Fantasy is one of my all time favorite genres and I want to talk about it in a regular fashion… Chats and lists (lists, yo!) and all sorts of genre touching discussions! If I were doing a straight up list of perfect fantasy worlds this it could potentially have hundreds of favorite worlds and the book needn’t even be a 5 star for it to make the cut! To limit the list I decided to pick series I dream about reading but haven’t gotten around to… yet!
Shadow and Bone, The Grisha Trilogy
There has been a ton of controversy surrounding this series based on Russian culture that I find fascinating as a writer creating my own series. In order to weight in I’ve got to read the series.
I am a total fan of post-apocalyptic stories and books in the dystopian genre many times becomes a sort of fantasy post-apocalyptic. This seems the case for this series which is really exciting!
A Court of Thorns and Roses Trilogy
The final installment is all over my blog feed and I have yet to even touch the hem of this series. I LOVE faerie based worlds so really need to start this ASAP. If I had realized sooner that a faerie world was at its core, I’d already have read book 1…
A Darker Shade of Magic, Shades of Magic Trilogy
As a writer myself four alternate worlds seem a lot to juggle… but I am a fan of magical realism ala Harry Potter. While I realize there is probably no comparison they do seem to fall into a similar vein, plus I love books about London!
Stormdancer, The Lotus War Trilogy
There is this fascinating merging of alternate worlds that sounds like it works really well. There is a historical Japanese setting, with fantastical creatures and a steam punk centered society. Different, right?!
Have you read any of these books/series? Any book or series recommendations for me? Which fantasy worlds are your favorite and do you catch yourself wishing you were there?
Thanks for reading, XOXO