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My current plans for buying Christmas gifts is to BUY EVERYONE ILLUMINAE by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. No one can complain about that right?? Then they HAVE to read it. *dragon grins*
* Note: I am completely and UTTERLY immune to this rule. Unless it is a book I actually want to read (old cookbooks do NOT count >.<).
Every once in a while, I do get around to reading books recommended to me and these are the 10, the best 10, the 10 you NEED IN YOUR LIFE because OMG they are AMAZING!!
Books thrown at me by people in the real world
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer – Who doesn’t like a genius kid evil mastermind? Add onto that an elaborate hidden Fae society with sassy dialogue, I’m so glad my co-workers badgered me to read this one. 😀
The Rook by Daniel O’Malley – OMG THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!! ❤ ❤ I don’t even know how I wrote an actually coherent review, but it is the best thing EVER and if you aren’t convinced, read my review (or better yet, THE BOOK) 😀 😀 My friends are the best for handing this one off to me!!
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty – A cute story set in the unique setting of the Biltmore Estate, this MG was adorable and memorable enough that my sieve of a brain actually remembers snippets?? This is another co-worker recommendation.
Terrier by Tamora Pierce – I may be partially biased towards this since the protagonist and I share names, BUT, she is also super relatable with a great cast of friends, a mystery to solve and fun fantasy setting. While I love high fantasy and epic fantasy, this was a fun surprise since it doesn’t focus on the upper classes at all. ❤ Another lovely recommendation from friends.
The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – Jennifer Lynn Barnes, in my humble opinion, is the QUEEN of YA suspense/mysteries. This one is no exception with government politics, betrayal, friendships and high school drama all wrapped up into a super exciting series. Can you guess who recommended this one? FRIENDS. 😀
While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell – Sleeping Beauty isn’t a fairytale that lends itself to a real life/contemporary novel, but Blackwell comes close with this historical fiction retelling. There isn’t a clear locale for this, but there is NO MAGIC, yet it keeps really well to the original fairytale! My family bookclub read this one and it was overall liked (though not flailing-level of fangirl liked).
Books that broke the internet so therefore I MUST READ THEM NOW!!!
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – An ancient Rome-inspired YA fantasy, I was a little hesitant about this one, but the characters, THE CHARACTERS, I ❤ a ridiculous amount! Even though my copy of this is paperback, I already bought the sequel in hardcover because I needed it ASAP! — found via various blogs and bookstagram!
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – OMG OMG OMG OMG. Only one book can compete with my devotion to The Rook and that would be this epic monster of space heartbreaks and gorgeous battles!! The format may take a few pages to adjust to, but once you do, there is no turning back. 😀 😀 — another various blogs and bookstagram find!
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab – AUUUUGGGGUUUUSSSTTTT!!!!! ❤ ALL OF THE FEELS. My obsession with this book is completely the fault of the fabulous Cait at paperfury – as explained in my full book review that *warning* has quite a bit of fangirling!!
What books do you recommend to EVERYONE YOU MEET? Or give as gifts? What is your favorite book that someone recommended to you?