Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The 30-Day Blogging Challenge: Day 3 A Favorite Book

Today is Day 3 and proves to be an exciting one for all of you book worms out there! A favorite book. Being the reader that I am, I have LOTS of favorite books. Most of you already know about my Harry Potter interest (*COUGH* obsession *COUGH*), so I don't think I'll write about that today. Well, not mainly anyway. I'll put a list of all most of my favorite book series with a little paragraph about that book series. (Sorry for the weird sizing on some of these. I couldn't fix it for some reason).

1. The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling.

Harry Potter is not a normal kid. He lives with his aunt, uncle, and cousin rather than his parents, his relatives act as though he doesn't exist, he sleeps in the closet under the stairs rather than in a bedroom, strange things happen all around him, and, to top it off, he has a lightning bolt shaped scar on his forehead. So when a giant named Hagrid breaks down the door on Harry's eleventh birthday and tells him he's a wizard, Harry knows his life is about to change.

2. The Song of the Lioness Series by Tamora Pierce.

Alanna and her twin brother, Thom, are to be sent away--Alanna, to learn how to be a lady and Thom, to train to be a knight. There’s only one problem. Thom wants to learn sorcery and it’s Alanna who wants to train to be a knight, and girls cannot be knights. Thom forges some paperwork to make it look like he is going to learn sorcery and his twin brother “Alan” is to be a knight. Alanna chops her hair off, is sent away to the palace, and begins to train. Alanna, still disguised as “Alan,” makes many friends, including Prince Jonathon. She also makes some enemies. Will her disguise work forever? (Bum bum bummmmm).

3. The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth.

Beatrice Prior's life is about as normal as possible for someone living in the Abnegation faction. Everyone in the faction is selfless, kind, and the exact opposite of rude or nosy. The families, for the most part, keep to themselves. But Beatrice's sixteenth birthday is coming up, and she must decide which faction she will choose to live in . . . forever. Her choices: Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), or Erudite (the intelligent). Once she chooses she must pass her initiation test. Otherwise she'll remain factionless (the most shameful fate anyone can have) or she'll die. One choice can transform you.

4. The Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull.

When Kendra and Seth get sent to their Grandpa Sorensen’s house while their parents are on a cruise, they don’t expect much. Instead, they’re surprised when their grandpa leaves them a complex puzzle involving keys and a locked journal. Once Kendra opens the journal, she discovers a message: Drink the milk. Kendra and Seth drink the milk set out in the yard, enabling them to open their eyes to a whole new world full of magical creatures. But it’s not all fun and fairies. Kendra and Seth must face dangers to protect the magical perserve owned by their grandpa: Fablehaven.

5. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins.
Katniss Everdeen lives to help her family survive. If she doesn't hunt for meat, she and the rest of her family will starve to death. Her pride and joy is her sister, Primrose. So when Prim is randomly selected as the girl tribute from District 12 to compete in The Hunger Games (an annual event where 24 tributes fight to the death until the last one standing is the victor), Katniss quickly volunteers to take her place. Will she survive?

6. The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan.

Percy Jackson thinks he's a normal kid (or as normal as he can get, rather), but when he ends up in a fight to the death with his Pre-Algebra teacher, he realizes he isn't normal. Percy gets sent to Camp Half-Blood, a camp where kids who are half mortal and half god belong. He finds out that his long-lost dad isn't really lost. Percy's dad is Poseidon! Percy learns many things at Camp Half-Blood and eventually sets out on a quest to find and retrieve Zeus's lost lightning bolt . . . or suffer the consequences.

7. The Matched Series by Ally Condie.

Cassia is ecstatic. Her match banquet is coming up and soon she will find out who her match is. This event is very important. After all, once you have been matched, you must remain with your match forever. So when Cassia finds out that Xander, her best friend, is her match, she couldn't be happier. Being matched to someone you know doesn't happen often. Cassia goes home and puts in her microcard, which will show her her match and everything about him. But Cassia doesn't see what she expects to see. No, instead of seeing Xander's face, another face pops up on the screen. And the most peculiar thing about it is that she knew who the person on the screen was. Could she really have a different match?

And those are only a few of my favorite series. Have you read any of these books? If so, which one was your favorite? If you haven't read some of these books, are you intrigued? What are some of your favorite books? Leave a comment! :D


Anonymous said...

I've read almost every book on that list, except for the Fablehaven books! I'm currently reading Divergent, Matched, and the Alanna books.

The Magic Violinist said...

You haven't read the Fablehaven books?!?! YOU MUST READ THEM. Fabelhaven is hardcore fantasy. It's pure awesomeness. If you like Percy Jackson you'll like this. (But it's way better than Percy Jackson).

Dr. Mark said...

Wow! All those authors should pay you for your reviews. Those are great. You taunt me with so many choices of books to read, and I don't have any time! Curse you, Real Life!

Anonymous said...

They are soooooo good, all of them. I adore Tamora Pierce.

Boquinha said...

So many good books! I love books. I have a soft spot for Harry Potter, of course. But you already knew that. ;)

My favorites are the entire Harry Potter series, Jane Eyre, Rebecca, To Kill A Mockingbird, and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

The Magic Violinist said...

I didn't know either of you, Cici and nevillegirl, knew about Tamora Pierce! Most of my friends have never heard of her. My mom's friends got me a bunch of her books for my birthday. That was how I got introduced to them.