The Harry Potter Spells Tag

In honor of The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them making an appearance in cinemas, and yes, I know, it’s not as Harry Potter centered as HP and the Cursed Child was, but it’s still the same world. But does a Harry Potter fan really need a reason to post an HP tag? I will also be running to the cinema trying to see it as soon as possible.

Since following DreamlandBookBlog, I get updates of her posts, and this was one of them, and if you click this link you will be redirected to her post if you want to check that out. Naturally, depending on the blogger, posts will be structured differently and I decided to have the spells in alphabetical order, as that seemed to make the most sense to me.

Accio – Summoning Spell – A book you wish you could have right now

Honestly? Probably my copy of the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I believe this is the actual film script that is getting published. And I have pre-ordered it. So I am now just patiently waiting.

Alohomora – Unlocking Charm – A first book in a series that got you hooked

The Maze Runner by James Dashner really had me hooked. And the series only got better after that! If you haven’t read it i seriously recommend the entire trilogy (and then see the film). To me, it was a series gripping from the very beginning and I could barely put the books down once I had started them.

Avada Kedavra – Killing Curse – A killer book

Can we take a moment and discuss how great of a book The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins was? I practically devoured that book in two tor three days – and that hasn’t happened since Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The number of times that I have mentioned this text to people is very high, especially now that the film has come out.

Confundo – Confusion Charm – A book you found confusing

To this day I am confused about the main character of the Molly Moon series by Georgia Byng. Was the protagonist a dog? Was it a person? I still do not know. I mean, obviously it’s not that important at this point anymore as the books are great regardless. However, maybe if I read the first book of the series I’d have more clarity.

Crucio – Torture Curse – A book that was painful to read

Unfortunately I have a few books that could fit into this category, but I think my top choice will have to be Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. This book took me about three months to read, which, to me, for a book that is a mystery, is an excessive amount of time. It was truly, a pain to read, and despite how quickly I wanted to finish it I just was not able to do it. The story seemed to drag on at certain points, and despite having some gripping parts, the ending was really anti climactic, and thus I never recommend this book.

Expecto Partonum – Guarding Spells – A childhood book connected to good memories

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery is probably my top choice for this, as it was read to me when I was little every night by my mom before I went to sleep, so it has some sentimental value to me.

Expelliarmus – Disarming Spell – A book that took you by surprise

Wuthering Hights by Emily Bronte. After all the hype of how good it was I was really surprised to find myself struggling through it. To this day I am still only about half way done with it.

Flagrate – The Writing Charm – A book that you found interesting but you would like to rewrite

Not that I would be any good at rewriting a book, but I feel like the start and ending of I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak needs some changes. Naturally, that may just boil down to personal preference and the want to have a quicker introduction and a more shocking ending that what I got.

Imperio – Controlling Curse – A book you had to read for school

Since the degree I’m studying in University is English Literature there are a lot of books from different eras on my reading list. This included Dracula by Bram Stoker. Though it was not my favorite book, it deserves a mention as it’s still better than others that have been on my reading list.

Obliviate – Memory Charm – A book or spoiler you would like to forget

I think the book that fits this is my favorite Harry Potter book. Honestly, what would an HP tag be without the mention of at least one of the books? In this case, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, which will always have a special place in my heart. Not trying to bash the other books, but this is one that especially stands out to me due to it’s darkness and fascinating descriptions, and I believe as it delves in to the past, so much more is explained through it.

Prior Incantato – Reverse Spell – The last book you read

The one struggle I have with studying English Literature is that I have a new book to read every week and I simply can never finish them in a week and I just have all of these unfinished pieces of literature stacked about my dorm room collecting dust. But the last book that was required to be read was The Picture of Dorain Gray by Oscar Wilde – which by the time this goes up I have hopefully finished reading.

Riddiculus – Boggart Banishing Spell – A funny book you’ve read

I don’t really think I’ve ever read a book that made me laugh so I’m going to have to pass this one…

Sectumsempra – Dark Curse – A dark, twisted book

The Collector by John Fowles is one of the few books that have made me feel a little strange on the inside. Though it was a relatively dark and twisted book, it was none-the-less one that was quite enjoyable to read that I would recommend to anyone who wants to read something unusual.

Sonorus – Amplifying Charm – A book you think everybody should know about

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by R. L. Stevenson is an already well known book, but I do believe that everyone should at least give it a read at least once as it is so well structured and gets you into the story from page one – which can be quite rare in books now.


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