Books, books.. books... help
time ago, I was asked to make a list of my favorite books.
I will; but keep in mind I have not finished all series yet.
series will be linked to their Goodreads page, for your convenience.
also has links to websites where to buy these books)
worry I will never give out spoilers. And I will only describe the first book / no-spoiler overview of a series.
“The Locke Lamora Series” by Scott
series follows a young thief, named Locke Lamora. Orphaned as a young child, he
is taken in by the Thief Maker. Who, as the name suggests, makes thieves out of
orphans. But soon, he is too much to handle, and is given off to Father Chains.
Who isn’t at all what he seems. Raised as a ‘Gentleman Bastard’, Locke and his
crew are off to steal from the richest folk in town and to not share! How noble
by one of my favorite authors: It’s a quick paced, fun story; with a satsifying
ending and darker scenes woven into the story. Plenty of sass, action, and
swearing and by plenty I mean a lot.. Locke Lamora as a character, to me, is a
mix of Sherlock Holmes and Loki the norse God. Intelligent.
summary of the series is “Shut up, Lamora.”
recommanded for very young readers due to obvious reasons.
The Lies of Locke Lamora
Red Seas under Red Skies
The Republic of Thieves
Thorn of Emberlain (Not out yet)
“The Assassin’s Curse Duology” by
Cassandra Rose Clarke (Complete)
series follows a young pirate named Ananna. She is married off to another clan,
but decides to flee on the day of her wedding. However, the clan did not like
this, and send an assassin after her. Due to (probably) Naji’s terrible luck,
Ananna saves his life. Now he is bound to the Pirate by a curse, and is unable
to kill her. (Terribly inconvenient if you’re an assassin). Together they have
to figure out how to break this curse. Lots of sass, swearing and blood.
personally not recommand this to a child. But a teen would be fine.
The Assassin’s Curse
The Pirate’s Wish
–Some standalones– by Agatha Christie
with me.. is always either a hit or complete miss.. I like if things make
sense.. and with these books below, that is the case. Also: This is the creator of a granny detective. Who
And then there were none…
The seven dial mystery
Murder on the Orient-Expres
The secret of the Blue train.
“The Eon Duology” by Alison Goodman
follows a crippled girl. In this world, there are dragons. If you are 12 year
old, you can take a test and possibly bond with a dragon. (And that is not
meant in the creepy way). However you can only take this test if you’re male.
So of course, our protagonist is female, and 16 years old. How can that
possibly go wrong? (It’s been a while, so if you want something more accurate
than my old brain’s recollection please go to the links below..)
for young teenagers. Lots of violence, though so please be careful.
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn
Eona: The Last Dragoneye
“The Rithmatist Series” by Brandon
book follows Joel. A student, with no magic abilities, but an immense interest
in the Rithmatist and their ways. (And I mean fanboy level, guys. Really. Biggest
nerd you’ll ever come across.)
world, there is a magic system that works with Chalk. A Rithmatist is a person
with magical abilities, to bring little creatures, called 'chalklins’ to life.
Now as innocent as that might sound. These little creatures have the power to
rip humans to itty bitty shreds.. .. So they are completely terrifying. Surely
no one will mess with that?
with a refreshing end. If you’re looking for something exciting and new, this
is it. Brandon Sanderson, man. Beating the stereotypes.
“The vault of Dreamers Series” by
Caragh M.O'Brien (incomplete)
story takes places on an art campus. In this campus, you are follows by cameras
on all your waking hours. Based off how many viewers you get, you either get to
pass, or get kicked out. It follows a girl named Rosie. And Rosie is starting
to notice strange things that are going on.
normal to take pills so you sleep from 6 to 6, to enhance your creative
abilities. However, Rosie decides to be a rebel for our sakes, or there would
be no story. She skips the pill. And so; she notices strange things going on at
night. Like people go missing. People don’t usually do that. Time to
this book has terrible romance. Like really. It sucks. But the book itself is
good. But please, ignore the ~romantic plotline~.. I can’t even.
The vault of dreamers
“The Knight and Rogue Series” by
Hilari Bell (Incomplete)
a light, humorous series, that follows a honest, brave (with selective
stupidity) knight, named Michael. In a time where knights are no longer common.
And his squire Fisk! Who happens to be a rogue. A sassy rogue. Each book
follows a story on itself. Definitely recommanded for younger children, but
hey, adults can enjoy it just as much.
world, if you commit a crime, you can be bound by magica. You are at that point
unredeemed, and are no longer protected by the law. So basically, you could get
murdered and no one would be bothered by it. Michael, due to .. circumstances,
is unredeemed. It follows their adventures. Yeah, sure, that will go well.
The last Knight
“The Gospel of Loki” by Joanne Harris
little gem is the norse mythology retold through Loki’s perspective. And biased
as I am, I love it. Absolutely love it. It is humorous, light, and above all
it’s LOKI. Even if you have no interest in the mythology; it reads like a
normal book would. No knowledge beforehand is required. Loki is more than happy
to provide that for you… Yeah, that’ll go well.
The Gospel of Loki
“The Ranger’s Apprentice Series” by
John Flanagan (Complete)
a very long series. … Yeah. it is. It follows a young child named Will. Will
is an orphan and is short, and has no talents. Or so he thinks. What he doesn’t
know, is that he is perfect to become a Ranger!
in this series, are basically no different than badass assassins with bows.
Really. Everyone is scared of them, because no one knows much about them.
There’s not a whole lot I can say about the plot because every pair-or-so
follows a different story/timeskips.
humorous, fun, and is full of sassy dialogue! Definitely recommanded for a child. For it is
a children’s series. Do be aware there is violence in here. And murder. … a
lot of it.
Ruins of Gorlan
Battle for Skandia
Sorcerer in the North
Siege of Macindaw
Kings of Clonmel
Emperor of Nihon-Ja
“The Brotherband Series” by John
to Ranger’s Apprentice, as it is the same world. But this time it focusses on a
group of Skandinavian kids. Hal is half Araluen and half Skandinavian (I
butchered those names.. forgive me, but I read the dutch versions, so..) As the
RA series, these are seperate stories, however at this point it seems to be a
trilogy, followed up by another trilogy. Don’t quote me on that.. Please.
because of his racial problem, Hal has dealt with a lot of discrimination. And
when the yearly test comes to form 'brotherbands’, he is left with the unwanted
scraps of society.. Who turn out to be absolute gems.
“A darker shade of Magic Series” by
V.E. Schwab (Incomplete)
a book with multiple worlds. That only select few can travel between through borders.
Kell, our main character is one of these mages. In order to get into the other
worlds, you need an item of that other world, and your blood.
Grey London, which is a world with no magic.
Red London, full of magic. Kell is from Red London.
there is White London. Where only the strong have magic.
thennn.. there is the rumored Black London that no one knows anything about.
I found White London to be absolutely terrifying. Keep it in mind when you read
this book. It is not beyond torture and murder. Lots of violence.
story starts off slow, but it builds up super fast and it became one of my
is an (absolute gem of a) thief, that steals Kell’s item that allows him to travel.
That’s where the story starts off. Highly recommand, just be careful with the
shade of Magic
“Falls the Shadow” by Stefanie
world, when you have a lot of money, you can clone yourself at birth. So if you
die, there is a copy of you. The sister of Cate, our main character, has died.
Only a few hours later, they went to get her replacement. However, this Violet
is not any bit like the Violet that Cate knew. Violent, wild and out of
control, she is now accused of murder.
I found Violet a really good character. But Cate was frustratingly slow and
selfish. The romance in this book is a complete joke. And the only reason I put
it in here, is because it has a good storyline. And Violet.
“The Falling Kingdom Series” by
Morgan Rhodes (Incomplete)
story follows four different characters. (So it’s a bit difficult to create a
full summary. I only read the first book so far)
pampered princess who witnessed a murder that will change everything. Blamed
for something she did not do, she is on the run and trying to stay alive. Which
is awfully hard when someone wants you dead.
the brother of the victim Cleo witnessed. Is out for Cleo’s throat.
sorceress with great powers she knows nothing about. Kidnapped as a baby,
raised by royalty, she is (basically the biggest mary sue on the northen
hemisphere). – (I can’t tell you much,
does it show?)
the heir of a tiran. 'Brother’ of Lucia, he is trained for war.
have to give out a little warning; This book follows the 'Brother loves
Sister, but they are not really related’
plotline. That I don’t care about. The book itself is really good.
“The Kingmaker Kingbreaker Series” By
Karen Miller (Complete)
is a little tricky, because telling you about the innocent mage, will spoil you
for A blight of mages and A blight of mages, will somehow spoil you for the
suggestion would be, to only look at a blight of mages first.
summary of the Innocent mage is enough to spoil you, so if you trust my
read 'A blight of mages first’. Without even glancing at the others. (The other
two will make more sense after reading that one first too.)
follows a young mage called Barl Lindin. She is of poor class, and so she has
never been able to enter the college she wanted to go to. Being an extrodinary
mage, with incredible powers, and a stubborn attitude - and basically never
being able to remain quiet, Barl is fired for the 6th or-so time. Bitter and
frustrated, she tries to apply for the college one last time before giving up
(and beats up people in the process.. I love Barl.)
Danfey, discovers her powers, and decides to keep her to himself. Morgan, being
nowhere near Barl’s level, wants to become more powerful. As where Barl wants
to learn more. Enabling the worst in eachother, this is a wild ride.
overly powerful mages, that can never go wrong, right? Hah..
violence, murder, torture, the whole lot. So please be careful. This also goes
for the other two books.
“The Fisherman’s Children Duology” by
Karen Miller (Complete)
say nothing about this. This is a follow-up duology on the series mentioned
above. Anything I say will be spoilerish so please don’t look into this, if you
haven’t finished the first three books.
here for reference only.
I will mention that these two are of lesser quality as the original kingmaker
“The Rogue Agent series” by K.E Mills
/// Karen Miller (Complete)
story follows Gerald. Gerald is a wizard. But he just isn’t a very good one. On
his first day at the staff factory, he accidently blows it up, trying to save
it. Fired on the spot, he is desperate to find a new job. And as his friend
Monk suggested, he tries a place further away, to let things settle down a bit.
However, this new job isn’t anything what he expected it to be. Following the
plans of a mad king, things can only go one way. And that’s the bad way.
have to warn that this book has torture in it. And it’s really .. er..
terrifying. But the first book was
really good. Anything by Miller is basically good. I’m in love with all her
works. I’m so biased. Please read her works.
“The Tarnished Crown Quintet” by
Karen Miller (Incomplete)
not read this book, yet. But since it is one of my favorite authors, I feel
comfortable enough to recommand this book, even though I have no yet read it
myself. Also I have no clue what it is about, but I do own a copy. Unconditioned
love for Miss Miller.