@Nola_Applequill1 I like Prophet by Frank Peretti. Good reading, but be warned: there's an abortion that happens in there and it doesn't end well for the people involved. Cautionary tale against said abortion, but there is a bit of blood mentioned and some medical details...watch your stomach.
Also, the main character is a journalist, so yeah. Peretti is very much an adult author, but we all knew that.
I have The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope from my aunt that I'm looking forward to reading, and I'm in the middle of Jane Eyre somewhere right now.
NaNoWrimo is a challenge to write an entire novel during the month of November.
The Circle series is actually a literal Circle. You can start with any book in the series and end on any book you want. The most common entry points are Black or Green, but in my opinion Black is a slightly better start, because Green resolves a plot point in the "real" world and it takes some of the suspense out of the whole thing. Starting with Green provides a different, slightly more cynical perspective on it, though.
The circular nature is weird, though - if the events were a literal circle, it would violate scripture, because
The Jesus character in the fantasy world have to suffer and die each time the cycle turns over. Which isn't how it works in real life - Jesus suffered once for all. I think the book is a sanctification process analogy, showing how Christians keep needing rescue, but yeah.
I like the series, if a bit violent.
@Matt_Bonnetfolly1 @Coatbridge I have read all of the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, and also his super funny detective series. He's a good author.