The Pastry Book Tag

ThePastryBookTag

I have a need to make lists. All the book tags I get tagged for feed this obsession to make them. Today, I’m doing The Pastry Book Tag, wherein I compare the most delicious books I’ve devoured to some delicious pastries (some of which I have no clue how they taste, lol).

Thanks goes to Trisha Ann @ The Bookgasm for tagging me! Let’s get to it.


 

CROISSANT: NAME A POPULAR BOOK OR SERIES THAT EVERYONE (INCLUDING YOU) LOVES

clockwork-angel-cassandra-clare

The fandom for The Infernal Devices is massive. Everyone I talk to who has read the series loves it. My favorite of the three is Clockwork Princess. Ask me again though in a week and it’ll probably be Clockwork Prince. They’re all so good!


MACARONS: NAME A BOOK THAT WAS HARD TO GET THROUGH BUT WORTH IT IN THE END

 

I’ve got nothing. As of right now, if a book is hard to get through, I’m not reading it. End of story.


VOL-AU-VENT: NAME A BOOK THAT YOU THOUGHT WILL BE AMAZING BUT FELL FLAT


Zeroes

Ugh, I hate saying anything negative about any book. But “Zeroes” just wasn’t everything I wanted it to be. I feel like maybe I was in a weird place at the time I was reading it, which definitely may have contributed to the fact that I wasn’t super into it. What I do know is this: I love Anon. The next book can be just about him. That is all.


PAIN-AU-CHOCOLAT: NAME A BOOK THAT YOU THOUGH WOULD BE ONE THING BUT TURNED OUT TO BE SOMETHING ELSE

 

The-Raven-Boys

I didn’t know what the series was about, but all the hype with the new book coming out soon got me interested. I was beyond pleasantly surprised by what I got from “The Raven Boys” and I’m totally on that bandwagon of raving fans. I adore Ronan, he’s totally unhinged, but I guess I’m into that.


PROFITEROLE: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT DOESN’T GET ENOUGH ATTENTION

Gambit

I won’t stop talking about this book until everyone I know has read it. Kbye.


CROQUEMBOUCHE: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT’S COMPLETELY COMPLEX.

 

Red Rising

So many layers. Like an onion. Okay, not like an onion. But Pierce Brown really does take world building to another level. I’d like to see someone deconstruct his book ala “Better Novel Project” style and show those of us writers out there who struggle with world building how to do it right (wait, is that just me? *backs away slowly and hides in a corner*). This book had everything I didn’t know I needed in world building. Complex characters, complex lingo and dialects, complex caste system. OMG, I can’t even. If you’ve read it, then you know. If you haven’t, ummm, what are you still doing here? Go read it now!


NAPOLEON: NAME A MOVIE OR TV SHOW BASED OFF A BOOK THAT YOU LIKED BETTER THAN THE BOOK ITSELF.

Yeah…this isn’t actually a thing for me. I love the books more. Always.


EMPANADA: NAME A BOOK THAT WAS BITTERSWEET

 

If-I-Stay

*Stuffs tissue away* Seriously, this book gave me all the feels. The sequel was also fantastic. After reading this book, I learned one very important thing about myself, I cannot handle contemporaries. I cry too much. But, apparently I’m a masochist, so I will keep going back. It’s too late, I’m hooked now.


 KOLOMPEH: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT TAKES PLACE SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN YOUR OWN COUNTRY

Leviathan

Technically the majority of “Leviathan” takes place in the air. Hehe. But when they’re on land stuff’s going down in Austria-Hungary and Britain. I love air travel, I actually wanted to be a pilot before I left AFROTC in college. Suffice to say, this series fed my need to be aerial.


PATE-A-CHOUX: NAME A FOOD FROM A BOOK OR SERIES THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY


The Wrath and the Dawn

Anything described in the “Wrath in the Dawn.” Renee Ahdieh describes everything such vivid detail it made my mouth water.


Tag! You’re it!

Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks
Beverly @ In The Shadow of The Words – A Writer’s Journey
Bree @ Live. Learn. Write.
CW @ Read, Think, Ponder
Charley @ Books and Bakes
Chloe @ Paint and Butterflies Books
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
Evie @ Just Another Belle
Jenna @ Reading with Jenna
Jesse @ Books at Dawn
Lynanne @ Daybreak In Autumn
Maria @ Marwhal Reads
Melanie @ Melanie Noell Bernard
Meriem @ Fanatic Bibliophile
Pretty Erudite @ Living Life One Step at a Time
Samantha @ Dream by Day
Sarina @ Cookie Break

*Don’t feel obligated to do the tag if you don’t want to.*

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16 thoughts on “The Pastry Book Tag

    1. The hype always draws me in, because I want to get in on the fangirling wagon so to speak. It really was great though, so I do hope you enjoy it! It was different, not at all what I had expected, but then again, I don’t know what I had expected considering the fact that I didn’t even read the synopsis before picking it up.

  1. Omg almost all of the books you’ve featured are books that I plan to read soon (well… own and MAYBE plan to read soon). I’ve been saying that I want to binge read The Raven Cycle before the year is over… that might still happen. I also got Red Rising recently and I’m going to buddy read it with Joey this month (who refuses to let me start until he’s a good way through the book… excuse me, buddy read?). I also bought the Leviathan trilogy about 2 months ago and I can’t wait to get to it!!

    I completely second the Anon-only story for Book 2 of Zeroes!!! Or maybe Flickonymous. Just get rid of the other 4. I don’t care about them at all. And I hate Nate. With a passion. *throws all of my one star books at his head*

    1. Ahh!! I’m glad that I featured good books today! I am waiting on a copy of Dream Thieves of The Raven Cycle and I’m practically having a meltdown in the process, I want to know what happens next! Lol. ^.^
      OMG, I want to buddy read with Trisha and we plan to do that with Norwegian Wood next year, but I feel like I’ll be like Joey and super bossy about it! I feel your pain in the sense that I am most likely the one doling it out. *shakes head shamefully*
      I really loved the Leviathan trilogy. SOOOOOOO different from Zeroes, so don’t be afraid to pick it up bc of Zeroes. I’ll admit, one of the characters was a bit insufferable for me at first, BUT I grew to adore that character so there’s that. 😉
      Nate deserves those books, I’d second that motion if I had enough to throw. That’s okay, I’ll just sic the main character from my book on him in a fan fic one day, that’ll take care of him for good *maniacal laughter*

      1. HAHAHA that’s a wonderful idea. We need to get rid of Nate somehow. Okay, you’ve convinced me to binge read The Raven Cycle this month. Joey talked me out of it this morning and I was going to wait unit closer to the release of The Raven King but I just really need to read it NOW. Leviathan isn’t going to happen this year but maybe I’ll get to it in the next few months. I think I’m really going to like all the steampunk elements.

      2. I think you will! I didn’t know what I was getting into with Leviathan either, so I had zero clue about all the steampunk so when it was all there right in my face I was like “HELL YEAH!!!” ^.^

  2. NOOOOOOOOO! Another tag! *dies* Why are you trying to kill me Nicolette? 😦 I just got caught up. *Sigh* (But I love tags soo much…)

    NO! A Scott Westerfeld book didn’t do well?! *tear* Well, good thing it’s not next on my TBR. (I’ll still read it though. >.>)

    BAHAHA! Gambit. You and I have just been plugging this book in EVERY tag lately. :p Maybe people will take the hint.

    Always. Well… okay I liked The 100 better than the book, but I watched the show first… So… >.> <..>)

    Okay… I haven’t read the other books, but all I can think about now is the fact that I use a LOT of smiley faces… (but really only three that I repeat over and over again. *has an addiction*)

  3. Gosh I saw Gambit and Red Rising again! I feel like I have to read it right now! XD I feel the same way you did about TID. I just can’t choose between Clockwork Peince and Clockwork Princess bc they’re both so good! Gahh I wish I could refresh my memory and read it again as if I’m reading it for the first time! 😀

  4. Thank you so much for tagging me, Nicolette. This seems like such a fun tag!
    I totally agree. The Infernal Devices is a brilliant series. The Shadowhunter world seemed much more plausible in historical London setting than it did in the modern New York setting in the Mortal Instruments series. The ending of the series was also phenomenal!
    The Raven Boys took me by surprise too! I didn’t expect it to be as strange (but brilliant). If you enjoyed it, I’d suggest you give the Secret History by Donna Tartt a go. It’s not YA, but it’s basically the Raven Boys in college but they’re all kind of nuts and evil. xD

    1. Ahhh!! I just read the description of Secret History in goodreads and immediately added it to my TBR!!! Thanks for the rec! It totally does sound like the Raven Boys in college ^.^ I LOVED your responses BTW, so sorry for my delayed response to your comment. 😦

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