The Raven Cycle Book Tag

Hello beautiful people!

A WHILE back, I was tagged in The Raven Cycle Book Tag by none other than the wonderful Sydney at Fire and Rain Books. Her blog is super adorable, with her little cute signatures and icons and line breaker images she uses in her posts! Additionally, her blog with full of information and interesting topics…so please go and see her blog if you haven’t already! Thank you for tagging me Sydney!

The creator of this tag is Inside My Library Mind, another phenomenal blogger who actaully invited me to a read-a-long of the book series in August (…funny thing when she’s the first person I thought to tag in this yet she’s the creator…). Down to Earth and super friendly, you MUST see her blog as well if you are a dedicated book blogger and book blogger fan.

It’s book tag time! Note that the images I used are from Inside My Library Mind’s  site and belong to her; I do not take any credit for this and simply are using the character name images as part of the book tag.

The Rules

  • Mention the creator in your post.
  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • If you want to use the creator’s graphics (check the link to her blog), just make sure to give credit!
  • Be sure to include the rules in your post.
  • Tag more people so we can all enjoy it!
  • And most importantly… HAVE FUN!

Blue Sargent: Your Favorite Quirky Character

“Blue was a fanciful, but sensible thing. Like a platypus, or one of those sandwiches that had been cut into circles for a fancy tea party.”

There are a number of quirky characters I love, especially since this is typically my favourite character type in literature and other forms of entertainment. I find that though this character type is rather odd, they have such interesting insights into the world and events in the tale. Some of these include:

  • Sherlock Holmes from Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series
  • Luna Lovegood from J.K. Rowling’s  Harry Potter series
  • Newt Scamander from J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

 

Gansey: A Leader

“Gansey was just a guy with a lot of stuff and a hole inside him that chewed away more of his heart every year.”

Yona from Mizuho Kusanagi’s Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn) is a wonderfully beautiful and fierce leader. Yona, the daughter to the King of Kouka Kingdom, is chased from the castle with only loyal companion by her side. Throughout the story, she must fight for her life every day. The story also revolves around the fact that she is the reincarnation of the Red Dragon, King Hiryuu, who had four loyal dragon companions that helped make the land of Kouka prosperous. When she meets the other dragons, they have a compulsion to follow her. What I truly love is that they don’t follow her BECAUSE of this…they follow her because of her will to save others and her compassion. She has many qualities of a leader, which grows as she matures and becomes less ignorant about the world. I love her character, for she’s aware of her faults and works towards constantly improving herself.

Ronan Lynch: Your Favorite Character of All Time

“I am being perfectly fucking civil.”

Such an appropriate tag line, since Ronan and Noah are my favourites! I didn’t end up finishing the series, but I love these two characters and basically only got excited to read about them. This was pretty easy for me ha-ha! I am still dedicated to loving Lyra Belaqua from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy. She’s just so feisty, strong, smart, independent, and amusing. Lyra is someone I would inspire to be like one day, a seeker of knowledge and someone who fights even when she’s scared to do so.

Other favourites I MUST add are Sirius Black and Rubeus Hagrid from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

Adam Parrish: A Character You Disliked at First but Love Now

“If you combined these two things – the unfathomable and the practical – you were most of the way to understanding Adam Parrish.”

Alec Lightwood from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. I DESPISED him at first, to the point I wanted to jump into the pages and strangle him! He got on my last nerve throughout the first book in the series, City of Bones. After a while though, I started to feel for him and began to love his character more than the main characters, Clary and Jace.

Noah Czerny: The Most Lovable Character

“Depending on where you began the story, it was about Noah Czerny.”

Again, such an appropriate tag for this since Noah is extremely adorable! The feels I have for his characters!! I have quite a few lovable characters, some to which I’ve already named in here…so I’m going to try and pick others.

  • Winnie-the-Pooh from A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh series
  • John Brown from Shiho Inada and Fuyumi Ono’s Ghost Hunt
  • Mai Taniyama from Shiho Inada and Fuyumi Ono’s Ghost Hunt manga
  • Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

The Women of 300 Fox Way: Your Favorite Female Role Model

“ You could ask anyone: 300 Fox Way, Henrietta, Virginia, was the place to go for the spiritual, the unseen, the mysterious, and the yet-to-occur. ”

I’m with Inside My Library Mind on this one and consider Minerva McGonagall an amazing female role model. She taught me how to be strong-willed and independent, how to care for others even when they frustrate you, the importance of believing in yourself, and the importance of believing in others. I truly love her character, putting her in such high regard.

The Search for Glendower: A Book Series You Wish Had Never or Will Never End

“He was everything Gansey wished he could be: wise and brave, sure of his path, touched by the supernatural, respected by all, survived by his legacy.”

Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy! I was devastated when it was over! I didn’t know what to do with myself, since I became so engrossed into the story and the characters and the worlds. I felt at a loss when it was over. Luckily, I heard that the series IS continuing and I’m extremely excited; a little nervous, but mainly excited!

Mr. Gray: An Anti-Hero

“There aren’t terrible ideas. Just ideas done terribly.”

Oh, this one’s easy: Severus Snape from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Honestly, you love to hate him yet hate to love him…what a conundrum! People can give as much hate as they want to him, I certainly did. Yet near the end of the series and the more I learned about his life, the more I realized how much he sacrificed and lost, in addition to how much he did for Harry even when he’d rather not. Well done Rowling, well done…

Psychics and Tarot Cards: Your Favorite Magic System

“It was impossible to forget that all of these women were plugged into the past and tapped into the future, connected to everything in the world and to one another.”

Oh, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter magical system and realm. The world she created for this series is beyond amazing, with so much detail to the development of magic and the magical creatures within it. Truly though, what I think is most appealing is the detail to ALL aspects of the magical realm: the banks, the modes of transportation, the games, the career opportunities, the historical figures…it’s never-ending and makes you believe this place is real.

Kavinsky: Your Favorite Unlikable Character

“Reality’s what other people dream for you.” 

Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is just ONE of those characters you want to love and can’t stand that you love him. He’s an absolutely beautiful man, having both men and women fall for him simply by looks alone. His whole character is a work of art, which is definitely part of the symbolism. As he grows darker and more manipulative to people, you can’t help but want to yell at him and tell him to smarten up. Yet you still want to love his character, feeling sorry for his circumstances.

Cabeswater: Your Favorite Book Setting

“Cabeswater was such a good listener.”

Okay, so everyone probably wants to put Hogwarts…which I can’t really argue with that. But for a change of pace, I’ll choose an additional one. I’m a lover of fantasy and magical worlds, which is no shocker since I love fantasy novels. However, another interest of mine is also Japanese culture, especially the older culture. The Sengoku period (with a twist) in Rumiko Takahashi’s InuYasha is extremely fascinating, though with lots of scary demons and other terrifying things that go bump in the night. The whole concept of living off the land and a lack of large industrialized cities really appeals to me; probably the nature lover in me.

TAG! YOU’RE IT!

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Please feel free to do this tag, even if you haven’t been tagged yet! I always feel so bad since I want to tag everyone, so I’ve been trying to really start changing up who I tag since I can be known for tagging the same people…but I’m getting better!! Promise!

Anyways, Happy Reading!

17 thoughts on “The Raven Cycle Book Tag

  1. I love that you chose Dorian Gray for favorite unlikable character, he is SUCH a fantastic choice. And I love your reasoning, I agree with all of it. ALSO this tag is amazing, The Raven Cycle is one of my favorite series ever, I’m going to have to do this eventually. Great answers!!

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