So I was once again aimlessly wandering on Youtube and I found one of my favorite videos by Ariel Bisset. In other words, she's the creator of this tag that I am just borrowing it for entertainment reasons. And because I'm feeling lazy. Anyway, check her out here, she's awesome.
Basically, this tag is the only one I found so far that celebrates the books we don't like. Maybe that's why I love it so much. The concept is really simple: you just choose a book you would willingly sacrifice in every one of this sceneries. Ariel already said it, but I'm going to do it, too. This is meant to be fun, not offesinve.
1) An Over-Hyped book: Let's start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let's say you're in a book store, just browsing, when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK. An announcement comes over the PA System saying that the military has discovered that the zombies' only weakness is over-hyped books. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated do you start chucking at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!
I have a feeling I'm going to make a lot of people angry with my answer, but whatever. Go for it, right? So, that book? It's The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. And I'm really sorry for it, because from what I've seen she's such a nice person, but I've tried reading that novel and I couldn't even finish it. However, I'll say it's more bad done, than bad. The general idea was really cool, but I couldn't help but get the impression of scatteredness. My guess is that she wanted to write about so many things that she ended up barely covering the basic notions. Also, the central character seemed weak to me. She tried to come by as strong, but at the end of the day, I just don't think she was. And while some people might like The Darkest Minds for what it is, I don't. Sorry, except not really.
2) A Sequel: Let's say you've just left the salon with a SMASHING new haircut and BOOM: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?
Oh, God, this is a hard one. I tend to see the good points of a sequel rather than the bad ones as long as I liked the first book in the series. Anyway, I'll go with Midnight Alley. I don't know what's with me and the Morganville Vampire series, I just seem to enjoy it less and less with every book.
3) A Classic: Let's say you're in a lecture and your English teacher is going on and on about how this classic changed the world, how it revolutionized literature and you get so sick of it that you chuck the classic right at his face because you know what? This classic is stupid and it's worth detention just to show everyone how you feel! What Classic did you chuck?
Vanity Fair! I just hate it so much. So much. So freakin' much! Amelia simply disgusts me with her weakness, and I'm sorry to say it, but Rebecca's chapters just weren't worth the struggle after a while. This thing can burn from all I care.
Can I just go with Vanity Fair again? Pretty please? I don't think I hate anything else that much. No? 'Kay. Then... This is going to be really strange seeing how everything else is in English, but, well, my bad for not thinking the answer before starting writing. La Medeleni. Yes. I hate that so much. So, so much. Lorelei's good, though. I just don't know how they can be written by the same person.
Anyway, this was it, people. The Book Sacrifice Tag. Anyone who wants to can do it, just be sure to leave a link to Ariel's channel. Carmine out. (ha, I feel like a spy!)