Today, I’ll be answering the Harry Potter Book Tag. I was tagged for this one by the lovely Zoie @ Whisked Away By Words, which is by the way the nicest blog title ever – and she’s super nice too, which is fitting.
This tag was created by Trang and Lashaan @ Bokidote, whom I’m very thankful for spending such a long time gathering all these spell names and creating the graphics!
A BOOK YOU FOUND THE THEME INTERESTING, BUT YOU’D LIKE TO REWRITE IT.
Man, is it bad that I’m already going for a MAJORLY CONTROVERSIAL START?
But I’ll have to answer RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE, BY CASEY MCQUINSTON. I know, I know.
Probably many of you are screaming at your computer right now, saying: “HOW DARE this girl think she can re-write this already perfect book?”. But we just didn’t click at all.
Casey McQuinston’s writing style is quite descriptive, with very long paragraphs and humongous chapters. I much prefer my contemporaries short and sweet and dynamic, full of dialogues, preferably. I really liked the premise and I overall appreciate what the book was trying to do, but I had such a hard time getting through it.
THE FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES THAT GOT YOU HOOKED.
TRULY DEVIOUS, BY MAUREEN JOHNSON was a *good* first book in a series.
Even though it’s been a while since I last read it, it’s a book I think about frequently. I really like the characters and the setting and the overall writing style, even if it was hard for me to get into it at first.
(Actually, I just learned recently that it is being translated to Portuguese, which means that I overused my last two brain cells trying to read this in English when I could’ve just waited a couple more months. That’s nice).
A BOOK YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE RIGHT NOW.
I think about JACKPOT, BY NIC STONE approximately 5 times a day. I just need that book so bad.
I’ve recently established Nic Stone as one of my favorite authors and the premise for her most recent release just sounds SO GOOD. I’m so ready.
A KILLER BOOK. BOTH SENSES. TAKE IT AS YOU LIKE.
I love this question.
VICIOUS, BY V.E. SCHWAB was pretty much both. It was killer, in the sense that it was one of the best written books I’ve ever read; and also there were quite a lot of deaths going on too. It was a great time.
A BOOK THAT YOU FOUND REALLY CONFUSING.
Every time I think about confusing books, I can only picture THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER, BY HARRIET REUTER HAPGOOD.
There were some things to like about that book: the family relationships were nice and I liked the main character. But a lot of the book had to do with physics and wormholes and time-travel, but not really, and I was just a big ball of ?????????? throughout the whole read.
YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL BOOK.
(This is my favorite spell, by the way!)
I mean, ARI & DANTE is the type of book that is everything I’ve ever wanted to be and everything I already am just put together, so is there any other possible answer for this one?
A DARK TWISTED BOOK.
Time to bring back and old favorite: THE DREAM THIEVES, BY MAGGIE STIEFVATER.
I still haven’t re-read this one this year, which is a crime that needs to be fixed soon. It’s one of my favorite books ever, but most of it is about stealing things, and dreaming, and getting high, and being bad.
It’s SO. MUCH. FUN.
A BOOK THAT SURPRISED YOU IN A GREAT WAY, REVEALS TO BE MORE THAN IT IS.
A recent book that surprised me a lot was THE BRIDE TEST, BY HELEN HOANG, that turned out to be a lot more than just a romance novel.
When I first picked it up, I was just looking for a great and
steamy time, but Helen Hoang punched me in the face several times. It discusses identity, immigration, family and feelings so well. I was so pleased that this turned out to be a lot more than I thought.
Friends, that was the tag! But, since it is a Harry Potter tag and I feel like I haven’t even talked that much about Harry Potter itself, let’s chat:
What’s your Hogwarts House? (I’m a Slytherclaw, because I can’t choose). Who’s your favorite character? (I love Cedric Diggory and Dumbledore the most). What’s your favorite book and movie? (Prisoner of Azkaban – Goblet of Fire). Let me know your answers in the comments!