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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A book you wish to keep forever: Shadow And Bone (Leigh Bardugo). Leigh is a goddess. This book kicked ass.
An intimidating book you keep putting off: The City Of Bones (Cassandra Clare). 6 books, and a reputation to uphold. Scares me pantsless.
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.
A book you wish to burn out of your mind completely: Carrier Of The Mark (Leigh Fallon). I don’t even wanna remember.
A book you wish to reread: Before Ever After (Samantha Sotto). I miss max Gallus! Filipinas represent 😉
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.
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?
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.
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).
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).
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.
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).
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
A book that made you laugh: The Lost Hero (Rick Riordan). I love me some Leo.
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’).
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.
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.
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.
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.