We’ve been book-obsessed for nearly our whole lives but here are some of our favourite books that really shaped us and made us who we are.
The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
Surely everyone’s heard of these! If not,
what have you been doing with your life, then they are about a young boy named Harry Potter who finds out that he is a wizard and he alone can defeat the dark wizard Voldemort. You should read these if you’re into fantasy or adventure books.
The Ruby Redfort series, by Lauren Child
Ruby Redfort is 13 years old when she is recruited by Spectrum, a spy agency. This series of tween books should appeal to fans of mystery and detective fiction. They also involve some clever codes that would puzzle quite a few of us so give them a try.
The Rangers Apprentice series, by John Flanagan
In these historical fiction/tween books, Will trains to be a ranger and protect the kingdom of Gorlan. The series has 12 books chronicling Will’s adventures from a young lad to having his own apprentice. They have their share of humour and are an enjoyable read.
The Medoran Chronicles, by Lynette Noni
The Medoran Chronicles is a relatively new series that appeals to fans of Harry Potter and Narnia. In it Alexandra Jennings arrives at her new school but when she steps through a doorway she finds herself in the world of Medora. These books are throughly enjoyable and we highly recommend them for any fantasy or adventure readers.
The Throne of Glass series, by Sarah J. Maas
In Throne of Glass, Celaena, formerly the best assassin in the kingdom, is given a chance for freedom: she must beat all other competitors in a competition to become the king’s royal assassin. The series is fantasy and romance and is suitable for young adults. (Side note: the covers on these books are amazing!)
The Matilda Saga, by Jackie French
This series of 6 books starts in the early 1900s and follows the stories of young Australians finding their place in the world with the underlying theme of love for one’s country. They are historical fiction and should be recommended to Aussies who enjoy young adult books.
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