Harry Potter Spells Book Tag

I have to start this by saying: HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY! I couldn’t let this day go by without doing a Harry Potter tag. This was created by Kimberlyfaye Reads and BookNerd Betsy (can’t find a link to this blog). Let’s get to it!!

Accio- Summoning charm: An upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now

Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell I cannot wait for this!! This is the sequel to Carry On. It releases in September but my copy (this edition) doesn’t release until October. I wanted a match to my edition of Carry On. Plus I have matching bookmarks for each.

Alohomora- Unlocking charm: Favorite series starter

I loved this, and I just ordered Gemina and Obsidio through Amazon Prime so they should arrive tomorrow!

Cheering Charm- a book that gave you all the warm fuzzies

I couldn’t help but smile throughout this book and will definitely reread it over and over.

Aguamenti- Water Making Spell: a book that made you ugly cry

This was very close to making me ugly cry. I feel like the sequel will make hurt even worse and I’m only slightly prepared.

Expecto Patronum- Patronus Charm: Bookish hero or heroine you want around to protect you in real life

Agatha from The School for Good and Evil series by Soman Chainani (girl on bottom). This one is the latest in the series, and I NEED to find out what Agatha and Tedros will do after the conclusion of book 4.

Lumos- A book you intentionally spoiled for yourself

Does Harry Potter count? I mean I have seen the movies first, but that was years ago and the only one I remember is Prisoner of Azkaban because it’s the only one I’ve seen multiple times.

Imperio- A book you wish you could make everyone read because you loved it so much

The only book (besides the Twilight series) that I own more than one copy of. I absolutely love this book and I have no idea why. It’s not the best thing ever, but it’s my happy book 😊

Engorgio- Engorgement Charm: a book or series that you wish never ended

The Splintered series by A. G. Howard. I have a great idea for a spin-off series that I would love to see, but I can’t say more about it because it spoils something lol just know it’s killing me that I probably won’t ever get it 😫😫

Wingardium Leviosa- a book with an uplifting ending or message

I’m having a hard time thinking of one 🤔 Can someone recommend me one??

Obliviate- Memory Charm: A book you wish you could forget you ever read

The House is Night series. I only read books 1&2 and DNF book 3. It just got to be too much.

Anapneo- an author whose books always get you out of a slump

Soman Chainani. Being with Agatha, Tedros, Sophie, and the gang from The School for Good and Evil just makes me feel good and the books just suck me in. Makes me want to keep reading afterwards.

Jelly-Legs Jinx- A swoon-worthy hero or heroine

Morpheus, Morpheus, Morpheus. Jeb as well ❤️

Aresto Momentum- A book that caused you to stop doing all other things until you finished it.

I had to know how the actual series ended. Of course I read Untamed (the companion novella collection) shortly after.

Crucio- Cruciatus Curse: a book that was painful to read (for whatever reason) or that broke you.

This was painful to read because of how graphic the descriptions of the battles and destruction were. It held nothing back meaning we even get descriptions of what was done to babies. That is what killed me.

Rictusempra- Tickling Charm: a book that had you laughing out loud

This is told in all emails from employees at an advertising company. It is definitely an adult book, but it had me laughing hard and yelling at certain characters. It is a series, but I don’t have plans on continuing.

Expelliarmus: Disarming Charm: a book that made you want to send it (or your E-reader) flying

Chosen by P. C. And Kristin Cast. I was just getting so fed up with the MC and her drama she was causing herself romance wise that it pulled me away from the real reason I was interested in the series to begin with which is her vampire mark. I DNF it and I unhauled all three books I had from in this series (House of Night)

Portus- Bookish world you wish you could visit

Hogwarts of course 😊

Avada Kadavra- The Killing Curse: a character death that destroyed you

All of the deaths in Harry Potter. ALL OF THEM!! Probably why I have been putting off reading Goblet of Fire.

Stupefy- Stunning Spell: a book with a shocking twist or ending

THIS IS WHY I HAVE TRUST ISSUES!!! I should have seen it coming but of course I didn’t.

Finite Incantatem- Best series conclusion

Y’all are probably sick of me talking about this series and book, but I have to go with Untamed. Plus I haven’t really finished many series so yea lol

This was fun to do! Once again, happy 39th birthday Harry, and also happy birthday J. K. Rowling 🎂🎈

N. E. W. T.s Magical Readathon TBR

It’s N. E. W. T.s time people!! If you don’t know what this is, it is a continuation from the O. W. L.s that happened in April. Both are based on the wizarding tests taken at Hogwarts (O. W. L.s in 5th year, N. E. W. T.s in 7th year). These are taken to determine your wizarding career. The amazing creator of the magical readathon is G at Book Roast. Here is where you can find the information for this round which starts in August.

During the O. W. L.s, I chose the career of Potioneer (because to know me is to know I love Snape). So that meant I had to complete the prompts (or exams) for Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Herbology, and Potions. However, I decided to go for all 12 classes and completed all but Astronomy. Therefore, for N. E. W. T.s, I can read for all subjects except Astronomy since I didn’t pass it. If this is confusing, G explains it way better lol I’ll just get right into the books I’m planning on reading (all 33 since I’m aiming to complete all that I can)

Priority TBR for Potioneer

First exam I need is Potions and I need an Outstanding, meaning I need to read three books. The prompts are:

A- Polyjuice Potion: Read your friend’s favorite book

E- House Ingredient: Read a book in your house color (I’m a proud Slytherin 💚🐍)

O- Book that starts with a Prologue

Next is an E in Herbology so I have to read two books

A- Mandrake! Quick, put your headphones on! Listen to an audiobook (If not- green cover)

E- Read a book between 350-390 pages

O- Read a book with a flower on the cover (extra credit)

Next I need an A in CoMC

A- Follow the spiders! Why couldn’t it be follow the butterflies? Book title that starts with an A for Aragog

E- Book under 300 pages (EC)

O- Grab onto Fawkes tail! Read a book with a bird on the cover (EC)

And lastly, I need to get an A in Arithmancy

A- Book that ends on an even page number

E- Read a stand-alone (EC)

O- Book that is longer than 350 pages (EC)

All extra books I will try to accomplish

Ancient Runes:

A- Ehwaz (partnership): read recommended by a friend

E- Book written in past tense

O- Book that has been on your TBR for ages

Charms:

A- Read a book you think has a gorgeous cover

E- Read a comic/graphic novel/manga (or a book under 150 pages)

O- Spongify (softening charm): Read a paperback book

Defense Against the Dark Arts:

A- Book that’s black under the dust jacket

E- Gilderoy’s memory charm: (grab a pen) first book that you remembered just now from your TBR

O- Cornish Pixie! Swat it away with a book written by an English author or set in England

Divination:

A- Read a white book

E- Read a short story or a collection of short stories

This will be an in the moment pick because I have no idea

O- Read the last book you bought/ borrowed from the library

History of Magic:

A- Read a fantasy

E- Read a book that includes a map

O- Tom Riddle’s diary: fond memory- reread a favorite or read a classic

plan on reading both stories

Muggle studies:

A- Cover that includes an actual photo element (person, item, place, etc)

E- Book set in our real world

O- Book written by a person of color

Transfiguration:

A- Read a book with LGBTQIA+ representation

E- Read a book that is not a first in a series

O- McGonagall does not mess around! Read a book over 500 pages

I truly believe this is the most ambitious TBR ever for me lol that is definitely the Slytherin in me 🐍 I hope to at least complete my whole priority TBR done and whatever doesn’t not get read will probably make it on to September lol

Disneyathon TBR

Hello there. Back again with another TBR for yet another readathon. Apparently I love readathons smh. Anywho, I have decided to participate in Disneyathon!

You can either take a quiz and see what team you are in, or you can just choose which team bests suits you. I took the quiz and I am on Team Aladdin 💜 my team leader is none of then Izzy from Iz Currently Reading who is also the creator of this whole month long readathon.

  • The official group map

  • Now for my TBR:
  • Jasmine: Read a book the features royalty
  • Aladdin: Read a book that contains romance
  • The Magic Carpet: Read a Fantasy book
  • Jafar: Read a book that will suck you into it’s world, as if in a trance- this book must only be read at night
  • Abu: Read the group book (different for every team)
  • Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop review

    Oh, I missed Meg, Simon, Vlad, and everyone else! I think I read the first book, Written in Red, back in March, so it was high time I read the sequel.

    I can’t really give a synopsis of this book, but the series deals with Meg, who is a cassandra sangue or blood prophet, who escapes from her handler. She runs into Lakeside, where she meets Simon, who is the leader of Lakeside and also a wolfshifter. There are other shifters as well that live there. These people are called terra indigene, or The Others. Bad summary, but I couldn’t come up with something that wasn’t spoilers 😫

    It just felt so good being back in this world. I really need to stop putting off continuing the series I start. I probably won’t be able to pick up book three next month due to the NEWTS readathon (and a few others I’m doing…TBRs to come) but I definitely will pick it up soon.

    The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang book review

    Oh boy. This book here hurt so good. This was my first grimdark read, and, let me tell you, I was not ready. Our main character Rin, does not have it easy. Like at all. She escapes one bad situation, only to find herself in another one.

    I didn’t want to add the blurb for this one because I feel like it would give too much away. I didn’t read it before going into it, and I’m glad I didn’t. I picked this up because it was the group book for one of the readathons I’m in this month called the IronTomeathon. In this readathon, we were tasked with reading only adult fantasy books that fit the prompts given. As I stated, The Poppy War was the group book. I’ve seen many booktubers talk about this and also seen them give trigger warnings for it as well. I can honestly say I am grateful for those warnings because it at least let me know what I was heading into.

    This book is broken into three parts. The first part is Ron’s backstory and then her training that is mentioned on the cover. The war that is mentioned comes into play during second part. The main trigger warnings I mentioned above include: graphic violence, sexual assault, and drug use. With this being my first grimdark fantasy, I was definitely disturbed by descriptions of the violence. That being said, it did help to set that mood of “Damn, their enemy is not pulling punches. They definitely mean business.” It really lets you know just had bad the situation is for everyone.

    I can not wait until Dragon Republic comes out because I definitely need to find out where this story is going. I’m glad I don’t have to wait too long. I gave this book 4 stars. I really enjoyed it.

    Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli book review

    Blurb: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: If he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing with will be jeopardized.

    With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious everyday, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out- without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

    This book right here had me smiling the entire time. Well not the entire time. I did get angry a few times at certain people and scenes. I actually started reading this last month for Pride month, but I just wasn’t in the mood for something light. This month, however, I felt drawn to finishing it and I’m glad I did.

    Simon, Blue, and Abby are now on my list of favorite characters of this year. I love these three so much. Nick as well, but these three just kept me wanting more of them. I’m a big character person, so this book just gave me a ton to either like, love, or hate. The drama teacher…I freaking adored her. Plus I love the email chapters! I got so sucked into the story, that it actually felt like I was invading their privacy (yes that is how much of a character person I am)

    This story will stick with me. I just read it not too long ago and already want to reread it. I am definitely watching the movie sometime soon and will probably make another post sometime this year comparing all the book/movie adaptations I’ve read and watched this year.

    The Giver by Lois Lowery book review

    Blurb: Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units: one male, one female, to each. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. The community is a precisely choreographed world without conflict, inequality, divorce, unemployment, injustice…or choice.

    Everyone is the same.

    Except Jonas.

    At the Ceremony of Twelve, the community’s twelve-year-olds eagerly accept their predetermined Life Assignments. But Jonas is chosen for something special. He begins instruction in his life’s work with a mysterious old man known only as The Giver. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test- when he must try to save someone he loves- he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late?

    I’m pretty sure I read this in either elementary or middle school. However, I didn’t remember anything about it. So this was pretty much like a first read for me. I’m so glad it was, because I really enjoyed this. It was nice and light, especially after having read a chunky fantasy and a horror book before it.

    I could really connect with Jonas. I feel like all of the thoughts and feelings he had are ones that I would definitely have. Jonas, Gabe, and The Giver were my favorite characters. They all have very different characteristics that just drew me to them. This was just a really nice easy read that I can definitely see myself rereading it again and again. I gave it 4 stars.

    The A to Z Book Tag

    Hey everyone! Today I am bringing you another book tag. I don’t know who the original creator is, however I thank them for making this tag! Without further ado, let’s get to it.

    A- Author you’ve read the most books from. Definitely has to be James Patterson. He was mostly all I read back in high school.

    B- Best sequel ever. Is there even any surprise that I’m mentioning Unhinged by A.G. Howard?

    C- Currently Reading. I am currently reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

    D- Drink of choice while reading. Majority of the time it’s water.

    E- E-reader or Physical books? I definitely prefer physical books

    F- Fictional character you would have dated in high school. That would be Jeb from the Splintered series by A. G. Howard.

    G- Glad you gave this book a chance. Hands down that has to be Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. It is historical fiction which is something I just don’t normally pick up, but I fell in love with the characters and the story and just ugh it was so good in my opinion.

    H- Hidden Gem Book. I think any of the Another trilogy books by Daniel and Dina Nayeri are hidden gems. I shall be finishing that trilogy next month.

    I- Important moment in your reading life. I’m not sure if I can recall any important moment in my reading life.

    J- Just finished reading. I just finished reading The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

    K- Kinds of books you won’t read. The only books I can think of are probably self-help books. I just don’t think they are for me. Maybe romance as well, but I’m willing to give romance one more chance.

    L- Longest book you’ve read. I don’t know about over all, but I know this year I believe is was the bind up of the first three books in the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. That was over 900+ pages.

    M- Major book hangover because of.. Untamed by A. G. Howard. I mention it a lot but it’s just that good!!!

    N- Number is bookcases you own. Just one, but in desperate need of another one.

    O- One book you’ve read multiple times. That would be one of my all time favorites, Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blake-Cartwright

    P- Preferred place to read. My bed is my favorite place to read

    Q- Quote that inspires you/ give you the “feels” I don’t think I have one. I’m not really the person to see a quote and remember it. I’ll like it in that moment, but after I’m done with the book or even if I set it down for awhile, I’ll forget it.

    R- Reading regret That I stopped reading for a few years after high school. I seem to have missed out on some great books/series

    S- Series you’ve started, but need to continue Oh boy lol we would be here all day if I started listing those

    T- Three of your all-time favorite books Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blake-Cartwright, Untamed by A. G. Howard, and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

    U- Unapologetic Fangirl for… Morpheus from the Splintered series

    V- Very excited for this release more than any others Definitely Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell. I need more Baz and Simon

    W- Worst Habit Starting a new series and taking forever to read the rest of that series

    X- X marks the spot: the 27th book on your shelf The 27th book on my shelf just happens to be Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (which I plan on rereading sometime this year)

    Y- Your latest book purchase A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas and a different edition of Red Riding Hood

    Z- Zzzz snatcher: last book that kept you up way too late The last book I can remember staying up really late for to finish was Dark Visions by L. J. Smith

    This was actually pretty fun to do, plus I got to mention my favorites again lol I hope you enjoy this and if you want to do this tag, then consider yourself tagged! Happy reading everyone 💚

    Book mail!!

    I recently received my copies of two books I was highly anticipating. I say was like I’m still not highly excited to read these! Side note: I honestly don’t remember what they are about soooo I will just show you how beautiful they are 😍😍

    The Beholder by Anna Bright and We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

    I also got them signed and personalized!! I received these from a site called Good Choice Reading Virtual Signings. I heard about them from Mel from Meltotheany on her booktube channel.

    I really can’t wait to read these…whenever that is 😂