Look, another tag we weren't tagged in. We are the tag rebels, the tag pirates, roaming the tag seas and plundering where we will. Argh mateys.
In other words, I saw Reading Away the Days post her new Christmas Tree tag on Twitter and I knew it would be an awesome Christmas Day post for all of you. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, happy second day of Hanukkah to our Jewish friends and followers, joyous Yule, happy Pancha Ganapati, and happy Sunday to those who don't celebrate at all. We love you.
Jess: I would very much like my very own Rhaegar Targaryen, please.
I would not like Sorcha or Lonnrach (The Falconer & The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May) to ever be anywhere near me or mine.
Dani: I wish Georgia Mason from Feed was a real person and a real reporter and my real BFF. For the non-real side, I'm perfectly happy with The Darkling from The Grisha series staying precisely where he's at.
Dani: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson. Sooooo shiny in person.
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi. I love it so.
I take it that Edward is a tad too on the nose?
Dani: That probably rules out Derrick and the pixies in The Falconer, too, huh?
Dani: I'm sorry Laini, but you cannot drop a series' worth of world building into Dreams of Gods and Monsters and then END THE SERIES. NO. GO BACK.
Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn. It serves me right that I moan and complain about never finding fantasy standalones and then I DO find one and it's SO GOOD I WANT MORE damnit.
Jess: My best book of the year hasn't changed since April. I've maybe flailed about it at/to people a little? Maybe?
THE LAST MORTAL BOND BY BRIAN STAVELEEEEEY
Tang-inspired fantasy! Badass women of all kinds! NINJAS ON GIIIIANT MFING BIRDS.
Dani: Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. I read it twice. In 12 months. And I kind of want to read it again while waiting for Gemina to get here...
Dani: Socks for Dobby. ;_;
THE PAINTING for Vera and Gabe and Sloane, really. (This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills).
I usually read Claire LeGrand's Winterspell right around Christmas, but I think I maaay curl up with The Hating Game by Sally Thorne again. Don't judge me. #lucyandjosh5eva
Dani: Well I bought Stephanie Perkin's ed. Christmas anthology My True Love Gave to Me literally for this purpose, but if we're being honest? It's Harry. It's always going to be Harry.