Sucker Punch

Duration: 1st January – 31st March
Number of books: 25
Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession

Welcome to Sucker Punch, lethal reform school for girls. Here you will be trained under the careful eye for Madam Gorski in the skillful arts of death and desire. Come in and meet your tutor and fellow students. 

5 – 10 books
11 – 15 books
15 – 20 books
21 – 25 books

Madam Gorski
“I am going to start your music, you are safe, its all safe. Now relax, and just let go.. It’s like we talk about, you control this world.. Let the pain go… let the hurt go… let the guilt go.. what your imagining right now, that world you control? That place can be as real as any pain.”
Read a book…
1. where a character goes dancing or to a social event. – Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs
2. tagged ‘music’ or ‘romance’. – Dangerously Charming by Deborah Blake
3. with a female character in a leadership role. – Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterley
4. with one woman on the cover. – The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross
5. with pink or yellow or grey on the cover. – Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

“Everybody gets a dance, a routine. We practice it, we practice it, we practice it and the men come and watch us perform and if they like what they see…. Well, that’s why we dance.”
Read a book…
1. with a female main character. – Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
2. free choice! Read any book you like. – The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan
3. where a character is training for something. – Wickedly Spirited by Deborah Blake
4. with a blue cover or with a train in the story.Mastiff by Tamora Pierce
5. tagged ‘military’ or ‘fantasy’. – Tortall: A Spy’s Guide by Tamora Pierce

“If you do not dance you have no purpose. And we don’t keep things here that have no purpose. You see, your fight for survival starts right now. You don’t want to be judged? You won’t be. You don’t think you’re strong enough? You are. You’re afraid. Don’t be. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight.”
Read a book…
1. with a kick-ass character. – Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath
2. tagged ‘paranormal’. – River Marked by Patricia Briggs
3. with a colourful cover. – The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
4. with a title or character name that begins with any letter in “blondie”. – Lucinda’s Secret by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
5. with a character who is an assassin or there is a death. – Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

“Who honors those we love for the very life we live? Who sends monsters to kill us, and at the same time sings that we will never die? Who teaches us what’s real and how to laugh at lies? Who decides why we live and what we’ll die to defend? Who chains us? And who holds the key that can set us free… It’s you. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight!”
Read a book…
1. with a cool outfit on the cover. – The Sending by Isobelle Carmody
2. with a sword/knife on the cover or a white/grey cover. – Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan
3. with a dress on the cover. – The Ironwood Tree by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
4. tagged ‘urban fantasy’. – The Seeing Stone by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
5. with vampires. – Blood Lite III: Aftertaste edited by Kevin J. Anderson

“You can deny angels exist, Convince ourselves they can’t be real. But they show up anyway, at strange places and at strange times. They can speak through any character we can imagine. They’ll shout through demons if they have to. Daring us, challenging us to fight.”
Read a book…
1. with a large being in the story. – Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
2. with angels/demons/gods in the story. – Dangerously Divine by Deborah Blake
3. written by a female author. – Allegiance of Honour by Nalini Singh
4. with a weapon on the cover. – The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody
5. free choice! Any book you want! – Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

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