Evermore Book Tag!

I wasn’t actually tagged for the Evermore Book Tag, but I saw it over at my friend Stephanie’s blog Adventures of a Bibliophile and felt like it would be fun to do. In all honesty, I always vibed more with evermore than with folklore, so, coming up with books to fit song titles should be fun!

RULES!

  • Link back to the original creator’s post: Ahaana’s at Windows to Worlds
  • Tag at least 5 people
  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post!!
  • Feel free to use the graphics from Ahaana’s original post/or mine, but please credit back because they took a lot of time and effort to make (:

*click on the covers to get re-directed to Goodreads! Reviews are linked separately*

Just because the Shadow and Bone trailer dropped yesterday and I’m still buzzing with excitement, I’m going to say Kaz AND Inej from Six of Crows. They are both broken, but all the stronger for it. I would not mess with either of them, they are legit scary, and yet … you can’t help but fall in love with them. They are amazing characters and they will forever have my devotion!

Read my review of the book HERE!

Watch Over MeDoes a broken relationship with yourself count? Or a broken relationship with your mother and the resulting lack of ability to form attachments to others? I just really weirdly tried to make Watch Over Me fit this category, but in a way, I think it does. Maybe not in a super conventional way, but still.

Read my review of the book HERE!

SoulswiftPfff! Just one!? How about we go with the most recent 5-star-read I have had? Soulswift was such a revelation for me. I adored the world-building, fell very hard for the characters and sobbed in the end. Warning, it does not end well, but still beautifully in a tragic kind of way? That book has definitely stolen my heart a little bit.

Read my review of the book HERE!

Beartown (Beartown, #1)BEARTOWN! It even has the word “town” in the title!! Basically, this failed professional ice hockey player comes back to his hometown to be a hockey coach there. The town takes the sport very seriously and when some players do something terrible, everyone has to decide where their priorities lie. It’s a stunning but also very hard-hitting book that shows you the many facets of morality and the dangers of idolizing people.

Read my review of the book HERE!

Anna K: A Love Story (Anna K, #1)Anna K, the modern day retelling of Anna Karenina qualifies for this … I think. There’s definitely a forbidden love connection between Anna and Vronsky, but there are also many relationship problems with the side characters. Still Anna and the Count take the cake! I shall not spoil the end for you, but suffering is involved, just maybe not the way you think (unless you know Anna Karenina of course).

There is actually a sequel coming out this year though and I’m very excited! I talked about it in this post!

Read my review of the book HERE!

Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1)I try to avoid the crime genre, just because it isn’t really my thing, but curiously, I immediately had a book in mind for this category. The playing-detective parts were my least favourite of the book, but Ninth House sure has murder, homicide, ghosts, sacrifices, etc. If this does not qualify, then I don’t even know.

Read my review of the book HERE!

I used to really like the Worldwalker series, but now … I question that a little bit. I have learned a lot and grown since then and I’m not sure that the author should have told that story. There are a lot of indigenous characters and I cannot speak to the accuracy of their portrayal or what the actual inspiration was behind them, but something about them rallying behind a white girl to become their ruler feels off now?

The Light Between WorldsI mean … Evelyn and Philippa are sisters, but I also consider them friends. You don’t have to be friends with your siblings, but I feel like their relationship is definitely on that side. It goes deeper for various reasons and this book broke me, but The Light Between Worlds is glorious in its portrayal of pain. I don’t know why I gravitate towards sad books so much, but it is on brand for me.

Read my review of the book HERE!

As I’ve JUST established, I’m a sucker for sadness, so … what book didn’t have me in tears? One of the first ones that I will always think of when it comes to utter devastation is the Book Thief though. The topic itself is one that always gets me, but the execution was also *chef’s kiss*

This Is Not a Ghost StoryHonestly, for the life of me, did not expect to love This Is Not a Ghost Story as much as I did. I wonder when it happened. When did I grow up and suddenly not hate being slightly scared by books (and other stories) anymore? Oh well, maybe I’ve just become desensitized? But this is not hardcore horror, but still more than what I would have been able to handle a couple years back.

Read my review of the book HERE!

Devils & Thieves (Devils & Thieves, #1)I liked but didn’t love Devils & Thieves. It had a very interesting premise, but then became very tropey in an unpleasant way, especially concerning the romance. However, the final scenes had my attention, but there’s no news about the sequels whatsoever. I don’t know what was planned, but it released in 2017, so it’s not looking good.

Read my review of the book HERE!

I’ve used this answer in a recent tag, but the Inkheart trilogy, especially the character Dustfinger in it, will forever be tied to my childhood/early teens. I loved these books and think I always will, even though I haven’t reread them ever and could potentially hate them. Actually no, there’s no way I could ever not love this world anymore. What’s better than having the ability to take characters out of your favourite books or travel into the worlds you adore? It’s perfection!

Born a Crime not just has a great message, but it’s also non-fiction, which means it’s all the more real. It’s also very quotable, while having fun anecdotes at the same time.

“We tell people to follow their dreams, but you can only dream of what you can imagine, and, depending on where you come from, your imagination can be quite limited.”

Read my review of the book HERE!

Seen as this category is called “closure”, it’s all the more fitting that I pick the closing volume in the Something Dark and Holy series – Blessed Monsters! I need to know how it ends, although I’m afraid it won’t go down smoothly.

I don’t really read super long series now that I think about it. I have commitment issues like that. Maybe … A Series of Unfortunate Events? I know that a lot of people would have preferred a different ending, but if we are being real, it was very on brand. No one ever said it would get a happy ending. And yet, I never finished the Netflix show, because I didn’t want to re-live it …


I hope you enjoyed this post! I may have overdone it a little bit with the graphics, but once I had started, I just could. not. stop. If this post/tag speaks to you, CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED! I don’t know who all is a Swiftie, but I promise this is fun either way.


What did you think of my choices? Have you read some of my picks? What’s your favourite evermore song? Let’s talk!

7 thoughts on “Evermore Book Tag!

  1. First things first, gotta get my love for Taylor Swift out there because this album and Folklore are BEAUTIFUL works of art. I can vibe with pretty much every song ❤ I love that this tag exists, and you picked some fantastic books. The Book Thief was my first favorite book ever and it changed my whole perspective on life. I will always have a special place for it in my heart ❤ And I ADORED the Inkheart trilogy as a kid, honestly I really should reread them soon!! 😀

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    • Folklore and Evermore are both works of art, but I vibed more with evermore, no clue why haha
      Thank you! I’m glad you liked my (nostalgic) picks!! I’m honestly a bit scared of rereading Inkheart, just because I am SO fond of it and what if my memory doesn’t hold up with it???

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      • I know!! That happened to me with another of my childhood favorites. I loved The Thief Lord as a kid but when I reread it recently it didn’t hold the same weight 😦 It’s sad, is it me who changed or was it the book and my memory was warped?

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      • I love that book too!!! I also love the movie and the audioplay (which is not the audiobook). I can’t bring myself to read any of Cornelia Funke’s old work, because she basically shaped my childhood.

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