The Halsey Book Tag (+some of my book aesthetics)


Hello, sweethearts! I adore Halsey and when I found out this book tag existed, I was so excited. I had to do this! Right now. Let’s get right into it!


1. Castle – Your favorite queen.



Arwen (from Lord of The Rings trilogy) and Lissa (from Vampire Academy), they are some great ladies, that I enjoyed reading about. The only complaint of mine is that Arwen doesn’t make that much of an appareance in the books.


2. Hold Me Down – A series you just can’t seem to quit no matter how hard you try.



I want to reread The Winner’s Curse soon, because I can’t seem to find any other book as good as this one. I adored the romance between Arin and Kestrel, the way Kestrel’s brain is a weapon and she doesn’t need to know how to use a sword to be badass and strong. Captive Prince is a series I’ve read in less than a week because of how much I enjoyed it.

3. New Americana – The fictional friend group you’d want to be your fight-the-apocalypse squad.


Can you imagine how cool it would be to fight in the apocalypse with Kaz, Inej, Nina, Matthias, Jesper and Wylan on your side? It would be so badass and also one of the best experience ever because you could totally befriend Inej and Nina, Nina and I would be bonding over sweets, I’m sure of it.

4. Drive – A couple that needs to communicate (better).


Kestrel and Arin, once again. I’m sorry, but these two are so frustrating in the second book when it comes to communication. But I liked it because it was relatable, at least to me. I’m bad at communicating, understanding cues when it comes to relationships and seeing someone dealing with similar circumstances was so great. (Also, this is my aesthetic of them. I really miss doing them)


5. Hurricane – Your favorite standalone.


The Secret History by Donna Tartt is by far, my favourite stand-alone. I’ve been putting off reading another book by Tartt just because I have huge expectations. This book is so goood, it’s murder club, it’s got greek culture, latin culture, intellectual over-pretentious kids. Sign me up.


6. Roman Holiday – Cutest contemporary couple.


Lara Jean x Peter K. & Simon x Blue are goals. They are so cute and sweet, and these books are the types that will make your face light up and you’ll smile like an idiot for hours.

7. Ghost – Most tragic breakup.


This was awful to bear. I feel pain as I talk about it, four years later. Kendare Blake, you’re a life ruiner.

8. Colors – One of your faves who hurts you a lot because they make TERRIBLE decisions.


Everyone in this book makes such horrible decisions, but then I guess you expect it from the synopsis. But god, I wish Agatha Christie gave us a break with all those horrible decisions. Still 10/10 would recommend the book.

9. Strange Love – A character a lot of people don’t get, but you absolutely love.


Daisy Calloway is such a cutiepie and I’ve seen so many people call her immature and say her depression isn’t real. But I will keep adoring this beam of sunlight. Bye.

Bonus/ Honorable Mention : Chaol. #chaoldefensesquad


10. Coming Down – A book with the best sexy times.

I’m not that big on sexy times, because most of the times they end up being very awkward. The Ritchie twins are the only ones that write sexy times that I don’t feel awkward reading, tbh.

11. Haunting – A book or character you’re still thinking about.


Evelyn Hugo is a star and I can’t stop thinking about her and how I want to be like her, to be so determined and always get what I want and never give up on my dreams.

12. Gasoline – Favorite self-destructive character.

ME! Can I say me? Oh, no, I can’t… Because I’m not a character, but boy, am I self-desctructive.


These two classics struck me as self-destructive and Frankenstein also destroyed me a bit. I still can’t believe I was capable to endure all that pain.

13. Control – Your favorite villain.


This is a nice one, you’ll never know what hit you. Trust me!

14. Young God – Characters that secretly worship each other.


Victor and Eli from Vicious, behind all that hating and bitching about who is the worst, you can’t tell me they don’t secretly worship each other and love each other’s intelligence. I’m so happy Schwab will actually read a sequel.

15. Walk the Line – Best retelling or reworking.


I’ve read Ripped Pages recently and I adored it, M. Hollis is a queen and you should definitely check it out!

16. Is There Somewhere – OTP with obstacles.


Andrew and Neil from All for The Game, are a slow-burn couple and I loved every little bit of their journey. And then there’s Anne and Richard III, I don’t believe in the Tudor propaganda and I don’t believe in Shakespeare. I know Richard wasn’t as bad as they made him to be and if you’re interested in another point of view about him, go read Sunne In Splendour.


17. Empty Gold – An OTP that became a NoTP.

idk???? Look, I’m loyal to my ships, I’m going to take my otps with me to my grave. If I ship someone, I don’t give up on them. And I have a very good intuition when it comes to ships that aren’t what they seem to be. So, I have no answer for this one.

18. Trouble – A toxic relationship you still ship even though you know better.


I ship Dramione, I said it! I know Draco is a little asshole in most of the books, but I feel like they would have so much chemistry together. Have you seen that scene where Hermione punches Draco? Quality stuff.

Hope you enjoyed the Halsey tag! Do you like Halsey? What is your favourite song of hers? And have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned?

Also, if you want to do the tag, please consider yourself tagged. I’m not going to tag anyone this time because it’s a very old tag and probably lots of people already did it…



23 thoughts on “The Halsey Book Tag (+some of my book aesthetics)

  1. Steph says:

    Neil and Andrew are the slow burn of slow burn romances. And I feel the same about Donna Tartt novels!! I love The Secret History so much but I’m almost afraid to read her other books lol.

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    • thecursedbooks says:

      Andreil are otp material all the way, all that angst omg. I’ve screamed at them to kiss so many times during the second book, I kind of feel like I should reread the series soon for that tension. Same!! I need to read The Goldfinch right now because there’s a movie coming up with one of my favourites actor (Aneurin Barnard), but I’m so scared. The Secret History set up such high standards.

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  2. Marie says:

    Great answers to this tag! ❤ I love Arwen so, so much, she is such a great character, I think. I also love your choices for the cute couples, Peter and Lara, Simon and Blue are so, so adorable, I just want to hug them and they always bring a smile to my face for sure ❤

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  3. rebeccamills01 says:

    Love Halsey and this tag. Love your cutest contemporary couples and that’s mainly because those are the only two books I’ve read this entire post…oops haha.

    My favorite Halsey song is probably Coming Down. I heard an acoustic version before it was released and I’ve been looking for it ever since. It just makes me happy every time I hear it. I have yet to listen to her latest album in full yet, but I plan on it soon 🙂

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    • thecursedbooks says:

      Hahaha, that’s totally find! Coming Down is amazing and pretty underrated too! I really loved it. I would recommend Devil in Me, Lie, Don’t Play and Angel on Fire from her last album. But all her songs are my faves, so… 😂

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  4. Marta says:

    I didn’t know there was a tag related to Halsey :O I love her and her music too, I might do this tag someday 😛 And I really liked your post, there are definitely a few books that you mentioned that I’d love to read ❤

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  5. Zoe says:

    Love, love, love this post! ❤ The Winner’s Curse, Six of Crows, Harry Potter, Dangerous Girls, and Vicious are some of my favorite books of all time so I am so glad to see them on here. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ❤

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    • thecursedbooks says:

      Awww, you have amazing book taste! I adore those books so much, I’ve been fangirling for years about The Winner’s Curse, I think I need a reread since Marie is taking a long time to write another book. Thank you very much, Zoe! You are very kind! ❤


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