Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Recommend A... Book With A Green Cover

Recommend A... Book With A Green Cover!
I did the first of these memes on Valentine's Day and haven't done once since. Though it was about time I tried it out again and this time I am going to recommend a book that has a predominately green cover.
This was a surprisingly difficult task. I haven't read many book that are green and had to scourge around to find a couple. These aren't all my choices but let's give a go anyway...
City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments #1
by Cassandra Clare
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air.

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...
There is no way I could have gone without recommend this series. I know its overhyped. I know that Cassie Clare has a shit tonne of controversy surrounding her, but you know what? These books are just fun, and definitely worth trying out. They'll suck you in and make you fall in love with the Shadowhunters' world. Trust me.
Graceling: Graceling #1
by Kristin Cashore
In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as a Grace, are both feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of killing.

Feared by the court and shunned by those her own age, the darkness of her Grace casts a heavy shadow over Katsa’s life. Yet she remains defiant: when the King of Lienid’s father is kidnapped she investigates, and stumbles across a mystery. Who would want to kidnap the old man, and why? And who was the extraordinary Graced man whose fighting abilities rivalled her own?

The only thing Katsa is sure of is that she no longer wants to kill. The intrigue around this kidnapping offers her a way out – but little does she realise, when she takes it, that something insidious and dark lurks behind the mystery. Something spreading from the shadowy figure of a one-eyed king...
That cover looks so much greener in real life...
Graceling is epic fantasy at its best. Adventure, ass-kicking, battles, epic magic systems - kind of - its thrilling, heart-wrenching and plain old good. The characters are fantastic. The plot will drag you in. If you love the genre, you have to pick this up ASAP!
100 Cupboards: 100 Cupboards #1
by N.D. Wilson
Twelve year old Henry York is going to sleep one night when he hears a bump on the attic wall above his head. It's an unfamiliar house - Henry is staying with his aunt, uncle and three cousins - so he tries to ignore it. But the next night he wakes up with bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the wall, and one of them is slowly turning...

Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers doors - ninety-nine cupboards of all different sizes and shapes. Through one he can hear the sound of falling rain. Through another he sees a glowing room - with a man strolling back and forth! Henry and his cousin Henrietta soon understand that those are not just cupboards. They are, in fact, portals to other worlds.
A completely underrated middle grade fantasy. Its poetically written and draws you into a completely unique world. It really deserves more attention.
I hope you found this at least a little helpful and were able to find a new book to check out. Obviously, I recommend all of these so all the best and happy reading!

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