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Books to Read!

I’ve been reading The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas to the kids at night lately. I don’t remember how I came across the book originally. I had been scouring the library for good YA and MG fiction to read, and lucked into Sarah Prineas. And I do mean lucked. Before I even finished reading them I’d already hopped online and ordered both books in the series. Oh, yes. They are that good. Riley liked the first book so much, he went off and finished it himself, and moved on to The Magic Thief: Lost.

If you haven’t read her books, you must. Sarah writes beautifully, and she’s woven a fabulously original tale about a boy who is more than he appears to be. Most brush him off, but his wizard-mentor recognizes his intellect and understanding, and believes in him. I loved the book and couldn’t put it down. I also couldn’t pry it out of Riley’s hands while he was reading it, and Torin and Cael ask for “one more chapter” over and over again each night we read.

The third book in the series–The Magic Thief: Found–came out last year, but we haven’t bought it yet, so I can’t tell you how fabulous it is. Yet. And somewhere on her blog Sarah said she’s already written the fourth book, but she didn’t know when it would be coming out because she has another book series coming out in January 2012, the first book of which is called Winterling. Can’t wait to read that, too.

I’m always on the lookout for good books. Got any recommendations for me? I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading lately.

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  1. Sulene

    I haven’t been reiadng much YA lately, so I’m fresh out of recs there. I gots a couple in fantasy, though.1. THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss is the first in the Kingkiller Trilogy. Had Gandalf gone to college, this would have been the story of his freshman year.2. ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE by Robin Hobb is the first in the Farseer series. Yeah, it’s “traditional” fantasy. And yes, there’s a wolf. Yes, the wolf’s name is Nighteyes. I KNOW, OKAY? Just go with it. It’s good reiadng, I promise. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder just how Hobb ended up with such an incredibly wide sadistic streak. (JESUS, is she rough on her protagonists. GAH.)