Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!



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The Merchant of Death (Pendragon Series #1)

The Merchant of Death - D.J. MacHale I first read this series back in the eighth grade–two of my friends were pretty addicted to it, and I convinced one of them to lend me all his books (a decision I still regret, because to this day, I still don’t own one of them, and it’s infuriating when I try to reread them–should have just bought them straight out!). I very quickly fell in love and I ate these books up like nobody’s business. I only ever reread this one, once, a long time ago, but now I’ve decided to get back to them again! This series is definitely in my top five, and is always tied for the first place position. I love this series.It’s funny, because when I looked back on the first book, I always remembered it as the most childish and the lamest of them all. Bobby Pendragon is fourteen years old, and he really acts like it–with words like “coolio”, “yo”, and “bizarro”. I also remember him cursing a lot more than he actually did. Anyway, I always remembered this as the “lame” book, just the opener to the rest of the series. But rereading it, I was way wrong. I absolutely loved Bobby’s narration, his voice through his journals to best friends Mark and Courtney, and the story is just as unbelievably amazing as it was the first time around. These books are seriously brilliant, and I’d recommend them wholeheartedly to anyone who will listen.Read more?