Sunday, July 15, 2012

My list of favorite books!

So you guys know that I love to read, so I am going to make a list of my favorite books with a mini review and summary. First off, I love fantasy/paranormal books. I always have (even before it was cool!)

1. My most favorite collection of books ever.
Harry Potter
By J. K. Rowling































-about a boy named Harry Potter who lost his parents as a baby due to the evil Voldemort and his adventures while attending the Hogwarts school for witchcraft and wizardry and trying to defeat Voldemort in the process.
I love love love these books. I grew up with them. I remember my 1st grade teacher reading the sorcerers stone to the class. I remember staying up to the wee hours of the night reading the massive books. One of the only books I can read over and over and never get bored. I love the complexity of the story and the characters. Never had I read any books that made this fantasy world so real. There is such depth in Harry that at times you can feel his anguish and triumph. Though i'm sure most people have seen the movies (which are pretty good) I HIGHLY recommend reading them.

2. Best Paranormal Romance
The fever series
By Karen Marie Moning
































-MacKayla Lane, a ditzy blonde who love pink frilly things has been happy in her perfect bubble of cute clothes, sunshine and dreaming of cute boys. Then she finds that her sister has been killed in a mysterious way while studying abroad in Ireland. Determined to figure out who (or what) has killed her sister she makes her journey to Dublin- where she discovers the awful truth of the fae and with the help on a dangerously dark man named Jericho she searches for the heart of all evil the Sinsar Dubh so she can destroy it and save the world from destruction.
As I got older and grew tired of Twilight but still searched for the great romance I was recommended these series by my friend Christy. Im not gonna lie it was a little hard to get hooked on at first but once you do Karen takes you by the heart for this not so typical paranormal romance. MacKayla goes through so much of a change- a loss of innocence if you will gradually from start to finish. Its horrifying and wonderful, it made me burst out laughing and the next second fill tears in my eyes. These books stick in your mind for a long time.

3. To kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee






























-The story comes from the perspective of a young girl named Scout Finch, living an a small town of Alabama during the great depression. Her father Atticus Finch is a lawyer who is representing a black man Tom Robinson accused of raping a white woman. The author lets us see through Scouts innocent eyes of the trial, thoughts of her father and the man down the street named "boo" Radley. 
Such a great story. In the time of inequality this book has risen above all in terms of the message.  A book of a child growing up and a lost of innocence. And also a look at the world back then and what humans are capable of. Ill never forget reading this book in high school.

4. The Chronicles of Narnia
By C. S. Lewis
































-For a lack of being able to type a summary of the books heres how Wikipedia describes the series:
Set in the fictional realm of Narnia, a place where animals talk, magic is common, and good battles evil, the series narrates the adventures of various children who play central roles in the unfolding history of that world. Except in The Horse and His Boy, the protagonists are all children from the real world magically transported to Narnia, where they are called upon by the lion Aslan to protect Narnia from evil and restore the throne to its rightful line. The books span the entire history of Narnia, from its creation in The Magician's Nephew, to its eventual destruction in The Last Battle.
Every child should read these books. Classic battles against good vs Evil. Teaches courage against fears and excites your imagination. Aslan is one of the best characters ever (its hard to beat when you are inspired by Jesus.) So many adventures to go on with the children in these books.

5. The Vampire Chronicles 
By Anne Rice 














A collection of books mostly told from the perspective of a Vampire named Lestat throughout his years.
-I haven't read these books in a really long time but I do love them. Way before Twilight there was Lestat and Anne Rice. Dark and beautiful, they are like no other vampire books.



Well I hope you liked it! Comment if there are any books you would like to add and what you think of my list!

xoxo
Alyssa

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