Actually I wanted to write a Halloween post. The problem was that I haven’t read a lot of scary books. So I changed plans. I always like to get recommendations based on a book I loved to read. For this post I matched three popular books with lesser known books.
Both books have a mysterious, “out-of-this-world” amosphere that reminds me of fairy tales. Strange things happen to the main characters of these books. In The Hazel Wood the mother of Alice is kidnapped by a fairy tale character. In The Girl with Glass Feet Ida is slowly turning into glass.
Two books set in a bookstore hiding a secret. Both books can be categorized as mystery, but have fantasy elements too. In The Library of Shadows Jon inherits a bookhop after the sudden death of his father. Clay gets a job in Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore.
Two young adult series about villains you will totally root for. H.I.V.E. stands for Higher Institute of Villainous Education. I’m sure Artemis Fowl would feel at home on this school! Just like Artemis, the students of H.I.V.E. are criminal masterminds.
Did you read any of these books? Do you have other recommendations based on it? Let me know in the comments!