I was not tagged for this, but I saw it on The Reading Animaly’s page and I was looking for a tag to do. So it seemed like a sign to do it. I included Harry Potter gifs rather than book covers because it is more entertaining for me. But, searching for all the HP gifs made me want to reread all the books or at least watch the movies for the millionth time.
Also, shoutout to my dad who took the above photo many fourth of July’s ago and let me use the photo. My siblings are the ones in the photo.
Accio: an upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now
Since I just finished Queen of Air & Darkness by Cassandra Clare, I really want the novella bind up, Ghosts of the Shadow Market, and Chain of Gold, the first book in Cassie’s new Last Hours series.
Alohomora: favorite series starter
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir was a solid series starter. I know some people think it’s a bit slow, but I was instantly hooked. I would also say To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, which is my favorite in the trilogy.
Cheering Charm: a book that gave you all the warm fuzzies
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera. I was smiling so much while I read this. Also, Becky & Adam’s friendship gives me the warm fuzzies.
Aguamenti: a book that made you ugly cry
I don’t cry while reading books very often, even if they are sad (I just feel empty inside lol). But, I cried six times while reading Queen of Air & Darkness.
Expecto Patronum: bookish hero or heroine you want around to protect you in real life
Can I keep this Shadowhunter themed? I would be happy if some of them protected me. They are all so badass and pretty. Although, it would be really boring for them since all I do is work and read.
Lumos: a book you intentionally spoiled for yourself
I haven’t done this in years and I don’t remember any of the books I actually did it for. Tbh I do this for TV shows I don’t care about more than books. Books I don’t intentionally spoil for myself.
Imperio: a book you wish you could make everyone read because you loved it so much
There are so many tbh. I hate forcing books on people though because then if they don’t like them I feel responsible. But for people who like romance novel, y’all should read From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata. It’s an epic hate to love romance that I read twice in three months. I made two of my IRL friends and they both loved it.
Engorgio: a book or series you wish never ended
I am a big believer that series need to end at some point. I would much prefer an epic conclusion rather than a series limping along until it dies a sad death.
Wingardium Leviosa: a book with an uplifting ending or message
I love me some happy endings. I just finished my reread of Geekerella by Ashley Poston and that book just makes me so happy. Everything is wrapped up in the end. Also, read the acknowledgments if you read this book, they made me cry once.
Obliviate: a book you wish you could forget you ever read
Pride & Prejudice & Mistetole by Melissa de la Cruz. But, if I forgot I read this I would probably pick it up again because I love P&P retellings. I can not take the suffering I endured during this book again. This is the worst P&P retelling I’ve ever read.
Anapneo: an author whose books always get you out of a slump
I wish I had a go to author for reading slumps. I typically read romance or contemporary when I am in a slump. Or I reread a favorite. Some books that have helped me with slumps are The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, One and Only by Jenny Holiday, Always, Never, Yours by Emily Wibberly & Austin Siegemund-Broka. My go to genre for book slumps is always YA contemporary or romance.
Jelly-legs Jinx: a swoon-worthy hero or heroine
Elias from the An Ember in the Ashes series. I love him.
Sabaa better be nice to him in book four
Arrest Momentim: a book that caused you to stop doing all other things until you finished it
I am going to throw this back to my high school days, but Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I distictinly remember reading this instead of doing my homework. (This was in 2012 and before Allegiant came out so don’t @ me). Also, Lady Midnight came out during my finals week and I remember reading a chapter and then studying for a half hour and then reading a chapter. I repeated this the entire weekend and actually finished the book during finals week. From what I remember I did okay on those finals…
Crucio: a book that was painful to read
(Almost) Everything I had to read for school. But, The Scarlet Letter was especially painful.
Rictumsempra: a book that had you laughing out loud
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. All of the characters are so dramatic and I LOVED their dialogue. I even read a particularly entertaining exchange out loud to my sister.
Expelliarmus: a book that made you want to send it flying
Is this supposed to be a book you don’t like?
Portus: a book world you wish you could visit
Hogwarts is always my go to answer for this one, but not when the Chamber of Secrets is open because the basilisk IS TERRIFYING and I don’t want to see Aragog. But, Hogwarts at Christmas would be so magical.
Stupefy: a book with a shocking twist or ending
I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone so, no answer for this one.
Avada kadavra: a character death that destroyed you
I am not going to spoil anything so, no answer for this one either. But, there were some rough ones, I’m not going to lie.
Finite Incantatem: best series conclusion
A Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. This was a heartbreaking, but amazing series finale. Although she kind of kept the world going in her new series, but for this trilogy it was a great conclusion. LOL half of this post is half Shadowhunters, but that is just where I am right now.
Queen of Air & Darkness
An Ember in the Ashes
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
What If It’s Us (I also have a review for this: Check it Out )
Far From the Tree
From Lukov with Love (I have a review for this: Check it out HERE)
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe
The Hating Game
One & Only
Always Never Yours
The Scarlet Letter
The Gilded Wolves