Sailor Moon absolutely defined my childhood, and I could write a book filled with love for the original show and the manga by Naoko Takeuchi. Countless thanks to Rayna @ Reader Rayna for getting me hype to this tag! Check out her awesome answers in the link to her blog.
Sailor Moon: A book that makes you hungry
• The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. It’s a really sad book, honestly, but it also makes me really want lemon cake.
Sailor Mercury: A book that features science and technology
• Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. My little brother is named Ender after the main character in this book. The science and tech that colors this whole story (and the spin-off series) is nothing short of fantastic.
Sailor Mars: A book inspired by mythology or folklore
• The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Inspired by A Thousand and One Arabian Nights, this was one of my top favorite books of last year, and I’m so excited to review the sequel soon.
Sailor Jupiter: A book that gave you strong feelings
• The Raven King by Maggie Steifvater. Strong feelings, aka a river of tears that flowed from my hometown all the way to Henrietta, Virginia. The ending was what really got me, though. I don’t screech when I finish a book very often.
Sailor Venus: A book that makes you want to play video games
• Persona 4, Volume 1 by Shuji Sogabe. I’ve been playing the actual video game this manga is based off of with my boyfriend, and he happily stumbled across this at the bookstore yesterday before stumbling his way over to the checkout line to spend $50 total on graphic novels.
Sailor Pluto: A time travel book
• Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. It’s the third in the series, but it was unarguably one of my absolute favorites on every level for the time travel aspect and how much the characters blew me away.
Sailor Uranus: A book featuring elemental magic
• Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead. In this book, Lissa charms a stake with earth, water, fire, air, and spirit, and then stabs a vamp back to life. If that’s not a prime example of the kind of badassery Sailor Uranus would commit to with elemental magic, I don’t know what is.
Sailor Neptune: A book featuring music
• If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Not only is the main character on track to Julliard, but there is an entire scene where her boyfriend plays the cello on her stomach, and the music and imagery truly came alive on the pages with that fine prose.
Sailor Saturn: A post-apocalyptic book you love
• In A Perfect World by Laura Kasischke. One of the most underrated, and most loved books on my bookshelf. It’s an adult novel, but totally worth picking up if you’re a fan of the genre, young adult or otherwise.
Tuxedo Mask: A book with masks or hidden identities
• A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. The masks in this book were so creepy! Tuxedo Mask over Tamlin every single second of every week.
Sailor Chibi Moon: A favorite middle grade book
• Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild. I haven’t read this one in years, but I’ll never forget the impact it had on me when I had to give up ballet after moving to a different state in middle school.
Luna, Artemis, and Diana: A book for animal lovers
• Into the Wild (Warriors, #1) by Erin Hunt. Four (or more) generations of cats. So many feels. Worth reading if you have time to devote to literal generations of cat babies growing up to be cat adults and continuing the cycle.
Did you love Sailor Moon growing up, or are you really into Sailor Moon Crystal now? I’m tagging you if so! I don’t know exactly who on here loves Sailor Moon (aside from the people who have already done this tag), so please feel free to enlighten me by doing this for yourselves, and letting me know your answers in the comments below or by tagging me in the post ❤ happy blogging!