Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Top 5 Wednesday: Fantasy Books I Want to Read NOW


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Y'all know that I don't typically reach for fantasy - I'm all about contemporary - but there are a few exceptions. A couple fantasy series have totally hooked me. And there are a couple upcoming releases that have me pretty excited because of the synopsis or the author. So here are the Top 5 fantasy books I'm most excited for!


Sarah J. Maas
This is a given, right? It almost feels like cheating because it's probably on everybody's list. But, yes, A Court of Wings and Ruin is the one that has me with full-on grabby hands. I mean, with the way ACOMAF ended... I need to know what happens next. 
And because Rhysand.

Evelyn Skye
The Crown's Game was one of my surprise favorites last year. The Russian setting pulled me right in and the ending left me desperate for the next book. I must know what becomes of Nikolai, Vika and Pasha!

Mindy McGinnis
A world threatened by an impending tidal wave that can only be held back by the ritualistic death of a young woman born to make that sacrifice. Throw in some magic and a pair of star-crossed lovers... I'm there! 

A. Jae-Jones
As soon as I read the synopsis and saw mention of the Goblin King I was sold. And I'm sure it had nothing to do with my flashbacks of the movie Labyrinth with a fierce David Bowie as the Goblin King. Nothing at all.  

Cora Carmack
I adore Cora's contemporary novels. Her Rusk University series is among my favorites. I can't wait to see what she does with fantasy.
What fantasy book are you anticipating most?




29 comments:

  1. ACOWAR has already destroyed me and it's not even out. ): Given to the Sea is an interesting read. It wasn't not what I expected (in a good way)!

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    1. I know, right?! We are all going to be a mess when we actually get ACOWAR in our hands. And I just saw your review for Given to the Sea pop up in my inbox. Can't wait to go check out your thoughts on that one!

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  2. I can't wait for Given to the Sea, literally counting down the days! I got an early copy of Roar but sadly I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would, hope it's a good read for you though.

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    1. Five days to go! I'm not sure yet if I'll be hitting up my library for Given to the Sea or if I'll buy it. That's too bad about Roar. :( Fingers crossed that I like it more!

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  3. I have Maas on my wishlist and I need to start picking off those books. What I've read I've enjoyed. In fact, I'm behind on all of these. Oh I haven't read Roar and I'm curious!

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    1. I actually read Throne of Glass by Maas a couple years ago and was just kind of... meh. And never continued the series. But something about ACOTAR hooked me and I *love* the series!

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  4. I really want to read wintersong. It looks so good but I am honestly a little worried >.< cause... you know, never know (that makes sense)

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    1. I have the ebook of Wintersong on hold at my library right and should have it soon. I have such high hopes for it. Hope it's a hit for both of us!

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  5. I am right there with you for ACOWAR and Roar. I LOOOOOOVE the ACOTAR series, and I am interested to see what Cormack does in a fantasy realm. I liked her paranormal book, and I adore her contemporaries.
    Sam @ WLABB

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    1. You mentioned Carmack's paranormal book... was that Inspire? I have it but have yet to read it. Maybe I need to add that to next month's TBR. Hm...

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  6. Ooooh this is a GOOD list. So I LOOOOOVED Given to the Sea. Loved loved loved. Also, Wintersong and Crown's Fate were both really solid! I am making it my business to read Roar ASAP because it sounds awesome, and I NEED to read ACOMAF and catch up. I keep saying this, maybe one of these days I will. I hope you enjoy these when you get to read them!!

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    1. Ooooh, I'm so glad to hear that you loved Given to the Sea! Now I'm even more excited for it. And Wintersong! Woo hoo! I have it on hold at my library and should be able to download it soon.And you know I'm desperate for The Crown's Fate. I've preordered the hard copy but it will arrive while I'm on vacay... so I might have to get the kindle version, too. :) And yes you need to read ACOMAF! Good god, woman! LOL

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  7. I'm curious about Sarah J. Maas' and Cora Cormack's series. They look Awesome. I've heard great things about them. Maas even has a fandom, like Twilight does. Looking forward to reading your thoughts, Tanya. :)

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    1. I never got into Maas's Throne of Glass series... tried the first book but it just didn't hook me... but the A Court of Thorns of Roses series is another story. Love it! I love Carmack's contemporary series so I'm hoping I enjoy her foray into fantasy just as much.

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  8. You know, I've never read anything by Sarah J. Maas but I'm curious. I don't read a ton of fantasy either, but I'm trying to branch out more.

    -Lauren

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    1. What surprises me is that most times when I dip my toes into fantasy I enjoy so I should probably try more of it. And I definitely *love* Maas's A Court of Thorns and Roses series!

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  9. I absolutely adore Mindy McGinnis's writing, so I'm going to be all over Given to the Sea when it comes out. I'm a biiiit worried because of the negative reviews, but I hope for the best. Wintersong was GREAT - I kinda expected more, because I hyped it up FOR MYSELF (I do that a lot, tbh), but it was still a decent 4 star read. Hope you'll love all these books! :)

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

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    1. Oh wow, have you seen bad reviews of Given to the Sea? I must be looking in different place because the couple reviews I've seen have been pretty positive. I hope we'll both love it! LOL at how you hyped Wintersong *for yourself.* You are too funny. :D I have it on hold at the library and should have it in my hands soon!

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  10. So many gorgeous covers!! I haven't yet started Sarah J. Maas' other series, because I don't want to have to impatiently wait for her to write haha!

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    1. LOL You are wise, Olivia, because the wait between the SJM books is long, isn't it?! At least there's not long to wait until ACOWAR. Only a couple weeks to go. Eeek! :)

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  11. I wish I could gobble up all the fantasy reads. My go to is primarily Historical Romance, but I love to dabble in all genres. Fantasy is an oft neglected genre for me and I don't know why, because I love it! ~Aleen

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    1. I almost always stick with contemporary romance but once in a while I just get an itch for something different. That's when I reach for fantasy. :)

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  12. Though I used to reach for fantasy first I'm al about contemporary at this point. an't believe I haven't read ACOTAR yet!

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    1. Contemporary is always, always my go-to... but I throw in a fantasy here and there for fun. And you so need to read ACOTAR! :)

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  13. I'm a big fan of Evelyn Skye's book too---and I'm excited to read Cormack's fantasy!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I see my countdown widget to The Crown's Fate every day and it gets me so excited for the release! :) And I have such high hopes for Roar.

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  15. A Court of Wings and Ruin, yes! Says the girl who hasn't read the second book yet...

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    1. Tick tock, tick tock...what must I do to make you read AOMAF???! LOL

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