Thursday, 19 December 2013

Bookish Survey: Cast a Harry Potter Spell: Part Two.

Cast a Harry Potter Spell was created by Jasmine at Flip That Page. I love taking parts in bookish surveys and when I first read this post over at Mel at The Daily Prophecy I knew that I had to take part too.

So what is this survey about? Basically, it’s a survey of sorts, where I give you a certain spell from the Harry Potter series, and you answer with the title of a book you’d like to cast the spell on. 

Today I have part two of Cast a Harry Potter Spell. You can read Part One here. Today I will be sharing:

puts victim in unconscious state
A book with a chapter you couldn't seem to get over: Chapter 62 in Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi. Oh my gosh, I thought I had loved a certain character, but after this I was utterly convinced. I have lost count of the number of times I have re-read this chapter.
causes befuddlement or forgetfulness
A book that generally confused you: Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass. I actually read this book with Keertana from Ivy Book Bindings. It did take me sometime to get my head around what was going on, but I think I would have been more confused had I read the book on my own!
inflicts unbearable pain
A book that was a pain to read: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris. I really loved this series at the beginning, but the books have become harder and harder to read since. And this book was utterly pointless. 
heals relatively minor injuries
A feel good book that you enjoyed: The Summer series by Jenny Han
temporarily disarms an opponent
A book with a swoon-worthy character: Alex from Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson. *sigh*
impedes target’s progress
A book that kept you up all night reading: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This book was totally insane, I had made my own assumptions up part way through, but was totally taken by surprise by some of the revelations.

immediate silencing
A book that left you speechless after you read it: Fire with Fire by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian. This was one of the best follow up books that I have read this year. It totally changed my feelings about certain characters and that ending!!!

allows you to delve into someone’s mind
A book with well-developed characters: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. The characters that Laini has created are simply amazing, I thought they were well fleshed out in this book, but they bring even more in Days of Blood and Starlight.

a spell that turns you upside down

A book that changed your mind about a character from its prequel: Queen of Babble in the Big City and Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot. I had started off with a favourite in the first Queen of Babble book, but as the series progressed this character dramatically changed, which I was left a little heartbroken over. But then another character came through for me, but whenever I go back to read this series, I'm still always a little upset over these change of events.

used to hide memories
A book with a story that you can't remember: Stay with Me by Paul Griffin

Peskipiksi Pesternomi
useless spell
A boring book that had absolutely no effect on you: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

breaks through solid objects

A book that convinced you to reconsider a certain genre: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I don't think I would have picked up fantasy books if it hadn't been for this book. So I'm so glad that I gave it a try. 

tickling spell

A book that made you laugh: The Heather Wells Series by Meg Cabot.

makes you dance uncontrollably

A series finale that made you feel giddy: Princess Diaries 10 by Meg Cabot. I absolutely adored this series, but one of the reasons it remained one of my favourites is because the books got better and better as the series progressed. And this book just had the best ending ever.

Bombarda Maxima
causes an explosion that breaks through obstacles
A book that made you explode with the feels: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa. This book, I think I'm still on a bit of a high after everything I was put through, but also my heart still hasn't fully recovered. 

Finite Incantatem
nullifies other spells
A book you thought you'd dislike, but ended up loving: Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I don't know why I always thought that this book wouldn't be for me, but I ended up finishing this gem in just a few days. 

I hope you guys had fun reading this survey, I'd be interested to know which books you would feature under these spells. 


  1. This is such a wonderful idea! I should do it too, but my darn schedule... Ugh.
    Chapter 62 turned things around for me too. And Unravel Me in general was unbelievably good, wasn't it? So amazing!
    And I'm thrilled to see that you ended up loving GRaceling! It surprised me a lot too, and if you ever choose to reread, the full cast audio is amazing.

  2. YES, Lucid was so confusing! Gosh, we really read some strange books this year, didn't we? Night Beach, Lucid, The Knife of Never Letting Go... We'll have to find better books to read together next year, Jasprit!(: And I am so glad you enjoyed Graceling! Cashore is one of my favorite authors and I adore Fire by her most of all, so I hope you wind up liking that one too. Fantastic post, my dear!

  3. I love the idea of this survey! So FUN. STUPEFY: We are opposites on this. I considered cutting chapter 62 out of my book. #TeamAdam4EVA. Episkey: No way could I handle this triangle. But you and so many others love this one! Expelliarmus: LOVE Alex from Hunting Lila. I'm dying to read the sexytimes part in January! Legilimens: Laini Taylor's characters are amazing for sure. As is everything else she writes! Bombarda Maxima: I need the final book in Kagawa's Blood of Eden series like yesterday! The end of The Eternity Cure was KILLER. Love this list so much.

  4. Only read Graceling and The Eternity Cure, but loved those books so so much. <3 Amazing list sweetie :) Hah. That chapter 62 thing? The reason for why I don't think I will EVER read Unravel Me. I hate love triangles more than anything. So yeah. Not for me :(

  5. Oh my gosh, I LOVE the idea of this survey! It totally helps that I'm a huge Harry Potter nut, I'm sure haha But seriously, wasn't the Summer Series just so sweet? It's the type of thing I really thought I'd hate, but I ended up loving it!

  6. You know, I've only read about half of these. WHERE HAVE I BEEN?!? Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Eternity Cure, Gracling -- rockin'. I haven't read Hunting Lila but it sounds like I need to.

  7. It's so funny that you picked Graceling as the book you thought you wouldn't like, I'm in that same boat Jasprit! For so long now I've been convinced that the fantasy genre is not for me, but recently I've proved that I don't know my preferred genres as well as I thought I did! I've read a handful of brilliant fantasy novels recently, so I think it's time to pick Graceling up for sure:) And I completely agree on Daughter of Smoke and Bone, those characters are favorites!

  8. I love these posts! So creative. I agree about DOSAB! I really need to try Cabot right away. Eternity Cure is still waiting in my pile!

  9. Yes, Daughter of smoke and bones has great characters and I'm happy that Throne of glass changed your mind :D Graceling is good so far and I loved The eternity cure - many feelings indeed!

  10. Oh how fun and very clever. This is such a fabulous idea and I love your answers, Jasprit!

  11. I love this post! I have heard so much about chapter 62 and I haven't even picked up the series yet. Maybe I should really get on it :)


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