The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen was REALLY good. In fact, I was a bit surprised at how good it was. I picked it up from the library with a handful of books about a month ago, but once I got them home, none of them really spoke to me. Finally sat down yesterday so that I could try each of them before taking them back to the library and getting some of your recommendations…..and I fell in love.
Sage, the main character, is fun. Sometimes you’re in the head of a character and they drive you insane. Even when I didn’t agree with Sage’s choices, I didn’t feel like he was a stupid character. I wanted to know more about him and his story.
The twist, in my opinion, is obvious, but doesn’t make the book any less fantastic. I’d say I’d put it in my top 20 because it’s just a really fun read. Not a very fun description from me, but trust me when I say you should pick it up. There’s a reason it’s a bestseller.
Anthologies are near and dear to the hearts of LT3. All three of us love a good collection of stories. People seem to agree, cause we’ve always gotten great submissions and enthusiastic readers ^__^
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Books more people should read
» Study by Maria V. Snyder «
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear..
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As the summaries say, these are for free on my website. I had enough people ask if they’d ever be in ebook format, so I’ve worked on it here and there where I’ve had time and they’re finally ready. I kept the Ivan one separate just b/c I could and wanted.
So, for those who wanted them available this way, DL here and here ^___^
(and they’ll be on LT3 eventually, when Sasha has time for my shenanigans. much love to her for generating the ebooks for me <3)
Here’s your chance to read stories from Megan Derr! I’m sure with how often I mention her, it’d be nice to know why I’m in love with her work, huh?
To save the life of the crown prince, Starwick took a curse upon himself, but the curse leaves him in excruciating pain alleviated only by Tyrwick, the king’s bastard son and a man who has always despised Starwick. If he wants to live they must find the man who cast the curse and take back the ring he stole, but Starwick’s real challenge is not hunting a man—it is fighting his own despair, reinforced by Tyrwick’s cold disregard and his own shadowy life.
- Word count: 20 ,000
- Pairing: M/M
- Price: 3.99
Buy it here
I’d also suggest picking up Wick along with it!
guyyyyys i’ve also been reading her stuff for years (well. back in 2007 then got back into it recently whee)
BUT I’M GLAD I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE THO
Super happy so many others recommended her works, as well! <33
Okay, I’ll throw non-Megan Derr books your way, then.
Uhmm. Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville is a good one. (She’s known for her Alone on the Water Sherlock fic, as well.)
Some others I enjoyed recently:
- Infected series by Andrea Speed. (Not Happily Ever After, though).
Just kidding. I’ve read too many recently to remember which ones I liked and which ones I didn’t care for (literally scrolled through my Kindle and saw I’ve read 20+ in the past three weeks and I just…).
So I’ll recommend my all time:
- Warchild series by Karin Lowachee
The third one has the M/M content, but the whole series is amazing.
If you’ve read these/want different ones, let me know. I read too much for my own good, and about half of them have M/M content.
grandpajojens asked: hey so i just saw your post about warchild? I know it's a book series but which one comes first and what is it about?
Hello! Always happy to see people interested in it!
It is a book series, and it begins with Warchild, then Burndive follows, and finally Cagebird ends it (as of now). Apparently all but Cagebird are available on eBook (though I could have sworn I had all three, that was back when I had my Sony eReader, and I /do/ have all three in paperback, so I’m not sure).
The official summary of Warchild is:
“When Jos’ parents are killed in an attack on their trading ship, the boy is kidnapped by the attackers and then escapes - only to fall into the alien hands of humanity’s greatest enemies. He is soon coerced into becoming a spy against the human race.”
However, I’ve been pushing this series on anyone who’ll listen for…years now, so I have my own commentary that’s more a 'why I enjoy this series and it's my favorite' opposed to ‘this is what the book is about’.
You often read books about war and find yourself rooting for one side. Warchild is about a Sci-fi intergalactic war over resources. In the first book, you follow Jos’ journey from being your average civilian living on a (space)ship with his parents, to experiencing the (space)pirates that cause mayhem, to understanding the alien’s (Striviirc-na) point of view and becoming a sympathizer in their plight, to getting down and dirty with the human government’s stand on everything.
I could probably bet you $10 that I know exactly who you’ll be rooting for in the first book. You’ll read Warchild, and you’ll find yourself immersed in this incredible world with all these different sides, and you’ll pick one. Then you’ll celebrate when whatever group you’ve picked manages to hurt, or kill, someone that isn’t on your side. You’ll celebrate, you’ll finish the book, and then you’ll move on to the next book.
And then you’ll cry. You’ll curse at yourself for picking a side, and you’ll curse these people on a side you never wanted to like suddenly pulling at your heartstrings. It won’t be just about the book anymore. It’ll be about understanding that on every side of war, there are everyday people. People who are incredible, who are worthy of your love. Who are simply fighting to protect those THEY love, and maybe they’re on a side you wouldn’t have rooted for, but that doesn’t make them any less important.
In the end, you’ll follow these people as they grow. You’ll understand their choices even if you don’t always agree with them, and you’ll find yourself left wanting more. So much more. You’ll be shell-shocked when it ends, but it eventually does. And you move on, but you’ll have learned something. You’ll have grown as an individual because these books hit you right where you never expect to be hit. In the pheeeeels.
Seriously. Read ‘em.