Saturday, December 19, 2015

Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

Elizabeth from Book YAbber and I are participating in the Harry Potter Spells Book Tag! What better time than to do a Harry Potter book tag during Pottermas! Emma from Emma's Bookery tagged me to do this magical book tag. Because I cannot choose Harry Potter for ALL of the spells, check out what I chose for the book tag.

An upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now

When We Collided by Emery Lord is my most anticipated book in 2016 that I am looking forward to. I fell in love with Lord's The Start of Me and You and cannot wait to devour her next book.

Favorite series starter

The Young Elites by Marie Lu is definitely a kick ass dystopian fantasy. It's a good book to begin the series and the series gets darker with the second book, The Rose Society.

A book that gave you all the warm fuzzies

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han completes my heart. I totally see a lot of myself in Lara Jean. She loves Harry Potter, loves to craft and loves to bake! Definitely check out the sequel, P.S. I Still Love You.

A book that made you ugly cry

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green had me bawling at the end. I had tears streaming down my face at like 2 o'clock in the morning. It's such a powerful yet sad contemporary that everyone should read. Just make sure to have some tissues near by.

Bookish hero or heroine you want around to protect you in real life

Sydney Sage who is a minor character in the Vampire Academy series but ends up as a major character in spin-off series called the Bloodlines series. Although Sydney is not as physically fit as Rose and is not up to par in terms of combat, she is highly intelligent, is a quick learner and is a fierce and strong woman. Because she hone magic, she can be deadly with her wit and vast knowledge about Alchemists' secrets.

A book you intentionally spoiled for yourself

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling is a book I wanted to know the ending. Boy, was it something I didn't expect right away. Definitely a HUGE spoiler!

A book you wish you could make everyone read because you loved it so much

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is one of my favorite books of all time. I first read it in high school over ten years ago and I am always recommending others to read this wonderful coming-of-age contemporary. I am definitely due for a re-read.

A book or series you wish never ended

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling because I don't want Harry Potter to end. However, because we have Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them prequel films coming out and the Cursed Child play being released next year, I know the wizarding world will never die. But I would love to read Cursed Child as a book because of course it's pretty much the 8th book to the series.

 A book with an uplifting ending or message

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord is one of my favorite books of the year. Just because you lose someone, it doesn't mean your life is over. Even in darkness, there is always a light. For Paige she find that light through a person who changes her life forever.

A book you wish you could forget you ever read

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer is a book I read in high school for mandatory summer reading. Can I forget that I even read this? I was completely bored reading this book.

An author whose books always get you out of a slump

Rainbow Rowell's books always bring me out of a slump. By re-reading books by one of your favorite authors, there is pretty much a 100% guarantee that you will be out of the clump in no time. Rainbow Rowell is the queen of contemporary. My favorite book by her is Fangirl.

A swoon-worthy hero or heroine

Cricket Bell from Lola and the Boy Next Door because I fell for him hard. Cricket Bell is pretty much everything you can ask for in a guy. He is generous, sweet and understanding. He is the type of guy that will go out of the way to make sure you are okay.

A book that caused you to stop doing all other things until you finished it

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell seriously is one of my favorite all time books. It's like Rowell gets me. My love for Harry Potter and fan fiction with my sister is translated into Fangirl. Also, I can see a lot of myself in Cath. I am happy there is a book about a college aged student who doesn't fall under the stereotype of a girl partying all the time and hooking up with guys. Cath is down to earth and doesn't care if she doesn't fit in with the mainstream.

A book that was painful to read (for whatever reason) or broke you

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a book that I read in high school and is a difficult book to read in terms of the topic. Rape isn't a topic most people talk about but Anderson's books are raw and never sugarcoated. These things do happen and it's important people to be aware of what is happening in the world. Anderson is one of my favorite authors because she does an excellent job writing about difficult topics and sheds awareness on them.

A book that had you laughing out loud

The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs is a wonderful book about the girl who likes to geek out about fandoms, attend conventions and loves watching anime and reads manga. The guide is humorous yet offered a bunch of helpful tips to engage in what you love but still to maintain a normal life.

A book that made you want to send it flying

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is a mashup of three different books. I wish the book is more unique instead of borrowing a bunch of plot lines and details from books like Hunger Games, The Selection and Red Rising. I won't be sad it if went flying out the window.

Bookish world you wish you could visit

Harry Potter's wizarding world! Do you even have to ask? I would love to visit Hogwarts and take classes there. And wandering around Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade would be AMAZING!

A book with a shocking twist or ending

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini has a crazy ending that I did not see coming. Also, a character that I was growing fond of dies! Heartbreaking! Remember to pick up Trial by Fire first if you have not started the series yet.

A character death that destroyed you

Sirius Black, Dobby, Hedwig, Remus Lupin, Tonks and Fred Weasley...I couldn't choose one. But Harry Potter characters dying destroys me. It's devastating!

Best series conclusion

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare is EPIC! Everything from The Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices Trilogy are tied up nicely. Although the novel was quite lengthy, I enjoyed every single moment!

I am tagging anyone who reads this post and is interested in participating in this fun Harry Potter Spells Book Tag. What is your favorite Harry Potter spell?

Check the blog back on Tuesday, December 22nd for a Top Ten Tuesday for what I hope Santa will bring under my Tree Pottermas style! If you are new to Pottermas 2015, make sure to check out this post. Also, you can follow Pottermas 2015 on social media with the hashtag #Pottermas15.


  1. You spoiled the ending of Half Blood Prince for yourself? OH NO! I can't remember ever spoiling something for myself. I guess I can understand wanting to know what was going to happen.

    1. Yeah...I did. And I spoiled it for my sister. Let's say she was very upset at me for a long time. Lol.

  2. I love this tag! :D I cannot get enough Harry Potter (ever)!
    I also like that you have three Harry Potter books on the list. Haha. On most of these I could not agree with you more. :)

    Cucie @ Cucie Reads

    1. I had to include Harry Potter books on the list. I couldn't help it. Lol. Thanks for stopping by.