Book Tag Thursday: The Summer Reader Tag

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As always for this segment I will find awesome book tags throughout the vast, wide inter-webs and complete mini-challenges. I’ll hope you’ll have fun and participate with me as well! Leave your own answers in the comments or write your post and link it back to me. (You are also free to use the picture if you’d like, just credit me.)

*Yay! I’ve got a new shiny meme! I was getting tired of the old one so I decided to shake things up. 🙂

Today’s Topic: Summer Reader Tag

Found On: Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks

1. Lemonade: pick a book that started off bitter, but got better.

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Beyond The Fortune Teller’s Tent by Kristy Tate

I think the reason why this book started off so bitter (for me) is because I instantly didn’t like the main character from the beginning. I thought she was whiny and high maintenance. On the positive side, she was able to pull herself together quickly when she learned she had traveled back in time. As the story went on eventually I started to feel sympathy for her plight to get back home to the 21st century even though she still annoyed me.

2. Golden Sun: pick a book that made you smile beyond compare.

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Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

I was smiling while reading this book because it was so comical. I enjoyed that it was a paranormal YA about demons wreaking havoc on this high school, yet it was full of their (the demons) witty banter and mannerisms. Plus it was kind of funny reading in the point-of-view of Cyn (the main protagonist) as she spazzes out and tries to handle situation.

3. Tropical Flowers: pick a book set in a foreign country.

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Love Beyond Time (Morna’s Legacy #1) by Bethany Claire

I loved this Highlander/time-travelling novel. A kindergarten teacher, Bri, accompanies her mother on a dig in Scotland, and they discover a secret spell room below the castle ruins. Bri finds herself transported back in time and suddenly married to the castle’s Laird. It’s got a good mix of romance and suspense.

4. Tree Shade: pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.

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Deadworld by J.N. Duncan

From the very first chapter you are introduced to the killer and one of victims part of a string of murders. The novel is the first installment in the Jackie Rutledge series where she investigates human victims vanishing into thin air and ends up enlisting the help of a private investigator.

5. Beach Sand: pick a book that was grainy, and the plot barely developed.

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Life Sucks by Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria, Warren Pleece

This graphic novel follows the life of vampire Dave Marshall. He’s in love with a girl who doesn’t know he exists, he hates his convenience store job, and he can’t go out in daylight. I thought this graphic novel was a fun, light-hearted take on the life of a vampire. Though it made me laugh, I felt like something was missing from the story and I would have like to seen more of the development of the characters over the course of the story.

6. Green Grass: pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile.

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Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte (Sophie Katz #1) by Kyra Davis

I think I may have mentioned this series once or twice before. Even though these book are part mystery genre, the stories are fun and light. I love all of the characters in the series especially the main protagonist, Sophie. These books always make me smile and laugh.

7. Watermelon: pick a book that had some juicy secrets.

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Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Secrets kept popping out of the woodwork in this book since the plot takes place in alternate universes. I can’t really say much about the book since I don’t want to spoil it for others that haven’t read it yet. But crossing over into another place and time and having someone tell you that you have magic powers? I think that’s a juicy enough secret in itself.

8. Sun Hat: pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting.

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Graceling (Graceling #1) by Kate Cashore

I haven’t been reading too many books with a huge universe as of lately. I could think of a couple, but they don’t really match up to Graceling. There are so many lands with a variety of creatures, and so on and so forth.

9. BBQ: pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk.

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Afterworlds by Scott Westerfield

I don’t know if he’s a “hunk”, but the character, Yamaraj, Darcy writes in her novel sounds very attractive.

10. Summer Fun: Pass the tag on.

Anyone can feel free to participate, but here’s a couple of people I want to tag:

Becky from Blogs of a Bookaholic

Leah @ The Perks of Being a Bookworm

Char @ Grab Life by The Pages

Joys of Bookworms

Captivated by Fantasy

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