Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Book Recommendation!





(Above: How awesome is that cover?)

By the way, if any of you guys are looking for a super-scary book, I recommend The Replacement! Check out my review, plus a Q&A with the author, here at my Eternal Ones Blog!

I'm gonna start recommending books more often now, I think. So if there are any I should check out, let me know!

21 Comments:

Blogger The Golden Eagle said...

I've seen that book around! It looks awesome, and the concept is intriguing.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous karenIScool said...

I recommend A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban. Read more here
http://www.lindaurbanbooks.com/books.html

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gah thats a creepy cover!!
and i know some books that youd probably like:
theodosia and the serpents of chaos (11 yr old girl living in london about 100 yrs back practically lives in museum, has to deal with foul egyptian curses without her parents finding out)
suddenly supernatural: school spirit (middle school girl suddenly inherits mothers spirit sight, good ghost story)
id tell you i love you, but then id have to kill you (all girl school for spies, wish i went there)
gilda joyce, psychic investigator (ghost story with unusual main character)
so yeah those all are good, all for about same age group as kiki strike......

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the morrigan? does that mean youve read the alchemyst? what about the rest of the books out so far? incredibly good but they totally leave you hanging!! and also, how is twilight supposed to be dangerous? actually, i just thought of some ways:
someone throws it at your head
someone hits you with it
and also:
going to a twimovie premiere, walking into the midst of a bunch of taylor lautner-obsessed girls, and yelling this into a bullhorn: TAYLOR LAUTNER IS UGLY AND FAKE, TWILIGHT SUCKS, AND EVERYONE WHO WATCHES THE MOVIES IS RETARDED
if you did that, youd probably be murdered by a pack of screaming fangirls. but otherwise, i think its fine. but you know, books DO make good weapons, especially the hardcover ones. :)

7:50 PM  
Blogger Erin_Flight said...

My favorite book of all time is The Dream Merchant by Isabel Hoving. The book is not very popular but it has the most intriguing story I have ever read. It is about 3(4?) kids who are trapped in Umaya(the world of dreams) Its very complex and a hard book to summarize. Definitely worth a look.

9:10 PM  
Blogger montana irregulars said...

ooooooo!!! it looks soo good! i can't wait to read it (:
Here are some book recomendations;1. the trixe belden series 2. The Enola Holmes series 3.The Lady Grace Mysteries series 4. The Cat Royal series 5.If I have an evil stepmother wheres my prince 6. The Luxe series
I'm sorry i don't know the authors names, but these are all fabulous books!!! When i was in 5th grade i loved mysteries with girl detectives, (Sadly i didn't discover Kiki Strike until 7th grade :( ) so I found all 4 of the book series my library had under that catagory (not counting nancy drew, i finished those when i was 8)

11:45 PM  
OpenID munna said...

oh gosh. kirsten, you HAVE to read

The Museum of Mary Child
&
Claire de Lune

both by Cassandra Golds

the mary child one is creepier. but they are both very beautiful and unique. different from most things i've ever read. it's like art (like a delicate painted picture) as a novel.

2:16 AM  
Anonymous KarenISstillCOOL :) said...

I also recommend Luv Ya Bunches :)

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Clare said...

I ever so highly recommend Graceling by Kristin Cashore! It's a book I think you would really enjoy.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Ari The Awesome said...

Creepy cool cover! Here's some books I think you would really like:

Maximum Ride by James Patterson

I'd Tell You I love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

Heist Society by Ally Carter

The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoa. it looks like the comments have more recommendations than you do :). but some good ons are:
Fablehaven (good fantasy, like harry potter is)
chasing vermeer (and the sequels)
the hunger games (sad, but amazing!! but if someone tells you the basics, it sounds horrible)
the 39 clues are pretty good too...
okay, im pretty much out of ideas, but once i go somewhere else on the internet im probly gonna think of about 20 more :).

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's some ideas:

She Flew No Flags by Joan B. Manley. Nothing like some wartime shipboard mystery and intrigue (no murder, but the part where the Mom realizes her children were trying to figure out if it were better to be bombed or torpedoed was quite realistic -- we all know how kids speculate when things are not in their control).

The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges. Not necessarily where all the fantasy writers get their creature ideas, but you'll be amazed a how many are in there! Solid research and clear writing by one of the most famous literary figures of the 20th century.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Two short story collections (sometimes published in one volume, my copy is one of those) that really set the tone for mysteries up until at least the 1930s. If you'd rather read a novel, try The Hound of the Baskervilles, which, after all this time, I still find a pretty creepy read.

I've got more!

Roberet in San Diego

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Augh!

I can't believe I forgot Hoot by Carl Hiassen.

Robert in San Diego

10:08 PM  
Blogger Lioness said...

The Thursday Next Series. Just take my word for it: awesome beyond possibility :)

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Hana said...

Bad Girls Don't Die is a great ghost story. (The two main characters remind me a lot of myself, though, so that is probably part of the reason I like it)

And don't forget Nancy Drew!! Hahah. I love Nancy.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

id recommend the darkness dwellers by kirsten miller-hey thats you!! my bad!! also ITS NOT OUT YET. but even though i dont even know what it will look like its still drivin me crazy (seriously. just ask any one of my friends, ha)!!! but why does it take so long?? ive never seen a kiki strike book in hardcover.....when will it come out?????????????????????? patience is overrated!! haha but srsly when does it come out???

6:23 PM  
Anonymous TicTac said...

annonymous! i loveee id tell u i love you but then i would have to kill you!!!!! have u read the sequel??? SO GOOODDDDD

7:59 PM  
Anonymous SiMi said...

ugghhhh when is ur new kiki book coming out??????? im dying here :(

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are some seriously good books:

Maximum Ride series by James Patterson: A band of delinquent mutants lead by a girl named Maximum Ride. I think you'd like the sarcasm and what not.

The Gallagher Girls: A school for spies- these girls can kick butt. 'Nuff said.

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket: Three orphans doomed to a life of misfortune and terror. Humorous, adventurous, and extremely dangerous locations.

Heist Society by Ally Carter: A girl name Kat enters a previously all boys boarding school and tries to clear her fathers name by stealing a stolen painting. At least that's what I've heard. I haven't had enough time to read this one.

I'm sure there are plenty of other good books. Most of which are listed on here. Sadly good books are well hidden and there aren't many of them.

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kirsten I have a question for you: Why is it that all things dangerous or spy related things tend to happen at either boarding schools or all-girls schools in books?

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shiver
the Hollow
The Summoning


These are really great books!

8:25 PM  

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