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):

The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Trilogy #1) By John Gwynne Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316539883
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Published: Orbit - May 4th, 2021

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!

The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher By Andrzej Sapkowski, Danusia Stok (Translated by) Cover Image
By Andrzej Sapkowski, Danusia Stok (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780316452465
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Published: Orbit - July 5th, 2022

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.

Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #1) By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250027436
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Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2013

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.

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) By Holly Black Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316310314
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 4th, 2018

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!

Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes By Travis Baldree Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250886088
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Published: Tor Books - November 8th, 2022

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 and the Goblet of Fire By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator) Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439139601
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 2002

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. 

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins By Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Carey Pietsch (Illustrator), Carey Pietsch Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250153708
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Published: First Second - July 17th, 2018

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.

To Kill a Kingdom (Hundred Kingdoms) By Alexandra Christo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250112705
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Published: Square Fish - March 5th, 2019

Stardust: A Novel By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063070714
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 16th, 2021

It: A Novel By Stephen King Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501142970
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Published: Scribner - January 5th, 2016

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635575583
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020