It’s time for another tag! Now, I’m not someone who is super into astrology. I can’t tell you what are the typical characteristics of signs (that aren’t mine, lol) and I know nothing of the difference between your moon sign, rising sign, and all that. But I do book tags and I learning about the various signs! So I’ve been very excited to get to this tag.
Before we dive in, though, I want to thank the lovely Becky @ Becky’s Book Blog for tagging me! I’m sorry it’s taken me forever to get to it 😅 Becky runs a fantastic bookish blog that I think anyone could love. Definitely go check her out and maybe give her a follow!
Alright, now let’s get to the tag!
- Link back to the creator, Just Dreamland
- Link back to the person who tagged you!
- Answer all the prompts.
- Use the original graphics and credit the creator (The graphics don’t seem to work anymore soooo *shrug*)
- Tag at least 5 bloggers and provide links to their blogs.
- Name your Zodiac sign!
- Don’t forget to add #ItsAZodiacThing tag.
- You can either do the zodiac book tag /the zodiac music tag or both of them. Graphics for separate tags should be given at the end.
Well, I’m a Virgo. Virgos are, apparently, hard-working, creative, reliable, critical, and stubborn which… I can see, lol. Now to get to the prompts!
ARIES: A wild and powerful book, compelling from start to finish. Every page intoxicated your heart with incredible imagery.
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
“Wild” and “powerful” are definitely two words I would use to describe Black Sun! This book was a ride and half from page one onward. I loved everything about this tale, but one of my favorite things was definitely the vivid imagery that runs throughout. You feel like you’re in the world of Tova as you read and it is fantastic! I can’t wait for the sequel, which just had a cover/title reveal. If it’s half as amazing as this book, it’s gonna blow me out of the water.
TAURUS: A heart-wrenching story of a forbidden love that could tear a family apart
What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson
Nothing describes this story better than “heart-wrenching”. This was a dark, atmospheric thriller that has a forbidden romance running throughout. It is also potentially triggering, so please check trigger and content warnings before giving it a go! Still, I fell into this story quickly and was completely wrapped up in the unfolding drama. It’s beautifully written and I’m glad I got a chance to pick it up as part of a The Write Reads blog tour.
GEMINI: A book that is cheeky, quippy, and witty
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
One of my favorite things about the Rivers of London series is the witty and funny tone. The main character, Peter Grant, is most definitely cheeky, quippy, and witty and that bleeds into the overall tone of the story. I have laughed out loud numerous times and it just bring the story to another level, in my opinion. This series has been incredible, so far, and I can’t wait to continue!
CANCER:A bittersweet book that spoke to your sensitive heart
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
When I started this book, I was expecting to read a light-hearted contemporary. What I got was so much more. Instructions for Dancing is a beautiful story that touched my heart, but it also made me cry so many tears! It was definitely bittersweet, with scenes that had my heart bursting and others that required copious amounts of tissues. I absolutely adored it!
LEO: A book with drama, love, fancy wear, and hope
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
Drama and fancy dress, you say? Let me direct you to this incredible YA debut from last year that has plenty of both! After all, one of our main characters is a princess and the other is participating in a contest to win her hand. Sure, she plans to murder whomever she does marry, but let’s not get into details, lol. This is such a great book and I can’t wait to read the sequel!
VIRGO:A tender story of self-love, self-determination, self-discovery, perseverance, romance, friendship, and family
Shadows of Winterspell by Amy Wilson
Ayeeee, it’s me! Except why did my sign have to do The Most with the descriptors 😂 This prompt also made me realize that I don’t read a lot of books that one would describe as “tender”… heh. But I think the book I did end up choosing fits the bill for the most part! Sure there is also a war with a shadow involved, but the true focus of this story is watching the main character grow and come into her own. There also isn’t romance… but it’s still a great book and this is my sign so I can do what I want, lol.
LIBRA: A book that has a remarkably refreshing and frank outlook on life. One of the realest books you’ve ever read.
Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor
As someone who reads mostly fantasy, this was a tough one! I decided to go with Remote Control because, though it is science fiction, I thought it showcased death and how different people face it very well. It was incredibly real in that sense and made me think, which is something I appreciate in my sci-fi. I really need to get to my review on this one because I adored it! I’m anxious to read more from this author.
SCORPIO: A book with a good plot twist. A book that is psychologically thrilling and emotionally chilling, and haunted you from the first page to the last.
Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone
This was a recent read and I freakin’ loved it! It had me captivated from beginning to end and, if you want to talk emotional chills, this one definitely packs a punch. Though a lot of the twists I did see coming, the author still managed to execute them in such a way that left me with my jaw on the floor. Such a great read!
SAGITTARIUS: An adventurous, summer read
The Ship of Shadows by Maria Kuzniar
When I thought of summer and adventure, this was the first book that popped into my head! This is a fun and fast-paced middle grade that features women pirates who are the very definition of adventure! Ya know… lots of fun but potentially deadly. I had such a good time reading this book and, now, the sequel is out so I can finally continue the story!
CAPRICORN: A book that has everything to do with friendship
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get this beauty into this post! My favorite book of 2020 is about a lot of things: self-discovery, fighting against what people expect of you to become your own person, political machinations. But a huge theme throughout is friendship. Tarisai longs for the love of a friend and puts herself through quite a trial to secure that in her life. And what is the Council if not 12 best buds chilling together and ruling an empire? I rest my case.
AQUARIUS: A quirky and unique book
Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghost by Kate Racculia
This book is weird af, but I kind of loved it? Honestly, it’s like it was made for me to love. It centers a game with puzzles that revolve around Edgar Allan Poe. It’s set in Boston, which is where my family and I live. And it has been compared to my favorite childhood book, The Westing Game! Which… totally apt comparison, imho. I loved this quirky, dark, and definitely unique tale and I’m so glad I gave it a shot.
PISCES: A book that bewitched and enchanted you with its lyrical words, and transmuted your imaginative mind
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Bewitched is a very appropriate word to use when talking about my experience with The Starless Sea. I know it wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I absolutely adored this book! A big part of what made me love it so much was the lyrical writing. Erin Morgenstern has a way with words that will keep me coming back every time!