The Coffee Book Tag

I’m personally not a coffee drinker (it sends me way too hyper) I’m an avid tea drinker. Like, 8 cups a day avid. However, I had a lot of fun doing this tag – so thank you Beth at reading every night for tagging me! Go and have a look at her answers by clicking on the link!

The Coffee Book Tag

Black:
A series that’s tough to get into but has hardcore fans

The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutoski: I have completed the first book (review to come soon) and am halfway through the second. Kestrel isn’t for everyone but I find her very intriguing. The series is insanely popular at the moment.

 


Peppermint mocha:
A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year

This one threw me off a bit! The only thing I can think of is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens or The Grinch by Dr Seuss but mainly due to the films rather than because I / others read them at Christmas.

 


Hot chocolate:
A favourite children’s book

 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling: If you know me at all, you will know that I am crazily slightly obsessed with Harry Potter. I began reading it when I was seven and have read the entire series at least five times over. I own a ridiculous healthy amount of merchandise and have been to the Harry Potter Studio Tours twice 😀

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I got to open the doors!


Double shot of espresso:
A book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish

Into the Darkest Corner

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes: It is just so chilling!

 


Starbucks:
A book you see everywhere

Lady Midnight  by Cassandra Clare: Every bookstore I go into there are loads of her books. There was an entire table covered in just this one i the last Waterstones I entered. I tell myself I won’t read another of hers and yet I can’t help myself. It’s currently sitting on my coffee table ready to be read (It’s ridiculously big!).

 


That hipster coffee shop:
A book by an indie author (a shoutout)

Riyria books by Michael J. Sullivan: A sarcastic theif/former assassin and an idelistic mercenary/brilliant swordman join forces. The results are amazing!

 


Oops! I accidentally got decaf:
A book you were expecting more from

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare: I invested so much into The Mortal Instruments series and this final one was ultimately just a fan pleaser.

 


The perfect blend:
A book or series that was both bitter and sweet, but ultimately satisfying

The Magicians' Guild (Black Magician, #1)

The Black Magician Series by Trudi Canavan: Just could not put them down!

 


Green tea:
A book or series that is quietly beautiful

One by Sarah Crossan: I read this over the summer and it was an instant 5*. Definitely under appreciated.

 


Chai tea:
A book or series that makes you dream of far off places

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: I love this book so much. The library just sounds amazing.

 


Earl grey:
A favourite classic

Alice

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll: I own the beautify copy above by the Folio Society. Another thing that I also own a huge amount of merchandise for – mainly cups.

 


Who do you tag?

The Book Llama

Amberinoface

AloofBook

Read.Run.Study

ABookishFetish

Sherlockianbooklover

If there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.

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City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

“Is that,” Isabelle said in a low, amazed voice,” Brother Zachariah? When did he get hot?”

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3.5 / 5

CONTAINS (mild) SPOILERS 

The long awaited final book in “The Mortal Instrument” series finally arrived, and I rushed out to buy it. Firstly, because I hate having an incomplete collection on my shelf, but more importantly, because I was excited to see what will happen. We were promised deaths. Lots of deaths. This excites me, there is nothing I love more than an author who is willing to test their characters, especially those who are able to kill off main characters.

As an ending to “The Mortal Instrument” series, this book was good. It tied together a lot of loose ends that the previous books had left. However, it was a fan pleaser, with no real plot twists or surprises. Everyone gets a happy ending. Although we were promised deaths, these were predictable deaths. I was hoping that Cassy may kill off a main character, for me, that would have caused excitement and a twist. However, she never has. She killed off Max in a previous book, but he was never really a main character, and she killed Will, but he was old, and it was inevitable. For me, if she killed off a more prominent character in the book, such as Simon or Alec, it would have created excitement and that element of risk and thrill that I love.

My main frustration with the book was Emma and the Blackthorn’s story weaving throughout, who will be the main protagonists in Cassandra’s new series, “The Dark Artifices”. I felt like it did not input anything into the story, and was included into the book as a propeller into the new series. Unfortunately, due to this, I skim read most of the chapters focused on them. Personally, I would have preferred them to have has a lesser role in the book.

However, I adored “The Infernal Devices”, and was thrilled that they included Tessa and Brother Zachariah / Jem into the book. She nicely wrapped up how they came to being together, as set up in “Clockwork Princess”, without it a main focus of the book. I also loved the subtle references to the “The Infernal Devices” series, linking the world together closely, and giving a silent nod to her TID fans.

Therefore, a lovely, if not predictable ending to the series.