Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag, so I am super stoked to be doing this one. I was tagged by Sam @SleepySamReads. You should definitely go check out her post and the rest of her blog. I love doing tags though. They are like questionnaires for bloggers (this one specifically for book bloggers). Anyways, Let’s get started.
1. Series or standalone?
It depends on what I’m in the mood for. If it’s a super long series, I may veto it. I enjoy a good standalone just fine though. If it’s a series (even a long one) but I’m really digging it I will read the whole series.
I also don’t like to read series unless all the known books are out or are coming out by the time I finish the other books.
2. Magic earned or magic born?
It’s always nice to be reading a book and the main character have to work for something, you know? It adds to the story. On the other hand, magic born can be enjoyable as well. As long as the character isn’t a jerk (unless it’s needed).
3. Enemies to lovers or friends to lovers?
That’s a difficult question. Most of the time it depends on the story, but I guess I’d say enemies to lovers. It’s always nice to see characters that really like each other (or so it seems) grow closer.
4. Hilarious banter or emotional ruin?
I think every book should have some sense of humor in it, but also I think you have to have some sort of emotional ruin in the storyline. So, I guess my conflicted answer would be: a healthy mixture of both.
5. Love triangle or insta love?
Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of either so I would have to say love triangle.
6. Keyboard smash names or all names start with the same letter?
All names start with the same letter, for sure. If I am reading a story with keyboard smash names though, I usually just make up a name that sorta looks like it could be it.
7. Mean parents or dead parents?
If it’s part of the storyline, I’d say either. I’m honestly not a fan of either. Most of the time it doesn’t even matter because the parents don’t plan a huge role in the story, just the character’s personality. So, either.
8. Supermodel looks or constantly says how “plain” they are?
I can’t stand character’s that constantly talk about how they look. Especially because I’m going to picture them how I want/need to anyways. Also, if the character has to continue to talk about how they look, the author isn’t doing their job well enough.
9. Face on cover vs. typography on cover?
I’m not a huge fan of faces on covers, so typography.
10. Villain turning a little good or hero turning a little bad?
Villain turning a little good. It’s nice to see the bad guys do something good. Like Suicide Squad (yes, I know that’s a movie, not a book, you can chill, it’s just an example). I loved the whole idea of the villains saving the world for a change.
11. Best friend dies or love interest dies?
My answer is more dependent on the storyline and the relationship between the characters we’re talking about. The more devastating, the better the story ends up, as sad as that sounds. But it’s true. Think about it.
12. Awesome writing with a dull plot or amazing plot with murderously bad writing?
Whoever came up with this question obviously has no clue how fast I will DNF a book. I guess if I had to choose though it would be awesome writing with a dull plot.
13. Cliffhanger ending or heartbreaking ending?
I’m not a huge fan of either, but I definitely don’t like to be left on a cliffhanger. Especially if it is a stand-alone with no intentions of a sequel.
14. Breaking the spine or dog-earing the pages?
Do. Not. Dogear. My. Pages. You can literally use anything else (that won’t dirty or mess up my book) as a bookmark! Spines break and bend on hardcovers all the time. That’s how you can tell if the reader really enjoyed it because they’ve probably read it multiple times.
15. “Bad boy” trope or “perfect golden boy” trope as the love interest?
Bad boy for sure. The story is always more interesting.
I really enjoyed doing this tag, thanks again, Sam! I will be tagging