What Natassia Would Recommend

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I was pretty stoked when Jackie asked each of us to share our recommendations. I realized quickly when I joined the LE crew that I have a different taste in books from the other gals. For instance, zombies and a post apocalyptic wasteland are much more my idea of a good time than a romance. One of the greatest things about having different tastes is that I’ve opened my library to some really great books that I wouldn’t have normally read. So here are my choices of books that I would recommend to anyone who asked for a good read. Some of them are very successful, others are gems that I am glad I didn’t miss. I’ve purposely avoided some great books that have already been mentioned like the Hobbit. Tolkein, I love you but there are only so many times I can read your books on a recommendations list. So without further ado…

*Books are listed by genre in no alphabetical order by author. For series, the name of the series is mentioned next to the title of the first book as well as the amount of books in the series currently.*

JCronin-TwelveDystopian & Sci Fi


  • Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan (Onyx Court) [4] – I love this series but the intro is my favorite for the simple fact that it takes place in one of my favorite times in history.
  • Warrior & Witch by Marie Brennan
  • Wicked by Gregory Maguire (Wicked Years) [4] – My one repeat simply because Wicked is truly one of my favorite books. It’s also one of my favorite musicals!
  • The Griffon Mage Trilogy by Rachel Neumeier


  • Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (Lotus Wars) – A great new read which I reviewed here.
  • Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Clockwork Century) [5] – I am in love with this entire series. My review for the latest in the series can be found here.
  • The Buntline Special by Mike Resnick (Weird West Tales) [2+]
  • Soulless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate) [5+] – Not only can you read this series in novel form but for the adventurer, you can experience it as manga.

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I am a performer by trade and have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. My bookshelves are full of many genres but I have a love of fantasy, SciFi and steampunk which have only spurred my performing dreams to help one of these fabulous worlds come to life. I tend to read books with a lot of edge and grit; if it's got zombies, space battles or fantastical steam inventions, I'm in. When I'm not reading or off making my own adventures, I can be caught watching movies of every era, gaming, and being scandalously political like any good steampunk heroine.