This awesome Birthstone Tag was created by Jay G over on YouTube. Let’s hop right on in…
January (Garnet): Associated with warding off negative forces and dark energies – Name a book with the darkest/evilest character you can think of.
In Blake Butler’s Three Hundred Million, the darkest and most horrendous character in the entire novel is… yourself. That’s what makes it such a great psycological thriller despite the fact that I hated almost every other aspect about this novel.
February (Amethyst): Purple is associated with royalty – Name a book with regal qualities… you can base this off of characters or choose the king of all books.
Easily the entirety of the Throne of Glass series. No tag would be complete without at least one mention of this ultra- glorious series by Sarah J. Maas. Seriously you should read this series.
March (Aquamarine): Washed out – Name a ‘wishy washy’ character, a character who is not strong or a follower
Erm… this one’s a bit tough. I think I’d have to say…Hailey from the The Night Ranger. She was kind of her own character but then she would do something that would thrust her into a weird sort of follower like position. I don’t know, she was a bit weird even though I didn’t dislike her.
April (Diamond): A diamond in the rough name a book that you loved but is not well-known
Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes. This novel has a ton of mixed reviews but it’s definitely one of my favorite poetry books. The audio book, which I listened to back in sixth grade, was amazing and almost every poem was perfect for slam poetry. I absolutely loved it.
Another option is The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig. I read this last summer and it was a glorious. The changing of time periods and point of views was phenomenal and the storyline itself was beautifully choreographed. I really loved this novel because it’s one of the few where I didn’t have a favorite main character over the other. It was quite nice.
May (Emerald): Said to balance energy – Name two characters who balance each other well.
Joel and Melody from The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson. This is the first novel in a series that I have yet to complete. But basically it’s about Joel and his friend Melody solving the random disappearing of Joel’s classmates and, along the way, how Joel can become a Rithmatist- someone who can give life to 2D figures. Their relationship is a bit chaotic but I love it a lot.
June (Pearl): Associated with loyalty – Name a character who is loyal to the end
Loyalty above all goes to Sophie Neveu from Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. Not only was she loyal, she was a kick ass type of girl with brains to rival the greatest of minds. A true beauty of a character.
July (Ruby): Blood red – Name a book that made your blood boil, one that made you angry
Again Three Hundred Million by Blake Butler because it was so difficult to understand.
August (Peridot): Pale Green (It pales in comparison to other gems) – Name a supporting character who you like better than the main character
I think this is going to be a bit of an odd one but whatever. But, in The Help, I really loved Minny way more than Aibileen. Minny was so much funnier and all of her stories were complete and utter ridiculousness while still maintaining a very high level of hilarity. She was arguably my favorite character throughout the entire book.
September (Sapphire): Blue like the ocean which is calming – Name a book that had a calming effect on you
This is going to Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s lovely book Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. They’re entire relationship was uncomplicatedly complicated which I realize doesn’t make much sense. The relationship itself had a lot of complications from the outside world but, between the Aristotle and Dante, the relationship was simple and beautiful.
October (Opal): Iridescent – Name an iridescent book, this can be a book with a beautiful cover (Shiny? Lots of colour?) or you can base it off a character (Quirky? Colourful?)
Easy-peasy, lemon- squeezy: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The characters in this play were… special in the loveliest of ways. Truly a work of art. Seriously, if you haven’t read it go do so now.
November (Topaz): Associated with resilience – Name a books with a character who rises to the top in a time of adversity
Well… Erm… I can go for the vary glaringly obvious Katniss from The Hunger Games. Yeah that’s the only one I can think of at the moment.
December (Blue Zircon): Associated with friendship – Name a book with a friendship you want to be part of
The frienships in the entire Anne of Green Gables series were all very strong and lovely. And I would so love to be a part of that especially because the risks of me dying via some horrible plight is extremely low.
Well that is all for this tag. I tag anyone and everyone who desires to do this tag.