Book Tag

The Poppy War Book Tag

So I saw this tag that Novels and Nebulas created inspired by The Poppy War and I just had to do it. I loved the first two books and I cannot wait for the final book.

Make sure to link the original tag

Fang Runin – Who’s Your Favourite Anti-Heroine?

 I love Rin, she makes the absolute worst decisions sometimes and has done some awful things but I still can’t help but root for her, especially after the end of The Dragon Republic.

Chosen One Schmosen One – What Character Deserves More Spotlight in Your Favourite Series?

Zaynab from The Daevabad Trilogy! I would love to see more of her! She is smart and resourceful and we don’t get to see enough of her. She single-handedly engineers Ali’s return to Daevabad and no one even suspects her!

No Stone Left Unturned – Who’s Your Favourite Fictional Genius?

I love Kaz Brekker, how is he 17 and able to  pull off all he does?! The heists and the way he manipulates everything in his favour, leading a crew and running the Dregs. And how much in control he always is, well aside from when Inej is hurt, then he loses his shit.

The Epic Descent – What Makes You Empathise with your Favourite Morally Grey Character?

Eva from Prime Deceptions makes some really bad decisions and has to live with the consequences and despite what she did was awful she spends the whole time trying to work out the best way to try to make up for it as much as she can. She accepts that people might never forgive her and owns her actions. I was rooting for her to be able to try to become a better person and not make these same mistakes again.

Mad Gods and Their Maddening Power – What’s Your Favourite Novel About Gods and Their Powers?

I adore all of Rick Riordan’s books but my favourite is probably the Magnus Chase trilogy, inspired by Norse mythology. It will always hold a special place in my heart because it was one of the first times I saw a hijabi character in a fantasy book who was a badass and unapologetically Muslim.

Immortals and Their Battles – What’s Your Favourite Battle Scene?

The third trial from An Ember in the Ashes is one hell of a battle scene. It is epic and painful and heart wrenching and even though you know it will kill you, you can’t look away. What Elias has to do and how much it destroys him was so incredibly difficult to read.

This Poisonous Beauty – What Character Do You Find as Intriguing as you do Terrifying?

Wrath from Kingdom of the Wicked is intriguing and terrifying at the same time. He is a literal Prince from Hell yet I couldn’t help but be pulled towards him and want to know more about him and his motivations.

Clever Truths and Cleverer Lies – What’s a Book Rife With Political Intrigue that you Enjoyed?

These Violent Delights is full of political intrigue and it drives the story and how Juliette and Roma interact with each other and I loved reading about 1920s Shanghai. There is power struggles from all different sides and it results in deaths of innocent people and Juliette and Roma have to try to find out what is causing it to stop more deaths.

A Trio to Reckon With – Who’s Your Favourite Fictional Trio?

I adore Percy, Annabeth and Grover in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I loved reading about their adventures and seeing them grow in each book. I loved how sassy they were and their banter and how much they cared for and supported each other.

So that’s the end of the tag! Everyone is welcome to do the tag!

Book Tag

The Zumra Book Tag

So the lovely Rameela has created an amazing book tag inspired by the Zumra from We Hunt the Flame! So of course I had to do the tag!

Here is the link for the tag

Zafira bint Iskander: An emotionally driven character or book

The Bloodprint is quite emotionally driven. The MC is driven by her wanting to get justice and build a better world for her people.

Nasir Ghameq: Angsty boy A character that’s conflicted/at war with themselves

Altan is really conflicted throughout The Poppy War. I really felt for him and how awful his life has been.

Kifah Darwish: A book with lots of food in it (or a foodie character)

The Candle and the Flame is full of food references that had me drooling! Every time a gulab jamun was mentioned it made me crave it.

Benyamin Haadi: A book with a “mum” character (or a book with wisdom you didn’t seek)

Laila from The Gilded Wolves is definitely a mum character. She looks after everyone especially Zofia.

Altair al-Badawi: A secretive character (or a book that kept you guessing)

Descendant of the Crane had me guessing until the end. I really loved this book and it had me hooked!

Deen Ra’ad: A simp A pure cinnamon roll

Adam from Love From A to Z is a pure cinnamon roll and I love him so much!

Yamine Ra’ad: A character you wouldn’t want on your bad side

Juliette Cai from These Violent Delights is deadly and there is no way I would want to get on her bad side.

Lana bint Iskander: A character that had to grow up too quickly

The Qahtani siblings from The Daevabad trilogy. I mean do they even get to have a childhood at all?

Book Tag

Folklore Book Tag

Hey booknerds! So today I am going to be doing the Folklore book tag created by Star Is All Booked Up who is a huge Taylor Swift fan so I knew the prompts would be so interesting and I was not disappointed.

Here is the link for the original Folklore book tag. And if you do the tag please make sure to link back to Rameela’s!

So lets get started!

The 1- a book you grew out of

The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. While I still feel very nostalgic about them but I actually didn’t enjoy the newest books like I thought I would. But they were great books for me when I was younger!

Cardigan- a book you keep coming back to 

I keep rereading parts of Ayesha at Last. This book is phenomenal and absolutely hilarious.

The Last Great American Dynasty- a book where everything goes wrong (in the best way)

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty. This book slowly descends into absolute chaos with the most awful cliffhanger.

exile: ending you didn’t like (ship that sank)

The Dark Days Deceit ending was disappointing for me. I loved the first two books and then I felt like the last book nothing happened until the very end where everything was rushed and I was just left unsatisfied by the ending.

My tears ricochet- broke your heart

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed had me sobbing and for some reason I read it multiple times so I could cry every single time.

Mirrorball- a book that speaks to your soul

The Daevabad Trilogy has taken root deep in my heart and now is a part of my identity.

Seven- character you want to take home and protect

Malik from A Song of Wraiths and Ruin is a cinnamon roll and needs to be protected at all costs.

August- summer love

10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon has a wonderful fake dating enemies to lovers summer romance!

This is me trying- mental illness rep

All the Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman has really great mental health rep. It deals with suicidal thoughts and self harm so please read trigger warnings before reading.

Illicit affairs- forbidden romance

Laila and Severin from The Gilded Wolves! I was screaming by the end to just admit theirfeelings for each other.

Invisible string- soulmates

Adam and Zayneb from Love From A to Z! They were obviously meant to be!

Mad woman- vengeful woman

Rin from The Poppy War. She does something in revenge which is awful and Kitay rightfully calls her out for it.

Epiphany- a loss you’re not over

So many characters I love died in the Red Rising trilogy that I’m too scared to read Iron Gold because I can’t take more death.

Betty- love triangle, f/f romance

There’s a love triangle in An Ember in the Ashes and while I’m not a fan of love triangles it was interesting to see how the characters developed because of the way they felt.

Peace- found family

The Tiger at Midnight has a wonderful found family. I love them all so much!

Hoax- character that fooled you

Maram from Mirage. She went in a totally different direction than I thought she would but I loved her character development.

So that’s all my answers! Hope you enjoyed the tag. Everyone is welcome to do the tag.

Book Tag

Stay at Home Book Tag

I was tagged by @starisallbookedup to do this tag! Make sure you go give her a follow and check out her amazing blog!

1 Laying in Bed – A book you read in one day

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed. This book had me sobbing and I just could not stop reading.

2 Snacking – A book that is a guilty pleasure read

Urm does the Daevabad trilogy count because I have other books to read but I keep rereading these instead.

3 Netflix – A series you want to start

The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehenat Khan! I have been meaning to read that for ages!

4 Deep clean – A book that has been on your tbr for ages

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas. I really need to read this! I don’t know why I haven’t yet. Oops

5 Animal Crossing – A book that you recently bought because of the hype

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A Brown and let me tell you, it absolutely lived up to the hype!

6 Productivity – A book you learned from or had an impact on you

The Daevabad trilogy has had a huge impact on my life. I cannot even begin to explain how much these books mean to me and how much the wonderful Muslim rep means to.

7 Facetime – A book you were gifted

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson was gifted to me by one of my lovely friends I made through bookstagram.

8 Self care – What is one thing you have done recently to look after yourself

Painting is so therapeutic for me!

Bonus – An unpcoming release you are looking forward to

I am so excited about The Damned by Renee Ahdieh! The Beautiful was one of my favourite reads last year and I am so excited to read The Damned!

So that’s the tag! Everyone is welcome to do the tag!

Book Tag, Muslim Shelf Space, The Daevabad Trilogy

Daevabad Book Tag

Today is the first day of the World of Daevabad Blog Tour! Make sure you check out my previous blog post to see who is taking part!

Okay so obviously everyone knows how obsessed I am with the Daevabad trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty so I have created a book tag inspired by the books!

And if you haven’t read the books then you really need to fix that!

So you can do this book tag on your blog, Instagram or twitter just make sure you link back to this post and tag me (IG: @thetsundokuchronicles Twitter: @thetsundokuc)

Also make sure you use the hashtag #DaevabadBookTag so everyone can find your post!

Tag some people so they can also take part and have fun!

So here is the book tag:

1 Nahri e-Nahid – Resourceful character

2 Alizayd al-Qahtani – Nerdy character

3 Qahtani siblings – favourite sibling relationship

4 Darayavahoush e-Afshin – Broody character

5 Jinns, Marids & Peris – Books with mythical beings

6 Daevabad – Books with magical cities

7 Ghassan al-Qahtani – Villain you root for

8 Muntadhir al-Qahtani – Dramatic characters

9 Zaynab al-Qahtani – Books about female empowerment

10 Navasatem – Books with celebrations or feast scenes

11 Queen Hatset – Books with royals

12 Jamshid e-Pramukh – Character that took you by surprise

13 Lubayd & Aqisa – Favourite sidekicks

14 Royal Guard – Books with epic battles

15 Emir Joon – OTP

And here are my answers for the tag:

1 I love how resourceful Shahrzad from The Wrath and the Dawn is.

2 Cress from The Lunar Chronicles is an absolute nerd and fangirl and I loved her so much!

3 I love Laia and Darin from An Ember in the Ashes. They go to the ends of the earth for each other and to protect each other.

4 Nasir from We Hunt the Flame is the ultimate broody character!

5 The Beautiful is a murder mystery with werewolves and vampires!

6 Wicked as you Wish has a magical city and lots of fairytale references.

7 The Darkling is a wonderfully complex villain who truly believes that what he is doing is for the best for his people and it leads him to commit unspeakable atrocities.

8 Hypnos from The Gilded Wolves is ridiculously dramatic and I loved him so much!

9 The Candle and the Flame is full of amazing women getting stuff done!

10 That Can Be Arranged by Huda Fahmy has a wedding scene!

11 The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala has several royal characters and even a lost princess.

12 Carmen from We Set the Dark on Fire was surprising in many ways. I wasn’t sure what to make of her when I started the book and she really surprised me.

13 I really loved the side characters in The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson. They were so well rounded and I was totally rooting for them and was absolutely terrified for them!

14 The Nyxia trilogy is full of epic battles and I really loved reading them, they were completely enthralling!

15 If you know me then you know that my ultimate OTP is Adam and Zayneb! I absolutely adore them and their friendship and how they slowly fall in love while keeping it halal.

So that’s all of my answers!

Everyone is welcome to do the tag! I hope you enjoy doing it!

Be sure to check out all the other posts too!