Recently, I have been in the biggest fantasy kick, I have read all fantasy books, and nothing else.
Due to reading only fantasy for the past couple of months, I have discovered some brilliant books that I’d like to share!
DISCLAIMER: I have left out the obvious off of this list: Harry Potter, The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments etc. We are all aware I love them. This list is for the books I have read recently.
So, here are my fantasy book recommendations:
1. Vicious by V. E. Schwab:
I read this book not too long ago, which is funny because it’s been on my TBR for years. I am so happy I got around to reading it, the characters are so unique and the plot is absolutely fascinating. Also, I’d like to say that the book itself is rather unique; I have never read a book based on EOs before. I really recommend this book!
2. Daughter of The Burning City by Amanda Foody:
This book is Amanda Foody’s debut novel, and it was amazing. I have just received her second novel Ace of Shades from the publisher for review and I cannot wait to read it! Daughter of The Burning City is a very unique fantasy book, surrounding a girl and her imaginary friends. It’s unlike any book I have ever read and in a good way. I loved it.
3. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert:
This is Melissa Albert’s debut novel and wasn’t it brilliant?! This book made me feel magical and whimsical whilst reading it, probably due to fairy tales being a massive part of it. This is also a very short book, which in my opinion is a negative, however, it did end the story very well with no loose ends, so the length of the book didn’t have a negative impact on the story.
4. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo:
I talk about these books so often I worry people are bored of them haha! But I can’t write this list without including one of my favourite trilogies of all time. I read these books late last year, so I was actually really late to the hype. Anyway these books blew me away. The characters, the plot, the world building.. it all changed my reading life forever. Bold statement, I know, but also very true.
5. The Skulduggery Pleasant Series by Derek Landy:
I still need to read books 9 and 10 of this series but I already know it’s one of my favourite series of all time. Book 8 is my favourite so far. I read the first 5 of these books when I was younger and I think it was lucky I never continued on until now.. they’re so scary! These books get better and better with every one and I love them. I have such a connection with the characters now, I will be so upset when I finish the series.
6. A Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor:
I loved this book when I first read it back in 2016. However, I haven’t continued on with the trilogy YET. I own all three of them, and I will continue reading soon. This book, like all the others on this list, is what I’d call greatly unique. The whole premise is very different to anything I have ever read before and Laini Taylor’s writing style is fantastic.
7. The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss:
This book took me over one whole month to read, but damn wasn’t it worth it. I was definitely put off by the size of this novel, but I did want to give it a shot after hearing just how good people think it is. I’m so happy I read this book! I don’t want to say much as I don’t want to spoil anything, also I found going into it not knowing what it is about is the best way, especially with a novel this big. Just know it’s an amazing book with an interesting plot.
So there you have it! Those are some fantasy books I have read recently and loved! If you have any recommendations you’d think I would like please feel free to leave a comment below and tell me!
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