So, unless you’ve been living under a rock or you don’t access social media that often, you’ve probably heard about the Broadway musical Hamilton. While it took me longer than it should have to finally listen to the album, I am proud to say that I’ve listened to the full soundtrack album multiple times (yes, I still cry at the end. Every. Single. Time.). Therefore, of course the most rational thing to do during a time when the only music I want to listen to is the Hamilton soundtrack is to do the Hamilton Book Tag!
1. The Room Where It Happens: a book world you would put yourself in
I would love to put myself into the Shadowhunter world. I really love urban fantasies and the combination of the current world with fantasy elements always fascinates me, so I think it would be really interesting to live in a world that’s basically the same as ours… except there are demons… and shadowhunters…
2. The Schuyler Sisters: an underrated female character
Okay, I have three answers for this question and at first I was trying to decide which one to use and then I realized that there are three Schuyler sisters so HAHA, I have found a loophole for this one.
The first female character that I think is underrated is Emma from the Dark Artifices trilogy by Cassandra Clare (she can also be found in the Mortal Instruments series). I never really see people talking about Emma that much and I think she deserves a bit more credit than what she’s ever given. She’s definitely a badass but after everything she’s been through, she remains so strong and caring. I really appreciate the determined attitude that she always has and I’ve really fallen in love with her character.
The second female character that I’ve chosen is Juliette from the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi. (This was probably a very obvious answer on my part, but I’m still going to explain why, okay.) I love Juliette so much and I know, I know, a lot of people can’t stand her. However, I always like to point out the tremendous amount of character development that she goes through, especially in Ignite Me. She’s a very strong female character (in my opinion) and I love her a lot.
And finally, the third female character that I’ve chosen is Hermione from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I didn’t realize how under-appreciated Hermione is until I watched Christine’s tag video. Let’s be honest—if it wasn’t for Hermione, Harry and Ron would’ve been absolutely and utterly lost. Hermione has always been my favorite character in the series and, while I know that she is the favorite character of others as well, I still feel that she doesn’t get as much credit as she deserves.
3. My Shot: a character that goes after what they want and doesn’t let anything stop them
My answer to this question definitely has to go to (my favorite cinnamon bun) Richard Campbell Gansey III from The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater. Gansey spends the entire series going after what he wants and he rarely ever gives up.
4. Stay Alive: a character you wish was still alive
I don’t want to spoil anybody but I will say that a certain character that dies in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is particularly painful for me to think of…
5. Burn: the most heartbreaking end to a relationship you’ve ever read
I wasn’t going to directly put the title of this book because of spoilers, but I’m going to assume that basically everybody has read this book or at least knows the basic plot of this book so; The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. *sighs* Some people may think that TFIOS was overhyped and overrated, and, to be kinda honest, it probably was (okay it basically is way too overhyped but don’t judge me okay I still cry every time I watch the movie). Nevertheless, I will never get over that ending.
6. You’ll Be Back: the sassiest villain
I just finished reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo so… definitely *insert character’s name here*. So many spoilers, so little time. (If you’ve read this book, you probably know who I’m talking about. I’m slightly in love with him and I KNOW that he’s become the villain of the series but GAH, I don’t care.)
7. The Reynolds Pamphlet: a book with a twist that
you didn’t see coming
Most definitely We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.
8. Non-Stop: a series you marathoned
The Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare! I sped through all of those books so quickly and I have no regrets.
9. Satisfied: favorite book with multiple POVs
I usually dislike books that have multiple first-person point of view perspectives, but I think it was extremely well done in I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson!
10. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: a book/series you feel will be remembered throughout history
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Obviously. The magic and happiness that this series spreads will never fade and it’s prominence has most definitely cemented itself within history. (Sidenote: I’m currently listening to this song whilst writing and I’m tearing up. This musical makes me way too emotional.)
11. Helpless: a relationship you were pulling for from the very start
Definitely Blue and Gansey from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. Again, I don’t want to spoil anything, but I basically started shipping them from the moment they met in the first book in the series.
12. Ten Duel Commandments: favorite fight scene
The fight scene between Manon and Aelin in Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas was literally one of the most amazing fight scenes that I’ve ever read.
13. Say No To This: a guilty pleasure read
I’d have to go with The Selection series by Kiera Cass for this one. Those books definitely weren’t perfect, but they were addicting and cute and frustrating and adorable and GAH, they were (and still are) a guilty pleasure of mine.
14. What Comes Next: a series you wish had more books
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again; the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi. I love this trilogy so much and I. Need. More. Of. It. ASAP.
15. Right Hand Man: favorite BROTP
Probably Jace and Alec from the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare or Will and Jem from the Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. They’re both equally amazing and I love them both.
16. What’d I Miss: a book or series you were late to reading
HAHA, just go over and have a look at my Goodreads profile and you’ll see that I’ve been late to reading basically EVERY POPULAR YOUNG ADULT SERIES. The harder question would be which book or series have I not been late to reading, because I can’t think of any to be honest. The most obvious choices for this one would be Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, or Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas; but, honestly, I’ve been late to reading basically every young adult series. Ever.
So, that’s it for this tag! I enjoyed completing this tag so much (mainly because it gave me an opportunity to combine books and Hamilton into one post). Comment below with your favorite Hamilton song!