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MidnighTS Book Tag ๐ŸŒ™ Meet me at Midnight ๐Ÿ’•

Midnights Book Tag

Hello fellow bookworms ๐ŸŒ™ Iโ€™m terrible at keeping up with new music and albums, I often listen to them years later ๐Ÿ™ˆ I loved a lot of Taylor Swiftโ€™s older music (I was obsessed in high school), but Iโ€™ve not been keeping up with her albums in the past years (except for some of the songs). With Midnights being all over my timeline, I finally sat down and listened to an album right when it came out โ€ฆ which hasn’t happened in many, many years. At first, I was skeptical but the more I listened, the more I loved this album!! Something about it spoke to me and Iโ€™ve been having such fun listening to the songs ๐Ÿฅฐ

I wanted to celebrate this momentous musical occasion by doing the MidnighTS Book Tag (Part 1)!! It was created by Star @ Star Is All Booked Up and I saw it on Dini @ dinipandareads blog ๐Ÿ’• Iโ€™ve included snippets of the songs along with my answers and done a very low-key ranking of the songs! The images for the questions were also made by Star! The lyrics are from this website.

Please tell me your favorite tracks of the album in the comments!! ๐Ÿ’• Not tagging anyone since I don’t know who is interested in doing it, but if you loved Midnights and would like to do this Tag, I’d love to read your answers!

A Quick Tier Ranking ๐ŸŒ™

  • Top 3 on Repeat: 1. Karma, 2. Anti-Hero 3. Maroon
  • Got me hooked immediately: Lavender Haze, Midnight Rain, Youโ€™re on Your Own Kid
  • Hooked after a relisten: Vigilante Shit, Bejeweled, Sweet Nothing
  • Just Okay: Labyrinth, Mastermind
  • Not my Thing: Snow on the Beach, Questionโ€ฆ?

The winner for me is Karma!! ๐Ÿฅฐ


Lavender Haze ๐ŸŒ™ย a book you will always love and defend

โ€œI feel (I feel), the lavender haze creeping up on me. Surreal I’m damned if I do give a damn what people say.โ€

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard โžฝ Iโ€™ve got a deep love for Susan Dennardโ€™s books and her Witchlands Series is one of my favorite Fantasy series ๐Ÿฅฐ I love the characters, world, and storytelling so much!! It means so much to me and Iโ€™ve reached the point where Iโ€™ll preorder anything by this author, which I very rarely do!


Maroon ๐ŸŒ™ a spicy book

โ€œWhen the silence came. We were shaking, blind and hazy. How the hell did we lose sight of us again?โ€

Act Your Age Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert โžฝ Iโ€™ve been reading more Adult Romance this year, so Iโ€™ve had some books to choose from. Act Your Age, Eve Brown is probably my favorite Romance and my favorite Brown Sisters book! Not only does it have the sunshine & grumpy dynamic thereโ€™s some spice and hilarious situations as well ๐Ÿ˜‰


Anti-Hero ๐ŸŒ™ unreliable narrator

โ€œI have this thing where I get older, but just never wiser. Midnights become my afternoons. When my depression works the graveyard shift, all of the people I’ve ghosted stand there in the room.โ€

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas โžฝ I love books with unreliable narrators, they make the story so much more interesting! I finally read House of Earth and Blood this year and itโ€™s got unreliable narrators with their own secrets. Especially Bryce is good at acting aloof and arrogant but is kinder than she lets on ๐Ÿ‘€


Snow of the Beach ๐ŸŒ™ an unexpected surprise

โ€œAnd it’s like snow at the beach. Weird, but fuckin’ beautiful. Flying in a dream. Stars by the pocketful.โ€

The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith โžฝ I bought this book last year on a whim and I remember seeing mixed reviews. I had zero expectations going into this and I ended up loving it! THIS is the type of Adult Fantasy I want to read: witty, charming, and interesting with lovable characters and a super cool world ๐Ÿฅฐ


Youโ€™re On Your Own, Kid ๐ŸŒ™ a character that really needs a hug

โ€œAnd I saw something they can’t take away. ‘Cause there were pages turned with the bridges burned. Everything you lose is a step you take.โ€

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim โžฝ To be honest, most characters in Fantasy need a hug. Shiori from Six Crimson Cranes definitely qualifies! Sheโ€™s cursed by her evil stepmother and cast out of her kingdom. Shiori cannot speak or be recognized, or else one of her six brothers whoโ€™ve been turned into cranes will die. She goes through a lot of mistreatment and cruelty in this book, so I always felt sorry for her ๐Ÿฅบ


Midnight Rain ๐ŸŒ™ star-crossed lovers

โ€œHe was sunshine, I was midnight rain. He wanted it comfortable, I wanted that pain.โ€

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard โžฝ I love books with starcrossed lovers or characters who shouldnโ€™t be together. I finally read Something Strange and Deadly, the debut of one of my favorite authors! Not only was it delightful, but the romance also drew me in. Itโ€™s between a high society girl and a common boy whoโ€™s involved with the mysterious Spirit Hunters. Thereโ€™s of course a big class difference that makes it nearly impossible for them to have a future!


Questionโ€ฆ? ๐ŸŒ™ grumpy x sunshine (or neurodivergent rep)

โ€œDoes it feel like everything’s just like. Second best after that meteor strike?โ€

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean โžฝ Iโ€™m always here for some grumpy x sunshine pairings! Tokyo Ever After delivers on that front AND gives us the bodyguard x princess forbidden love as a bonus ๐Ÿ’• I had so much fun with the book and was invested in the romance, I highly recommend the audiobook!


Vigilante Shit ๐ŸŒ™ favorite character out for revenge

“Draw the cat eye sharp enough to kill a man. You did some bad things, but I’m the worst of them. Sometimes I wonder which one’ll be your last lie. They say looks can kill and I might try.โ€

Very Bad People by Kit Frick โžฝ Not everyone in this book is out for revenge, but I like how Very Bad People examines the topic, especially in the context of a secret society. The main character is caught between believing in the cause of the society and being skeptical by the lengths these people go to enact what they think is right ๐Ÿ‘€ A very compelling dark academia read!


Bejeweled ๐ŸŒ™ strong character development

“Best believe I’m still bejeweled. When I walk in the room. I can still make the whole place shimmer.โ€

The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas โžฝ Once again Aiden Thomas delivers!! The Sunbearer Trials is a great Fantasy book about semidioses (offsprings of mortals and gods) and a deadly competition. The main character Teo is suddenly forced to participate and is very much the underdog, without much chance to win. I loved his determination and will to endure even with so many stronger participants around!


Labyrinth ๐ŸŒ™ second chance romance

“You know how much I hate. That everybody just expects me to bounce back. Just like that.โ€

Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid โžฝ I donโ€™t think I read enough second chance romance, though I like the trope!! I did read Carrie Soto Is Back recently and it was fantastic. The romance isnโ€™t the focus here, but I really liked it, as it was compelling. Carrie and Bow have history and used to have a fling. Now theyโ€™re working together again and maybe feelings are rekindled ๐Ÿ˜‰


Karma ๐ŸŒ™ favorite full circle moments or parallels

“Karma is the breeze in my hair on the weekend, Karma’s a relaxing thought. Aren’t you envious that for you it’s not?. Sweet like honey, karma is a cat. Purring in my lap ’cause it loves me. Flexing like a goddamn acrobat. Me and karma vibe like that.โ€

See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon โžฝ This was a bit harder to pick, but I choose See You Yesterday! The entire premise is based on two characters being stuck in a time loop, so there are a lot of parallels and impactful moments, as both of them try to escape and change the course of their day. I loved this contemporary, so I highly recommend it! ๐Ÿฅฐ


Sweet Nothing ๐ŸŒ™ favorite fluffy/cozy read

“And the voices that implore, “You should be doing more” To you, I can admit that Iโ€™m just too soft for all of it.โ€

Catโ€™s Cafe & One Cup at a Time by Matt Tarpley โžฝ This is one of my favorite graphic novels and itโ€™s incredibly cozy! Itโ€™s a collection of stories about animals who go about their lives and centers around a place called Catโ€™s Cafe that connects everyone ๐Ÿ’• I love the explorations of mental health, friendships, and self-care!


Mastermind ๐ŸŒ™ perfect world building and storytelling

“What if I told you I’m a mastermind? And now you’re mine. It was all by dะตsign. ‘Cause I’m a mastermindโ€

Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson โžฝ Margaret Rogerson is a masterful Fantasy writer and I have loved all of her books so far!! Vespertine has an interesting and unique world that focuses on different orders of malicious spirits that arise when a body isnโ€™t properly cleansed after death. The main character is an unlikely heroine and is forced to team up with a powerful, evil spirit – one of my absolute favorite tropes!

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Have you read any of the Books on my list? Have you listened to Midnights? What’s your favorite song? ๐ŸŒ™


10 thoughts on “MidnighTS Book Tag ๐ŸŒ™ Meet me at Midnight ๐Ÿ’•

  1. Ooh, yay! Great answers and I love seeing the songs everyone loves in this album. Snow on the Beach is also not the one for me and I’ve seen a lot of mixed feelings about Question…? and Mastermind but I love both songs a lot! I love the way she creates plot twists in her songs and the one in Mastermind made me giggle. ๐Ÿ’œ Maroon is probably my favourite though and Karma is SO much fun! Great post ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. Thank you! I also love seeing what everyone’s favorite songs are ๐Ÿ˜Š Snow on the Beach was interesting but sadly not really my type. Same with Questionโ€ฆ?, tbh. Maroon really stood out to me as well and Karma is so much fun to listen to ๐Ÿฅฐ


  2. Ahh, Iโ€™m so glad you enjoyed Midnights!
    And Iโ€™m laughing out loud because your least favourite two songs are my absolute favourites from the album. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m guessing you didnโ€™t really like folklore and evermore?
    Karma is such a fun song, it really grew on me too! Iโ€™m excited to see what your favourites are from the 3 am edition!

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    1. Oh noo ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ I haven’t really listened to folklore and evermore, I’m SO behind when it comes to music ๐Ÿ˜… But I hope to catch up soon!
      Karma is just so much fun to listen to ๐Ÿฅฐ I really hope to do the 3 am edition Tag early next year!

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