fantasy · sci-fi

The Quick Fire Fantasy Tag

It’s been a LONG while since I’ve done a tag but I couldn’t resist doing this one first (despite the long list of ones I haven’t gotten to yet) as fantasy is a genre that’s close to my heart. YA fantasy (City of Bones to be specific) was the reason I became so interested in reading when I was younger and it’s been non-stop ever since!

I was tagged by the wonderfully kind Siren over at Sweaters and Raindrops. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet… what are you waiting for???

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
  • Link to the creator’s blog (thebookwormdreamer) in your post
  • Answer the prompts below – all fantasy books!
  • Tag 5 others to take part
  • Enjoy!

FIVE STAR BOOK

Scythe, well the whole Arc of a Scythe series really, is one of those books thats just so damn good. I couldn’t put it down and there’s no doubt in my mind that it was a 5-Star read. If you’re interested in something intense and unique then this is the book for you. My full review can be found here.

ALWAYS GOING TO RECOMMEND

This book… this book. It’s one of those that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. It’s not buried deep in my memory amidst the hundreds of other fantasy/ sci-fi stories I’ve read. Nope. This sits near the top of the vault. It’s such an emotional journey that I couldn’t forget this even if I tried. I haven’t read any other books by Becky Chambers yet but it’s something I should fix ASAP!

OWN IT BUT HAVEN’T READ IT YET

I’ve read so, so many positive reviews about this book (as well as Laini Taylor’s writing) but unfortunately this one just didn’t work out well for me the first time around. The writing was deeply rich and too much for my mood at the time. I’m hoping to finish this someday soon as the hype didn’t lie about the writing style. It’s enthralling and beautiful. Fingers crossed for take two!

WOULD READ AGAIN

As I mentioned above, City of Bones was the start of ALL THIS. Of reading. Of my utter love and adoration for books, words and authors. It was my first foray in to the mystical and wonderful world of YA fantasy and for that reason is one that will always be on my reread list. It’s sentimental and so dear to my heart.

IN ANOTHER WORLD

The marvellous world of Tortall was entrancing when I was younger. I’d started off with Urban Fantasy but Tamora Pierce’s world was my first experience of being utterly immersed in a new world. It’s one that I cherish and come back to every few years. Plus, the strong kick-ass female characters in her quartets make these books ones that I’ll always recommend.

BACK ON EARTH

The Mercy Thompson series was such a high point for me last year. I had been putting off reading this series for years (I know… sometimes I really disappoint myself too) and I’m so glad I finally decided to give it a try. Not only is she strong, independent and fun this book showed me that I enjoy fantasy aimed at adults as opposed to just YA.

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26 thoughts on “The Quick Fire Fantasy Tag

  1. Even if I’d be able to read 50 books a month, I still wouldn’t be able to read all the books I want to πŸ˜€ I really need to complete the Arc of Scythe trilogy, and also pick up one of Becky Chambers books, heard only good things about them. As well as Tamora Pierce, and Patricia Briggs… oh my… πŸ˜€

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    1. HAHA you’ve just summed up my reading life Alex. There’s just so many good book recs and not enough time. I’m just about to start the Toll so fingers crossed the series ends well. I read To be taught, if fortunate by Chambers last year and it WAS AMAZING. It’s ridiculously short – like 150 pages – but it packs such a punch! If you’re unsure where to start then I’d recommend giving that one a try. Plus, the time commitment isn’t bad πŸ˜› Thanks for the comment!

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    1. Oh, Tamora Pierce’s books have such sentimental value for me! I loved the Song of the Lioness series but my favourite was The Protector of the Small. I hope you enjoy her writing Joanna if you decide to give some a read πŸ™‚

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