[Original Tag] We Set the Dark on Fire Book Tag

[Original Tag] We Set the Dark on Fire Book Tag

Okay I totally came up with another new tag because I haven’t seen anyone make one for this – but if you have, link me please because I totally need to see this book loved more. This one is inspired by the novel We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia and if you haven’t read it yet, YOU NEED TO READ IT LIKE ASAP.

So let’s get to some rules, shall we?


  1. Link back to the tag’s creator (Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads)
  2. Thank and link back to the person that tagged you.
  3. Feel free to use my graphics or create your own.
  4. Answer the questions as best as you can. No answer is incorrect!
  5. Tag some people to do this one.
  6. Spread. The. Love
  7. Fangirl with Leelynn on what you thought about this book! *bonus instructions*

Ready, fam? Let’s get it.

The one character that I can think of when I think of someone who is strategic is June from the Legend series by Marie Lu. If you read her chapters, she’s constantly spitting out logistics and facts – not out loud but to herself – so she’s constantly thinking about these things and always has a plan in place. It’s very rare that she’s caught off guard, and she plans for every kind of situation. It’s really great, actually. I’m pretty impressed with her.

I chose this prompt because basically Carmen is known for being the most beautiful Segunda and her body is to die for an all that, and she pretends to be dumb, but in reality she is calculating and extremely smart. So the prompt is basically someone who is known for only being beautiful or handsome or whatever, and their smarts are either taken for granted or are hidden from everyone.

With that explanation, I would choose Dayton from Undead Girl Gang. She was sooooooo good at playing the stupid blonde when she was alive, and like she would never study or distract everyone from studying, but she would always get good grades, and when Mila and Riley actually got to know her, they realized that she was actually pretty damn smart. She just didn’t come off as the smart one so people would underestimate her.

Someone tell me why I come up with difficult ass prompts for my own original book tag though. Like… how am I supposed to expect anyone else to answer it if I can barely think of an answer myself?


I feel like Muntadhir – Ali’s brother – in City of Brass was an entitled little asshole, and maybe it makes sense because he’s the crowned prince of Daevabad and all that, but like. Ouch. When he would act entitled and stuff, I hated him. Other than that, he was okay. Not my favorite character, but I just got an icky vibe from him so I’m curious to see what he’s gonna be like in the sequel.

Clearly I had a lot of thoughts while reading Opposite of Always, and I’m pretty sure that my review didn’t make a lick of sense because my thoughts were going crazy. So that’s the one I’m picking.

Okay seriously Adrian – Clara Shin’s hot ass Korean-Brazilian father – in The Way You Make Me Feel gave me some feels because oh my gosh. I had to call my mom after I was done writing my review and I was on my way home from work to tell her that Adrian reminded me so much of her and his constant sacrificing for Clara and how Jules – Clara’s mom – reminded me of my own father and it just made me cry. I had to call her and tell her that I was sorry for being a little asshole all the time and that I appreciate her so much. So yeah, familial feels, fam.

Jessie from The Athena Protocol certainly gave me some rebel vibes. I mean it doesn’t help that she ended up getting kicked out because she killed a dude. I would have done the same. Like, you’re gonna punish me for getting rid of a scumbag so he doesn’t rape, kidnap, Traffick, or hurt any more girls? Then punish me because I don’t regret it.

The Night Tiger was tough for me to read and get through because – well I talked about it in confidence with my buddy Sammie – but basically it had to deal with my internal biases that I grew up with, and I think that’s why I didn’t respond as well to this book as she did. Reflecting back on that conversation with her, I think I get where I was coming from, but it still bothers me that there was a point where those biases were all I knew, and what I accepted. Then again, I was still in my formative years let’s say, and I wasn’t able to really stand out on my own and make my own decisions yet. I’m glad I have though, but it still sits in the back of my mind clearly.

Stormrise AND Rain from Stormrise basically inspired me to believe in myself again. It’s a work in progress, and even though she was in a fantasy world and was imbued with dragon powers and I can’t have that in real life, there was something about her journey and the choices that she made and her realizations that made me want to be like her. Want to be an inspiration to her family and those that have learned to trust her. I can’t really explain it.

The Never Tilting World has all my damn feels, that’s what it has. Like honestly, with both The Bone Witch and this one, I can officially say that I am firmly in the Team Rin Chupeco camp, and I dig her fantasy novels very much. Plus, ugh Lan can have my heart, my soul, my body, whatever. Just take me.

So clearly I keep wanting to bring up so traumatizing crap by asking this damn question. What’s wrong with you. You already know this answer.

So legit, Nedra from Give the Dark My Love should be the goddess of death or something because she is a fierce bitch and has my heart. Like, people need to stop messing with her and she needs to take out her revenge on all them hoes. Wow, am I evil? Geez.

The Kiss Quotient was emotional for me, especially because characters with disabilities is a soft spot for me. Growing up in a family with two uncles with developmental disabilities, almost all of us suffer from depression, anxiety, addiction, some other psychosis that I felt rude asking about, and then also growing up with my mom working in the disability field, I have always felt like the disability community needs better treatment and representation. It absolutely kills me when I see people prematurely judge a person without them knowing what’s going on beneath the surface, calling someone an idiot or dumb because they don’t think like we do. Saying someone can’t do something because they have a physical disability or whatever the case may be. That seriously pisses me off and I always remember who the people are that ridicule and belittle others, especially those with disabilities because I don’t play that shit. That’s unacceptable to me and I immediately stay clear of the likes of them. And I talked about this in my review but seeing the relationship between Stella and Michael was just really great. So yeah, this book.

Also apparently I talk a lot? So I’m super sorry that my answers got kind of long! I hope you enjoy my original tag, and I’m so glad I felt brave enough to make this and post it because I love this book forever and ever. This is being immortalized somehow on my body, like no joke. I’m just trying to figure out what quote I want and where. But yeah, this is how much I love that book. And I can’t wait for the sequel.

17 thoughts on “[Original Tag] We Set the Dark on Fire Book Tag

  1. This is so wonderful!!! I’ll have to think so much to come up with answers but I would love to do this tag… it’s so lovely that you are promoting this amazing book 😍😍😍


  2. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! ORIGINAL TAG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so great Leelynn, can’t wait to do this one myself :))))


  3. I LOVE that you did a We Set The Dark On Fire tag ahhhhhhhhhhhh I adore this book so very much. ❤ and I loved your answers! I have The Kiss Quotient on my TBR and I'm eager to read it, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed this book and that it meant so much to you ❤


  4. I HAVEN’T READ THIS. But I know I need to lol. As I saw this, I went and requested it from Overdrive. No idea when I’ll get to it, but yay!

    I love that The Night Tiger got you thinking so much, even if you didn’t love the book. ❤ That's the power of a story, at least. Makes us question everything.


  5. YAAS lookatchu out there making your own awesome tags, Leelynn! This tag (and honestly your review for the book) has me wanting to read it ASAP. I hope I can get to it soon because it sounds pretty amazing 😍 I’m so behind and still catching up on all the tags and posts, will defo get around to this (hopefully soon)!


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