ThursTAG: The Birthstone Book Tag

Good morning friends and visitors!

How are you all? We are well into December now and I hope you are all doing well!

I am coming at you today with another tag as part of my good old ThursTAG series. I’m sorry I’ve been a bit MIA! I am here today though! So let’s get on with the show (it’s a poor show ha!)

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January (GARNET): Associated with warding off negative forces and dark energies – Name a book with the darkest/evilest character you can think of

The most evil character I can think of off the top of my head is Vespus Corrigan from the State of Sorrow books… but also the Maestro from A Thousand Perfect Notes (because she’s the worst in a totally different way).

February (AMETHYST): Purple is associated with royalty – Name a book with regal qualities… You can base this off of characters, or choose the King of all books

I could’ve so easily have gone with State of Sorrow again for this, but I won’t… but I will stick with Melinda Salisbury and say The Sin Eater’s Daughter!

March (AQUAMARINE): Washed out – Name a ‘wishy-washy’ character, a character who is not strong or a follower

You’d think as someone who reads an awful lot of books, I’d be able to do this… but I am struggling. I’m not a big fan of a crappy set of characters to be honest.

April (DIAMOND): A diamond in the rough – Name a book that you loved but is not well known

My answer for this prompt is always the same: The Paper Magician series by Charlie N. Holmberg. This is a series I absolutely adored and more people need to show it some love.

May (EMERALD): Said to balance energy – Name two characters who balance each other well

I think Peyton and her brother from Destination Anywhere are a wonderful balancing act of personalities that balance each other out.

June (PEARL): Associated with loyalty – Name a character who is loyal to the end

Oskar in Anna James’ Pages and Co series literally goes to the end (pages) with Tilly, so I think that is pretty special. I love those books and I can’t wait to see what’s to come next from the series.

July (RUBY): Blood red – Name a book that made your blood boil, one that made you angry

It’s rare that books make my blood boil. But a special shout out to the teacher in A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll because she is the WORST.

August (PERIDOT): Pale green (it pales in comparison to other gems) – Name a supporting character who you like better than the main character.

I don’t know if he’s technically a supporting character because the book is told from his perspective… but Grey from the Curse Breakers books is one of my favourites of ever and no one can argue with me. Rhen is a pile of trash.

September (SAPPHIRE): Blue like the ocean which is calming – Name a book that had a calming affect on you.

Why can I only think of the books that I’ve already mentioned? Ha! A different one you say? The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I don’t know why, but it just brought me a bit of calm in my life (I’m very much a person who lives on ‘what ifs’ and it drives me mad!)

October (OPAL): Iridescent – Name an iridescent book, this can be a book with a beautiful cover (Shiny? Lots of colour?) or you can base it off of a character (Quirky? Colourful?).

I love love love the new editions of the Inkheart series. Those new covers make me so incredibly happy. I genuinely bought them because they are so gorgeous (and I love Karl James Mountford an awful awful lot!)

November (TOPAZ): Associated with resilience – Name a book with a character who rises to the top in a time of adversity.

Every book character ever? Isn’t that the point ha! I’d say Izzy O’Neill does this pretty spectacularly. And does it with humour and quintessential Izzy-ness.

December (BLUE ZIRCON): Associated with friendship – Name a book with a friendship you want to be apart of.

The kids from the Run series by Jason Reynolds are pretty incredible. They go through the ups and downs with each other and they stick together. Plus who wouldn’t want to have Coach in their life?

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I really enjoyed doing this! I struggled a bit more than I thought though haha!

S x

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