Blogtober: Hocus Pocus Book Tag

Hey, witches! 🎃 🧙🏻‍♀️ ✨

Did you really think I’d go through the entire month of October without bringing up the Sanderson sisters?! I hope not because today we are doing an entire post dedicated to the OG’s. I saw this over on Amanda’s blog Classy X Book Reviews and knew immediately I was going to be doing this.

Let’s dive in!


Hocus Pocus Book Tag

A great trilogy

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I don’t care how cliche this is but the Grisha trilogy will always go down as one of my favs. From the magic system, to the world building, the characters, and most importantly to the Darkling, what’s not to love? You guys have no idea how excited I am for the Netflix adaption of this!

Winifred Sanderson: A book with a truly evil female villain.

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Levana Blackburn from The Lunar Chronicles is hands down my favorite female villian. I LOOOVED reading Fairest and being able to get Levana’s backstory to find out why she became one of the cruelest HBIC’s YA has ever seen.

Sarah Sanderson: A book that uncannily attracts children.

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I mean come on, this is a no brainer.
Do I really even need to say more?

Mary Sanderson: A book that is just plain silly.

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Okay, so this one isn’t totally silly because it has to do death also. But when I tell you I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard reading a book before, I’m not lying. Even though this was a read that had a heavier theme, it’s also about enjoying the little things in life and making the most out of everything that’s thrown our way.

Max: A book that is trying really hard to be cool, but doesn’t always succeed.

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The Dysasters by P.C. and Kristin Cast just really kind of fell flat. The idea behind it – a bunch of teenagers with superhero-like, weather-based powers that are genetically modified sounds super cool, plus the book had illustrations to bring it to life even more. But when it came to the actual execution of the plot, it just didn’t really work out.

Dani: A book that isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.

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If you haven’t read this one yet you really need to. The Poet X is so powerful that it hurts at times to read. It’s about a girl that struggles to understand her mother’s blind faith in her religion, her relationship with society, boys, friendships, body acceptance, rape culture, self love, and her identity. There is nothing sugar-coated about this book. It’s raw and gritty and will make you feel a whole lot of emotions.

Binx: A book series that just won’t die.

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Maybe not specifically this series, but the Shadowhunter world isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So, that means I should probably start reading them right? I’ve already read TMI and the first book of TID, but the rest I still need to get around to picking up. Nothing like showing up a few years late.

Ice: A book with a character that’s dumb as a rock.

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The list I could create for this one could be a blog post in itself. However, we’re going to go with the book I’m the most proud of DNF’ing – One Night Denied by Jodi Ellen Malpas. Olivia, the dumber than dumb MC and a grown ass woman may I add, was unaware you can go to the doctor and ask for birth control. First of all, I mean it’s not like the book takes place in a third world country where healthcare is sparse but the reason she didn’t know about birth control was because she was a virgin. BITCH PLEASE, like half of us didn’t get on birth control long before we started having sex. It’s safe to say…I hate this girl. Also, the love interest was literal garbage so she’s even dumber for sticking with him.

The Black Flame Candle: A book or series you wish you could resurrect.

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Definitely The Vampire Academy but more specifically Blood Promise. When I tell y’all that this book still makes me weak in the knees, I really mean it. I love everything about this book and the final battle scene between Rose and strigoi Dimitri gets me every single time.
EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. 

Headless Billy Butcherson: A book that’s not as bad as people make it out to be.

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Imma just say it, Ninth House.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s either going to a book you love or hate, I think it’s definitely going to be hard to find middle ground with this one. When Twitter exploded over this book and people were quick to throw it out the window for how dark it was, I was bouncing up and down in my seat excited to really see how dark it was going to be. And sure, it was dark but not as bad as people made it out to be. However, I do wholeheartedly believe this book should have a trigger warning page (if it doesn’t already), but I thought it was going to be so much worse based off what people said.

Winifred Sanderson’s Spell Book: A book with a mind of its own.

 

Ooooh, I have two good ones for this prompt and they’re both by the same author. Scream All Night and Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman are honestly the most unique YA books I’ve read to date. Like, when I say unique I mean they’re pretty far out there but it also works really well for the story too. I would definitely recommend checking them out if you’re looking to change things up with something you can easily say you’ve never read before.

Garry Marshall: A book with a cameo.

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Any of the books in the All Saints High series bring back characters from the Sinners of Saint series, which is the superior series if we’re being honest over here.

That’s all for today!

Stay spooky,

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