anonymous asked:

Okay sooo I'm curious about the books about Dante and Aristotle, and something called the raven cycle? Tell me more please

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz:  This book takes place in the 1980s, and is a fantastic coming of age (and coming out?) story about two teens growing up in El Paso.  

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater:  This is a four book series delving into the paranormal, romance, and adventure.  A Welsh king is rumored to be hidden in the hills of Virginia, and Gansey and his prep school friends are out to find him.  Blue Sargent was raised by psychics, and has been warned if she kisses her true love, they’ll die.  When she runs into the Raven boys, her life gets even more complicated.  

bandombooks asked:

Hullo. May I recommend the fic Onyx Raven by xxSammysabotagexx because I noticed some asked about a fic where Hermione fakes her own death

I forgot about that!!! Thanks for sending it in!!

  • Onyx Raven by xxSammySabotagexx - M, 27 chapters - It was just after sixth year when Hermione Granger died. When she did, Onyx Raven was born. Without her friends knowing she’s alive and nothing else to live for, Hermione goes undercover. Does this former bookworm have it in her to be a Slytherin?

anonymous asked:

what is the raven cycle?

It’s a lovely book series by Maggie Stiefvater.  

1. The Raven Boys

2. The Dream Thieves

3. Blue Lily, Lily Blue

4. The Raven King (to be released Feb 2016)

They’re fantastic, I definitely recommend them.  They’re really special- unlike anything I’ve ever read.  I’m not even sure what genre I would call it!  But from the inevitable death of one of the main characters, to questing for dead Welsh kings, to streetracing and a cursed kiss, it’s quite the adventure. 

black dove, white raven

I’m 2/3s of the way through Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein.

It’s taken me nearly a week to reach this point, simply because I’m listening to the audiobook* and audiobooks take time. Unlike when I listened to Code Name Verity, I’m not on holidays, so I’ve just been listening to a bit here and a bit there.

And I haven’t been tempted to stay up late to have more time for the book… until now.

It’s obvious from the beginning of Black Dove, White Raven that things go wrong - Em is desperate and writing to the emperor for help - but it isn’t clear exactly what has happened, and I didn’t know Em or Teo yet, and it’s not surprising that something goes wrong (things often do, in stories!) so that didn’t worry me.

And then the story jumps back to Em and Teo’s childhood - as they wrote about it before everything took a turn for the disastrous, and since it was obviously going to take days before I reached that part of the story, it was easy to forget about tiny bit of foreknowledge… I was lulled into feeling like everything would be okay. (Also, not being able to flip back to the front of the book and check the date of Em’s letter to the emperor meant I didn’t know how imminent disaster was.)  Oh, there’d be some obstacles but they wouldn’t be Code Name Verity level painful.

Ha. Things are exceptionally tense right now. And I have to write work emails.

* The only format currently available from my library ever since they changed their interlibrary loans system and cancelled my long-standing first-place-in-the-queue request for the printed book, which I’m still grumpy about.  Actually, the audiobook is excellent and is reminding me that I love audiobooks. Em and Teo’s voices are so - lively and distinct and real.

“There was a carefully cultivated sense of danger to this Lynch brother. This was not a rattlesnake hidden in the grass, but a deadly coral snake striped with warning colors. Everything about him was a warning: If this snake bit you, you had no one to blame but yourself.” - From “The Dream Thieves” by Maggie Stiefvater.

Book Recommendation Help!

Hey guys, I need your help!

I’m trying to make a list of books that feature awesome Middle Reader/YA female characters for a blog post I’m doing. They don’t have to be the main protagonist, but if you know of any books that you could add to the list, please let me know! I wanted to make a list for girls who want books about diverse heroines they can look up to. I’m hoping to get characters from different types of backgrounds and with different strengths. Feminine, masculine, big or small, warriors or not, I would love to know of books that have women in a variety of roles.  I would appreciate any input!

Here’s what I have so far: 

Middle Reader/YA Books - Fantasy

Throne of Glass (series) by Sarah J. Maas

Graceling, Fire, & Bitterblue (companion books) by Kristin Cashore

Song of the Lioness (series) by Tamora Pierce

Immortals (series) by Tamora Pierce

Protector of the Small (series) by Tamora Pierce

Trickster’s Choice and Trickster’s Queen by Tamora Pierce

Beka Cooper (series) by Tamora Pierce

The Circle of Magic (series) by Tamora Pierce

The Winner’s Curse (series) by Marie Rutoski

The Demon King (series) by Cinda Williams Chima

Cold Magic (Spritwalker Trilogy) by Kate Elliott

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (series) by Laini Taylor

Rook by Sharon Cameron

Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series) by Rick Riordan

An Ember in the Ashes (series) by Sabaa Tahir

Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen (series) by Garth Nix

The Cadet of Tildor (series) by Alex Lidell

Artemis Fowl (series) by Eoin Colfer

Inkheart (series) by Cornelia Funke

Poison Study (series) by Maria V. Snyder

The Cry of the Icemark (series) by Stuart Hill

Court Duel/Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith

A Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The Queen’s Thief (series) by Megan Whalen Turner

Eon (series) by Allison Goodman

The Hunger Games (series) by Suzie Collins

The Merchant of Death (series) by D.J. MacHale

YA Books – Paranormal

Vampire Academy (series) by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines (series) by Richelle Mead

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Series) by Cassandra Clare

Middle Reader/YA Books – Fairy Tale Retellings

Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Winter (Lunar Chronicles series) by Marissa Meyer

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

The Wrath and the Dawn (series) by Renee Ahdieh

To all of you who recommended the raven boys… Yes. I like you all.. 👌

Also I’ve appreciated all the “get well soons” they mean a lot 💕💕

Gotta get some rest now. Goodnight xx

Maria Gripe, The Glassblower’s Children