Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Top Ten Reasons Why We Should Read Eon for the #WednesdayYA Battle of the Books

This month, The Book Rat and I have decided that we don’t just want a regular vote or poll to pick our #WednesdayYA book.  Sometimes, you need to duke it out until the best book wins, so we’re having a Battle of the Books.  You guys will look at the books that Misty and I picked and tell us which we should read.

I have been in a high fantasy mood all summer long, so one choice on our list seemed natural to me: Eon by Alison Goodman.  I’ll eventually tell you what your other option is, but I know you’re more interested in hearing about why we should go with my choice.  Here are ten reasons:

 1.) Dragons
What more needs to be said?

2.) Cross dressing gender bender
I mean, COME ON.  Who doesn’t love a good cross dressing story? Sounds reminiscent of Tamora Pierce’s Alanna.

3.) Tamora Pierce actually blurbed it
Like Tamora Pierce’s books and Tamora Pierce approved? Come on!

4.) Political intrigue
What’s a good high fantasy without an attempt on someone’s life?  I mean, really!

5.) Magic
Look, if I can’t be magical, I want to read about characters who are.

6.) Swordplay
Takes me back to sixth grade when I was in the fencing club my math teacher started. I may not have been as badass as I like to think I was.

7.) Sweet victory
Misty may be one of my good friends, but I love a good smackdown, and I INTEND TO WIN THIS BATTLE.

8.) That cover
I’m actually a really big fan of this cover, which I think we can largely attribute to the color scheme.

9.) Making Liz happy
I mean, the expression “If Liz ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy” just wouldn’t be true.  Of course I want you to be happy, but do you really want to listen to me whine? I can be a really good whiner when I went. Think along the lines of Mo Willems’ pigeon.

10.) More to love
Eon is the first book in a duology, so you can keep up the high fantasy loving after it’s over.


And, as promised, here is Misty's pick.  Be sure to leave your vote in the comments!http://www.amazon.com/Scarlet-C-Gaughen/dp/0802734243/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404179501&sr=1-1&keywords=scarlet+ac+gaughen


  1. OH MY GLOB.
    I love Scarlet. A lot. Like A WHOLE LOT.
    But I've read it. So I kinda want you to choose EON so that I can read along?
    But both are great choices. SO GREAT.

  2. I need to read both of these! But I love your reasons for EON! I've been wanting to read it for AGES.
    But I've been wanting to read Scarlet for a long time too. EEP.

  3. So hard to choose but Im going to go with Scarlet. Have to go and pick up a copy but Ive wanted to read it for awhile.

    Had a friend who read Eon and he said he actually stuck with it and liked Eona better.


  4. EON! EON! EON! I actually own that one! (Also I don't know anything about Scarlet sooo... I'm a jerk. :P)

    1. Sam! Scarlet is a retelling of Robin Hood, wherein Will Scarlet is a GIRL IN DISGUISE. That's right, we're having the battle of the gender-benders this month!

  5. EON is so freaking good! I adored it. And high fantasy, swoon!!!

    I personally loved it more than SCARLET. Though I do want to reread both!



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