PART 2 OF MY FAVORITES SHELF
This is part 2 to the Favorites shelf tour. In this post I’ll be sharing some of my favorite books with you. If you missed part one then go ahead and click that link above to find more books that you might enjoy. Unfortunately there are loads of amazing books that I have read that I do not own, so you might not see all of my favorites. ;( With each book I will include the author, a short synopsis, and a picture of the cover. After reading feel free to comment some of your favorite books in the comments down below. Enjoy all the scrolling down!
The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins
Genres: Science Fiction/Dystopian
You all knew it was coming. 😉 Though most of you have probably heard of the plot and/or have read the series I’ll still include a synopsis for consistency. In the future where North America used to be, the Capitol of Panem keeps its hold on its 12 districts by yearly forcing them each to select 1 boy and 1 girl, called Tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games. All other citizens must watch as the youths fight to the death until only one remains. District 12’s tribute Katniss Everdeen doesn’t have too much going for her, other than her hunting skills and sharp instincts, in an arena where she must weigh survival against love. Dun Dun Dun… This series involves lots of action and surprises along the way. Only thing I disliked were the frequent deaths, but hey, what do you expect from a book about a fight to the death between kids…
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
This is the series that really got me to love reading. Though it might not be a young-adult book, it’s still super interesting and even educational (Killing two birds with one stone 🙂 ) Percy Jackson is not a normal kid. After being kicked out of multiple schools before even entering middle school, he is so excited after sixth grade ends and summer begins. But that excitement doesn’t last long, as he soon learns that he is a half-blood: half-human, and half-god. He is taken to Camp Half-Blood in New York, a camp for other kids just like him that is safe from monsters that he never knew existed. While at camp, Percy learns more about himself: his father is the Greek god Poseidon, the god of the Sea and brother to Zeus and Hades. When Zeus’s master bolt is stolen, Poseidon is blamed for the theft, and since Poseidon is busy with other godly things he sends Percy on a quest to retrieve Zeus’s master bolt. Will Percy retrieve the bolt in time or will he have to face the wrath of the angry Zeus? Find out by reading this book 😀
The Heroes Of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan
As you can tell, I might have a slight (BIG) obsession over Rick Riordan. 😉 This is the follow-up series to the Percy Jackson series also by Rick Riordan, though it does not necessarily have to be read after. Since I don’t want to spoil anything from the original Percy Jackson series I’ll just provide my thoughts on the book rather than a summary. First of all, be warned that this book has lots of plot so just get ready to be slightly confused at first. The increased plot actually pays off throughout the novel as you slowly start to piece things together. My feelings about the characters changed a lot through the series for some of the characters (*cough* Leo *cough*). I have to admit, I did not like all of the characters right away, or ever (*cough* Jason *cough*), but that happens in all series. The relationship development for all the characters was amazing and overall an action-packed series.
Gone series by Michael Grant
Genres: Science Fiction/Supernatural Fiction/Dystopian
Song of The Lioness series by Tamora Pierce
The cover might be super ugly, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts right? This is probably my all-time favorite series. Which is a lot to say considering all the books I’ve read. This is one of those Mulan stories. Alanna lives in a world where only boys can become knight, while women only heal and cook. But she knows what she wants, and that’s to be a knight. On the day that the kids are to leave for their education for their career Alanna switches with her brother Alan and goes to train as a knight, but she soon realizes that it’s going to be harder than she thought to hide her deep dark secret. Can Alanna follow her dreams while still undercover as a boy or will her inner-girl take over and ruin it all. Find out in this awesome series. Seriously read it… or else
That’s all for this post. Share your thoughts about these books or some of your favorite books in the comment section below. Have a great day! 🙂