"A Farewell to Arms" Ernest Hemingway
"The Bell Jar" Silvia Plath
"Rabbit Run" John Updike
(1) The Thief - Ms. Megan draws you in with this simple story. Fun, fantastic world with its own deep history and religion. It reads like a YA novel, you could read this to children. It tickles your world building fancy and the characters are SO witty and story woven so well together you don't really think much of it.
then you find out there's a book 2?? but this book ended so well?....
(2) The Queen Of Attolia - Will punch you in the face and torture your soul and upend your sense of reality and it is by FAR my most favorite love story ever...
DO NOT read to children unless they can handle stuff like this. Some can, some can't. Read first before reading to them...the first few pages alone had my own gut in knots....
(3) The King Of Attolia - I love this book with all my heart. I had to buy a new copy recently because the other one was falling apart. You can LITERALLY open to any random page and start reading because it will be a "oh I love this part," moment. And here you get lulled....you also get slightly tricked...eee..its just so well done, KUDOS to Ms. Megan!
(4) Conspiracy of Kings - This one is more of a "while this was happening in Attolia, THIS was happening over HERE" kind of story. AND its a doozy. But with a VERY sad, yet satisfactory ending. I forced my younger brother to read these books and I knew he'd reached *ahhem* THAT *cough* part when I heard him go "YES! FINALLY! WOO!" And then quiet down with an "awww..." because it really is a mix of emotions.
(5) Thick As Thieves - Ms. Megan does something here that most authors wouldn't dare and you don't realize she's done it until this book.
she has neglected to describe a significant character in any significant detail until THIS book. But in THIS book she gives the description, but doesn't give the name...
BUT she's written the character SO well that even before the character gives himself away...you know who he is and you LOVE him! This book is MASTERFULLY written and bless it I cried and laughed and....oh I love this so much...
(6) Return Of The Thief - I had to wait an extra year and MORE for this, but I waited with gratitude because I was DONE with rushed endings (like from other series I'd read, Adventures Wanted- going back on their own lore, Summoner Series- so anti-climatic I almost cried, Rangers Apprentice- destroying Wills character for feminism. etc.)
BUT, I was NOT disappointed AT all! That stuff you missed in book three? yeah. even as I'm warning you, you're going to miss it. There are clues ALL THE WAY IN BOOK ONE as to why things are the way that they are...why does Gen make the decisions that he does? Why? Don't you remember the obscure hesitations...aaaaalll the way...back....in....book....one....
***I love this series. This author is a wonder. I want a movie, but I don't want ANYONE to touch it, you know? its too good. I'm afraid of what they'd do to it. I want it to be popular for Ms. Megan. but if its too popular then it will get a movie and heaven FORBID amazon butcher it like they're doing to LOTR...Makes me sick just thinking about it....
that just mean i'll have to produce and direct it myself someday. Get her permission and hope she holds onto those rights with an iron grip.
I honestly have too many favorite reads and we could be here for hours if I decided to list them all so I'll only list the ones that I have read most recently or have gone back to reread a boatload of times.
Ranger's Apprentice and Brotherband: By John Flanagan. Two of my most favorite series, they are both by the same author and take place in the same world.
The Ascendance Series: By Jennifer A. Nielsen. I believe there to only be four book in this series but it is a very entertaining read full of twists and turns with entertaining characters.
Folk of the air: Holly Black. A three book series that I have read most recently and full of entertainment in the world of the Fae.
Court of Thorns and Roses series: Sarah J. Mas. I have reread this five book series too many times to count and I loved it.
Throne of Glass series: Sarah J. Mas. I also loved this series with many a plot twist and turns and and engaging series.
Crescent City Series: Sarah J. Mas. As well with her other two series this, currently two book, series held my attention all the way through.
Knight of the Realm: Jenifer Anne Davis. This series has three books and was very interesting to read.
Warriors: Erin Hunter. I haven't read this HUGE series in a while although it holds a place in my heart and on my book shelf, but it was enjoyable from start to finish... I believe it has over 60 books and is still growing with a large website dedicated to it and many fans.
Percy Jackson: Rick Riordan. This is a very popular series with a couple spin offs by the author and others.
Wings of Fire: Being another series that I haven't reread in a while, although it is dear to me and a fantastic series over all.