Tag Archives: series

4 Awesome Starter Books You Should Read

26 Apr

These four awesome books were originally listed on a static page (like the pages above), but I figured it was out of place there and should have a home with the rest of my book recommendations.

So I’ve decided to make a post of it.

I call them “starter books” for lack of a better term (if you know of one, let me know!). Three are the first books in their respective series; one of the books being not part of a series, but an introduction into the kinds of books the author writes.

The Thief By: Megan Whalen Turner
The Thief is the first book in a fantasy quartet. The thief in question is the main character, Eugenides (nicknamed Gen). It’s tough with a series like this to review a single book. There are so many plot twists that I’m not quite sure what I’m giving away. There are thieves, political intrigue, love, and more, all set in an ancient Greek/Byzantine-like setting. The stories revolve around the countries of Eddis, Attolia, and Sounis and all involve Gen. Interestingly, they’re all written in different points of view which allows for an in-depth look into Gen’s character.  I read the books slightly out of sequence, but they’re amazing in any order.

the thief

Friday’s Child By: Georgette Heyer
Georgette Heyer’s historical romances are different from every other historical romance. I admit to Continue reading

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The Darker Story of Neverland

6 Dec

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I have a thing for Peter Pan. I loved the books and the movies and the idea behind Peter Pan and Neverland. I’ve even written a short story featuring Peter.

There’s a new mini series on Syfy called Neverland. The show is a prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. It’s about Peter before he became Pan, Hook before he became a captain, and the story that led them to become enemies.

This version of Peter Pan is darker, more complex, and more human. 

It’s Peter’s origin story and, though I haven’t watched it yet, it looks good.