Welcome to a new Tag Thursday!
Why this tag? Because I believe I would be a great and fair ruler of my own little book kingdom. I would be a great queen, I’m sure! Don’t believe me? Come and see how my book
kingdom queendom would look like!
1/ What book would you make everyone read?
Well, this could change every few months, but right now I would definitely make everyone read the Captive Prince series by C.S. Pacat. Because this series is pretty much my favorite read of this year so far and it is absolutely amazing and everyone should read it. It’s a beautiful character-driven M/M romance set in a brutal fantasy world based on the Roman/Greek Empire. It’s pretty brutal and graphic so it’s not for younger readers, but the characters and their growth and relationship are really what makes this series so freaking great!
2/ What would you abolish in book construction?
Ah, I have a few pet peeves in book construction that I would love to have abolished:
- Stickers on book covers.
No. Just no. Do you have any idea how much trouble it is to take these things off? It is hell! Hell, I tell you!
- Movie adaptations covers.
I love book-to-movie adaptations, but I don’t need my book to change cover. I prefer the original cover, thank you very much.
- “For fans of The Hunger Games/Twilight/Game of Thrones/Harry Potter”
Ugh. Every dystopian novel gets marketed as the next Hunger Games and every paranormal romance gets marketed as the new Twilight. Stop riding along on the success of some of these massively hyped books and give people a chance to discover books for themselves.
3/ What author would you commission to write you any book?
I would commision Leigh Bardugo to write me a spin-off to her Grisha series, featuring Nikolai Lantsov: Pirate King, Too-Clever Fox, charming one-liner genius.
Because I NEEEED this book so much. It may not be coming in real-life, but if I was ruler of my book kingdom, I’d make this a top level priority.
4/ What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for new books?
First of all, I would feel really bad about demoting any book to the library basement. Just because I don’t like it, doesn’t mean that someone else might not totally fall in love with it.
But I would choose the Marked series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. It was a fun little guilty pleasure series, but it just became too long with nothing really happening. Plus, it would leave a lot of space for more books so it’s all for the greater good of the kingdom.
5/ What cover artist would you commission to make a mural?
There are so many beautiful covers out there, it’s hard to choose! I love the covers to Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series so if I had to choose, it would be this one.
6/ What characters face would you put on a coin?
Hermione Granger. Because we should all aspire to be a bit more like Hermione Granger. She would be the perfect inspiration to put on our coins.
7/ What book would you award the “Ruler of Books” 2016 Prize to?
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. Other than the Captive Prince series, this has been my favorite read of the year so far. I re-read it immediately after finishing and gave me a major book hangover. If that doesn’t deserve the “Ruler of Books” 2016 Prize, I don’t know what does!