.
- Link to the original creator: Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads! Please note that she used the artwork/graphics if you end up using them.
- Answer the questions to the best of your ability. No wrong answers here!
- Tag some people you think would would have fun doing this tag.
- Copy-paste the rules and prompts.
sophia: favorite sapphic book
It was hard to pick one for this prompt but I decided to go with one of the first sapphic books I ever read, DOWN TO THE BONE by Mayra Lazara Dole. It’s from probably around 2008 and is about a Puerto Rican girl whose family kicks her our after she’s caught kissing her girlfriend. I’m honestly not sure how this book would hold up in 2020 since it’s been a long time since I read it, but I remember loving it when I first read it as a teen. No pic of it because both covers for it are ugly af.
erin: book that hurt you the most
The first book that popped into my head for this was ALLEGIANT, aka the worst series finale known to man. I am still so mad at being sucked into the DIVERGENT trilogy just for that ending. Plus, Tris & Four’s romance is toxic.
constance: favorite loyal character
Wow apparently I don’t read a lot of books with loyal characters because I had a hard time coming up with one for this but I decided on Elias from AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, who is loyal to a fault to Laia. Please be aware, I have not yet read A REAPER AT THE GATES so no spoilers in the comments please!
amina: a book that made no sense
I am not going to name the book because I don’t want to indirectly promote it but That One Book by Rape Apologist Chris Lynch. Specifically the sequel to the first one, because it makes no sense that that was published when the main character still thought he did nothing wrong.
Also low key TEETH by Hannah Moskowitz, which had a woman who had sex with a fish when the fish jumped into her vagina and then gave birth to a weird fish human as a result.
luke: a forgotten series you want to read
I’m not sure what this prompt really means/is asking, but I’ll go with DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE because I started it when it came out and then kinda forgot about it when I got mad at the ending of book 1 for utilizing one of my least favorite tropes but I still kinda want to continue it?
manford: the absolute worst character ever
Any character from Harry Potter, because we do not stan any character written by a transphobe. BAM.
cinderella: favorite retelling
Um, I’m going to cheat with this one because CINDERELLA IS DEAD literally is my favorite retelling ever? I really tried to pick something else but I just love this book so much? It’s definitely a new all-time favorite and my favorite book of 2020 so far.