On my blog, I will share with you, my thoughts about books. (surprise surprise)
The tricky thing is that for all of you books mean something different. We are not the same but if you found my blog it shows that we all do have something in common. We are all readers.
YA fantasy has a special place in my heart. Isn’t it amazing to even for a second be able to forget about our mundane lives and believe in impossible?
I remember when my story as a reader started. I would not be the person I am if not for the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. If you didn’t read yet Rick Riordan’s books you should really try to do so, even if they’re for the youngest audience the oldest would enjoy them as well.
The Lightning Thief is fantasy book with mythology in it. I might add that it’s the perfect book to encourage someone to read. The is from Percy’s point of view. He is about to find out that he is not a normal boy. His life is in danger and he needs to run. He ends up in half-blood camp for demigods and his father is not a random God but Poseidon himself.
Another book for getting someone into reading YA fantasy is, of course, the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. If there is any way you don’t know what the story is about let me tell you.
Harry is a young orphan living with his aunt and her family. He sleeps in a cupboard under the stairs. One day at his birthday, his life is about to change. Hagrid, a half-giant, and half-human, tells Harry that he is a wizard. Harry ends up in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
If you are already a lover of YA fantasy books I would highly recommend to you any of Sarah J. Maas book, but let’s focus on Throne of Glass series. What I like the most about this series is that the female lead is not just a stupid girl, not sure what do with her life, waiting for a prince to save her. She is the best assassin in the Kingdom. As a punishment, she was sent to work in the salt mines of Endovier. The irony is the Prince comes to take her from there but only if she would work for him.
Every book gets better and better, and Sarah J. Maas is my favourite author.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Just read it, you’re going to love it! (If you’re still not sure the look at the cover, also the USA hardcover version has black and red pages!) Before reading it, you don’t have to read the Grisha trilogy which is the prequel series to Six of Crows.
The story is about 6 people who are different in every possible way that are planning a magical heist.