Hi friends! I’m so excited to be participating in another Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the fantastic blogger Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm, so go check her blog out!! Today’s topic is one that is slowly tearing my indecisive self from the inside: my top 5 fantasy books. Which hurts because I CAN’T EVEN FIT THE ENTIRE HARRY POTTER SERIES IN*. But I’ve set some guidelines so my heart doesn’t give out from stress so here they are:
I can only choose my favorites from this year
NO ASDFGHJKL SHADOWHUNTERS
Everyone reading this is required to send me a package of chocolate chip cookie dough (no…this is not optional)
*How can I choose between them? More Sirius? Less Dobby? I REFUSE
What. A. Book. I’m not going to lie, I was pretty much “meh this is why I don’t read hype” at the beginning but then Jude got less “KNIGHT ME O KING SIRE” and Cardan just waltzed around drunk and fabulous. Then I had to face the truth: this is one of thebest fantasies of 2018.
I was a bit wary going into this one because (a) mixed reviews are scary and (b) Caraval was amazing. Also (c) there is such a thing as second-book syndrome. But Legendary surprised me in the best ways possible! Stephanie’s writing is gorgeous, her world lush, and don’t even get me started on the plot.
To mix it up, I added the best middle-grade I’ve read so far this year! Peter Nimble is a great thief, and to be honest I’d be beyond entertained watching him use his magical eyes with the help of Sir Toad to steal from Kaz Brekker. Just sayin. And I’m so excited for Jonathan’s upcoming book!!
Vikings, guys, Vikings and a slow burn romance, and a real female main character. Is it any surprise I love this book?
Sabaa knows how to torture her readers like few others. But let’s be honest, it makes those moments filled with joy just that much more enjoyable. I don’t sob that hard okay.
So those are my picks for the week! What are some of your favorite fantasy books? Do you like high fantasy or urban fantasy better? Catch ya later, au revoir!