Reading Room Blog
Here are a few recommendations with a little romance, some happy some a bit sad, one paranormal, and one a beloved classic.
I'd particularly recommend The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray and A Great and Terrible Beauty.
A Nightmare's Dozen: Stories From the Dark illustrated by Michael Hussar edited by Michael Sterns.
Frightening tales from a multitude of authors promise to keep you awake at night.
Cirque Du Freak: A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan.
Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an
encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make
Did you know it is part of a series? You mentioned that one of the things you liked about the book was the action and also that you thought it was a historical fiction book. I found some books you might like that are considered "Fang" fiction but also some historical fiction. I hope you enjoy reading some of these books:
Fang Fiction -
Here are some suggestions for other books that you may like. Next time it would help up find suggestions for you if we knew why you liked a certain book. The more info you give us, the better we can personalize your request!
Here are some other suggestions to keep you busy until the next Stephenie Meyer comes out:
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world. If you like this one, it is part of a series - #2 is Rebel Angels and #3 is coming out soon The Sweet Far Thing.
You may already know, but Squire is from the series "Protector of the Small" - #1 First Test, #2 Page, #3 Squire, #4 Lady Knight. I also like reading books from that time period. There are so many good ones out there and it is hard to limit it to just a few! However, Here are some others that you may like:
Just in case you
are not already familiar with Chris Crutcher's other titles, here are just a
While training for a triathlon, seventeen-year-old Bo attends
an anger management group at school which leads him to examine his
relationship with his father.
A high school coach invites members of his swimming team to a
memorable week of rigorous training that tests their moral fiber as well as their physical stamina.
Some other books you may enjoy are:
There are several in the Joe Grey series, in case you haven't read them all. Here are a few other suggestions:
The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Jackson Braun.
Reporter Jim Qwilleran is so anxious to get back to work that he accepts a job covering the art world for the Daily Fluxion. When various people turn up dead, only Qwilleran and his "partner," Koko, the Siamese cat, can find the answers. There are about 20 books in this series now-so if you like this first one, there are many others to keep reading!
Since you enjoyed The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau, I am sending you some titles that I hope you will like just as much.
Countdown to the Year 1000 / by K.H. McMullan.
Alarmed by a prophecy that the world will end with the arrival of the
year 1000, the students of Dragon Slayers' Academy get some advice from Zack, a boy who has traveled back from 1999.
The Preacher's Boy : a novel / by Terry Pringle.
Relates the experiences of a young man growing up in a small Texas town in the shadow of his strict preacher father.
Here are some other books that I hope you will like. Like
Sandry's Book, all of these are stories have magic and friendship in
If you haven't read the three books by Tamora Pierce that come after
Sandry's Book, I'd definitely recommend the rest of the Circle of Magic quartet: