I have completely fallen in love with this book and so when I saw that Scorpio Book Dreams had created a book tag inspired by the book I could not resist doing the tag!
Before I do the tag here is what the book is about:
Will the princess save the beast?
For Princess Jaya Rao, nothing is more important than family. When the loathsome Emerson clan steps up their centuries-old feud to target Jaya’s little sister, nothing will keep Jaya from exacting her revenge. Then Jaya finds out she’ll be attending the same elite boarding school as Grey Emerson, and it feels like the opportunity of a lifetime. She knows what she must do: Make Grey fall in love with her and break his heart. But much to Jaya’s annoyance, Grey’s brooding demeanor and lupine blue eyes have drawn her in. There’s simply no way she and her sworn enemy could find their fairy-tale ending…right?
His Lordship Grey Emerson is a misanthrope. Thanks to an ancient curse by a Rao matriarch, Grey knows he’s doomed once he turns eighteen. Sequestered away in the mountains at St. Rosetta’s International Academy, he’s lived an isolated existence—until Jaya Rao bursts into his life, but he can’t shake the feeling that she’s hiding something. Something that might just have to do with the rose-shaped ruby pendant around her neck…
As the stars conspire to keep them apart, Jaya and Grey grapple with questions of love, loyalty, and whether it’s possible to write your own happy ending.
The tag was originally created by Scorpio Book Dreams and you can find her post here
So lets get on with the tag:
Jaya – Favourite fictional bookworm
I mean did you really expect me to pick anyone except my Prince Alizayd al-Qahtani from The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty?! My favourite nerd who will literally talk all day about all things history and economics and everything else in between!
Grey – Favourite brooding character
Nasir from We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal takes brooding to a whole new level!
St. Rosetta’s Academy – Favourite fictional school
Blackcliff Academy in An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir is technically a school, albeit one that trains kids to be ruthless assassins.
Jaya & Isha – Favourite fictional siblings
Rishi and Aashish from When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon have a really interesting relationship and loved seeing how much they grow together in this book.
Romance & Revenge – Book that features both themes
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi has both and both themes are done SO WELL. My god I cannot wait to have the next book in my hands!
Rose pendant – Book featuring a touch of magic
A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby weaves just that little bit of magic into the life of the MC to help her deal with the things that is happening in her life.
Rao & Emerson families – Book that deals with the pressure of family expectations
One of the main themes that runs throughout The City of Brass by S.A Chakraborty is how the youth have to live up to their family expectations even though it isn’t what they want and how they have to deal with that when they realise that they actually don’t agree with their parents.
Leo, Rahul & Daphne Elizabeth – A book featuring a supportive friendship group
All the Things we Never Said by Yasmin Rahman deals with some really difficult but one of the themes that is woven into the story which plays an important role is friendship. It was really great seeing some really wonderful and complex female friendships.
Enemies to lovers – favourite book featuring this trope
I loved how The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala used this trope and watching them go from enemies to lovers was *chefs kisses* it was done so well!
Caterina – A character that seem an ice queen/king but is actually a cinnamon roll
Ari from The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah is really broody and angsty but we later realise he is actually a cinnamon roll!
Everyone is welcome to do the tag!
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