Slytherins are ambitious, cunning, determined, and so much more.
Shades of Magic Trilogy by V.E. Schwab
The whole premise of this book revolves around the fact that one of the London’s was too ambitious for its own good. They sought more power than they could handle and it ultimately led to their downfall. The characters in this series are ambitious, determined, cunning and sometimes ruthless – but they are also incredibly loyal. I think that Slytherins would be fascinated by the struggle each character faces as they walk the line between letting their traits be a positive or a negative force in their lives. If this series sounds intriguing, check out my review here!
Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
This crew is the epitome of Slytherin house, from the ambitious Kaz Brekker to the cunning Nina Zenik. This series has incredible world development, a series of gangs that vie for control of the city, a heist and other fantastic storylines. The crew is resourceful, loyal and loveable (but keep that to yourself). As Slughorn said, “being a Slytherin means we know when to be brave and when to keep ourselves out of trouble” although sometimes our favourite crew has a little trouble with the second part. Be sure to check out my review here!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Our two main characters must use all of their intelligence and cunning to win a competition despite not knowing who they are competing against. Each must perform more and more spectacular feats of magic without giving themselves away. The Circus itself is an ambitious feat of imagination and engineering. Check out my review here!
Illuminae Files – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
A corporation’s ambitions set the entire story in motion, from the attack on an illegal mining base to the subsequent chase across the stars. They are the negative side of Slytherin when someone becomes too ambitious or ruthless, and things they’re cunning enough not to be caught. There is also representation by characters of the positive sides of those traits as well. Check out my review here!
The Diabolic – S.J. Kincaid
Nemesis must become (or masquerade as) Sidonia, the most important person in the worlds to Nemesis and the person she was created to protect, essentially infiltrate the center of the galactic Empire and allow no one to discover the deception. I feel it’s best to go into this book without a lot of preconcieved notions or information about the book beyond a quick summary, it’s an interesting ride when you’re not quite sure what’s going to happen.
I don’t know about you, but I love Harry Potter and have spent way too much time on Pottermore. I’ve been sorted by J.K. – have you? If not, be sure to go to Pottermore. I’m curious if the house you always identified with is the one you were sorted in, or maybe you feel like you’re very strongly split between two houses. Let me know! What House are you in?
Psst, there may or may not be more posts coming in this series… any guesses?
Were there any books that you feel fit perfectly in this House that I forgot? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Don’t forget to check back next week for the third post in this series!