September 1st has passed us by and here we are for yet another year at Hogwarts. This year I wanted to celebrate a little with these SFF House Recommendations.
“You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart“
The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight 1) by Katherine Arden
Gryffindors will apreciate this for Vasya’s daring and impulsive decisions.
Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal 1) by Zen Cho
Gryffindors will appreciate the mix of Gryffindor and Slytherin in Prunella who kicks against the establishment as a poc and a woman in this historical fantasy.
Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan
A last daring adventure for a girl who is being married off is perfect for romantic Gryffindors.
Graceling (Graceling Realm 1) by Kristin Cashore
An assasin who does the right thing is perfect for rightous Gryffindors.
“You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil.“
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers 1) by Becky Chambers
Nothing is more perfect than a crew of misfits that are loyal to one another to a Hufflepuff.
The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill
Entirely soft and inclusive as Hufflepuffs are.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Some adventure and heart warming humor for our Hufflepuffs.
The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor 1) by Jessica Townsends
More adventure and discovering a new world alongside a girl who inspires loyalty.
“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.“
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
I think the way Miryem deals with the money lenders and Fae is something a ravenclaw can appreciate.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
A nostalgic read towards childhood and questioning whether or not something is real or fantasy seems perfect for the Ravenclaw mind.
Witchmark (Kingston Cycle 1) by C.L. Polk
There is something about Miles that makes me feel that he has a bit of a ravenclaw in him (but with dashes of hufflepuff for sure). I think figuring out the mystery would appeal to ravenclaws as well.
The Outside by Ada Hoffmann
Some Sci-Fi and Gods with a second half of this book perfect for Ravenclaw minds to mull over.
“Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.“
Bones and Bourbon by Dorian Graves
The demon in this book is all slytherin all the way and it will be appreciated.
Revenger (Revenger 1) by Alastair Reynolds
The revenge plot of this book will draw in most slytherins, especially when a goody-two-shoes turns out to be quite cunning…
The Gilded Cage (Dark Gifts 1) by Vic James
Who are good and who are bad, truly?
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The jaded feel of the characters who do some morally questionable things but who still stick together will probably appeal to most slytherins.