the harry potter book tag!

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Hello, friends!

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!

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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!

 

14 comentários sobre “the harry potter book tag!

  1. Ahh, a Harry Potter tag! I loved reading all your answers and I will definitely have to do this because how could I not.😍

    I’m a Hufflepuff, and my favorite character is Harry Potter himself. (But I love so many others, including Remus Lupin, Sirius, Hagrid, Ginny, Luna, Ron, Hermione…okay, I’ll stop now because I LOVE ALMOST EVERYONE.)

    My favorite book is probably The Deathly Hallows? But it honestly goes back and forth every time I reread the series because each book has its own merits. There isn’t a book that I dislike, though. My favorite movie is also Goblet of Fire! There’s so much going on and I think it was super well done!

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    • Yay! I hope you do answer it!
      Harry is an amazing character, truly. I feel like a lot of people don’t like him, because he does get a bit whiny towards the end of the series, but seeing more layers of him – especially the angsty ones – was an amazing experience for me. I have yet to read the last two books in the series, but Harry was definitely a favorite character of mine as well.
      Goblet of Fire is the best! I mean, there’s Viktor and Cedric and Harry with a long hair, so what’s there not to love about it? Hahah.
      Thank you so much for stopping by, Olivia! 😊

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  2. I think you are literally the only person I know who didn’t absolutely fall in love with RWRB, and I’m honestly fine with that because I think my expectations for it are becoming too high already and I need someone to help me lower my expectations lmao. I also recently bought a copy of Vicious and ahhh i can’t wait to read it!!! It sounds so up my alley, plus my mom read it and she loved it. also, I”m sorry that you wasted your last two brain cells on reading Truly devious in English. that must suck, but I think your last two brain cells are way more talented than mine would ever be

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    • I’m glad I was helpful?! Hahaha. I feel like it’s always a bit intimidating to share negative thoughts on a book that is so well loved, so thank you so much for being so nice!
      LOL, THANK YOU SO MUCH?! My last two brain cells were exhausted after that read, but also I feel like I’ve learned a lot? So maybe they’re stronger now too, hahah.
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Caitlin! 💞

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  3. I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews for Red White and Royal Blue, which surprised me at first, but then I grew to appreciate them because I feel it is very hard to be honest when reviewing such a hyped book. I still want to give it a go, but honestly not sure if I’ll love it.

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    • Exactly! I find it very intimidating sometimes to share thoughts on a book that is so hyped and loved, but I also feel like it’s important to be honest as a reviewer. I do hope you have a better time with it than I did!
      Thanks for stopping by, Em! 💛

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  4. Ahhh, I really need to read Vicious! As soon as possible! I also must read The Dream Thieves, because I have been trying to read it for almost 2 years now, but I always pick up other books instead! I am very bad at managing my TBR.

    My favorite characters are Harry (because he is my soul twin – we are so much alike!) and Remus Lupin, just because he’s always been my favorite and I feel so sad for him. Although I also love Cedric, too. I just wish we got to read more about him!

    But I do not have a favorite book, because I’m terrible at picking favorites. I just feel like it would be mean to all the other books! 😂 However, I have read Prisoner of Azkaban 5 times, so I think it may be one of my top favorites!

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    • Ahhh, The Dream Thieves is so good! I hope you do eventually get to it and enjoy it as much as I did!
      I do love Harry as well; I feel like he’s an amazing protagonist and watching him grow throughout the series feels truly like a privilege. I agree! I could read an entire series about Cedric, tbh, hahah.
      Prisoner of Azkaban is so great! I love reading more about the Marauders; it’s probably the reason why I adore it so much.
      Thanks for stopping by, Xandra! 😌

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