On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: a partridge in a pear tree.
The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?
This book was absolutely incredible. I had all of the emotions while reading this one because it talks about the struggles and heartache us uterus owners have to face every day to have control over our own lives and bodies. Not only that, it is a heartfelt story about friendship and growing up. This is a devastatingly important book and it will go on my favorites list for sure.
On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: two turtle doves.
Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?
So, I read a lot of romance and there is probably not one couple that I love more than another but I love Sol and Rain, as a couple, so much. Their chemistry is electric and they’re just so sweet and mushy and 🥰.
On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Three French Hens.
In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?
Oof. I’ll be honest, I’ve started several trilogies but have not finished any of them. Oops. I have read the second book of a few, though, so I guess I’ll base my answer on the second book our of the trilogies that I’ve read.
The Caraval trilogy, I looove these books! Stephanie Garber’s way with words and descriptions had me entranced. It is very atmospheric. I love the characters and this story so, I *almost* wish that it had more than three books.
On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: four calling birds.
Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favorite series?
Look, if I can’t even finish a trilogy, I don’t even want to think about starting series’! 😂🤣 Actually, There is one series that I have read all the books that are out and it is the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire, but can I really say it’s a favorite if it’s the only one I’ve read?🤷🏻♀️
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: five golden rings.
One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?
Leonard and his crew of bandits in The Cabin at the End of the World. This book was so eerie and creepy and, yeah, Leonard and crew were completely frustrating with the way they were tormenting the family.
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: six geese a laying.
Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favorite world/world-building?
While I do want to put the Caraval series here, I’ve already mentioned the atmosphere, I won’t. Just know that that is my favorite world!
A close second would probably be The Night Circus. This book is so descriptive with beautiful, flowery prose and it’s a magical circus. What’s not to love aobut that?!
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: seven swans a swimming.
Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favourite animal sidekick?
I, honestly, don’t think I’ve read a single book with animal sidekicks.
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: eight maids a milking.
Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?
The artwork in Bloom is so stunning. It takes place in a bakery and during every scene in the bakery my mouth was watering. You can imagine the smell of the fresh baked breads and pastry.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: nine ladies dancing.
Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favourite kickass female lead?
Hands down Stella from The Kiss Quotient because not only does she know who she is, but she also refuses to change for anyone, even the guy she has fallen in love with.
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ten lords a leaping.
How about your favourite leading lad?
Benji, in both of these books but especially in Us Against You. Gah, Benji literally has my whole heart.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eleven pipes piping.
What is your favourite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)
I guess I don’t read books with a lot of musical references or the main focus is music. I’m drawing a complete blank.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 drummers drumming.
Drum roll please…what is your favourite read of this year?
Oh gosh, it’s too hard to choose! 🙈 I think I’ll have to go with Beartown and Us Against You on this one.
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