My Favourite (Unfinished) Fantasy Series

My Favourite (Unfinished) Fantasy Series

As I’m sure some of you are aware, my favourite genre is Fantasy. I particularly love series because it gives you the chance to explore the unusual worlds and become emotionally connected to the characters. Here are my favourite ongoing fantasy series, I’ll let you know why I think they are particularly fantastic.

Lightbringer by Brent Weeks

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The Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks is a adult fantasy series based around politics, war and magic. The Magic system is phenomenal – magicians or drafters work by turning light into a tangible substance. It is fascinating. The series is currently three books long with a fourth being released in October this year. If you’d like to find out more about this series, check out my review of book one, The Black Prism.

Tearling by Erika Johansen

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The Tearling series by Erika Johansen is another politics-based adult fantasy. The interesting thing about this series is that it is based on Earth in the distant future but instead of society progressing, it has regressed instead. They don’t even have electricity or steam engines.  I really enjoy this series and cannot wait for the third book to come out later this year. If you’d like to check out my review of book one, The Queen of the Tearling, you can do so here.

Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

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The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss is an adult fantasy series that will ignite your imagination. Kvothe is a legend and he is telling his life story to a scribe. You follow this amazing character through his turbulent childhood and watch him grow into his magic and greatness. There are currently two books released and I do not believe that the third and final book has a release date yet, it has been a long time coming.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon is a series that straddles the line between YA and adult fantasy. Paige Mahoney is a clairvoyant in a city where it is illegal, Scion London. This series is a story of rebellion and unusual powers. There are currently two books released with book three due to be released next March. It looks as though Shannon has lots more books in store for this series.

Monsters Of Verity by V.E.Schwab

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This Savage Song by V.E.Schwab is book one in her new series Monsters of Verity, I consider this to be a YA series. In a world where evil deeds literally spawn monsters, you sometimes have to make friends with your enemies. I loved the familiar yet new feeling Schwab’s monsters had and really like the emphasis on friendship in this series. You can read my review of This Savage Song here.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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The Six of Crows is a YA fantasy duology that features around a heist. It is set in the Grisha world, but I wouldn’t even really consider it a companion series to the Grisha trilogy. It is its own story and is told phenomenally well. The characters are brilliantly shady and you become deeply entangled in their world. The second book is due to be released at the end of this September and I am seriously looking forward to it.

Shades of Magic by V.E.Schwab

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V.E.Schwab’s Shades of Magic is an adult fantasy series with four Londons – Red London, Grey London, White London, and Black London. Only two people can travel between these Londons and we explore what happens when a relic of long-dead Black London comes to light. This series ticks all the right boxes: elemental magic, a bitter magician, and a female thief. I have just finished reading the second book in this series and loved it so much, I cannot wait for the third book next February.

What is your favourite fantasy series? I’m always looking for recommendations whether they be adult, YA or middle grade. Let me know in the comments!

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Mid-Year Bookish Favourites

Mid-Year Bookish Favourites

I’m pleased to say that so far this year I have read 73 books out of my target of 100 (according to Goodreads that’s 17 books ahead of schedule). I have decided that  it’s time to share with you a list of my favourite reads from various categories and genres. I recommend every book on this list and absolutely insist that you immediately buy and read all of them.

Favourite New Fantasy Series

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Brent Weeks is a genius. His Lightbringer series is completely refreshing and individual, the magic system is based on converting, or drafting, light to make tangible things. You can read my full review of the first book, The Black Prism, here. There are currently three books released (all over 700 pages in length) and book four is due to be release on October 25th this year! Excited doesn’t even cover it.

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Book Review: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Book Review: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Falling Kingdoms is the first book in an ongoing YA fantasy series by Morgan Rhodes. Mytica is a world divided into three, this novel tells the tale of how the kingdoms are falling apart because magic, elementia, is all but lost. Can the prophesied sorceress save them?

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Book Review: The Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner

Book Review: The Curse of the Sphinx by Raye Wagner

I am addicted. Addicted to Raye Wagner’s wonderful writing.

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Last month, I saw on YouTube that Raye Wagner was offering a free e-copy of her book, Curse of the Sphinx, if you signed up to her newsletter. I checked it out, signed up and received not only Curse of the Sphinx but a free copy of her novella Origins of the Sphinx as well. I was chuffed but didn’t get around to reading them for a couple of weeks. Read more

Writing Prompt Challenge

Writing Prompt Challenge

Recently I have struggled a little with my writing, blog or otherwise, and have decided to remedy this using Writing Prompts to inspire me. I found the below prompt here.

After the first snowfall of a year, a man who lives alone in the woods sees a giant set of footprints leading up to his barn.

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Alfred woke up aching. He always did. The last twenty years had been rough, though his mind was sharp his body was broken. The ache sat deep in his bones, harsher than usual. Looking through his small, grimy window he saw why. The snow outside was thick and white, soft powder filling up half the pane and giving the light a brighter quality than he was used to. The cold always made it worse. Moving slowly, he carefully rested his feet in his slippers and used the gnarled staff by the headboard to pull himself standing. His apothecary cabinet was on the other side of the small hut he called his home and he painstakingly made his way towards it and the salvation that lay inside.

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February Wrap Up

February Wrap Up

February was a pretty good reading month for me, I managed to read ten books and am half way through my eleventh (Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett).

 landlineThe first book I finished was Landline by Rainbow Rowell. This is an adult contemporary novel set around Christmas time and we follow Georgie McCool as she tries to save her marriage using a telephone that can call the past. I loved the magical realism in this novel and absolutely flew through it. You can always rely on Rainbow Rowell for an excellent read. I gave it 4/5 stars. Read more