Book Recommendations: Fantasy

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Hi guys! It’s time for a few more book recommendations. Today I decided to recommend you a few of my Fantasy books. I haven’t been reading a lot of fantasy in the last few months but this is still one of my favorite genres so why not recommend you a few books, right?  So let’s ssee which books made to this list 🙂 .

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Goodreads Blurb:

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

I love this series. This is actually the reason why I decided to make this post. I know that by now almost everyone has read these books but I think  that my list of recommendations wouldn’t be complete without it. However, I my«ust tell you that this book is more sci-fi than fantasy but it still has a certain element that reminds me of fantasy so I had to include it 🙂 . I also included these because I just finished Winter and it was one the best books ever. I don’t even know how I’m going to write a review for it. If you haven’t started this series yet you should do it because these books are amazing and it keeps getting better by each book.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night CircusGoodreads Blurb:

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.

Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stare in wonderment as the tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and become deliciously tipsy from the scents of caramel and cinnamon that waft through the air.

Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves.

Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is under way–a contest between two young illusionists, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in a “game” to which they have been irrevocably bound by their mercurial masters. Unbeknownst to the players, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.

As the circus travels around the world, the feats of magic gain fantastical new heights with every stop. The game is well under way and the lives of all those involved–the eccentric circus owner, the elusive contortionist, the mystical fortune-teller, and a pair of red-headed twins born backstage among them–are swept up in a wake of spells and charms.

But when Celia discovers that Marco is her adversary, they begin to think of the game not as a competition but as a wonderful collaboration. With no knowledge of how the game must end, they innocently tumble headfirst into love. A deep, passionate, and magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

Their masters still pull the strings, however, and this unforeseen occurrence forces them to intervene with dangerous consequences, leaving the lives of everyone from the performers to the patrons hanging in the balance.

Both playful and seductive, The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern’s spell-casting debut, is a mesmerizing love story for the ages.

By now you might know that I love this book. This book is amazing and I don’t understand why a lot of people have it on their bookshelves but haven’t read it yet. This book is beautiful and magical and everyone should give it a try.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)Goodreads Blurb:

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

The Bone Season introduces a compelling heroine and also introduces an extraordinary young writer, with huge ambition and a teeming imagination. Samantha Shannon has created a bold new reality in this riveting debut.

In the beginning this book was a little bit difficult because it has a whole new world that I had to get used too but by the end it was amazing and I really enjoyed it. I haven’t read The Mime Order yet but I’m pretty sure it’s even better and I can’t wait to read it.

The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

The Casquette GirlsGoodreads Blurb:

Seven girls tied by time.
Five powers that bind.
One curse to lock the horror away.
One attic to keep the monsters at bay.

After the storm of the century rips apart New Orleans, sixteen-year-old Adele Le Moyne wants nothing more than her now silent city to return to normal. But with home resembling a war zone, a parish-wide curfew, and mysterious new faces lurking in the abandoned French Quarter, normal needs a new definition.

As the city murder rate soars, Adele finds herself tangled in a web of magic that weaves back to her own ancestors. Caught in a hurricane of myths and monsters, who can she trust when everyone has a secret and keeping them can mean life or death? Unless . . . you’re immortal.

I read an ARC of this book and it was a complete surprise for me how much I loved it. The plot was great and the descriptions of New Orleans were just amazing. Also, it has witches and I’m pretty sure I never read a book with witches before this one. You should definitely give this one a try.

Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake

Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers, #1)Goodreads Blurb:

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.

Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before both are destroyed.

This one was another pleasant surprise and I wasn’t expecting to like it so much. I loved the characters and the world building. It was a really great read and I can’t wait to keep reading the series. And have I told you that the characters jump from library to library?? How cool is that?

So these are a few more books that I want to recommend. Have you read any of these books or would you read any? Tell me in the comments 🙂 .

41 thoughts on “Book Recommendations: Fantasy

  1. I love the Lunar Chronicles but they are actually sci-fi more than fantasy (seeing as the fantastical element is explained by a genetic thing). I could see why you would include them in a fantasy one. I saw you asking about things like that on Twitter but didn’t get a chance to respond- if a book is set in a world that is set after our world, that makes it sci-fi, I would say. Unless it includes magic with no logical or scientfic explanation. Sometimes, I like to put books like the Lunar Chronicles under fantastical science fiction.

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  2. I really need to continue with the Lunar Chronicles before I don’t read the series for months because of other books! I would actually put the Night Circus in its own genre, Magical Realism, as I don’t think it’s pure fantasy. You get a lot more Magical Realism books in adult fiction though, I wish there was more in YA.

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  4. Okay. ‘Thief of Lies’ started off good and then the entire plot line became about a boy and the girl’s desire to be with him and other romance-style plots to intermingle and… I gave up. While I enjoy romance in books, if it’s brought up in the blurb for the book, it’s usually too much of a focus point for me. Romance shouldn’t be the main plot, in my opinion. It can be a sub-plot… that doesn’t drive the plot. But maybe that’s just me.

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    • Really? I did like this book and I actually didn’t think that the author focused too much in the romance. There were a few chapters that it happened but then it wasn’t the main point of the story. Maybe that happened after the chapter you gave up. But not everyone has to like the same books so it’s pretty normal if you didn’t like it 🙂

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