Lyn from Great Imaginations
tagged me to do the Burn, Rewrite, or Reread
tag/challenge/thing, and that made me SO HAPPY because honestly, this sounds hilarious. Basically, we’re playing kiss/marry/kill but with BOOKS.
The rules are as follows:
randomly pick three books you’ve read, and then decide which you would burn, rewrite or reread. I’m using Goodreads and a random number generator, but I’m sure you could do it another way if you wanted to.
Reread: Faking It by Cora Carmack
This was not difficult, because as a matter of fact, I just reread Faking It
last week! Seriously, this is one of my favorite NA books of all time, and Cade is one of my top book boyfriends of all time. Top notch fake dating banterfluff ♥♥♥
Burn: Altered by Jennifer Rush
I didn’t really *dislike* this book, but I never cared enough to push on with the series. The characters just didn’t pop off the page enough for me, and, well, I’m a character reader. So into the furnace this can go.
Rewrite: Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
IT PAINS ME TO SAY I WOULD REWRITE A KEPLINGER BOOK. But in fairness, this is my least favorite of her YA books so far. I guess it could do with a bit of rewriting – make Amy’s character arc stronger letting her be her own person, make Sonny stop lying much earlier on, and maybe show more past the ending. Still this makes me sad ;____; but I did like Faking It
Burn: Looking For Alaska by John Green
HAHAHAHAA THIS IS NOT DIFFICULT AT ALL. Not too long ago, “Looking for Alaska hate” was a top search term leading to my blog. *cough* I mean, I dunno if I’d say I hate this book, but it was just soooo not for me. Too pretentious, too predictable, too “John Green”-y, and THAT AWKWARD BLOWJOB SCENE HAHAHAHA NO I NEVER WANT TO RELIVE THAT.
Reread: The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar
YESSS I WOULD REREAD THE FLUFFINESS. This is the best genie book I’ve read yet, and it’s such a refreshing paranormal romance. It almost reads more like a contemporary! The ending was cliché, but I just remember squeeing at all the cuteness. I should reread it soon anyway so that I can finally read the sequel!
Rewrite: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
This fits! I liked Illuminate
, though I read it AGES ago, but only parts of it were really good while other parts were predictable and plot hole-y and not so good. I particularly loved the surprise twist on the romance, which made this into one of the best love triangles I’ve read, and the Dorian Gray aspects – though at times that overshadowed the originality of the book. So I guess I’d want to find more balance for those aspects and make the plot a lot stronger and more plausible. (I never did continue on with this series. Meh.)
Rewrite: Inked by Eric Smith
I loved the concept of Inked
, but the execution was not the best. I didn’t care too much for the characters – which for me is obviously a big stumbling block – and the plot kind of lacked cohesion and proper pacing. I thought this was because it was a standalone, but I know Eric’s working on a sequel… so it’s all just a little awkward.
Reread: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab
YES YES MORE WESLEY IS ALWAYS BETTER. WESLEYWESLEYWESLEYWESLEYWESLEY ♥♥♥♥
Burn: Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
I actually sold my copy of this book, so it’s fitting that I would put it in the burn pile. I mean, the title gives it away, right? ^^; I didn’t hate this book, but it was just so average, and as a Pride and Prejudice retelling, it did epically fail.
Daisy from Between the Pages
Daph from Loving Books Blog
Christina from A Reader of Fictions
Morgan from Gone with the Words
and YOU, if you want to.
What do you think of my choices? Would you have done any differently?