As you may or may not know, I’m a not-so-ashamed Taylor Swift fan. There, I said it. Frankly, I’m getting sick of the arguments on either side of who’s the snake or whatever – I know some questionable things have been said by all but it’s all oh so dramatic and I don’t have time for that.
All I know is that, instinctively, I quite like her and her attitude towards policing her public image. And I quite like her music too, so that helps a lot. Let’s not dwell on that though, let’s just focus on this brilliant book tag, inspired by Look What You Made Me Do, that has been created by Caitlynn at Thrice Read – you can find her original post here. I love the originality of this tag, so I had to do it.
“I don’t like your little games” | Favourite villain
You knew this was coming because I can’t not mention this trilogy in any given tag but I adore the Dane twins, Astrid and Athos, in V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic – they’re so twisted, especially Astrid, but I kind of love that about them.
“I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red underlined” | A character with a glorious hit list
Given all the shit that her family has gone through, I’d say Arya Stark from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has a few bones to pick with various people. She even handily recites their names to herself, no need to write them down!
“Ooh, look what you made me do” | Best revenge plot
I’m going to be purposely vague with this one lest I spoil the entire duology but let’s just say Leigh Bardugo’s Crooked Kingdom has a pretty damn satisfying dose of revenge.
“All I think about is karma … maybe I got mine but you’ll all get yours” | A character who got what was coming to ’em
Ding, ding! Here comes the predictable Harry Potter answer – it wouldn’t be a tag without it. I’d say Bellatrix Lestrange pretty much got what was coming to her, and I’m SO glad that it was at Molly Weasley’s hand whilst yelling “not my daughter, you bitch!”