The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
I was looking at some book online at the library and it recommended this book to me and I was like “Terry Pratchett writes children’s books?!”. My boyfriend likes Terry Pratchett but I’ve not read any of his book before this so I thought this would be a nice easy introduction.
This is a children’s book set in a semi-magical world where this group of rats and a cat end up being able to think and talk and the story of the town they end up in. Oh also the boy they work with.
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The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
When I asked for fantasy recommendations someone mentioned this one which I had somehow never read so I gave it a shot.
This is a kids book about a boy named Bastian who finds a book called the Neverending Story in which he saves the world of Fantastica.
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The Magicians by Lev Grossman
This book was recommended to me by a stranger (ie someone from my book club thingy) when I asked for fantasy books. I can see how people would like this book but unfortunately this book was really not for me.
This is a teen fantasy book involving a magical school and magical world but it’s also a story about some really disturbed unhappy people.
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The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart
So on Netflix I watched Mary and Witches Flower and in the credits it mentioned that it was based off of a book, this book, so I decided to give it a read.
This is a children’s book following Mary and the adventures she has on a magic broomstick one summer.
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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
This is a teen graphic novel in which we follow the adventures of Nimona who becomes the sidekick to supervillain Lord Blackheart.
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
I’m not sure where I got the recommendation for this book but I’m so glad I read it.
Basically, this is a historical fantasy novel set in England in which we follow the lives of two magicians as they try to bring back magic. Although this book is technically fantasy, it is very logical and… British. Basically, I don’t want anyone to be put off just because it includes some magic.
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Coraline by Neil Gaiman
After reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman I realized that he was the one who wrote Coraline and that I needed to read it.
If you haven’t watched the movie yet I would recommend reading the book first. This is the story of Coraline whose family moves into a new house where she discovers that she has an “other mother” and “other father” who want to keep her there forever.
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The Order of Odd-Fish by James Kenned
So I may have mentioned before that I’m kind of in a book club. Anyway, someone in the book club mentioned that they were reading this book so I decided to give it a go.
This is a middle grade novel following the adventures of Jo who was left with her aunt as a baby with a note indicating that she is dangerous.
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The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey
This is the third book in the Dragonriders of Pern series and the last one I will be reading.
In this book the dragonriders try to figure out stuff about their ancestors and struggle with conflicts between the oldtimers and everyone else. However this time we focus mostly on Jaxom and his small white dragon. Continue reading “(28) The White Dragon // Bookish Blurb”
Lirael by Garth Nix
I enjoyed Sabriel so much that I went ahead and read the sequel.
In this book we follow Lirael, a daughter of the Clay who has not received the Sight that all the other Clay have. Continue reading “(24)Lirael // Bookish Blurb”