Hello and welcome back to another Bookending Autumn post! I hopefully figured out the issue with the comments here on the blog, so I figured it was time to upload my take on the Spicy Pumpkin Latte Book Tag, created by Meeghan from Meeghan Reads. I’m not one for latte’s, so I haven’t had a pumpkin spice latte ever, but oh well. Without further ado, on to the tag!
- Link back to the original post (Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads)
- Thank the person who tagged you
- Do the prompts below
- Tag some friends
- Most importantly – have fun!
Pumpkin Spice Latte: A book you didn’t think you’d love
When looking to the books I’ve read this year, I guess it should be The Wicked King by Holly Black. Why? Well, I didn’t like The Cruel Prince the first time upon reading, so I was never intending to read The Wicked King, let alone fall for it, hard. I reread The Cruel Prince and I liked it the second time, so yeah. I can’t wait for The Queen Of Nothing!
Hot Apple Cider: A book that got you a bit hot under the collar
Definitely some scenes in Paper Princess by Erin Watt. I knew there was sex in it, but sometimes it was so twisted and a little heavy. I was prepared, but if you’re not prepared when starting this book, it could come as a shocker for you.
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate: A book that felt like a warm hug
This one is hard as I’m not a big contemporary reader, but I would go with Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson here. The entire community and atmosphere of the book are so open it’s really sweet. It’s great to see how everyone cares for one another.
Maple Pecan Latte: A book you enjoyed that was hard to get into
Definitely King Of Scars by Leigh Bardugo. I loved the Grisha books but am not the biggest fan of Six Of Crows so I was a little on the fence about this one. It has a slow start for sure, but the end makes up for everything. I need the sequel, because this was such a cliffhanger.
London Fog: A vanilla character
Actually the entire book, but Fie from The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen. Argh she’s so boring! OK so the entire book is but still. What has she actually done? I can’t even remember.
Hot Buttered Rum: A book that was velvety smooth to read
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. I didn’t expect it though, but it was a pleasant surprise! This book contains several triggers, so it won’t read as smooth for everyone.
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew: A character whose temperament is icy cold
Queen Maeve from Heir Of Fire and beyond by Sarah J. Maas. Actually I wanted to mention another character here from that exact same series, but I would have given you a spoiler by doing so.
Salted Caramel Mocha: A book that you’re salty about
I’m not super salty, but Evermore by Sara Holland totally fits this prompt. Why? Because it was such a major letdown after the unique fantasy Everless was.
Honey Bee Latte: A character who is sweet
Again, a question that would probably be easier to answer for someone reading a lot of contemporary. But I will pick Elain from A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas. She’s the sweetest of the sisters and stays that way throughout the entire series despite all the shit happening.
Gingerbread Latte: A character you’d take home for Christmas
Can I pick two? Cress and Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I think Thorne can lighten the mood when necessary, but he needs someone to keep him sane and Cress is the one.
I tag you, you and you! In other words, I don’t specifically tag people, just take this one over when you’re feeling like it.