Saturday, August 3, 2013

Weekend Recommendations #15

This is a weekly feature, where I get to go all fannish about two randomly-picked favvies (which may not actually be favorites, but got a rating of 3 or higher) that I would recommend to friends! So, here are this week's two picks:

Author: Jasper Fforde
Genre: fantasy/comedy/alternate reality
Part of a Series: Yes
Rating: 3 out of 5

Who'll Like It: Girls and guys of any age will enjoy this quirky and fun weekend read, especially those who enjoy comic fantasy and funny female protagonists. It's a great summer read!

Why I Like It:

I didn't have especially high expectations with this book, and while it didn't reach the 4/5 mark, it was still a really, really fun book. Filled with amusing events, unique characters, chaotic mistakes, and a girl protagonist who just has the world's greatest sense of humor - as well as an adorable Quarkbeast! - this is one of those books that you don't have to think. You just sit back and enjoy it. It's relaxing and entertaining and just the right kind of book to wind down with after a long week.

Author: Jessica Day George
Genre: children's fantasy/comedy
Part of a Series: Yes
Rating: 4 out of 5
Who'll Like It: Girl-read, though some boys might enjoy it as well, since there is no romance, best for eight to thirteen-year-olds, though adults to love a good kids' book will like it as well. Ideal for fans of comic fantasy and Jessica Day George's books.

Why I Like It:

I love a good comic fantasy, and I love Jessica Day George's books. Not a single one has ever disappointed, especially when it comes to the humor category. Tuesdays at the Castle not only made me feel like a kid again, it was just loads of fun. A living, breathing castle that grows a new room every Tuesday? A witty princess who has a special connection to it? Royal parents kidnapped and the castle under attack? What's not to love?!

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