The Book Sacrifice Tag!

Thursday, 22 May 2014
Okay, so I think I'm falling into a blogging slump. Not good, eh? Anyway. I'm going to try and stop it by doing something fun and light-hearted - a tag!
Most of you have probably already heard of this tag - The Book Sacrifice Tag. It was created by the awesome booktuber, Ariel Bissett, and pretty much every booktuber in the community has done it since. I always find the tag videos so entertaining to watch so I thought, heck, why not bring it to blogger!
DISCLAIMER: I am in no way trying to offend any authors or any readers who love the books I'm going to talk about. Truth be told, I've never really hated any books. Maybe disliked them because of a certain aspect/aspects but I really can't think of any off of the top of my head I really hate. So, yeah, I'm not going to trash any authors!


An Over-Hyped book: Let's start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let's say you're in a book store, just browsing, when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK. An announcement comes over the PA System saying that the military has discovered that the zombies' only weakness is over-hyped books. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated do you start chucking at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!

For this one I'm going to have to go with The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.

I'd been wanting to read this book for AGES before I finally bought myself a copy. I remember being so excited to start this, and then, what happened? I felt literally nothing whilst reading it. I'd been expecting way, way, WAY too much of the storyline, the world and, in particular, the love interest, Ash. So everything just seemed to fall flat. I didn't even connect with Ash, the 'bad', brooding boy who I was sure I'd love. The MC wasn't engaging or anything special to me either. I was just so disappointed. However, I didn't hate hate this book - I simply expected a lot more from it. I'm glad to say, though, I do love one of Kagawa's other books, The Immortal Rules!


A Sequel: Let's say you've just left the salon with a SMASHING new haircut and BOOM: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

Crossed by Ally Condie.

This one was just so slow. Like, really, really slow. I'm not one to read a book little by little so I can appreciate it and absorb it all in (one of the main reasons I don't enjoy classics), I need a fast but steady pace to keep my attention. When I was reading this one, my attention was constantly wavering. I actually put it down during my first attempt. Due to the pacing, everything else just seemed to suffer so, yeah, I'm guessing my new hair cut will stay nice and dry with this book shielding it. I gave it way too high a rating in my review. *headdesk*


A Classic: Let's say you're in a lecture and your English teacher is going on and on about how this classic changed the world, how it revolutionized literature and you get so sick of it that you chuck the classic right at his face because you know what? This classic is stupid and it's worth detention just to show everyone how you feel! What classic did you chuck?

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

Okay, so before people hit me, let me lay it out. I had to read this one for school. Getit, for SCHOOL. You're kind-of already programmed to dislike books you have to study from the get go. Or is that just me? :3 When I was reading this one, all I can remember is how bored I was of it. I literally had to pull myself together to face another chapter. BUT - yes, but - this was a couple of years ago. Looking back now, in some ways, I can appreciate it. But not then. Oh, no. I really didn't like it then.


Your least favourite book of life: Let's say that you're hanging out at the library when BAM global warming explodes and the world outside becomes a frozen wasteland. You're trapped and your only chance for survival is to burn a book. What is the book you first run to, your least favourite book of all life, what book do you not fully regret lighting?

This one's really hard for me because, as I've said, I really don't hate any books. But I think I'll go with The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda. I have a good reason for this though.

I despise the main character in this book so much. Hate him actually. Like, a lot. He is arrogant and thinks so much of himself and, ugh. Let's just not go into it too much. It makes me too angry. The plot line was also not as amazing as what I'd expected but it was the MC that made me truly not like this book. He was just... despicable.

SCENARIO FIVE [polandbananasBOOKS's question]:

You're about to go up on stage when you realise you're chewing gum. You have all your favourite series backstage to steady your nerves before your performance and you realise you have to rip out the last page of the last book in one of your favourite series to rid of your gum BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GO ON STAGE CHEWING GUM! What book do you choose to rip out the last page of?

Easy. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.

I really don't like this ending. Really, really, really don't like this ending. I'm not going to go into it because I'll have to reveal spoilers but if you've read it and are wondering why I hate it so much, check out my review/ramble about the book and its ending HERE.

Now I tag:
  • Hawwa @ It Was Lovely Reading You
  • Jack @ The Book Stop
  • Holly @ A DayDreamer's Thoughts
  • Sunny @ A Sunny Spot Blog
  • Francoise @ My Crazy Bookish World
  • Cat @ Life Through a Cat's Eyes
  • Ruby @ Feed Me Books Now
  • Zoe @ Bookhi
  • Kezia @ Chapteriosity
  • Lucy @ Queen of Contemporary
  • Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
  • Everyone else!
[Just remembered most of the bloggers I tagged here are on breaks, haha! :3]

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo


  1. Thanks for tagging me! Looking forward to doing this :)

  2. OH MY GOD NO, not CP2!!! T _ T
    Gosh.I've been so out of it for so long, I've never even heard of this tag, but it definitely seems like a lot of fun to do and it was really entertaining to read :) To be honest, The Iron King was not a mind-blowing first book for me either, but it was okay enough for me to stick with the series, and Ash gets so much better <3 Too bad you didn't like CP2's ending though :( It moved me so much, I can still probably cry if I go read it again right now. I've heard of Fahrenheit 451, but our school didn't make us read that one, haha! This was such a fun post! <3

    1. Nope, CP2's ending just wasn't for me, I'm afraid. *cries* I doubt I'll ever continue The Iron King series unfortunately! :/

      Hehe, thanks!!

  3. Thaaaank yooou! ^_^
    (My blog's not called Life Through A Cat's Eyes's just Through A Cat's Eyes. Honestly, Rocky! ;D) xx

    1. Ooooooooops. It used to be that, didn't it? :O FORGIVE MEH

    2. Yeah, that was the old name...2 years ago :'D I forgive you <3

  4. I love this tag so much! Thanks for tagging me but I've already done it but I may do it again because my opinions change over time.

    1. Oooh, I'll have to check it out (been away from blogger for so long)! :O


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