Hello everybody and ‘appy new year! I know that Christmas is busy, and if you’re anything like Hermione and me, you got twenty billion new books for Christmas, not to mention the added stress of your TBR toppling over into the new year and SQUASHING you. In light of these things, we have decided to give you some winter book suggestions instead of the usual December books, January books etc. We’re still kind of in denial about Christmas being over anyway. And so here are our recommendations for the snowy months of Winter. (Snowy for us northern hemisphere people…)
What if, by reading aloud, you could bring book characters into this world? It’s every readers’ fantasy, but for Mo and Meggie Flotcheart, it’s reality. You see, Mo has a silver tongue—quite literally. His ability to read characters and objects into reality has cost him his CAT. Jk, it cost him his wife, but he did lose his cats too. How pathetic.
One night while Mo’s reading aloud Inkheart (so yeah, Inkheart is a book about this other book Inkheart), disaster strikes. Mo accidently sends his wife and two cats into the world of Inkheart, while reading three of its characters out into our world—Dustfinger, a fire juggler, and then Capricorn and Basta, two scheming villains. Obviously, chaos ensues.
For the most part, Inkheart follows Meggie, Mo’s daughter, as she is thrust into worlds she’s only ever read about. Her ultimate goal—to find the mother she barely remembers. But is such a thing even possible in a world where death can strike with the mere turn of a page?
Inkheart is the beginning of an extremely well-written trilogy, a trilogy that will pull you into the Inkworld and never let you go. WAHAHAHA
Prince Charming is a wimp. He also has a soft spot for naming random squirrels, is extremely moody, is adored by his kingdom, has a list of things to fight before he dies, and is scared of lint. Okay, that sentence was totally contradictory, but we never specified which Prince Charming we were talking about! AT this point you’re probably like whaaaat? There’s more than one ince Charming!?
You bet! Let’s use our imaginations for a moment. Imagine that Cinderella’s prince is a total wimp and she just can’t take it, so instead of marrying him, she runs off. Imagine that on the way to find to her, Cinderella’s prince bumps into Rapunzel’s prince, who’s suffering from low self-esteem (being saved from a witch by a girl is not good for manly pride). And imagine that they run into Sleeping Beauty’s prince (who is running from an angry mob), and Snow White’s prince, a total dweeb.
Well, imagine no more! We present to you The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, a book with all these great plot points and a hilarious sense of humor! And yes, it’s the first book in a series so, YAY! More books to read.
Let’s take the “generation gap” to a whole new level, okay? Just picture it: one family—four generations—stretched out across the entirety of the twentieth century. What could possibly go wrong?
Early 1900’s— Louisa was raised a perfect little German girl, until she’s hitched to a husband and forced to follow him to the States. How could she possibly find happiness with a strange man in a strange land?
The Roaring 20’s—Emma’s always been too big for the little town where Louisa raised her and her sisters. She wants to travel the world, but ends up married to an absolute bore. One divorce later, she’s catapulted herself into a glitzy world of speakeasies and booze—a world where she has no one, no one but her daughter Gracie.
The 30’s and the 40’s—Gracie’s childhood with Emma was jazzy and unpredictable, but all she wants now is stability. Her childhood yearning for a father pushes her to embrace a perfect Suburban life—but at what cost?
The 50s through the 80’s—Suzanne grows up in Gracie’s dream world, but unlike her mother, all Suzie wants is something different. Like—college. And a hippie boyfriend who’d rather make love than war. But when hippie boyfriend morphs into work-obsessed husband; when Suzanne’s marriage starts to crumble and she’s forced to evaluate the importance of her career—can she learn from the mistakes of her mother, grand-mother, and great-great grandmother and pull their family out of the poisonous cycle in which they’ve all become ensnared?
A perfect blend of social drama and historical fictional, Eve’s Daughter’s will keep you hooked—we promise. Plus, you’ll finally understand our favorite inside-joke of all time. Just two words: Squaw Island.
The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom