Welcome to another #Bookishbloggersunite post! This week we spotted this tag and thought it looked like fun. The Justice League tag was created by The Book Cover Girls . Our host this week is the delightful Katy over at The Bookish Cronk. If you want to join in, just jump over to her blog and add your link.
Just to be clear, my personal knowledge of the Justice League is non existent. I saw Thor: Ragnarok completely due to Taika Waititi’s involvement. Deadpool is probably my fave comic-type character.
Here we go:
Batman: Your favourite antihero.
Shuos Jedao from the Machineries of Empire series.
I’m not sure this guy is classed as an antihero, or if there is anything even much to like about him, but I was definitely drawn in by Shuos Jedao. He is psychotic and entirely unlike ale, and yet I could see his point a lot of the time. (I have to confess I haven’t read Revenant Gun yet! But I have a week off work coming up really soon…)
Aquaman: A book or character that turned out better than you expected.
You know how there are books that everyone seems to love? People rave about them, and you’re not too sure what the appeal is. It doesn’t sound like your kind of book. But then you end up picking it up somewhat reluctantly and it’s completely amazing and you don’t know why you didn’t read it sooner?
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray was that book for me. IT’S JUST SO GOOD! Listen to the audio book if you can – it’s narrated by the author and she is amazing.
Wonder Woman: Most Bad Ass Female Character
I can’t possibly pick just one of these, so here’s a few!
Kameron Hurley writes amazing women. Nyx from God’s War is one of them. She is flawed, looks after her people and kicks a lot of arse (while wearing sandals!). Things might have devolved to a big stinking pile of crap, but she still perseveres.
Kel Cheris from the Machineries of Empire series. There was a moment in Raven Stratagem where I was running around the house jumping and punching the air. (If you’ve read the book, I’m sure you know the moment!)
Essun from the Broken Earth Trilogy. That poor woman went through so much and yet carried herself to the bitter end to do what she knew she must.
I could keep going but I’ll stop there.
Cyborg: Favourite Science Fiction Novel
I’m going to change this up a bit and talk about my favourite sci-fi stories with a cyborg character. Which is of course The Murderbot Diaries !!
Murderbot (it’s name for itself) would prefer to spend it’s days streaming entertainment rather than having to deal with humans, but it can’t help itself. I’m really looking forward to the third instalment coming out soon.
The Flash: A book you sped through
The Book of M is so good folks. It sucked me in and I read it in a day. The story is so artfully told … I’m looking forward to more from Shepherd.
Superman: Saddest Character Death
Holy crap. I’m normally pretty good at seeing endings coming, but Mira Grant astounded me and ripped my heart out with this one! I had to read that section multiple times because I just didn’t believe it. I cried actual tears (which never happens.)
Let me know if you decide to participate – I’d love to know what your choices are for each option!