Thank you very much, Sahi, for nominating me! I’m really excited to answer all of your questions!!!
#1 What has been your favorite book this year and why?
My favorite book this year was probably Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I’m not quite sure why I chose the second one in the series (Shadow and Bone and Ruin and Rising were great as well), but I just feel that the second book had the most character development (Nikolai!!), world build-up and new dimensions I really enjoyed!
#2 What are your favorite tropes in books?
I have a lot of them, but here are a few:
- the chosen one: nothing better than Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Cinder, Throne of Glass
- magic: Harry Potter, Black Blade, Shadow and Bone, Silver, The Cruel Prince
- teenage gangs: Six of Crows, Harry Potter, Shadow and
- special abilities: Six of Crows, Red Queen
#3 Is there a book or something that you usually see in books that makes you mad?
Haha, there are many things. But I really don’t like when the protagonist either whines the whole damn time, when the protagonist makes some unreliable choices or when the plot is toooo slow paced.
#4 Which characters in books have you related to or seen yourself in the most?
For some reason, Jane, from My Lady Jane is the person coming to my mind here. Not because she is to marry a horse, thank god that doesn’t apply for me, but because she would rather read than find a suitable guy just like I would chose reading over parties, going out at night and dances and drinking any time.
#5 Which genre would you recommend to newbie readers and why?
While my true love is fantasy, I wouldn’t recommend it to newbie readers because you can easily get lost in the many many many different choices, worlds, sub genres and so on. I would probably recommend an easy contemporary read as the world is the same and the problems are often relatable and everything is just real-life scenario…
#6 How do you think hype affects your perceptions about a book?
Oh god, I’m terrible with hypes. While my former and slightly less experienced self always reviewed a hyped up book with five stars (aka Turtles all the way down – I grew since then), I’m now even more critical and not that fast with giving away five stars. I’m always happy when I like a hyped book (meaning it lives up to my standards), but I usually don’t let the hype cloud my actual judgement.
#7 Is there a particular fantasy world you would love to visit or live in?
Oh, that’s a great question! Of course, I would like to leave the muggle world and continue going to school at Hogwarts! I mean, who hasn’t dreamed about using a wand?
#8 What’s one book you would love to see on screen?
I would LOVE to see Six of Crows on screen! There is so much screen potential and so much character development that this book is perfect! Plus, I can’t imagine what actors they would chose! However, there is a major chance that the movie won’t live up to my expectations because it’s hard to turn a masterpiece into a movie (only worked 100% once – Harry Potter) and so I’m not too sad that this will probably stay a book for at least a little while!
#9 What representation would you love to see more of in books?
That’s a tough question! I guess I would love to see more protagonists with disabilities as most of the YA protagonists are super fit, are skinny, pretty, have special abilities and I would really love to read about reality, where not everyone is perfect at everything!
#10 Is there any genre you don’t read much but would love to try?
Yes, contemporary! I have been reading a bit more contemporary these past few months (like Roomies, Fangirl, Black Rabbit Summer), but I would really love to read some more, but I never know what to start with!
#11 What’s the one book you love to reread for comfort?
Definetely Silver! I have read this book at least 10 times over the past four or five years, but it’s never only slightly more boring than the first time! Everything just fits for me with this series and I can’t imagine what I would be reading for comfort hadn’t I found this incredible trilogy!
- Have you read any outstanding books this year and if yes, which ones?
- Wich upcoming release are you most excited for and why?
- What’s your favorite genre and why?
- If you could only read one trope, which would it be?
- In a great fantasy book, what do you value more: atmosphere or magic-system?
- Are there any characters you can relate to personally?
- What annoys you the most about books?
- Is there anything (even if it’s just a small detail) you would like to change about your favorite book?
- What aspects based on do you chose what book you’ll read next?
- What’s your go-to comfort reread?
- Do you think you’ll be still reading the same genre/books/tropes/authors ten years from now?