What better way to celebrate Harry Potter than to combine house sorting with characters from other books? I took a cue from Gillian over at Writer of Wrongs (who is absolutely BRILLIANT by the way) and picked some amazing heroines from books I’ve read in the past year. And, since I’m both horrible at decisions and don’t believe that human personality can easily fit in a box, I included hybrid houses. And it’s just more fun that way.
Let the shenanigans BEGIN!
- Celaena /Aelin from Throne of Glass – GRYFFINDOR
It can be argued that Celaena/Aelin would have a better fit in Slytherin, but I’m going to go Gryffindor. While she has cunning and ambition (she is an assassin after all), she’s got a bit more of the fiery, impulsive nature of a true Gryffindor. Additionally, even though she is an assassin, she’s actually got quite a heart and has done some very noble and brave acts, especially standing up for those she cares about. Besides, her ambition to be the greatest assassin is more due to the pride found in the title rather than for the power itself. So, GRYFFINDOR IT IS!
Hybrid house: SlytherGryff – cunning, nerve, and chivalry rolled into one.
- Lady Jane Grey from My Lady Jane – RAVENCLAW
Really, is this even up for discussion? This girl’s patronus is a book. She lives, breathes, and eats knowledge and wit. As Ravenclaw as it gets.
Hybrid house: RavenPuff – not only does she believe in equality, but she’s unafraid of toil.
- Shahrzad from The Wrath and the Dawn – Slytherin
Admittedly, this one was a bit difficult. I ultimately went with Slytherin because she illustrates ambition in her desire for vengeance and cunning for her clever use of storytelling to achieve her ends and ultimately outmaneuver the dawn/death scenario.
Hybrid house: Difficult. Very Difficult. I think SlytherGryff. Honestly, I argued against myself for all of them. She illustrates the wit of Ravenclaw, the just and loyal nature of Hufflepuff, and the nerve and bravery of Gryffindor. I’d say Gryffindor over Hufflepuff because she’s a bit more out there with her nerve. Seriously brave this one is.
- Cinder from Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) – Hufflepuff
At first glance, I thought Ravenclaw. Cinder is clever and practical after all, two qualities that fit Ravenclaw. And, she’s levelheaded, using logic (aka the literal computer in her head) to look at situtations and act accordingly. BUT, even though she is these things, I think her Hufflepuff qualities shine brighter. One, she is INCREDIBLY hard-working. This is clearly illustrated by all the effort she puts into her mechanics shop and the saving she does. Additionally, though she’s not quite daring, she is definitely unafraid of toil and getting her hands dirty. Finally, she’s incredibly loyal to those who deserve it (and even those who don’t) and demands fairness in all she does. A true Hufflepuff.
Hybrid house: RavenPuff – see above.
- Scarlet from Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)– Gryffindor
Fiery, brave, and brash, this girl is a true Gryffindor.
Hybrid house: GryffinPuff – she’s loyal and a hard worker.
- Cress from Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) – Hufflepuff
I keep switching back and forth but I think she is a Hufflepuff because SHE IS TOO PRECIOUS FOR THIS WORLD. Okay, and she’s embodies the qualities of a Hufflepuff. She’s a hard worker and really caring and isn’t afraid to do what needs to be done and just a sweet soul, okay? I feel like overall she just screams Hufflepuff.
Hybrid house: RavenPuff for sure. Even though her overall personality is Hufflepuff-like, she is clearly intelligent, being a brilliant computer hacker and all. She just doesn’t expressly value it as much as a true Ravenclaw would. I actually think Cinder would be more Ravenclaw than Cress.
- Elisa from The Girl of Fire and Thorns – Ravenclaw
Elisa is a total Ravenclaw. She’s bookish and scholarly and would much rather be in the library learning than socializing. And she is oh so clever.
Hybrid house: SlytherClaw or RavenPuff. She’s actually quite caring, just, and hard-working as the series goes on which makes me think a mix of Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. BUT she’s actually very strategic and becomes quite ambitious as the series continues, also. Hm….difficult. Very difficult. I’m going to go with RavenPuff because I think the ambition and strategy can stem from her Ravenclaw-ness.
- Helene from An Ember in the Ashes – Hufflepuff
Another difficult one. I think one would initially go towards Gryffindor, what with the job she has and all. And she definitely emobdies the qualities of Gryffindor. BUT I think the true soldier-type, which is what she is, is more aligned with Hufflepuff. She is hard-working and isn’t afraid of a fight. But it’s her incredible loyalty that indicates Hufflepuff. Additionally, she is a just and honorable soul. Oh, what a difficult one. Even as I write this I go back and forth. But I trust my decision. Hufflepuff it is.
Hybrid house: GryffinPuff – Gryffindor and Hufflepuff tend to have qualities very similar to each other. But Hufflepuff tends to be the slightly more….stoic of the two. Not quite so HERE I AM, like their Gryffindor bretheren. But she definitely embodies the bravery and chivalry characteristic of Gryffindor.