Sunday, July 15, 2018

Midyear Book Freakout Tag


I was tagged in the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag by Jo at Jo's Book Blog (thanks Jo!!!) and then I was tagged again by JJ at This Dark Material (thanks JJ!!!!!!) so here we are. :) And it made me think of this song, so for your listening pleasure you can listen to some Chic while reading my answers. Or whatever... and good luck getting that song out of your head afterwards!

Best Book You've Read So Far This Year

This is a toss up.

The Wolves of Winter

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Bad Girls with Perfect Faces

Best Sequel You've Read So Far 

This Fallen Prey (Casey Duncan, #3)

New Release You Haven't Read Yet But Want To 

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)Echoes

Biggest Disappointment 

Blackfish City

Biggest Surprise 

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces

Favorite New Author 

Rogue Protocol Cover

Book That Made You Cry

The Wolves of WinterBefore Mars (Planetfall, #3)

Book That Made You Happy 

The Extinction Trials (The Extinction Trials, #1)

Favorite New Character 

Maybe ART from the second Murderbot novella? ART stands for Asshole Research Transport, BTW, a name that Murderbot rather un- affectionately gives it!

Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)

Favorite Book To Film Adaptation 

Image result for murder on the orient express

Most Beautiful Book You Bought This Year

The Wolves of Winter

Favorite Post You've Done This Year

That's a toughie. Probably Why Dragons Are Like Cats or maybe Best Car Chases

48 comments:

  1. Great, now I have that song in my head. :D Ohhh yeah, Bad Girls with Pretty Faces was good. I want to read that Holly Black series.

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    1. Ha ha!! I figured that would happen. Bad Girls was awesome!

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  2. I was looking at Blackfish City as it sounded different and I loved the cover but I'm not really sure about it now! I loved The Extinction Trials-a film of that would be nice!

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    1. A film would be awesome! And Blackfish City- others might like it more than I did, so don't just go by my view.

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  3. Blackfish city as your biggest disappointment. Ah man. :( Taking that off my wishlist.

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    1. Yeah I was bummed... although I finished it last night and it wasn't TOO bad of an ending, but overall I was a little disappointed.

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  4. First of all, excellent musical choice. I will probably have it playing in my head for the rest of the day. And, YES! Bad Girls was so good. I really enjoyed it too.

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    1. Thank you. :) I had it in my head too- and yes Bad Girls is one of my favorites of the year!

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  5. Wow...some really great ones...I loved bad girls...too!

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  6. Let record of a spaceborn few come our way!
    I know what you mean about emotionally satisfying. I rarely cry when reading but some books do make me feel a lot.

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    1. Yes! I am SO looking forward to it... and the readalong too!

      And yes I love books like that!

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  7. I'm still going to read Blackfish City at some point, but sorry it didn't work for you. I never realized how much the song Uptown Funk steals from Le Freak, lol😊

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    1. Yes definitely read it because I'm sure some of my issues were just "me" things, and others may like it. It is well written, it just didn't have enough oomph for me.

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  8. I didn't name it as my fave, but The Wolves of Winter is such a great read, it definitely ranks up there. I remember grabbing it after seeing how much you loved it. I love the song flashback as well!

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    1. I loved The Wolves of winter. And yay I'm glad I could recommend a good one!

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  9. Dammit, you got that song stuck in my head!!! Lol.

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  10. I need to read The Cruel Prince, too. That book is EVERYWHERE.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I do too, it wasn't on my radar much but after all the raves I NEED it.

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  11. I've only read Bad Girls with Perfect Faces and I didn't care for it.
    The others look great though!

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    1. Aw sorry to hear that! I can see why it wouldn't work for everyone. Thanks Ash!

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  12. I LOVED that song!! I had to keep re-buying ti because I played it so much back int he day lol

    I just did the tag (it's till in draft) and it's fun looking back at what we've read so far.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Awesome tune. :)

      Can't wait to see your post!

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  13. Soooo I just added City of the Lost to my TBR! I had never heard of that series, but it sounds incredible!

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    1. Yay City of the Lost is the BOMB! And they just get better as they go...

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  14. Huge thanks for the YouTube, I didn't even press play and it's stuck in my head!!
    I haven't read any of these, but have heard lots of good things about the Martha Wells series :-)

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    1. Ha yes I HAD to share, it seemed appropriate. :)

      The Martha Wells novellas are SO good.

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  15. I am always intrigued by books that make others cry

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    1. I always like seeing books that have an emotional reaction to others!

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  16. I want to read so many of these! The cover on The Wolves of Winter would make me pick it up immediately, even if it didn't already sound incredibly interesting. I really enjoyed The Cruel Prince, so I hope you get a chance to pick it up and enjoy it also! I'm still bummed to see so many people weren't impressed by Blackfish City, but I'm still pretty interested in it. I have to say I really enjoyed your Why Dragons Are Like Cats post, as well. :)

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    1. The Wolves of Winter is good, and such a beautiful book too. The cruel Prince is TOTALLY on my list now and I can't WAIT to read it. Blackfish City was disappointing but I hope others like it? And yay- glad you enjoyed that post!

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  17. I'm really curious about the Murderbot books!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  18. It’s fun reading every ones answers for these. I need to join.

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  19. Yes get to Cruel Prince ! You need to get to it for sure!

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    1. I am totally talked into that one and can't wait!!!!

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  20. Great choices Greg :D I need to read The Cruel Prince. Everyone and their mothers have been reading the book. So much hype for it!!!

    Elle Inked @ Keep on Reading

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  21. I'm also really looking forward to Echoes! I saw it on NG but I didn't meet the requirements to request it, so I didn't bother. Fingers crossed my local library or the library at my university will get it in stock. :)

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  22. I thought Murder on the Orient Express was a pretty good adaptation! I'm glad I'm not the only one who hasn't read Cruel Prince yet!

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  23. I still need to watch Murder on the Orient Express. I really need to do that soon. I also still need to read The Wolves of Winter too.

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  24. I enjoyed the Murder on the ORient Express book to movie adaption too. I thought it was really well done. I am curious about the Holly Black book. I have been debating whether or not to read it. I do like her work. Woohoo for Spaceborn few! We don't have to wait too much longer. Thanks for doing the tag!

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  25. I enjoyed The Cruel Prince a lot more than I thought I would! The beginning is pretty brutal and there are also a lot of unexpected twists throughout the story. It was interesting to read from the perspective of a human living with Faeries, and not being held hostage or for play. She's constantly in danger and has to watch what she does/says... craziness.

    I have Echoes and was probably going to start it soon! I also really want to read The Wolves of Winter. It made your list twice, so that's encouraging. :)

    L @ Do You Dog-ear?

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  26. Why Dragons are Like Cats was damn good, I will say. 🐲🐱

    I am getting excited to read some Martha Wells and Before Mars seems to be creeping up on me, too. 😀

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  27. oh wow this post is so bad for my TBR! There are books I was considering that will be a MUST now, like Wolves of Winter! Beautiful and tears inducing huh? wow

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  28. Very appropriate song choice, haha XD But you're right, I'll never get it out of my head. I still need to read Cruel Prince too! Have you seen that picture of Record of a Spaceborn Few of the inside end pages that have artwork on them? I saw it on Twitter some time ago. It was so gorgeous that it almost made me want to buy the book even though I haven't read the others lol. Asshole Research Transport, haha, I love it.

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  29. What great picks!! A few of these are on my TBR! I can't wait to dive in!

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