Hola! Buenos días!! How are you guys? Hope you’re having a semi-fantastic week what with all the things going on in this wonderful world.
Today, I’m doing the NCIS LA book tag, which the wonderful and lovely Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads tagged me to do in December of last year. (at least it wasn’t november like i thought?) This is utterly horrible and I can’t believe that I slacked off on tags so much. But I’m finally doing this, so yay!!
I’ve actually kind of watched NCIS, because my grandmother I think used to watch it, so I’d catch bits and pieces here and there. But I’ve never watched a full episode, so I don’t think that really counts as watching.
Maybe this will increase my interest in it once again!
Check out the original creator Clo @ Cuppa Clo‘s blog, and thank you so much Meegs for tagging me!! Let’s get started!
Callen – A Mysterious Character Who You’d Like To Get To Know Better
Razel. So originally my reaction was, “I tried to understand and see some good in Razel, but she’s a devil who has no heart”.
And I still do think that, but I want to understand why. I want to know the full story behind her intense hatred and why she shuns her son so much.
She’s elusive. She’s cruel. She’s basically heartless, but there are a few cases where they mention [spoiler] and so, it makes me want to know the old Razel and what really caused her to become this horrendous woman that she is today.
I’ll probably still hate her, but I still would like to know lol.
Sam – A Character You Can Depend On In An Apocalypse
Khalila Saif. She’s calm, cool, level headed, and prepared. She’s also super kind and will be everything you’ll ever need during an apocalypse. or a global pandemic that’s resulting in quarantines and people going nuts over toilet paper
She may not be the best at fighting but she’s strategic and knows how to research and plan. She’s super fierce and passionate and will fight if she has to. Honestly, I would just want to be with her to get to know her better since the book didn’t really focus on the side characters as much.
Deeks – A Fluffy Contemporary Set By The Beach
I don’t think I’ve read any book set by the beach. Ok wait, Scorpio Races could count I guess, and I Found You as well. But a fluffy contemporary? Nope, haven’t really done so.
I haven’t read that many contemporaries tbh, and I have a lot of them on my TBR, so I should probably get around to reading some.
Kensi – A Book With Badass Female Characters
Let’s feature a different book today: With The Fire on High.
Emoni and Buela are a different kind of awesome heroines. They don’t go around brandishing swords or guns or becoming Queens by just being ridiculously awesome and terrifying. They are normal and caring people with a much different kind of awesomeness.
Emoni tries to always be responsible and loving, while still struggling with being a mother and a teenager who wants to have fun in life and follow her dreams. She doesn’t go around beating people up, but she’s still amazing and totally badass when it comes to balancing her life and taking care of the people close to her.
Buela raised her own son and her granddaughter (Emoni) after she was left in her care. When Emoni got pregnant and had Babygirl, she sacrificed some more to help Emoni raise that beautiful and sweet child. She’s helping to raise three generations, and not once did she have a chance to stop being a mother. That’s just beyond and her sacrifice and power to still stand tall is amazing.
Eric – A Character Who Is An Essential Part Of A Team
*takes a deep breath*
ALTAIR AL-BADAWI. I’m in love with that guy. He’s awesome, he’s hilarious, he’s the most annoying, talkative, inappropriate, and obnoxious pain in the you-know-where, but this book (and their team) would 100% fail without him.
He’s so essential, and I love that guy to death. It’s extremely frustrating because he never. stops. talking. yet I don’t think I could have finished the book without his wonderful self keeping this hilarious at all times 🥺🥺
Nell – A Character Who Is Great With Tech
Zofia from The Gilded Wolves.
It’s not like she’s great with tech like that, but she’s awesome in a lab and with mathematics. So if she had advanced technology, I can totally see her being a pro at it.
And well the gadgets and stuff that they use in the book could probably be considered advanced tech already. So yeah.
Hetty – A Morally Grey Character Who You Adore
My mind is currently screaming either Kaz or Jude, but I’m also currently on a mission to try and not include books that I talk about all the time. So today, let’s talk about Victor Vale.
Victor is probably morally black and not morally grey, but there is still some good in him. He’s very much an anti-hero, and I can understand where he’s coming from and why he’s doing the things he does. And I just love the fact that I sympathize and care for him, even if he’s kind of the bad guy.
I guess I like him because he’s the much lesser of two evils. And I could never care about Eli. Nuh uh. Sorry bro.
Granger – A Character/Book You Didn’t Like At First But They/It Grew On You
I can’t think of any right now though I’m pretty sure there are several books/characters that fit this criteria. Everything’s just getting muddled in my head. So I’m going to switch this around and talk about a character who started out great, and then went absolutely downhill from there.
Ahh. Audrey Rose.
She went from okay, to UGH within 3 books. And I’m so frustrated, and you’ve all probably heard this a few hundred times, but she did Thomas dirty. She doesn’t deserve him tbh.
Audrey Rose is so hypocritical and she just can’t seem to see how much Thomas Cresswell cares about her because she’s too busy with the mystery of Mephisto’s mask. And instead of her solving the mystery, she’s too busy ditching her partner and getting into ~situations~ with the enigmatic and mysterious and awesome Mephistopheles. Oh, and somehow sugar-coating all her horrid actions by [spoiler] is NOT going to make me forget that you didn’t apologize or that you borderline cheated on my beloved Thomas.
How she went from okay to my #1 hated character is amazing. Truly is. Thomas deserves so. much. better. and I hate how the last book ended. I wouldn’t trust Audrey with anything, especially not that amazing and kind super sweet boy.
#Densi – A Ship You Will Shriek About Until Your Lungs Give Out
Looks like I’ll have to give in now. Sigh. I tried!
I LOVE all the ships, romantic and platonic, in Six of Crows. Every single last one is a treasure, and that team of 6 deadly and beautiful characters is going to kill me with the sheer amount of love I’m pumping from my heart on a regular basis.
That sounds a lot more horrible than it did in my head. But you get the picture.
The friendships are beautiful, the banter is everything, all the ships created in this book are magnificent and I will shriek about all of them collectively until the end of time.
Of course, no pressure if you don’t want to do the tag!!
So, that’s it folks!! Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you all have a great day!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Any recommendations for a fluffy contemporary set on the beach? Who are some of your favorite characters? Chat with me in the comments below!!