Hello book friends!
We’re back with another book tag. This week we are doing the “Read, Rewrite, Burn” book tag which we’ve seen on multiple blogs lately. We don’t know the origins of the tag but whoever created it is genius because it’s basically a more appropriate version of F*ck, Marry, Kill!
- Randomly choose 3 books
- For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread
- Repeat until you’ve completed six rounds (or however many rounds you want to do)
- Read: To Kill a Kingdom
- Rewrite: Everless
- Burn: Twilight
Phew, this one was easy. Lira and Elian are perfect, but Everless had some room to grow and we all know Twilight is garbage (sorry teenage Teagan’s poor heart).
- Read: Empire of Storms
- Rewrite: Lord of the Fading Lands
- Burn: Song Rising
Despite Maeve we love EOS. Between Manon, Aelin and Rowan we are reduced to a puddle of fangirl mush. But Fading Lands needed more plot/less devotion, and Song Rising just went up in flames for us.
- Read: The Selection
- Rewrite: Queen’s Rising
- Burn: The Oddling Prince
Argh, this one was hard. But let’s just appreciate The Selection for what it was, a quick and enjoyable young adult dystopia – it’s not a masterpiece but it gets the job done. Queen’s Rising was good and would definitely benefit from a re-write and maybe less daddy drama. The Oddling Prince was too much for us to handle.
- Read: Rhapsodic
- Rewrite: A Court of Wings and Ruin
- Burn: Heart of Mist
This one could’ve gone a couple ways. Because A Court of Wings and Ruin was trash and needs to be burned but Heart of Mist was a hot mess and needs to be voted off the island more. But clearly Rhapsodic and Desmond (insert Teagan swooning here) are here to stay.
- Read: Furyborn
- Rewrite: Midnight Blue
- Burn: Rebel Heir
This isn’t even a competition. Furyborn is one of our favorite reads of 2018. Both Midnight Blue and Rebel Heir were ridiculous, but at least we both finished Midnight Blue. The misogyny, baby daddy drama, and lack of sexual education were just too much to save Rebel Heir.
- Read: The Bird and The Sword
- Rewrite: Uprooted
- Burn: Fate of the Tearling
The Bird and the Sword and Uprooted are amazing fantasies. We need more fantasy from Amy Harmon pronto. We hate when the third installment of a series goes bad, but The Fate of the Tearling wasn’t just bad. It was pure chaotic train wreck. We still aren’t sure what happened there actually.
This tag was so much fun! We’re not tagging specific people this week but if you liked the tag do it and ping us so we can see your answers!
What do you think of our choices? Would you make the same ones?