Author A.A. Warne on top 10 Books and Authors +The Reluctant Wizard Tour and Giveaway

Author A.A. Warne is launching her middle grade fantasy book, The Reluctant Wizard, and she stopped by to talk about 10 top books and 10 top authors and a little more about herself. Check it out because there are some cool recommendations. I really appreciate the range there, from Stephanie Meyer to Chaucer and Dr. Seuss. Gotta love an author who loves Chaucer!
And don’t forget to scroll down and enter to win a $50 gift-card and support the author and the awesome blog tour on social media.
The Reluctant Wizard
by A.A. Warne
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

By day, wizards rule the world. At night, warlocks seek to destroy it. Now, one boy will challenge them both.

Eli never wanted to be a rebel. All he wants is an end to the famine and war threatening his community. To save his mother and baby brother from marauding warlocks, Eli is forced to make a heartbreaking decision. He must travel to Terra Magicae, the mysterious land of the wizards, to study magic. In exchange, the wizards will protect his family, but this protection comes at a price: once Eli enters the Grand Wizardry Academy, he may never come home.
Full of lush landscapes and magical marvels, Terra Magicae is more wondrous than Eli ever imagined… and more dangerous. At first, Eli’s struggles to fit in at the Academy seem ordinary. But the more he questions the wizards, the more he suspects a sinister purpose behind their bizarre rules and tests. For a dark secret lies at the heart of this mystical land, one so terrible it threatens not only the students at the Academy but the lives of everyone Eli loves.
To save them all, Eli must step into the midst of the battle between the wizards and warlocks and defy both sides. He must become the rebel he was always meant to be.

Author A.A. Warne on her favorite books and authors, and what books everyone should read. 

What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?

(There is no particular order)


  • Neil Gaiman
  • Terry Pratchet
  • Karen Miller
  • Morris Glietzman
  • Gareth Nix
  • P. Lovecraft
  • Mary Shelley Woolstonecraft
  • Stephanie Meyer
  • George R. R. Martin
  • George Orwell

(There is no particular order)


  • Discovery of Witches (Deborah Harkness)
  • Twilight (Stephanie Meyer)
  • The Canterbury Tales (Chaucer)
  • The Godspeaker Series (Karen Miller)
  • Frankenstein (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)
  • Game of Thrones (George R. R. Martin)
  • The Odyssey (Homer)
  • Dracula (Bram Stoker)
  • Blubber Mouth (Morris Gleitzman)
  • Goosebumps Series (R.L. Stein)
  • Seuss Series (Dr. Seuss)
  • The Lost Boy (Greg Ruth)
  • 1984 (George Orwell)


What book do you think everyone should read?

Read only what interests you. Life is short and there are a ton of books catered for your individual interests. You’ll never be able to satisfy that spark of wanting to know more. Don’t fight what interests you because we do that too often. If you love a certain thing, then read it because you’ll love it even more. And that’s how you live an interesting life.


How long have you been writing?

I started writing at the very end of 2009 and I haven’t stopped since!

It’s a passion and an obsession all rolled into one.


A. A. Warne writes elaborate, strange, dark and twisted stories. In other words, speculative fiction.
Located at the bottom of the Blue Mountains in Sydney, Australia; Amanda was born an artist and grew up a painter before deciding to study pottery.
But it wasn’t until she found the art of the written word that her universe expanded.
A graduate of Western Sydney University in arts, Amanda now spends her time wrestling three kids and writing full time.
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09/03/2020 - Category: Book tour/blitz - Tags: Book Tour / interview / Silver Dagger Tours

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Tabitha Ritchie

4 years ago

I love the cover. That kid looks SO happy to be there. lol

Shirley Emitt

4 years ago

I sure do like the cover.

Terri Shaw

4 years ago

This sounds like a great read. I love the cover.


4 years ago

The book sounds great and the cover gives you insight on how he is feeling. I cannot wait to share books like this with my great niece, nephew, and granddaughter.


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