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Books I’m Reading For The Owls Readathon

It’s time for the owls readathon and me among many other bookworms are prepping! To get that magical career we’ve always wanted, we’ll be completing prompts for each subject! Book roast is the creator, if you’d like to find out more I would recommend checking her YouTube.

As it’s my first year partaking in the owls readathon, I figured I would share my experience through blog posts and of course bookstagram and twitter! I’m such a nerd when it comes to Harry Potter, I even sorted books into Hogwarts houses. So the career I chose is an Auror, magical and fitting for my gryffindor self!

Charms- White Cover (Nevernight by Jay Kristoff)

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To become an Auror there are five owls which should be completed, it varies for other careers! I’ve decided to read Nevernight for charms, it’s been on my to be read list for so long. The first in a fantasy series, it follows the story of assassin Mia Corvere , seeking revenge on her own personal mission. I get Throne of Glass and Six of Crows vibes, I loved those books and so I’m curious to see if this book will live up to the hype.

Defense Against The Dark Arts- A book Set By The Sea/Coast (House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig)

This was a hard prompt but after being recommended this retelling, I was intrigued! A YA fantasy retelling of the Brothers Grimm Twelve Dancing Princesses. It sounds eerie yet magical with it being described as “a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed”.

I love a good retelling, they’re definitely some of my favourite books to read! One of them which I enjoyed was a curse so dark and lonely, I’d recommend if you’re into Beauty and the Beast retelling!

Herbology- Title Starts With An M ( My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

As much as I love fantasy, I love a good thriller too! My bookish goal this year was to diversify my reading and this book fits my own prompt too. A witty thriller which tells the story of Nigerian woman whose younger sister kills boyfriends. Often thrillers don’t often show siblings getting along so I’m interested to see how this book does it!

Potions- Shrinking Solution, Book Under 150 Pages ( Coraline by Neil Gaiman)

I love how creative this prompt is! The good thing about short books is that they can easily boost your reading goal. Although I love the movie Coraline, I’m excited to read the novel on Scribd* and see what the differences are. A dark fantasy aimed towards children, although there are messages for adult readers too. Definitely sounds like my sort of book.

Transfiguration- Book/Series Including Shape-shifting (Crescent City by Sarah J Maas)

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This book was such a highly anticipated read for many readers! I’m glad I saved this novel for the owls readathon and I’m curious to read Sarah J Maas’ first adult fantasy novel. However, is a hefty book with 800 pages, but judging from her previous books, I’m sure I’ll fly through this book! It follows the story of half fae and half human Bryce Quinlan who seeks revenge with the help of Hunt Athalar in this contemporary fantasy world.

If you’re taking part in the owls readathon, I’d love to know what career you’re aiming for! Now is such a good time to fit in that extra reading. And if you have read any of these books, what are your thoughts?

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