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Books

I am not be rich, therefore,
I dont travel very far from home
But I have some amazing adventures.

If you are interested in going on grand adventures I have some suggestions for you:

Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter by Laurell K Hamilton (warning: this one gets raunchy and once it hits book 9 gets a little dull/ repetitive. The first part of the series is good though). This is an animator/vampire/werewolf/sex/sex/moresex series about Anita Blake, a zombie raiser/ legal vampire hunter, and her many encounters with the supernatural. So far released 22 books, but the next book scheduled to release July 2, 2013. It is also a comic book, though I have not looked into it.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Braken is a government controlling/ futuristic fictional series. One of those ‘government effecting our children’s lives’ much like the Hunger Games (which I suggest if you have not read). Unfortunately only the first book of the series is out; volume two is scheduled for release on October 15, 2013. Damn near cried by the end of the first book! Can’t wait for the second.

Divergent by Veronica Roth (they are making a movie of this one soon)- government controlling plot: this story follows a young girl who is faced with the decision to leave her family in pursuit of happiness. Government controlling children books seem to be all the rage these days but if you read any of them this is the first one I suggest! Third book is scheduled to release October 22, 2013.

The Infernal Devices series (complete) by Cassandra Clare. This series is simply amazing and although it is kind of slow to get into the final book is magical. It is a fiction/ fantasy series about a group of demon hunters called “Shadow Hunters” and a look into the life of Tessa Gray after meeting the group of Shadow Hunters who live in London, England circa 1878. Easily one of my favorite books of all time. I picked it up after I began to read the Mortal Instrument series (next book release scheduled March 1, 2014) also by Clare, which is the sequel to the Infenal Devices.
If these books have caught your heart give the Bane chronicles by Cassandra Clare and various other authors a shot. Written exclusively about everyones favorite gay warlock, Magnus Bane, the series will include 10 short stories and will only be available via ebooks with the possibility of being published once the whole series has been released. I am seriously going to have abs by the end of the series volume 1 and 2 are hysterical so far.

I am not going to lie: I am 24 years old and I grew up with Harry Potter by my side. I did not like reading as a child at all, but you couldn’t keep these books out of my hands. Riddikulus, I know. But when I was 11 years old I started an amazing adventure with him and his friends, and it was the best time of my life.
As millions of you know, Harry Potter (complete, unfortunately) by J.K. Rowling is the story of a young orphan boy, brought up in a house where he is shown no love, only to discovers the world kept hidden from him for 11 years. The boy who lived, at the ripe age of 1, destroyed Voldemort thanks to the love of his mother. But he-who-must-not-be-named was not completely destroyed, for someone as evil as he could not be gotten rid of that easily. From the moment Harry steps into the wizarding world to go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he is constantly faced with the danger of Voldemort coming to power again.
You would think 7 books about one dark wizards fall, return and rise to power might get boring, but on top of the Dark Lord breathing down his neck Harry also has to get through 7 years of schooling. Could you imagine some big, bad trying to kill you WHILE getting your education, being a great loyal friend and keeping from being eaten by strange creatures you didn’t know existed? This kid did. And I am proud to have been a fan from the very beginning, until the very end.
If you have not read these books, first off: shame on you. Second: what the hell are you waiting for?

Life of Pi by Yann Martel (read the book, its better than the movie)- this one is a little bit of everything: religion, animal behaviorist, blow your mind philosophy. The movie does it barely any justice at all, though it is a good movie. More so fiction than fantasy, this book really makes you think about the world around you and how you perceive religion, animals, and human beings.

Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs- shifter/vampire/fantasy create series. I have not really submerged myself into this series but it comes highly recommended by my close friends who share similar taste in books. Volume one was intriguing I just haven’t had the opportunity to continue with the series which has 7 installments thus far.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. God please, do not see the movie. Ever. Read the books they are so amazing, they completely destroyed the plot of the entire series in one fell swoop. The series has 5 books about Percy Jackson who discovers he is a demi-god, half god half human, son of the greek god Poseidon. The whole series is well versed in Greek mythology with a few twist and ironic details. The series spin offs of Percy Jackson, The Heroes of Olympus, are worth the read as well; I myself have only read the first of this series but it is definitely on my “finish reading” list.

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chibosky (another book better than the movie). A life story of a boy going through the trauma of being a teen with a dark secret that even he has difficulty uncovering. Not fantasy at all, breaks your heart at the end. Seems a little intrusive reading about what happened to him but definitely worth the read.

There really is nothing like a good book to move your heart and soul to places beyond your grasp. I highly suggest if you have not read a book on this list (and you’re interested in the genre) that you check it out.

Although it might all be in my head a wise man once said,
‘Just because its in your head, doesnt make it any less real.’

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