cast a harry potter spell : questionnaire

05 December 2013

{bookish survey from Flip That Page).
Fixes damaged objects
A book that needs some serious fixing: MONUMENT 14 by Emmy Laybourne. I know someone who will disagree with me on this *cough* Broccoli *cough*, but to be honest, i really didn't like it. Too many stereotypical characters for me to deal with. *reparo, go on fix!*
Creates a narrow beam of light
A book that deserves more attention: UNDER THE MESQUITE BY Guadalupe Garcia McCall. I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice insight into a Mexican family, and it was written in verse. Need I say more?
Counters the effects of Lumos
An overhyped book: Ehem, Ehem, THE FIFTH WAVE by Rick Yancy. Sorry, but not for me...I mean - the cover's pretty but I just couldn't get into it..and...yeah..*Le Sigh*
Summons an object from a significant distance
A book you’re anticipating: PERFECT RUIN by Lauren DeStefano. I absolutely cannot wait to read this book. I loved Wither a lot and this book..well..GIMME. *grabby hands*
Opens unlocked doors, unless bewitched
A book you want to be more open about: THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak. When i first read this book I absolutely hated it. And it was so long ago I can't even remember what it was about until I saw the film trailer. It made me want to try it again, so, I'm going to.
Expecto Patronum
Conjures an incarnation of positive feelings
A book that made you cry, or at least want to: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green. And if you ask why? 
a) do you have a heart?!
Conjures the Dark Mark
A book you wish to mark as one of your favorites: THE GOOSE GIRL by Shannon Hale. The. Writing. Is. Stunning. I wish i'd written it. Please read it?
Petrificus Totalus
Petrifies victim
A book you wish to keep forever: BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys. Read it. You'll see. Oh, and make sure you have a box of tissues beside you...
Used against a boggart
A book with a deceiving synopsis: NOWHERE by Jon Robinson. When reading the blurb. I thought i'd love it. Two words: I didn't. >.<
Lacarnum Inflamarae
Shoots fireballs
A book you wish to burn out of your mind completely: FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY by E.L James. I know this isn't YA but please. Just NO. *waves wand* *draws forgetful rune on arm*{I HATH NEVER READ IT THOUGH *shoots glare at Amber*}
Wingardium Leviosa
Levitates objects
A book you wish to reread: WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Brontë. I know i've read this once before when i was younger but i can't really remember the whole story and now I'm older i'll probably appreciate it more. know, because I had to: 
Avada Kedavra
Causes instant death
Worst book EVER: Errmmm..I don't really know? Or shall we just have done with all my lame attempts at stories and forget all about it? ^_^
Puts victim in unconscious state
A book with a chapter you couldn’t seem to get over: 1984 by George Orwell. That last line is a KILLER.
Causes befuddlement or forgetfulness
A book that generally confused you: RESIST by Sarah Crossan. I really enjoyed Breathe but Resist? ASDFGHJKL. I just - it was a disappointment. :(
Inflicts unbearable pain
A book that was a pain to read: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen. In the end I enjoyed it but because I only tend to have reading time in the evenings, it took me ages {around a week - i'm a speed reader.) to read: as at 10pm at night, I could really do with a quick easy story where my brain doesn't have to work: and not a amazingly well-written book with words you have to ponder over the meaning of. -_-
Heals relatively minor injuries
A feel good book that you enjoyed: FLYAWAY by Lucy Christopher. I think this counts as a feel-good book? I don't really read many so I don't know what books fall into this category bit i did love this book. It was sweet and yeah..feel-good. ;D
Impedes target’s progress
A book that kept you up all night reading:  THE ELITES by Natasha Ngan. I needed to finish this book. I started reading at 9:30 and finished...late. I WAS TIRED THE NEXT DAY. But it was worth it. ;)
Immediate silencing
A book that left you speechless after you read it: THE CLOCKWORK PRINCESS by Cassandra Clare. That ending though. asdfghjkl.
Allows you to delve into someone’s mind
A book with well-developed characters: JONATHON LIVINGSTON SEAGULL by Richard Bach. This book is about a seagull. Learning how to fly. Boring you say? Well, i thought so too - until I read it.
A spell that turns you upside down
A book that changed your mind about a character from its prequel: Dorian from CROWN OF MIDNIGHT by Sarah J Maas. When I read Throne of Glass I liked him; but I was always Team Chaol. But in the second book he gained my respect a lot more than I had had from him before.
Used to hide memories
A book with a story you can’t remember: DEBUTANTES by Cora Harrison. I can't even remember whether I liked the book or not!...
Peskipiksi Pesternomi
Useless spell
A boring book that had absolutely no effect on you: *hides head* please don't kill me people but HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHERS STONE by J.K Rowling. I'm sorry but the first book was boring. Ok?
Breaks through solid objects
A book that convinced you to reconsider a certain genre: DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor. I don't really enjoy fantasy books with devils and such-like in them. But now - I'm more inclined to take a second look when one comes my way.
Tickling spell
A book that made you laugh: RUBY REDFORT: {INSERT ANY OF THE THREE BOOKS IN THE SERIES HERE} by Lauren Child. Ruby Redfort is one legendary kid ok. Just. Yes. I love her.
Offensive spell that violently wounds the target
A book that may have scarred you for life: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green. I'm sorry. but *blubbers* G UU UU uuu S ss sS s   ss...
Makes you dance uncontrollably
A series finale that made you feel giddy: I've actually hardly read any series ending books so i'm going to go with a second book that made me feel giddy. GEEK GIRL: MODEL MISFIT by Holly Smale. I'm sorry. BUT I NEED ANOTHER BOOK.
Bombarda Maxima
Causes an explosion that breaks through obstacles
A book that made you explode with the feels: CITY OF BONES {Series} by Cassandra Clare. So. Much. Going. On.
Finite Incantatem
Nullifies other spells
A book you thought you’d dislike, but ended up loving: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen... a book about social propriety and manners and OMG IT WAS SO GOOD.


  1. This was so fun to read this morning! I was cracking up laughing over the different spells and the books you chose for them. And, no, I'm not judging you with Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone! That was the most dull of the books to me. I thought I was crazy! I mean, you needed it to get on to the rest of them, but it was boring compared to the other ones.

  2. This looks like an awesome bookish survey. I would love to join in with this! Great post, Hawwa! :-D

  3. This is an awesome tag :D I definitely agree with you on the Reparo one... Monument 14 was just.... Argh. I struggled to get through it which really disappointed me :( must do this tag soon, as my inner HP nerd is begging me to! :D

  4. *cough* yes why don't you like it! *coughcoughcough*

    Ew no, The Fifth Wave is bad. And apparently I'm a silly human for thinking that. ;P

    I need to read Pride and Prejudice! I'm gonna try and read a classic every month next year!

    Thanks for tagging me Hawwa! I don't know if I'll be able to do it because I haven't as many books, so it mightn't be as interesting. :/

    Great post! ^_^

  5. It's not just Jack that disagrees with you on 'Monument 14' - it was one of my guilty-pleasures of the year! I enjoyed it SO much! I do agree that 'The 5th Wave' is over-hyped, it was good, and I won't deny that BUT the amount of spelling mistakes bugged me, along with it having been done before. Also, I SO WANT TO READ 1984! Did you enjoy it? It's on my must-read-soon list! I love most of the books on your list: Crown of Midnight, The Elites and The Fault in Our Stars are three of the best books I've read this year! CITY OF BONES. SIMON.



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