Hello! This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is the top 5 books that represent our Hogwarts house! I’m excited to do this topic because I’m a happy and proud Slytherin and what’s better than books with manipulative characters and and sneaky plot twists? So here are some books that I think my fellow Slytherins (and anyone else who wants to read them) will love!
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist: Break into the notorious Ice Court, retrieve a hostage and survive long enough to collect his reward.
The Six of Crows duology may be a predictable choice for this list but I couldn’t not include it. If you are a Slytherin book lover and you, for whatever reason, haven’t picked this book up yet, you really should! It involves a cast of very morally grey characters as well as lots of plot twists to keep you on your toes. This book is wonderful and lives up to all of it’s hype.
Falling Kingdom by Morgan Rhodes
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
This is a high fantasy novel which involves some questionable characters with some dark motives and dangerous goals. I’ve only read this first book but I have a feeling things are only going to get more twisted as the series continues.
As I Descended by Robin Talley
Maria and Lily are their school’s ultimate power couple. Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey. Golden child Delilah is a legend at the exclusive Acheron Academy. She runs the school, and if she chose, she could blow up Maria and Lily’s world with a pointed look, or a carefully placed word. But what Delilah doesn’t know is that Lily and Maria are willing to do anything to make their dreams come true. When feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what’s real and what is imagined, the girls must decide where they draw the line.
This is one of my favourite books I’ve read so far this year! It’s a retelling of Macbeth featuring a lesbian romance. The characters are mysterious and twisted and the story was creepy to the point where I had to put the book down when I was reading late at night. I’d really recommend you to check this book out if you haven’t yet!
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Adelina is a survivor of the blood fever, a deadly illness that swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name. But some of the fever’s survivors are believed to have powerful gifts, and they have come to be called the Young Elites. But when Adelina is recruited by the Young Elites they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen before.
This another favourite book of mine which also features some messed up characters. The main character, Adelina, is a strong female anti-hero whose power begins to consume her and there are some great twists in this story too. I thought I knew how this book was going to end but I was, surprisingly, mistaken.
This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city, a grisly metropolis where the violence has begun to create deadly monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the inhabitants pay for protection. August just wants to be human, as kind as his own father – but his curse is to be what humans fear. The thin truce that keeps the Harker and Flynn families at peace is crumbling. How long will they survive in a city where no one is safe and the monsters are real?
I picked this book because the world is dark and well-developed so I think would appeal to Slytherins, plus it’s also action-packed from the start! There are lots of manipulative characters in this book, leading to some shocking and saddening betrayals.
Do you agree with my choices?