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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Books My Other Half Should Read

Books My Other Half Should Read

My other half doesn’t read as much as I do. It means that when I finish a book I tell him that he just HAS to read it and by the time he picks a new book, I’ve forgotten what I recommended in the first place. Today I’m going to be recommending books for him to read that I have physical copies of here; a few books he would like are audiobooks and there are lots in boxes at my mum’s house. I’ll revise this list when I’m finally reunited with the rest of my lovelies.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Fictional Items I Want

Top 5 Wednesday: Fictional Items I Want

Every new Wednesday brings a new topic for the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads group; this week’s topic is ‘Fictional Items I Want’. I think this a fabulous topic and I apologise in advance for the multiple Harry Potter references that are about to appear. So here they are, in no particular order.

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The Intergalactic Book Tag

The Intergalactic Book Tag

The Intergalactic Book Tag was created to celebrated the release of Starflight by Melissa Landers. It’s a YA science fiction novel about a criminal girl, an arch nemesis, and space pirates. Space Pirates! Sounds seriously cool. All the questions in this tag are space themed and awesome.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Biggest Badasses

Top 5 Wednesday: Biggest Badasses

Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group created by gingerreadslainey over on YouTube. Every week brings a new Top 5 topic and this week is Biggest Badasses. So, without further preamble, here are my Top 5 Badasses from books that I have read:

5. NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM from Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling. Neville is one of the bravest people I have ever read about. He is scared of so many things that he faces everyday. He doesn’t skip Potions even though he is terrified of Professor Snape and he stands up to his friends when they are sneaking out. He also cuts the head off a giant evil snake. Neville’s sheer bravery is what makes him a badass in my eyes.

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To Finish Or Not To Finish?

To Finish Or Not To Finish?

There are few things comparable to the pure joy of finding a new fantastic series. It fills me with excitement, knowing that I have a long list of books that I am guaranteed to enjoy. I’m always a bit tentative to begin with, I will buy the first book and give it a try. If I enjoy it, I abandon all good sense and binge buy the rest of them. If I do not like the first book, it goes back on my shelf and I forget all about it.

The real pain appears when I adore a series that has not yet been completed. Sometimes I time it well and only need to wait a couple of months for the next installment. Sometimes I have to wait years. It can be excruciating. Or I forget about it …

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Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy

Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy

I have decided to start participating in Top 5 Wednesday, a Goodreads group created by gingerreadslainey over on YouTube. Every week has a set topic for a Top 5 list and this week is Disappointing Eye Candy – books that look gorgeous but were awful. I think this is going to be fun!

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