2.27.2016

The Harry Potter Spell Tag

Hey, guys!

I saw this tag on Noor's blog, and I thought that it would be fun if I tried, it out as well!

1. Expecto Patronum- A childhood book connected to good memories

I'm still definitely experiencing my childhood, but if I look into my earlier years...probably Junie B. Jones. I read this series a lot when I was four or five, and as young child it was really funny and engaging. I devoured the entire series..and I loved the entire thing. It really did spark a love of reading in my five year old self.

2. Expelliarmus- A book that took you by surprise

This would probably be Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, the second book in the Throne of Glass series. There was this huge plot twist that happened at the end (if you've read it, you know what I'm talking about) that really surprised me. I really didn't anticipate the plot twist at all. The fourth book in the series, Queen of Shadows also surprised me a lot. There was another huge plot twist at the end, that completely blew me away. Sarah J. Maas is the absolute master of surprises. I need the next book NOW!


3. Prior Incantato- The last book you read

The last book I read was Dumplin' by Julie Murphy. I rated it three out of five stars. It was definitely entertaining and a fun read, but I just didn't like most of the characters, especially the main character, Willowdean. I just feel like she was really selfish, and she just annoyed me. Also, I expected the main focus of the book to be the pageant that Willowdean entered to earn back her confidence or something like that, but I think the author sacrificed this plot line, to talk about other things that Willowdean was going through, but those things just didn't interest me...




4. Alohomora- A book that introduced you to a genre you hadn't considered before. 

I'm not sure if this counts, but anyway, a few years ago I really loved fantasy books. Most of my reading was fantasy but then I started to get bored of it, and neglected fantasy for a while. A few months ago, I started reading a lot more fantasy, though, and the reason for this is because of The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. The Lunar Chronicles are an amazing series (I've rated every single book in the series five stars), and they really re-introduced me to fantasy. 



5. Riddikulus- A funny book that you read

For this one, I would definitely chose Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. This book actually wasn't a comedy, but it was still an amazing light and feel-good read, and I did laugh at a few moments. It really is a great book- I've never really read another book like it before. The characters were fantastic, too, especially the main character Simon. I loved his obsession with oreos ( I have one too, I can go through a pack of oreos in like, three days), and his love for Harry Potter (like when he dressed up as a dementor for halloween, and nobody could figure out what he dressed up as,)



6. Sonorous- A book that you think everyone should know about

I'm tempted to say The Lunar Chronicles, but since I already used it for another question, I'm going to say Harry Potter by J.K Rowling. Yes, I know, most people have already read this series. But, for the small fraction of people who haven't read it, I've made it my life mission to force this book upon them (meaning, encourage them to read it.) I think that there is something for everyone in Harry Potter, and that it is just a really enjoyable book, with some great messages.



7. Obliviate- A book you would like to forget having read

For this one, I would have to say Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I hated this book, and that is all I'm going to say about it for now,

Another one, would have to be Fans of an Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa. I actually really really really liked this book, and the only reason why I would want to forget it, is because of the huge emotional turmoil it caused me. LIKE SERIOUSLY, WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO SEBBY AT THE END? WHAT WAS UP WITH HIM? WHAT WAS HE EVEN DOING? WHY? If you've read this book you probably know exactly what I mean...



8. Imperio- A book that you had to read for school

I actually don't know..I've never really read that many books for school. I do remember that last year my class read Peter Pan, though.


9. Crucio- A book that was painful to read

For me, it was the Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristof. I know a lot of people loved this book, but I just didn't enjoy it. I read about 65% of it,  and then stopped. It was extremely boring for me, and I didn't get much of the sci-fi lingo. However, I did appreciate the unique way the authors wrote the story. And I definitely loved the evil computer machine- Aidan. 

10. Avada Kedavra- A book that could kill (interpret as you will)

The first thing I thought of when I saw this was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It has a lot of themes of death in it, in fact it is narrated by death. It is a heartbreaking, but wonderful story about a girl in World War II, who loves to read books. You can read a full review of it here




I hope you enjoyed that! I certainly did! I'm not going to tag anyone, but feel free to do this tag if it looks interesting. 

-Jollygirl