On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: a partridge in a pear tree.
The partridge stood alone in the pear tree. What is your favorite stand alone?
Bree: Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka. Although the characters from that book cameo in their sophomore novel, If I’m Being Honest.
Tree: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. As much as I would love a sequel, this book is perfect on it’s own.
On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: two turtle doves.
Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?
Bree: I recently finished the Queen of Nothing, so I’m going to go ahead and say Cardan and Jude.
Tree: This is truly impossible for me to pick since I have too many favorite ships, but Mia and Michael from the Princess Diaries (books) are my OG OTP.
On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: Three French Hens.
In the spirit of threes, what is the best trilogy you have read?
Bree: The Bone Witch trilogy by Rin Chupeco is an excellent fantasy series with monsters, magic, and mysterious storytelling.
Tree: I love a good trilogy and The Selection trilogy was awesome. I really do not think it needed to continue…
On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: four calling birds.
Since series usually consist of four or more books, what is your favourite series?
Bree: I’m a huge Percy Jackson and the Olympians fan. Although it’s been a minute since I reread the series. (Okay since typing that I have reread 4/5 of the original series and it’s a total nostalgia favorite.)
Tree: My all time favorite series is Harry Potter.
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: five golden rings.
One ring to rule them all! Who is your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?
Bree: It’s gotta be Prince Cardan from the Cruel Prince. You just love to hate him, but then he kind of grows on you.
Tree: I always say this, but I LOVE Victor Vale from Vicious.
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: six geese a laying.
Creation is a beautiful thing. What is your favourite world/world-building?
Bree: I really loved the idea behind the Zodiac Quartet by Romina Russell. So, in their universe the Zodiac signs are actually planetary systems and the people that’s live there have the traits that are normally accustomed to their astrological sign.
Tree: I kind of hate reading world building so honestly I have no idea. I love the Grishaverse and the Harry Potter world, but I don’t remember the intricate world building of the series.
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: seven swans a swimming.
Who needs seven swans when all it takes is one good animal sidekick? Who’s your favourite animal sidekick?
Bree: I’m gonna have to go with Sabrina’s familiar Salem. He’s just so snarky, I love it.
Tree: I love my baby Hedwig.
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: eight maids a milking.
Milk is so 18th century. Which book or series takes beverages/food to a whole new level?
Bree: I honestly don’t have a book for this, so I’ll just second Tree’s pick.
Tree: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord made me super hungry. Honestly worth the read for all the food mentioned.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: nine ladies dancing.
Dancing is just one skill of a Lady! Who is your favourite kickass female lead?
Bree: Probably Jude Duarte from The Cruel Prince. She takes names and kicks asses just for entertainment.
Tree: I have a lot, but Inej from Six of Crows is iconic.
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: ten lords a leaping.
How about your favourite leading lad?
Bree: Definitely, Alex Clairmont-Diaz from Red, White & Royal Blue. I just love his caffeine-addled disaster self.
Tree: Since Bree picked Alex, who is my over caffeinated, excitable, political nerd twin, I will go with Sean from The Scorpio Races.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: eleven pipers piping.
What is your favourite book or bookish thing with musical influence? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)
Bree: I quite enjoyed You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn, which is about two singers that go on tour together and have to find a balance.
Tree: I am literally blanking with anything that is bookish and also related to music except for the Vinyl series by Sophia Elaine Hansen which I have not read, but…
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 drummers drumming.
Drum roll please…what is your favourite read of this year?
Bree: If I can only pick one, it will have to be Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston.
Tree: Probably Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
xoxo, Bree & Tree