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Piano Playlist Tag

I’ve been tagged by the wonderful Riddhi @ Whispering Stories. Thank You Riddhi ❤ Go show her some ❤ her and her blog deserve it!!

Rules:

  1. Post the rules in your… post.
  2. Answer all the questions and if you’ve never heard any of the songs, listen to them before you answer the questions.
  3. Link the creator and the person who nominated you (Moi @Bookish Blunders).
  4. Nominate 8 people. Only 8. (Why? There’s no Symphony no. 9, so…)
  5. Use the featured image I’ve posted on this tag. (It’s drawn by Moi and she’d like some recognition)

Beethoven–Moonlight Sonata : A book you read that had an unexpected plot twist near the end:

A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1)

A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn.

This the first book in the Veronica Speedwell Mystery series.

In a mystery you expect for twists but not quite like this.

I have to say for me personally, I didn’t like it. Especially, when this twist comes into play in future books.


Lizst–La Campanella : A book that you couldn’t even finish:

The Vanishing Girl (Daphne and Velma, #1)

The Vanishing Girl by Josephine Ruby, I was really hoping for some good ole fashion Scooby-Doo mystery solving hijinks . I LOVE the tv shows. So when I discovered this I was over the moon.

I could only read a few chapters because I can’t stand the bratty bitch behavior. We’re given the reason for Daphne’s behavior but it doesn’t make it right. The Mean Girl trope is my least favorite and I wish it would stay dead.

I can’t justify wasting my time on this. This was a very big let down.


Rimsky-Korsakov–Flight of the Bumblebee : A book that was crazy and chaotic that you couldn’t even figure out what was happening:

Piranesi

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke,

This is by no means a bad or unreadable book. I enjoyed this story it just took a few chapters at the beginning of the book to find my footing.

This is very much a mystery book and we as readers don’t know what is happening and our main character doesn’t either. Along the way the threads untangle and you start seeing how things are weaved but you still won’t be able to tell what the design is until the very end. And even then it could be a multitude of things.


Mozart–Rondo Alla Turca : A book that is so over-recommended that everyone and their grandma has read it. (it’s still good, though):

These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights, #1)

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong,

Okay maybe not every grandma has read this but it sure does seem that way. Usually I avoid hype trains for a while because been there & have train marks on my back. Although, this time it worked out in my favor because this was everything everyone said and more.

Juliette is the Pokémon evolution of Jude from The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. lol I have to call it like I see it.


Beethoven–Für Elise : A book that has been one of your favorites for ages:

Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles Series is Getting a Brand New Look |  Fierce Reads

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer,

I read them when they were first coming out and I loved the fresh take on these fairytales. I’m a big fan of fairytales and these were a nice edition.


Chopin–Fantaisie-Impromptu : A book that is high up on your to be read list:

Kingdom of Souls (Kingdom of Souls, #1)

So many! And if talking about them could count toward reading them I’d have a lot smaller TBR pile.

Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron was something I wanted to read last year but never go to. I want to prioritize this one and finally read it!!


Beethoven–Sonata No. 17 “Tempest” 3rd Movement : A book that you love but isn’t that well-known:

Realm of Ash (The Books of Ambha #2)

Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri a companion novel to Empire of Sand

I may be cheating because I haven’t read this one yet, but I never see anyone talking about this series. And sequels especially companion novels tend to fall off the radar.

It takes place 10 years after EoS and follows Mehr’s sister Arwa.

The lore and magic of this world is so lush and paired with the writing style is just *chef’s kiss*


Mozart–Eine Kleine Nachtmusik : A book that is extremely long, but you still like it:

The Empire of Gold (Daevabad Trilogy, #3)

Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

This is a big and glorious book that never felt like it dragged. Sometimes big books tend to have some filler content especially in a finale.

I think this was just the right length to build up to the epic showdown and giving me all the feelings. Everything isn’t tied up beautifully but enough is given so you’re satisfied with the new direction the world and characters are taking.


Debussy–Clair De Lune : A book that was wonderful from start to finish:

A Spark of White Fire (The Celestial Trilogy, #1)

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna ,

I know I talk about this book a lot but I’m not sorry.

This was incredible from start to finish.

I especially appreciate it obliterating my hopes and dreams so that I can devote all my time to thinking about it instead.


I Tag:

Rebecca @ Bex the Bibliophile

Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal

Emma @ Turn Another Page


As always don’t feel obliged to do this tag if you don’t wish too!


Thanks for reading 🙂

Uncategorized

Fable by Adrienne Young

Out September 1, 2020


This was a quick paced story that I found interesting. The writing was great and I didn’t feel that it dragged the story.

There was a disconnect for me and I can’t put my finger on why. I felt for Fable’s plight and what she wanted and I wanted her to succeed but when the moment comes it falls super short of hitting that climatic part.

Maybe that was the goal when you think and consume over one thing and then you get it and it isn’t how you expected it to feel.

I really liked the crew of Marigold, they faintly reminded me of the Six of Crows cast, so of course I took an immediate liking to them. However, this s shadow of the former where this cast doesn’t stand stark against each other too much. Which is a shame since found family is a big part of the themes in this story and it isn’t taken full advantage of.

Then there’s the romance element, I liked that it didn’t take up and entire portion of the book however it comes out of nowhere which is worse. They have like three conversations and speak very little to each other interacting with each other very little. I don’t mind slow burn but this ignites from 0 to 60 with no progression.

This story was predictable but still held intrigue thanks to the action scenes.

Purchase links:

Indie Bound | Amazon US | Book Depository

I’m still interested in the sequel and final book Namesake out March 2021

Fable (Fable, #1)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Thanks to Netgalley and Wednesday Books for a free copy