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Trick or Treat: Book Tag

At the beginning of the month, I was tagged by the lovely Bookish Pisces to do the Trick or Treat tag – an original tag as created by Bookish Pisces as part of Blogtober. If you’re not following her blog then you’re seriously missing out!

So what is the Trick or Treat tag? You know those books that you’ve been so excited to read and were disappointed because they never lived up to the hype? Those are books that will be labelled as ‘Trick’. And those books that became unexpected delights will be labelled as ‘Treat’.

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I was hyped to read this book – I had seen itΒ everywhere. I had heard it was such a cute, fluffy read with some intense moments, soΒ I was looking forward to getting stuck into this story. Imagine my surprise when I was thoroughly disappointed with the plot. I just couldn’t believe these characters. I didn’t like Eleanor. I didn’t like the way she treated Park. I honestly didn’t really like Park that much. It was a huge disappointment for me from start to finish. This one is definitely a TRICK.

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This was a book that was recommended to me by Sam from Sleepy Sam Reads (one of my all-time favourite bloggers and blogs, go and show her some love if you’re not already following) to read before Six of Crows, which is one of my most anticipated reads. Given all the love that Six of Crows has been receiving, I didn’t hesitate to order a copy of this as soon as Sam recommended it. I cannot thank her enough for this because the Grisha trilogy has completely captivated me. I absolutely adore this series and I’m super excited to get through the trilogy. This is most definitely a TREAT.to all the boys i've loved before, talbilb, jenny han, book, books, blog, blogger, bibliophile, love, romance, review, reviewer, paperbackadventures, paperback adventures

I saw the movie before I read the book. If I’m being honest, I’m pretty glad that I did. If I had read the book first then I wouldn’t have watched the movie. This was the most disappointing book I’ve read this year. It was even worse than how I felt about Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, which just infuriated me more than anything. I know this is an unpopular opinion but this is one book that I’m going to label a TRICK.

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When I first joined Bookstagram after being away from the book community for so long (several years, in fact), this was one of the first books that appeared in my feed. I fell in love with the plot as soon as I heard it. As soon as I started reading this book, I knew it was going to make its way up to the top of the list of my favourite books. The twist at the end was one I didn’t see coming at all. I adore this book and I’m super pumped for the sequel! This Mortal Coil is without a doubt a TREAT!

Which books would be in your TRICK or TREAT piles? Do we have any that are the same? I’d love to know!

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6 Comments

  1. Marcia

    October 31, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Great tag! I have Six of Crows on my TBR so now I am inclined to get Shadow and Bone as well!

    1. paperbackadventures

      November 1, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you! The trilogy is definitely worth it – just finished the second of the three this morning and it’s such a wildly captivating read. Hope you enjoy!

  2. Deborah Kos

    October 31, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    I haven’t heard about any of these books. I am going to read reviews on them and see what I want to read.

    1. paperbackadventures

      November 1, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      If you do read any of them, I hope you enjoy!

  3. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins

    October 31, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Ooooh, wow! What a great tag! I feel like almost every book I’ve ever read could fall into one of those piles πŸ˜‚ But to narrow it down, my recent “trick” books would probably be The Fault In Our Stars, Divergent, and American Sniper. My recent “treat” books would be Crime and Punishment (don’t judge me, it was REALLY good!), We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, and The One-Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared. Loved this, thank you for sharing 😍

    1. paperbackadventures

      November 1, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you! πŸ’œ
      Ooh, that’s interesting! I loved The Fault In Our Stars and Divergent, although I wasn’t thrilled on the sequels. I’ve never heard of the books in your ‘treat’ pile but I’m always on the lookout for more recommendations so I’ll definitely have to check them out! 😊

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