After having such a blast doing the Harry Potter Book Tag the other day, I have decided to start a little HP inspired series of posts over here on Book Enthral and it just so happens that this weeks Top Ten Tuesday ties in perfectly with the first YA Must Reads For Every [insert Hogwarts House]! So HERE WE GO!
Slytherin’s get a bad rap for being the evil house but really according to Pottermore admittance Slytherin is the “the coolest and edgiest house”. Slytherin’s can be characterized as ambitious, cunning, driven, determined, prepared, focused on goals, cleverness, big on cost vs benefit, charming, bold, assertive, ruthless, highly selective with they’re loyalty and strive on praise (you can read the full list of Slytherin’s personality traits here!)
In this dark YA we can see how a Slytherin has the determination and ambition can climb the whole way to the top… sometimes at the expensive of others.
In this fun easy YA, MC Katarina Bishop, member of renouned art thief family is about to pull off her first every solo job. Know what it takes to pull off a successful heist? Cunning, cleverness, ambition – This book should practically be titled Slytherin Robs Gallery!
This graphic novel will teach you what all Slytherin’s already know.. That villiany is all about perspective! Sure from the outside it may look like you’re only there to cause trouble but who says the strongest bonds have to be forged with heroism.
This YA shows us that even if all signs point to a Slytherin being evil, doesn’t mean that’s the only way they’re going to go! Except for the Darkingly – The Darkling is as stereotypical Slytherin as you can get!
I don’t think anyone embodies the struggle of being a cunning, ambitious and ruthless Slytherin better then Celeana Sordathian, we see her teeter on the edge of falling into the dark arts before pulling herself back to greatness – totally Merlin Slytherin level! P.S. I think I might have a problem of having to mention a Sarah J Maas book in literally every post I do, I need to go to SJM addicts anonymous.
In this YA our MC Nathan battles with the half of himself biologically programmed to be villainy, his ambition to prove the haters wrong is such a Slytherin trait this book needed to make the list!
Penryn is cunning and resourceful and willing to do anything necessary for the few people she is loyal to, even if that means using (and sometimes abusing) innocent people. A Slytherin does anything to protect their own.
Our MCs Kell and Lila are you Slytherin’s to a T! They’re extremely competitive with one another, yet fiercly prtoective and loyal. Their cunning and ambition get’s them both in a lot of trouble but they’re always there to help each other get back out of it!