Hi friends, and happy Monday!
Four days. I am seeing Frozen II in FOUR. DAYS.
Against my better judgment of waiting until I actually saw the movie to listen to the songs, I have had the album on repeat since its release. I’ve also been distracted by absolutely everything Frozen-related in each store I’ve gone to, even if it’s in the children’s section. I was most certainly raised as a Disney kid, and that hasn’t left even though I’m getting older.
And I may or may not have a small, small obsession with Frozen in particular.
I am just really very ready for the world to catch Frozen Fever all over again, despite the fact that I am nowhere near ready to actually see this movie (??).
All of my fangirling over an animated movie aside, I thought that the perfect way to ring in the release of Frozen II would be the Frozen Book Tag! After a quick little search, I found this tag on Lauren’s blog, and you should definitely check it out. Also, if you’ve already got Frozen Fever, feel free to take on the tag! No one tagged me, so you certainly don’t need anyone to to do it!
The questions in this tag contain spoilers about Frozen. Turn back now if you haven’t seen it!
Let It Go – a book you wouldn’t mind parting with
Quite honestly, I think that if my copy of Swear On This Life by Renee Carlino disappeared this very minute, I wouldn’t even mind. The plot itself wasn’t the most interesting I’ve ever encountered, and the ending was predictable in probably the worst way imaginable. It was fine and entertaining at the time, but I definitely think I could use up the space it’s taking up with a book better suited for me.
In Summer – a book you think should only be read in Summer
Books should be read at all times always, but there are definitely some that fit a season so well that I can’t help but associate them with that particular time of year. That said, I’m a firm believer that Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is the perfect summer book. I believe that so much so that I actually wrote a post about it earlier this year.
Fixer Upper – a book you wish had an alternate ending
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Septetys is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading, but the ending ripped out my happy little heart and threw it into a fire. The ending was fantastic and on par with the rest of the story; it had to happen. But, I wouldn’t argue if I was given a more positive ending that didn’t ruin my whole soul.
Olaf – a book you’d like to give a warm hug
Maybe it’s because I’m in the midst of reading Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stievater right this very moment, but I would give that book the warmest of hugs because it’s what it deserves. I love Ronan, Adam, Declan, Matthew, and all of the new characters so much, and I will gladly hug them at any moment. Really, with what they have gone through thus far, they definitely deserve a hug.
Elsa – a book that made you so mad you just wanted to freeze it
*queue the Friends reference of Joey needing to keep his copy of The Shining in the freezer??*
I don’t know that a book has ever made me outwardly mad, but I definitely felt very frustrated while I was reading an ARC of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti. I remember first coming across this listing on NetGalley, and I was SO pumped about its premise; essentially, the main plot revolves around a high school girl that goes missing and a classmate that becomes obsessed with her disappearance. That’s all fine and dandy, but there was an element that was thrown in straight from left field, never once mentioned in the synopsis, and it didn’t suit my reading tastes. Ultimately, it was upsetting and frustrating because I was initially so excited about it.
Anna & Kristoff – your favorite book couple
**spoilers for They Both Die at the End**
Anna and Kristoff are, in my opinion, quite literally the cutest to ever, and I’m so excited to see their development in this sequel
(surprising, I know).
Also, please go do yourself and listen to the outtake song “Get It Right” from the new soundtrack so we can scream about it together.
But picking my favorite book couple? That seems close to impossible. Honestly, there are just so many characters out there that deserve the love they’ve found, and it makes my heart happy. I love them all. IF I HAD TO PICK, and for the sake of not repetitively talking about the same characters in every post, I’m going to have to go with Mateo & Rufus from They Both Die at The End. Despite the fact that these two knew each other for less than 24 hours, they learned more about themselves by knowing each other. Really, their story is adorable as much as it is painful.
Anna & Elsa – your favorite sibling relationship in a book
Lauren’s going to talk about the Lynch family again?! Color me SHOCKED!
I’m not sure that I’ve read any better representation of siblings than what Maggie Stiefvater has done with Ronan, Declan, and Matthew throughout the whole Raven Cycle series and Call Down the Hawk. Because they’re brothers, they torment each other and constantly poke fun at whoever pulled the short end of the stick. But, I know for a fact that any of these three would do anything in the world for their brothers. Really, their relationship is simply beautiful and one of my favorite things I’ve ever read.
Prince Hans of the Southern Isles – a villain that seemed good at first, but ended up causing a heap of trouble
My favorite part of The Darkest Minds series are the feelings of immense hope I immediately felt once a character mentioned that they were on their way to go find the Slip Kid, someone who would help anyone through any possible avenue. These kiddos had such a rough life, and this little sliver of hope fed their innocent brains that they’d finally be okay. HAHAHAHA. NOPE. And guess what. It happens more than once with more than one person!!! LOVELY!! Don’t trust anyone!!!
AH! This really was just a fantastic excuse to gush about Frozen and some books.
I also tried my absolute hardest to not mention books I’ve mentioned time and time again, but we all see how that went.