After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer’s breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer - perhaps more.
—  Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

The Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce

For more epic young adult fantasy with female leads, try these…

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman for an iconic series and heroine

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor for a tough as nails lead and a new, dark take on the supernatural romance

Sabriel by Garth Nix for magic blood lines, epic journeys, and a huge cast

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde for quirky humour alongside magic and dragons

(for sayselizabeth)

Get the email | Buy us a coffee


Lamb by Christopher Moore

For more witty, satirical reads about religion and politics, try these…

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov for a darkly humorous satirical masterpiece

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut for a sci-fi satire of science and religion

Lights Out in Wonderland by DBC Pierre for a journey into debauchery

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde for a mischievous parody of human worship systems

(for fanmomma0713)

Email | Donate