The cake flavoured Book Tag

Welcome everyone to the very first book tag of the blog! In this yummy tag I’ll talk about five books I’ve read and enjoyed in some way and one that I haven’t finished (yet). I want to thank Chiara from for tagging me! You can read her post over The Cake Flavoured Book Tag, there she gives really good recommendations!

Chocolate – A dark book you loved

I have no doubts about this one, it has to be Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. I’ve been obsessed with this novel since I first heard that The Hunger Games was inspired by it. And even nowadays, three years after reading it, I still remember every part of it and even sometimes I spend a whole hour thinking about it. So I guess I can consider Battle Royale one of my all-time favourites. You can read my review on it here (though it was one of my first reviews so it's a bit random).

Synopsis: A class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan - where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller - Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world.

Vanilla – Favourite light read

This one goes for Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen. This no-more-than-350-pages book is a life-changing experience. It's not the first time I talk about this book on my blog—you can read my review on it and find the other post where I mention it here.

But every time I talk about it, something new pops up in my mind. This time is that, even being a light read—you can read it in one day—, you'll keep thinking about Wren's story days after finishing it, because it's really deep and touching and you'll want to reach your hand out to Wren and hug her every time she falls.

Synopsis: 3:47 a.m. That's when they come for Wren Clemens. She's hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who've gone so far off the rails, their parents don't know what to do with them anymore. This is wilderness therapy camp.

The Wren who arrives in the Utah desert is angry and bitter, and blaming everyone but herself. But angry can't put up a tent. And bitter won't start a fire. Wren's going to have to admit she needs help if she's going to survive.

In her most incisive and insightful book yet, beloved author Wendelin Van Draanen's offers a remarkable portrait of a girl who took a wrong turn and got lost--but who may be able to find her way back again in the vast, harsh desert.

Red Velvet – A book that gave you mixed emotions