T5W: My Top 5 Slytherin-y Books on My Shelves

Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. Before I begin, here is a link to the group for topics and information. Today’s topic is top 5 books representing our Hogwarts house. As a Slytherin, I will be focusing on my own house.

Let’s begin.

5. Vicious by VE Schwab

Actually, I haven’t read this one yet, but I am so sure that it’ll be a good representation of Slytherin. From what I have gathered, this book is an exploration of villainy and morality. To me, these are questions that I tend to posit for myself often. Am I good? Am I bad? what motivates me?

4. The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater

This is a story of 4 boys (5? Do I count Henry or not? Crisis!) and a girl as they search for a dead Welsh king. It is all about ambition at its core. Gansey and his obsession with the Welsh king is an example of this. Also another example to consider is Adam and his struggle to find his place in the world. What about Ronan and the dream thieving? This is a Slytherin book through and through.

3. And I Darken by Kiersten White

Haven’t read this one yet, but I am also sure that I will love it. Like, really sure. We follow a Vlad the Impaler, who happen to be a woman. Come on, power, I assume, would be a part of the story. This is just my gut feeling about this book.

2. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Um. You may have noticed that this book made quite the impression on me. If this is your assumption, you’d be totally right. Listen, heists are really cool to read about it. But, this is not just a heist. This is overthrowing a ruler. It’s fight scenes with using rare elements to fuel Vin and her homie Kelsier. I adore this book so much. This is ambition.

 1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Okay, don’t be fooled into thinking that this crew is a bunch of people with no qualms about their morals and ethics. They’re not. They are some of the most morally grey people I have encountered in literature. Kaz may have his reasons for stealing and scheming (“scheming face?” “definitely”). All of them have valid reasons for their actions, though, and this is what makes them truly remarkable. They do “bad” things, and they are often driven by sheer ambition. They are all misfits and they all have some pretty dark backstories. I love them!

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4 thoughts on “T5W: My Top 5 Slytherin-y Books on My Shelves”

  1. I LOVE SLYTHERIN BOOKS SINCE I TOO AM A SLYTHERIN. *cheers* Although Maggie Stiefvater tweeted that Ronan and Gansey are actually Gryffindors (although I still maintain Gansey is Ravenclaw) but Adam is like 50000% Slytherin. And Radu in And I Darken is SO a Slytherin. I’m rereading it right now and I love that book so much.😍 KAZ TOO. <3 😍

    1. Yay! Fellow Slytherin, I leave you with this great quote: “Scheming face?” “Definitely.”
      I cannot WAIT to read And I Darken. I accept the canon of Gansey and Ronan being Gryffindors, begrudgingly. Not everyone has to be a Slytherin…I guess.

  2. Dina, I honestly never would have guessed that you are a Slytherin! I would have thought a Hufflepuff or maaaaaybe Ravenclaw — you’ve gone & surprised me again, as you do so often. 😉

    Unfortunately, The Raven Boys is the only one I’ve read on your list, but oh yes, it is a Slytherin book through & through. So much cunning & so much ambition & yet, still, so much heart. I love that book with my whole soul, & I feel it highlights the oft-overlooked positive elements of the Slytherin house so beautifully. xx

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