Here’s the BBAW topic for Forgotten Treasure: “Sure we’ve all read about Freedom and Mockingjay but we likely have a book we wish would get more attention by book bloggers, whether it’s a forgotten classic or under marketed contemporary fiction. This is your chance to tell the community why they should consider reading this book!”
It’s pretty obvious here on the blog that I read a lot of YA. Having read a lot of YA books, I now have several favorites from that genre. You can see them listed here. But if someone asked me what my all-time favorite YA series is, I will still answer that it’s the Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner.
Followers of my blog won’t be surprised that I chose this series for this post because I LOOOOOOVE these books. Seriously, I can’t say enough good things about it. I fell in love with the series after I read the first three books and I kept rereading them over and over again and I’m continually amazed at how good they are. It’s historical fiction that borders on fantasy because of the presence of gods and godesses similar to Greek mythology. The main character is Eugenides, Gen for short, the incorrigible Thief of Eddis. Gen is amazing and I’m always on the lookout for books that have Gen-like characters. This series has all the good things that people look for in books – incredible worldbuilding, great character development, political intrigue, plot twists and turns that will keep you guessing and a very subtle kind of romance that will totally take you by surprise. I know the series has been getting more attention lately because several book bloggers are recommending it left and right but it’s still not enough. It should be popular enough that it becomes a staple read for anyone curious about YA.
I have recommended this series to so many friends and most, if not all, of them have liked it. Hey, you want further proof of how awesome this series is? You know who won the YA Fantasy Showdown a couple of weeks ago? Eugenides!
Oh and look at the lovely Japanese covers of these books, click to embiggen:
I wants them, my precious! Even if I can’t read Japanese. If you haven’t heard of this wonderful series, click here to read my review of the first three books. No spoilers, I promise! Or drop by Megan Whalen Turner’s website.
Okay, enough about my crazy love for this series. What about you, what’s a book that you think more people should read? 🙂