Bookish Survey: Cast a HP Spell

So Jasmine over at Flip That Page posted this survey a few weeks ago, and I’ve finally gotten around to finishing mine! I mean, it’s Harry Potter. Why wouldn’t I do that??


fixes damaged objects

A book that needs some serious fixing: Silevethiel by Andi O’Connor. The characters, the plot, the writing style – everything.


creates a narrow beam of light

A book that deserves more attention: Angelfall by Susan Ee. Seriously – a movie, a book tour, an actual stand at a book store, somethingGive this woman a medal for crying out loud!


counters the effects of Lumos

An overhyped book: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Sorry guys. They’re good, but with the exception of Alec and Isabelle Lightwood, most of the characters are too angsty and whiny for my taste. Not to mention the weird incestual relationship going on? I haven’t read past City of Ashes, and I think I’ve heard that the truth is that they’re not – but in CoA, they are, and it’s creepy.


summons an object from a significant distance

A book you’re anticipating: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. The Darkling’s name is revealed, and its the end of everything. What will happen to Mal, Alina, and Stormhund?? And what about Tolya and Tamar???


opens unlocked doors, unless bewitched

A book you want to be more open about: I’m honestly really open about my opinions with my books. I’ve no hesitation to DNF something, and share my thoughts as to why it deserved that. So, nothing for this one.

Expecto Patronum

conjures an incarnation of positive feelings

A book that made you cry, or at least want to: Made me cry… Psh. More than I can count on my fingers. BUT: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was the one that made me absolutely break in half, curl up into a ball, and sob for several minutes after it was done. Not to mention the hour while I read the second half of the book.


conjures the Dark Mark

A book you wish to mark as one of your favorites: Harry Potter by JK Rowling, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Angelfall by Susan Ee, and The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.

Petrificus Totalus

petrifies victim

A book you wish to keep forever: Harry Potter – I’ll be passing it onto my children, and their children. And hopefully even after I’m dead and gone they’ll continue the tradition.


shield charm

An intimidating book you keep putting off: Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I’m terrified of this book. Absolutely petrified!


used against a boggart

A book with a deceiving synopsis: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I thought there would be a lot more romance and angst, but instead I got ghosts and creepies and myths! It was so much better than I had thought I would get.

Lacarnum Inflamarae

shoots fireballs

A book you wish to burn out of your mind completely: Breathless by Lurlene McDaniel. I refuse to speak about this book.

Wingardium Leviosa

levitates objects

A book you wish to reread: Shall we start this list? Really? You want to go there? I’ll keep it short: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, and Angelfall by Susan Ee. And I could do with another Harry Potter reread. It’s been a while, now that I think about it. I think an Ender’s Game reread is in order as well.

Avada Kedavra

causes instant death

Worst book EVER: Again, Breathless by Lurlene McDaniels.


puts victim in unconscious state

A book with a chapter you couldn’t seem to get over: Chapter 22 of Mockingjay. I still cry, even two years later.


causes befuddlement or forgetfulness

A book that generally confused you: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. WORST. COLLEGE. ASSIGNMENT. EVER. I read spark notes and said, “Wait – that’s what happened?”


inflicts unbearable pain

A book that was a pain to read: Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always by Elissa Jeanine Hoole. The way Christians were portrayed, the angst of the MC, the lack of growth. All of it. Just painful.


heals relatively minor injuries

A feel good book that you enjoyed: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. So many happy feels I can’t even describe it.


temporarily disarms an opponent

A book with a swoon-worthy character: Again – you want to go there? Nikolai/Sturmhond from Siege and Storm, Raffe from Angelfall, Finnick from the Hunger Games, Fear from Some Quiet Place, and Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss.


impedes target’s progress

A book that kept you up all night reading: You know, these lists are going to get exhausting. What book doesn’t keep me up at night??? Though the most recent one would have to be Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill.


immediate silencing

A book that left you speechless after you read it: Looking for Alaska by John Green. I felt a bit like a hole had been punched in my chest. I sobbed for TFiOS, but the moral of LfA stuck with me more.


allows you to delve into someone’s mind

A book with well-developed characters: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. The psychology of the book was what gripped me, not the alien invasion.


a spell that turns you upside down

A book that changed your mind about a character from its prequel: I’m going to see in the future here, and say Warner from the Shatter Me series. All the people I trust and usually agree with say so, so I’m betting (grudgingly) that it’s going to happen.


used to hide memories

A book with a story you can’t remember: Brisingr by Christopher Paolini. I remember Eragon made a sword, and something about heart stones, but nothing else after that. The events of Eldest are pretty fuzzy too, now that I think about it.

Peskipiksi Pesternomi

useless spell

A boring book that had absolutely no effect on you: Cities at Sea by Martin Simons. It was a great idea, but I felt nothing for the characters or what happened.


breaks through solid objects

A book that convinced you to reconsider a certain genre: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry. I had given up on New Adult pretty much, but I’m thinking of giving it a second chance now for sure.


tickling spell

A book that made you laugh: Cracked by Eliza Crewe. Meda’s voice was snarky and witty and absolutely hilarious.


offensive spell that violently wounds the target

A book that may have scarred you for life: I hate to use this so many times, but again, Breathless by Lurlene McDaniels.


makes you dance uncontrollably

A series finale that made you feel giddy: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling. It made me giddy, heartbroken, and everything in between.

Bombarda Maxima

causes an explosion that breaks through obstacles

A book that made you explode with the feels: So many books! HP7, Angelfall, Anna and the French Kiss, TFiOS. And so many more.

Finite Incantatem

nullifies other spells

A book you thought you’d dislike, but ended up loving: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Definitely a dark horse!

Have you done this survey? If so, link me below! 


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