30 May 2018

Cake Flavoured Books Tag. Who Loves Cake?

Welcome to Cake Week! This week is all about cake, cupcakes and muffins, slices of pie and everything sweet. I saw this tag a few months ago on Annemieke @ADancewithDragons (it was created by Cat @PaperFury). I wanted to join it, but I wanted to find the perfect moment. Since I'm sharing my review of Deadly Sweet by Lola Dodge this week, why not create Cake Week?

Disclaimer: This book tag may leave you craving for cake.

*You know a book tag is going to be very long when you can't only pick a dark book that you absolutely loved* I love dark books. I can spend my days reading dark books. Picking just one would be a betrayal (and there is nothing worse than betraying a book).

Fluffy contemporaries are light reads, right? These always make my heart flutter. Not that I read that many. I've been trying to but, you know, my heart was stolen by dark books even though they keep breaking it.

I love red velvet cake. And red velvet cupcakes. It's so decadent! I thought a lot about which book to pick because or I love a book with all my heart or I find it meh or I hate it with passion. 

There's only a book series that I can think of that left me with lots of mixed feelings, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. This series will always have a special place in my heart-shelf, but the final books angered me so much! Why?
  • Ron was a jealous brat by the end of the series;
  • Just because a boy is mean to you, doesn't mean he likes you. Stop this stereotype! How could someone ship Hermione/Ron?;
  • All the stereotypes;
  • Snape was no hero and yet Harry gives his name to one of his kids;
  • Harry being always like "let's try to get ourselves killed".
Heart's Blood by Juliet Mariller. For those of you who have been following me for a very long time, you know that I can't shut up about this book. Every time someone asks me for a book recommendation this is my pick because it is pure perfection!
First and foremost, I'm intolerant to coffee. Cappuccinos, lattes, tiramisu, coffee cake, etc. Anything with a coffee is a no-no to me (although because of uni, sometimes, sacrifices must be made). As coffee is loved by most people, so is Uprooted by Naomi Novik. However, I put it down three years ago and I never finished it. 

I don't know how it happened since the book has everything I love, folk tales, magic and monsters. But it was just too slow. I know: BLASPHEMY!
Instead of picking just a book, I'm going to pick an author because all of her books are odes to writing: Victoria Schwab aka V.E. Schwab aka the Dark Queen. Why her?
  • Literally all of her books are on my I-loved-with-all-my-heart-even-if-it-shattered-my-heart-in-pieces list;
  • Fierce female characters who kick-butt:
  • Jaw-dropping plots;
  • All the feelings;
  • Darkness, lots and lots of darkness.
Honourable Mentions: Juliet Marillier and Leigh Bardugo
Easy as pie. An Ember in the Ashes. Then A Torch Against the Night. Every time I finished one of Sabaa Tahir's stories, I was left wanting for more. But then the announcements would come: one more sequel, two more sequels and now I've four books of epic adventures and Elias.
Just leaving you with some Tiramisu perfection. Mouth-watering, right? Just like Sabaa Tahir's books.
Long series, beautiful long series. What would my life be without them? A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (just give me book five now!), The Diviners by Libba Bray, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.
Since the answer was so short, I'm just going to leave you with another mouth-watering gif.
A Book I Thought I Would Love: Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell
  • Retelling? 🗸 
  • Strong female character? 🗸 
  • Positive female friendship? 🗸 
  • Love triangle that came out of the blue? Ergg!
  • Let's marry even though I'm in love with another woman? Wait?! What?! This book had everything to be perfect until this very moment. 
A Book I Thought I Would Hate: I don't usually pick up a book that  I think I'll hate. I'm very careful with my readings, so I always choose something I believe I'll love with all my heart (even though many times I end disappointed).

What is your favourite type of cake? Which books remind you of cake? 
But most important: are you feeling the urge to bake right now?


  1. I love Harry Potter, but I agree with your points. I’ve never been a Ron/Hermione fan, and Snape is awful. He bullies children.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. I'm still trying to figure out why Hermione/Ron happened because all they did was fight. Snape was mean and a bully (his past should have taught him better). He was not a hero!

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    1. I'm so sorry for having deletes your comment (no longer checking my blog through the cell phone). Awww, thank you so much for you kind words about my blog.<3

      Happy readings! ;)

  3. I love all cake, but my reading tastes are definitely vanilla. I love those sweet, light reads, and enjoyed the three you pictured.

    1. I really need to read more vanilla cake flavoured books.

      Happy readings, Sam! ;)

  4. Ouhh nice tag !! though I'll be a week later doing it.. woops.xd

    I mostly love any cakes.. but cheesecakes are my weakness..

    1. When it comes to book tags, I'm always behind. Cheesecake is delicious.

  5. This is such a fun tag. Cheesecake is my favorite kind of cake by far. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Oh my god, yum. I need to go get a cupcake today after our 5k walk event!! :) I love this tag! Great picks!!

  7. This post has made me hungry... I have birthday cake to eat, that's sort of as good as eating all the cakes in this post! And I've actually had Heart's Blood on my shelf for a little while and I slipped it off to debate reading the other day. You have just given me the push to give it a shot because why not, right?

  8. Thank you for the fun tag-I loved it-hope you will visit!!

  9. I highly approve of cake week haha.

    Yeah I'm not a Ron fan and even less so a Ron/Hermoine fan. I have always thought that Krum would be better for her because he clearly adored her.