Recommend A…(2)

28 May

Recommend A... meme

…Book With A Green Cover

Guys, I can’t tell you how ecstatic I was when Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit announced that she was starting this awesome meme. Recommend A… is finally giving me the chance to cater to my inner nerd for specificity and randomness!! AND I LOVE IT. So props to Shanyn, who is fab for starting this up. I’m looking forward to giving some attention to books that might have missed everyone’s radar for one reason or another. Woo hoo!

Book cover for The Lost Conspiracy by Frances HardingeThe Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge. This book has a green cover because it takes place in a JUNGLE! Holla! But seriously, this is one of the better, cleverer, more imaginative, completely unique fantasies I can remember reading, all because Frances Hardinge did something that I almost never see: set a fantasy world in a steamy, lush, dangerous tropical jungle. The result is pretty effing awesome. I wouldn’t recommend this to people who don’t usually like fantasy or who are just dipping their toe because it’s pretty in depth and sometimes hard to follow. But still, AWESOME. 


Book cover for Fablehaven by Brandon MullFablehaven: Fablehaven #1 by Brandon Mull. Keeping it with the fantasies this week! FABLEHAVEN is the incredibly solid beginning to one of my favorite middle grade series about secret magical preserves that safeguard fairies and other magical creatures good and evil, until the shizz hits the fan. Conspiracies, lies, traitors, and dangers lurk at every turn as siblings Kendra and Seth must try to save everything they know, and the people they love, from the bad guys. SO. STINKING. GOOD. 


14 Responses to “Recommend A…(2)”

  1. Shanyn (@shanynlee) May 28, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    Steve has almost read those Brandon Mull books a few times! I had no solid recommendations that I could offer him, but it looks like now I do 🙂 Thanks for participating again, so glad to have your enthusiasm!!

    • trippingbooks May 28, 2012 at 10:44 am #

      Oh he totally should!! They’re so fun. Definitely MG, though, in case that’s not usually his thing. But they’re great. I like the Fablehaven books just a little bit better than Brandon Mull’s next series, The Beyonders, too. Just a little bit. Those are more traditional fantasy, and good as well. Yay Steve!
      And I LOVE participating! So much fun, and such a great idea 🙂

  2. Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction May 28, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    These are some great recommendations and I love the covers! I haven’t read either of these but I’ll have to look into them as I do like to dive into the fantasy realm at times. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Here’s my Recommend A… post!

    New Follower 🙂
    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

    • trippingbooks May 28, 2012 at 10:46 am #

      Hi Wendy!! Thanks for stopping by, new friend! I hope you get a chance to read these two on one of your fantasy adventures. They’re both super. YAY!! 🙂

  3. Allison (@inconceivably) May 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    The Lost Conspiracy looks so Fern Gullyish! Awesome.

  4. Alyssa @ Books Take You Places May 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    My students LOVE Fablehaven but I have yet to pick them up. I actually haven’t heard of The Lost Conspiracy but it looks pretty sweet, I might have to delve in!

  5. Lorren Lemmons (@LLthestorygirl) May 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    I loved Fablehaven. I need to finish the series — I have only read the first two books but I hear they get better and better!

  6. Gaby May 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    I read Fablehaven a couple years ago, and really liked it. I have never heard of the first one though but it looks and sounds good. Great green cover picks!

  7. Petra (@safaripoet) May 28, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    I have never heard of either one. The first one make me thing of Fern Gully—that’s a good thing.

    Safari Poet

  8. Jennifer A May 28, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Both of these sound awesome! I love this new meme too. It’s giving me the chance to recommend books that I haven’t had the chance to talk about on the blog yet! Off to go look these books up on goodreads..

  9. Heidi May 28, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    Damn you! I am not familiar with EITHER of these, and they both look AWESOME.

    Btw it just took me 10 tries to successfully type awesome so if I’m found dead of a stroke you shouldn’t be surprised.

  10. rubybastille May 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    This meme is awesome and I am hopping on. Because my blog doesn’t have enough weekly memes yet O_o

  11. megtao May 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Ohhh this meme sounds really cool…*goes to check it out*


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