One of the prompts of the Instagram challenge I’m doing – #mayinbooks19 – was to recommend a fantasy book, which inspired this post! This is by no means a comprehensive list, especially since I read a lot of fantasy, but here are a few of my favourites.
1. The Wicked King by Holly Black
I love this sequel! The characters are so interesting and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. This series isn’t strictly fantasy because it includes the modern world as we know it, but also a faerie world. If you’re not massively into fantasy or if you like faerie books I’d definitely recommend Holly Black!
2. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
I read this book a couple of months ago and I loved it! I thought the world-building was interesting and unique. I’m always happy when fantasy books include court politics, and it definitely wasn’t overwhelming in this book. And it has a f/f relationship! I can’t wait to see how the story develops.
3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
If you know me, you know this is the series that made me fall in love with fantasy. This isn’t even my favourite Cassandra Clare book but urban fantasy is a great introduction if you aren’t too sure about heavy fantasy. This book will always hold a special place in my heart, especially in terms of nostalgia. If you’ve read this book, you can check out my spoiler review!
4. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
I love the Grishaverse so much! Become immersed in this world with the Grisha trilogy, Six of Crows duology and KoS. I wouldn’t recommend King of Scars if you haven’t read any of the others – I’d read them in publication order to fully appreciate the story. I love the characters so much! Here’s the link to my full review.
5. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Laini Taylor writes phenomenal fantasy. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy is a great urban fantasy, and I love the Strange the Dreamer duology even more. Strange has beautiful world-building and the duology is amazing – I love the characters and the mythology within the books! Check out my full review!
6. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
The Priory of the Orange Tree: such an epic fantasy! I love high fantasy and this book did it so well. I personally love to read about politics in fantasy, so I loved seeing all the various locations. Dragons are always a win, and I loved the inclusions of LGBT characters and relationships. The plot has a rich mythology within the book and the characters are a bit older which really fits the high fantasy genre. You can also read my full review.
So there are my picks! Feel free to give me any recommendations of fantasy books you love. It’s probably my favourite genre so I’m always wanting to read more!