1. Twitter – Your favorite short book (<200 pages)
I just read this one recently, but In the Vanisher’s Palace by Aliette de Bodard. This is an F/F Beauty and the Beast retelling that has linguistic magic, dragons, doctor-scientists who are dragons, trippy malicious tech, set in a post-alien invasion world inspired by Vietnam. It was pretty much made for me.
2. Facebook – A book that everyone pressured you to read
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas and the rest of the series. The funny part is that I read all three and didn’t like any of them…
3. Tumblr – A book you read before it was cool
The Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden. I didn’t have a great answer for this and I don’t think this series was every ‘really cool’, but it’s still a series I hold dearly.
4. MySpace – A book you liked when you were younger but probably wouldn’t like anymore
Adventurers Wanted by ML Forman. This is basically a series of D&D wish fulfillment novels if the MC was everything special about the world rolled up in one. I loved these books when I was younger but I think I’ll just find them cliche now.
5. Instagram – A book with a beautiful cover
Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee. It’s not the shiniest, it’s not the most gilded, but damn I love the art style of this cover. I’ve seen physical copies and the animals are shiny and the rest of it is matte and it’s just a beautiful cover.
6. YouTube – A book you wish would be made into a movie/TV Show
Vicious by VE Schwab. Honestly, I think this book would make an amazing movie. It’s the right length and pacing, there’s not too many characters, and the way the superpowers are written, there would be very minimal CG required to make it properly.
7. Goodreads – A book you would recommend everyone
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. Beyond having a really cool magic system and great characters, I think this book has a lot of appear\l towards both the YA and adult fantasy crowds, both of which I try to follow.
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