2 posts in a row. But I have a really cool post today to make up for it. Today I will be doing my first ever collaboration and it was inspired by Ruby who did this tag with Lucy which you can check out here. The tag is called "Playing With Your Emotions" and I'm delighted to being do this with the lovely Sophie from A Day Dreamers World. Everyone please go follow her blog now because it's really awesome and she's a really kind blogging friend who I can go to whenever fangirling about The Hunger Games. Ok, basically there are 7 emotion related questions and you answer with what book made you feel that way. Because there are 7 questions, Sophie and I are both going to answer all of them. Thanks so much for doing this with me Sophie!
1) Which book made you happy?
There are quite a few books that have made me happy over the past year but I think I will have to go with Sunny and say Geek Girl. It was great to see the reaction it had, and how it showed there was another side to being a Geek. I just loved it!
2) Which book made you feel sad? The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness! It's fantastic, and everyone must read it but it was also heart-breaking. I have just finished it and, wow. It was just so powerful!
3) What book made you feel angry? Shadow by Michael Morpurgo - I couldn't believe how other people treat each other because of race and ethnicity. It was amazing!
4) What book makes you feel nostalgic? The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It was so powerful, and it made me want to spend more time with my family and really think about life.
5) Which book scared you? The Hunger Games! It's not everyday you pick up a book that clearly could be the future. It reflected society so well and I found it frightening, how this could actually be our future. Maybe not the fight-to-the-death but the ways of Poverty, War and Death. On a positive note, it scared me by how good it was!
6 )Which book surprised you? I have to choose two for this one! Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl along with Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I never realised that when I picked them up they would become my favourite books. With Beautiful Creatures I wasn't expecting the male protagonist and I fell in love with that. And then Throne of Glass has such a fully-realised world, the author just understands it so well.
7)What book made you feel disappointed? I hate being disappointed by a book - and then having to write a bad review. I think To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was disappointing because I was expecting this stand-out classic but sadly, for most of it, I was dragging myself through. Although, when the trail started and throughout those chapters, it was really good.
1) What book made you happy? Geek Girl by Holly Smale was a book that made me really happy. Because for once it was cool to be a geek and I certainly learned a lot whilst reading it. Harriet was a awesome character and it was just a awesome book in general.
2) What book made you feel sad? The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, for sure. The ending killed me, I cried and if only the book wasn't so tragically beautiful I would have thrown it across the room.
3) What book made you feel angry? I don't really know because if a book makes me angry I tend to put it down. I would say TFIOS because I can't believe John Green would tear out my heart like that!! But because I've already said that I'm gonna go with Now is Good (Before I Die) by Jenny Downham. I heard great things about it only to find that the characters made me angry.
4) What book makes you feel nostalgic? It's only nostalgic looking back on it now but Angel Cake by Cathy Cassidy. It was my first Cathy Cassidy book and it got me into the whole Cathy and Jacqueline Wilson stage which were kind of my early days of serious reading. They are still 2 of my favorite authors but that phase really made me want to read books.
5) Which book scared you? Ooh I don't know, I don't like scary things (I'm a wuss). If I had pick one i'd say Gone by Michael Grant because he built this scary and dark mutated adult-less world that is so real. But it's a great dystopian none the less.
6 )Which book surprised you? What's up with Jody Barton by Hayley Long because there was one big curve ball that had me gobsmaked. This twist was massive and had me freaking out.