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Member: AcademyTaigaA

Book tastes

I read widely, but for this I'm specifically looking for YA or middle-grade fantasy (and some sci-fi). Some of my favorite authors are Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore, Phillip Pullman, Shannon Hale, Holly Black, Garth Nix, J.K. Rowling, Orson Scott Card, and Roald Dahl. I especially gravitate towards feminist and philosophically-minded characters, intricate magic systems, forest settings, and lovable creatures.

Don't get this!

I'm not into YA that's super angsty or MG that's super cheesy. I like characters who are down to earth and practical but still up for adventure. I'm also fairly narrow in my genre taste at the moment -- so please, nothing but YA/MG fantasy/sci-fi!

Other notes

In addition to everything by the above authors, I already own/read: Healing Wars series, Rules for Stealing Stars, Blackthorn Key series, Warriors series, Mad Wolf's Daughter, Prisoner of Ice and Snow, Abarat, Robin McKinley's books, Fablehaven series, Heinlein's books, The Black Witch, The Gods in Winter, Caraval, Serafina series, Crack in the Sea, Michael Crichton books, Wing & Claw series, Scorpio Races, Miss Peregrine's series, Evertaster, The Girl who Drank the Moon, Devlin's Door, The Golden Key, The Princess Bride, Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Borrowers' series, Narnia series, Frank L Baum books, Benedict Society series, Chanda Hahr books, Barbra Hambly books, Jennifer Robinson books, Sarah J. Maas books, Cathryanne M. Valente books, Gail Carson Levine books, Incorrigibles series, Series of Unfortunate Events, E.L Konigsburg books, Phantom Tollbooth, Fingerprints series, Bruce Coville books, Dune series, Enchanted Ivy, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Lynne Reid Banks books, Fox & Phoenix.


United States

Santa: Select books from Amazon.com Kindle

Store: Amazon.com Kindle (http://www.amazon.com)

Amount to spend: $20.00 USD

ashieleigh08's picks so far.

B07GYQTLS6The Mage Chronicles box set.99
B002UM5BJGThe First Test8.99
B07D57JDX9Call of the Dragon: a dragon fantasy adventure3.99
B07D6Z9BQ5Flight of the Dragon: a dragon fantasy adventure3.99
B00D3D302Dorothy must die1.99

Secret Santa

AcademyTaigaA's Secret Santa is ashieleigh08. Help ashieleigh08 pick the right book.


Arifel: I'd recommend Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi and/or Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword by Henry Lien as fun reads that fit the YA fantasy brief. Maybe In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan too? (Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:20:44 -0500)

ashieleigh08: I’m not sure if they are a kindle unlimited subscriber, but the entire dragon riders of Elantia is free. If not a subscriber, they are 3.99 each, I don’t want to go over their budget of 20.00. And the books I want to pick are more than the budget. They stated Tamora Pierce is one of their favorite authors, the song of the lioness series is actually one of my favorites outside of the HP series, and I love when people experience those books (Sat, 01 Dec 2018 20:28:51 -0500)

lorannen: Removed The Mage Chronicles boxset (B07GYQTLS6) and Dorothy Must Die (B00DB3D302) due to availability/budget. We can't order books that are available for free for SantaThing—Amazon doesn't allow you to gift those books.


(Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:44:53 -0500)

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