Harry Potter Book Tag!


Hey, y'all! I know tags aren't everybody's favorite, but they're fun + easy for me to put together while on vacation/somewhat-hiatus. I hope you enjoy this one!

(Btw, I get the distinct feeling that I've done this tag before? But I can't find it anywhere on the blog, and it looks really fun. So here we go: The HP Spells Tag, a (Possible) Sequel.)

PORTUS: A BOOKISH WORLD YOU WISH YOU COULD VISIT


Is there any other answer?

(And yes, Martha, Middle-earth is better than Hogwarts.)

PRIOR INCANTO: THE LAST BOOK YOU READ


As of the time of me typing this, it's (hold onto your hats) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Chronicles III - Art and Design. This fabulous book chronicles the art and design processes behind the sets and costumes in the second hobbit movie! It's pretty expensive at full price, I think, but if you can ask for it as a gift or get it on sale, it's definitely worth the slight splurge!



Here are a couple sample pages I found online. LOOK AT THE AWESOMENESS, FOLKS.

ALOHAMORA: FAVORITE SERIES STARTER


*SCREAMING*

If you're a political junkie like me (though you're probably not), I completely recommend this political thriller. Imagine The West Wing in novel format.

I KNOW, RIGHT?

AGUAMENTI: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY


If you didn't cry during this book, a) you're a liar, because everyone cries during this book.

SONORUS: A BOOK YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT


Everyone who has ever heard me get asked this question, ever: *groans*

Me: *sidles up to you* MAY I INTRODUCE YOU TO THE FABULOUSNESS THAT IS THE BLACKTHORN KEY?

Tudor England. An apothecary's apprentice and his amazing squad. Middle-grade. Magic. Mystery. Murder. Explosions. Friendships that make your heart melt. Suspense that makes you scream.

If you like Rick Riordan or Eoin Colfer, you'll 100% love The Blackthorn Key, pinky promise.

ACCIO: AN UPCOMING RELEASE YOU WANT IN YOUR HANDS RIGHT NOW


Guess which series this book is a part of.


I'M ACTUALLY SOBBING WAITING FOR THIS ONE, GUYS.

IMPERIO: A BOOK YOU HAD TO READ FOR SCHOOL


Goodness me! I've had to read a ton of books for school, so that's a lot to pick from. So here are two, my favorite and least favorite.

Least favorite: The Sacred Acre by Mark Tabb. Required read for incoming sophomores. It's a horribly-written book about sports, and God, and people who love God, and prayer, and God, and God. 

(I go to Christian school, in case you can't tell.)

Favorite: Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Required read for advanced Freshman English. I can't speak highly enough about this incredibly hilarious and heartwarming play; it instantly became one of my all-time favorite works of literature. If you ever get the chance to see or read it, go for it!

CRUCIO: A BOOK THAT WAS PAINFUL TO READ


I mean. I DNFd this. (Here's why.) So yeah, I'd say it was pretty painful.

A FEW PAINFULLY WORTHY RUNNERS-UP:


STUPEFY: A BOOK WITH A SHOCKING TWIST OR SPOILER


JESUS CHRIST, JORDAN.

View spoiler by highlighting the following text: YOU MEAN YOU SPEND TWO BOOKS TELLING ME WHO THE DARK LORD IS ONLY TO HAVE EVERYONE BE LIKE "oops. that person we all thought the Dark Lord was was really just a minor henchman." WHAT.

FINITE INCANTATUM: BEST SERIES CONCLUSION


Read in one sitting. Blood and guts and glory and gay. Love and hate and pain and gritty, cold reality. Also a lame cover, but we ignore that part.

AVADA KEVADRA: A BOOK THAT COULD KILL


Well, a book that killed me was this one: the best book I read in 2016. Merrick is hauntingly sorrowful, eerily poignant, beautifully written, and has absolutely incredible characters. I honestly can't articulate enough praise for this novel.

ANAPEO: AN AUTHOR WHOSE BOOKS ALWAYS GET YOU OUT OF A SLUMP


Francesca Zappia, 100%! Eliza and Her Monsters and Made You Up (especially EaHM) both got me out of slumps, and I'm saving her Wattpad serial The Children of Hypnos for my next slump.

ARRESTO MOMENTUM: A BOOK YOU DROPPED EVERYTHING TO READ



I'm sensing a theme.

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Let's chat! What are your favorite series finales and openers? An upcoming release you need ASAP? A book that was torture to read? Comment below, and have an awesome day. <3

Namarië,
Ellie

P.S. I JUST WATCHED THE 2017 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MOVIE TODAY AND hOlY cRaP-
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5 comments:

  1. Ugh. I also didn't love Flame in the Mist as I was expecting to. The writing style was a major killer for me too! I'm so glad that someone else felt the same way. Also, and you wouldn't know much about this because you called it quits quite early on, but I HATED the forced romance ARGHHH it was so frustrating!

    Great tag. I really do need to read me some Francesca Zappia in the future. :)

    Cass @ Words on Paper

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  2. This was such a fun tag!

    And I KNOW!!! Beauty and the Beast... THE FEELS!!! THE FEELS!!!! :')

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  3. Huh, I had no idea this tag was a thing but it's pretty cool! I think I'd heard of the Blackthorn Key series before, although I should have paid more attention to it when it was first introduced to me by a friend.

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

    P.S. YES HOLY CRAP IS THE CORRECT ANSWER FOR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

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  4. The Song of Achilles totally made me cry too!
    Amy xx

    A Habit Of Solitude

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  5. That spoiler in 'The Dragon Reborn' :D :D :D I remember being all 'BUT WE WERE ALMOST DONE, ROBERT JORDAN!' and now, all these years later, I still haven't finished the series.

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