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Because I've never actually written them all down in one place. So, yeah. And this is subject to change, obviously.

- Linger / Forever, by Maggie Stiefvater (I have the first book)
- Blue is for Nightmares / White is for Magic / Silver is for Secrets / Red is for Remembrance, by Laurie Faria Stolarz (I HAD THESE BOOKS, AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S BECOME OF THEM. HGGGGNNNNNN. MUCH PURCHASE THEM ANEW, BECAUSE I LOVE THEM!!!!!!)
- The Ordinary Princess, by M. M. Kaye
- The Princess and the Snowbird / The Princess and the Horse / The Princess and the Wolf / The Rose Throne, by Mette Ivie Harrison
- Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian, by Eoin Colfer (wow, I totally fucking missed that the last book of this series has been published for about a year. Sheesh.)
- Lord Soth / Riverwind the Plainsman / Flint the King / Flight of the Fallen / Return of the Exile / Draconian Measures / The Dawning of a New Age / The Day of the Tempest / The Eve of the Maelstrom ~ Dragonlance
- Night's Master / Death's Master / Delusion's Master / Delirium's Mistress / Night's Sorceries / Black Unicorn / Gold Unicorn / Red Unicorn / 34 / Fatal Women / Cast a Bright Shadow / Here in Cold Hell / No Flame but Mine, by Tanith Lee
- The Wizard Heir / The Dragon Heir / The Enchanter Heir, by Cinda Williams Chima
- Watership Down, by Richard Adams
- Sapphique, by Catherine Fisher
- Hero / Dearest, by Alethea Kontis
- The Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
- Ebon, by Robin McKinley
- Shadowscale, by Rachel Hartman
- Scorch / Rogue, by Gina Damico
- Santa Olivia / Saints Astray, by Jacqueline Carey (because it sounds sooooo fascinating)

- Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
- Stars Above / Heartless, by Marissa Meyer
- Captive Prince trilogy??
- Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen from the One and Only Dr. Seuss
- Dogsbody, by Diana Wynne Jones
- The Wrath & the Dawn / The Rose & the Dagger, by Renee Ahdieh
- Rose Under Fire, by Elizabeth Wein

Date: 2013-07-31 10:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh my gosh, the Maggie Stiefvater books.... The first one was all right, though I don't remember it much; but the second one was eh, and the third one was...!!! DX There were a few little bits here and there that I liked, but I really did feel like I wasted my life plodding through the rest of the book. ;; It just seemed like she could have condensed it such a lot.

Lol, I haven't even heard of most of these books, which surprises me. XD What's The Ordinary Princess about?

The Princess and the Horse?! And the Wolf?! I need to look those up~ (Granted, I kind of thought the series was veeeery gradually going downhill as it went along, but OCD and all....) Haven't heard of Rose Throne, either; I'mma look up that one, too.

I think I'm getting a lot pickier as I get older.... :/ If it's not EXCELLENT, I don't like it. XD It's so, so, so hard for me to find good stuff nowadays.... (Not that I'm looking, but I just miss being able to open a new book and get engrossed in the story. It used to happen a lot, but the only time I remember it happening to me in the last few years is with Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles.)

Heh, Tanith Lee has the weirdest style I've ever seen. That's not a bad thing, I've just...never seen anyone write like her, and it's just fascinating to me to see a person whose mind works in a way that looks so alien. XD Her books feel so random and yet dreamlike; all the details are just crazy stuff that come out of nowhere, but reading her books really does feel like you're walking through a dreamscape where all the randomness is connected by a single path. It's just...interesting. Professor Even is intrigued and can't form an opinion. XD

Date: 2013-08-01 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*shrugs* I bought the book because the cover was very pretty and it sounded interesting. I haven't read it yet (the Maggie book, I mean), because I'm still rereading Wheel of Time, but...we'll see, I guess. :)

DO NOT READ THE BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES SERIES, R-GIRL. YOU WILL REALLY NOT LIKE IT. The main character is a Wiccan, and the series is about her prophetic dreams, and technically she practices witchcraft. It's very sensitively handled, and it's not BAD stuff, and it's her religion and has more to do with ideas about positive energy and such, and not, "Mwahaha, let me whip something up in my cauldron", but...I don't think you would enjoy it. *shrugs*

It's about an Ordinary Princess. Duh. :P But, uh, I'm seriously not joking. It's an amazing children's story, about the descendants of Sleeping Beauty (though this is only mentioned), and their youngest daughter, at her baptism, was given a "gift" by a fairy to be perfectly ordinary. And so...they call her the Ordinary Princess Amy. Her parents become desperate to marry her off (when she's older, obviously), and when Amy learns that they're about to resort to hiring a dragon and plotting, she's all, "This is stupid" and she runs away and lives in the forest and then gets a job and other stuff happens, and it's just really cute, and you should read it, because it's not long at all. :)

I'll let you know if any of the books I read are good, okay? Or at least tell you more about them. XD

I love Tanith Lee's Claidi Journals. They're amongst my favorite comfort books, and since I enjoyed them so much, I figured I'd give some of her other work a try.

....Have you read Tortall? Sorry, I can't remember offhand if I've asked you that before or not. And I refuse to believe that you've never heard of The Kite Runner. And if you haven't read it, then you REALLY REALLY SHOULD. :D

Date: 2013-08-01 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah; I've noticed that my tastes are sometimes different than most other people's, so who knows, you might like the werewolf books. ^^

OKAY I WON'T. D8< Yeah, that definitely sounds like stuff I would Not Like To Read. ^^;;;;;;

I looked up The Ordinary Princess; I just...don't have tiiiiime, but if I ever see it on a library shelf or something, I'll give it a go. ^^ It looks interesting~
Part of it reminds me of Dealing with Dragons (first in a quartet; I liked the first book, the other three were mediocre). Maybe I'm mixing up the plot with a different book, but I think that was the one where her not-wicked stepmother was worried about who she was going to marry (because her birth order was wrong or something, and she was in danger of ending up as a penniless spinster), so she sent her off to be 'kidnapped' by dragons so that a prince could come rescue her and she'd be able to get a Happily Ever After after all. XD Like, it treats all those fairy tale stereotypes as if they're a normal part of life; it was funny.

Okay, sounds good! I'll probably never get a chance to read them, but I'd be interested to hear your opinions.

Exactly! Claidi! I'm not sure what to make of Tanith Lee's other books, they're mostly just Scientific Fascinations (with the exception of that one short story which is the only vampire story I still like ._.); but the Claidi books, I actually do like them. ^^ There's the usual Tanith Lee bizarreness, but that series seems to be a bit more "awake" than her other books; I can get into them a bit more.

I did read a lot of the Tortall books - I think I gave them up, but I can't actually remember now. XD The very first book kind of sucked, but I liked the others all right. I didn't really mind giving them up, though; the writing quality's not bad, I think it's just more a matter of personal taste. Maybe it's because there was a bit more sex than I'm used to in YA, I dunno. I think the one I liked best was the first "Trickster" book (which might also have been the first one I read???), but I really can't remember. *sweatdrop*

LOL, I've heard of The Kite Runner, but isn't it non-fiction or something? XD XD Unless it's YA speculative fiction, I'd probably only read it if I was stuck in a waiting room or something with nothing else to do; I don't have time even to read stuff in my favorite genre, much less other ones. :(

Date: 2013-08-14 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No, Kite Runner isn't nonfiction. It's inspired by the author's own experiences growing up in Afghanistan and such, but it's still fiction. I didn't think I was going to like the book at all when I was assigned to read it back in high school, but I ended up tearing through it and finishing it in a day. It's's not my usual book either, but it's fucking beautiful and it sucks you in and doesn't let you go. I kind of think you would like it because it's ultimately about family and healing. Each of his books are apparently like that, though I haven't had a chance to read the other two yet, unfortunately. Respectively, they're about fatherhood, motherhood, and siblings, and I just...I'd recommend to give it a try sometime. It may end up surprising you. :)


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