I was tagged by Ava @ Reads, Rhythms & Ruminations to do the Sims Tag! Confession: I have never actually played Sims before and it took me a while to figure out what it was even about! Virtual games just are not really my thing! Anyways thank you for the tag Ava, I hope you all enjoy!
The Original Sims – the best author debut
From 2017, I’d say Caraval by Stephanie Garber. This book blew up and with good reason I think!
Honourable mentions, The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (2016) [Review] and An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (2015)
The Grim Reaper – saddest character death
Humberto, The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. I’m still not over it!
Sims Getting Stuck – a character that just got in the way
Memphis, Black Dawn by Mallory McCartney. Full review here.
Simlish – a book with amazing writing
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi! It’s so beautiful! Pretty much from the first line, I was stunned as to how amazing Roshani is as a writer!
Expansion Packs – a series where the books keep on getting better
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Honestly, I love all the books, but as they go forth in the series they get more action packed, suspenseful and adventurous!
Sim Romance – the worse case of insta-love
Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
They literally start making out two seconds after they meet.
Cheats – a book that was entirely unrealistic
Dream A Little Dream by Kerstin Gier. The MC can travel and pass into peoples dreams through doors. Totally unrealistic, but it does make for a great story!
Needs Fulfillment – a character who made all the wrong decisions
Jonas Agallon from The Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes, honestly he made some bad choices in the first five books. A lot of people died for his cause, but I am slowly forgiving him. Perhaps he will redeem himself fully in the final book!
Error Code 12 – a series that started off great but went downhill from there
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I have a love-hate relationship with this series. I get so engrossed with the action and magic of the story, but lose it as soon as Rowan and Aelin come together, smut-it all up and ruin everything. 🤢
The Sims Vortex – a book/series that completely engrossed you
The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski
Just ensnared me completely this past summer. Completely. I never felt so wrong about judging a book by it’s cover after reading these books. I loved them!