Then ALA has a list of books you might like.
Many thanks to sabrinanymph
for posting the link.
And she's totally right, by the way - don't expect Harry when you read Artemis Fowl. :)
I've read some of these, not all. Some I've picked up and flipped through, others I haven't read at all. Some I own and haven't read yet. :)
So far, moving to the top of my reading list:
The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper
The Secret of Platform 13 - Iva Ibbotson
Mister Monday - Garth Nix - I *HEART* his Abhorsen Trilogy
Singer of All Songs - Kate Constable
Anybody else agree/disagree with the list?
Glaring glaring ommission - William Nicholson's Wind On Fire Trilogy. I read the first one and it's just phenomenal.
Also, I highly recommend a book that's apparently still not available in the States: The Looking Glass Wars
. It's a retelling, of sorts, of Alice in Wonderland. In terms of world-building, it's just dark and fantastic. I can understand some of the critiques, in that you can visualize the video game based off of it quite easily, but that doesn't bother me overmuch.
- The aforementioned Looking Glass Wars
- Secret History of the Pink Carnation - a sort of very loose "sequel" to the The Scarlet Pimpernel
- Superheroes in my Pants - Mark Evanier's collection of essays about comics and the comics industry.
- The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana - Umberto Eco's new book
- Constitutional Law II: Limits of Power (hey, trying to get ready for the fall semester)
- Thieves & Kings Volume 2 - I FINALLY got the time to sit down and read Volume 1 in about 2 sittings. WOW WOW WOW.
- Who is Donna Troy?
- Holly Black's new book, Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie
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