Megan Linski @GryfynPub Reveals Her Top 10 Books #FridayReads #books #FridayBookRoundup

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Bestselling author Megan Linski talks about her top ten favorite books before the release of her new series, The Rhodi Saga, coming this September!


1: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle


This is the book my novel Alora is based on. This book is so beautiful. I can read it time and time again and I never cease to fall under its spell. My favorite novel of all time.


2: The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis


You really can’t ask for more. The Chronicles of Narnia is my favorite fantasy series and The Last Battle is my favorite book. You’ve got all your mythical creatures duking it out in a final fight to save Narnia, and that ending I’m totally in love with. It’s crazy, creative, and everything a fantasy fan could ask for.


3: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson


Anderson portrays anorexia and self-injury in a way that’s realistic and not heavy-handed. This is the most realistic book about mental illness I’ve ever read.


3: Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies


A coming-of-age story about deer who kill each other and create an animal genocide, mixed with magic and folklore. What’s not to love?


4: The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce


I grew up reading the Song of the Lioness quartet. It’s one of the series that shaped me as an author and helped me become the writer I am today. Pierce’s story of a girl who has to hide her identity in order to become a knight always stuck with me growing up. I loved how it was about issues specific to girls. It made me more confident to be a woman growing up in a society that celebrates masculinity.


5: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket


A Series of Unfortunate Events was a series I devoured as a kid. Looking back I can really appreciate the books now in a way I couldn’t as a child. They were really clever and creative in a way that a lot of books aren’t, and that they succeeded makes me hopeful that more original work will continue to find its place in the market.


6: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson


I didn’t find this until later in life, but it’s one of the few books that made me cry. That in itself deserves a spot on my list. This tale of a young boy losing his best friend was something I connected with at a time when my troubles were just beginning.


7: Eragon by Christopher Paolini


Okay, I know it has its faults, but I read Eragon until it literally fell apart when I was a teenager. I love dragons, and Paolini’s success story is an inspiration to a lot of young authors. Eragon will always have a place on my shelf.


8: Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones.


I loved how creative and original this book was. It had griffins in it that acted like people, and it just thrilled me. The characters were so much fun to be around. It’s not a book you hear bout, but I wish more books were like this one.


9: The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene


I was able to identify with this story on so many levels. The Fault in Our Stars just seemed so honest and genuine. It talked about illness in a way that made it seem real, not like a cliche or as a plot device. I liked how Hazel was a person, and not just a person with cancer. As a person with a chronic illness I felt like I could understand what she was talking about.


10: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


This shapeshifter tale did something to me most books can’t do anymore; planted me in my spot and made me read. The Nightshade series was irresistible, and I couldn’t put it down. It was a fun read that I throughly enjoyed.


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Rhodi’s Light (The Rhodi Saga #1)

by Megan Linski

Release Date: September 4th 2016

Gryfyn Publishing




Flight. Hyperspeed. Clairvoyance.


These are some of the powers gifted to the Rhodi, an ancient sect of assassins who defend Crescentia, a dystopian world with a dying hope.


Dyliana Fairsson is one of them. After losing her parents to a suspicious accident, she and her twin brother, Devin, join the Rhodi to avoid starvation. Under the direction of her master, Dylan struggles to learn the strength of her magic …as well as hide the growing scars on her wrists. Can Dylan become the warrior, the hero, she’s destined to be? Or is she fated to fall from the light into the darkness?



The first installment in the epic fantasy series by bestselling author Megan Linski, Rhodi’s Light is an action-packed thrill ride that will leave readers begging for more. 


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Rhodi Rising (The Rhodi Saga #2)

by Megan Linski

Release Date: September 4th 2016

Gryfyn Publishing




Forced into hiding.


Desperate to find their masters.


In the past few months since the attack on their home, twin assassins Dylan and Devin have grown restless. With the Rhodi facing extinction, they search for their masters Talidin and Tavana, only to discover they’ve gone missing. With nowhere to turn, the twins seek help from a pair of mysterious spies, only to find the trail gone cold, marked by hints of torture and destruction.


Dylan and Devin piece together the events that led to the disappearance of their fellow Rhodi. As their enemies close in for the kill, Dylan discovers that some things are impossible for a Rhodi…but not for a tigress.


The stakes and romance are heightened in this epic dystopian sequel to Rhodi’s Light. Bestselling author Megan Linski brings readers a young adult fantasy with magic, mystery, and an epic adventure that races quickly to a breathless conclusion.



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Rhodi’s Lullaby (The Rhodi Saga #3)

by Megan Linski

Release Date: September 4th 2016

Gryfyn Publishing


Cities burn.

Governments fall.

Lives are lost in a desperate war…one the Rhodi are losing.


The world has been devastated by the tyranny of the Red Huntress. To save Crescentia, Dylan and Devin attempt to decipher the mystery of the ancient letter their ancestors left behind, the only hope of salvation for their kind. Dylan continues to fight foes both on the battlefield and within her own mind, all while wrestling with the confused feelings she has for Enfys, the alluring spy who has become devoted to her cause.


In the epic conclusion to the thrilling Rhodi Saga, one brave warrior will stand in the way of corruption, to take place before her destiny…or her death.


Rhodi’s Lullaby is the third installment in the suspenseful young adult dystopian series fans and critics are calling an original masterpiece in the epic fantasy genre.


Rhodi’s Light and Rhodi Rising are also available. Catch up on the entire series today!



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About the Author

Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first (short) novel at the age of 6. Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14-24. When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theatre, archery, fishing, and being outdoors. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, and is an active fighter against common variable immune deficiency disorder. She lives in Michigan.


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