So to make up for not posting all weekend (oops! I need to start posting on weekends, seriously, sorry guys!) I’m converting another tag that I had done on my Weebly blog onto this one! And this one is the Harry Potter Book Tag! Enjoy! Oh, and I also watched the first episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life last night, and I’m currently working on a review, but I’m not sure when I will be able to finish and post it. Just something to look forward to!
Alrighty. I decided to do another book tag, this one being extra awesome since it involved Harry Potter. Yay! Anyway, I saw this tag done by Jaed from The Bibliophile Blogs. You should check out her version of the tag (after you read mine, of course:) Without further ado, let’s get started!
Flagrate- A book with an interesting premise/theme but you’d like to re-write
If you’ve read my blog, you should know that I didn’t like this book. My main reason for this is the unoriginality of it. The premise sounds amazing!
“This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers.”
Sounds interesting, right? Well, don’t let the pretty cover and interesting blurb fool you, because this book isn’t what it says it is. The author chose to ‘borrow’ ideas from about a dozen other YA books (The Hunger Games, The Selection, Divergent, Red Rising just to name a few), rushed relationships, and tried too hard to be ‘different’ and ultimately got lost in her own daydreams.
Alohamora- The first book in a series that got you hooked
This book lived up to the massive hype. That is very rare for me, because most of the books I’ve read (excluding Harry Potter, of course) that are super popular haven’t quite reached the expectations I had for it, except for A Game of Thrones. It was action-packed, filled with intriguing characters, schemes that made your brain hurt and an ending that makes you want to pick the next book up immediately when you’re done.
Accio- A book you wish you could have right now
I love The Walking Dead TV show, so I decided to pick up the first compendium at Barnes & Noble one day (my dad’s suggestion). I flew through it so quickly (and it’s 1000+ pages). Sadly, it’s $60 at the stores, but I found it on Amazon for only around $35, so I will purchase it some day, hopefully in the near-future.
Confundo- A book you found really confusing
Okay, so this book wasn’t exactly confusing, but there was a lot of science that I didn’t understand. I was going to go with A Game of Thrones on this one, but I ended up not choosing that since I already had it on this list and I understood practically all the words. Here, however, there was a lot of math, botany, and science, and those are my worst subjects (I just don’t know much about plants, I don’t actually have a Herbology class or anything).
Expecto Patronum- Your spirit book
I’m not exactly sure what it means by ‘spirit book’, but I’m guessing it’s something along the lines of a book that you have a deep connection, or similarities with that could possibly be on a spiritual level. Something like that, I guess. I chose Fangirl for this, mainly because I have a lot of similarities with the main character, Cath, mainly just one: fandom obsessions. That’s basically it, but that’s the best book I could come up with for this topic.
Sectumsumpra- A dark and twisted book
I was having a difficult time choosing this one, but as I was scrolling through my read books on my Goodreads page, I came upon my good ol’ friend, The Hunger Games, and thought, what could be more dark and twisted than to starve a large amount of the country’s population, then practically hand a select number of the survivors over to the reaper, with only one to remain breathing? Honestly, the premise is twisted enough.
Aparacium- A book that surprised you in a great way, reveals to be more than it is
I was wary going into this book, since there was a lot of hype surrounding it. Let me just say, though, that Cinder did not make me want to wilt like a flower from disappointment. The only surprise I got from this book, however, was my joy that it deserved most of the hype. I sadly wasn’t surprised by any of the ‘plot twists’ in this novel. If I could even call them plot twists. I predicted at least three things that were going to happen in this book within just under fifty or so pages into the book. I honestly just couldn’t find a better book for this topic.
Your Letter to Hogwarts:
I’m going to tag anybody who would like to do this tag themselves! Mainly because I’m too lazy to tag anybody in particular.
Now that that’s over with, what are some of your choices? You are welcome to join the bandwagon (or shall I say Hogwarts Express) and do this tag as well! Link your post if you’ve done the tag in the comments so that I can check it out.