Today I will be doing the Harry Potter Spells Book Tag! I am very excited for this one because winter is approaching and the most Harry Potter-eske time of the year is in full swing. I hope you enjoy the tag, and if you decide to do it please comment it below so I can read it.
(I did not make this tag, but I don’t remember who created!)
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
Last week I went out and bought A Torch Against the Night, which was supposed to be part 2 of this answer, so I am glad I can cross that off the ever-growing list of books I need. However, I almost bought this one, but I decided against it because it’s so long and I wouldn’t have time for it right now it. I really need it so I can get to Tower of Dawn and read about Chaol’s adventures ❤
The Novice by Taran Matharu
I was a little weary about buying this book because at the same time I wanted to get Falling Kingdoms, but for some reason I chose this book instead and I am incredibly glad that I did. It was about magicy kind of things and had a great school setting with an interesting world and I cannot wait to see the rest of the story unfold in The Inquisitor.
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
This book is NOT talked about nearly enough. BUT for those of you that have read it, I hope you appreciate the pun of this being my choice for killer book. Honestly though, this book had me entranced the entire time, and the ending kept me up until 2 in the morning because I just had to finish it. The whole second half of the novel is a shocking and eventful and actually a little scary. Please go read it and tell me how much you loved it.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I don’t know why I found this novel confusing, but for at least three-quarters of it I had no clue what was happening. I read this at a very hectic and strange time, so that was most likely the cause. I feel like I should re-read it because it really hindered my love for the first book – I loved the sequel!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling I believe this is the first book I read that made me cry. I read this book the summer before fifth grade, near the peak of my Fred Weasley obsession if that gives any indication. Also, Tonks was one of my favorites, and her and Remus broke my heart.
Peter Pan and Wendy by J. M. Barrie
Honestly, this would have been Harry Potter, but I can’t use that for everything so I am going to mix it up. I read this book over vacation in Pensacola the summer before junior year of high school, so it was a really relaxed mood and this was great for it. I can actually say it was enchanting. I have always loved the cartoon Peter Pan and Tinkerbell movies, but the book will forever hold a place in my heart.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
You all know what I mean when I say this book took me by surprise. Oh. My. I am not going to say anything else for those of you that read it, but I hope this is your sign that you need to read it.
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
I wish I could say I am obsessed with this book because I really wanted to be, but for me it just wasn’t what I wanted out of it. I felt like it was a little boring and kind of dragged on. I loved the characters, especially Will Herondale, and the setting, but the writing just wasn’t for me. I felt this way about City of Bones as well and it was really disappointing.
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen and Glass Sword I absolutely adored, but King’s Cage just wasn’t as fulfilling as the others had been. The first two were so action-packed and really had me invested in the story. I kid of just want to forget King’s Cage was created just so I can leave knowing I love the series because I really do.
Hunter: The Fallen One by C.L. Hagley
I read this book for review, so it was sent to me by the author, which was great because otherwise I would have never heard of it. It isn’t my favorite book of all time, but it was pretty entertaining and was just easy and fun. Check out my review here.
All of Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
This series cracks me up. When I read the part about the Hoover Dam and they were all making jokes, I was actually LOLing. Not many books can make me laugh like this series does – I’ll acknowledge that it’s funny in my head, or smirk, but I never usually laugh.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and Hamlet by Shakespeare
I had no idea what book to put for this for YA because I haven’t read one yet that made me cringe, so I decided I knew some classics that were a little… dark to say the least. They are both great books with a lot of reflection on society, but they get dark fast. Hamlet may be one of my favorite classics I have read so far, but the ending is just death. (Also, for Hamlet, get the No Fear Shakespeare version because they have the whole book translated, so on the left-hand side it is in plain English and the right-hand side has the actual telling.)
Nil by Lynne Matson
I read this with my high school’s book club and had never heard of it, and three years later, I still don’t hear about it. It is an interesting story with a unique plot. It tells about these rifts on the ground that transport teenagers to this island. On the island, they only have so long to find a way off before they die. It is a lot better than my explanation, so you should read it and see for yourself 😉
Thank you for reading!