Normal Thursday service is resumed and I am sharing The Viper Book Tag!
Irrelevant side note: I really miss this beach.
Marianne: A Fierce Female Character
Kirsten from The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. She is fabulous and fierce. She takes charge when all the men die and the women have to start doing things they’ve never done before. Oh Kirsten. I love her so much.
Twelve Isles: A Memorable Setting
The magical underworld of Venice in The Mask of Aribella by Anna Hoghton. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a book set in Venice before, but this setting was wonderful, and definitely memorable.
The Viper: A Complex Villain
Oooh. The characters in The Chain by Adam McKinty. I don’t want to say too much about who they are but the premise is that a child is kidnapped, and then their parents have to kidnap another child. I don’t know if they really count as villains? But there’s definitely
Grace: A Kickass and Supportive Female Character
Irris from the Sorrow duology by Melinda Salisbury. She is an amazing character, and she’s not afraid to tell Sorrow when she needs to get her shit together. She stands up for what she believes in and is the best friend a girl could hope for.
Torin: A Reluctant Royal
Oh. Oh. The one from A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer, who definitely does not want to be a royal, but is one by birth and has to start facing up to that in this second book. I can’t say who it is though because this book hasn’t been out long enough for us to have passed the statue of limitations on spoilers. But if you’ve read it, you know who I mean and if you haven’t read it, you should.
Bronn: A Misunderstood Character
I’m not a huge fan of “misunderstood” as away of describing a character (like, who is to say what someone else “misunderstands”? and also, people use it as a way of covering up crappy behaviour – “oh he’s SO misunderstood”), but my venom aside, Bryce Quinlan from Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas. I love her, but people in the book are always assuming she is a particular kind of person, and then finding out she’s not. So she counts for this, right?
Romance: Star-Crossed Lovers
I’ve not mentioned this book in a long while, but I definitely Mateo and Rufus from They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. What could be more star-crossed than meeting and falling for each other on the day you get a call saying you’re going to die within 24 hours?
Have you done this tag yet? And more importantly, have you read Viper?