Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Books I Love...

Great Book Recommendations

These are some of my favorite novels that I do not often mention on the blog, however I would love to continually gush about the Mistborn Trilogy and all the supporting worlds. Anyway here are some of my favorite undehyped books on my blog.

Eon & Eona By: Allison Goodman 
Plot: "Twelve-year-old Eon has been in training for years. His intensive study of Dragon Magic, based on East Asian astrology, involves two kinds of skills: sword-work and magical aptitude. He and his master hope that he will be chosen as a Dragoneye--an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune. " (Goodreads).
  • The characters are great! 
  • This world takes a hold of the Chinese mythology and gives it a run for its money.
  • Great imagery inside this rich world.
  • I am due for a reread soon, I will host a Readathon for them if anyone wants to join.

All the Light We Cannot See By: Anthony Doer
Plot: "Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge."(Goodreads)
  • This story holds a very rich story set in a time period that most of us have not seen before in literature.
  • This novel captures the atmosphere impecably. Now I am dying to visit St.Malo France.
  • The entwining stories gave the plot a very realistic feel that many stories lack.
  • These characters have become to be apart of my fictional family, they are so sweet and innocent.
A Monster Calls By: Patrick Ness 
Plot: "The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster, though, is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor."(Goodreads)
  • This book has a heart wrenching story with wonderful illustrations.
  • This story has a message about growing up that I feel we all need to hear.
The Power of One By: Bryce Courtenay 
Plot: "No stranger to the injustice of racial hatred, five-year-old Peekay learns the hard way the first secret of survival and self-preservation - the power of one. An encounter with amateur boxer Hoppie Groenewald inspires in Peekay a fiery ambition - to be welterweight champion of the world."(Goodreads)
  • This is a very heavy hitting novel about the power of oneself that is uplfting and empowering
  • I loved the characters and plot.
  • I will be re reading this soon if any want to join.
A Walk In The Woods By: Bill Bryson
Plot: "The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woodswill make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in)"(Goodreads)
  • As an Eagle scout I can appretiate the issues that arose in this memoire and would love to partake in an adventure like this one day. 
  • The men in this book are hilarious for anyone who has been hiking or spent a great deal of time in the wilderness. 
  • Great Book

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