I haven’t done that many book tags. However, when I was watching the How to Train Your Dragon movie, I just knew I had to make a book tag. I have looked on the internet and have not yet come across a How to Train Your Dragon Book Tag. So, I decided to make one for myself and for you. It is quite lengthy so prepare yourself.
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Hiccup started out as a failure to his people. He wasn’t adept at dragon killing. Suddenly, he knows the ins and outs of the creatures he is supposed to despise. He becomes popular, and in turn he tries to use his fame to create an alliance between the humans and the dragons. In the end, he changes the minds and hearts of everyone in Berk.
Black City by Elizabeth Richards. It took me a while to get into this book. I started it, read a little, stopped, and then started the process again. Finally, I picked up again and enjoyed the read. I eventually finished the series.
Astrid is the fierce female viking. She is strong and smart, the perfect contender to be a dragon killer. She is suspicious of Hiccup and eventually discovers his secret. Once she sees the beauty in and of the dragons, she is usually by Hiccup’s side. She stands for her beliefs and helps her friend to the very end.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Celaena Sardothien. Celaena is a fierce, female assassin. She is strong, intelligent, and enduring.
Stoick the Vast. He is the leader of the vikings of Berk. He is strong, determined, and caring. He can be thoughtless, but he does feel responsible for his people. He loves his family. After a while, he sees reason and recognizes his son’s greatness. He is a proud man, but he is even more proud of his son in the end.
J.K. Rowling. Rowling paved the way for female authors. Harry Potter is the best book series in the world. She knows her creative space like the back of her hand. She also stands for the extraordinary and social justice.
Valka goes out on her own to live with the dragons. She knows untold secrets and comes out of nowhere in the second movie. She sees the world in a different light, like her son. Nowadays, most books are a part of a series. Authors have a hard time containing their words and creative worlds = lucky us!
1984 by George Orwell. This standalone novel turned out to be one of my favorite classics after I read it in high school. The plot, characters, and ideas all intrigued me and pushed my intellectual boundaries.
Gobber is loyal and funny. He is a teacher, friend, blacksmith, and so much more. He supports Stoick and Valka, Hiccup, and all others. “He’s a bit gruff, but his heart is always in the right place.” (credit) If you were Gobber, which book characters would you ship?
Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Daemon and Katy. I relate so much with Katy and bad boy Daemon is so hot.
Snotlout is impulsive. He speaks his mind and does what he wants. He is rude and also flirty. If he was a book lover, I’m sure he would buy a book because of an enticing cover, intriguing synopsis, or just because he can. Is there a book that you bought simply because?
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. (review) I loved the cover. I had heard of the title before on Twitter, but hadn’t looked into it. The bookstore didn’t have the original book I was searching for, so I went for it.
Family and friends are the most important aspect in one’s life. Sometimes the representations in books are optimal (while other times the representation is non-existent). Books can contain perfect, desirable relationships that we all want to be a part of, so choose a book with a family or friend bond that you wish were real in your own life.
Prince of Wolves by Quinn Loftis. Jacque, Sally, Jen. These three girls have a bond that I envy with a passion. They know each other so well. They can finish each other’s sentences, talk in code, quote movies, and play the most hilarious games.
Fishlegs is intelligent. He knows dragons by the book, and by the book only. He inspires knowledge in himself and in others. As with Fishlegs, sometimes books make one want to learn something new, research a new topic, try a new experience, or go somewhere exciting. Name a book that makes you want to expand you horizons.
Collide by Shelly Crane. (review). Sign language. I actually wanted to learn sign language after watching Switched at Birth on ABC Family. I bought a book and started practicing through the internet, but then life caught up with me. After recently reading Collide, I realized I still have the desire to learn sign language. However, I need to find the time and devotion to fulfill this dream.
Toothless is a Night Fury. He is the only one left of his kind, making him extremely rare. He is loyal, fast, intelligent, and cute. Find the bookish equivalent to Toothless, a novel that is not read too often/under-hyped that you adore.
Iron Butterfly by Chanda Hahn. I really love this series. I think it is unique and covers intense issues while still incorporating YA fantasy aspects. I think this book needs more recognition and readers.
Those in the Boulder Class are solid and resilient. Meatlug in particular is tough, obstinate, slow, and lazy. Sometimes it is hard to pick up the motivation one needs to complete a task. Other times, there are bumps in the road, rocky obstacles that get in one’s way. Despite the struggle, we have to rise about the challenge and persevere.
The Tiger Saga by Colleen Houck. Kelsey Hayes. (review of Tiger’s Curse) Throughout the course of this series, Kelsey faces so many obstacles. She fights physical and mental demons. She has to build her confidence, deal with two love interests, travel the world, take classes, and so much more all as a teenager. Her adventures take her through so many obstacles, yet she comes out on the other side stronger for it.
Not much is known about the Mystery Class, hence the name. Dragons in this class are cunning and stealthy making them feared above the others. Barf and Belch are a part of this conundrum. While they share one body, each head has it’s own personality. To be effective they must work together.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. (review). This book is in the mystery genre. Something terrible has happened to the Sinclair family, but since the main character doesn’t remember, you follow her pursuit to understanding herself and those around her after a life-changing accident. The end is shocking and sad, but reveals the realities of life and how others can impact your decisions.
“Sharp Class dragons are vain and prideful, and they all possess sharp body parts.” (credit) These dragons are sleek and shine, honor and self-respect. They are beautiful and graceful with their pointed limbs and they know it.
Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Aphrodite LaFont. Aphrodite is all about appearance. She is beautiful and quite smart. She gets the guys and has grace. She can be rude and crude, as well as misunderstood. Her parents are rich and powerful. It seems like she has it all.
Stoker dragons are small and unruly. They can literally set themselves on fire making them hotheaded. This class is an explosion in a tiny package. Find a book that is small, in physical size or page number, that is full of action, mystery, or willful characters.
Wake by Lisa Mcmann. I read this book a long time ago. I hardly remember it. However, for only around 210 pages, I remember that it was full of interesting ideas and a suspenseful plot.
Rare, powerful, inflexible, and loyal. These are some of the descriptor words for a dragon in the Strike Class. More prominent traits of the Strike Class also include blazing speed, cleverness, strength, and navigation. They are very rare, but very mighty. They are like a wild mustang horse: hard to train but loyal in the end.
Paper Princess by Erin Watt. (review). I finished this book in one sitting of about 6-7 hours. This book was hard to contain and the cliffhanger had me guessing. Nevertheless, like the Strike Class dragons, the characters stayed true to themselves in the end. The Royal brothers exhibit some of the same traits of stubbornness and power.
As the title suggests, Tigal dragons are associated with water, specifically the ocean. Those in this class are usually larger than most other classes. Water can be soothing, but not with dragons. For most book lovers, we enjoy a relaxing read near the water (as long as your book doesn’t get wet). For dragons, find a book that matches their habitat in setting.
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks. This book take place mostly on the beach by the ocean. Filled with merpeople, water, discovery, and princes and princesses, Of Poseidon fits in with the Tidal Class.
“Natural born hunters, Tracker Class dragons have a highly acute sense of smell or taste that enables them to track down and find things.” (credit) Sadly, we humans are not trackers. There are some forms of books that are hard to find, like versions from other countries, special editions, hardcopy VS. paperback, ARCs, and more. Like Stormfly, these books are a torturing “mix of beauty and brutality.”
Caraval by Stephanie Garber. I very much want to read Caraval. After all of the hype, it has become my most anticipated read of 2016. I can certainly wait till it’s release day, but I would LOVE an ARC of the novel.
There is a lack of knowledge about these dragons, so they have not yet been classified. They could be sorted in the future, but until then they are stuck in the shadows of information. Like debut authors and their books, they are new and haven’t had quite as much publicity and appearances in the book world to be fully understood.
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller. I cheated by choosing two. I want to read both of these 2017 debuts, like right now.
Dragons don’t like smoked eel of lunch. They flinch and cower from the striped delicacy. Like the eel, there are some books that people just won’t touch. It could be because of a passionately harsh fandom or because you don’t want the next book to ruin your experience with the previous. There are many reasons not to read a certain book, and while people will try to persuade you to pick it up, it is your choice to decide what you will read.
*shrugs* I don’t know. I would almost say a book genre, like bibliographies. I could say Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but the truth is that I might read it sometime in the future.
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