Bookish Survey: Harry Potter Spells Pt. 2

Posted January 5, 2014 in Survey / 1 Comment


This survey was created by Jasmine at Flip That Page.
From her site:

So how does it work? 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.
The first one, Reparo, for example, is all about… well, repair. So you answer me with a book you’d like ‘repaired’ in a way—a book that you thought could have had more potential if it was just tweaked up a bit here and there. Pretty simple right? But of course, I hope you have fun too! I’ll be giving you descriptions of the books so that you don’t get lost, because I know that not many of us actually pay attention to what these spells stand for
So here are my answers for part 2! It’s been a while since the last one, so let’s finish this thing! Feel free to do this survey yourself, and link the post in the comments (: And click on the graphic above to go to the original survey post. See Part 1 here.



Change of Heart: A Novel                           puts victim in unconscious state
A book with a chapter you couldn’t seem to get over:  Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult. Most of this book was just like….)’: tears. I haven’t reviewed this, and I haven’t read it in a while, but I remember lots of feels with this one.


Upload                   causes befuddlement or forgetfulness
A book that generally confused you:  Upload by Mark McClelland. It wasn’t a bad book, I gave it 3 stars- but there were some parts that were super confusing. Especially in the last bit of the book. It is pretty sci-fi though and I think that’s true of a lot of books in the genre.


Nothing But The Truth                          inflicts unbearable pain
A book that was a pain to read: God I have so many books for this list…but I’ll choose my alleged least favorite: Nothing But the Truth by Avi. That book made me really mad and frustrated- not at the author, but at the general state of things. Bad, bad book. Shun forever.


Things Not Seen (Things, #1)                   heals relatively minor injuries
A feel good book that you enjoyed: Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements. I didn’t review this, but I really enjoyed it. It was a quick read and I loved the characters- one of the main characters, a blind girl, was named Alicia, just like me! Insta-like. Just kidding. I really did like this. It’s about a blind girl and an invisible boy, and just generally made me happy. It is MG though so not a lot of romance. Still enjoyable.


Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)                     temporarily disarms an opponent
A book with a swoon-worthy character: OMG. Hands down Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I was torn between Will and Jem the entire time. Sort of still am, but I think I’m leaning more towards Will. Don’t spoil the last book for me! I’ve heard some things, but I still dunno whether I’ll love it or hate it. Can’t wait to read it nonetheless.


Sparks                         impedes target’s progress
A book that kept you up all night reading: Hmm… so many (I’m nocturnal and do most of my reading at night), but the most recent I can remember is Sparks by R.S. McCoy that I stayed up reading until 1h30 two nights ago. I am participating in the Blog Tour (it’s an ARC that was released on the 16th of December last year) and my review will be up on the 23rd of January! It was just really hard to put down….things were happening and I had to see what was going to happen next.


The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3)                      immediate silencing
A book that left you speechless after you read it: Again, so many books, but the one I can remember most is The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman. This series was so amazing and gave me so much to think about. I haven’t reviewed it, but in a couple years I’ll read it again and review it. 


Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)                           allows you to delve into someone’s mind
A book with well-developed characters:  Pick any book from the Seven Kingdoms series. All the characters are so real, so lifelike, and I love them all! Katsa, Po, Bitterblue, Fire, Brigan, Sapphire, etc. They’re so great. The books are Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore.


Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)                         a spell that turns you upside down
A book that changed your mind about a character from its prequel: I don’t remember reading many prequels, but I remember changing my mind about the characters in The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. In the first book, Clockwork Angel, I just went along with it, thinking, this is okay, maybe it’ll get better. It was an average book. But then I read Clockwork Prince and the feels hit so hard I was instantly in love with it.


Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)                    used to hide memories
A book with a story you can’t remember: Hm, basically any book on my shelf that I have to re-read? Maybe the first 8 Cirque du Freak books, or the first 8 Pretty Little Liars books- the first is a bit easier to remember, but the PLL books were crazy with everything happening. I need to get caught up with that series.

Peskipiksi Pesternomi

Gone (Gone, #1)                        useless spell
A boring book that had absolutely no effect on you: Gone by Michael Grant. I DNFed this one. I just couldn’t do it. It seemed like it SHOULD have been interesting, but it just wasn’t. It was so boring.


The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon's Bird of Paradise                        breaks through solid objects
A book that convinced you to reconsider a certain genre: I wasn’t really into historical fiction or biographies before but I read this one (it was a gift), The Secret Life of Josephine: Napoleon’s Bird of Paradise by Carolly Erickson and I loved it. So I reconsidered and went on to read The Paris Wife and several Hemingways. 


Physik (Septimus Heap, #3)                       tickling spell
A book that made you laugh: So many, but the most recent I can remember is Physik by Angie Sage. It‘s a Middle Grade, but it’s a series worth reading. It’s got a lot of funny bits I’ve used for some Quote It Saturdays.


                   offensive spell that violently wounds the target
Where the Red Fern GrowsA book that may have scarred you for life: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. I had to read this in elementary school and it was so sad…just too much death at such a young age. I remember seriously bawling about this one.


    makes you dance uncontrollably
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)A series finale that made you feel giddy: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. I am IN LOVE with this series. It’s not even funny.

Bombarda Maxima

                      causes an explosion that breaks through obstacles
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)A book that made you explode with the feels: Already mentioned this, but Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. No question. The feels were everywhere. For a very long time.


Finite Incantatem

The Alchemist                            nullifies other spells
A book you thought you’d dislike, but ended up loving: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. I thought a lot of this book would go over my head, but I really enjoyed it!

So…hope you enjoyed it! Do your own survey! Share it! Come up with your own! State some opinions! And most importantly, have a nice day!

Thanks, Jasmine, for this great survey. I loved it.

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