“Or perhaps in Slytherin you’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means to achieve their ends.”
― J.K. Rowling
Shanah over at the Bionic Book Worm hosts Tuesday parties and it’s the Slytherins’ turn to take the spotlight for the last week of the month in this Hogwarts House themed prompts.
They are ambitious, driven, goal focused, determined, prepared, perfectionists, adaptable, realistic, self-reliant, charming, assertive, and ruthless. They are highly selective with their loyalty, love positive attention and thrive on praise, care about the impression they give, demand respect, and can be disloyal.
BOOKS / SLYTHEREADS
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
An impossible heist by an ambitious mastermind. Intriguing plot and intricately woven story of deceit, double-crossing and survival. Complex, cunning and misunderstood characters – they are bad and they know it.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
An existing secret society, a girl who is cursed and who will do anything to survive. Her thirst for power, ambition, and the ultimate goal to conquer and rule.
Warcross by Marie Lu
A high-stakes and ambitious virtual reality game. A sinister plot and cunning mastermind. Secrets within secrets as you explore their world which makes for an intriguing read.
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
The first book in a series of the same name. It has five other books and has now reached its conclusion. Kings, queens, conquerors, and power-hungry players in this epic high fantasy. One of my favorite slythereads!
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Super-rich Chinese families and all their gossip, backstabbing, and scheming around. It’s a very interesting read to say the least.
The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black
Scheming and plotting abound. Twisted, cruel and complicated characters. Vain, proud and seemingly perfect Fae running around and tormenting others and also themselves. Definitely a slytheread.
I know, I know… It’s supposed to be Top Five Tuesday and I already exceeded the number just from the books alone, but I also want to share some notable characters from anime/manga series that undoubtedly belong to Slytherin House in my eyes.
“And power-hungry Slytherin, loved those of great ambition.”
Light Yagami (Death Note)
Lelouch vi Brittania (Code Geass)
Suwon (Akatsuki no Yona)
Ootori Kyoya (Ouran High School Host Club)
Oikawa Tooru (Haikyuu)
Looking at this list (and some of the books in my shelves) I realize that I am drawn to books for and of Slytherins. Not surprising since the most badass characters out there are often under the ambitious and cunning banner of this house. And if I have to choose just one, then it’s Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows who holds my heart in his Slytherish hands.
That’s it for this Tuesday! Thanks for reading.