Slytherin Book Recs! ft. characters who will ruin your life

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I was supposed to publish this on Tuesday like everyone else, but I scheduled myself for a blog tour on that day because I’m disorganized af. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? I was overwhelmingly excited about this post, so I’m glad things worked out this way.

I myself identify as a Slytherpuff,,,so members of this house are guaranteed to love these recs with their entire heart or your money back 🙂

(((((imagine the pure, terrifying wrath of a Slytherin demanding a refund holy guacamole))))))

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A Separate Peace by John Knowles

listen i know i’m always talking about this book. BUT IT’S MY SOUL IN BOOK FORM.

The narrator is an extremely Slytherin boy named Gene, at boarding school, who has a best friend named Finny ((who is the most special boy in the whole world))

The story is about Gene’s struggle to trust that Finny loves him, despite Gene literally not having a single trusting organ in his body. Gene is jealous, ambitious, and it’s extremely hard to earn his trust & loyalty

And Finny is a bright ray of sunshine, constantly saying “oh yeah, gene is my best friend i love him, he’s my number one person, look at how perfect and loyal he is i just love gene”

A Separate Peace

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The Fever King by Victoria Lee

Watching Dara and Noam rise to power, shamelessly //murder//, and overallll not give a damn,,,,,,,,,,,,my heart was hit directly with Slytherin.

Also, the entire premise is about achieving what you want, by whatever means necessary. And these characters make such extreme choices!!!!!

I was SURPRISED about everything, in a constant state of  astonishment.

The Fever King (Feverwake, #1)

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Evelyn Hugo is SO CUNNING and manipulative, she will stop at nothing and use all the resources to become the most Rich and Famous woman in the entire world.

If anyone is a Slytherin, it is Evelyn. SHE HAS REACHED PEAK MANIPULATIVE BADASS.

she’s also my one true love if anyone was wondering

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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The Captive Prince by C.S Pacat

This book features an entire COUNTRY of Slytherins. Prince Laurent is from Vere, where everyone is determined to be as stone cold as possible to achieve their dreams.

Their Dreams = having buckets of money & power.

Also, Laurent is secretly the sweetest, fluffiest Slytherin to ever grace literature.

He just wants to nurture Damianos and enjoy the ocean in their summer palace???????

Captive Prince (Captive Prince, #1)

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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

I know this one is probably a weird choice, BUT HEAR ME OUT. The concept of this book is that everyone has their own doorway, or universe that specifically made to match their heart.

So, your nature, everything you love and personally enjoy, YOUR INHERENTLY PERFECT WORLD, is contained behind a door.

And certain people have found their door and became obviously deeply attached.

This book is about kids who have been cast away from their worlds, for various reasons. Everyone is distraught and their one goal in life is to find their doorway again, because they f’ing hate the regular world.

And they will ****stop at nothing**** to go back home to their own private reality.

~~they are ruthless and will tackle you~~

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1)

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share yo thoughts

Do you love Slytherins? Because I sure do

What is your favorite Slytherin-like book?

Have you read any books from my list? Which is your favorite?



(((the other houses)))

🌺Gryffindor Recs 🌺Ravenclaw Recs🌺Hufflepuff Recs🌺

47 thoughts on “Slytherin Book Recs! ft. characters who will ruin your life

  1. Nimika @ wordhaven says:


    reading The Fever King was honestly like being in a fever dream because i read it SO QUICKLY and then immediately forgot about half of it and had so many questions like,,, did that book really happen? excuse me? i need answers?

    capri is literally one of my favorite trilogies out there and i want to always reread it bc it’s such goddamn pERFECTION.


  2. Sieran Lane says:

    Omg I love this Slytherin list, and what a creative tag!! That Irresistible Poison by Alessandra Hazard is not bad. Ksar, one of the heroes, is such an ass to Seyn, who is the other hero. It’s not exactly a Harry-Draco kind of romance, but it sort of is too. XD

    Just a Bit Wrong also by Alessandra Hazard, has a hero, Tristan DuVal, who is very charming and likable on the surface, but wow does he get nasty towards people closer in proximity to him, like his adoptive brother, his personal assistant, and of course his love interest, lol. He does have a very sympathetic backstory, but he’s still such a cruel asshole! He’s very entertaining, though. XD

    Would you agree that Baz from Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is a Slytherin? XD I believe Carry On is essentially a Harry Potter parody too. And the romance could be seen as a HarryXDraco fanfic parody. (Simon Snow and Baz are still one of my OTPs, though.)

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      ldskjf thank you so much Sieran!!!! i think I read some of That Irresistible Poison but then my Kindle Unlimited subscription ended DIRECTLY after the scene where he takes his smol best friend back to earth??? and the love interest *storms* in and is like “not on my watch, back on the space ship w you two rascals”
      (((but i may be thinking about a different book, oh god I tried to marathon so many kindle books at once and it was unhealthyyy :”’)

      + now i need to read Just a Bit Wrong, if nothing else for the name “Tristan DuVal” what a beautiful name c: c:

      + OMG FOR SURE BAZ!!!!!!!! he is such a Slytherin. a soft Slytherin, but a Slytherin nonetheless ❤ every time Simon and Baz were in close proximity to one another I automatically began melting. HOW DARE THEY BE SO PURE

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  3. Brianna says:

    I just finished The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and could not agree more about Evelyn being a Slytherin!! Plus she has the signature green dress and everything so it all makes sense💚

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      BRIANNA OMG YOU FINISHED EVELYN HUGO!!!!!! THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPPPPPPPYYYYY, isn’t she just the most amazing person to ever grace this earth?????? she’s so comforting because she’s so authentic, she never tries to be anything she’s not and refuses to feel ashamed about things and yet she owns her mistakes?????????? my book girlfriend forever and ever i love and adore her

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      • Brianna says:

        I DID! I FINISHED IT AND I LOVED! IT! SO! MUCH! Evelyn is such an icon wow wow wow. she’s a fave for sure💚 ugh that book was spectacular :’)


  4. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Every Heart a Doorway is an interesting pick for this rec list but I have to say after reading what you said about it I do agree. Everyone is out for themselves, their goal is to find their door and for a few people they don’t care what they have to do to find it again.
    Both The Fever King and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo are on my TBR list, I keep hearing great things about both so I need to get around to them soon.
    Great post, and great recommendations as well. 🙂 ❤

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      i am so glad you agree, i knew it would be such a hard thing to explain but u understand what i mean :”’) ****feels happy******

      +oh gosh Beth as soon as you finish Evelyn Hugo i am going to be overwhelmed w joy bc i truly think you’ll love her an adore her<3 ❤ ❤ there's also a strong change it shall become one of your favorites

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  5. Julianna @ Paper Blots says:

    “I was supposed to post this on Tuesday…” damn. Honestly, same. An icon that we can relate to!!! Literally me with all of my posts in February.

    Anyways, AHHHH I really want to read Captive Prince, even though I know the romance is… questionable? But so many of my friends have read it and are obsessed sooooo???? ALSO I was like “I have literally never heard of A Separate Peace before” but then I looked back at your description and the characters sounded familiar and I just remembered that my English class read this book this school year and ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I am so sorry but I did not enjoy that. Well, I mean, I didn’t fully read it. but. I freaking HATE Gene okay. 😦

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      sdfj i am so glad you understand the struggle, i cannot keep any semblance of a schedule &&i’ve just given up trying at this point :””””’)

      +++Captive Prince is SO QUESTIONABLE and i dnf so many times, but then one day i just powered through bc so many frens loved it and /////////////the third book///////////attacked my feelings and i cannot stop thinking about Prince Damen and his nurturing best friend Nikandros and his adorable but also mean boyfriend Laurent </3

      +Gene is SO DISAPPOINTING, bc Finny adored him and he messed up a beautiful friendship, i am still crying to this day


  6. Caro @ bookcheshirecat says:

    Oh I’ve been anticipating this post SO much!! Even though I’m a Hufflepuff, Slytherin has always been my favorite house due to the fact that I find Slytherins to be among the most interesting people and they sadly get reduced to the ‘evil’ stereotype in the books. This also results in me having all the Slytherin merch 🐍💚 I agree that Evelyn Hugo is the best Slytherin Queen, we love her 😍

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  7. tempestofbooks says:

    As a Slytherin myself, these recommendations make me very happy because they’re not cliché AT ALL, which is refreshing! I added The Fever King to my TBR recently, and I can’t wait for it to come out so I can finally read it!

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