Tributea: Garth Nix

garthBorn today July 19th 1963 Garth Nix is an Australian writer who specializes in children’s and young adult fantasy novels. A full-time writer since 2001, more than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world and his work has been translated into 40 languages. Garth’s books have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly (US), The Bookseller(UK), The Australian and The Sunday Times (UK).


I personally fell in love with the Abhorsen trilogy, I found them refreshingly, original, and engrossing
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(Click any picture for links to the books amazon page.)


These two books were continuations off the original Abhorsen Trilogy. Although Clariel is listed as being book 4… Neither is as good as the original 3 but they are still good fixes for anyone who is a Abhorsen fan. 

 

A 5th book will be released on October 4th 2014

Have you read anything by Garth Nix? What did you love?

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Enchanting Books

this1Among my favorite books you will find a similar theme; I love books that are enchanting. Books that are deep yet ethereal. So I made a list of these magical delights.

Here is my list of enchant worthy books:
(click any photo or title for more info.)

Beauty
This is a wonderful re-telling of the classic Beauty and The Beast by Robin McKinley. Beauty and The Beast is my favorite fairy tale story (go figure.) The tale itself is mysterious and beautiful. I love this adaptation, it captured the essence of Beauty and The Beast perfectly.
Rated: 4.6 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Matcha Green Tea
This book is less dark and eerie and more midsummer night dreamy.


The Gargoyle

I know I have mentioned this book before, but it’s my favorite so what can I say. This book by Andrew Davidson is so captivating and lovely. I read it and wanted to flip back to the front and start over. It was like a novel of pure poetry.
Rated: 4.3 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Cinnamon Dulce Mocha
Mocha with vanilla extract and sprinkled with cinnamon.


Sabriel
This is the first book in a series “The Abhorsen Trilogy” by Garth Nix. I loved this whole series. The world Garth Nix created IS so very enchanting. The writing was great, the story was enthralling, and reading it was blissful.
Rated: 4.7 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Dirty Chai
Either  a shot of espresso in your Chai or reverse it and
put a shot of  Chai in your black coffee.


The Chronicles of Narnia
Again yes I’ve mentioned these books before but I have to include them as an enchanting series. They are magical and delightful and I adore each book. When you read them you enter another world, from which you never want to return.
Rated: 4.7 on amazon.com
Book Bean: Peppermint Hot Cocoa
Add a little peppermint extract to your favorite cocoa or
use candies for sweeter twist.


The Secret Garden

I really love this story. It is very endearing and has great character development. It’s a story of self-discovery, friendship, and of making the best from hardships and adversity. I loved the message, it is one that has stayed with me through the years.
Rated: 4.6 on amazon.com
Book Bean:
Lavender tea with raw honey.
I love lavender tea and it is so good alone or with a drizzle of raw honey.

These books captivate me with an allure that make me want to read them again, just to experience the feeling and emotions time after time.

Have you read any of these? Share your thoughts.
What books captivate and enchant you?
 Fun Fact: “La Belle et la Bête” The traditional fairy tale was written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and published in 1756.