Lysandra–A Book With A Cover Change You Loved
Polina: Can I say Throne of Glass here? The original hardcover was so boring, and the new covers are so pretty and badass, just like Aelin.
Sondra: Anna and the French Kiss! The original covers were a little cheesy, the new covers are super cute and adorable!
Abraxos–A Book That’s Better on the Inside Than It Looks on the Outside
Polina: The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. The cover model they got for Nick does not even come close, okay?
Sondra: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. The first cover is so ugly, not to mention the name makes it sound so…cheesy.
Erilea–A Series With Great Worldbuilding
Polina: Obviously anything Brandon Sanderson has written ever.
Sondra: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey has like seven amazingly built worlds. They’re not overly complex like some worlds, but she built SEVEN of them okay?
Rifthold–A Book That Combines Genres
Polina: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness takes place in a paranormal world, but deals with contemporary issues, which is just the coolest thing ever.
Sondra: I’m gonna use The Diviners by Libba Bray.
Damaris–A Book Based On/Inspired By A Myth/Legend
Polina: I know Rick Riordan’s books are the really obvious answer here. They just make me really happy, okay?
Sondra: Can I use A Court of Thorns and Roses? ‘Cause technically it’s a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
Kaltain Rompier–A Book With an Unexpected Twist
Polina: oops I’m going to say Mistborn again.
Sondra: Can I actually use Crown of Midnight? I did NOT SEE THAT DEATH COMING.
Assassin’s Keep–A Book With an Unreliable Narrator
Polina: Liar by Justine Larbalastier. I still haven’t worked out just how much of the book is meant to be real, and that’s what makes it so fascinating.
Sondra: I’m not 100% sure I’ve read a book with an unreliable narrator… They’ve just never really appealed to me.
Asterin Blackbeak–A Book That’s Got Squad Goals
Polina: Either the Raven Kids from Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle or the Black Betty Crew (plus Vida and Jude and Cole) from Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds. MY CHILDREN.
Sondra: Either the Raven Boys as Polina mentioned, or lets talk about Six of Crows. That’s a pretty badass squad right there.
Terrassen–A Book That Feels Like Home
Polina: The Turn of the Story by Sarah Rees Brennan. This one isn’t something I can fully explain–I just enjoy the world and story and characters so very much.
Sondra: Harry Potter I don’t reread it often, but whenever I do pick it up there’s just something…magical in there.
Aelin Ashryver Galathynius–A Book With the Power to Destroy You
Polina: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. I just remember walking outside listening to the audiobook and then a Thing happened and I had to sit down and process it for a while and try not to cry.
Sondra: The Lunar Chronicles as a whole. I don’t read sad books kinda as a life saving measure, but those books kill me with even happiness.
Manon Blackbeak–A Book That Intimidated You
Polina: I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but I found all of Brandon Sanderson’s books super intimidating at first because they were so long and there were so many of them. Then I actually sat down with one and before I knew it, I was in love.
Sondra: Illuminae! The book was huge, there wasn’t all the hype there is over it now, but still it was huge, and weirdly written. I was really intimidated by it.
Rowan Whitethorn–A Book That Made You Swoon
Polina: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Four wonderful romances that made me smile like an idiot and completely melted my heart.
Sondra: Look I’m gonna try really hard to not say Lunar Chronicles, but the truth is that it’s gonna be the Lunar Chronicles. Because Wolf and Scarlet literally own my life.
Chaol Westfall–A Book That Challenged You to See Things Differently
Polina: I read Tamora Pierce’s books in middle school and they really changed the way I viewed high fantasy as a whole.
Sondra: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski I’d never read High Fantasy and I was fairly sure it was weird and not in my comfort zone at all. Whelp, we all know how THAT went.
Fleetfoot–A Book That You Received as a Gift
Polina: New Moon by Midori Snyder. My friend bought it for my birthday last year and it took me way too long to get around to it, but I eventually did and I loved it.
Sondra: A friend just gave me Air Awakens by Elise Kova, and I can’t wait to dive into it!
Eye of Elena–A Book You Found Right When You Needed It
Polina: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I started it during my first semester at Berkeley and it helped me a lot.
Sondra: Harry Potter. I know cheesy. But like Hogwarts helped me through so much when I was a child…