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The Folklore Book Tag

Hi. How ya doing πŸ™‚

My day started off with me being approved for an ARC of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E Schwab and so I’m truly living my best life.

Over a month ago now Clemi @ Clemi’s Bookish World tagged me to do The Folklore Book Tag. Thank you so much Clemi ❀

Everyone went crazy when this was dropped and I’ve listened to a few of the songs but I haven’t listened to the full album yet so this is also the perfect excuse for me to listen to the whole set.


  • Link to the original creator Ilsa @ Whisper of Ink
  • Tag at least three people
  • Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post
  • Thank whoever tagged you and link to their post


I think the ending of Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater definitely left me in a state of “what the fuckkk” (I don’t really get speechless) just because that final scene was so crazy and I had to come to terms with what I’d just read.


I’m listening to this as I do this question and the music video is so pretty!

Reading Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes for the first time was a pretty bitter sweet moment. I was thrilled because I finally got my hands on the concluding novel but at the same time it was really sad because this was the series that got me into reading YA and now it was over.


For this I’m going with What Kind of Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinnel. This book really takes a look at domestic abuse: kind of the small signs of how it begins, how the people involved feel and are treated, etc. and this is what fascinated me about this book. I didn’t necessarily enjoy reading about the topics brought up in this book but I was intrigued and with the way the perspectives are written I definitely thought it was well told.


I think this ones my favourite song from the whole album (even if I only did just realise it’s a TikTok meme song now)

Oh boy. There’s actually so many. It’s less about wishing I hadn’t read them and more me wishing I hadn’t wasted my time. The first couple that comes to mind is Paper Towns by John Green. This book was so pretentious. So annoying. I stayed up till 3am just so I didn’t have to read it for another day.


My go to answer for questions like this is always a Cassandra Clare novel and I’m sorry but she makes me feel things like nobody else. I literally only ever sob when I read her books.

I sobbed my little heart out for the first … 4 chapters of Queen of Air and Darkness. It was so bad I couldn’t see the pages.


I feel like Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell was just a callout post of all my bad habits and I hated it. The calling out and the actual book.


When I think of the books I read as a kid I immediately think of Twilight. Listen I am the first person to trash on this series but 8 year old me loved these books. I remember buying my copy from Asda and that copy is still sitting on my shelf today, it’s literally older then two of my siblings. Should an 8 year old have been reading these books? Probably not but oh well. Recently with the release of Midnight Sun the nostalgia has doubled.


The Debutante duology by Jennifer Lynn Barnes reminds me of summer as for the past two summers I have read one of these book and so I’ve come to associate them with the season. This series which is made up of Little White Lies and Deadly Little Scandals are the perfect mystery/thriller reads for summer. They’re so fast paced, filled with the good kind of drama and have so much personality to them. I cannot reccomend these books enough!


Solitaire by Alice Oseman is definitely a book that talks about loneliness with the main character Tori feeling these emotions.


Oh god I can’t even remember. If my memory is right, which is probably isn’t to be honest, then Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo definitly had me yearning for more when I read it earlier this year. I loved the plot, the characters and the overall aesthetic and so I definitly slipped into a mini hangover after finishing it.


Hmmm. For this I’m going to go with Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennet. Before I read this book I was not a fan of cute and fluffy contemporary romance novels. I always got lots of second hand embarrassment from the romances, always got annoyed at the characters actions in the relationship, etc.

But this book, which I randomly picked up for free on Riveted one night when I couldn’t sleep, totally changed my mind, or at least opened me up to the idea that I could enjoy YA romance novels, it was just a case of trying and finding what I liked.


I adore a lot of female characters. Celeana Sardothian from Throne of Glass, Daisy Winters from Prince Charming, Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson, Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter. I read Slay by Brittney Morris recently and I loved the main character Kiera. There’s literally so many.’


Listen. I know I used this as an answer just a couple of prompts ago but Ninth House was wild. Some of the scenes in there are etched in my brain and I was genuinely reading through my fingers at times.

yearn for me

More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn left me yearning for a lot of things: another one of her books to read, a meaning in life like the two main characters seemed to have, a romance half as cute. A lot of yearning went on during and after my time reading this.

i would die for nico

The easiest question of the lot. Don’t even have to think about it. Nico di Angelo. My dude deserves only happiness and if I have to take a bullet for him to get that then come at me bro.


There was so much buzz and so much love surrounding Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff when it first came out and yet I hated it. I didn’t like the format, I didn’t like the story and this book is lowkey the reason I am never living in a house with an Amazon Alexa thing. No thank you.


So there we go. This was meant to go up yesterday but this tag was a whole lot longer then I actually realised and I got tired and I bailed mid post. Instead I went on a midnight walk down to the marina where I was 100% sure I was gonna get murdered and thrown into the sea. Funsies.

Thank you so much again to Clemi for tagging me. I had a whole lot of fun. 😊 I’m not going to be tagging anyone today because I’m late to the party, I feel like a lot people have done this already and I don’t want to be annoying.

Just in case there anyone out there who is late to board the “folklore tag” train then considered yourself tagged!!!

Thanks so much for reading, happy weekend and stay safe :)))

Elli xx

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