I was tagged by Emily @The Little Book Affair. Thank you for tagging me!
Phase 1: Initial attraction – a book you bought because of the cover
Basically all the books I buy are picked up for their cover, if not because I’ve heard of them before. I’m horrible about picking my books solely because they have pretty covers.
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
I am insanely upset that they changed the cover of the final book for this series. I hate the new cover, the originals were so freaking gorgeous.
Phase 2: First Impressions – a book you got because of the summary
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother’s bedside. She’s been stricken with something the old-timers call “Milk Sickness.”
“My baby boy…” she whispers before dying.
Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother’s fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, “henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose…” Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an ax, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House.
While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.
Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.
Sucked me in, no questions asked.
Phase 3: Sweet Talk – a book with great writing
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
No surprises here.
Phase 4: First Date – a first book of a series that made you want to pick up the rest of the series
Daughter of Smile & Bone by Laini Taylor
Phase 5: Late Night Phone Calls – a book that kept you up all night
Gone by Michael Grant
Phase 6: Always On My Mind – a book you could not stop thinking about
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
Phase 7: Getting Physical – a book which you love the way it feels
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Phase 8: Meet The Parents – a book you would recommend to your friends and family
Harry Potter (all of them) by J.K. Rowling
Is this cheating?
Phase 9: Thinking About The Future – a book you know you will reread many times in the future
Actually, my answer for this one is the same as the last one. I know I should probably pick another, but Harry Potter is the only series I know I will read many, many times in the coming years, so that is my answer for this one, too.
Phase 10: Share The Love – who do you tag?
And… anyone else who hasn’t done it yet! I tag you.