On this new adventure of blogging, I’ve started reading a vast number of blogs as I unwind for the night. It’s wonderful wandering through so many beautiful and insightful blogs that help inspire me! And I do love reading a good book tag. I recently stumbled across this tag over on Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books’ blog and it sounded like fun! It helps that my favorite genre happens to be fantasy.
- Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
- Link to the creator’s blog (thebookwormdreamer) in your post
- Answer the prompts below – all fantasy books!
- Tag 5 others to take part
5 Star Book
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
This is one of my favorite fantasies in one of my favorite series! It seems like no on ever talks about the Great Library series but I absolutely adore it. It’s a fantasy that answers the question of what would have happened if the Great Library of Alexandria never burned down and was now the main (read: ONLY) source of knowledge in the world. This book hits that wonderful sweet spot where it is equally character-driven AND plot-driven. I love the worldbuilding. I love the characters. It is all just *chef’s kiss*
Always Going to Recommend
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Seriously, I will recommend this book to everyone at all times for the rest of my life. I absolutely adore this book! Reading this book is like realizing magic is real and having the proof of it in your hands. The descriptions, the characters, the imagery! Also, this is quite literally the only circus I’ve ever actually wanted to go to. It’s a gorgeous gift of a book and I try to get it into as many hands as possible!
Own it but haven’t read it yet
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
I mean, after I fell so hard for The Night Circus, you know I had to snatch up this one. It sits on my bookshelf waiting for me to get through these other books I’ve committed to this month. I wanted to read it as soon as I got it, but I was already reading multiple books. When I read this, I want to give it all on my attention. If it’s anything like The Night Circus, my attention won’t have time for anything else, anyways.
Would read again
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
This is the first book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. I was OBSESSED with those books when I was a kid! It follows Princess Cimorene, who is headstrong and tomboyish, which was very much me as a child. And she hung out with dragons, so I was sold! I really want to re-read this series, but the books I had as a kid disappeared in one of my family’s many moves and I haven’t been able to locate new copies. Though, to be far, I haven’t tried looking since the advent of websites like Amazon. Perhaps it’s time to re-complete my collection!
In another world
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
This is one of my more recent five stars. It’s an epic fantasy set in the world of Omehi, a people at war in a harsh and unforgivable land that is most certainly not Earth. It follows Tau, a young man who is trying to marry the young woman he loves and avoid the fighting as much as possible. Fate deals him a terrible hand, however, and, instead of settling down to have a comfortable life, he becomes a living weapon. Y’all, this book is INCREDIBLE! The African inspired themes are wonderfully written and the fight scenes are heart-pounding! If you’re looking for a thrill ride on paper, give this one a shot.
Back on Earth
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling
I can’t have a list of fantasy books without including Harry Potter in some way! Goblet of Fire is my favorite of the books, so it gets to close out this tag. I think this book is what solidified the whole series as a new favorite series for me back when I first read them. I just love me a good competition in a book!
Man, this list makes me want to re-read a lot of books and I’m not big on re-reading at all. If you found this tag interesting, feel free to jump in!
And, as always, happy reading!