Category Archives: Reading order

Some book seriess are really long and it gets difficult to know which is the proper order to read them. Sometimes there are prequels, other times the publishing dates makes are not in chronological order…  all this makes us confused, wondering what is the best order to read certain saga. As a result, we may even give up trying to start reading new series. It’s time to stop that, if you want to know the proper reading order just check here!

This category is pretty simple and straight forward.  If you want to know the best order to read a certain saga just stay tuned.

the bourbon kings series in order

Bourbon Kings books in order by J.R. Ward

A family with lots of secrets… you’ll discover them all because we have the Bourbon Kings series in order, a story that tells us about the Bradford family, who happen to be the rulers of their kingdom, and how their servants work to ensure that the reputation of their masters is always spotless.

The Bradford siblings have a lot to tell you… so get ready to unravel all the mysteries of this royal family.

Bourbon Kings series in order by J.R. Ward

This series happens to be a trilogy, the best way to read the Bourbon Kings series is in order of publication. Here you have all the 3 volumes following that recommendation.

This series is concluded, so once you start this journey you’ll be able to keep reading until you discover how this story ends.

Now that we revealed the order of the Bourbon Kings series don’t miss these books

Each of the volumes in this series is around 450 pages long, which means that you’ll have it finished in a few weeks. What then? well, here you have 3 great series that we recommend to you, the first one is also written by J.R. Ward, while the other two are similar books to Bourbon Kings.

J.R. Ward’s writing style is brilliant, so if you enjoy her prose you’ll really want to read other works by this author. You should start with the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, since it’s the most notorious work by this American novelist. This tale is about vampires, and is more steamy than the Bourbon Kings novels.

What is this tale about?

bourbon kings books in order

The Bourbon Kings series centers on the siblings of the Bradford family (the rulers in this kingdom). There’s a lot of secrets in this royal family, and they will get uncovered one by one. In the first book in the series, we will meet Tulane, the prodigal son of this dinasty, who has come back home after two years unaccounted for. A homecoming that will leave no one indifferent, especially the members of his family.

This story has a lot of characters and several subplots take place simultaneously, which may make this series to be quite a complex lecture for the less experienced readers.

Also, if you are a fan of the TV soap opera Dallas then you’ll be captivated by the Bourbon Kings books, because they surely have a similar plot.

A list with the Bourbon Kings series in order by J.R. Ward

Do you want to know which novel goes next? then we have a great list for you with all the basic info about this series. Here goes our list with all the Bourbon Kings books in order of publication:

Bourbon Kings series in order

Bourbon Kings – J.R. Ward

Ingredients

  • Berkley 

Instructions

  • The Bourbon Kings (Bourbon Kings book 1)
  • The Angel´s Share (Bourbon Kings book 2)
  • Devil´s Cut (Bourbon Kings book 3)

Oh, also don’t miss this post in which we talk about The Black Dagger Brotherhood movie, is it happening? well, read the post to discover it!

Have you started to read the Bourbon Kings novels? then tell us if you are enjoyed it, and if you have read other books by this author.

dragonwatch series in order

Dragonwatch book order

Stories with dragons and wizards are just amazing, and that’s why we have the Dragonwatch series in order, because these books by American author Brandon Mull have lots of those. It’s time for you to meet Kendra and Seth, who will learn to become dragon tamers so they can fight king Celebrant.

You’ll be able to get all the books in the series, we also have a box set recommendation for you, and, if that was not enough, we’ll recommend some similar series to you as well!

Dragonwatch series in order by Brandon Mull

The series is composed of 5 volumes, and they have some of the most epic covers that we’ve seen in the young adult fantasy genre. We recommend you read the Dragon Watch books in order of publication (they were published telling the story chronologically), this way you won’t miss anything.

The following box set not only looks incredibly extraordinary but is also a great way to get started with the series. It collects the first 3 volumes of the series, and it’s known as the Daring Collection:

It is important for you to know that the Dragonwatch books are a sequel to the Fablehaven series. This means that you should read that one before, because some of the characters of those books will make an appearance in the sequel.

Now that we told you the order for the Dragonwatch series don’t miss these recommendations

There are lots of super stories with dragons, knights, and gripping adventures. He selected 3, and we hope you enjoy them:

Have you heard of The Dragon Master series? this is an easy-to-read story that is quite similar to the Dragonwatch books. In these books, a boy called Drake will be trained as a, you guessed it, dragon master.

Dragons are unique, beautiful, powerful creatures, that is why there are lots of stories that include them. For lots of you, the movie adaptation of Christopher Paolini’s famous series may be your first story about a boy taming a dragon. Therefore, it may be interesting for you to know why there was not a sequel to the Eragon movie.

What are these books about?

dragonwatch books in order

4 months have passed since the events in Fablehaven. Now, King of the Dragons Celebrant has changed his perspective of the dragon sanctuaries seeing them now Wyrmroost as a prison for his kin.

Celebrant misses the age in which dragons ruled the world, for him, it’s time to bring those times back. And he, together with his horde, will do everything in his power to reclaim the world and bend it to his will.

The only ones able to stop this catastrophe are the dragon watchers, an order of wizards, dragonslayers, and other powerful warriors who in the past confined the dragons in the sanctuaries. But most of the dragon watchers are gone. However, Kendra and Seth are willing to do the job, becoming the only two dragon tamers in the world, will they suffice to save the world?

The reading level of the Dragonwatch books is from 9 to 12 years old. While the Lexile of this story is 620L.

List with the Dragonwatch series in order

Before we keep going, we believe you’ll be interested in this post in which we talk about the chances of having a Fablehaven movie. Would you like this series to have a movie adaptation?

Here goes a list with the Dragonwatch books in order. Remember that you should read the Fablehaven series first if you want to enjoy both stories at their full.

Dragonwatch books in order

Dragonwatch – Brandon Mull

Ingredients

  • Shadow Mountain

Instructions

  • Dragonwatch (Dragonwatch book 1)
  • Wrath of the Dragon King (Dragonwatch book 2)
  • Master of the Phantom Isle (Dragonwatch book 3)
  • Champion of the Titan Games (Dragonwatch book 4)
  • Return of the Dragon Slayers (Dragonwatch book 5)

Book 5 in the Dragonwatch series will be released in late October 2021, so it’s getting close! You can also preorder it so you make sure you’ll get your copy as soon as it gets released. As we said before this is the last volume in the series. Aren’t you excited to know how this story ends?

We’d be delighted to know your opinion about this series. So get comfortable and tell us what you think about the Dragonwatch books by Brandon Mull, would you recommend them to other fantasy lovers?

Fablehaven series in order

Fablehaven books in order by Brandon Mull

Here you will find the Fablehaven series in order, a children fantasy series written by American author Brandon Mull. A story of dragon tamers, that save the world, can it sound more epic? well, it’s even better than that!

But that is not all, if you want to read Brandon Mull’s books make sure you don’t miss our Fablehaven book set recommendation, because it collects all the volumes in the series!

The Fablehaven series in order, in what order should I read the books by Brandon Mull?

We suggest you read the Fablehaven series in order of publication. Bradon Mull’s books were published in chronological order so it is really easy: first real all the Fablehaven books, then its sequel.

Here you have the Fablehaven book order. If you want to get any of these books you only have to click on their cover, you can also take a look at their reviews by clicking on the blue button:

Once you have finished the original series you can keep enjoying Brandon Mull’s work by reading its sequel, kwnown as Dragonwatch:

Now that you have The Fablehaven books in order what if you get this amazing Fablehaven book set?

If you have decided that you want to read, or gift, all Bradon Mull’s books in the Fablehaven series then this is the perfect box set for you. The first one collects the five volumes in the series, the second one includes the three first 3 volumes of the Dragonwatch series:

This is an easy way to get the complete series in a super cool set, sounds like the perfect gift!

Also, you can take a look at the Edge Chronicles books as well, you will enjoy this series as well. A story that mixes fantasy with steampunk surely deserves your attention, don’t you think?

What are Brandon Mull’s books about?

This children fantasy series centers on Kendra and Seth Sorenson, who are thirteen and eleven year old respectively, both will travel to visit their grandparents while their parents are on a cruise.

Once in their grandparent’s home, they will discover the magical universe of Fablehaven by drinking magical milk after which they will be able to see the magical creatures that live around them. After this, they will embark on an epic quest to defeat an evil witch and a demon so they can save the creatures of light.

A list with The Fablehaven series in order, including all Brandon Mull books

In this list you will find all Bradon Mull books in order so you can start reading The Fablehaven series:

Fablehaven series order – Brandon Mull books

Fablehaven books in order

Ingredients

  • Aladdin

Instructions

  • Fablehaven (2006)
  • Rise of the Evening Star (2007)
  • Grip of the Shadow Plague (2008)
  • Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (2009)
  • Keys to the Demon Prison (2010)
  • Dragonwatch (2017)
  • Wrath of the Dragon King (2018)
  • Master of the Phantom Isle (2019)
  • Champion of the Titan Games (2020)
  • Return of the Dragon Slayers (2021)

Hope this post was useful for you, now you can start reading the Fablehaven books, how amazing isn’t it? Given that you like fantasy you have to take a look at this post with the Secrets of Immortal Nicholas Flamel series in order.

How did you know about the Fablehaven series? maybe was it thanks to the movie adaptation? if so, did you like it or do you expect the books to be better? Leave a comment now telling us if you have read any of the books in the series and if you prefer Fablehaven or Dragonwatch.

interview with dj machale

Interview with D.J. MacHale

Hi there Wottareaders! here is my interview with D.J. MacHale, the New York Times bestselling author, director, executive producer, and creator of lots of popular television series (as is the case of Are You Afraid of the Dark?). Let’s get to know the author of Pendragon, Morpheus Road, and many other series.

😀 The man

What can you tell us about you?

I love to tell stories and I love going on adventures that give me inspiration for the stories I write.

One book, one movie, one song, and one videogame?

Favorite Movie: The Guns of Navarone. It was the first movie I saw in a theater (barely remember it, I was pretty much a toddler) and much of my writing was influenced by the story structure.

Favorite Song:  Too many to name.

Favorite Video Game:  Anything Zelda.

If you had to define yourself just using one sentence of your novels, which one would be?

Hobey ho, let’s go!

✍️ The writer

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Do you have any rituals for writing? Any kind of habit or goal to achieve every day?

I’m constantly writing, though not necessarily at my computer. I’ve trained myself to think about my current story when I first wake up in the morning and my head is clear. I’ve solved many story challenges doing that. When writing a novel, I try to reach a point every day where I’ve completed a scene, or an action so that I can turn my thoughts to what might come next that I’ll be writing the next day. 

Do you take real people you know and put them in your stories?

Of course.  Writers are observers and we write about what (and who) we know.  I haven’t necessarily taken someone I know and turned them into a fully fleshed-out, major character. It’s more about using bits and pieces of character traits that I observe and cobble together to create a unique character…kind of like being a literary Dr. Frankenstein. But the one person I put into my novels the most, is me.  All my main characters have some aspect of me baked in.

Which would you say were your best and your worst moments as a writer?

Worst is when you hit a dead-end and realize that some aspect of your story that you’ve been working on for a while, simply doesn’t work.  It means tossing out work and going back to the drawing board.  Best moment is when somebody says to me: “I love your work.”  Doesn’t get any better than that.

Let’s talk about procrastination, what is the most absurd thing you’ve been doing when you should be writing?

For me, it’s more about doing absurd things WHILE I’m writing.  (Aforementioned early morning thinking).  I’ve come up with ideas while hiking in the mountains, scuba diving, or simply walking the dog.  You never know when an idea is going to hit. Procrastination usually takes the form of napping.

📚 The Books

D.J. MacHale has written many book series, here you have the first volume of some of them so you can discover his amazing stories:

Let’s start with one of your most popular works, the Pendragon series: Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space, will we see more stories taking place in Halla?

I’ll never say never to anything, but I think I’ve pretty much wrung that story out.  If you know the story, then you know that the whole situation was unique.  It’s not like I can dip into the “further adventures of Bobby Pendragon.”  But that’s okay.  10 books is a lot of books.  Though I did bring back some of the Pendragon characters in my Morpheus Road trilogy.  That’s because some of the mythology of those two books dovetailed, and it felt natural.

The Sylo Chronicles secret tells us about a secret branch of the US Navy, what inspired you to write Tucker Pierce’s story?

That was a cobbling together of lots of ideas.  After writing Pendragon and Morpheus Road, both of which unfolded on a grand scale, I liked the idea of writing a book that was contained and took place entirely on an island.  (Of course, it expanded from there, but at least the first book was contained).  I liked the idea of writing a story about a kid who wasn’t exceptional and was okay with that fact.  Yet he was called upon to step out of his comfort zone. Then there was the grander theme of why the whole adventure happened, but I won’t get into that here because it’s a major spoiler.  But if you’ve read the trilogy, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

What are you writing right now?

I’m developing two TV series, one a live-action science fiction comedy and another is an animated science fiction adventure.  I’m also writing a series of short, supernatural stories that are geared more for adults…the people who watched my show “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” years ago.


That would be all, thank you to D.J. McHale for answering these questions!

house of robots series in order

House of Robots books in order

Here you will find the House of Robots series in order, would you imagine having a Robot that goes with you to school? that’s exactly what happens to Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez because her genius mom has built a nerdy robot and she insists that her invention must attend school too… and Sammy is not amused by this idea.

These books are written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, the inside pages have great colorful pages illustrated by Juliana Neufeld.

House of Robots series in order by James Patterson

This series is composed of 3 books, so it’s very easy to follow. Just read the House of Robots books in order of publication, by reading them this way you will not miss any detail. Here you have them following that recommendation:

In addition, there is this book set that collects the 3 books of the series. If your kids love robots then why not get the complete trilogy?

Now that you know the order of the House of Robots series don’t miss these recommendations

If you are a regular visitor to our website you will know that we would usually suggest 3 books that are similar to the House of Robots series by James Patterson. However, this time we are going to take a different approach because this author has lots of series that are addressed to kids and you can discover them by getting this Best of James Patterson for Kids Boxed Set:

Looks really cool, doesn’t it? all these series have a similar reading level, so your kids will be able to enjoy them all. In addition, the first volume of the House of Robots series is also included in this set, so by getting it you’ll be able to get the book you wanted to purchase and also to discover some other stories that are of the same reading level.

Aside from Patterson’s work, there are lots of series for kids, The Last Kids on Earth series is a great example, a great story with lots of crazy moments, and also huge monsters willing to devour the main characters!

What’s this story about? and what about the reading level?

house of robots books in order

This is the story of Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez, he is more than used to robots, because her mother is a great inventor and their house is full of them. However, everything will change when her mother builds a new robot, known as ·, that not only believes he is Sammy’s brother but he’ll also attend class together with Sammy. For him, this might be a way to become a loser, or maybe having a robot brother will make him popular at school?

The House of Robots books are recommended to children between 8 and 12 years old. Their grade level is 3 to seven, while their Lexile is 750L

A list with the House of Robots series by James Patterson

These books are published by Jimmy Patterson, as are most of the series written by the author that are targeted to a young audience. You will find a list with the House of Robots books in order of publication below:

House of Robots series order

House of Robots – James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein & Juliana Neufeld (Illustrator)

Ingredients

  • Jimmy Patterson

Instructions

  • House of Robots (House of Robots book 1)
  • Robots go Wild (House of Robots book 2)
  • Robot Revolution (House of Robots book 3)

James Patterson is one of the authors with the most bestsellers. As a result, lots of his novels have had a movie adaptation. Some of them have been quite successful, there’s also some that flopped, this is why there is not a Maximum Ride 2 movie for example, because the adaptation that was supposed to be the first of a film series didn’t perform as well as the producers had expected.

Before you leave, tell us if you have ever dreamed of being a robot, or maybe you’d rather have a robot companion as in the Star Wars movies? Wait, what if you were a robot? how can you tell if you are you ask? well, you can do this Am I Robot quiz to know the answer! Also, leave a comment and tell us how much you love these machines.