Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Harry Potter Survey Pt. 2

I know all of you must have been DYING for part two of my Harry Potter Survey so I decided to be nice and post it earlier than I meant to initially! If you missed Pt. 1 of the Harry Potter Survey, you can find it here. Thanks to everyone who commented, I loved chatting with you about books!

And again, if you're interested, you can visit the genius behind the survey, Jasmine at Flip That Page to get more information!

puts victim in unconscious state
(a book with a chapter you couldn't get over)
Books usually don't stick in my mind very well but I have a feeling I will never forget that last chapter of Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. It was so moving and emotional and intimate and seriously, one of the best things I've read EVER. 

causes befuddlement or forgetfulness
(a book that generally confused you)
My head was swirling when I read Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas. There were so many possibilities to 'whodunnit' and evil Abigail entertained ALL of them. I was guessing who was responsible until the very end and I was seriously so confused at one point that I just decided that everyone did it. Which was, of course, not the case but you'll have to read to find out!

inflicts unbearable pain
(a book that was a pain to read)
Criminal by Terra Elan McVoy. My feelings toward the main character Nikki were very conflicted. I didn't want to support her actions but I also could not ignore how much she had developed throughout the story. Ultimately, it was painful to see her go through the tough times and while it was wholly her fault, I couldn't help but root for her!

heals relatively minor injuries
(a feel good book you enjoyed)
On a lighter note, Episkey definitely goes to Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. It was such a cute and great read! I loved this book!

temporarily disarms an opponent
(a book with a swoon-worthy character)
Noah from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. Hey, I know he's a jerk but there's something about him that is so undeniably attractive. He's like, gross and aggravating but charming and nice at the same time. Do you get that?

impedes target’s progress
(a book that kept you up all night reading)
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I read this until two a.m. one night. I could NOT put this book down.

immediate silencing
(a book that left you speechless after reading it)
I was left speechless by Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt and for the worst reason. I just did not get this book at all and I was rather shocked by what I had just read. For SO many reasons.

allows you to delve into someone’s mind
(a book with well-developed characters)
This one is hard. Jasmine, why do you ask such hard questions? There are so many books with great characters but ultimately, I'm going to have to go with The Book Thief by Markus Zusak again for this one. It was TOO GREAT.

a spell that turns you upside down
(a book that changed your mind about a character from the prequel)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling. I'm still not a big fan of Snape and he was still a jerk to Harry but I definitely learned to appreciate him after reading this book. And when he died, I admit I cried like a baby. 

used to hide memories
(a book with a story you can't remember)
All the Pretty Little Liars books by Sara Shepard. There are too many mini stories for me to keep track!

Peskipiksi Pesternomi
useless spell
(a boring book that had no effect on you)
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. I was looking forward to this book but unfortunately, it came out dull for me.

breaks through solid objects
(a book that convinced you to reconsider a certain genre)
I'm not into Sci-Fi at all but All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill might make me reconsider. I enjoy seeing time travel play out in this book and while I agree that more research could have helped tighten the science aspect of it, there hasn't been another book that has made me so intrigued in sci-fi!

tickling spell
(a book that made you laugh)
I had a really fun time reading Is Everyone Hanging Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. Mindy's just such a relatable and likeable person - not to mention, completely hilarious.

offensive spell that violently wounds the target
(a book that may have scarred you for life)
Thanks to The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey, I will never be able to get out the image of someone licking a knife covered in blood. Ick.

makes you dance uncontrollably
(a series finale that made you feel giddy)
I'm going to have to go with Jasmine on this one: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling. Talk about epic! And that epilogue? Everything I could ever want.

Bombarda Maxima
causes an explosion that breaks through obstacles
(a book that made you explode with feels)
The last book I read that made me want to curl up into a ball from all the FEELS was Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I still get feels whenever that book is brought up. LOLA AND CRICKET. AHHH.

Finite Incantatem
nullifies other spells
(a book you thought you'd dislike, but ended up loving)
I ended up loving Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey. I was so opposed to reading this book but when I finished, I was like 'why didn't I read this book earlier?' because I really liked it!

Now it's your turn! Are you a Potterhead? Have you done this survey? And is there any spell you would cast on a book? Any spell that's been cast on you?

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