Loved Tamora Pierce growing up, her Tortall books had everything that I needed–strong female characters, magic, adventure, and romance.
So you better believe when Tamora Pierce blurbs a book and says “Thrilling–heartrending–enchanting–absolutely un-put-down-able!” then I’m all over it.
Happily reading The Queen of Blood.
What do you read next?
- Young wizards. The aptly named Diane Duane’s Young Wizardry series should be the ticket. Begin with:
So You Want to Be a Wizard is about a young girl named Nita who discovers a magical book at a library that reveals to her a world of spells. This is the beginning of a long and still ongoing series. There are alternate worlds, fights between good and evil, adventures in space, and a star named Fred. Duane also develops a wonderful friendship and partnership between Nita and Kit. Diane Duane blends fantasy and science fiction together in a way that adds complexity to a world in which both technology and magic exist. Threaded throughout are themes like mortality, grief, environmental disaster, and what it means to be a good friend and sibling.
Continue reading “So You’ve Read Harry Potter…And You Are Young or Young at Heart.”