Need a good fantasy series to read? Try The Colors of Madeleine trilogy by Jaclyn Moriarty. The books in the series are: A Corner of White, The Cracks in the Kingdom, and A Tangle of Gold. The series follows Madeleine and Elliot as they comminucate across a crack in the universe - discovering unknown worlds, mysterious science, magical colors, and themselves along the way. Here is a description of the story from the author's website:
Madeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of spires, Isaac Newton and Auntie’s Tea Shop. Elliot Baranski lives in Bonfire, the Farms, the Kingdom of Cello – where seasons roam, the Butterfly Child sleeps in a glass jar, and bells warn of attacks from dangerous Colours.
They are worlds apart – until a crack opens up between them; a corner of white – the slim seam of a letter.
Elliot begins to write to Madeleine, the Girl-in-the-World – a most dangerous thing to do for suspected cracks must be reported and closed. But Elliot’s father has disappeared and Madeleine’s mother is sick.
Can a stranger from another world help to unravel the mysteries in your own? Can Madeleine and Elliot find the missing pieces of themselves before it is too late?
A mesmerising story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science that binds them and the colours that infuse them.
Also, don't miss Jaclyn Moriarty's Colours of Thursday blog where she posts a colorful picture every week and posts something about it. She also encourages everyone to do the same and when she finds ones she likes she reposts them on her blog.
And for more information about the books, the world of Cello, and the author's inspiration check out this video interview.
Also, for some fun read-a-likes check out:
- The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fford
- Flora Segunda by Ysabeau Wilce
- The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
- Relativity by Cristin Bishara
- Floating Islands by Rachel Neumeier
- The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent