13 November 2018

Book Tag. Spyro aka The Purple Dragon is Back!

This tag was created by me. All images belongs to Insomniac Games and Toys For Bob.
Happy release to Spyro Reignited Trilogy! I missed this Dragon purple so much. 💜 The worlds from these games are magical -- the settings, the colours, the plot, the missions/puzzles, the gems, the characters, and Sparx. Everything is PERFECTION! I received my copy yesterday (along with the cutest Funko) and so far I've loved everything about it. Well, Spyro felt really heavy on the flight level and the animatics from the soldiers in Peace Keepers are missing something, but I don't care. To celebrate the release, I created a Spyro Book Tag. Even if you never played the game, you can join because it's all about books.

If you have seen all the book tags I've joined before, you know that choosing only one answer for each prompt is nearly impossible for me -- it's like if you asked me to choose my favourite cat! So, I present to you, a short list of adventure books with unforgettable heroes.

Don't you love when the first book in a series leave you wanting for more? Me too! Waiting one year for the sequel is unbearable -- the waiting is even worse when the story ends with a cliffhanger and you're left worrying about the character's destiny. 

I loved the new cover of Vicious by V.E. Schwab. Both UK and US cover looks gorgeous (look at the skulls *.*), but I love the US cover the most. I mean, red is my favourite colour, after all.

Majestic winds, bright scales, and flaming breath. Who doesn't  love these mythical beings? I truly wish I read more books featuring dragons. At least, I always find one or two draconian characters.

Anyway, these are some of my favourite bookish dragons:
  • Norbert from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone;
  • Saphira from Inheritance;
  • Drogo from A Song of Ice and Fire.
Like these portals, books are doorways to other places: mythical lands, medieval castles, scorching deserts, frozen tundras, and so on. The mesmeric atmosphere of these places whisper your name and make you wish to fall into these magical worlds.
  • Hogwarts. I'm still waiting for my letter... I thought magical owls didn't get lost.
  • Wonderland.
  • Middle Earth. I have a confession to make: I never read the books.
  • The Empire. From The tribal lands to the Forest of Dusk (I love everything creepy and that one inhabitant).
  • The wild woods from The Bear and the Nightingale.  
Can you guess which book stole my heart? Yes, Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier. This book holds a piece of my heart. Its magic and darkness made me fall in love reading all over again.
If you ask me to pick my favourite villain from the Spyro Trilogy, I won't even bat an eyelash before answering Ripto. Now, do I hate some of these villains? Yes, I do. Would I want them to have done anything differently? No, because then I wouldn't love to hate them.
  • The Commandant from An Ember in the Ashes.Why does she keep hurting Elias? And Laia? This woman is pure evil!
  • Sloan from Monsters of Verity. First, he's literally a monster -- a Malchai. Secondly, he viciously murders innocents, bathing in their blood, and physically and mentally scarred my Kate.
  • Naughty John from The Diviners. Even in his ghost form, he slaughters his victims. But what makes me love to hate this villain is his creepy whistling and this nightmarish rhyme he recites as he stalks his victims.
I just realized that I need to read more books that feature witches and wizards. My readings feature a lot of magic, but for some odd reason don't mention witches or wizards. So, here are some books that features witches and a kind of wizard.

Please, don't get mad at me for not featuring strong male characters. I want to celebrate strong women who are inspiring is so many ways. Intelligence, kindness, and cunningness. All these traits and many more make a woman strong. 

My picks for strong female characters are: 
  • Essie from The Keeper of the Bees. She struggles with mental illness and everyone's prejudice regarding it;
  • Audrey Rose from Stalking Jack the Ripper, who fights for her dreams even if it goes against the society's expectations;
  • Laia from An Ember in the Ashes. A strong heart can beat any weapon and overcome the darkness;
  • Marcella from Vengeful. I don't want to spoil the book, but Marcella DESTROYS the patriarchal order. 
Am I excited about the arrival of a new year? Nope! I really wish to find a time turner or discover a magical spell to stop time. I need time to take a breath and try to figure out my life (or to play endless hours of Spyro without feeling guilty). But since I can't stop time, here are some upcoming books I can't wait to get my hands on. 
Ps.  I was lucky to receive an e-ARC of The Girl King. Read my review here. 

P.s. Isn't the cover of Sorcery of Thorns gorgeous? *.*


I'm tagging everyone who loves book tags and dragons. 
If you join, don't forget to share the link with me.


  1. Okay, so I totally didn't know that Spyro was making a comeback! I watched friends play the video game when I was younger, but I was never a big gamer as a kid so I don't know much about it! Thankfully this is all about books though so I'm far more comfortable with that! :)

    YES to all your adventure books! The only one I haven' read is The Burning Sky but I also hadn't seen that cover version of An Ember in the Ashes before!

    I also love the US cover of Vicious but I have the more white one with a head on the cover.

    Also YES to all those places except I still need to read The Bear and the Nightingale.

    I'm also ridiculously excited for King of Scars and I have Sherwood coming up soonish? I missed reading Hunted though so I also need to catch up there!

    Again, awesome tag and I hope you're having a good November!

  2. Ooh this sounds like a fun tag! Also, love your choices!