Hype or Like Friday – A Magical Duel

Just another Hype or Like Friday! This meme and Goodreads group were created by myself, Jill @ Rant and Rave Books, and Britt @ Geronimo Reads. To join our group and find out more information about what it’s all about, please go to our Goodreads page HERE.

The June BOTM is The Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game, #1) by Evelyn Skye.


  • Answer the weekly discussion topic.
  • Optional: Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
  • Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: A Magical Duel… Choose some of your favorite fictional characters to magically duel one another. Who would win?! example – Harry Potter vs. Voldemort

1. Aelin Galathynius (Throne of Glass series) vs. Feyre Archeron (A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy)


You know, this is one that I’ve actually thought about for a long time. I think this could be a really interesting fight. Feyre hasn’t been a born and bred fighter like Aelin, but she might have a bit of an advantage since she is a full Fae now and has all of the different powers from the Courts. BUT! If this was strictly hand to hand combat, I’m pretty sure that Aelin would kick her ass all day. She might even could win with powers since she’s meaner than Feyre. Either way, I’d like to watch this one happen. New goal: Pester Maas until she writes a short story where these two duke it out!

2. Simon Snow (Carry On) vs. Harry Potter (Harry Potter series)


Oh hell yes, I went there! The two Chosen Ones battling it out?! Sign me up, please! At first I was going to make this a draw because neither of these boys are the greatest wizards, however, I decided to give the victory by a slim margin to Mr. Potter. Snow just doesn’t show us enough of his abilities to persuade me otherwise. But I guess he could always just have Baz beat Harry up afterwards. Okay, I can’t stop laughing now picturing that…

3. Kady Grant (Illuminae series) vs. Paul Markov (Firebird trilogy)


Now this one would be interesting as both are extremely smart but have no experience with any kind of magic. The two are all about the tech! I think this would just be really funny to watch as the stumble their way through some spells. Paul would be all serious and focused while Kady would throw out some sassy comments. I think Kady would probably beat Paul as she wouldn’t even have to try, it would just work for her. Someone grab me a bucket of popcorn and a comfy chair, this is going to get very entertaining!

4. Iseult (The Witchlands series) vs. Mare Barrow (Red Queen series)


Iseult. It’s not even a contest. BOOM, BITCH!

5. Lila Bard (Shades of Magic trilogy) vs. Mirabella (Three Dark Crowns)


Okay yes, Mirabella can control the elements, but let’s be real… Lila Bard knows how to duel and fight. I don’t really seeing this being anything but a total beat down for Mirabella. Poor, poor thing.

Who would you pick for a magical duel? Do you agree with my choices? Would you change any of them? Leave a link to your Hype or Like Friday post in the comments below!