I haven’t done a book tag in a while and I feel like it is the perfect time for one. So I decided to see if there was any tag that looked interesting to me, and I found this one and it’s perfect because I love playing the sims and reading. You can find the original here
1. The original Sims: the best author debut
For me this has to be Carrie by Stephen King, I don’t know if it is a coincidence but it is the first King book I read. And I liked it so much I kinda became a stan for King, I get excited with most of his new releases.
2. The grim reaper: the saddest character death
**SPOILERS for the Hunger Games** Ohhh god, definitely Primrose. Her death was the final straw that changed Katniss, it all began because she tried to protect her.
3. Sims getting stuck: a character that just got in the way
Mrs. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. She makes me cringe a lot, and I feel she does more damage than help to her daughters (I mean in the sense of getting a rich husband, like her comments make her vulgar compared to how fancy is everyone else).
4. Simlish: a book with amazing writing
Los hijos de los días by Eduardo Galeano. Galeano writes flash fiction/non-fiction and this book is super interesting. This book has 366 pages. every page is a day and on that day Galeano writes a short paragraph of something that happened that day (it may be a historical event of great relevance in latin american history or a small story). And he tell you about it in such a beautiful poetic way.
5. Expansion packs: a series where the books kept on getting better
I will have to day Harry Potter, but only because I am not a great series reader. I think I have finished 4 or 5 sagas in my life time.
6. Sims romance: the worst case of insta love
Match by Ally Condie. Specifically Cassia and Ky, and I know this universe is not supposed to be about love or true relationships but I do feel her relationship with Xander was more organic.
7. Cheats: a book that was entirely unrealistic
The Chain by Adrian Mckinty. I don’t wanna spoil anything so I’ll be vague. The premise of the books was sooo good but the execution was to much of deus ex machina. The final reveal of the ehhh….. authors?of the chain didn’t feel realistic at all.
8. Needs fulfillment: a character who made all the wrong decisions
I don’t have a specific character that comes to mint but I do have a small confession to make. I feel like almost all YA protagonists make dumb decisions, like I get exasperated with their line of thought sometimes. And I know we all used to be young and dumb , but I do lose my patient with YA protagonists.
9. Error code 12: a series that started off great but went downhill from there
Pretty Little Liars I read the first 2 arcs, or 8 books if you wish. And honestly I liked the first 4 books, but then the second A was revealed and it was so weird (Sara Shepard did the mysterious lost twin trope). Left it after that only to find out it has 8 books and 2 companion books more.
10. The Sims vortex: a book/series that completely engrossed you
I read The rest of us just live here in a day, and I haven’t been able to read books at that pace since I was 18 or 19 (I am 25 now btw). I loved the concept of being regular people in a very crazy world. Feels kinda familiar at the time. Anyway is a great coming of age as well.