Looking at Books Recommended to Me By Goodreads!


Goodreads has a recommendation feature. I decided to check this out, I clicked recommendations and it took me to a page with a list of books based on my Goodreads shelves. Here are the books that Goodreads believed I might like and my thoughts on them:


Synopsis:
What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks” at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless?

Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…

My thoughts:

My Hero Academia is a manga that has been on my to-read list for a while. This is a recommendation that I will be checking out.


Synopsis:
A race of warrior angels, the Ben-Elim, once vanquished a mighty demon horde. Now they rule the Banished lands, but their peace is brutally enforced.

In the south, hotheaded Riv is desperate to join the Ben-Elim's peacekeeping force, until she unearths a deadly secret.

In the west, the giantess Sig investigates demon sightings and discovers signs of an uprising and black magic.

And in the snowbound north, Drem, a trapper, finds mutilated corpses in the forests. The work of a predator, or something far darker?

It's a time of shifting loyalties and world-changing dangers. Difficult choices need to be made. Because in the shadows, demons are gathering, waiting for their time to rise...

My thoughts:

I hadn’t heard of this book until Goodreads recommended it to me. The cover looks pretty cool. The synopsis sounds interesting but also kind of tropey. At the time of writing, this book has an average 4.38 rating and over 2,000 people have rated it. This demonstrates how there are a lot of potentially amazing unknown books out there! I will be looking further into this book.


Synopsis:
LEARNING TO FLY
Mavis, the future first master of Fairy Tail, lives with her best friend Zera on Sirius Island. At six years old, Mavis is just a simple bookworm who dreams of meeting fairies someday. In the year X686, treasure hunters invade Sirius Island, forcing Mavis to take flight and embark on a fantastical adventure! She etches the joys and sorrows of each new encounter and heartbreaking farewell into her memory, and finally figures out her ultimate goal…

The spellbinding story behind the founding of the wizard guild Fairy Tail!

My thoughts:

I like the cover and the synopsis sounds interesting. However, I read a couple of the books in the original manga series and it just wasn’t interested in reading anymore. I may watch the anime. So unfortunately, Goodreads, this is a no from me. 

The Memory Wood
The Memory Wood


Synopsis:
Elijah has lived in the Memory Wood for as long as he can remember. It's the only home he's ever known.

Elissa has only just arrived. And she'll do everything she can to escape.

When Elijah stumbles across thirteen-year-old Elissa, in the woods where her abductor is hiding her, he refuses to alert the police. Because in his twelve years, Elijah has never had a proper friend. And he doesn't want Elissa to leave.

Not only that, Elijah knows how this can end. After all, Elissa isn't the first girl he's found inside the Memory Wood.

As her abductor's behaviour grows more erratic, Elissa realises that outwitting strange, lonely Elijah is her only hope of survival. Their cat-and-mouse game of deception and betrayal will determine both their fates, and whether either of them will ever leave the Memory Wood . . .

My thoughts:

This book doesn’t have very many reviews on Goodreads but the ratings are overall currently positive. I don’t really read many thrillers so I probably won’t pick this up. 

Naruto 1

Synopsis:
Twelve years ago the Village Hidden in the Leaves was attacked by a fearsome threat. A nine-tailed fox spirit claimed the life of the village leader, the Hokage, and many others. Today, the village is at peace and a troublemaking kid named Naruto is struggling to graduate from Ninja Academy. His goal may be to become the next Hokage, but his true destiny will be much more complicated. The adventure begins now!

My thoughts:


Naruto is one of the typical big-name mangas and as such it has been on my radar for a long time. I definitely plan on picking this up soon!


Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages & Co. 1)

Synopsis:
A magical adventure to delight the imagination. A curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a debut from a uniquely talented author.Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories.One day Tilly realises that classic childrens characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of book wandering crossing over from the page into real life.With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she bravely steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face.

My thoughts:

This book sounds so cute! Like a middlegrade book version of Inkheart, a film that I did really like. I may check this book out! If you have read it please let me know what you thought of it.


These are some of the books that Goodreads recommended to me. How do you think they did? 

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