Hi, here are a list of books and book series that I’ve really enjoyed.
Some of them are in the young adult fantasy genre which I find has some fresh and imaginative writing. I also listen to them on Audible as a well trained narrator can really bring a book alive with different voices for characters and give a sense of immersion akin to the early storytellers whose tales resonated around camp fires :)
Firstly ‘The Mortal Instruments’ series by Cassandra Clare.
I absolutely adored this, listening to it on audible was such a treat, set in contemporary New York but not as we know it, with ‘tattoo’ marked Shadowhunters who enforce the accords amongst Downworlders who are part demon, including a delightful warlock called Magnus Bane who enjoys covering himself in glitter..
Clare’s world building it amazing and this book is very intriguing.
I am currently reading ‘The daughter of smoke and bone’ by Laini Taylor again on Audible.
This book is amazing, filled with weird creatures including a stunning angel with fire wings and the protagonist is a Polish girl who collects teeth…
I couldn’t put this down.
A couple of dystopian books
‘The girl with all the gifts’ by M. R. Carey – this is really interesting and creepy, fungus infected zombies etc etc
‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth, this book was disturbing and too much for me , it’s a bit like the Hunger Games.
Something completely different is
‘A Signature of all Things’ by Elizabeth Gilbert – This book is amazing, its about a botanist.. that’s all I can say really…
That’s all for now..