Tag: The Sims Book Tag

I was tagged by The Bookish Wormy for this one! I used to love The Sims back in the day, although I haven’t played it in years. I would actually have Sims playing parties when I was in high school. All my friends would come over and we’d sit in my basement for hours building the most elaborate, extravagant house we possibly could… and then we’d actually, you know, play the game for all of an hour or so before falling asleep, because, by that point, it would be 2:00 in the morning. It’s been a while since I played, but this should be fun. 🙂

This tag was created by Hailey at Hailey In Book Land.

THE ORIGINAL SIMS | best author debut

I’ve read a lot of debuts in the last couple years, and I’ve loved a lot of them! My favorite debut of 2018 (so far) is Love Scene, Take Two. My favorite debut of all time is The Hate U Give.

THE GRIM REAPER | the saddest character death

Every death in A Conjuring of Light is the saddest. I’m not going to say which character death absolutely destroyed me just in case somebody hasn’t read this book yet.

SIMS GETTING STUCK | a character that got in the way

I’m really throwing it back now to an ARC I reviewed more than three years ago! I was apparently a much more generous reviewer then, because I would definitely give this book one star if I read it now. Twisted Souls is a cute second chance romance… until it randomly turns into a love triangle and the WRONG GUY ruins everything.

SIMLISH | a book with amazing writing

I’ve probably already hyped up this book enough, but oh my god. It was so good.

EXPANSION PACKS | a series where the books kept on getting better

There are ten books in the entire, expanded Addicted series. I was somewhere around three stars for the first couple books, but as the series goes on, they get better and better.

SIMS ROMANCE | the worst case of instalove

It’s no secret that I really hated Boarded by Love. Like… so much. The main characters fall in love at first sight and it makes no sense and I hated it.

CHEATS | a book that was entirely unrealistic

I know that a lot of people loved Sleeping Giants, but I couldn’t get over how unrealistic it was.

NEEDS FULFILLMENT | a character who made all the wrong decisions

Josh and Hazel make a lot of wrong decisions in Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating. They get their act together in the end, but it sure takes them a while to get there.

ERROR CODE 12 | a series that started off great but went downhill from there

I was so into Divergent when I first read it. I didn’t love Insurgent, but I cared enough to keep going. Then I got to Allegiant. It’s one of the only books I have ever legitimately thrown across the room out of anger. I think the only other book to hold that honor is Breaking Dawn, which was just… an actual disaster.

SIMS VORTEX | a book/series that completely engrossed you

I could not put 172 Hours on the Moon down, except sometimes when I needed to take a breath from the spookiness. It’s been a long time since I was this into a book.

Do you like The Sims? Then I tag you! Please link back to me so I can see your answers. ❤ And let me know if you like tags so that I can tag you in the future!

Book review: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett
Rating: ★★★★☆
Links: AmazonTBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Source: Purchased

Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive, and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in her family’s closet tear them apart?

It’s no secret that I had a huge reading slump in August. I hated just about everything that I read and it was just… the worst. I had purchased The Anatomical Shape of a Heart in one of my many book-buying binges of the summer, but I actually had no intention of reading it any time soon. Then my best friend started texting me. She promised me that I would like it, and seeing how we’ve been friends since 2001… I guess I kind of trust her opinion. And, okay. I liked it. It was no Starry Eyes, but I liked it.

It was pretty clear to me that this was Jenn Bennett’s first YA book. It doesn’t feel as polished as either Starry Eyes or Alex, Approximately, two of my absolute favorite YA contemporaries. Jack was a decently swoony character, but he had nothing on Lennon Mackenzie. Aside from being a handsome, rich artist, he didn’t really have that much going for him. Bex, on the other hand? I’m pretty sure both she and her art are way too cool for me.

As usual for a Jenn Bennett book, there’s a really frank discussion of sex between the two main characters. This is one of my favorite things about her writing — I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I wish that YA books would have been like this when I was an actual young adult.

Now that I’m all caught up on Jenn Bennett’s YA books, I’ll have to venture into her adult series. (And cry endlessly about being denied for an ARC of Serious Moonlight.)

Previously: Alex, Approximately • Starry Eyes

Have you read The Anatomical Shape of a Heart? Do you love Jenn Bennett as much as I do?
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