These are some wild and scary times, my friends. I hope all of you are safe and well! But honestly, I am not here to talk about the state of the world right now… ya gal needs to escape a bit.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to cope with super stressful situations by diving into fantasy worlds (aka avoidance). For some reason looking at my This Mortal Coil shelf got me thinking about what the main character would do if she were me… and then I wondered what a bunch of my favorites would do in quarantine. And thus this tag was born! (This is what happens when you’ve been socially isolating and live alone.)
- Take 5 or more of your favorite book characters and imagine what they would be doing if they were quarantined with us in the real world.
- You can have them be in their own squad if you want, or working on their own.
- Tag 5 friends.
- Link back to this post and credit Reader Voracious.
Characters in Quarantine
This was actually a little difficult because so many of my favorite books are dystopian and happen to deal with illnesses… and some were a little too close to home. (Looking at you, Fie.)
Catarina Agatta (This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada) would be trying to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 and hacking into the CDC for the people so that the President couldn’t take credit and profit from it.
Hanna ███████ Donnelly (Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff) would probably break into the CDC through the air vents to steal test kits for her friends.
Legend (Legendary by Stephanie Garber) would tell everyone that COVID-19 was just an illusion and part of the game while simultaneously trying to solve everything himself.
Jude (There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool) would be found in a church praying in isolation.
Laila (The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi) would stress bake and deliver fresh bread and pastries to her friends (while staying at least 6 feet away).
Jade (Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin) would ignore Stay at Home orders and invite all her frenemies over for a party for faster revenge killing. (Don’t do this.)
Since I’m the creator and a rule breaking rebel, I am tagging a bunch of friends. As always, no pressure if you don’t want to participate!
Sibby | Loretta | Jess | Erin | Dev | Taylor | Bex | Cassie | Destiny | Sam
Clo | Soph | Michelle | Haley | Ruby | Cam | Isabelle | Lauren | Jamsu
What do you think about my characters in quarantine predictions? Do you agree or think they’d behave differently? Let’s chat in the comments!
Please stay safe, wash your hands, and refer to your government’s and the CDC’s guidelines to help flatten the curve.
Let’s go on another /adventure together!
I love this idea! Cat would be on my list too and that is something she would definitely do! Totally agree with you about what Hanna would do too, although I think she’d steal as much equipment as possible and give it to those who need it as well.
I definitely agree that Hanna would probably Robin Hood some equipment, you’re right! And thank you — you’re welcome to do this tag if you want!
Clo @ Cuppa Clo says
I love this tag so much and thank you for the tag *plops it onto my tag mountain pile* My brain is constantly thinking about TMC at the moment and I really want to read TVC to avoid reality basically but I’ve just not been in the mood to read recently.
Of course, and I am glad you like the tag idea! TMC is always on my mind, and I am glad it spawned this idea for me. TVC is so good (I still need to review it oops), but I am not only struggling to read but also write reviews. WAH
Oh my gosh I LOVE this post, Kal! You’re so spot on about Cat, Hanna, and Jude!! Such a creative mind you have! Now I’m going to have to think of different faves and do this!!! Love you and hope you’re doing well!!
Ahhh, thank you so much Taylor! This is literally the first burst of creativity that I’ve had in months and it was nice to have that spark back (however fleeting)! I am looking forward to your answers when you do the tag!!!
May @ Forever and Everly says
this tag is so fun, kal!! i love your answer for hanna — she’s not my favorite character from the illuminae series but she would 100% do that. (god now i want to reread that series aahh). and i know you said you prefer to distract yourself from what’s going on but i just wanted to say i hope you’ll feel better soon ! 💖
aahh, thank you I am so glad you enjoyed it! I also want to re-read Illuminae now, I may listen to the audiobook while working on a puzzle once I sort out what my post today is going to be. i adore you and hope you’re doing okay!!!
Haha what a fun tag! I love that you added the disclaimer of “Don’t Do this” for Jade’s 🤣🤣
🤣🤣🤣 I legit couldn’t think of anything else Jade would do… but I didn’t want people to think it would be acceptable behavior at all. Thanks for reading, Brittany!
Destiny @ Howling Libraries says
KAL! This is such a fun and unique tag. I love it!! <3 Thank you so much for tagging me! And especially yes to Hanna, lmao… so damn accurate.
AHHHH, I am so happy you enjoyed this tag because I had so much fun with it! I can’t wait to see your answers if you do this one, love.
Such a fun tag!!! I hope you feel better too💞
Thank you, Krisha! I am taking it one day at a time, but delving into fantasy like this definitely helps.
Ah, I love this tag – it sounds perfect for the present time. Catarine would definitely not be able to sit and do nothing! Hope you’re safe and taking care of yourself!
Thank you Jayati, and I’d love to see your answers if you feel like doing the tag! I am doing alright, and I hope you & your family are safe!
I can definitely see Hanna doing that. Now I want to pick up the other books you mentioned to see if I think the same. Great tag idea 😊
Ahhh, you should pick these books up because they are all amazing! and thank you, glad you enjoyed the post!
Erin @ Undercover Binge Reader says
Okay it’s crazy to me that I only know one of these characters right now but I for sure can see Hanna doing that. She’s my badass queen. Thanks for the tag lady, I love this whole post concept. I just did mine! 🙂
Hanna is DEF a badass queen, and you have so much reading to do! YAY for the tag being your return to posting, I am so honored and am glad you enjoyed the idea!
I am gonna jump on the train and do this tag . I hope you are staying home and safe!
YESSSSSS, I can’t wait to see your answers!
I am definitely staying home (I haven’t left my house more than 5 times in 2 months, joy). I miss people! Hope you are doing well & are healthy!
Haley Flores says
This tag was insanely fun, so thank you so much
YAY, I’m glad you enjoyed it!!!