Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bookish Holiday Gift Guide

This Post will not be in any particular order, however all of these books are perfect gifts for the holidays.

Fire & Flood By: Victoria Scott
Plot: Tella is an average girl whose brother has a life threatening ilness with an unattainable illness. She is the one link that can get him the cure, with her winning of the Brimstone Bleed a multi continental race that goes through the deserts and rainforests. This book is the Hunger Games meets the Amazing Race & Pokemon.
Gift for: ANY Dystopian fan, or person who is intrigued by mystical creatures (i.e Maddox the fox)

Let's Get Lost By: Adi Alsaid 
Plot: Leila is on a mission to see the northern lights in Alaska, when she runs into five completely different people along the way; Hudson, Bree, Elliot, Sonia and Leila. Each character is given a section of the book where their view of Leila is shown, until the last chunk where we hear Leila's story and he reasoning for embarking on this journey to begin with. This novel is John Green and Gayle Foreman.
Gift for: That guy who is secretly in love for with contemporaries, or the girl who is anxiously waiting for another John Green book to release...

Ready Player One By: Ernest Cline 
Plot: The main character is in a futuristic world where the world is in shambles and their society plays a multiplayer video game called Oasis. Oasis is a a game where the alternate reality is perfect and where the majority of their lives are forced to take place. All I can truly say is you need to read it if you are a gamer, or love 80's pop references.
Gift for: That nerdy person who just wants to live in the past, or that gamer who says he totally isn't in to reading and never will (prove them wrong with this awesome book)

Eon & Eona By: Allison Goodman
Plot: Eon is a "boy" who is training to become a dragoneye in china where only boys are allowed to protect the dragon magic, yet Eona is on her way to connect with the most rare dragon, the mirror dragon which includes all 12 of the celestial dragon powers in one form. This book is impossible to formulate a good plot for, as with all good fantasy but this is a must read for all game of thrones fans.
Gift for: Fantasy lovers with an interest in feminine themes along with those people who have a book hangover from Game of Thrones.

A Walk in The Woods By: Bill Bryson
Plot: A hilarious count of two friends trek across the Appalachian trail to find themselves. This story is full of classic Bryson humor and wit that will have you laughing or wanting to hit the characters for their stupidity. this book encompass that grey line between non-fiction and fiction that has some true aspects, but lacks the dry and dull form of non fiction. Join the Hike with two inexperienced men as they trek 2500 miles to find what they truly stand for, and enjoy many laughs along the way.
Gift for: The avid outdoors man who is too busy hiking to read, if this book goes in his pack it is sure to be read time and time again.

The Wolf Gift By: Anne Rice
Plot: "A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer. . . an older woman, welcoming him into her magnificent, historic family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency . . . A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . an idyllic night—shattered by horrific unimaginable violence..."(Goodreads) This book has magical elements, the occasional crime solving mystery, and a dash of romance.
Gift for: ANYONE (who is mature to read ADULT books)....

Goodreads Links:
Fire & Flood
Let's Get Lost
Ready Player One
Eon
A Walk in The Woods
The Wolf Gift

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