Now, as much as I love reading super broadly, I definitely have a preference of fantasy books. I love getting lost in a world of magic, dragons, castles and myth – so it’s no surprise that these kind of books make up the majority of my TBR.
I thought we could take a little peep today at a quick selection of 5 fantasy books that are new to my TBR, and are also stories I’m looking forward to picking up in the not-too-distant future.
This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
Would you believe that I’ve somehow never read anything by Tahereh Mafi? I find this baffling.
It’s well past the point where I would’ve liked to dive into her writing already, but now I’ve actually got a copy of one of her latest books on my TBR and I’m excited to pick it up! Book two in this series has just come out, so that’s good news for that I won’t have to wait too long to keep up with the story.
This book is all about clashing empires and a long-forgotten queen who is set to save her people. We’ve got prophecies involved and a trope that never gets old – the important person (*cough cough* the queen) hidden in plain sight as a serving girl, ready to take the world by storm.
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
My soul is ready to take on a fantasy novel by Sanderson.
I’ve taken baby steps and have read through the excitement of his YA sci-fi series (Skyward), and now I’m raring to go to lose myself in this epic fantasy world.
These books are legendary for being long, and this book is as thick as a brick (and it’s only PART ONE! AH.) But I think I can do it.
I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about his fantasy writing, so I do hope this is going to be a delight to settle into for some goodly long reading sessions.
I’m half expecting this will feel a bit like reading Lord of the Rings or Eragon, because the blurb sounds steeped in mythical lore – falling kingdoms, age-old wars, heroes seeking/following an ancient tome to find answers.
The Red Knight by Miles Cameron
I’ve had my eye on this book for a long time because it’s got a DRAGON on the cover.
And we all know I love dragons.
The tone of this blurb sounds plucky and fun – we’ve got a mercenary for hire who isn’t really paid enough to battle of wyverns (dragons) but he does it anyway. And this book follows him and his men as they trundle off (exasperated from the sounds of it) to go and protect a nunnery.
I’m 100% ready for nuns to sass the knights and mischief to reign.
Fairy Tale by Stephen King
I’ve never read a Stephen King book (I’m scared), but I do think that Fairy Tale is going to win me over.
I may have even sneakily started this one already.
I’m not too sure what to expected, I’m doing a blind read of this one and avoiding the blurb like the plague. But I know that there’s a dog involved, a young guy who helps a cranky old guys, and I’m betting money that somehow, some combination of those three are going to end up in a parallel fantasy realm.
And from that point onwards? Well, I guess I’ll have to keep reading to find out.
Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
And lastly on this list, a humble and quaint fantasy that I’m quite excited for, Dance of Thieves.
This sounds like one of those really awesome YA fantasies, where there’s a recent change in monarch, and everyone’s a bit uncertain about the new dude in power – and then some lowly peasant girl (whose totally not a lowly peasant girl) goes to investigate.
And if this doesn’t end in a misunderstood-enemies-to-lovers, then I’ll eat my slippers.
You can’t go wrong with a cover like that, can you?!
Have you got any of these on your TBR? Let me know which one you think I should read first down in the comments!
2 thoughts on “5 Fantasy Novels New to My TBR”
There some good books on this list. Hope you enjoy them.
Nice selection! Hope you’ll like them 😉
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