The Stray [Video Game] Book Tag (Original)

Hello everyone and happy Friday! I was worried I wouldn’t get a post up in time this week, but it looks like I managed to squeak one in 👌

ANYWAYS, recently my partner was playing Stray, a dystopian video game where the main character of the game is a cat. I enjoyed watching him play, and since the game was so fun, I decided to go ahead and do a book tag inspired by it!

I’ve made a book tag before, and had fun doing it, so I’m excited to be able to make another one (:

Since I started this book tag, and have no idea who would want to do it, anyone is more than welcome to also participate! Just make sure to credit and tag me in your post, because I would love to see your responses to! 😊

On that note, let’s get started!


Since it’s been a while since I’ve read any sci-fi/dystopian, I’ll go ahead and go with my favorite novel, which is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.

For this one, I’m going to say Shiva and Teacher from The Girl From The Other Side by Nagabe, mostly because of the way the story sets up their relationship and their choices/path within this storyline (sorry, being vague because I don’t want to spoil anything!) … also I only finished Vol. 8, so I still have 3 volumes left to see how the story develops from where I left off 😅

Well, I’m going to go with Shallan from The Stormlight Archives on this one (specifically Words Of Radiance). If you know, you know.

I’ll say the students of Willowgrove Christian Academy from I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston. In the process of rebelling against the rules of their school, they not only learn more about themselves, but also about their fellow students (cheesy, I know, but I liked it).

Immanuelle from The Year of The Witching by Alexis Henderson. Even though it’s been a couple years since I read this book, I still love it and think about it… and may even want to re-read it soon 🤔

As far as a character who is known for their high levels of intelligence and innovation (basically Doc from Stray), I would say Aster from An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon perfectly fits this trope.

I’m going to go with Manu from Lobizona by Romina Garber, as she lost her family (not just her parents) in many ways. Also, I’m excited to read Cazadora once I’m done with The Mistborn trilogy, so this book has been on my mind lately.

We’re going to revisit an old favorite here and go with Scarlet from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, since I enjoyed her story the most out of all the books in the series.

I don’t know if this counts as a spiritual awakening, but I enjoyed seeing how the spread of Christianity affected Vasya in The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden, especially as she continued to worship the spirits from Russian Folklore.


And that’s it for today’s post! Have you played Stray or read any of the books I mentioned in this tag? Let me know in the comments below! Once again, anyone can participate, so feel free to share your post by tagging me or leaving the link in the comments below 😊

On that note, I will see you in the next post!

-Erin (:

P.S. If you want to participate in the tag, below is the plain text version of the questions for easy copy and paste!

The World of Stray : What is the last sci-fi/dystopian (or sci-fi/dystopian adjacent) book you read? Can also just say your favorite sci-fi/dystopian novel!

Cat: A character who doesn’t seem like your typical protagonist.

B-12: Your favorite book character with a tragic past.

The Outsiders: Favorite group of rebels/outcasts from a book.

Momo: Your favorite character who regained hope throughout the story.

Doc: A character who fits the “mad scientist” trope.

Seamus: A book character who lost their parent(s).

Clementine: Your favorite badass female character.

Zbaltazar: A character who experiences a spiritual awakening.

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Hello! I love writing about a variety of topics, such as books and music, and have my own blog, https://readingandwritingthroughlife.com/. I also do freelance work, which you can see more of on my portfolio website, https://erinfreelancewriting.com/.

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