Thursday, December 10, 2015

Crossing Over: His Dark Materials Reread Edition

Hi Everyone! It's time for the second post in the His Dark Materials Reread that I'm doing this month with Britt from Please Feed the Bookworm. If you didn't get a chance to see our joint review of The Golden Compass on Monday, check it out HERE.

And while the reviews are amazing and so fun, that is not all we have planned. Britt and I are each doing something fun based on features and posts we do on our blog. If you're not familiar with my feature Crossing Over, it is a monthly feature where I recommend books that have crossover appeal based on a similar adult and/or a YA book. His Dark Materials definitely has crossover appeal. I read it as an adult and was blown away by how serious and complex it is. But it's technically Middle Grade. Or YA. It's tough to say really. In fact when I was trying to figure out the books to recommend the ones that immediately came to mind were adult reads and other books hard to categorize.

So here are the books I would recommend if it are a fan of The Golden Compass in three different age marketing categories.

Middle Grade
Harry Potter by JK Rowling  
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in A Ship of Her Own Making by Catherine M. Valente

Young Adult
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Sabriel by Garth Nix

The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

There you have it. The books with crossover appeal I would recommend if you are a fan of His Dark Materials. Have you read His Dark Materials? What books would you recommend? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Yay!! I think all of these are perfection! I still need to read The Magicians and The Bine Season!! This cross overs definetly match the epic feeling of His Dark Materials!

    1. Thanks doll! The Magicians is fantastic. A lot of people hate it though. The characters are not very likable and the world is almost satirical but that's why I like it. But dude, you will LOVE The Bome Season.