I was tagged by Gel @ geelinlovesconan to do this tag. Thank you so much Gel! (I’ll be linking her own Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag below.)
I’ve been seeing this tag on bookTube and now it’s in WordPress. Hooray for book blogs! Anyways, for those of you who haven’t heard about this tag yet, here are the rules:
- Randomly choose 3 books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads’ Read shelf.) or you could write all your read books on a piece of paper and pick 3 in every round.
- For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread (a lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill).
- Repeat until you completed three rounds (or five).
Absent by Katie Williams, A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani, Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
This is a very interesting first round!
Burn: A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil #2). I don’t hate this book but compared to the other two, this is probably the least of my favorite. The story has a slow paced considering that it is the second book in a trilogy. 2/3 of the book was so dragging and it took me a couple of days more than I did in the first book to finish it.
Rewrite: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #3). I’m really a big fan of this trilogy especially this book. Out of all the three books, this is probably my favorite. But I would like to rewrite the ending because I feel like it abruptly ended. I need more closure and more explanation about their powers and how they acquire it.
Reread: Absent by Katie Williams. This is one of my favorite reads in 2015. It’s a short book but I feel like the topic of death was dealt perfectly and presented well. I’m quite intrigued and at the same time at awed about the dead’s point of view. Considering that the life of their loved ones go on while they are stuck forever in the place where they die. I wish more people would read this.
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll, Angels, and Demons by Dan Brown, Reached by Ally Condie
Burn: Reached by Ally Condie (Matched #3). This is the 3rd and final book in Matched Trilogy. I really think that the trilogy went down the hill and the story is so dragging just so it can be called a trilogy. There are unnecessary part in the second book and I wish that the author would revive the trilogy in this book. But that did not happen. There are too many questions left hanging in my head. I really don’t like this conclusion, although at some point I guess it is more realistic than other dystopian books. But dystopian is a fiction and it is okay not to be too realistic.
Rewrite: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. I enjoy this creepy book so much. But somehow I think that the story would be better if there are a little explanation about what is going on and not only the illustrations and the dialogues here and there. There are points which confused me more than it should scare me.
Reread: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon #1). This book is pure brilliance. The story line, the plot, the characters, even the romance in the book fits perfectly well. The man knows how to write a good mind-blowing book. I want to read more adventures of Robert Langdon. And I have a mixed emotion about the Inferno movie. I wish they adapted The Lost Symbol first before the Inferno. Oh well. But seriously, this tag reminds me of how much I love this book and how much I would love to reread the whole adventure of Robert Langdon.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Well, this is a very interesting round as well.
Burn: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instrument #1). I’m not a big fan of The Mortal Instrument, although I like The Infernal Devices. Nonetheless, I don’t hate it. But considering the circumstances of being in the same round with a Dan Brown book and another book that I like more than I like Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instrument, this would surely burn.
Rewrite: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (Snow Like Ashes #1). I don’t hate this book and I feel like there is nothing more to change in this book except one. But there is one part of this book that I would change, (minor spoiler) the marriage part. You’ll know once you read this book. I didn’t really like it at all. I would change it into something more kick-ass in order to gain an alliance.
Reread: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (Robert Langdon #2). Funny how I was blabbing about how I want to reread the whole Robert Langdon adventure in the second round, of course, this is included so this would certainly be on my ‘reread’. Besides, rewriting it means disorganizing the whole mind-blowing plot, so, no thank you.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Burn: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2). It should not be a surprise. And again, I’m not a fan. Sorry to the Shadowhunters lovers out there.
Rewrite: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #1). I’m pretty much annoyed with Juliette in this book and her annoyance level somehow convinced me to stop reading this book. Thank goodness for Warner, which is the only reason why I continue this series, and thank goodness that I did! I would probably make Juliette less annoying so that others would not be annoyed and just stop at the first book of this trilogy.
Reread: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. This book made me cry. And the illustrations and the story fits perfectly well. For a second there, I was fooled that this would be a creepy book, but it’s not.
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Elite by Kiera Cass
This is a very easy round!
Burn: The Elite by Kiera Cass (The Selection #2). This is the kind of book that you hate but you keep on reading. I dislike it so much. I don’t know whom I hate more, America or Maxon. I don’t want to spoil anything but there is a part where I was so frustrated with the two of them. But I find it funny that even though I dislike this series or trilogy or whatever it is, I still have the books on my shelf. Keeping it in the near future if ever I need to burn something. JK.
Rewrite: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. If I were to rewrite this I would change two things. One, I will delete all the Simon and Bass fanfiction. To be honest, when I read Fangirl, I always skipped that part. And the other thing that I want to change is the ending. I’m used to Rainbow’s ending. But I feel like there is more that needs to be said before such an open ending.
Reread: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith. This is probably my favorite Jennifer E. Smith book. I’m imagining myself in the place of the main characters and seeing them and their journey throughout their relationship makes me feel like I’m involved in their relationship as well.
That’s it for my Burn, Rewrite, Reread book tag! Now I’ll be tagging other people.
Jaymee @ bookciology
Shea @ bookishwanderlust
Mish @ bibliophilemish
Jean @ moonlightmark
AC @ booksandacupofcoffee
Will be looking forward to your own “burn, rewrite, reread” book tag!
Also check out Gel’s answer in her ‘burn, rewrite, reread’ book tag: Burn, Rewrite, Reread.