Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: a book that you bought because of the cover
My mind is running a blank. It is pretty often that I will choose not to read a book because I dislike the cover, but it’s also very rare that I will ever buy a book because I like the cover. Like, I have to have heard good things about it and like the genre.
Phase 2 – First Impressions: a book that you got because of the summary
A little magic can go a long way -- to really screwing up a girl's life!
Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right.
Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady, even post-mortem, and she blames Mara's magical meddling for her death.
When Mara accidentally releases a demon and awakens the spirit of the most powerful witch in history, Tillie's ready to kill her -- literally. It's the only way she can think of to save the girl from herself.
The witch and the demon, however, have other plans for Mara's body!
Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: a book with great writing
Which is exactly what I’d expect from a Neal Shusterman book.
Phase 4 – First Date: a first book of a series which made you want to pursue the rest of the series
I will say that Cinder by Marissa Meyer really captivated me and left me hanging when I read it the first time, and I was really, really eager to get into Scarlet and the rest.
Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls: a book that kept you up all night long
Phase 6 – Always on My Mind: a book that you could not stop thinking about
Phase 7 – Getting Physical: a book in which you love the way it feels
I would maybe say Artemis Fowl or Ranger’s Apprentice. I can remember those feeling pretty good (I guess?). Like, foreign but familiar, and warm but cold.
Phase 8 – Meeting the Parents: a book in which you would recommend to your friends and family
Phase 9 – Thinking About the Future: a book or series that you know you’ll re-read many times in the future
The only thing I can think of is probably Dr. Seuss because I love those books and rhyming words are fun.
Phase 10 – Share the Love! Who would you like to tag?
I don’t think I want to spread this with the work of my own hands. I would prefer that everyone make their own moral decisions about whether this tag creeps them out or not and then deal with that situation themselves.