Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Feel free to do this tag and let us know your answers! We found it through Read by Tiffany.
1. Bread: What book is purely fluff and has no real plot line?
Maybe This Time by Kasie West. The book had no real plot in our opinion. We usually love West’s writing, but we couldn’t support Sophie and Andrew’s budding romance. Not much happened in the span of a year, where Sophie and Andrew spend all holidays together. While the premise had potential, the book fell flat.
2. Turkey: What book made you want to fall asleep?
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White. We were originally super excited to read this book since it was a retelling of the King Arthur legend. Sadly we were disinterested from Chapter 1 and it never improved from there. We rarely DNF books because we always hope they will get better, but the dialogue and writing were so dense (like a beloved Thanksgiving turkey) that we just couldn’t do it.
3. Gravy: What books make the whole series worth reading?
Mafisoa by Catherine Doyle. We love all three books in this series. However, the third book in the Blood For Blood series had us on the edge of our seat from page one. There’s so much action and the perfect amount of comedic relief and romance mixed in. Doyle knew how to end the YA thriller series on the perfect note, even though we’d love more updates on Sophie and Luca.
4. Stuffing: What book is stuffed full of action scenes?
Out of Control by Sarah Alderson. This book, about a 17 year old girl named Liva who was witness to a brutal murder, is full of action scenes from start to finish. From the opening pages describing the atrocious events Liva witnessed, to the ending resulting in a series of cat-and-mouse chases and an insane reveal, this book is stuffed (pun intended). Another bonus: the book is stuffed with cute romance, too.
5. Mashed Potatoes: What book looked good and then wasn’t?
I See London, I See France by Sarah Mylnowski. We loved Mylnowski’s 10 Things We Did and were excited to see what she planned next. After reading the synopsis, we were excited to see a book about two bffs traveling through Europe. Except, they’re terrible people. And so are the love interests. This book had so much potential.
6. Cranberries: What book has the sweetest romance?
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West. We love Gia and Hayden. They meet in a parking lot at prom and nothing in their story is typical. However, their chemistry is off the charts. Hayden is adorable and we love how sweet he is to Gia and always has her back. He’s also in our top 10 book boyfriends!
7. Corn: What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord. This book was so cheesy…and it was about cheese. It wasn’t a bad book, we just wished it had more substance. The story follows Pepper and Jack (Pepper Jack cheese) and their battle over a grilled cheese recipe.
8. Green beans: What book is too long and needs to be shortened?
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard. Red Queen is such a great YA fantasy series. However, we felt that book two took a while to get to the action. Some of the fluff could be cut out so we could get into the meat of the story with Mare and her battle against the corrupt government.
9. Pie: What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?
Clockwork Angel is our favorite book and we could read it over and over without getting bored of it. It can get us out of a slump. Tessa, Will and Jem remain our favorite trio. If you still haven’t read Clare’s best series, pick up The Infernal Devices ASAP. There’s top-notch world building, an incredible romance and nonstop action.
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food that you would steal from the table?
Christy: This might sound weird, but I love mixing the cranberry sauce with the mashed potatoes. It’s my favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving.
Claire: My favorite is also a concoction— but instead of cranberries, I love smothering my mashed potatoes with turkey and gravy . Oh…and the pie (not on top…separate dish). Really, I love all Thanksgiving food (it is my second favorite holiday), but my gut is telling me the stacked mashed potatoes, so we’ll go with that for now. Check back next year for when I inevitably change my mind