Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Books you really should read-- Part Two

The Door Within: One of the most solid trilogies I've ever read, Wayne Thomas Batson's allegorical fantasy never fails to excite. This is one of those stories you look back on with fondness, years after you've read it. And absolutely splendid work.

My rating: 10/10

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: What if Greek mythology came to life? And what if you found out you were the son or daughter of one of those mythical figures? Rick Riordan's first-person narrative is fast-paced, heroic, and pure fun to read. The first four books are out, starting with The Lightning Thief, and the fifth and final volume, The Last Olympian, comes out May 5, 2009.
My rating: 10/10

The Inheritance Cycle: Christopher Paolini's first and only series is a love letter to the fantasy genre, with allusions to Tolkien, McCaffrey, and LeGuin contained in its pages (among others). The story is about Eragon, who becomes the last Dragon Rider, the only hope of defeating the corrupt king Galbatorix. The penultimate volume, Brisingr, was just released, and the last will come without too much of a wait.
My rating: 9/10

The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica: James A. Owen's writing packs a punch. He doesn't need a lot of extra words to make readers fall in love with his semi-real characters. The Archipelago of Dreams is an extremely fun place to visit, and one that requires multiple trips to explore properly. The first three books, starting with Here, There Be Dragons, is out, and the fourth will come soon.
My rating: 9.5/10

The Underland Chronicles: Suzanne Collins offers readers what at first appears to be a twisted Alice in Wonderland story, with hero Gregor falling down an air vent by a washing machine and ending up (or rather, down) in the Underland, a place filled with giant rats, bats, and cockroaches. But the story evolves into something much more original and gripping, sending the reader on an unforgettable journey. The entire series is out, starting with Gregor the Overlander.
My rating: 10/10

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