Since I had so much fun participating in the zombie apocalypse tag (you can find that here), I decided to create an alternate version: the alien invasion tag! Much like the zombie apocalypse tag, imagine yourself in a traumatic new world where fictional characters are forced to survive alongside of you.
- Choose seven books that you’ve read (I use Goodreads randomize feature for this)
- Randomly arrange the books you have chosen
- Flip to a random page and jot down the first two names you see
- Place the names in the categories below in order of when you wrote them down
Chosen books (in order):
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- The Falconer by Elizabeth May
- Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
- Four: a Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
The person who shows up at your door for help is: Thomas.
This seems about right, considering the way The Maze Runner begins. Kidding! Of course Thomas would want help after waking up without any recollection of himself. Hopefully he remembers who he is when he shows up at my door. Either way, I would help him out. How could you refuse Dylan O’Brien–I mean, Thomas. How could you refuse Thomas?
The person who refuses to join your new survival team is: Newt.
Oh, come on, Newt. I would be so bummed about this. Newt would’ve been an incredible addition to our survival team. He’s smart and witty, willing to help others. In fact, this is very out-of-character. But that’s fine, have fun on your own, Newt.
Your best friend is: Augustus.
This makes me so happy. Augustus would be such an amazing friend to have around in such dire situations. He would keep our minds pure with his wise quotes and wisdom. We’ve also both played a multitude of games that involve killing aliens, so we would make an excellent and powerful duo. (Because video game skills always match up with real-world skills.)
Your enemy is: Peter.
Peter Van Houten is a terrible and negative man who would probably do nothing other than drag down the team both physically and emotionally. So yes, we would definitely be enemies. I don’t need that kind of attitude during the alien invasion.
The person who tries to throw you in front of a laser beam is: Kiaran.
This is pretty accurate. Kiaran is part fae (if I remember correctly) and he’s not too fond of mortals, other than the protagonist, Aileana. I suppose he would find me to be annoying in some way and throw me in front of the nearest laser beam. Besides, he’s from 19th century steam-punk Scotland, so he’s probably very confused.
The person you try to throw in front of a laser beam is: Aileana.
Probably because her boyfriend tried to throw me in front of laser beam. But seriously, I really like Aileana, so I wouldn’t want to do this. She’s an incredible fae hunter who I would love to battle alongside of. But maybe she was a little too bloodthirsty and I had to get rid of her. Sorry, Aileana!
The leader of the team is: Nibs.
Out of all of the Lost Boys, Nibs is supposedly the bravest. He’s also quite happy and positive, but I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t last too long in an alien invasion. That little bunny costume wouldn’t fool the aliens or intimidate any trespassers.
The traitor of the team is: Wendy.
Wow. I actually did not see that coming. Unless Peter Pan is up there flying alongside the aliens, I don’t see why she would want to do this. It’s probably Peter Pan. It’s always Pan.
The person you save from an alien is: Jeanine.
Ugh, seriously? Out of all people, it had to be Jeanine. I would not save Jeanine. She’s probably plotting ways to team up with the aliens. I mean, she’s still a person and she isn’t all bad. So I guess I might save her …
The person that saves you from an alien is: Marcus.
Ha. HA. Funny. Like that would happen. I guess I’m dead now. Marcus may be willing to change for Tobias, but for a stranger like me? Probably not. If he does save me, it’s probably because he wants to look heroic in front of everyone.
The brainiac of the team is: Adam.
This certainly seems plausible. Adam seems quite smart and skilled, swift on his feet. It’s been a while since I’ve read Shatter Me, but I remember him always having a plan up his sleeve.
The slacker of the team is: Kenji.
Sounds about right. As I recall, Kenji didn’t quite seem to know where he stood and was lazy and careless about the tasks handed to him. But I don’t want to die, so Kenji is going to have to change his ways and get it together.
The first person who is abducted is: Harris.
Harris is basically this novel’s form of the White Rabbit. He has a good heart and pure intentions, but he is often frazzled with the drama of the kingdom. I don’t think he would do so well in an alien invasion, so this seems pretty accurate.
The first person who dies is: Dinah.
Dinah, you will be missed. You lived through a treacherous life back in Wonderland. May you now rest in peace. And at least now, you won’t have to become the evil Queen of Hearts.
And consider the rest of yourselves tagged!