The Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag: In which I finally get revenge on characters for the pain they have caused me

Reading sucks.

I mean, actually it’s the most fun activity of all time and also gives you knowledge and empathy and love and I would spend all of my time doing it if I could and pretty much spend as close to “all” of my time as I can already…

But if you think about it, it suuuuucks.

This is due to the fact that reading can be so so so so so so painful! Sometimes you love characters and they are injured, or they die, or someone they love dies and then they have to spend the perfunctory next book mourning, or whatever boring sad thing humans do when they lose someone.

Or even worse, the character could have sucked to begin with like most of them do, and then you have to spend, like, 300 pages following the tired-ass misadventures of a bozo!

So now, it is time for my revenge on both of these groups. I am now going to make them fight zombies.

(I wasn’t tagged in this but I did steal it from Angelica @ The Book Cover Girls.)

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  • Choose 5 books.
  • Randomly set up your books in order.
  • Flip to a random page in the book and write the first two names you see.
  • Put the names in the categories listed below in the order you saw them.
  • Cry at how screwed you are.

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A good mix of characters I want to kill and – okay it’s mostly characters I want to kill.

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the first person to die:

Lucien, A Court of Wings and Ruin

Cool. We don’t need that guy, anyway. What the hell would he do? Imprint on a zombie? Angstily tell one of the undead about his tragic past and his mean dad? BYE LUCIEN.

Also: I’ve been currently reading ACOWAR for seven months, so don’t spoil me!! Or do. Nothing matters and I do not care about that book.

the person you trip to escape the zombies:

Rhys, A Court of Wings and Ruin

HAHAHA. GET EATEN, RHYS! HAHAHA. Hope you weren’t enjoying having an unchomped brain!!!! It didn’t seem like you were getting too much use out of it anyway!!!! Hahahahaha. I love this tag.

the person that trips you to get away from the zombies:

Alosa, Daughter of the Pirate King

I hate this tag.

God, Alosa totally would trip me. But first she’d spend, like, 20 minutes thinking about how she’s so brilliant and comes up with a plan for everything, while intermittently lusting after what’s-his-name-pirate First Mate McBoring or whatever. Then 15 minutes of scheming, followed by tripping me, and then three hours of calling herself brilliant and fantasizing.

I choose to believe that this level of distraction would allow me to get back up and shove her into the incoming horde of brain-eaters.

the first person to turn into a zombie:

Riden, Daughter of the Pirate King

Oh HELL yeah. He’s just going to try to mack on Alosa the whole time!! And thus turn her into a zombie!!! A classic win-win.

I do not think the objective of this tag is supposed to be “turn as many people into zombies as possible.”

the team idiot:

Dimitri, Vampire Academy

If Dimitri is the team idiot we are totally f*cked.

Maybe he will be nonstop using vampire-fighting tactics on zombies and we’ll all good-naturedly be like “Dimitri!!!” like he’s a goofy dad on a sitcom.

the brains of the group:

Lissa, Vampire Academy

Again…dunno if I’d say that.

I guess she’s smart? “Boring” is her defining personality trait by a mile so it’s kinda hard to say.

the team medic:

Adam, The Raven Boys

OKAY YEAH! Maybe we won’t all die in a pile of our own brains!!!

I’m not the biggest ever Adam fan (cough he’s boring cough) but he’d probably be a good medic? Boring also = stable, steady, able to take a bit o’ a shock. Such as someone’s brains coming out their earhole, or whatever.

the weapons expert:

Ronan, The Raven Boys


I do not like Ronan, but he is #edgy and #violent, which makes for a flat whatever character but a pretty f*ckin’ solid weapons expert if you ask me. Also the whole dream thing! This is great.

the brawler:

Lila Bard, A Gathering of Shadows

That seems about right.

Fingers crossed she gets into a brawl with a zombie early on so we don’t have to deal with her antifeminist character construction for too long am I right.

the team leader:

Kell, A Gathering of Shadows

I would rather die than take an order from this stale piece of potato bread. I am going to overthrow him straightaway and make myself the leader. Despite my lack of athleticism, fighting ability, or zombie-based knowledge.

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My zombie team is…

Lucien, Rhys, Alosa, Riden, Dimitri, Lissa, Adam, Ronan, Lila, and Kell.

Except really just Dimitri, Lissa, Adam, Ronan, and myself because I’m planning on taking everyone else out of the picture pretty quickly.

Honestly…….I like this crack team. I think we have a shot.



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Do we have a snowball’s chance in hell at fending off the zombie apocalypse?

What character(s) would you want on your side if zombies were suddenly comin’ atcha left and right??

44 thoughts on “The Zombie Apocalypse Book Tag: In which I finally get revenge on characters for the pain they have caused me

  1. Ellyn says:

    Loved this tag.
    I totally agree with your perception of Ronan, he’s so incredibly violent and dark, also you’re the first person I’ve heard describe him as #edgy and it’s so ridiculously accurate???

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      oh god i’m sorry but i do truly hate everyone i “killed” in this tag so much

      at least the fact that you agree with me on lucien will soothe my soul for posts to come

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  2. Angelica (TheBookCoverGirl) says:

    I loved this so much!! I laughed way too hard while reading this! I just reimagined the whole Vampire Academy series as a sitcom and I’m not sure if it would be awesome or a total mess, either way, it might be better than that 2014 movie. Now I’m curious about Daughter of the Pirate King. I was planning on reading it and now I’m sure, and yet, because I’m me, I’m even more tempted, just to see if I hate her too.

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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      lolol can we make a vampire academy sitcom together??? it would totally heal the wounds of the movie for real

      oh my god do NOT read daughter of the pirate king, it took me weeks to get through it. my roommates were astounded and confused


  3. my1stchapter says:


    also let me be teh first to congratulate you for finally finding a purpose for rhys’s brain 🙂


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    • emmareadstoomuch says:

      OH MY GOD PLEASE STEAL??? there is nothing i’d love more than the combination of a) your answers to this post and b) just a general blog post from you

      ok i don’t NOT like ronan and adam……but who has the time when gansey and blue and noah are RIGHT THERE

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      • my1stchapter says:

        you cant see me but im screaming into the sun right now bc you’re too sweet for existence. but YES I WILL MOST DEFINITELY do this morbid tag

        okay…i mean….thats some quality reasoning right there. noah is just….too pure to be compared to anyone

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  4. Emma says:

    ANY acotar character could get killed off first and it had to be LUCIEN????? he’s literally the only tolerable one omg, but thank god rhys ended up on there too

    but lmao it somehow seems fitting that you would use a zombie apocalypse to just,,, kill off all the characters you hate so that they can’t bother you anymore??

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