Bib·li·o·phile Fridays: Family

Bib·li·o·phile Fridays is a new weekly meme, co-hosted by yours truly. Please come check us out over at the Goodreads group, we’d love to have you take part. 🙂 The great thing about this meme is that you have complete freedom to do what you want with the book you choose to detail.

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National Family Literacy Month! Pick 5 books that feature awesome book families (blood-related or not).

My five choices for this weeks theme.
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
Simon versus the Homo Sapian Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
The Splintered series by A.G. Howard
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling


Alyssa’s family tree is more complicated than Once Upon a Time but I love that in the second and third books her mom and dad are really actively involved in the action. In fantasy novels, the parents are so often conveniently absent, I love that Allison and Thomas get to play important parts in these stories.

 

A little more detail: The Splintered series by A.G. Howard.


Summary for Splintered.

Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers–precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now. When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.



The Stunning Covers.

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My Picks for Fancasting.

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