#BookADay Twenty Eight:
bought at my favourite independent book store Favourite Mary Sue
Plotwise Ariel Manto either has to have mental difficulties or be the one person in the world who can do those things in spite of that. I don’t care I still really love this book.
#BookADay Twenty Six: Should have sold more
they may not have been the best books in the world but they should have sold more.
#BookADay Twenty Four: hooked you into reading
okay they didn’t quite hook me into reading, but they started me on a journey that’s only now culminating in writing a YA book centred around celtic mythology.
#BookADay Twenty Two: Out of print
Crime Club novels have the best covers.
so, taking a moment out of the book meme to do some more Tamora Pierce fangirling because so many people commented on the cover of Trickster’s Choice.
fun fact, I was one of those kids that spent every lunch and breaktime in the school library. for about three years of secondary school I was known to all the teachers of my large school by the stack of confiscated books in the corner of the staff room.
up until a couple of years ago the only Peirce’s I OWNED, were the Aly books and
I am only just now starting to buy copies because my ten year old sister (the age I was when I discovered Tortall for the first time) expressed an interest.
These covers are the best, they’re not awful eighties illustrations of characters with badly drawns armour and weird hats, they’re not models pretending to be the characters, they are simple, colourful, and elegant. Plus, even if one doesn’t agree with the way the artist portrayed the main character, there are plenty of other details to take ones mind off it.
as you can see I don’t quite have a complete collection yet (they’re all on my wishlist on amazon for birthdays and christmasses). Plus they changed the covers yet again by the time Trickster’s Queen rolled around, so no beautiful raka queen illustration came forth /o\
#BookADay Twenty: favourite cover
I collect books. This is my favourite cover so far
#BookADay Nineteen: still can’t stop talking about it
This book is so beloved I almost ironed it once because I didn’t want to put it down for a second (see the charred back sleeve)
The samples are the glorious parallels between Sabriel and her father, and also denote the fantastic cycle of birth and death that happens to be one of the series’s biggest draws.
I have recommended this book so many times I’ve lost count.