The Inkweaver Review Book Wizard is here to help you find a great book. There are some books that you remember for the rest of your life. Hopefully you will find one here.
To get started you must choose a genre of literature that appeals to you. Books usually fall into neat categories of similarities. If you like one book from a category there is a possibility that you will enjoy more books like it.
Realistic fiction uses made-up characters, but their actions and problems are realistic in that they are something that could occur to us. Some realistic fiction books deal with a death in the family or some other real traumatic event that the character must deal with. Also included in this genre is the classic "coming of age" story, which focuses on how a real event helps a character to grow up or mature.
This exciting genre of books focuses on speculations on science or technology. They may be set far in the future or perhaps in some advanced alternate reality. Typically the plot revolves around the use of high-tech tools or techniques to solve the problem. Or the book may be scientific speculation on the results of some event.
These books aim to make history come alive. They show real past events in a whole new way by putting readers in the point of view of a character experiencing history first hand. Many of these books contain wonderful descriptions of life in the past or of the hidden workings that were behind historic moments.
This genre is best known for Medievalist tales in the Tolkien style. However, a major characteristic of Fantasy is that although it may draw on real world elements it is usually set in a fantastic world quite unlike our own. Fantasy is all about possibilities and escapism to a different world or setting.
This books focus on either crime or problem solving. In the crime mystery a professional or intelligent amateur puts themselves in danger's way to unravel a crime and catch the perpetrator. The problem solving type of mystery usually involves a mysterious map or difficult series of clues that lead up to some hidden treasure or valuable.
These books are frequently funny, sometimes sad. Animal books are distinguished from other genres because animals play major roles in the storyline. These stories may focus on the relationship between a person and their pet, or they might go so far as to make an animal a sentient, thinking character. In some of these books animals can even talk!
This genre of books focuses on the society and culture of the future. In Utopian books society has reached a point where all problems seem to have been solved. But then an inquisitive character discovers a concealed secret about the world he lives in. In Dystopian books the world has been completely ruined. Perhaps the environment has been destroyed or the world is ruled by an authoritarian government that denies people basic rights. The characters in these books must fight to survive in their dangerously unstable world.
These books are about real life. They are usually designed to teach about the world that we live in or the people that live in our world. Some may be historically based, others may focus on things that are occuring today. Some non-fiction books are autobiography's about the lifes of famous figures. Non-fiction books may even conjecture about the future of our existence.