The Harry Potter Book Tag

Hello Faeries!

In honour of Harry Potter Book Night this Thursday, I’ve spent some time putting together a fun book tag – I really hope you’ll enjoy this one!

img_1588Rules:

Thank the person who tagged you, and link them in your post
Link the creator (conniereadsblog.wordpress.com)
Answer the questions
Tag 5 friends to take part
Have a wonderful Harry Potter Book Night!

The Questions:

  • The Philospher’s Stone – A Book which introduces you to a secret world.
  • The Chamber of Secrets – A Book with a secret that is only revealed at the end.
  • The Prisoner of Azkaban – A Book where the bad guy turns out to have been a good guy all along!
  • The Goblet of Fire – A Book where a game or challenge is central to the story.
  • The Order of the Phoenix – A Book with great friendships.
  • The Half Blood Prince – a Book where the characters learn a new skill.
  • The Deathly Hallows – A Book with your favourite ending.

Bonus questions!

  • Fantastic Beasts – A Book about your favourite magical creature.
  • The Crimes of Grindelwald – A Book with an amazing villain.

 

Now, time for my answers…!!!

The Philospher’s Stone – A Book which introduces you to a secret world.
I’m going to have to go with The Magician’s Nephew by CS Lewis for this one. The Chronicles of Narnia are the books that really began my love of reading. I remember sitting on the sofa with my dad when I was little, reading this book out loud and thinking how magical it was that rings could take you to new worlds, and that somewhere there was a place where animals could talk.

The Chamber of Secrets – A Book with a secret that is only revealed at the end.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco is an excellent example of this! I spent the entirety book trying to work out who the murderer was, and I didn’t figure it out until Audrey Rose did – which was right at the end! This book really kept me on the edge of my seat, and I can’t wait to find out what happens in the last book of the series!

The Prisoner of Azkaban – A Book where the bad guy turns out to have been a good guy all along!
I spent so long thinking about this one (I even asked my mum for help) but when I hit the answer, it was so obvious!  Rhysand in A Court of Thorns and Roses always seems a bit shifty, and a bit mean.  He’s definitely not as nice as Tamlin in this book.  It’s only when you get to the end of this book, and then read A Court of Mist and Fury that you realise what a sweetheart he really is.  Plus, Tamlin turns out to be a nasty piece of work, so there’s lots of switches in these books.

The Goblet of Fire – A Book where a game or challenge is central to the story.
My answer for this is as simple as it is beautiful.  There would be no story in The Night Circus if not for the competition between Celia and Marco’s teachers.  The circus becomes their chessboard, with each of them making different moves with more and more beautiful and extravagant displays of their power.  This book is such a fabulous combination of magic, romance and history – it’s still one of my favourite books ever!

The Order of the Phoenix – A Book with great friendships.
The Six of Crows duology has some of the best friendships in it – I honestly love them all so much.  Kaz, Inej, Nina, Matthias, Jesper and Wylan are all wonderful characters.  Then you put them together, and it’s an emotional rollercoaster of a book! I’m still not completely over this duology, and I’m so tempted to add it to my “re-read” list for later this year!

The Half Blood Prince – a Book where the characters learn a new skill.
In The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross, the main character Brienna is training to become a Passion of Knowledge.  I absolutely loved the idea of Passions and their training in this book – it was so interesting to follow Brienna’s journey.  There’s a lot more to this book than Brienna learning a new skill, but I don’t want to spoil anything – you’ll just have to read it for yourselves!

The Deathly Hallows – A Book with your favourite ending.
The Next Together by Lauren James is not only a wonderful book, it has one of the best endings I’ve read in years!  Kate and Matthew’s journey is so intricately woven and beautifully told.  I can’t say much about the ending – because, you know, spoilers – but I will say that I didn’t see it coming and I love books where I can’t guess what’s going to happen next.

Bonus Questions!

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them – A Book about your favourite magical creature.
It’s not out yet – but the only answer I have to this is The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon.  This book is absolutely phenomenal!  Words can’t describe how much I adored this book, and I honestly just want to read it again.  In case you haven’t heard about this book (if so, where have you been for the last 12 months??) this book is all about DRAGONS!!  I love dragons.  Like, I really love dragons!  So this book was right up my street, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a finished copy at the end of the month.

The Crimes of Grindelwald – A Book with an amazing villain.
Another nod to Leigh Bardugo as I choose The Darkling from The Grisha Trilogy.  I mean, I kind of love him, but he’s an excellent villain.  He has the whole dark and brooding thing going for him, plus he wears black, has great lines and is actually just incredibly misunderstood… at least, that’s what I think!

So there you have it, a Harry Potter book tag to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night!

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers, and I hope you enjoy answering the questions yourselves.

I’m going to be tagging these lovely ladies to go next:

Thanks for taking part, and Happy Harry Potter Book Night!

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