There are some books you read which you throw in your bookshelf and never acknowledge again. Then there might be books you actually enjoyed but don’t feel the need to read again. Then, and those are the most important ones, you own books which are so brilliantly written you can read them over and over again! Here’s a list of books in my bookshelf which I can read OVRER AND OVER AGAIN:
- SILVER by Kerstin Gier
Silver is a series so brilliant I fell in love with it completely! There’s no thing in this book I would’ve liked differently or would’ve changed because this series has everything a bookworm desires: a great plot with a little fantasy, amazing characters, hilarious jokes , love and suspense.
There are only a few books I’ve read so far where the characters have amazed me that much as the Silver characters have because they are presented which such detail and love, everybody would fall in love with them!
Here’s the plot:
As Liv Silver moves to London with her small sister, her nanny, her dog and her mum, she isn’t excited to be at a new Highschool and things get worse for when her family moves in with her mum’s new boyfriend and his two seventeen year old twins Florence and Grayson. Wearing Grayson’s sweatshirt one night, she explores a corridor with doors while she is sleeping. Not knowing what she is doing, she falls into a mystery full of the dreams of other people, demons, a crazy girlfriend and Grayson, alongside with his friends!
Here’s the link to my blog entry – but it’s in GERMAN!!!: Silver Blog Entry
As the book is originally written in German, I recommend it to all people speaking German to read it in German!!!
2. THE PENDERWICKS by Jeanne Birdsall
Anyone who has been reading my blog knows that the Penderwicks are my favorite books ever! The story about this family has formed me the way I am today and has always and still plays a big role in my life! I adore this series so much because these books don’t involve mysteries of any kind (like Harry Potter/ The Hunger Games/ Percy Jackson etc.) but just tell the little adventure and daily lives of the four sisters Rosalind, Skye, Jane and Batty. The most detailed sisters would be Skye and Jane which have always been my favorite because I can relate to both of them and always considered myself as a mixture of these two characters.
The Penderwicks series involves five books ( there won’t be more) which are called The Penderwicks: a summer tale of four sisters, two rabbits , and a very interesting boy ; The Penderwicks on Gardam Street; The Penderwicks at Point Mouette; The Penderwicks in Spring; and The Penderwicks at Last.
The first three originals are my favorite because the main characters and in their young teens and even though Rosalind is just 12, Skye 11, Jane 10 and Batty 4; you don’t even acknowledge their youth because the older three behave like 15 or sixteen. In the following two books, the characters grow older one year each which isn’t that different from the first book. But then, in book four, the sisters grow older seven whole years and the book focuses on Batty – the youngest one – alongside with new family members which I found very sad because Jane and Skye will always be the most interesting characters. Book five wasn’t good to be honest because it focuses on a younger member of the family – Lydia – which we’ve only come to know in book four.
So: the first three books are the best, the fourth one is good as well but can’t cope with the originals and book five – I’ve stopped reading!
Here’s the link to my blog entry – but it’s in GERMAN!!!: The Penderwicks Blog Entry
Here’s the link to my blog entry The Penderwicks at Last: The Penderwicks at Last Blog Entry
3. BLACK BLADE by Jennifer Estep
Black Blade is a trilogy you can read at ANY TIME and EVERYWHERE. It’s the story of the orphan teenager Lila in a world where everyone in Cloudburst Falls has a magical power of any sort and where the city is divided in families – strong, good or evil – which rule the city. As Lila defends a boy being attacked in a store, she has no clue that he’s Devon Sinclair, the son of the Sinclair boss – one of the two ruling families in the city. She unwillingly gets hired as his bodyguard when she finds herself in the middle of intrigues…
Alongside Devon, she has to find out who’s trying to kill Devon Sinclair, what the evil family Draconi has to do with it all and what role her dead mother played in this…
This book is a perfect combination of fantasy and reality, mystery and love, good and evil and the will to have power.
Here’s the link to my blog entry – but it’s in GERMAN!!!: Black Blade Blog Entry
4. HARRY POTTER by JK Rowling
I don’t think I have to explain the fact that I can read Harry Potter OVER AND OVER AGAIN because probably half of the world’s population feels the same way as I do. JK Rowling creates a world full of wonder, magic and tragedy, nobody can escape her thrilling stories. Never have I seen such a completed world that is not reality that has such a love for detail as the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
Here’s the link to my blog entry – but it’s in GERMAN!!!: Harry Potter Blog Entry
5. SHADOWHUNTERS by Cassandra Clare
The Shadowhunter world has amazed me that much that I’ve read all of her books multiple times. My favorite Shadowhunter series is Cassandra Clare’s latest work: The dark artifices.
For those who haven’t read one of the three Shadowhunter series, here’s a quick overview to understand the entry: “Shadowhunters” are people half angel / half human who protect the humans against demons. Although “Shadowhunters” are good warriors, not everybody uses their abilities for good causes.
The dark artifices takes place a couple of years after the Great War against the “bad” shadowhunters Valentin and Sebastian. It concentrates on two teen shadowhunters ( the protagonists are teenagers in all three series) Emma and Julian, living in the Los Angeles Institut. Emma’s parents died in the war, but Emma is convinced the war wasn’t their cause of death. A couple of years after their death, Emma and Julian finally find a lead – and tremble into an adventure much bigger than just a murder of two innocent people.
The first series named Shadowhunters is probably the most famous one and I’ve also loved this series. It concentrates on a girl, Clary, who finds out she’s a shadowhunter after eighteen years. Being the daughter of the villain Valentin, her mother escaped the shadowhunter world and raised Clary as a human. But with Valentin returning, Clary has to face her heritage as a shadowhunter and has to fight her father alongside her friends Jace, Isabel, Alec and Simon. Although this story might sound simple as I tell it, it actually faces multiple problems at once: Simon – Clary’s human best friend – gets bitten and turns into a vampire; Valentin tells Clary that Jace is her long lost brother; more to reveal would spoil the books.
All in all, Shadowhunters enters a world full of magical powers, love and hate, mystery and lies and is truly recommend for everyone who loves the category fantasy!!!
Here’s the link to my blog entry – but it’s in GERMAN!!!: Shadowhunters Blog Entry
6. RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
My last blog entry was about the last novel of the Red Queen series War Storm. One example of how this series makes me feel: After I finished War Storm I started to read another novel I’d wanted to read for a couple of weeks. I read approximately the first thirty pages but had to stop because it was written soooo badly. What I’ve come to realize only minutes after is, that the book wasn’t written badly, Red Queen was just a series on a whole different level of literature. I can’t describe how much I enjoy reading Victoria Aveyard because all you can do is read it yourself and convince yourself of the quality.
When somebody says “What books do you recommend?”, I tell them this series because it carries you away like no other. It tells the story of a world where people have either silver or red blood. Silver blooded people have special powers and are the elite while reds are treated like slaves. Although the whole world is established like this, the books only tell the story of the monarchy Norta. Mare Barrow, a red girl living in a slum, starts to work in the palace to earn money for her family as she discovers that she has the power to call lightings upon herself. To cover up this new race – redblooded people who have powers (called new bloods) – the palace creates a new identity for Mare, a longest princess. Mare is supposed to marry the younger brother of the heir Maven when she decides to join the underground organization The Scarlet Guard which want to overthrow the crown and start a revolution to equalize red and silver…
With political intrigues, a love triangle and a powerful revolution, this series has everything one needs to be blown away!!!