Tag: The Greatest Showman

Thanks to Alyssa Grace for tagging me in another really fun one! If you’re not following her, you’re really missing out! Not only does she always have the best tags, but she posts a ton of really great book reviews, too.

I was also tagged by Mariam at Book Mania!! Definitely check out her blog, too, when you get the chance. 🙂

Now, for a confession: I haven’t actually seen The Greatest Showman, so I have no idea what we’re talking about with these prompts. That’s totally fine, though, because I’m going to have fun with this tag regardless.

The GreatestShowman Tag

The Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you and provide a link to their post!
  • Maaaybe include a link to my (the creator’s) post, which is this one right here.
  • Include the logo somewhere in the post.
  • Find a book/anime/movie/manga/K-Drama/TV show or anything else that fits the prompts below.
  • Cliche rule here, but have fun!
  • Tag 5 to 10 people (or more, if you’re feeling like it, no biggie).

The Greatest Show | In Which The Intro Is Amazing

Nevernight has the best beginning of any book I’ve ever read. I loved the parallels between Mia’s first murder and her first time having sex. I’ve never read anything like it and it was amazing.

A Million Dreams | In Which Things Get A Little Too Dragged

I am, in general, a fan of Diane Chamberlain’s writing. But in The Stolen Marriage, it took me five days to get through the first 150 pages, and that’s a problem.

Come Alive | In Which There’s A Nice Plot Twist

I had a hard time with this prompt! I usually only remember plot twists that I disliked, so coming up with a good one was a bit of a challenge. That said, I do remember being surprised by some of the things that happened in Little Fires Everywhere, so I’ll go with that one!

The Other Side | In Which A Villain Turns Into A Good Guy or Vice Versa

No spoilers here, but I’m maybe still crying over the redemption of Holland in A Conjuring of Light.

Never Enough | In Which You Hate The Love Triangle

I generally hate love triangles (and other shapes), and Very Bad Things had a really messed up web of love connections. I’m not sure if it was a triangle, a square, a pentagon… but it was too much for me.

This Is Me | In Which Representation Is Amazing

The Brightsiders is full of representation, and it never comes across as forced. It’s just a bunch of people who are friends and they just happen to be a very diverse group.

Rewrite The Stars | In Which It’s ‘Us Against The World’ [Not Necessarily Romantic]

In Emergency Contact, Penny and Sam have such a great friendship and it really is them against the world. ❤

Tightrope | In Which The Love Triangle Took A Wrong Turn

This whole book took a wrong turn, but the love triangle in Chasing Beautiful was an actual disaster. It’s one of my least favorite books of all time. I just re-read my review of it and got mad all over again.

From Now On | In Which The Main Character Only Gets Their Stuff Together In The End

In Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, both Josh and Hazel spend a lot of time pretending they don’t like each other, setting each other up on blind dates, and generally avoiding talking about their feelings. They do, of course, get their stuff together in the end and it’s totally worth the wait.

To sum up all of the prompts, here goes [just so y’all can copy and paste them more easily]:

  • The Greatest Show | In Which The Intro Is Amazing
  • A Million Dreams | In Which Things Get A Little Too Dragged
  • Come Alive | In Which There’s A Nice Plot Twist
  • The Other Side | In Which A Villain Turns Into A Good Guy or Vice Versa
  • Never Enough | In Which You Hate The Love Triangle
  • This Is Me | In Which Representation Is Amazing
  • Rewrite The Stars | In Which It’s ‘Us Against The World’ [Not Necessarily Romantic]
  • Tightrope | In Which The Love Triangle Took A Wrong Turn
  • From Now On | In Which The Main Character Only Gets Their Stuff Together In The End

I don’t know who’s seen The Greatest Showman and who hasn’t, so I’m not going to tag anybody in particular. That said, if you think this looks like fun, please do it and link back to me so I can see your choices! And if you like tags, please let me know so that I can tag you in a bunch of stuff in the future. ❤

ARC review: Night and Day by Andie J. Christopher

Night and Day by Andie J. Christopher
Series: One Night in South Beach #5
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Links: Amazon • Goodreads
Publication Date: September 18, 2018
Source: ARC via Netgalley

A Romantic Dreamer
Letty Gonzalez is a true romantic. She’s spent her life waiting for flowers, poetry, the grand gesture that will finally sweep her off her feet—without any luck. After her latest dating fiasco, she’s ready to give up on the idea of Prince Charming—but not on down and dirty fantasies about her new
boss—gorgeous, out-of-her-league Max Delgado.

A Restless Romeo
Max is more pragmatic than romantic—and with his looks and charisma, beautiful women usually fall at his feet. Bubbly, generously curvy Letty just isn’t for him, and maybe if he finally lets his grandmother set him up with someone new, Letty will finally believe it.

A Sultry Surprise
But the senior citizen’s matchmaking is trickier than anyone anticipated. And when Letty and Max find themselves stuck in Key West together for a seductively sexy weekend, one kiss is enough to light a fire neither of them wants to put out . . .

Although this is #5 in a series, it’s the third book of Andie J. Christopher’s that I’ve read. While I loved Break of Day, I was kind of ambivalent about Before Daylight. Unfortunately, I was also kind of indifferent about Night and Day.

It’s not a bad book, that’s for sure. Max and Letty seem to complement each other very well. While they have an instant attraction, it’s not instalove, which I appreciated. And even aside from that, they were able to build each other up and help each other overcome some unfortunate past experiences.

But why didn’t I love it? I think that there were two main reasons.

First, I was a little put off by how frequently Letty referred to herself as fat and undesirable. I get it, she feels out of place among the models and ballerinas in her life, but it was constant. I was rooting for her to find some self-esteem, but I was also frustrated by the fact that it seemed to come from the fact that Max wanted her and not from anything bigger than that.

Second, it felt kind of flat to me. There was no real conflict in the book, nothing that made me wonder whether everything would work out in the end. Max and Letty were attracted to each other from their first meeting, so there wasn’t really any build-up either. I mean, things happen, but nothing that had me on the edge of my seat and nothing that made it hard to put the book down.

I ended up reading this book in one night, although I frequently put it down to do other things. I don’t know that I would necessarily recommend it, but it was a quick read and a perfectly fine way to spend a couple hours.

Previously: Break of Day | Before Daylight

Have you read Night and Day? What about the previous books in the series?
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