Post by ❀ k a l ❀ - h i a t u s on Feb 6, 2019 15:56:33 GMT -7
So i'm going to be buying some books coming up and I just want to know what kind of series or single books that you guys like.
I'm interested in a lot of things, i'm not into scary books thought but I will take a look at them.
Some of the series i've read so far are.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Beka Cooper Series, Song of the Lioness, The Immortals, Trickster Books! - Tamera Piece Carve the Mark & The Fates Divide - Veronica Ross Moon Chosen, Sun Warrior, Wind Rider - P.C. Cast
House of Night Series - P.C. Cast Kristen Cast
Warrior Cats - Erin Hunter
Looking into getting these books already! Game of Thrones Novels The Last Kingdom Series (They have it on netflix)
I have a couple individual books you might like :)
Scythe by Neal Shusterman - This is about a girl in a society where people are basically immortal. They control the population by having "Scythes" do humane killings. Replacing a Scythe is rare, but the main character ends up in an apprentice position. It's a really, really good book and I love it. Not as dark as it sounds, as Neal Shusterman writes more preteen-aimed books. Ugh, I just love this one. In general, I'd recommend Neal Shusterman as an author. He also wrote books called Unwind and Everlost, which start series. I loved those books in high school. Scythe has a sequel called Thunderhead and it's just as great!
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - A horse book! It's about a celtic horse legend where they race these bloodthirsty horses (not a horror, though sometimes has some minor bloody stuff). Also a bit of romance between the main girl and main boy. The book switches between the two of them, as the girl has a regular horse and the boy deals with the bloodthirsty horses. I really love this one lol
Firehorse by Diane Lee Wilson - A coming of age story kind of, but also a horse book! It's about a girl from 1872 Boston who must deal with moving from her old house to Boston (and having to sell her horse), her dick of a father and trying to save a burnt horse during the Boston Fires. It was inspired by a real girl's diary from the 1800's in Boston.
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke - Yes, it's a children's book, but I love it lol It's a fantasy book about a boy who finds a brownie (cat monster) and a dragon. They gotta go on an adventure together to the Himalayan mountains lol It's just fun and cute to read, though is actually pretty long for a kid's book.
The Sight by David Clement-Davies - A fantasy wolf book, with literal wolves as the characters. It has a lot of drama and is honestly fantastic. It's about quite a lot and I don't want to spoil it, so I'd recommend reading the back of it on Amazon or something. Fantastic book. It has a sequel to it, which I have been dying to get my hands on for years.
Evensong's Heir by L. S. Baird - Okay, now stay with me on this one lol It IS supposed to be a romance novel between the two main men and has a very sketchy cover, BUT it is so much more than that. The author is amazing at world building and descriptions. It's just fantastic to read! It's slow building up and honestly, it doesn't focus on the romance. It becomes more of an adventure story where they must figure out how to deal with this corruption. It's beautifully written and one of my favorites, though people are super hesitant when I show a book that has a drawing of a scantily clad boy on the cover lmfao The main plotline is that the religion of the city has a temple where there are three songs sung daily. The three singers are chosen and dedicate their lives to it, but there is an assassination attempt on the evensong singer and he must attempt to figure out the underlying corruption and uncover the history of the temple that has been kept secret from him. Several characters join the party and there are some side adventures with them, though they're likeable.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke - Another children's book, but again, fantastic lol If you saw the movie, just ignore it. The book is about a girl who can read books into life / read herself into a book. For everything that comes out of the book, something must go into the book. She ends up inside of this book called Inkheart, which she has to suddenly deal with an adventure of the likes she has only read about. Definitely fantasy and a preteen-ish book, but good. It is a trilogy btw.
Warrior Cat Series by Erin Hunter - Already on your list but this was one of my favorite things ever as a kid. I RPed warrior cats too xD I just x10 recommend! Especially the special side quest books.
Decent - Recommending
Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde - The main girl here gets trapped inside a new type of video game where your brain is hooked up! She has to solve the game, but between all the riddles she must solve and figuring out each character betrayal, it becomes much harder than she thinks. To make matters worse, she doesn't have all the time in the world to finish it before the machine has a meltdown. This book is a really fun, light read! I enjoy it in the same sense as I enjoy Gamer Girl, though I think I like this one a bit more. It's got adventure and video games, what more could you want lol
Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi - Another sort of 'coming of age' story, but more fun and up-beat. It's about a girl who has to move from Boston to the suburbs and deal with changing schools. She draws and plays an online game similar to WoW, where she meets an online friend and teen drama ensues lol This book is a little dated since it has like.. 2009 era lingo in it and references. It's just a fun little book and I read it again from time to time.
The Darkest Powers Series The Summoning, The Awakening, The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong - It's a YA series about a girl who finds out she is a witch. She starts off in a house for 'special kids' - being magical powers. The series progresses to where they gotta win against the bad guys and whatnot. I liked it, thought it was entertaining.
Dust Lands: Blood Red Road by Moira Young - This book is written without quotation marks, but once you get used to it, I thought it was great. It was the first book I read after the Hunger Games way back when and I thought it was better lol It isn't scary really, but it's like an adventure surviving post-apocalypse sort thing. It's about a girl who must save her twin brother from a prophecy and she's gotta go through some great lengths in the post-apocalyptic world to rescue him.
The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint - I read this back in high school and I absolutely loved it lol It might be worth checking out. The summary is a bit long, but I recommend looking it up. It's about a rebellous teenage girl who is trying to figure things out with her new polar-opposite best friend. Some fantasy elements get involved!
Court of Fives by Kate Elliott - This is about a girl who decides to run in the "Fives", a competition among elite athletes. It gets her entangled with some old school political corruption. I quite like the setting and idea of this book, though I think it ended up a bit rushed. I think you might like this one, though! It does have a sequel that I haven't read yet, but the first book I'd read again.
The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin - Another more serious, realistic book. Warning of darker topics now: the book is about a boy and his sisters as they try to survive their abusive mother and get the help of a man she's trying to date. It's written pretty well and I enjoyed it.
Panic by Lauren Oliver - This is about a girl who ends up taking part in the legendary game the seniors of her high school run. It gets more and more involved than she thought as time goes on. Though isn't too dark, there is one scene that is a little iffy due to sensitive topics, no gore. It's a decent read and it kept me entertained. I'd rate it above the books in my next category, so it's like a moderately good book imo.
Partials by Dan Wells - About another post-apocalyptic world where women have to have babies at a certain age, but all babies die due to a virus. There are things called partials, which are like robotic people who are dangerous to the last humans. Kind of a one-time-read, but kept me entertained at least. I knew what was going to happen from the start and it's a bit contrived, but you might be interested just for a read.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner - About a boy who wakes up with no memories in a strange and very dangerous maze. Him and the other boys must try to escape. Not sure if you've seen the movie, but at least the first book of this series I liked a lot lol I never saw the movie or read the rest of the books though.
Everless by Sara Holland - This one is about a girl who leaves home to go work at the Everless estate. It's a dangerous place, but where she grew up. She has to figure out the corruption going on. Kind of an "eh" book, but it was entertaining at least. I buy a lot of the new Young Adult books to read when I go camping in the summer and this was one of them. It's decent enough to reread it I think.
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia - About some demon, though I can't remember in full detail because it was so plain. This book was... very generic? Kind of a rip off of The Darkest Power Series I think, but it entertained me for a once-through lol
Unfinished / Didn't Read - Might Interest
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - I haven't finished this one, but I do like it so far. It reads great and my best friend is absolutely obsessed with it to the point she wants to cosplay it. It does jump around a little, but I think it's a love story worth recommending.
Rot and Ruin (series) by Jonathan Maberry - So I did not actually read this series, but I bought all the books at one time. The reason this is on my recommended list is that two of my friends borrowed the books and absolutely raved about them for months. So maybe check these out lol They are about zombies, be warned. I'd recommend looking up the summaries online to check out.
The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien - This one is about an art school that is televised and people must vote on you for you to stay in the school. Everyone must return to their sleep vaults at the end of the day and take a sleeping pill. The main girl decides to stop and from there, begins to discover the secrets of the school. Now I read about half-way through this, then lost the book lol I did like it for the most part, though it was a little contrived when they introduced a love interest. I'm not sure how it'll end, but I do intend to finish it, so maybe it'll interest you.
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold - Did not finish this one yet. I'm not quite sure if you'd like this one, as it's a much more realistic, not-so-happy topic. The writing is just great and once started, I can't put the book down. It's from the same author who wrote The Lovely Bones, if you happened to know that book/movie. (Warning for darker part: The book spans 24 hours of when a woman kills her elderly mother who had dementia. So very serious, but it's a good book.)
The Wish Granter by C. J. Redwine - I actually haven't read this all the way through yet, but I thought it was interesting lol You could look into it and see if you'd be interested. I know the author has also written some popular books like The Traitor Prince.
Last Edit: Feb 7, 2019 14:13:38 GMT -7 by ❅ I c y ✩
Post by + ebonite + on Feb 7, 2019 19:29:48 GMT -7
I will second Icy's recommendations for The Sight and Dragon Rider. Both are books I read in elementary school/middle school and I adored them. It's been a while since I've read them though.
I also recommend A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones). I'm currently rereading them.
Now for my recommendations:
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo(read more here) My favorite book of all time. I absolutely adore it. It takes place in a fantasy universe where there are people called Grisha who have special powers. The plot is basically about a heist and it involves banding together a group of six people (hence the name) to pull off the heist. All six people have various skills required to pull off the heist and they have to learn how to get along together. Kaz is the second in command of a gang, Inej is a spy called The Wraith, Jesper is a sharpshooter with a gambling problem, Wylan is an explosives expert, Nina is a Grisha Heartrender (which means she can slow down people's heartbeats), and Matthias is a former prisoner with knowledge of the heist location. If you're familiar with Ocean's Eleven, it's like that. The writing and the worldbuilding are AMAZING and the characters are so great and I love it so much. It does have a sequel called Crooked Kingdom that is also fantastic. The only caveat here I will say is that there is a trilogy of books that exist in the same universe that were written first and it will help with the context and worldbuilding if you read them first. They are referred to as The Grisha Trilogy. Shadow and Bone is first, Siege and Storm is the second, and Ruin and Rising is last.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater(read more here) This is a series of four books - The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King. It's set in pretty much modern day Virginia. It's about a girl named Blue Sargent who is the daughter of psychics and a group of four private school boys - Gansey, Adam, Ronan, and Noah, referred to as the raven boys, hence the name. Blue Sargent's entire family is psychics but she curiously lacks the gift. Since she was a little girl, it was prophesized that if she kisses her true love, he will die. Gansey is the suave rich boy, Adam is the hardworker who got into school through scholarships, Ronan is the problem child with authority issues, and Noah is the quiet observer. The books revolve around Gansey's quest to find a long buried Welsh King and how Blue slowly gets involved in his quest along with the other three raven boys. It involves magic and mystery and it's really, really good. Great worldbuilding, great characters, fantastic writing.
The Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix(read more here) This is a series of five books - four books that follow one another, Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen and Goldenhand and then one prequel, Clariel. This book also heavily involves magic, but it's centered a lot around necromancy. The land that it takes place in is divided between the new kingdom and the Old Kingdom, divided by a wall. Across the wall into the Old Kingdom, technology ceases to work and magic takes over. The first book revolves around a woman named Sabriel, who is the daughter of the Abhorsen. The Abhorsen is pretty much the necromancer guardian, who uses necromancy - not to raise the dead, but to make the dead stay dead. Sabriel's father sends Sabriel a message that he is trapped in Death and that she has to go and rescue him. The worldbuilding is fantastic, I adore the magic system, and the characters are great. I have yet to read the last book.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir(read more here) This is a trilogy of books. The first one is An Ember in the Ashes, the second A Torch Against the Night, and the last Reaper at the Gates. It's a very Roman Empire inspired universe. One of the main characters, Laia, lives with her family on the outskirts, when her brother is arrested for treason. As a result, Laia goes to join the underground resistance to rescue him. The other main character, Elias, is a soldier in the Martial Empire and secretly wants to escape the Empire. The first book in particular involves stealth, spying, and secrets while the other two books become more involved with magic and mystery. I have yet to read the last book in this series as well.