Having participated in a ton of book tags I thought it was high time to create a new one. This tag centers around the series The Tarot Sequence by KD Edwards, the first book is The Last Sun and the sequel, The Hanged Man, will be out on December 17th, 2019 – so excited! You don’t have to have read The Last Sun to do this tag, although I do highly encourage you to pick up the book if you haven’t yet, it’s so much fun.
This tag has been created by #TeamDeath. Thanks SO much to keikii @ keikii eats books, Kelli @kellirambles, Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy, Dianthaa @ Dianthaa Dabbles, Matty @Mattyfp1 who gave suggestions for this and helped out with pulling quotes and other fun things. Death Court–you’re all awesome. I’m so proud of our team. This was a lot of fun to put together. 🙂 When you fill this out, please remember to link back to the person who tagged you and to give credit to the folks above and myself. Thanks!
Rune Saint John, Lord Sun
“Walk down the wrong street in this city and you could be gutted for your shoelaces. You could have a dagger stuck in your eye because you used the wrong adverb. The inside of a person’s head is a deep, dark place…”
A book that left you a little broken on the inside
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang
This book left me a broken mess and I’m not ashamed to admit it. It’s SO GOOD. And an amazing sequel. I can’t wait for the conclusion to this series.
“Don’t smile at me,” Brand said. “You’re still a dumb-ass.”
A book that is like your (snarky) best friend
Wolfsong by TJ Klune
I absolutely LOVED this book. It’s got ALL of the emotions and I especially loved the humor in it because it made me laugh out loud. I think this will be one I read and read and read again. When I’m down, this book will have my back.
He said, only a little shakily, “Quinn told me to pass along the warning. I’m not sure what rosy future Quinn prefers to see, but in the one he likes best, you and Brand are dear to him.”
A book featuring a prophecy
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
This is one of my favorite books of all time and it’s full of prophecies–there’s a whole book of them. It’s even right there in the overly long title. 🙂
“Max is fucking flooding me with texts.”
“I need to do laundry. Is it okay if I try to fix the washer machine? Oops, I didn’t fix the washer machine, where are the towels? I used up all the towels. Is it okay if I eat a Devil Dog? Oops, I ate all the Devil Dogs.”
“He ate my Devil Dogs?”
A book featuring a found family
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Becky Chambers’ books are often about people in all their many incarnations and how they interact with each other, how they form connections despite their differences. I love all of her books, but this is the first I read. The crew of the ship in this one is like a family, sometimes they’re a little dysfunctional, but they got each other’s backs at the end of the day. If you haven’t read a Becky Chambers book yet, you should totally get on that.
He finally said, “You interest me, Hero. I’m fairly sure you saved my life and a simple thank you seems so small. I don’t know whether I should pay you handsomely, or invite you into the shower with me.”
A book that gets exciting halfway through
The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
The pacing on this book is a little bit odd. In the beginning it starts out kind of slow but it’s still very enjoyable. Then suddenly something happens and it kicks the plot into high gear. I really love this book, the end of it is more of a metaphor than literal, it’s got some very weird things going on…it’s my jam.
Her frost magic rose, forming shining rivulets of ice above the veins of her hand.
A Book that left you cold
Merry Happy Valkyrie by Tansy Rayner Roberts
Okay, this technically didn’t leave me cold in the way you may think, so you may be thinking ‘what?’. But it does feature snow, in Australia, at Christmas, which down south is in the Summer so…. There’s a magic winter town founded by Norse gods and it’s also a holiday rom-com featuring a f/f romance so this hits a lot of things I love and it works. It’s such a fun book.
For a moment–just a moment–there was an expression on his face that I entirely mistook for pride, only wondering in hindsight if maybe it had been triumph.
A book featuring a mentor
In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard
In this novel, which is a f/f retelling of Beauty and the Beast featuring a dragon and some other weird stuff with amazing prose….the main character is whisked away to this palace to tutor two children. Weird shit and romance ensues. LOVED IT. It truely is a beautiful book for so many reasons.
Lady Justice’s eyes were not normal. I’d heard this before.
They shifted and changed, their shape and color stolen from nearby memories. Even more unnerving was my impluasible recognition of all the variations.
A book with a sinister secret
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
This book is full of secrets! And it’s sequel is too! There are so many twists and turns at the end, revelations, that last hour of listening to the book kept me on the edge of my seat. I’m so excited for the finale next year!
So, that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this book tag and I hope you have fun filling it out! Of course I’m tagging my fellow #TeamDeath members above. Everyone else…consider yourself tagged too. Yes, I am talking to you. 🙂 When filling this out, try to tag 3-5 folks to keep it going and, most importantly, have fun with it!