Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top Ten Favorite Books In The Fantasy Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks topic is all about fantasy! Who doesn't love to escape into the world of magic, faeries, and intrigue? I sure do! Anywho, here's my top ten favorite fantasy novels of all time!

1. Harry Potter and the All of the Above. No one does witchcraft and wizardry like J.K. Rowling. This is the only series where I actually went to the B&N book parties and waited to receive my book at exactly midnight. Stayed up all night reading them and then skipped class in the morning. I'm not going to say it was the right thing to do but in retrospect, it was totally worth it.

2. Fire by Kristin Cashore. This is the sequel/prequel to Graceling, and I absolutely adored it. What's your Grace? Show me whatcha workin' with!

3. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. Hello, Melina Marchetta wrote it. If you love her contemp novels, wait until you read her fantasy series. “Because without our language, we have lost ourselves. Who are we without our words?” Siiiiiiiigh.

4. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. This was actually recommended to me by a very excited publicist, and she had every reason to be gushing over this novel. It has everything I love about fantasy books. DRAGONS! Come on. Plus, the writing? Beautiful!

5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Freaking love this book! It's similar to The Hunger Games, but dare I say better? I dare.

6. Defiance by C.J. Redwine. Forbidden love, duel points of views, and an insane amount of heartache. I LOVE YOU, LOGAN! I mean, I told my blogger bestie Karen from From What It's Worth to read it, and she actually gave it 5 stars. Do you know how rare that is? Very.

7. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. There's a reason they call books like these epic fantasies. It kind of remind of me GRRM's Game of Thrones series but different where it matters. Not as brutal or gory either (Thank goodness), yet still has enough heartache and intrigue to keep you going.

8. Touch of Power by Maria V. Synder. Maria Synder writes some of the best fantasy novels out there. They're written like contemporary novels only with complex magical situations that never work out in anyone's favor. Plus, get this...she knows how to write the perfect brooding and swoon-worthy male with the right amount of angst. Whoa.

9. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Read this in high school and still love it. I must say that the inaccuracies in the movies are driving me insane since, in my opinion, this book is simply fantasy perfection. I guess Hollywood needed to squeeze out three movies and as much money as possible.

10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I saved it for last because I love it the most. Seriously, I've mentioned this book is so many T^3s that it's not even funny. I even preordered the third and (tears) final novel right when it was up on Amazon. A little over a month to go. CANNT FREAKING WAIT!!!

Even though this is a top ten, not eleven Tuesday, I'm still going to mention Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. It's too good not to mention. Fo' sho!

There you have it...my top ten list of favorite fantasy novels. Granted, the list continues to grow, but I'm pretty sure these eleven books will remain at the top. Others will just follow behind them...maybe.

What are some of your favorite fantasy novels?


  1. OMG I totally agree with your list and so many books to love :)

  2. I'm a fantasy newbieso I've only read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Shadow and Bone, and the first HP book but so many of these are on my TBR! Especially Melina Marchetta. Have you read Grave Mercy or Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers? Those are SO GOOD.

    1. YES! I've read Grace Mercy but not Dark Triumph. LOVED IT! I really think you'll like Finnikin of the Rock. Melina Marchetta is such a fantastic writer.

  3. Harry Potter is a given. I really, really want to read Seraphina. I just have this weird attraction to it, but I haven't gotten my hands on it yet. I own the Hobbit, but haven't read it yet (even thought I know the story) and I hear everyone and their mother talking about Throne of Glass. That series gets so much hype. I need to jump on that bandwagon. Awesome TTT. :)

    My Top Ten Tuesday!

    1. HP really is a given, lol. Who doesn't love it? I think Seraphina got mixed reviews, but I loved itl Dragons. DRAGONS! Hahaha. And what do you mean you haven't read Throne of Glass? It's FANTASTIC!

  4. Ha! Yes, I gave Defiance the rare , elusive 5 stars. I love DoSaB too!

    1. Hahaha, it really is elusive. You only hand out like two a year...if that. :-P

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