I was trying to find more interesting book tags that I could complete and I came across the Mean Girls book tag! This tag was originally created by Sarah Jane (TheBookLife) and you can watch her original tag video here!
Mean Girls is one of my all-time favorite movies. Let’s be honest, it’s basically an essential, cult classic film. So when I saw that there was a tag for it, I may or may not have freaked out a bit.
1. “It’s pronounced like Cady”: Which fictional character’s names did you get completely wrong?
I’m ninety-nine percent sure I pronounce every single character’s name from The Wrath and the Dawn wrong. If it weren’t for the pronunciation guide in the back of A Court of Thorns and Roses, I’d probably be pronouncing those names wrong, too. I’m just really bad with names, okay?
2. “She doesn’t even go here!”: Which character would you like to place in a fictional world from another book or series?
I’d actually love to put Warner and Juliette from Shatter Me in the A Court of Mist and Fury world. I feel like Feyre and Juliette would get along great and Warner and Rhysand would have the best bromance.
3. “On Wednesdays we wear pink!”: Repetition. Repetition. Which book gave you Déjà vu of another book whilst reading it?
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian gave me some intense Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard vibes. High school drama, mean girls, romance, and revenge? That totally screams PLL.
4. “You all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores.”: Which book gave you the complete opposite of girl power feels?
It was pretty hard to come up with a selection for this one, but after thinking about it for a while, probably Twilight. While that entire series basically dragged me into the world of reading YA novels, there really wasn’t any type of girl power within those books.
5. “You go Glen Coco!”: Name a character you felt like you wanted to cheer on whilst reading.
Definitely Mare from Red Queen, Celaena from Throne of Glass, and Katniss from The Hunger Games. They’re all such badasses and I found myself consistently rooting from them.
6. “Get in loser, we’re going shopping!”: How long do you spend in book stores?
I could spend hours in book shops. Unfortunately, my family gets pretty annoyed after I spend 20 minutes walking up and down the YA books aisle, so the time that I get to spend browsing books is fairly limited to under half an hour.
7. “It’s not my fault you’re like in love with me or something!”: Which character would have to get out a restraining order on you, if they were real?
*whips out list of book boyfriends* Warner from the Shatter Me trilogy, Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury, Jace from the Mortal Instruments series, Will and Jem from the Infernal Devices trilogy, Noah Shaw from the Mara Dyer trilogy, St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss, the list goes on and on…
8. “I can’t help it that I’m popular.”: Which overhyped book were you cautious about reading?
Definitely the Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. I’ve read both super-hyped-up-rave reviews and negative reviews of Clare’s books, so I was kind of skeptical when it came to dedicating so much time to reading such a huge amount of books set within the same world. I’m grateful I finally gave in to reading them because these books are definitely some of my favorites!
9. “She’s a life ruiner. She ruins peoples lives.”: We all love Regina George. Name a villain you just love to hate.
This is a bit of a spoiler for those of you who haven’t read Red Queen, but basically my answer to this one involves the huge plot twist at the end of the book. The character involved in the plot twist? Definitely one of my favorite villains. I grew slightly too-attached to them and am extremely intrigued when it comes to their character. *fangirls because the next book in this series comes out next year*
10. “I’m not like a regular Mom, I’m a cool Mom.”: Your favorite fictional parents.
Definitely Jocelyn Fairchild from the Mortal Instruments series and I’m also going to include Luke Garroway because he’s basically a parental figure in Clary’s life for the entire series.
11. “That is so Fetch!”: Which book would you love to catch on?
Probably Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. I never really heard a lot of hype about this book and I basically purchased it randomly after scanning through the new YA novel releases online. I really loved this book and definitely wish it received more attention!
12. “How do I even begin to explain Regina George?”: Describe your ideal character to read about.
My favorite types of characters (specifically in YA novels) are the badass female characters that are able to fend for themselves, but are also extremely caring and selfless (example: Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses). I know that this is a trope that some people hate, but I really love characters that are supposedly the antagonist but then they turn into total teddy bears and become the most lovable character of the book (example: a certain character from the Shatter Me trilogy that I talk about and adore way too much but don’t want to name directly because spoilers). And lastly, I love sidekick best friend characters that have hilarious one-liners because, let’s be honest, those are the best characters (examples: Kenji from the Shatter Me trilogy, Jamie from the Mara Dyer trilogy).
13. “I just have a lot of feelings.”: What do you do when a book gives you a bad case of ‘the feels’?
When books give me ‘the feels’ (and let me just say, this happens way too often) I usually begin by freaking out in my Goodreads review of the book. Then I proceed to text my friend, Lily, and freak out over the many ‘feels’ that I experience. (Fun fact: I did this a few hours ago after I finished reading The Raven Boys and I had many, many feels.)
14. “Nice wig Janice, what’s it made of?” “Your Mom’s chest hair!”: Which characters one liners would you love to claim for your own?
Jace from The Mortal Instruments series and Will from The Infernal Devices trilogy. They are literally two of the most amazingly sassy, witty, and sarcastic characters ever written about.
15. “Boo, you whore.”: Name a time a characters decision has made you roll your eyes
I think I did this quite a few times whilst reading the Selection series by Kiera Cass. This series is one of my guilty pleasures, but let’s just say that America Singer annoyed me numerous times.
So, that’s it for this tag! I absolutely loved completing it and I hope you enjoyed reading it. Comment below your answer to any of these questions, I’d love to read your responses!