10 Books from My Favorite Genre | Fantasy

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Calculating all those end of the year statistics last year really opened my eyes on some things. Like how my two favorite genres, the books I tend to pick up most, are fantasy and contemporary. And here I always say how I need to read more fantasy but the numbers showed that both genres were close to even last year. Since I had a blast putting this list together, I may do a part 2 for the contemporary genre as well.

I was on the fence of what kind of books to showcase in my favorite genre. So I ended up sharing 5 of my favorites that I don't mention too often and 5 upcoming releases that I am so excited for. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is: 10 Books From Your Favorite Genre:

5 Fantasy Favorites

Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen: My favorite book of the last year was no contest. Hands down, Reign the Earth was such a beautiful, inspiring, empowering fantasy like I've never read before. It was fantastic and if the publisher wants to give us 10 more in the series, I would not be opposed.

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman: A retelling of Alexander the Great before he was great, yes please. This series concluded last year and it was such a magnificent ride. If you're into fantasy with a tiny amount of magic, this is your book.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: I rarely talk about this one since it always seems like someone is talking about this one. It's a hyped series but all that hype is well-deserved. The first book starts off as a Beauty and the Beast retelling that quickly becomes a well-structured fantasy that is sure to pull at your heartstrings.

Reawakened by Colleen Houck: I'm still peeved over how the series ended but the first two books were amazing. Reawakened follows Lily as she discovers Amon sleeping in an artifact crate in a history museum. He claims to be an ancient Egyptian Prince who awakes every thousand years and must be reunited with his brothers before the world is overrun by darkness.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: I don't talk about this one nearly enough. Another hyped series that is so worth it. An amazing cast of characters, phenomenal heist plot, and Bardugo's writing will make people who don't read fantasy, love the genre.

5 Upcoming Fantasy Releases

Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters by Emily Roberson (10/20/19): In this retelling of the Minotaur, several teens journey into a maze to defeat the monster-- all for television fun. Ariadne, the host, has fallen for one of the contestants who tries to persuade her into helping him kill the monster. Yet, killing the monster would endanger her family's television empire. Only the gods know what she'll do.

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh (10/8/19): Yes, Renee Ahdieh is bringing vampires back into the YA limelight. And I'm so ready for it!

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett (9/3/19): It's been Theodora's dream to embark on a journey with her treasure hunter dad but when his right hand man shows up on her doorstep without him, Theodora must journey with him instead. In hopes on shedding some light on her father's whereabouts, they follow his latest quest, hunting down a magical ring that belonged to Dracula himself.

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (7/9/19): A girl poses as a boy to compete for the imperial tailor position. She must do the impossible and create three magical dresses, sewn from the sun, the moon, and the stars. This one is marketed as Mulan meets Project Runway and I am so here for all that!

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon (10/29/19): The king is dying—and Kammani’s sister is one of the few who were chosen to die with the king to serve him in the afterlife. Kammani, a healer, vows not to let the king die in order to save her sister from such a fate.

What is your favorite genre?

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  1. Six of Crows was a great book!

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  2. OOh nice list! Seeing a lot of faves!! And THE BEAUTIFUL!!! That made my list too! Lol!

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