FAVOURITE SERIES | Recommendations

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  1. In terms of recently read series, the Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom duology is on my list of favorites. Really great writing, amazing characters, wonderful worldbuilding, etc etc.

    The Wars of Light and Shadow series by Janny Wurts is beautifully written, but also very long – I think it's at 9 books so far and still not done. The first book is Curse of the Mistwraith. Epic fantasy. The series is about two brothers, Arithon and Lysaer, and the war between them after they get magically cursed.

    The Ravenor trilogy by Dan Abnett is set in the Warhammer 40K universe, so it's very dystopian sci-fi. Ravenor is an Imperial Inquisitor and a high-level psyker, and he and his team uncover conspiracies and try to stop cults and demons.

    The Codex Alera by Jim Butcher is really great as well(I think you've read several of these?). It starts off kind of slow, but by the end of book 6 it's pretty much hugely epic fantasy(book 4 is probably my favorite – Captain's Fury, I think it was?).

  2. You should definitely watch Fullmetal Alchemist as an anime. They have done an incredible job at both versions ( sub and dub). The first series in 2003 was more focused on the characters and from a point on it deviated from the Manga. FMA Brotherhood is the faithful adaption of the Manga. Personally I love them both. (P. S. Your chanel is amazing. Keep the good work up!)

  3. Yeeeeesss Kingkiller Chronicles! I read both books for the first time this year, and I loved them so much. Definitely among my favourites. Other favourites of mine are the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman and the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness.

  4. The name of the wind is in my top 2 books i have ever read (the two books are equal placement) the other would have to be Inkheart (holds such a special place)
    and the kingkiller chronicles is in my top 4 series of all times…. (also included Deltora Quest due to epic nostalgia. Harry potter obviously xD and a series that isnt always well known… called The witches of Eilenan, by Kate Forsyth……hands down my favourite Wiccan styled story telling series….. so amazing… set in scottish history but in another world….. is just amazing.)
    i always recommend these two people looking for a good fantasy to read

  5. My absolute favourite series right now is The Gentleman Bastard series (the first book being The Lies of Locke Lamora) because I honestly think it's the best fantasy book I've read so far and it will be quite hard to top. I've also read Name of the Wind and I honestly like Lamora's story much more, which is saying something. It's so intriguing and complex, I just love it to death.
    Another series that holds a special place in my heart is the Gallagher Girls series (starting from the second book) because it's the phrase "girls supporting girls" in book form and also features a really awesome school for spies. What's not to love?

  6. did you read mockingjay continuously with catching fire? I think that's why I hated Mockingjay because I read it in one sitting with Catching Fire and it just disappointed. maybe if I space out the books a bit I would like it better so I'm not directly comparing to Catching Fire which is fantastic.

  7. Wow, I think I would enjoy this Illuminae books… I don't know If I will be able to find them here in Brazil, but i'll look for it, even If I have to get the eBook.

    We have a very similar taste so I love seeing your videos to get recomendations and to pratice my english – sorry If I wrote something wrong.

    kisses, If u ever come to Rio de Janeiro let me know ๐Ÿ˜˜

  8. You really should read The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. It's right up there with The Kingkiller Chronicles as one of the greatest series ever written.

  9. I listened to, and loved, Elizabeth Wein's books. The first book as an audiobook was amazing, as well. The prequel about Julie is coming out soon, which makes me excited!

  10. I was not familiar with the Illuminae series at all but that sounds awesome, just put a hold on the series at my library!

  11. The darkest part of the forest by Holly Black is amazing. It is kind of a retelling of sleeping beauty except with a sleeping elf prince and it is very dark and twisted. Not really a retelling but i image sleep beauty influenced the story.
    It is amazing

  12. I LOOOOOVE Deathnote! I watched the anime on Netflix and had to purchase the series. I recommend it to everyone. L was my favorite.

  13. Have you read Tamora Pierce's other quartets/duologies? Alana's quartet was the first Pierce books I read, but my favorite is Daine's quartet, The Immortals. I love Daine and her abilities… and it was really fun to see Alana and many of the characters from her series show up in it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn't expect it the first time I read them so it was a nice surprise! I love all of the Tortall books, really. I enjoy the Emelan books as well, but since most of those are a bit more juvenile, I enjoy the Tortall universe more.

  14. The name of the wind is great! Looking at your list, you might be interested in Discworld and The Gentleman Bastards sequence.

  15. Fullmtal alchemist is amazing. It changed my life and my only regreat it's actually not having a real copy of the manga. You could watch brotherhood. In my opinion it is better than the fullmetal anime the original one. But that is only my opinion ๐Ÿ˜Š

  16. White saviour lol from video games to books i feel like now days people care to much about the skin colour of fictional characters. i find it idiotic but to each his own good recommendations btw

  17. The dystopian trilogy genre is a little played out, but if you ever find yourself wanting to read one again the Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu is fantastic.

    Oh! And the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy is wonderful. Lani Taylors writing is magical. Its a sort of a paranormal fantasy.

  18. great to hear your opinion on the thg trilogy! It's still my fav dystopian, too, and I also loved Mockingjay, especially after I re-read it!
    Also, YESS, Captain Thorne!!!

  19. I loved the Infernal Devices trilogy. You definitely should read it ๐Ÿ™‚
    And YESSS, the Kingkiller Chronicle, Harry Potter, Death Note, and Hunger Games(including Mockingjay) series are FANTASTIC.
    Gonna pick my next series from your list, a lot of good recommendations!
    ย And a really great job with daily videos, thumbs-up.

  20. My absolute favourite series are the keeper of the lost cities series by: Shannon Messenger, Percy Jackson (both series) and Magnus Chase, the selection trilogy by: Kiera Cass, the hunger games by: Suzanne Collins and then my all time favourite is Harry Potter, Harry Potter is my all time favourite books of all time.

  21. I'm not sure if you've ever been asked this before, or if you've ever thought about this yourself. And I hope I'm not overstepping the mark by this comment. Have you ever thought of studying mass communications? I only say this because you have such amazing presentation skills. And it might tie in nicely with your publishing job and BA.

  22. I CANNOT wait long enough to read again about Victor Vale from Vicious in Vengeful by V.E. Schwab. (and that's a lot of Vs)

  23. I liked Mockingjay too! I often seem to like the books other people dislike cough Allegiant *cough*.
    FMA is one of my favourite anime and manga series ever <3 I recently introduced my boyfriend to the series and he really likes it too despite not being that much into anime ๐Ÿ™‚ We watched Death Note a while ago and I really like the first half until we get some new main characters in the series… from that point on I'm not too crazy about the story.
    I recommend the Air Awakens series by Elise Kova!

  24. Death Note is so phenomenal!! I always recommend it to people and rereading them is a lot of fun. Ryuk is my favourite character ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I loved the Lunar Chronicles as well, though I wasn't sure if I would make it through Cinder at first it was slow going at the beginning.
    Also loved Shatter me Trilogy, Snow like Ashes trilogy and many more.

  26. Manga: One Piece a freaking Ship made me cried men pirate adventure Prefer Manga its bettter pacing than the Anime where it has slow story progression

    Novel: The Magisterium a personal fav of mine I would say it has similarity to Harry Potter but Ending makes huge difference from HP unexpected

  27. That's awesome that you listed manga in your favs. Mars by Fuyumi Soryo is one of my favorite manga series.

  28. Oh, loved the list. The Lunar Chronicles was a sneaky one, creeping into my favourites list. And The Kingkiller Chronicle… What can one say about it? It's just fantastic. Have you read "The Slow Regard of Silent Things" and "The Lightning Tree"? If not, you REALLY should.

    As for recommendations, those are kinda basic, but Discworld, by Terry Pratchett (specially the City Watch, Witches and Death subseries) shoud go now to the top of your list. they are both classic and amazing. Also, my heart has a soft spot for The Dresden Files books, by Jim Butcher. I'm currently reading the third book of The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan and they are marvelous. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. I plan on watching Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood but I've been told I shouldn't bother with the other series…

  30. Finally someone who likes Mockingjay..๐Ÿ˜Š
    I love Hunger Games and Mockingjay according to my opinion was a good action packed end to the dystopian trilogy.

  31. I would be interested to hear your thoughts on Homeland by R.A. Salvatore. it's a fantasy book I read in high school and I've been continuing it ever since. I believe it's a dungeons and dragons book.

  32. Every book series by Garth Nix is my top fave. At least the ones I have read. The Old Kingdom trilogy, The Seventh Tower series & Keys to the Kingdom series. The second two are considered children books and I read them a long time ago, but I still count them as faves. One day I will do a reread of them! Also Harry Potter will always be at the top for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. Since you've listed two manga series, I thought I'd recommend one: Bungou Stray Dogs. It's about a detective agency of gifted agents, and it's really cool since the characters are based off real-life authors and their "gifts" are named after the author's most famous work. It's amazing, full of action and interesting characters and I totally recommend it ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. If you want a weird but really good dystopian series, check out the MaddAddam Trilogy by Margaret Atwood. Very good author and a very believable story in todays society.

  35. This has made me really want to read some series haha! I hardly ever do because commitment ๐Ÿ˜‚
    I want to read the name of the wind bit I'm scared to start it before the 3rd book is released

  36. I donยดt know if you already have the books, but I recommend the "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" trilogy by Laini Taylor. I'm still reading the third book, but so far it's amazing.

  37. for Fullmetal alchemist I would recommend watching brotherhood. it is more faithful to the manga series, where the original anime kinda strays away around the final third (granted the manga wasn't finished yet when the anime caught up)

  38. That Harry Potter case is absolutely amazing :O Defo agree with your opinions on the Lunar Chronicles. Also, WHEN will the Kingkiller Chronicles conclude!? So much sadness in waiting for it to appear.

  39. I just stumbled onto The Twixt series by Dawn Metcalf and I love it. The worldbuilding is intricate and the characters are well developed.

  40. If you like stories with magic/fantastical elements, I highly recommend The Old Kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix. It's more young adult but I loved the series and only read it a few years ago.

    And I LOVED Code Name Verity! One of the best WWII books I've ever read!

  41. Yesssss Illuminae! I've seen the books brushed over on other Booktube channels, but no one ever giving them the love they deserve. Glad you like them too! (My bet is the 3rd book will be green)

  42. You should definitely give the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown a try. It's like Hunger Games in Space. I am sure you will love it.

  43. My fav series: THE WITCHER…. (im on 6/7 books)

    and Louise Pennys Murder Mysteries (im on 5/12 books)

  44. MAKE SURE you watch Full Metal in Japanese with English subs. dont watch english voice. its not true to form.

  45. I love the Death Note anime show! Also I see you read the Code Name Verity series, which I read awhile ago, and I just found out that there is another one in the series that just came out in May called the Pearl Thief. It is a prequel about another girl, not Verity.

  46. Catriona, have you read Stars Above by Marissa Meyer? It is the true final "book" in the Lunar Chronicles and IT IS AMAZING! It collects both previously released LC stories and at least four new ones. . . And the new ones? F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! Especially one in particular, which is the continuation of events AFTER WINTER! ๐Ÿ™‚

    So basically, I cannot recommend Stars Above highly enough. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Fairest is also worth a read, if you haven't read it. (It's Queen Levana's story.) If you have not read Fairest, I would suggest a reread of the series: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Winter, Stars Above. (Though most of the stories in Stars Above could be read as either prequels or interspersed between the books. I read them all in the "per the Recommended Order" last year.)

    My own favorite order is Cinder, Cress, Scarlet, Winter. And I LOVE Captain Carswell Thorne! He is MINE, tell you! ALL MINE!!! bwahahaha

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. The Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite series of all time and I always recommend it.๐Ÿ’•

  48. I'd recommend reading the Kane Chronicles as you seem to enjoy books that contain magic, fantasy and adventure, just as I do! Love your videos btw, recently subscribed! <3

  49. Hey Littlebookowl! I am Australian too and I grew up loving the Tomorrow When The War Began series. It is so so so amazing!!! It is written by an Australian author and set in Australia. It is so well written and honestly one of the best series ever, in my opinion:))

  50. xD "Oh my goodness, Captain Thorn. Damn" xD I love you! did you read Fairest and Stars Above since they've come out ?!

  51. I love that you added manga. You're awesome ๐Ÿ™‚
    Manga were the first books I got into reading so it's great to see them get credit from a book reviewer ^-^ without manga, I'd still hate reading thanks to school.
    Also, careful watching Death Note. The ones I've seen had slightly different endings that could possibly bug those that were a fan of how the manga ended ( such was the case with me )

  52. We have so many favorites in common! I recommend the Death Note Japanese live action (not the Netflix one ugh). The Japanese live action movie is fantastic, it changes the ending in a very interesting way, it's very well done.

  53. I would highly recommend The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan; also, pick up anything else written by Brandon Sanderson.

  54. I know you have mentioned the Alanna series a few times and if you haven't read of of Tamora Pierce's other works you NEED to!!!

  55. I donโ€™t know if you have read the rest of Tamora Pierce books but they are amazing. She has many series in the tortall world. You get to know the world even better than just in the lioness series. You also get to know more about happens with the characters in those books. I love them so much and they are a reread that is so nice. I would love to see you review them.

  56. Sorry if this has already been suggested but I think you would like The Black Magician's trilogy by Trudi Canavan as well as the Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackmam.

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