Thanks to Deanna over at a novel glimpse for this lovely idea. I am really starting to enjoy these posts!
SCREAMERS: A book that made you want to scream, in a good, or bad way
I couldn’t even get into the splot because the characters were so obnoxious. I stopped reading halfway through otherwise I was going to throw my ereader across the room.
BOMBERS: A book that you read before it “exploded in the book community”
This was legitimately the only novel I could think of. I read a lot of P.C. Cast’s adult paranormal romance before the HON series was released. I read it as soon as it was released and then it became huge.
BANGERS: A banned book you read
Oh boy, what haven’t I read? Look up a list of banned books and I have probably read 80% of them. For the sake of this post, however, I will do Lord of the Rings since it is among my favorite novels.
PEONY: A book/author you think everyone needs to read
This is so difficult! I can’t pick one. I would have to say Camilla Monk and her Spotless series, Tracy M. Joyce and her Chronicles of Altaica Series, and anything by Grace Draven (as well as Tamora Pierce).
CROSSETTE: A book/series with a complicated plot
I am going with Sergei Lukyanenko’s NightWatch series. While it is one of the most masterfully written fantasy series I have ever read, there is a lot going on and you don’t even know what is relevant until the end when it all comes together. The series as a whole blew my mind.
DIADEM: A book/series with a set of amazing central characters
I figured I should do something different for each tag so I can’t use any of the previously mentioned novels/series. Therefore, I would have t say Maria V. Snyder’s Study Series. Snyder created a cornucopia of interesting and diverse characters for this series. Love them or hate them, one can’t deny they are amazingly written.