I was tagged by the lovely Diana @Diana Prince Reviews to do this tag. Thank you once more! Be sure to check out Diana’s blog! This tag was originally created by Clémence @Clemi’s Bookish World, be sure to check out her blog as well.
I love The Chronicles of Narnia. It’s the book series that got me into reading and I’ll be forever thankful to it for that. So you can only imagine how exited I am to be doing this tag! I should definitely reread some of the books, or at least watch the movies – it’s been a long time since I was in the world of Narnia.
NARNIA – A magical world you would like to visit?
Is anyone surprised that I would say the wonderful magical world of Harry Potter? Probably not. I don’t think I can pick another world that I love more.
THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW – A book you think is underrated?
I think Iron Cast by Destiny Soria is underrated. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not one of my favourite books nor did I absolutely love it, but it was very interesting and I think more people should definitely read it. Plus the female friendship in this book is simply amazing and one of my favourite aspects of it. The magic system is interesting and unique, unlike anything I have ever read.
I have written a full review for this book, so if you want to know more of my thoughts on it you can check it out HERE.
THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE – A classic that you love?
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is one of my all time favourite classics. I read it on the recommendation of a good friend, who had just finished it and absolutely adored it. She also lend me her copy to read.
(No idea why I felt the need to mention that as well.)
I just found the whole concept of the story fascinating and I wanted to read more. I couldn’t put the book down. I should probably reread this book in the future, as I loved it this much and haven’t picked it up since I first read it. And it has been year since then. Though I don’t think that is going to happen any time soon, as I do have quiet a few books on my TBR that I need to get to first.
THE HORSE AND HIS BOY – A book you picked up without knowing what it was about?
I remember picking up The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman in high school without even reading what it was about. So this one fits this category perfectly.
I had previously only heard amazing things about Neil Gaiman’s books, I was seeing recommendations for them all over the place. So I decided to give them a go as well and I just picked out one random one at my local book store. It was The Graveyard Book and I ended up loving it. It was much more than I thought it would be and it was the book that introduced me to the works of Neil Gaiman.
PRINCE CASPIAN – A sequel that you loved?
Let’s trow it back a little and talk about a series that I don’t mention that often on my blog. I’m going with Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I loved this book even more than The Hunger Games, which I didn’t think would be possible at the time. I remember reading this book in one sitting, I just couldn’t put it down.
This is my favourite book out of the trilogy, followed by The Hunger Games and I wasn’t the biggest fan of Mockingjay – the story just felt rushed to me in that book and some plot points just seemed unnecessary.
(Or that’s how I remember it, it has been a rather long time since I read this trilogy after all.)
THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER – A quest you’d like to be a part of?
The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word “quest” is the adventure of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.
I’m really torn about wanting to be a part of this quest though. On one hand I would get to explore Middle Earth (one of my all time favourite fantasy worlds) and meet all the characters I love. On the other I would be in grave danger all the time. Still, I think I would like to be a part of it, even though my death is nearly certain.
(But let’s be real, that’s the case with most if not all quests that I could have chosen.)
THE SILVER CHAIR – A book you didn’t expect to love?
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a book that surprised me in the best way possible. I didn’t think I would enjoy it, because I don’t tend to enjoy contemporaries at all. I’m mostly “meh” about them and I tend to find them boring. And I ended up LOVING this book, it’s one of my all time favourites.
It’s very rare for me to absolutely adore a contemporary novel or that I actual read a contemporary, so I didn’t expect to love this one as much as I did. I’m really glad that many people recommended it to me and that I decided to give it a shot. It was definitely one of the best decisions I made, after all I discovered an amazing story about wonderful characters.
THE LAST BATTLE – A perfect ending to a series you love?
I have decided to go with Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I just loved that series and the ending was amazing as well. (Not talking about The Heroes of Olympus, I wasn’t that satisfied with how that one ended.) At first I wanted to mention the Six of Crows duology, as I always do lately, but I thought I should pick a longer series for this question.
THE PEVENSIES – A siblinghood of friendship you’d love to be a part of?
I have definitely got to go with the Pevensie siblings from The Chronicles of Narnia. I adore them and they were the first ones that came to my mind.
(Plus that means that I would have gotten the chance to explore Narnia.)
EUSTACE SCRUBB – A character who grew on you?
It was actually hard to think of a character to chose for this one. Usually when I don’t like a character I continue not liking him/her, or I develop a love-hate relationship with them. It’s very rarely that they grow on me.
That did, however, happen with Anna Karenina. When I started reading the book I didn’t like Anna very much. I wouldn’t say I hated her, but she definitely wasn’t my favourite. However as the story progressed and I learned much more about her and her situation I liked her more and more. By the end of the book she was one of my favourite characters.
MR. TUMNUS – Your favorite mystical creature?
Dragons. I love dragons, they are definitely my favourite mystical creature. They have always been and I don’t think that is ever going to change.
CASPIAN – A character with regal qualities?
The first one I thought of was Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. He just seems perfect for this category.
THE WARDROBE – Your favorite hideout/place to read?
I think my favourite place to read is my bed…or rather any bed
(which does sound a bit weird), as I have learned over the years. Of course I love reading on my bed when I’m at home or at my dorm, but I also love reading on any bed that I can find – when I’m sleeping over somewhere, when I’m staying at a hotel and so on. They are just really comfortable and I love reading on them.