Last autumn, Katie @ Never Not Reading tagged me in the Quick Fire Fantasy tag. In typical me-fashion, I didn’t forget! I’m just here to complete the tag fashionably late! I’m a huge fantasy fan – it’s been a favorite genre for as long as I remember and I still haven’t gotten tired of it. Which means that, for this tag, I have a lot of choices to pick from!
No complaints, though, it’s good to have variety. Also, who doesn’t love a good rapid fire tag? Quick and easy. 🙂
Where do I begin?
Lets go with Wintersong for this one – S. Jae-Jones’s debut is one I don’t talk about a lot but it’s a retelling of The Goblin King and it’s so incredibly aesthetic and delicious and I wholeheartedly recommend it, especially if you’re in the mood for a slow, gorgeous read.
Always Going to Recommend
Followers of my blog will know this is coming.
Yeah, I still haven’t finished obsessing over this book. Rachel Hartman has my heart now and forevermore.
Own It But Haven’t Read
I’ve had my pre-order of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue in hand for two weeks now and haven’t read it yet, but I’m oh-so-very excited about it and I will definitely read it before the end of the year.
Would Read It Again
I’m still totally in love with Rae Carson’s Walk on Earth a Stranger and the entire trilogy to be honest. I’m sort of anxious to read them all again… already. It’s been a long time since I’ve fallen this hard for a series and I am living for it.
In Another World
Folks who like long-form fantasy will most likely love The Name of the Wind. It’s excellent world building with a barrage of different, well-developed characters and in true epic fantasy style… no end in sight because who knows when Rothfuss is every going to release the last book! 🙂
Back on Earth
For those who haven’t read A Song Below Water yet, it’s unique and exciting and definitely takes place on Earth (Portland, in fact!) but with all sort of different mythological beings… including many we don’t see too often. Also it does that fantastic thing I’m noticing more and more in new fantasy where it’s relevant to current issues and YES I am here for it.
Today I’m going to tag three other readers who have a decent amount of fantasy pop up on their shelves. If you’ve been tagged, by no means to you have to complete this tag (goodness knows it took me a year!) but if you do, I’d love to see your answers!
Dear readers, if you are not already following these lovely bloggers, I highly recommend checking out their blogs. As fantasy readers, they clearly already have great taste… and beyond that, they also have great content. Each of the links above will take you to one of their thoughtful, beautifully-crafted posts.
The prompts (for ease of copying):
- Five-Star Book
- Always Going to Recommend
- Own It But Haven’t Read
- Would Read It Again
- In Another World
- Back on Earth
Do you enjoy fantasy books? And, if not, what genre would you like to see a quick fire tag for? I’d love to hear all about your favorite genres in the comments!