Most Likely To…Book Tag

So the aim of this game is write down 18 character names on pieces of paper, and choose three out at a time. Then with each round, there will be three options, and you sort them into who would be “most likely to” do each thing.

Round One:

1. Get Arrested

2. Cry in a Movie

3. Have Kids First

The Characters:

Charlotte Holmes (A Study in Charlotte) has been arrested so she fits perfectly into that category . Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars) would cry in a movie I can totally see that he’s so over-the-top I can’t help but picture him getting worked up over a movie. Peet Mellark (The Hunger Games) would have kids first since he already has two.

Round Two:

1. Become a Multi-Millionaire

2. Write a Best-Selling Book

3. Donate All Their Money to Charity

The Characters:

Elias (An Ember in the Ashes) would donate all his money to charity he’s just that kind of guy. Maven Calore (The Red Queen) would be a multi-millionaire although I won’t comment on the methods he uses to get there. Edmund Pevensie (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) would definitely write a book about all of his adventures in Narnia.

Round Three:

1. Join a Cult

2. Beat Donald Trump in a Presedential election

3. Be a Closet Nerd

The Characters:

Poppy (Wink, Poppy, Midnight) would join a cult, actually she would probably be running the cult. Ron Weasley (Harry Potter) would be Trump in an election although we would probably all vote for him just to see Hermione as the first lady. Aiden (Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between) the lacrosse player is most definitely a closet nerd.

Round Four:

1. Have the Most Piercings

2. Get a Stalker

3. Open an Orphanage

The Characters:

Mare Barrow (The Red Queen) would have the most piercings out of this group. Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson) I can totally see him picking up some stalkers along the way thankfully he has Annabeth to fight them off. Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia) the youngest Pevensie has a heart of gold and I can totally see her opening an orphanage.

Round Five:

1. Became an Actress

2. Join a Gang

3. Open a Bakery

The Characters:

Kahlen (The Siren) would totally open a bakery with Akinli just because it’s something she’s never been able to do. Alice (Alice in Wonderland) this girl would definitely definitely join a gang before realizing how crazy it is and  backing out. America Singer (The Selection) would be an awesome actress I think.

Round Six:

1. Go Christmas Caroling

2. Have a Goth Phase

3. Murder Someone

The Characters:

Aurora Rose (Once Upon a Dream) would go through a Goth phase she missed out on so much of her teen years that it would only make sense for her to rebel in this way. Draco Malfoy (Harry Potter) I think he has the most potential of these three to murder someone but I don’t know if he would. Audrey (Finding Audrey) sweet Audrey and her crazy family would totally go caroling.

If you haven’t done this already consider yourself tagged. I had a lot of fun with this and was laughing out loud while looking at the 3 characters and trying to figure out which category best fit them.

XOXO,
Mary

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Review: Wink, Poppy, Midnight

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Wink, Poppy, Midnight
April Genevieve Tucholke
Hardcover Pub. March 2016
Available Here

Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.

The Good:
-The writing. The writing definitely falls into the category of phenomenal.
-After it ends it stays with you. I found myself thinking about this for days (weeks) after finishing it
-The character of Poppy I love me a well-written villain, if she can even be considered the villain in this.
-Multiple view points. I love getting inside the heads of multiple characters and I think all 3 MC’s had very distinct voices so there was no chance of getting confused.

The Bad:
-There wasn’t much of a plot at least not until almost 2/3 through the book and by that point it’s almost too little too late
-I really enjoy character-driven books but we were a little beaten over the head with the same reveals about the characters like Poppy smells like jasmine and Wink has curly red hair and freckles
-I couldn’t stand Wink she annoyed me to no end. She just felt too unreal for me to really connect to. And I couldn’t figure out why Midnight was so impressed with her. Also, what was so amazing about Midnight?
-At the end I sort of felt myself wondering what exactly was the point of this?

Overall, this is a hard book to peg in any category. It’s sort of magical realism but not and it’s sort of a mystery but not. I think I would have enjoyed it significantly more had the action started earlier. We would have been given much stronger character arcs for all 3 characters and that would add to the reader engagement. I would definitely read more books by the author though because it mastery of words is just amazing. In the end, I am giving this title 3 stars.

Have you read this book? Are there any books that totally capture you based on the blurb and when you close the cover it sadly didn’t live up to your expectations?

XOXO,
Mary