The amazing Ava @ Reads, Rhythms & Ruminations has tagged me to take part in the How to Train Your Dragon book tag. Thank you so much, Ava! Her blog is full of awesome reviews and tags to keep you reading, so be sure to check it out!❤️
I remember really adoring the first HTTYD movie when I was about 7 or 8, but I saw the sequel at around age 12 and found it quite boring. Wow, tastes can change so much in a matter of years!
Anyway, let’s get on with it!
But first things first, the rules:
- You may use these graphics (except for the banner)
- Link back to the original post and mention the creator (Jessica @ Pore Over the Pages).
- Include the credits section at the bottom of this post.
- Thank the blogger who tagged you.
- Tag everybody, tag nobody, tag somebody.
- Have fun!
Alright, NOW we can start.😎
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.
I only realized after I read A Monster Calls how beautiful it really was.❤️
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.
Katniss Everdeen for the win!💞
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.
Unfortunately, I cannot think of a book that fits under this category right now. Any suggestions will be 100% appreciated!
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!
True Colours, my first ARC as well as my first indie read, pleasantly surprised me for sure!😊
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?
America and Maxon!😍 (Ship names, anyone?😉)
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?
Red Queen was an impulse buy due to the hype surrounding it, and I kind of regret buying it, haha.
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.
Andie and her friend group in The Unexpected Everything was GOALS!😍 Her possé was literally everything a friend group should be, and more.👌
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.
You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner made me REALLY want to give art and graffiti a try again!🎨
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.
Why aren’t more people reading this and rating it highly? IT DEFINITELY DESERVES SO MUCH MORE LOVE.😤
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.
Tris goes through a plethora of obstacles in the Divergent trilogy, but she still stays super strong regardless!💪
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.
Haha, I absolutely loved this one! The mystery was LITERAL PERFECTION!!😍
“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.
I couldn’t think of a vain book character, but I did think of Regina George from the movie Mean Girls and how self-absorbed she was… ugh!
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.
Being small at around 200 pages, every page of this book is packed with rich, inspiring words that will change your life.❤️
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.
I literally tore through this gem of a book- so so so good!!😍
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.
The setting of this story is *partly* by the beach, and its protagonist is a natural, born-and-raised water lover!🌊🍉
“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.”
I can’t find Tumbling by Caela Carter anywhere. Like seriously, this sucks, I want to read it soooooo darn badly!😟
You guys have no obligations to partake in this, although I would absolutely love to see your answers!😊
So tell me, have you seen HTTYD? Did you enjoy it? Have you read any of these books? Opinions? What would be your answers to these questions? Let me know in the comments below.