Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Favorite Books in X Genre. I chose to do my favorite fantasy books, because it’s my favorite genre. I’m just going to do fantasy in general, weather it be high fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal fantasy, etc. For the first time in forever, I’m also going to do it somewhat in order.
The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
This book is two of my favorite things combined: fantasy and historical fiction in the Victorian era. I love this series so much, and it’s filled with so many wonderful characters that I love so so so much. If you haven’t read this yet, what are you doing here? Okay, not really, but you need to read this series if you haven’t already.
A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J. Maas
Okay, this series is actually tied with TID because I love them both. The first book as wonderful, but if you thought that one was good, then you need to read the second book. The ACOMAF hype is scary and daunting, I know, but trust me, it’s one of the best books ever (at least that I’ve read…)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
What a surprise, right? This book has been on here so many times you’re probably tired about me raving on and on about it, but you seriously have to read this if you still haven’t. I love this book and the characters more than you even know. Also, Crooked Kingdom comes out really soon, and I don’t think I’m ready. I’m gonna be a mess at the end of it, no doubt.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Are you surprised? No? I didn’t think so. Yet another series I’ve featured on here a million times, but against, trust me when I see this series is amazing. To be honest I decided to put it in fourth though for two reasons: the first book kind of bored and confused me, and two: Empire of Storms was so long that I kind of started to lose interest. I know, I know, terrible, right? I’m still mad at myself, but my brain was just ready to be done with that huge hunk of a book. I still loved it, it was just too long in my opinion.
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
A soon as I typed that out, the Harry Potter puppet pals song started playing in my head, and now it won’t stop, help me! Really though, if you haven’t read this book, then what are you doing (and for real this time. Kinda)? I didn’t read it until this spring and I’m so mad, so please go read these books right now because your mind will be blown at the amazingness that is Harry Potter.
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Confession time: I don’t own Shadow and Bone. I know, I know, it’s my favorite one in the series, yet I don’t even own a copy of it?!?! This series is amazing though. The reviews are kind of mixed, but I decided to give it a try after loving Six of Crows and I’m so glad I did. It’s kind of really cliché, but in a good way.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
Surprise, surprise! Because I haven’t told you how much I love this book yet. Right after I finished that last page, I added it to my favorites. It’s not entirely fantasy, only kind of, but I jumped at the chance to talk about this book again too. It’s a comedic alternate telling of Lady Jane Grey and it’s sooo good.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
I still haven’t read the sequel to this yet, and it makes me so sad. I went to buy it at this local bookstore, but they didn’t have it. *cries* I absolutely loved this book though. The romance was wonderful and the writing was just soooo beautiful. It took me awhile to read this because of the hype, but I’m so glad I did because it was AMAZING!
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I know what you’re thinking, didn’t you just read this book, Adalyn? Why yes, yes I did. I finished it at the beginning of this month, but that doesn’t mean I still can’t love it to pieces. I still haven’t read The Dream Thieves yet either and it makes me sad. This book was full of confusing paranormal magical stuff which was so cool and had the awesomest characters.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Last but certainly not least is… Lady Midnight! I almost put this one up higher, but decided not to because I loved the other books just a tad bit more than this one. I will admit I’m kind of tired of the Shadowhunter world, but this book was really good, nonetheless. It was refreshing too, and actually quite a lot different than Clare’s other two series, which had a lot of similarities.
What are your favorite fantasy books? Or just your favorite books in general? Make sure to leave a link to your Top Ten Tuesday in the comments!