Guest post: Emily's top 3 books

Hello! My name is Emily and I’m the new co-author of wonderfullybookish!

As my introductory post on this blog, I thought I’d start by telling you about my favourite books. I’m interested in a lot of different genres, from kids’ books to crime thrillers. I’m pretty much up for trying anything! However, I do have some absolute favourite books of all time, and here are the top three…

The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight – Jenny Valentine

This was the first of Valentine’s books that I read, and I instantly fell in love with it. Like her other books, it has a distinct writing style that made it so hard to stop reading. 16-year-old Chap is mistaken for missing boy Cassiel Roadnight. Chap takes on the identity of the missing boy; his family take him home and Chap soon realises that his new life is a lot more confusing than he first thought.
I love this book SO much, and has a special place on my ‘favourite book’ shelf!

The Moth Diaries – Rachel Klein

This is a surprisingly unpopular book, especially on Amazon; not many people claim to like it. However, it is one of my favourite books, and I have read it a countless amount of times! The book is written in the form of a diary, in the perspective of an unnamed Jewish girl who is sent to a girl’s boarding school. She is encouraged to make friends with the only other Jewish girl in the school, Ernessa. But as she gets to know her, she begins to notice dark and mysterious traits that the other girls fail to recognise.

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it… it is simply there, when yesterday it was not.” This is a dark, magical, beautiful book that I fell in love with so quickly. Set in Victorian London, it tells the story of a competition between characters Celia and Marco, instigated by her father and his mentor when they were children. The imagery that Morgenstern creates throughout the story sets a breathtaking atmosphere. The elements of the fantasy circus are described so vividly, that it almost feels as if you are walking among the magic. From all of my favourite books, this must be one that I feel most passionate about!

I’d be interested to know what your top three favourite books are, and if you’ve ever read any of my favourites!

Thank you for reading my first post on wonderfullybookish, and I’ll be back with a new post next week!


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