So I’m linking up with Top Ten Tuesday today, but as always I’m an adult and I do what I want to I will NOT be showing you Hidden Gems from X Genre, but rather ALL THE GEMS FROM FANTASY. Because why not and also fantasy needs to take over the world, like, yesterday.
NOW THAT WE GOT THAT OUT OF THE WAY. I’m going to try* not to mention too many books that I pretty much scream about all the time always.
*Please note that TRY means, MAY NOT ACTUALLY HAPPEN
1. Daughter of the Pirate Queen
Do you like:
- Female Pirates?
- Female pirates who are also badass and are captains??
- Pure awesomeness?
Then congratulations! This book is for you!! I felt like this one was SO FUN. It was easy to read, and had a lot of mildly predictable twists* and basically if you just want to read something that won’t frustrate you to no end or stress you out so you get grey hairs before you turn 24, READ THIS.
*let’s get real here they were VERY PREDICTABLE but I still love them!!
2. The Lunar Chronicles
I NEVER TALK ABOUT THESE BOOKS AND IT MAKES ME LE SAD.
Why? You ask??
Because these books are awesome and they deserve to be screamed about!
Oh, you meant WHY DON’T I FLAIL ABOUT THEM MORE?!?!?
Well. I have a Very Small Brain.* And my brain can’t handle remembering books I’ve read unless I actually OWN THE PHYSICAL COPIES**. Plus, it’s so hard to flail about a book when you can’t take wonderful pictures of its beauty?!? #itsahardlife
BUT ANYWAYS I love all the sassy and unique characters in these books, Marissa Meyer is a fairytale retelling BOSS. And she manages to make each book so much better than the last, so none of these books suffer from the Middle Child Syndrome – sad and forgotten.
So if you thrive on fairytale retellings*** and are looking for something new and fabulous, these are for you! And don’t be fooled! They don’t have a very sci-fi or dystopian vibe, so if that’s scaring you off TAKE THE PLUNGE.
*actually it is larger than average but the part of my brain that contains memories is smaller than a pea okay
**I only own the ebooks so CRY FOR ME. Or buy me the boxed set and I’ll be happy forever. Until there is a new book I want.
***You should. WE ALL SHOULD. But why are there so many crappy retellings out there?!?!?!?
3. Heroes of Olympia
The Percy Jackson series is awesome?? I don’t ever talk about these either. AGAIN BECAUSE I DONT’ ACTUALLY OWN THEM. Sad day. I need to reread them because I have forgotten literally everything that happens in them.* I just know that they exploded my brain and were amazing.
These could TECHNICALLY be considered retellings??? MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS?? And they are so spectacular and original I just can’t.
*Again with the small memory capacity. I don’t even know what I did yesterday, let alone 7 years ago!!
No one ever talks about these. Like. WHY NOT. They are amazing?!? I read the Inkheart trilogy when I was like..16. Wow I am so old someone give me a cane.
ANYWAYS. These books are about…books! it’s so cool! Basically there is a girl whose father has a special power – when he reads the story actually comes to life.
CAN I PLEASE HAVE THIS DAD.
Anyways things happen and it’s so amazing and basically I need to reread these too because it has been WAY TOO LONG MAN.
5. The Inheritance Cycle
Yet another set of books I love but remember nothing about. EXCEPT THAT THERE IS AN ABUNDANCE OF DRAGONS. WINNING.
I read these books as they came out so it has been a LONG TIME. But. Saphira is such an awesome dragon, you all need to meet her and love her as I do.
And someone needs to please buy me the books so I can reread them.
Plus there are hidden underground cities, and elvin cities in the trees so talk about #magical.
6. Ranger’s Apprentice
These came out back in 2006 but I always find myself thinking about them again and again! Will is to be appranticed to one of the most well known rangers out there.
BUT rangers are thought to practice dark magic that can make them into shadows and do spectacular things.
Will goes on exciting and magical adventures with his master and learns all the Special Abilities! WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT.
OKAY I HAD TO. I read this last year and KJWEÖFIEFIEWFÖJIEJEJLEKL IT WAS SO GOOD. And also a plus is that my memory of this is still semi fresh bhahaha
Nevernight is the stabbiest and the bloodiest of the books I can even think of right now. Literally there is a scene where Mia Corvere (main character with pet shadow cat named Mister Kindly. SO MANY KINDS OF AWESOME) is covered in blood from head to toe.
NEED I SAY MORE.
And that, my fiends, concludes our session for today. Have you read any of these?? ARE YOU FEELING SUPER NOSTALGIC LIKE ME??!?! Will you run off and read all of these immediately because I said so?!?