Hello Everyone! Today I am sharing my “Top 5 Fantasy”. Frankly, Fantasy is my least read genre; Nevertheless, I have my favorites. This blog post is a part of “Top 5 Tuesday” hosted by @bionicbookworm.
Following are some of my top favs! The below list is not in any specific order.
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
This book is an amazing mixture of fantasy and contemporary. The story goes into a very emotional road and even though books don’t make a cry a lot, this one did. It’s a very intriguing, and dark book.
The story revolves around Conor whose mother is going through Chemotherapy and a monster visits him in his dream.
Scythe - Neal Shusterman
This book takes place in this Utopian society where they have eliminated natural death. The only way to control the population growth is by gleening( killing ) by Scythes ( a group of people appointed just for this task. )
Our main characters are Citra and Rowan are normal kids, who come to be Scythe Faraday apprentices —a role that neither wants. This book was awesome. It was so intense and thought provoking and such a well-developed society.
Girls of Paper and Fire - Natasha Ngan
I love love love love this book. It was my first book to read about human/demon hierarchy, and I have been told its an old concept ( but not for me ).
It was both magical and very real at the same time, and I really got into the world and some of the magic and setting. It was all very very unique, but without feeling overly flowery.
Characters were well written, romance was to the point.
Ace of Shades - Amanda Foody
Ace of shades is built on City of sins and gambling. It was new and different compared to other YA fantasy novels. I was quickly captivated by it. The world building was the thing I liked the most. The city itself was unique; filled with casinos, gangs, street lords, and powerful families. It was interesting to learn about blood talents and split talents and the powers that belonged to certain last names.
Enne and Levi were very different characters. And later they bonded over the things they discovered they had in common.
The romance was very slow. It was very interesting to see Levi as a bisexual character.
Death Note ( Black Edition)
This is a Japanese manga translated in English. This book has an Unique concept. Nothing I have ever read before. It was fast paced, super dark, action filled. It’s a powerful fantasy wrapped around in a thriller.
How many of the above books have you read? Do you like any of these books as much as I do? What are some of your favourite fantasies. Comment below and let me know.
Until next time,
Happy Reading <3