31-day Blogging Challenge #19
Five favorite books.
Hayley must have been in a very book-y mood when she came up with the challenges for today and yesterday!
It’s already quite obvious that I love the Percy Jackson series, so I won’t put that on the list, though it is my favorite series ever. Also, the list is going to be made up of series more than books . . .
The How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. Most of you have seen the How to Train Your Dragon movies, right? THE BOOKS AND THE MOVIES ARE NOT THE SAME AT ALL. In the books, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third had red hair, and Toothless is not a Nightfury (in fact, there ARE no Nightfuries in the books) but a tiny green Common or Garden hunting dragon, and the only special thing about him is how remarkably small he is. Hiccup can talk in Dragonese (the language the dragons speak to each other), and the series is about, among other things, finding the King’s Lost Things. There is no Astrid, but there is a blonde Bog Burglar named Camicazi. Sure, the movies are good, but the books are so much better. I love them because of how funny they are, and there’s always action. More people need to read those books. I’m currently waiting for the twelfth — and final — book in the series to come out.
The Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler. It’s about Emily, a twelve-year-old girl who discovers that she’s a semi-mer — half human, half mermaid! I also love A Year Without Autumn and North of Nowhere, both by Liz Kessler.
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. It’s really hard to explain, but there’s these notes that Miranda (the MC) finds, and the person who wrote them obviously knew things that people shouldn’t know. The notes tell Miranda that only she can prevent someone’s death, until the last note makes her think she’s too late.
The Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch. These are crazy books about a three kids, Cass, Max-Ernest, and Yo Yoji, who join the Terces Society and battle the Midnight Sun (a group of evil alchemists), protecting the Secret — how to live forever.
The 39 Clues series. There’s currently four series — The 39 Clues, Cahills vs. Vespers, Unstoppable, and Doublecross — I’ve only read the first two series and part of Unstoppable so far, and the ones about the Clue hunt (the first series) are my favorites. That series is about Amy and Dan Cahill, who are part of the most powerful family in the world. At their grandmother’s funeral, they begin an epic hunt around the globe, finding Clues hidden by their relatives a long, long time ago.
You should definitely check some of these books out — they’re all really good!