Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Cinderella Tag!

I was tagged by the lovely Jess @ Curiouser and Curiouser  to do the Cinderella tag! This tag is quite cute, so let's get started!

Evil Stepsisters- 
A book with characters you hate 
I hated so many characters in this world! The women who were working with the system to oppress the other women made my blood boil! But I love this book and the world is so convincing, so possible, and terrifying. 

Prince Charming
A book with a gentlemen 
Mr. Knightly is so sweet and such a gentleman! He has recently secured himself a spot of my favorite Austen love interest.

A character that is kind, graceful, and defiant 
Anne is so graceful and kind. I really like her as a character, and I really love this novel. 

Fairy Godmother
A Character who always has someone looking out for them
Harry has so many loyal people in his life willing to look out for him and help him. That is one of my favorite things about this series: the amount of love and loyalty between the characters. 

Helpful Creatures 
Something that makes you happy when you are sad
Peter Pan is my favorite novel of all-time, and the Disney adaptation always makes the world seem a little brighter. I get so emotional when I watch an adaptation of Peter because of how much love I have for the story. 

A book you didn't care for 
Belzhar Review                   Mosquitoland Review
I thought that both of these books were alright, but I was a little disappointed with each of them. I was expecting big things from Belzhar because of how much I love Plath's The Bell Jar which plays a large role in this novel, but I found the twist in the story to be really weird and way too dramatic. Mosquitoland's narrator was way too over-the-top quirky for me, and I was a little uncomfortable with the message this book was sending about mental illness and medication. 

A Character with a transformation
This book really impressed me, and the main character's transformation was rough, and difficult to witness, but powerful. Lia battles with an eating disorder, and she hits rock bottom in this novel before she begins her journey back to health. 

A book with an ending you didn't see coming
I'm still in awe of this book, and the ending in particular. The end was weird (but in a good way) and I really need to reread this book. I loved it. 

Just Breathe 
Something that inspires you 
I recently saw a Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, and I learned so much about Kahlo's life and her art. She really was a revolutionary woman for her time. Her art is full of self-expression and pain, and seeing her art made me feel so connected to her. I would love to learn more about her, and I am on the search for a great biography as we speak.  

Happily Ever After
A book with a perfect ending
Everything about this book was perfect, but the ending was so hopeful and full of love, which to me, is the perfect ending. 

Thanks again to Jess for tagging me! 


  1. So, YES on all of these (even the ones I haven't read because I trust your opinion). Peter Pan is my happy place, too. I just love that story. And I've heard so many good things about I'll Give You the Sun that I think I've been convinced to read it.

    1. You must read I'll Give You the Sun! It's still my favorite book of the year so far! Peter is such a great story and I'm so glad to hear that you love it too!
      Thanks for stopping by!