Recommend A…(11)

30 Jul

Recommend A... meme

…First Book in a Series

Recommend A… is a SUPER meme hosted by Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit that lets us get a little random, and a little off the radar. I LOVE IT.

So. First book in a series. This is HARD, mostly because I read so many series! But trust me when I tell you that this list could be a bazillion books long. First books in a series that rock my socks are pretty special, and I often always have the softest spots for the books that drew me into a series in the first place.

Book cover for Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeversGrave Mercy: His Fair Assassin #1 by Robin LaFevers. GUYS. I read this book in February, and it remains one of my favorite books of the year. Assassin nuns in medieval France who are basically the minions of Death, killing people whom he marks? It’s historical fantasy at its best. I can’t recommend this highly enough.

Book cover for The Iron King by Julie KagawaThe Iron King: The Iron Fey #1 by Julie Kagawa. I always recommend this series to people who don’t usually hold with fairies because it’s pretty legit. Meghan Chase is a stellar character, and Ash and Puck are two immensely lovable guys. The fairy realm in The Iron Fey series is vibrant and colorful and full of well-constructed characters, and the emotional depth of these stories shouldn’t be overstated either. It’s good stuff. REALLY good stuff.

Book cover for The Penderwicks by Jeanne BirdsallThe Penderwicks: The Penderwicks #1 by Jeanne Birdsall. SIGH. Friends, this is one of my very favorite series out there, and one of my very favorite middle grade books of all time. It’s the best story about a family of quirky, loving sisters living with their widower father. The first book takes place during their summer vacation, where the girls get into all kinds of shenanigans. I can’t do my love justice here, but trust me. They are seriously the most adorable, retro awesome family. I adore them to bits and pieces.

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4 Responses to “Recommend A…(11)”

  1. Brittany July 30, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    Yay, I loooved Grave Mercy! I just put my review up today 🙂
    I also just finished The Iron King. I’m not a big fan of fairies and sadly, I still didn’t like that it that much 😦 I’m just really really not a fairy person lol. I really did like the writing a lot! I just can’t latch onto a fairy story line.

  2. Alyssa July 30, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Friend!! I RECOMMENDED GRAVE MERCY TOO!!! Love it. I desperately need to read The Iron King, I have it at home!!

  3. Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) July 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    HAHAHA, I just laughed because I saw that Alyssa recommended Grave Mercy too. I love y’all. I really do. It’s just a super slammin awesome book.

    Also, I cannot even speak words when I think of The Iron Fey books. It’s because of The Iron Queen, that one is my favorite for REASONS (one certain paragraph by one certain prince, I die I die I die *SWOON*) but really, this is among my favorite series of all time, forever. AND it has made JKagawa instant-read for me. Seriously, I am in love with a faery that isn’t even real. LOVE, I tell you.

    It’s funny how you laugh and you think I’m joking. *shakes my head NO and looks directly at you*

  4. megtao July 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Yes to Grave Mercy! I have Iron King on hold at the library right now, so hopefully I’ll have my hands on it soon 🙂

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