This Or That Book Tag

I found this tag on Hadjar’s blog, Manyreads, and decided to do it for my 10-week, 10 tags thing celebrating my 100 followers. (Not following a schedule for the tags anymore, simply gonna try to post a tag each week. I completely failed with doing the schedule for the tags… not only did I not do them on the proper date, I posted two tags in a week! Whoops…) Enjoy!

1. Audio or physical copy?

Physical copy hands down! I can’t stand listening to other people reading me a book, I never retain anything important of the story.

2. Paperback or Hardback?

I like the look of paperbacks, but I guess I would go with hardbacks since I don’t have to worry about having creases and ruining the binding, etc.

3. Fiction or non-fiction?

Fiction! I rarely read non-fiction, to be honest. Give me a fake world over reality any day.

4. Fantasy world or real life issues?

Both. Fantasy reads are awesome, but I also really like contemporary novels, where there are real life issues. Both work for me.

5. Harry Potter or Twilight?

Harry Potter! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate Twilight and it was an entertaining read, but give me Harry Potter over Twilight any day.

6. Borrow or buy?

Both, depending. Sometimes I’ll borrow, and if I like it, I’ll buy it. If it’s a book that’s on my TBR or something that just got released that I really wanted to read, I’ll definitely buy it. I’ve only recently starting buying books though; I spent a lot of my time at the library when I was younger! 🙂

7. Monster reads or short & sweet?

Depends on my mood. I’ve been on a ‘short & sweet’ mood recently, but before that I was craving more ‘monster reads’ as you call it.

8. Starry eyed romance or full of action?

Again, depends on my mood. I’ve been into contemporary recently, but action is always welcome. 🙂

9. Curl up in your snuggie or bathe in the sun?

Curl up in my snuggie! It’s just so warm, and comfortable, and so perfect for reading! ❤

10. Coffee or tea?

I never drink coffee, but I do drink tea sometimes. But water is the norm. 😉

I tag the next 10 of my followers:

As always, feel free to ignore. If you choose to do this tag though, I’d love to read your answers!

Happy tagging!


The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter | Book Review

(The Goddess Test #1)

Published: April 19th 2011

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Every girl who had taken the test has died.

Now it’s Kate’s turn.

It’s always been just Kate and her mom – and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate’s going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear that her mother won’t live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld – and if she accepts his bargain, he’ll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he’s crazy – until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she’ll become Henry’s future bride and a goddess.

If she fails…

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My Rating: 4 stars 4/5 (Really Good)

Book Information

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre(s): Young-adult fiction, fantasy (mythology)

Page Count: 293

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 0373210264

As I have finished and will be reviewing The Goddess Legacy, book #2.5 in the Goddess Test series (for the Popsugar challenge), I of course have to start off with a review on the first book! So let’s get to it.

The Goddess Test is a re-telling of Persephone’s Greek myth (you know, with the whole Hades-kidnaps-Persephone-and-she-eats-pomegranate-seeds-which-force-her-to-have-to-stay-in-the-Underworld-and-be-Hades’s queen thing). I would say Cassandra Clare described it quite accurately: “A fresh take on the Greek myths adds sparkle to this romantic fable.”Read More »