Thursday, 1 December 2016

Book Suggestions Volume VI

Greetings literature fans, I figured it was time for another book blog, so here are a few reads recommended either by you guys, or by the world at large screaming in excited hysterics. If you would like to recommend some good books for future book blogs, please write to me here and select 'other'. Enjoy!

Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel 



Series of six best-selling fantasy novels. He holds the secret that can end the world. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life.The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time. 





The Blackthorn Key


Follow the clues. Crack the code. Stay alive. Potions, puzzles and the occasional explosion are all in a day's work for young apothecary Christopher Rowe. Murder is another matter. It's a dangerous time to be the apprentice of Benedict Blackthorn. A wave of mysterious murders has sent shockwaves through London, and soon Christopher finds himself on the run. His only allies are his best friend, Tom, courageous Molly, and a loyal feathered friend, Bridget. His only clues are a coded message about his master's most dangerous project, and a cryptic warning - 'Tell no one!' The race is on for Christopher: crack the code and uncover its secret, or become the next victim...A brilliant, fast-paced adventure perfect for fans of Percy Jackson. 




The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul



When a passenger check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the explosion is deemed an act of God. But which god, wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently? What god would be hanging around Heathrow trying to catch the 3:37 to Oslo? And what has this to do with Dirk's latest--and late-- client, found only this morning with his head revolving atop the hit record "Hot Potato"? Amid the hostile attentions of a stray eagle and the trauma of a very dirty refrigerator, super-sleuth Dirk Gently will once again solve the mysteries of the universe...







Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay



J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay. When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader's bookshelf.



Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch



According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon-both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle -are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist...



The Name of The Wind


'I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me' So begins the tale of Kvothe - currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter - from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin. The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best, and an astounding must-read title.




Have you read any of these titles before, if so what did you think of them? I can personally attest to the awesomeness of anything by Douglas Adams and Neil Gaiman. Once again, if you have any books you'd like to recommend, please go ahead and do so! Reading is good for the mind, soul, and imagination. Have a wonderful week, thanks for visiting, see you again! ^^;  ;^^


43 comments:

  1. So great to see that we share some favourite books. I love Douglas Adams and Neil Gaiman (and Terry Pratchett too - I bet you could do a great Susan Sto Helit cosplay!). I will have to check out the others you've mentioned. - Sophie x

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  2. I've been meaning to read some of these for such a long time now :P

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  3. I have personally read Good Omens, and it is fantastic. I also have favorites in Neil Gaiman and Douglas Adams (and Terry Pratchett).

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  4. I've read all the "Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel" that I could get my hands on, and I've enjoyed them very much! If you like mystery, detective books, I highly suggest you read Malice by Keigo Higashino. It is very interesting to see what a person can do out of pure malice! Hope you have a great day! :)

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  5. Neil Gaiman + Terry Pratchett = love. That is all.

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