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Book recommendations

For readers who love riddles

Riddles are at the heart of the Quicksmiths series. After being irradiated by Aeon Light by her inventions, the great Renaissance genius Eartha Quicksmith can only speak in riddles, and leaves cryptic clues for those she sees in the future to help them avert disaster. 

If you love riddles and puzzles and you haven’t read Ten Riddles or the other books in the series yet, you can find them on Amazon and at all good bookshops.

Did your readers enjoy the Quicksmiths books and love a good puzzle? Try these other books with riddles. If you find this list useful, and want to get a copy of a recommended book, please consider purchasing on Bookshop.org. You can find lots more personal recommendations from Loris Own there, and it supports indie bookshops as well as her writing.

Mr. Lemoncello's Library, by Chris Grabenstein

Kids participate in a scavenger hunt in a quirky library.

The Name of This Book Is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch

A book filled with secrets, puzzles, and codes.

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

The journey of Bilbo Baggins includes a famous riddle contest with Gollum.

Escape Room, by Christopher Edge

Four kids face challenges and riddles to escape the rooms. With a great twist at the end!

The 13th Reality, by James Dashner

Multiple riddles unveil new realities.

The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart

Gifted children solve puzzles to stop a villain.

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