August 5, 2014

Top Ten Books We Recommend to People Who Haven't Read…

Hi guys! So Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish and the topic for this week was top ten books you'd recommend to someone who hasn't read a certain genre. So we decided to tackle three different genres, my pick was Fantasy, Christina's was Dragon books and Milli's was Historical Fiction!
So without further ado, here are our recommendations!

Kaylie's (Fantasy) Recs

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. This is one of my favorite series because it has awesome writing and a kick butt assassin as the protagonist!

  

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. What I love about this trilogy is that it has such a great world and quite a bit of action and some pretty epic battle scenes.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor. Another one of my favorite trilogies, these books have beautiful writing and amazing, unique characters. However, the world takes so getting used to, so you need to keep on pushing through the book because it gets better.

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins. I recommend this book for people who want a more light-hearted, humorous fantasy because the writing has a little bit more of a contemporary feel and it isn't hard core high fantasy. 

Milli's (Historical Fiction) Recs

The Help. by Kathryn Stockett. This book is set during the Civil Rights Movement. I chose this book because of the interesting plot, the writing in dialect, and the unique cast of characters.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne. This book is set during the Holocaust. I chose this book because of the heavy subject matter, the theme of friendship, and the naivety of the main character. 

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.  This is another Holocaust book. I chose this The Book Thief because of the unique plot, the lovable characters, and the wonderful narration.

Christina's (Dragon) Recs 

The Eragon trilogy, by Christopher Paolini.  This is a fantastic series of high fantasy books about a boy named Eragon and a dragon named Saphira.  I love the unique and unforgettable characters, the complex and gripping plot, and the absolutely incredible world the books are set in.  

Dragon's Keep, by Janet Lee Carey.  This book may seem cliche, with the whole kingdom-threatened-by-a-dragon thing, but. This. Book. Is. Amazing.  With a part-dragon princess struggling to hide her dangerous secret, her mother, a queen who will go to any lengths to ensure her daughter's place on the throne, and a few unlikely friends that come and go along the way, this book is a good one.  

The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien.  If you're like me, the sheer size of The Lord of The Rings trilogy scared you off.  You'll get around to reading them, but right now, you'd like something a little faster-paced.  With its memorable characters, exciting plot, and, of course, epic dragon, this book is bound to be one you'll love. 

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