I love making aesthetics!! They can be really hard to make, but they look so nice and visually pleasing when you’re done. When I saw this tag on Analee’s blog I knew I had to do it! So I’m doing it now after procrastinating on it for months. 😉
This tag was created by Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff. To see the original post and the rules, click here.
For those of you who are ignorant to the ways of book aesthetic-making like I once was, book aesthetics are collages of images that, when put together, visually represent the vibe or feeling of a book/character(s).
Note: I made all the aesthetics in this post, but I did not take the photos. I will link the sources below each image.
Favorite Book of the Year
My favorite book so far in 2018 is definitely This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. This was by first Schwab book, and it did not disappoint. The vibe is really dark and beautiful in kind of stilted way, which I tried to capture in this aesthetic. Also, am I the only one who pictured August as Asa Butterfield? I don’t know why, but the whole time I was reading the book, that’s who I thought August would look like.
Character You Relate to a Lot
Hermione Granger is very high on my list of relatable characters. I feel like I understand her so well, and we have so much in common.
A Character You Look Up to
This one is for Rosalind in Jeanne Birdsall’s The Penderwicks (aka one of my favorite books ever.) Rosalind is the quintessential big sister, and as someone who is also the oldest of four children, she’s absolutely someone I look up to.
An Underrated Gem
Lauren Child’s Ruby Redfort is another one of my favorite series, but I don’t hear talk about it very often—perhaps because it’s middle grade? There is certainly a stronger ya presence in the online book world.
A Character That Deserves More Love
I feel like Iko was overshadowed a bit by the four main characters in The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. I’m so glad Iko has her own graphic novel series now!
An Underrated Otp
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger is another great series! There’s a love triangle, and while Keefe is kind of the underdog, I love him so much.
Do you like making aesthetics? Which characters do you aspire to be more like? Do you have a favorite book of 2018 yet? Let me know in the comments!