Jasmine of Flip That Page came up with an amazing idea for a book survey, and she's encouraging other people to post their own, so here I go! Don't forget to check out her original post. Basically, it takes a bunch of Harry Potter spells and turns them into bookish questions.
Cast a Spell
--- fixes damaged objects ---
A book that needs some serious fixing: Matched by Ally Condie. This could have been a great story if the pacing wasn't extremely slow and the characters were a little easier to like. Honestly, if they all fell off a cliff in the last chapter, I wouldn't have minded, and that's never a good sign.
---creates a narrow beam of light---
A book that deserves more attention: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacy Jay. This was a beautiful retelling, and I truly felt like a lot of people missed it.
---counters the effects of Lumos---
An overhyped book: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I don't really understand why this is popular at all, sadly.
---summons objects from a significant distance---
A book you're anticipating: Cress by Marissa Meyer. I loved Cinder and Scarlet, and this one's about Rapunzel!
---opens locked doors, unless bewitched---
A book you want to be more open about: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews. I'm trying to get more into adult urban fantasy, and this series is popular, so why not.
---conjures an incarnation of positive feelings---
A book that made you cry, or at least want to: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. When I was seriously enamored with the Twilight Saga, I could not stand it when Edward left.
---conjures the Dark Mark---
A book you wish the mark as one of your favorites: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers. I liked the first one, Grave Mercy, but its sequel was truly amazing.
A book you wish to keep forever: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Beautiful world, characters and a very shocking plot twist. What more could one want from a novel?
An intimidating book you keep putting off: Requiem by Lauren Oliver. I'm terrified I won't like it.
---used against a boggart---
A book with a deceiving synopsis: Struck by Jennifer Bosworth. I was not expecting this to be nearly as religious as it was.
A book you wish to burn out of your mind completely: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. Disliked pretty much all the characters, and the world-building got too weird for me.
A book you wish to reread: Splintered by A.G. Howard. I've never read a better retelling of Alice in Wonderland, and the author captured that world perfectly.
---causes instant death---
Worst book EVER: Fifty Shades of Gray by E.L. James. I will never understand this book.
Cast A Spell On You
---puts victim in an unconscious state---
A book you couldn't seem to get over: Vicious by V.E. Schwab. I'm still pondering its awesomeness.
---causes bewilderment or forgetfulness--
A book that generally confused you: Uses For Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt. Overall, I kind of liked this, but I didn't understand numerous things.
---inflicts unbearable pain---
A book that was a pain to read: Arclight by Josin L. McQuien. It's a shame I disliked this because I honestly wanted to love it.
---heals relatively minor injuries---
A feel good book you enjoyed: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fizpatrick. If all contemporary books were like this, I'd be the queen of that genre.
---temporarily disarms an opponent---
A book with a swoon-worthy character: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I love Dimitri. Enough said.
---impedes target's progress---
A book that kept you up all night reading: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill. I can't recommend this new release enough, it was beautiful and memorable.
A book that left you speechless after you read it: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. First time I've never been genuinely creeped out by aliens.
---allows you to dive into someone's mind---
A book with well developed characters: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I was very attached to them all by the end of the third book.
---used to hide memories---
A book with a story you can't remember: Legend by Maria Lu. I actually really enjoyed it, and I want to read the sequel, but I barely remember anything that happened.
A boring book that had absolutely no effect on you: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr. To me, her world building paled in comparison to other novels about faeries I've read.
---breaks through solid objects---
A book that made you reconsider a certain genre: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. It honestly made me want to read more contemporary books, and normally that's my least favorite genre.
A book that made you laugh: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Loved this first installment, the characters were so quirky.
---offensive spell that violently wounds the target---
A book that may have scarred you for life: Towering by Alex Flinn. I have never read a worst retelling in all my life.
---makes you dance uncontrollably---
A book that made you feel giddy: Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I was excited by all the adventure and the excellent world! Plus there's a map in the beginning.
---causes an explosion that breaks through obstacles---
A book that made you explode with the feels: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. I was so keyed up towards the end it's a wonder I didn't fall down dead.
---nullifies other spells---
A book you though you'd dislike, but ended up loving: Everneath by Brodi Ashton. Greek mythology is not my thing, but I really loved this.