Sunday, November 10, 2013

Bookish Survey: Cast a Harry Potter Spell (Part Two)

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This was such an awesome survey idea, created by Flip That Page, so I had to participate! I love Harry Potter spells, I have almost all of them memorized after years of studying to go to Hogwarts. Unfortunately, despite the intense studying I did as an 8-10 year old, I never received the Hogwarts letter. So, this is the perfect survey for me!

Also, I am separating this survey into two posts, this second post is about spells cast on you!

Now here is the list of spells and my answers. 


puts victim in unconscious state
A book with a chapter you couldn't seem to get over: The Golden Lily. The last chapter of The Golden Lily is pretty amazing! I won't tell you why because of those pesky Spoilers, but I can tell you that I reread the last chapter several times. Then, I cried for the next book!
causes befuddlement or confusion 
A book that generally confused you (edit by Emily: in a good way): I can't really think of any books that confused me in a negative way, but I can remember a couple of books that were supposed to befuddle us in the beginning. Boy, did Another Little Piece do just that! From the beginning, I was thrown into this world of heart eaters, amnesia, and a deadly, deadly cycle. So Awesome!

inflects unbearable pain
A book that was a pain to read: Peeps by Scott Westerfield. While this wasn't a terrible book, I still squirmed at all the info on parasites and gruesome stuff. Ergh... Peeps was definitely a painful read in that sense. *Squirms more just thinking about it* 

heals relatively minor injuries
A feel good book you enjoyed: Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway. I CANNOT recommend this book highly enough. I laughed and smiled the whole entire time at Audrey's adventures as a famous rockstars ex-girlfriend... and the inspiration of his hit song Audrey, Wait! :D On my trip to Mexico, I read this book 3 times because of the lack of reading material, and I still love it! 
impedes target's progress 
A book that kept you up all night: The False Prince by Jennifer Nelson. Woah. Woah. Woah. I was so, so immersed into Sage's world and story. And after reading a certain twist, I just had to get to the end. Seriously, my life depended on it. :)

immediate silencing
A book that left you speechless: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. By the end of this gorgeous book, I had a strange feeling of enlightenment and sadness. The writing, story, and characters are beautiful. Also, the portrayal of how much we can impact others is such a great theme.

allows you to delve into someone's mind
A book with well developed characters: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Cath, Wren, Levi, Reagan and the rest of the cast are so amazing, deep, and relatable. Also, Wren is a very realistic and non-sterotypical character. Rainbow Rowell nails the introverted fanfic writer on the head!!

a spell that turns you upside down
A book that made you change your mind about a character in it's prequel: Shadow Kiss. Lissa grew on me throughout the series, but I really respected and connected to her in the last few books, unlike the very first book. She has what it takes to be an awesome queen.

used to conceal memories
A book with a story you can't remember: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross. Yeah, I don't remember this story... yet I want to read the second book. XD
I know there is this girl named Finley and she has superpowers? Something like that? *Face palms*

breaks through solid objects
A book that convinced you to reconsider a genre: Cinder by Marrisa Meyer. What an amazing sci-fi book! I was sucked into this cyborg CInderella tale. Now, I sometimes enjoy sci-fi and pick up the genre more :D

tickling spell
A book that made you laugh: I can only pick one? Um... perhaps Hearts at Stake or Awkward. Okay, I will choose Hearts at Stake as I have more to say on this one. Actually maybe just two words: read it! While Hearts at Stake is not a work of art, I loved the fun relationship between the best friends and their families and I was literally laughing the whole time!

makes you dance uncontrollably 
A series final that made you feel giddy: The Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead. This is one of my favorite books... the end is just.... GAH! So good! There's action, romance and everything you want in a novel. (Also, I must mention that I am so glad there is the Bloodlines series so I can still live in this world.)

Bombarda Maxima

causes an explosion

A book that made you explode with the feels: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. This is probably my favorite light contemporary of ALL TIME. Actually, I just reread it for the fourth time a week ago. Also, I officially want to enroll into a boarding school in Paris. Anyone up for comin' with me? 

So, that was part two! What do you think of this awesome survey?

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  1. Great concept!! love your choices..(the ones I read at least ;) ) but I'm sure you're right about all others as well.
    I always love when anyone mentions Anna and the French Kiss, that I can gush all I want and no one minds. I read that book whenever I feel down and it cheers me right up :D I really can't wait for Isla ( I pre-ordered that book in March and it has been pushed back twice so far). Looking forward to reading more from your blog.

  2. This is such a cool idea!! Your choices were brilliant and I definitely have to agree on Anna and the French Kiss. :)

  3. Have I mentioned how brilliant I think these posts are? And I'm totally with you on Peeps. The parasite parts are so gross!...but I totally loved it haha