Jordan was born in Oregon and raised in Redmond, making her very familiar with the Central Oregon area. She is an avid video game player, loving cozy games like Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing, as well as more action-packed games like Skyrim or Dragon Age - although, most recently, she’s been hooked on Hogwarts Legacy. When not at the bookstore, they can be mostly found at home playing games with friends, playing with makeup, or out and about at punk shows around Bend. As an aspiring author, they love to read a wide range of Fantasy, Young Adult, Mystery and Fiction books (but mostly fantasy!).
Here are some of their favorite books (in no particular order):
After A Court of Thorns and Roses, this book got me back into reading! A Viking-inspired fantasy story filled with action, fascinating lore and great characters, I was engaged the whole time. And as someone that is reeallyyy good at predicting endings, the plot twist of this one vexed even me!
I haven't been so enthralled with written imagery and internal conflict in a long time, I found myself highlighting tons of sections in this book that I just liked the sound of. The twists and turns in this origin story were awesome, and reading through some of his early adventures made me love Geralt of Rivia more than I already do.
The recent release of the Netflix adaptation inspired me to read this one, and I was sucked in from the start! I read the first book and a half in about a week. It's not often you find a fantasy book inspired by cultures other than old English/Medieval, and I thought Leigh Bardugo did a great job with her worldbuilding.
One of my favorite series of all time! Jude is one of my favorite protagonists I've ever read, and Holly Black's take on faeries makes me want to keep coming back for more. If you like enemies-to-lovers, this series is definitely for you!
As a lover of Dungeons & Dragons and all things high fantasy, I finished this book in about 2 1/2 days. I was so engrossed in the story and the descriptions of coffee and pastries, and watching Viv make her dream come true was really heartwarming. One of my new favorite books!
Harry Potter is a classic franchise, but Goblet of Fire has always held a special place in my heart as my favorite of the series.
As a fan of The Adventure Zone podcast put on by the McElroy brothers, this was a must-have for me. The story and characters are hilarious and outlandish, and the graphic novel really does the original format justice; it's great to see the characters you've listened to for so long put to paper in full color.