School’s going to start in a month and I know I’m not going to be able to read & review nearly as much as I am currently, so to prevent my blog from gathering dust, I’ve decided to participate in Top 5 Wednesday.
Topic: Favorites You’d Like to Revisit
- Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
One of my favorite books of my childhood! Artemis is likely where my love of anti-hero and villainous characters comes from. For once, here’s a character that doesn’t act as a ‘good guy’. Sure he ends up reforming in the later books, but the in the first one, he’s all 12-year-old supervillain using every resource available to achieve his goals. With the movie I’ve been promised since childhood coming up (starring Judi Dench!), this is a series that I definitely want to re-read.
2. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Technically this list is for favorites and I only rated this 3 stars, but I think it deserved a mention. The Magicians is a very love/hate book. I think when I first read this, I wasn’t in the right mindset. It explored themes I wasn’t mentally prepared for, which made me very uncomfortable. Thus the low rating. I think, however, with more life experience, I would view the book differently if I revisit it.
3. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
A cherished book from my highschool years! I don’t actually remember much from this book other than a feminine but strong main character, and also dragons! Sadly, the sequel came out during a reading slump and I just never continued the series. This is definitely a book I would want to revisit one day.
4. Lockwood & Co by Jonathan Stroud
Another series I began in my highschool days and never continued. I don’t usually enjoy ghost stories, but this was written by Jonathan Stroud, author of the amazing Bartimaeus Trilogy, so I had to give it a try. I quickly fell in love and devoured all the books published at the time. I read these around the same time as Seraphina, so the when the next book was published, the reading slump struck again. Another series I would cheerfully revisit.
5. H.I.V.E. by Mark Walden
The villainous streak continues. Forget Hogwarts, this was the school I wanted to attend as a kid. Unfortunately, my library only had the first two books of this seven-book series, so I just had to re-read those two over and over again. I remember using a school book-report assignment to get my parents to order the third book for me. Villainous education being put to use. Sadly, I never got to finish the series, but this is a world I want to return to.