Today I am going to be doing the Harry Potter Spells Tag! I am so excited to be doing this tag as it was so much fun to do, and so I can’t wait to share my answers to all the questions with you. I am a big Harry Potter fan, and so I was obviously very happy when I was tagged to give it a go for myself, especailly as this one uses some of the spells from the series for the questions, something that just made this tag even more exciting for me.
I was tagged by the lovely Winged Cynic, whose blog you should most definitely go and check out if you haven’t already!
I can’t tell you how desperate I am to get my hands on Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! I adored both Illuminae and Gemina, and so I can not wait to finally read the final book in this amazing series when it comes out next month.
I wasn’t too sure what to say for this one, but I think I’m going to go with Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh. Although I have not read the second book in this duology, mainly because it has not been released yet, I still think that this was the perfect way to start this series. Not only was it an amazing first book in itself, but it also left so many questions unanswered and ended on a cliffhanger that has left me anticipating the sequel ever since.
It takes a lot for me to cry at a book, but I can’t tell you how hard I cried at They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera. I didn’t realize how invested I was in this book or in these characters until I reached the last 50 pages of this book, at which point I just started sobbing. This book was absolutely amazing, but it definitely packed an emotional punch!
I would definitely want Shazi from The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh around to protect me in real life! Not only is she so strong and badass, but her magic seems like it could also come in handy, plus I bet she could she could tell me some awesome stories whilst she not trying to protect me from whatever is coming my way.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell gave me so many warm fuzzies! I loved so many aspects of this book, from Cath herself to the romance, so much so that even now I go back and reread some of my favourite sections just to relive that feeling I got when I first read them.
Everyone should read Turtles All The Way Down by John Green! This is honestly one of the best books I have ever read in my life, and one that included the best, most brutally honest representation of mental illness that I have ever read. If you have not read this one yet then please do yourself a favour and give it a go!
I don’t think I’ve ever intentionally spoiled a book for myself, but one that I clearly remember spoiling for myself was The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I was just scrolling through Tumblr when I suddenly came across a post that spoiled the ending of this book, and so despite it being one of my favourite classics, I did know how it ended before I even started this one.
I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak had such a beautiful, uplifting message about how anyone can make a difference and help others, even just in the smallest way. It was just such a beautiful book and one that I am so thankful that I read, and whose message will stay with me for a very long time.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews was so painful to read for me, as I just found it so boring and so hard to get through when I read it a few years ago. I honestly couldn’t tell you anything about what actually happened in this book because all I remember is struggling to get through this story.
Sean Kendrick from The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater is one of the most swoon-worthy characters I have ever read about. I loved his cool, quiet demeanour and his love for his horses, and I most certainly still not over one particular line of his that just had me swooning so hard over him.
I distinctly remember how invested I was in The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig when I first read it a few years ago. I hadn’t been reading very much in the weeks before, but the moment I picked this book up that all changed, as I could not put this book down, and ended up reading it over the course of about 2 days.
How could I say anything else for this question than The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater? This is my favourite series of all time, and honestly I would not complain if Maggie Stiefvater just continued on this series forever and ever. That said, we are getting a Ronan trilogy at some point, so maybe this dream may come true after all!
I definitely wish I could forget ever reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Not only did I really dislike this book and found it to be very problematic and a really poor and harmful representation of mental illness, but after the recent allegations against Jay Asher, I just really wish I could go back and tell myself to never bother reading this book at all.
Despite this one being quite an old title now, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart still has one of the most shocking twist and endings that I have ever read. I just remember sitting there in pure shock after reading the spectacular plot twist that I did not see coming, and even now I still believe is one of the best twists I’ve ever read.
I don’t want to spoil anything here, but there is a character who dies in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak whose death I am very much still not over. I’m sure most people know that this is a very emotional and heartbreaking book, but there is one character’s death in particular that completely destroyed me.
Somehow Tommy Wallach’s books always seem to be able to get me out of a slump! He is such an underrated author, and one whose books I adore with all my heart, so I know I can always turn to one of his books to get me out of a reading slump.
All of the witty banter and quick comebacks in Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo had me constantly laughing to myself whilst I was reading it. I loved the whole group dynamics of this book, and the humour within it was definitely something that I very much enjoyed, and am excited to see even more of in Crooked Kingdom!
Unfortunately this one has to be There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins, as I wish I could send it flying just for how disappointing it was. Not only is Stephanie Perkins an author whose books I have loved in the past, but everything about this book just sounded exactly like something I would enjoy. In reality, I just found this book pretty dull and anticlimactic – mainly because the killer was revealed halfway through the novel! – and so I was definitely tempted to send it flying after reading it.
There are so many bookish worlds that I would love to visit, but I think for this one, as this is a book tag based off Harry Potter, I am going to have to say Hogwarts. I would just adore the chance to wonder the halls of this magical school and enter the great hall, and in general just explore this gorgeous world in its entirety.
Despite this only being the concluding novel to a duology, Our Dark Duet by V. E. Schwab is one of my favourite series conclusions. I adored everything about this book, from the spectacular plot to the amazingly complex characters who I just absolutely love, and so this was definitely the perfect way to end this series for me.
So there are all my answers for the Harry Potter Spells book tag! I am going to tag the lovely Ally @ Ally Writes Things and Sophie @ Books Like Wolves, whose blogs you should also go check out if you haven’t already!