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:
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!
Look, if I can’t be magical, I want to read about characters who are.
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.