By: Cait Marie
If you know anything about me, it’s probably that I love Harry Potter more than just about anything in this world. That’s dramatic, but I’ve been in love this series and world since I was 9 years old. My sister and I had the first two books before that, but I didn’t start reading them until after I saw the first two movies. Yes, I was that person. But that’s a story for another time. Right now, we’re here for the Harry Potter Spells Tag!
I saw this done by Brittany over at Bookishly Brittknee, so be sure to check out her answers too!
Alright, let’s do this!
Flagrate – A book you found interesting but would like to rewrite
The Sweet Far Thing – Libba Bray
I loved this trilogy. The only thing I want to rewrite is the ending because ouch. I had never experienced such heartbreak before. It was the first book to make me cry, and I sobbed uncontrollably for hours. This book is the reason I have anxiety at the end of series—it’s the reason I have trust issues.
Alohamora – A first book in a series that got you hooked
Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi
I’ve talked about this before, but this book was so intriguing that I read all the books that were out at the time in a week. It’s so original and I love the style of writing.
Series review here.
Accio – A book you wish you could have right now
These Divided Shores – Sara Raasch
These Rebel Waves left us hanging so bad!! I loved it and I need more and I need to know what happens.
Full review of These Rebel Waves here.
Avada Kedavra – A killer book
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J. K. Rowling
I went literal here because this book hurt my feelings.
Confundo – A book you found confusing
I had to read this in high school, which I did a little bit but not much. It was very hard for me to get through at the time. I loved the story, it was just hard for me to read.
Expecto Patronum – Your spirit animal book
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli
Simon Spier and his everlasting love of music and Harry Potter is my spirit animal. Every time I read it, I think “Is that me?” a million times throughout.
Full review of Simon vs. here.
Sectumsempra – A dark twisted book
A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
Okay, not really, but I don’t read “dark twisted” books… I do describe this as “a Beauty and the Beast retelling that turns all dark and twisty,” so close enough.
Full review of ACOTAR here.
Expelliarmus – A book that took you by surprise
Reactive – Becky Moynihan
This was one of the first ARCs I ever received, and it was one of the first indie books I’d ever read. It set a very high standard to say the least. I loved it so much I bought a signed paperback from the author, too.
Full review of Reactive here.
Prior Incantatum – The last book you read
Defy Me – Tahereh Mafi
Defy Me was technically the last book I finished. I’m reading like six other books right now, and am about halfway through most of them.
Full review of Defy Me here.
Riddikulus – A funny book you’ve read
The Red Scrolls of Magic – Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu
I laughed so much throughout this book. Magnus cracks me up with his sarcasm and snarky comebacks. There’s a reason he’s my favorite fictional character.
Full review of The Red Scrolls of Magic here.
Sonorus – A book you think everyone should read
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
Yes, this book is ridiculously sad, but it’s beautiful. It gives a better appreciation for life and shows that you should make the most out the moments you have.
Obliviate – A book or spoiler you would like to forget having read…
… in a good way
Defy Me – Tahereh Mafi
Okay, so I won’t put what I saw since it’s still a new book, but I saw a major spoiler the day it came out. It was a happy thing in the book—THE happy moment, if you’ve read it. I wish I could’ve forgotten it so that it would have been a surprise. I’m still beyond happy, but it didn’t have the same impact as it would have if I hadn’t known it was coming.
… in a bad way
Lord of Shadows – Cassandra Clare
I saw something about the end of the book—the death that occurs—which made it hard to continue reading.
Imperio – A book you had to read for school
Holes – Louis Sachar
I never read the assigned books in high school or beginning of college. The last book I read to the end—until last year’s literature course—was Holes in the 7th grade.
Crucio – A book that’s painful to read
Empire of Storms – Sarah J. Maas
I had to think about which Maas book to use because so many fit here. A Court of Mist and Fury and A Court of Wings and Ruin were close contenders—they made me cry harder than any other books ever—but, ultimately, I had to go with EoS because it destroyed my soul. That end beach scene… I tear up just thinking about it. It feels like my chest is being squeezed when I think about all the reveals at the end.
Diffindo – A book you wish you could separate from its series
Allegiant – Veronica Roth
Still salty about the end.
Flipendo – A book that repels you
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
I wouldn’t say “repels” per se. That’s a bit harsh. I just cannot finish this book. I’ve tried multiple times. Not every book is for everyone, though. I know a lot of people love this one.
Stupefy – A book that left you stunned/speechless
They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera
This book blew my mind. It destroyed me, and I bawled, but I loved every second. It’s such a unique concept and is another that makes you appreciate life.