Totally Should've Tag

Thanks Liz @ Out of Coffee, Out of Mind for the tag!

Totally should have gotten a sequel


Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Airman by Eoin Colfer. I loved Frankenstein and I've never found a retelling that I liked as much as the original, except for maybe Man Made Boy by John Skovron, so I think the sequel would have to be written by Mary Shelley which is difficult for obvious reasons. Airman is one of my favourite books of all time (and it's written by the author of Artemis Fowl, so is anyone really surprised?) and IT NEEDS A SEQUEL. 

Totally should have had a spin-off series

Chaos Walking, because that series was so stupidly brilliant. *retreats to a burrito of sadness because it's over*

A character who totally should have ended up with someone else

Coming from someone who actively avoids love triangles, I don't know. If there's a love triangle I usually don't care who the MC ends up, and if I do care (which isn't often) the MC often ends up with who I want her to. 

Totally should have ended differently


I'm going to say Mockingjay here. I think the ending fit the book very well but it was just so sad and depressing. I really could have used a littler note to end on. (AND A CERTAIN SOMEONE/S SHOULDN'T HAVE DIED, BY THE WAY.)

Totally should have had a movie franchise

Artemis Fowl. Artemis Fowl. Artemis Fowl. (Unless, of course, if it's a terrible movie, which in that case no movie.)

Totally should have had a TV show


Pendragon by D.J. MacHale. There's like ten books and I think a TV show would be epic. Traveling across space and time, fighting shape-shifting evilness... It'd be pretty awesome. 

Totally should have had only one point of view

I'm stealing this one from Liz, because Insurgent and Allegiant should not have had Four's perspective. I usually had trouble keeping them apart, and because I was never really a fan of Four I didn't enjoy being in his head. 

Totally should have a cover change


Almost any book where there's a girl in a fancy ball gown. I avoid those like the plague. The Princesses of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George was pretty much the only exception to this rule so far. I'm not sure why I avoid them, I think it's because I've never been interested in the books themselves and I've unconsciously applied that theory to most books. 90% of the time there's a strong romance plot, and I seriously struggle with strong romance. 

 Totally should have kept the original covers

I don't know, actually. Give me your ideas in the comments. 

Totally should have stopped at book one


A few years ago, I read Matched by Ally Condie and it was ok. I wasn't a fan and I didn't love the love triangle, and I read about half of the second book and stopped reading. I wish I wouldn't stopped reading Matched and didn't bother with the second book, because it was like every other dystopian novel AND had a love triangle. 

I totally should have stopped reading

I don't think I should have bothered finishing The Lord of the Rings because it sucked about a year of my life away, and when I finished I still wasn't sure what had happened. I watched the movies, and I understood it so naturally I had to subject myself to reading the entire trilogy all over again. 

Totally should have not prejudged


Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I'm not big into romance (in case you haven't noticed yet) and it looked like a romance novel so I was avoiding it, but Cait keeps recommending it and eventually I caved. And it was utterly brilliant. I'm trying to figure out how to get to the library in the next week without the ability to drive by myself. It's a serious problem. 

I'm going to tag RM @ The Book Hound, Sunny @ A Splash of Ink and Emily at Ink Inc. and if I didn't tag you and you want to do it, feel free to steal it. 

Did anyone else not enjoy Matched? Who was happy with the ending for Mockingjay? (And by the way, the trailer for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children just came out and OH MY GOODNESS!! (But it looks like Olive and Emma switched powers? Which totally isn't cool. But other than that it looks awesome! (I'm not sure if I've mentioned this yet, but Miss Peregrine is one of my new favourite books.)) And the Cap 3 trailer is out and GUESS WHO'S IN IT. THAT'S RIGHT. SPIDEY. AAAAH!)


  1. Definitely will take you up on this one. I might have to have a book tag extravaganza or something here soon. Thanks!

    1. Awesome, I can't wait to hear your answers!

  2. Ooh you've enticed me with Airman and Frankenstein. I'll definitely pick up a copy of both if I happen to pass them in the library.

    And yes, Mockingjay totally needed a different ending. WHY WOULD SUZANNE KILL (that person) OFF???? Like, hit Mr where it hurts why don't you.

    And it's a shame about Matched. I've never read it but I've wanted to, so what you say is kinda disappointing.

    Little Moon Elephant

    1. Airman is freaking fantastic. And so is Frankenstein :)

      I KNOW JUST WHY, SERIOUSLY???? Don't mind me, I'm just going to crawl into a hole somewhere and weep tears of bookworm sadness...

      I don't know, lots of people loved it but I just found it too repetitive. There's a girl who starts a rebellion against society because society sucks, then there's two perfect guys she has to choose between and oh, dear, whoever shall she pick! Thanks for commenting!

  3. Ugh, I feel like an Artemis Fowl movie franchise would just FLOP. It would be terrible. I will just sate myself with the graphic novels, thanks. But yes to getting rid of fancy ballgowns. Those are getting a little much. Also, I am glad that I stopped at Matched... The others didn't sound like they were much higher quality.

    1. I know, I'm really worried. I WANT it to be amazing, of course, but I feel like they're going to mess it up and ruin everything and no one will see it and AAAAHHH. Because if they did it right (AND DID NOT COMBINE THE FIRST TWO BOOKS BECAUSE NO NO NO NO) it would be spectacular.

      Anywho. I agree with your agreeance of me. No more ball gowns. Thanks for commenting, Heather!

  4. I did not enjoy Matched, I was just really bored and could not care less about the love triangle.

    YOU'VE READ TRB! ANOTHER CONVERT! (My/Cait's/everyone's plan is to slowly force everyone in the world to read TRB and then elect Maggie Stiefvater as our ruler.)

    I too struggled to keep Tris' and Four's voices distinct in my head. I'm considering adding another POV character to the second book of my trilogy buuuut I'm really terrified their voices will run together!

    Original covers: I recently saw some Roald Dahl covers *without the Quentin Blake illustrations*. Which is just WRONG.

    Thanks for tagging me!

    1. You and I both, you and I both.

      I HAVE!!! I'm trying to get the next book in the series, but the library is so far away when you can't drive... And yes, we completely need to elect Maggie Stiefvater as our ruler. Why hasn't this happened yet?

      From what I'm seeing, quite a few people had that problem. Err, that's hard. I would say go for it, but just make sure it's for a good reason (I'm not 100% sure what Four added to the story?) and the voices are pretty different. Good luck!



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