Did you loveThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue as much as we did? In this episode of The First Fifty Pages, Kelsey and Jenn chat with author Victoria “V.E.” Schwab about her bestselling novel, opening doors for readers, and what it’s like to hang out with Neil Gaiman.
This is Kelsey Patterson with the Sioux City Public Library and you’re listening to Check It Out.
During these dreary months of winter after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season has died down, I love to curl up on the couch and dive into stories that take me to other worlds. There’s just something about reading something fantastical book that makes the chill of winter just a little bit more bearable.
Today, I’m recommending Red Queen, the first book in the New York Times bestselling series of the same name by Victoria Aveyard.
Fantasy books may hold legends of heroes comprised of many tales. Some tall, some not. For some storytellers love to enhance details to make it more awe-inspiring. Or simply, details are lost through the passing of each generation. Such is true for this book which holds the tales of many such as Taborlin the Great, recognized for knowing “the name of the wind” which allowed him to call on it and bend to his will; The Fae, who live in a different realm and govern supernatural powers. Then there is the story of Kvothe, the protagonist of this book.
This is Jessi Wakefield from the Sioux City Public Library and you’re listening to Check It Out.
Today I would like to recommend a high fantasy series, which has gained in popularity and produced many more readers in the past several months. When a prominent streaming service makes a big budget, series based off of a series of books and then spends hundreds of thousands of dollars in marketing, you had better bet that it will create interest in the original source material. This is what has happened with Andrzej Sapkowoski’s The Witcher Saga.