S – Seventh Tower, The, Garth Nix

The Fall (Seventh Tower #1)
Loved: I have a confession.

My mom and I bought this series for my younger cousin’s birthday…I may or may not have read the first book before we wrapped it!

It remains one of my absolute favorite MG series. I love how Tal and Milla start out in two different worlds, completely distrusting of each other, and end up forming a strong friendship and alliance. Plus, Milla is a great kick-ass chick!

Learned: In a lot of little ways, this series has been a frequent source of inspiration. The idea for my first WIP came from a dream I had shortly after finishing one of the books. I like how each of Nix’s main characters is strong in his or her own way…yet in a way that’s at odds with the fellow MC. It creates a great push-and-pull dynamic that helps the characters grow into their own.


  1. Hi there. This sounds like a good series, and it's great that you got inspiration from it. Stopping by from the A-Z! :)

  2. This looks like something I need to read! Thanks for the suggestion. :)

  3. Sounds interesting. I am going to attempt to break into MG. My writers group suggested I read a lot of MG to prepare. Looks like a good place to start.

    1. I have an MG story that's next on my list of planned WIPs, too. This is one of my favorite MG series of all time - plus Garth Nix has a couple other MG series to check out. Good luck!

  4. This sounds like an interesting book. I really look forward to reading this book.


  5. This sounds like an interesting book. I read the Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix and really enjoyed it, but I've never gotten around to anything else by him. Another for the TBR pile!

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