Bookish Survey: Cast a Harry Potter Spell!

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Many of you know I’m a quiz-loving person, so for this week, I came up with something different: Cast a Harry Potter spell on a book, (and vice versa)!

So how does it work? Basically, it’s a survey of sorts, where I give you a certain spell from the Harry Potter series, and you answer with the title of a book you’d like to cast the spell on.

The first one, Reparo, for example, is all about… well, repair. So you answer me with a book you’d like ‘repaired’ in a way—a book that you thought could have had more potential if it was just tweaked up a bit here and there. Pretty simple right? But of course, I hope you have fun too! I’ll be giving you descriptions of the books so that you don’t get lost, because I know that not many of us actually pay attention to what these spells stand for. This time, instead of just commenting your results below, I’d love to see you create your own post! Feel free to grab the banner if you do so wish. Of course, not only the Potterheads get to do this–every book lover is welcome to! Even if you don’t want to create your own post, do share some of your picks with me. And in the case that you do, I’d love to see a comment-link to your post on it 😀

Before anything else though, you may be wondering where this came from and why I decided to do this. That’s a long story, but I’ll try to explain it coherently. Well, basically…

I got bored. And so it begins.

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Reparo

fixes damaged objects

A book that needs some serious fixing: Tumble & Fall (Alexandra Coutts). The cover was beautiful, and the synopsis was interesting– the characters, however were about as diverse as an uncarved block and pacing was a little off. I couldn’t even get myself to finish it.

Lumos

creates a narrow beam of light

A book that deserves more attention: Ignite (Erica Crouch). I found this on Netgalley, and completely DEVOURED it. I can’t believe people aren’t already all over this one.

Nox

counters the effects of Lumos

An overhyped book: Twilight (Stephenie Meyer). Yep, you knew it. I seriously don’t think it could have done as good without Taylor’s abs and Robert’s whiteness.

Accio

summons an object from a significant distance

A book you’re anticipating: Dreams Of Gods And Monsters (Laini Taylor). I haven’t even read the second book. That’s how obsessed I was with the first one. The world needs more of Akiva.

Alohomora

opens unlocked doors, unless bewitched

A book you want to be more open about: The Cuckoo’s Calling (Robert Galbraith). That’s J.K. Rowling, pseudo-style! I’m not into anything adult, but this one sounds genuinely captivating.

Expecto Patronum

conjures an incarnation of positive feelings

A book that made you cry, or at least want to: Second Chance Summer (Morgan Matson). Achievement unlocked: Cry Me A River.

Morsmordre

conjures the Dark Mark

A book you wish to mark as one of your favorites: The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer (Michelle Hodkins). I never did think I would like this one as much as I did. Definitely deserves a spot on my prized shelf.

Petrificus Totalus

petrifies victim

A book you wish to keep forever: Shadow And Bone (Leigh Bardugo). Leigh is a goddess. This book kicked ass.

Protego

shield charm

An intimidating book you keep putting off: The City Of Bones (Cassandra Clare). 6 books, and a reputation to uphold. Scares me pantsless.

Riddikulus

used against a boggart

A book with a deceiving synopsis: The Raven Boys (Maggie Stiefvater). Blue’s ship wasn’t exactly sailing for the right guy. Apart from that, this book was a million times better than expected.

Lacarnum Inflamarae

shoots fireballs

A book you wish to burn out of your mind completely: Carrier Of The Mark (Leigh Fallon). I don’t even wanna remember.

Wingardium Leviosa

levitates objects

A book you wish to reread: Before Ever After (Samantha Sotto). I miss max Gallus! Filipinas represent 😉

Avada Kedavra

causes instant death

Worst book EVER: Modelland (Tyra Banks). Exhibit one: the main character’s name is Tookie Dela Creme. REALLY?! Exhibit two: perpetual smize and endless booty tooch. Exhibit three: stupid plot. I could go on for days, but I have to make time for ANTM, so. Word of advice, Tyra? Stick to modelling. You just don’t belong in this industry.

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Stupefy

puts victim in unconscious state

A book with a chapter you couldn’t seem to get over: Unravel Me (Tahereh Mafi). Chapter 62. Need I say more?

Confundo

causes befuddlement or forgetfulness

A book that generally confused you: When The World Was Flat, And We Were In Love (Ingrid Jonach). Science Fiction is usually a no-go, but I made an exception. Unfortunately, this book melted my brain into zombie shake.

Crucio

inflicts unbearable pain

A book that was a pain to read: A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin). 800 + pages of literal pain (politics, bloodshed, and sex).

Episkey

heals relatively minor injuries

A feel good book that you enjoyed: Anna And The French Kiss (Stephanie Perkins). ETIENNE, anyone?! I wasn’t expecting to like this one, but I did. The setting was perfect, the characters were realistic, and the romance was incomparable (while the main characters were on good terms, at least).

Expelliarmus

temporarily disarms an opponent

A book with a swoon-worthy character: Where She Went (Gayle Forman). Adam Wilde: writes songs and plays the guitar. I want him, how much is he.

Impedimenta

impedes target’s progress

A book that kept you up all night reading: Last Sacrifice (Richelle Mead). Vampire Academy = worth it. I was so happy I could cry ( probably cried).

Silencio

immediate silencing

A book that left you speechless after you read it: The Fault In Our Stars (John Green). Your makeup is at risk. Prepare to drown in your own tears (and in love for Augustus Waters. How so very appropos).

Legilimens

allows you to delve into someone’s mind

A book with well-developed characters: The House Of Hades (Rick Riordan). Percabeth’s whereabouts isn’t the only surprise here. Watch out for the di Angelo.

Levicorpus

a spell that turns you upside down

A book that changed your mind about a character from its prequel: Destroy Me (Tahereh Mafi). Warner. He has a freaking heart, you guys!

Obliviate

used to hide memories

A book with a story you can’t remember: Insurgent (Veronica Roth). And with Allegiant yet slated for release– I have to work on this, pronto.

Peskipiksi Pesternomi

useless spell

A boring book that had absolutely no effect on you: The Future Of Us (Jay Asher / Carolyn Mackler). Spell B-O-R-I-N-G. I mean, I am obssessed with Facebook, but this seriously left me ready for bed.

Reducto

breaks through solid objects

A book that convinced you to reconsider a certain genre: No One’s Angel (Kelly Walker). I’m not into New Adult, but this book could have potentially converted me.

Rictusempra

tickling spell

A book that made you laugh: The Lost Hero (Rick Riordan). I love me some Leo.

Sectusempra

offensive spell that violently wounds the target

A book that may have scarred you for life: Fifty Shades Of Fucked Up Grey (E.L. James). I just don’t dig anything that involves ridiculous amounts of sex (+ whips, neckties, and an absurd repetition of the words ‘inner goddess’ and ‘oh my’).

Tarantallegra

makes you dance uncontrollably

A series finale that made you feel giddy: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (J.K.Rowling). YES! YESYESYES. That is all.

Bombarda Maxima

causes an explosion that breaks through obstacles

A book that made you explode with the feels: The Dream Thieves (Maggie Stiefvater). You cannot even begin to imagine. Ronan just keeps making my day.

Finite Incantatem

nullifies other spells

A book you thought you’d dislike, but ended up loving: The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey). Zombies? Err, I dunno. The Apocalypse? Maybe next time. But The 5th Wave? oh hot damn you are in for a ride.

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And that’s it for this feature. Now it’s your turn! comment some of your links and your answers to make my day, and join in the fun, because you know you want to 😉

And now a Tom Felton collage for motivation.

tomSee you next time! Hope you have fun 🙂

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70 thoughts on “Bookish Survey: Cast a Harry Potter Spell!

  1. OMG THIS IS TOO GREAT. WHY ARE YOU SO GREAT? I WILL DEF. DO THIS.

    And lolll for Tyra Banks. While I really do love her and her craziness, you’re right. She should just stick to modelling.

    • YEEEEES!! I will make sure to check that out 🙂 Yeah, I was excited at first, and was all like, ‘OMFG MY STYLE ICON IS MAKING A BOOK AND AWWWYEAAAAHH’. Then I read it. Life = ruined, for me in that moment. She should stick to what she’s good at XD

  2. Oh my god this is absolutely PERFECT. I’ll definitely be doing this one, though it might take me a while to get around to it 😉

    You seriously went all out – and I love the Fifty Shades of F-ed up. *applause*

    • Yeah this was one of the longest posts to finish, in all of my stay on this sphere of being. It was LOADS of fun to do though! 🙂 Yes, HAHA. I thought it’d be fun to add to the list of ideas other bloggers could add to their blogs 😀

  3. OH MY GOSH! I love Harry Potter spells… I will definitely make a post on Friday!!

    Also, um, I TOTALLY agree with you on Last Sacrifice. Just… yeah!

    And I have The Raven Boys and Dream thieve on my shelf, and here is the bad part, unread! I need to start reading.

    And Nox definitely is Twilight. I laughed over you comment about abs and paleness. So true.

    I need to stop writing now or this will turn into an article. Thank you for creating the Harry Potter Spells Bookish Survey!!! This is so creative 😀 😀 😀

  4. What a fun survey, love it! I totally agree with you on Twilight and Insurgent. While I’ve seen all the Harry Potter movies, I just finished reading the Sorcerer’s Stone for the first time and of course loved it. Really wish I had read the books before seeing the movies. The Fault in Our Stars is waiting for me to read.

    • Thank you! Ohh, I read the first 5 HP books before their movies, but I couldn’t keep up in time for the last two– so for a time, I was DNFing that series OH NO D: but I have read them, and it is awesome!! TFiOS is now officially a must read for you :>

  5. DUDE THIS IS SO AWESOME. I’m totally going to do it at some point. Maybe next week. WE SHALL SEE.

    Why thank you for the Tom Felton collage haha 😛

  6. Oh lol! That was great! It’s fun to see the Harry Potter thing-a-magigs going on!! xD
    I might find some time to do it, for now I’ve copy and pasted it onto a document to have a look through first!
    Fantastic post, Jasmine!! Thanks for coming up with all these fun stuff-s! 😀

  7. Way to lure us in with Tom Felton pics. I’m proud of your methods..

    Anyway, if I could use Reparo, it would be for The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. Lumos for Finnikin of The Rock, and Expecto Patronum should be used all over the Book Thief. That onion of a book!

    • HAHAHA well maybe it’s been working! I’m not sure though, I have yet to check if people are actually doing this XD HAHA yeahhh The Book Thief is definitely an onion book! I think the 5th Wave was nice enough as it was though, but Finnikin of the Rock? MOST DEFINITELY.

  8. SHADOW AND BONE ❤ The concept was amazing and I am totally looking forward to reading the second book! I haven't read the Shatter Me series because some of the passages I read in reviews are a bit…weird and awkward but I am planning to start it once the third book is already released 😀

    AND NOOO MY COPY OF HOUSE OF HADES HASN'T ARRIVED YET 😥 Our fangirling session will have to be postponed :/ It will arrive some time next week, I guess…

    I'm typing my post right now, will tweet you my link when it's published 😉 You're so creative, Jasmine!!

    • I need to read the second book to Shadow and Bone too D: Oh PLEASE give Shatter Me a shot!! 😀 And when you’re done with HoH, I expect you to fangirl with me, ayt? XD And YES!! Thank you Kezia ❤

  9. You are too creative for your own good! I love this, plus it’s Harry Potter, so double the love <333

    I'm so excited, I'm gonna do this right here right now. : D I was actually going to comment on the day you posted this, but I had to stop halfway through writing my comment (I saved it, though!), and now I remembered. haha

    REPARO: Jeaniene Frost's Night Prince books. I thought I made my peace, but there are so many things I wish could be different… I don't even want to start *sigh*

    LUMOS: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch ❤ ❤ ❤ This book deserves all the attention in the world.

    NOX: 50 Shaes of Grey. So much love for what? It's not even BDSM. Just a dysfunctional not-a-romance between two idiots.

    ACCIO: Cress by Marissa Meyer. And every book by Victora Schwab ❤ And the next IAD books by Kresley Cole.

    ALOHOMORA: Bared to You, Reflected in You, and Entwined with You. I hated them and I liked them and I want to admit it because it's killing me………. : D

    EXPECTO PATRONUM: A Monster Calls and Such a Pretty Girl. Just… God.

    MORSMORDE: I have no idea. A lot, I guess ;D

    PETRIFICUS TOTALUS: Ummmmm…. Vicious by V.E. Schwab ❤ I miss the characters so much.

    PROTEGO: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. I'm supposed to be reading it now, but I keep putting it off… I don't know why.

    RIDDIKULUS: The Selection. Promoting it like "The Bachelor + The Hunger Games" is a joke. The Bachelor – yes, The Hunger Games? Not so much. And Another Little Piece, even though I liked it a lot (and I'm planning to re-read it at some point). It was nothing like Pretty Little Liars.

    LACARNUM INFLAMARAE: Pfffffff, okay.
    1. September Girls
    2. Carried of the Mark and Shadow of the Mark (yes, I actually did read the 2nd book; one of the worst decisions I've ever made)
    3. Pretty Little Dead Girls
    4. The Disappearance of Lizzy Ross (the most recent mind-fuck *sigh*)

    WINGARDIUM LEVIOSA: Vicious and The Dream Thieves. I miss Victor and Ronan ❤

    AVADA KEDAVRA: Fallen by Lauren Kate. If I could murder this book, I would have done it a long time ago.

    • HAHAHA well I love surveys XD Thanks though :”> I have yet to read If You Find Me! D: But I will, just you wait XD 50 Shades is just a tad weird, and not much else… but I have been meaning to read Victoria Schwab books! And OMG I super agree with your picks for Lacarnum Inflamarae!! Damn those were pretty bad 😦 And I love how you found a way to put Dream Thieves in there :> Anyway, thanks for the answers Eve!

  10. I know this was from a week ago, but I’m kind of far behind on my blog reading so I just saw it a couple of days ago and had to fill out my own on my blog! Feel free to check it out here if you have the time! And I hope you do similar surveys in the future – this was tons of fun to do! 😀

    • YAY thank you!! ❤ Oh no, this quiz can be filled out even years into the future so THANK YOU for participating 🙂 I shall check it out! And I will, once I get my creative juices flowing. You're very welcome as well 😉

  11. Holy cow Harry Potter + Books = LITERAL MAGIC! (Although, I guess that’s the point, isn’t it?)

    Thanks for featuring IGNITE! I’m sososo glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  12. Jasmine, this was SUCH a fun post! I absolutely love this idea of connecting the spells with books! I did the first part on my blog, http://www.priceiswong.com/2013/12/bookish-survey-cast-harry-potter-spell.html

    Since then I’ve had soooo many of my subscribers on YouTube read the post and ask for me to convert it into a book tag on YouTube. There are SO many tags already, but very few with Harry Potter and many thought this would be fun!

    this is my channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW5F4wmmVjG5-MTzGziSqiQ

    So basically I was kind of asking for your permission for me to convert this into a video… Basically I would start out by saying that you were the creator and I would put a link to this blog post in the video description so everyone can see it. Then afterwards I would tag a bunch of people to do it so it will spread around.

    What do you think?
    I should be able to see if you reply back to this comment.. if not you could always email me back at priceiswong@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Jessica

  13. Dude, this idea is EPIC! Had so much fun creating my answers. I decided to do it in two parts because a) that extends the fun and b) it was super long otherwise! Thanks so much for coming up with this. Most quizzy fun I’ve had in ages.
    M @ Backlist Books

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