I’ve never played The Sims. Ever. I know what it is, and I’ve seen other people play it, but I’ve never been big on computer or video games. Most of these topics are probably going to go over my head, but I promise to do my best.
*This tag was originally created by Booktuber Hailey in Bookland.
The Original Sims – The best author debut.
I probably could have chosen a lot of books, because there have been some amazing debuts. I have a feeling I’ll be reading a few more in the coming weeks that could also win this. Right now though, the first book that comes to mind is The Sea of Tranquility. This was an incredible debut. It was so good that I’m not sure the author could top it.
The Grim Reaper – Saddest character death.
Highlight to get the spoiler.
I would have to say that Webb was the saddest character death I’ve ever read. I can’t even read quotes of this book without feeling myself getting all choked up. It was tragic on so many layers.
Sims Getting Stuck – A character that just got in the way.
Teresa was the worst character I’ve ever read. Not only was The Death Cure one of the worst books I’ve read, she was one of the most pointless characters I’ve ever read. She was so interchangeable it was sad. You could retell the entire story without her and the ending wouldn’t read any different.
Simlish – A book with amazing writing.
You should have known that this list wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t push TJ Klune at least once. Usually I talk about How to be a Normal Person, but for this category I have to go with Wolfsong. There was something that was so melancholy and beautiful about the writing in this one. Ox and Joe’s relationship in particular was spectacular.
Expansion Packs – A series where the books keep on getting better.
I liked The Demon King, but each of the following books was just better and better. And the final book in the series, The Crimson Crown, was so spectacular it blew my mind. I remember sobbing at the end, especially because of Crow. In fact, I loved this series so much I haven’t been able to read Flamecaster, the spin-off.
Sim Romance – The worst case of insta-love.
Please forgive me, but I have to be honest. Bella and Edward had the worst, most unhealthy, case of insta-love I’ve ever read before. I hate saying that, because as much as I dislike this series I know there are people who love it just as passionately. This is just my opinion, I was never a fan of their relationship.
Cheats – A book that was entirely unrealistic.
This question should read “A book that was entirely unrealistic but you adore it and hug it and love it and name it squishy”. That book for me is The Foxhole Court. It was the worst book I’ve ever read, that I love so much that I know I’ll reread a million times. There should be an episode of Supernatural all about the magic in these words.
Needs Fulfillment – A character who made all the wrong decisions.
Kelsey from Tiger’s Curse wins this award. It’s been a really long time since I’ve read a character that drove me as nuts as Kelsey did. She was that female YA character that you just want to scream at. She made all the wrong decisions, and treated the people around her like garbage, but we (as the reader) was supposed to understand why. I didn’t.
Error Code 12 – A series that started off great but went downhill from there.
I feel like I’m beating a dead horse here, but it would absolutely be The Maze Runner. The book series was one of the most disappointing trilogies I’ve ever read. It started off so good, but went so downhill. The movies are better. Oddly enough.
The Sims Vortex – A book/series that completely engrossed you.
So many times I feel like I’m just repeating past tags. This is one of those times. The Captive Prince trilogy was so incredible. I was captivated from early on, shocked by how spectacular it was. I really didn’t expect it, so getting to the point where I was incapable of putting it down was a really great feeling. Man, I really need to reread this one.
Tag! You’re It!
I know I’ve been doing this a lot lately. If you want to call it laziness, I understand. I’ll call it ‘wanting to share with everyone’. If you liked the Sims, or you just think this looks like fun, tag yourself and then drop me a link so I can come read it.