A Final Fantasy Book Tag
this tag was lovingly created by my Fiance Michael
a book that involves travelling around the world
For this one I’m going to say one of my favourite reads from 2018, the story takes place all over Europe and that is
The gentleman‘s guide to vice and virtue by McKenzie Lee.
As I said above this book is an adventure around Europe they travel from France all the way to Venice. The reason I’m picking this
Synopsis from Waterstones
A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age. Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy. So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores. Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love.
a book that has a villain you can sympathise with
Ok I’m going to go with a odd one, because I don’t think she would be classed as a villain but she does villainy sort of stuff so I’m going with it.
Minya From strange the dreamer by Laini Taylor
her gift is controlling ghosts so when the people of weep die she keeps them on the ship that her and the other god spawn live. Her ability is definitely her cruel aspect which is worsen by her being stuck in a seven years old body however though out muse of nightmares it is shown how much she has and will do to protect her family even if her methods seem a bit dark.
Synopsis of the the first book strange the dreamer copied from Waterstones
The dream chooses the dreamer. Since he was five years old, Lazlo Strange has been obsessed
with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to go in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself – in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep to cut it off from the world? What did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? The answers await in Weep, but so do many more mysteries – including the blue-skinned goddess who visits Lazlo’s dreams …
The Mother Crystal
a book that revolves around some sort of relic or artefact
I’m going to cheat a bit with this one (if I didn’t I would just say shadowHunters again, and these blog would start to get very boring!) and say the black Cauldron, which is a Disney film but it is based on a book series (which I haven’t read but I know own). As the film revolves around an artefact aka the Black Cauldron, I would presume it will be a safe bet to say the books revolves around it too.
as I know this film and maybe the book are less well known here is a description:
synopsis of the first book the book of three copied from Waterstones
Taran is desperate for adventure. Being a lowly Assistant Pig-Keeper just isn’t exciting. That is, until the magical pig, Hen Wen, disappears and Taran embarks on a death-defying quest to save her from the evil Horned King. His perilous adventures bring Taran many new friends: an irritable dwarf, an impulsive bard, a strange hairy beast and the hot-headed Princess Eilonwy. Together, they must face the deathless Cauldron-Born warriors, dragons, witches and the terrifying Horned King himself. Taran learns much about his identity, but the mysterious Book of Three is yet to reveal his true Identity.
The Warrior of Light
a book that revolves around a “chosen one” character
I’m not going to say the obvious one although that one would be my pick if it wasn’t so obvious. After much thought I have picked a chosen one who is definitely not obvious and that is
Mathias the warrior from RedWall
Mathias is a young mouse from Redwall who is definitely a chosen one, he was chosen to take over Martin the warrior before he had been born, though out the book he works to protect Redwall risking his life and fining many friends along the way. I am that is
synopsis from Redwall copied from Waterstones
Welcome to Redwall Abbey. Inside its enormous doors, mice live in peace, helping those in need and throwing epic feasts for the great and the good of Mossflower Woods. But outside a grave threat is gathering. An army of evil rats led by a vicious, one-eyed warlord, is on its way. Matthias is just one little mouse but he knows it’ll take more than stones and mouse-sized arrows to keep the rats at bay. Enlisting the help of a military hare, wild sparrows and argumentative stoats, Matthias sets out to defend his freedom, his friends, and the abbey he calls home. Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can learn to make a Redwall Abbey pudding! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from Peter Pan and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time .
a book involving a regular group of 4 or more people through the whole book
Heist society by Ally Carter
I’m going with heist society because I really enjoyed all of the different characters in the book and even though we do only really focus on Kat and Hale all of the other characters are very important to the heists and fun to read about.
synopsis copied from Waterstones
When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie travelled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own – scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. But now her dad’s life is on the line, and Kat must go back to the world she tried so hard to escape…
a book where the main character has a unique, powerful ability
Alina from Shadow and bone
The world of shadow and bone has a number of people with different powers called Grisher who form the first army, the powers they have are things such as healing and controlling the elements but Alina Starkov has a very unique power, she can control light.
synopsis copied from Waterstones
Soldier . Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold – a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed. Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country’s magical military elite – and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift. As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation. Welcome to Ravka . . . a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems.
a book with a loyal pet or mount
Some how I am struggling to think of that many books that I have read with a loyal pet which is odd as I’m an animal lover, my first thought was Church from the shadowhunter saga but I wouldn’t really call him loyal he just has lived a long time and loves Jem.
so I think I’m going to cheat again and and say a book that I own but just haven’t read yet but I have seen the film, which is a dogs purpose. The reason I’m going with this, is one I’m looking at my book case and the spine of the book has been staring at me (it’s probably going to be my next read)
the other reason is that this dog dose so much in his many lifetime for his owners most of which made me cray like crazy he especially lives up to loyal pet in the second film in which he does everything in his power to stay by CJ side to keep her safe.
synopsis copied from Waterstones
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life’s most basic question: Why are we here? Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their
countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders – will he ever find his purpose? Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, W. Bruce Cameron’s A Dog’s Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog’s many lives, but also a dog’s-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man’s best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.
a book with a comedy relief mascot
It took me quite a while to pick a comic relief character I’m not really sure why but I have managed to think of one who I think my be classed as a comic relief character.
Nate from Truly Devious
The reason I have picked Nate is because oddly he is quite amusing with his refusal to write the sequel to his fantasy novel but I also picked him because I think his a good friend to Stevie and even though he my not be happy with it still tags along to help solve the case.
synopsis for truly devious the first book in the series copied from Waterstones
Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.” Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history. True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.
a book where the main character has a unique and powerful weapon or item
I’m going to say two for this one because the first of them doesn’t Count as a weapon but it’s a powerful item and the second dose sort of counts as a powerful weapon.
the Alethiometers and the subtle knife.
synopsis from the first book the northern lights copied from Waterstones
It begins with a girl and her daemon The girl is Lyra Belacqua, an orphan who lives in a place like, and yet unlike, Oxford in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Yet for Lyra, her world is about climbing the rooftops of the Oxford colleges with her friend Roger, enthralling the neighbourhood children with her tales and keeping out of the way of the scholars of Jordan College. Then children start to go missing, snatched mysteriously by a group the children call ‘The Gobblers’. When Roger is taken, Lyra founds herself bound up in a dangerous chase, a daring game of cat-and-mouse that sees her on the run from the highest authorities. It is a hunt that will take her far from Oxford, to high-society London and the home of the mysterious and beautiful Mrs Coulter and beyond, to the home of the witches and the kingdom of the ice bears where the aurora awaits. Here Lyra’s quest for answers becomes a mission to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust and there are secrets too, about her own family, about a prophecy, about betrayal and about the universe; secrets that come at a deadly cost.
a book that ends with a long battle
I haven’t read that many books with battles in them, there is shadowHunters but the main characters are normally off doing something else while the grownups battle. Then there is Breaking Dawn but the battle only happens in the film and isn’t real.
Harry Potter is a option but again Harry, Ron and Harmony are doing there own important stuff when the final battle is happening in the last book. Although my other half has pointed out that the question only asks for a final battle not for the mane characters to be involved so I guess I’m going to say
the battle of Hogwarts
could I really think of any other long battle (even if it’s not right at the end) so much happens in the battle from Harry going after Voldemort, will dying and coming back to life before actually killing Voldemort to lots of death eaters dying. From Ron and Herminey getting the basilisk tooth then kissing, to Navill bravely killing the final Horcraks Nargeny.
and that is it for the final fantasy book tag I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed answering my other half’s questions, and know I Tag you if you enjoyed this tag and would like to give it a go then please do.
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