The Survive or Die Bookish Tag!


Lol, so May @ My 1st Chapter tagged me for this way back in February, and it’s taken me 6 MONTHS to finally sit down and do this tag, whoops. BUT I’VE FINALLY DONE IT! Wow, this was so much fun and I can’t believe I didn’t get around to it sooner. (also, having the imaginary power to kill of characters was quite thrilling)


1) Link back to the creator (Sapphireโ€™s @ Simply Sapphire Song).
2) Write down seven (or more!!) characters and seven fictional worlds/ settings. (Most use books, but you can do movies/tv shows!)
3) Choose one random character and one random world.
4) Determine whether that character would survive that world/book.
5) Repeat!

Somewhat similiar to May, I picked out the characters by randomizing my All-Time-Favorites shelf and the worlds by randomizing my Read Shelf and using the first options that appeared. I did skip over the books that I didn’t think most would recognize and thoose that I didn’t remember anything of.

***spoilers ahead–read at your own risk!!***

1. Chaol Westfall (Tower of Dawn/Throne of Glass series) in New Beijing (The Lunar Chronicles)

Chaol in New Beijing…I mean Chaol uses a wheelchair or cane and if I remember correctly, New Beijing wasn’t the safest place to live?? And the boy won’t have Yrene’s healing magic around (awww, that’s so sad to think of them separated). But oooh, what if he became a cyborg like Cinder? Chaol could totally fend for himself then, perhaps join Prince Kai’s guard or something. But then, I’m not sure Chaol would ever consent to having technology embedded in his body. Plus, let’s not forget that plague going around…

Final Decision: Dieeeeeee (sorry, boy)

2. Katsa (Graceling) in France during WWII (All the Light We Cannot See)

This is kinda a silly one, since Katsa a total badass and her grace is literally SURVIVAL, so we’ve got a no-brainer here.

Final Decision: SURVIVE! (forever? Does her grace means she gets to live forever? Has this ever been addressed?)

3. Cath (Fangirl) in the Grisha World (Grishaverse trilogy/Six of Crows/Language of Thorns)

Oooh, my little introverted, anxious writer, I don’t think you could make it in an fantasy world, to be frank. Especially the chaos that’s going on in the Grishaverse.

Final Decision: DIE (sorry, hon)

4. Feyre Archeron (A Court of Thorns and Roses) in A Modern Day World with Death-Cast (They Both Die at the End)

I mean, how long are we talking about surviving for? Because no one escapes Death and their Death-date. (NO ONE, no matter how much we wish it ๐Ÿ˜ญ). And does Feyre get to bring all her magic? Because honestly, she could probably handle this world no problem, tho she might get frustrated with it like the rest of us.

Final Decision: Survive!

5. Anidora-Kiladra Talianna Isilee aka Ani (The Goose Girl) in Panem (The Hunger Games)

I mean, our girl here can speak with birds, the wind, and even fire later on. I feel like if she were to participate in the Hunger Games, all the other contestants would underestimate her, she would sneak away & hide, and then she would defeat everyone else at the end with the help of wind and fire. Not to mention, Ani already has experience running from people who want to kill her (seriously, for like the entirety of the first book, so many try to murder her). I have total faith in our girl.

Final Decision: Survive!

6. Princess Lia (The Remnant Chronicles) in a Paranormal-infested Washington state (Twilight)

Oooh, this is tricky. On one hand, Lia has magic and is in tune with the world and is essentially notified if anything bad is about to happen. But would her magic work in our world? Not to mention, Lia, you’ve already gotten your love triangle, so I don’t think you’re gonna get two other men to pledge to protect you from the vampires and werewolves. But I could kinda also see her teaming up with Alice and being super wise and mysterious forces… (lol I’m not sure if that makes any sense)

Final Decision: Survive (if she meets the right people and doesn’t get caught in any vampire war cross hairs)

7. Kestrel (The Winner’s Trilogy) in Ancient Greece/Greek Mythology (Circe)

Kestrel is a pro at maneuvering political drama and court, and since the Ancient Greeks, especially the gods & goddesses, are all about power politics too, so I have no doubt that Kestrel could not only survive, but work her way up to a position of power or even tricking another immortal into making her a goddess.

Final Decision: Survive!


Wow, I had 5 protagonists survive and only 2 die, but I guess that makes sense, since most of these characters wouldn’t be protagonists if they weren’t good at surviving (especially the fantasy ones), right?


Of course, no pressure to do the tag, but I had so much fun doing this tag, and I would love to see your answers!

What did you guys think of my decisions? Did you agree with them? Disagree? Let’s discuss in the comments!

11 thoughts on “The Survive or Die Bookish Tag!”

  1. Ahhh! Love this so much! Thanks for tagging me ๐Ÿ˜€
    haha I love that question you ask about Katsa: it has never been mentioned that she might live forever, or at least I don’t think. And like, I want to know now! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    (The Goose Girl sounds really cool.)

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    1. Of course– I can’t wait to see your answers/decisions! ๐Ÿ˜€
      and IKR? Quick, someone go track down Kristin Cashore!

      And I love The Goose Girl SO MUCH and even tho I first read it in middle school, it’s honestly one of my favorites to this day! I totally recommend it!

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  2. hahahha 6 months late but this post was well worth the wait bc IT WAS SO MUCH FUN TO READ!! and honestly, im not just saying that, i really loved the match ups and the answers you gave.

    my baby chaol, how could you do this to him ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ he deserves a better ending. kasta in WWII is such an interesting pairing. i would have never even thought of that. poor anxious, introverted little kath (sounds a lot like me lol) and yes i can attest, i would never manage to survive in any fantasy world.
    my girl, kestrel would definitely survive and work her way up through the ranks of the greek. and i kinda want that to be written in to a story now lol

    great post keri!!

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    1. Awww, I’m so glad you had as much reading this post as I did writing it! โค โค

      And yeahhh, Chaol probably deserved a better decision, but he's also too stubborn for his own good, so… ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ And lol, I would never survive in a fantasy world either.
      AND IKR? Ummm, Madeline Miller, can you write us this fanfic about Kestrel, PLEASE?

      Thank you, and thanks again for tagging me to do this post! ๐Ÿ˜Š


  3. Sorry I’m late to see this! You know why I’m behind on everything at this point. xD But I’m here now! And thanks for the tag. This one looks like fun. I love the blending of places and characters. Oh gosh, what fun combinations it results in.

    Cath in the Grishaverse made me giggle. I haven’t read either book, but I’ve heard enough about both. Oh my gosh, Feyre in They Both Die at the End! What if she got her Death-Cast call?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    1. You’re all good! It’s a busy time of year, isn’t it?

      And bahaha, ikr? It’s so weird to picture timid Cath amongst the magical/political craziness of the Grishaverse! And ahh, you haven’t read them?!? I totally recommend both of them–both books/series are easily among my favorites! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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