Time for a book tag! Like before, I wasn’t tagged to do this but had wanted to do it for awhile and decided to finally give it a shot 😀 This tag was originally created by A Clockword Reader (an awesome booktuber) and you can check out her video here.
WATER, EARTH, FIRE, AIR…..
“If you were a bender, what would be your element?”
My element would definitely be water. The element for my zodiac sign is water, I have “water hands” (the element for reading your fortune through your hand or something), I live in the north like water bender would live and I live on an island, surrounded by water. Only problem: I can’t swim.
- Katara and Sokka – best sibling relationship
The brothers from Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren. Always. The older and beautiful brother, Jonathan, who everyone loves, and the younger “weak” brother, Skorpan, who lives in his brother’s shadow but is determined to prove himself. I both read the book and watched the TV-series as a kid and they have stayed and will stay with me forever.
2. Yue – Favorite star-crossed lovers
The ones in The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman. You know which I’m talking about if you’ve read the book. God I cried.
3. Blood Bending – A book with a disturbing setting/concept
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly definitely had a much more disturbing concept than I expected (I expected Narnia/A monster calls, but got Grimm/Coraline/IsThisEvenMeantForKids?)
- Toph – A character’s whose strength surprised you/or surprised the other characters
I got to say, Malta Vestrit in Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb took me by great surprise. In the first book I couldn’t even stand her, but she made an amazing character development and stayed headstrong despite the situation she found herself in.
2. The Tales Of Ba Sing Se – Best short story or poetry collection
I haven’t read any poetry collections, so I’ll go with the novella Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. The first part was a bit confusing (not to say that the complicated and old language was a nightmare for a non-native speaker like me), but by the end I just broke down laughing.
3. Kyoshi Warriors – Best warrior character
Oh this is a tricky one! Since I read mostly Fantasy I know tons who’d qualify. But since it’s the Kyoshi Warriors I’ll choose the warrior group the Blade Maidens from The Song of The Shattered Sands by Bradley Beaulieu – you do NOT want to cross them. An awesome all-female special forces in a pre-Islamic fantasy world. You don’t even need to be on their side to respect them.
- Zuko – Best redemption arc/a redemption arc that should have happened &
- Iroh – Wisest character
Best redemption arc… I gotta give that to Loki from Runemarks duology by Joanne Harris. He’s a little shit, definitely NOT just misunderstood, but by the end of the day, all he ever wanted was to belong.
For wisest character I Pick Sazed from Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson!
3. Azula – Best downfall
William from The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett, oh my god was his fate satisfying. You’ll absolutely loath him as a villain – he is simply a terrible person, but I guess that makes him a great villain. But that ending was worth every single page with him in the book. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been so satisfied.
- Appa – Favorite fictional animal/pet
Uhm I pick Dinosaur and for that is Raptor Red AND her sister (you can’t make me choose) from Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker. They’re like Blue from Jurassic World :’)
2. Aang – Purest cinnamon roll
Sophia from Mapmaker’s Trilogy by S.E. Grove will always pop up in my mind when you say ‘cinnamon roll’. She’s just so sweet and pure, plucky girl who wants to discover the world. Which leads to some tearjerkers later on when it flew away from her reach *Paradise by Coldplay starts playing*
3. Avatar State – A stubborn character/A character that struggles with letting go
Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan is both stubborn and struggles with letting go of a certain JERK who BETRAYED her. This leads to being constantly betrayed and trust issues, but she’s still stubborn to both trying to reach them but also letting them go.
So those were my answers! Agree with any? What would some of your choices be? Comment below!
Since I wasn’t specifically tagged to do this book tag, I’ll tag YOU!