Hype or Like Friday, is where I discuss a given topic each week and at the end of the month I review a hyped up book, you can find the goodreads page here for more information. This months book is the Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, and this week’s topic is Favorite Fantasy Novels (Tell us why we should read them).
Let’s start this week’s post off with a definition:
Fantasy is a genre of fiction that uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic and magical creatures are common.
-The Fantasy Wikipedia page
The fantasy genre is actually my favourite and I have been in love with all books fantasy since I read Harry Potter. I love the fact that there is magic and the worlds created are so fun and imaginative. I managed to limit myself to only four favourites, which was hard. I tried to vary my recommendations, so there is something for all ages.
Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
Do I have to explain the reason this is in my favourites? I mean it’s Harry Potter.
There is a magic school, an evil magician and Harry Potter, the boy who lives. Plus movies based on the books which don’t suck.
I would recommend this series for any age, but it is great to read when you are about 10.
The Power of 5 by Anthony Horowitz
This series is middle grade fantasy (I think), and it’s great for readers who have just finished Harry Potter and want to read more.
The main protagonist Matt has no clue what is happening to him and some unexplainable things happen around him. The tag line for the first book is great:
There is no proof. There is no logic. There is just the Gate.
Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore
I have been mentioning this series a lot recently, if has been featured in two of my book travelling thursday posts and I am currently re-reading the first book.
It was originally advertised as those who love Twilight will love this new series, which is why my mum bought me the prequel, Fire, as a Christmas present. So I actually read this series out of order. But it is amazing and it’s such a cool idea.
If a baby’s eye colour settle on two different colours then they have been graced. This grace can be anything from fighting to baking to climbing trees. But they all have one thing in common they King of their kingdom owns them and most people fear them.
The female leads in this series are also brave and smart, while trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Mass
This is the second book in the Court of Thorns and Rose trilogy. I liked the first book but A Court of Mist and Fury surpasses it by leaps and bounds.
This is definitely new adult fantasy as it contains some quite race-y scenes.
You can find my review here, if you want to know more.
I love fantasy books because they are so far from reality you can escape into them. You get to fall into a world where there are heroes and villains and magic.