Today, I’ve decided to do something a little different! Instead of stealing other people’s tag ideas, I decided that I want to create one. Now, in saying this, I haven’t checked to see whether or not this tag has been done before, I just know that I want to try it. So, if you see a tag similar to this one anywhere, shoot me a message and I’ll check them out!
Now, moving onto the tag. The Book Battle Tag, a fun challenge where you place the title of all your favourite books into a bowl and swoosh them around so they’re all mixed up. Then you’re going to withdraw two titles from the bowl and pit those names against each other. Which one is your true favourite? Ding. Ding. Ding. Let’s find out!
ROUND 1: The Hunger Games VS The Unexpected Everything
I don’t want to say that I’m already regretting this challenge, buuuut, this is hard! Why am I pitting my favourites against each other?!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins has been a favourite of mine for such a long time. I remember reading it in high school and loving it. It’s a classic amongst the YA genre. How can I not love it?
The Unexpected Everything is a title I discovered last year. It took me a little to get into, but once I grew attached to the characters I absolutely fell in love with the book. I love, love, love the characters. Everything about this one just warms my heart.
It’s such a tough choice, but I’m going to have to choose The Hunger Games, only because it’s been a favourite for so long. This was a very hard choice, and I hope that the choices don’t get any more difficult, I might just rip out my hair.
WINNER: The Hunger Games
ROUND 2: The Darkest Minds VS Cinder
I may be freaking out a little. Just, okay. I don’t think this one is going to be as hard. (It’s still hard though). I’m going to pick Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I can’t help myself to a retelling and this entire series is packed full of them! It’s so well written, the characters are incredible and I remember hating my life because I had to wait for Winter to come out. (So worth the wait!)
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken only recently wormed its way into my heart. I love the characters and the series as a whole. I love dystopians, but unfortunately it didn’t win my heart over today.
ROUND 3: Twilight VS A Court of Thorns and Roses
Okay. Okay. Okay.
A past obsession matched against my current obsession.
It’s obvious to me that A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas is the winner here. I mean, I can’t get enough of anything that SJM writes. I just want it to be known that Twilight is the book that got me into the YA world. It’s the book that got me obsessed with reading. Twilight means the world to me, it’s a massive part of my life.
WINNER: A Court of Thorns and Roses
ROUND 4: A Very Large Expanse of Sea VS Missing
Okay. Damn. What a difficult choice.
Missing by Kelley Armstrong has a few really good memories attached to it for me. It has a different type of value compared to Tahereh Mafi’s A Very Large Expanse of Sea. The thing is, I can’t help but favour the book that has a really good underlining meaning. That’s filled with knowledge and learning. Especially when that book is jam packed with nostalgia. Which means, my chosen victor is A Very Large Expanse of Sea. Missing means a great deal to me, but it isn’t filled with the same learnings as A Very Large Expanse of Sea.
WINNER: A Very Large Expanse of Sea
FINAL ROUND: Stalking Jack the Ripper VS Fangirl
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is the winner for this one. I have to let this one win. I have to. It’s the book that pulled me from my two year slump. It’s the book that made me fall in love and cry and obsess. It’s the book that made me want to read it again the second I finished it. It’s the book that made me want to read contemporaries more. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco is an incredible book and I love it with all my being, but it doesn’t hold flame next to Fangirl.
Thanks so much for reading along! Let me know if you play this, and which books were your victors? Have a fantabulous day!