Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I can’t wait for this weekend. My little sisters are heading off to college and we’re having a girls day to celebrate and get them stuff for school. It’s bittersweet, but it’s going to be a lot of fun!
To keep things short and sweet, I’m doing the quick fire fantasy book tag! I saw this tag on One Book More‘s blog and loved their responses – I couldn’t resist doing it myself!
- Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
- Link to the creator’s blog (thebookwormdreamer.wordpress.com) in your post
- Answer the prompts below – all fantasy books!
- Tag 5 others to take part
1. 5 Star Book
Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer
Asking for one 5 star read is like asking someone what their favorite books is. You can’t just choose one! There are so many 5 star reads for me, so I went with the latest one, which was Defy the Night! I loved this book, but I love anything Brigid writes, so are we surprised? I’m not. This was such a good first book in this new series and I’m already dying for more Kandala content! I actually posted my spoiler free review of Defy the Night yesterday, so if you haven’t seen it and want to check it out, you can find it here!
2. Always Going to Recommend
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
I have a long list of books I always recommend, but the first book that popped into mind for me was Vicious. A sci-fi fantasy masterpiece, I am obsessed with this book and its sequel, Vengeful. There’s apparently going to be a third and final book in the series, but who knows when that’s going to happen. It took Schwab five years to write the sequel and it will probably be another five years before the final book is released. Even without the sequels though, as a standalone, this book is so freaking good! Everyone I know who has read it has loved it, so if you like dark academia, morally grey characters, anti-heroes, and lots of epic superpowers, you should definitely check out Vicious!
3. Own It But Haven’t Read It Yet
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
Where should I start? I have so many unread books sitting in my house, it’s kind of pathetic. Looking at the shelf next to me, and knowing this is going to shock people, is Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. I’m a huge fan of The Mortal Instruments series and all its spin offs. My favorite, of all time, being the Infernal Devices (Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, Clockwork Princess). I should have immediately read Chain of Gold when it came out, but no, it’s still sitting on my shelf. And its sequel. I started listening to the audiobook, but I have no idea what I read. It literally went in one ear, out the other. So I need to sit down and start this series, because I know I’m going to love it! I just need a refresher on what happened in The Infernal Devices trilogy…
4. Would Read Again
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Have you ever read a book that just checks all the boxes for what you want? This was that book for me and I’m not joking when I say that I inhaled this! I couldn’t read it fast enough – all the words needed to flow into my brain so I could know what happened next. I probably will end up re-reading it, especially before I start the next book in the series, The Kingdom of Copper. This is such a lush historical fantasy, I daydream about this world sometimes. I usually don’t like re-reading books, but for this one, I’ll make an exception!
5. In Another World
The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis
Set in a fantastical world, with cities in the sky, run by avian-human hybrids, this book is so cool! There’s magic, dragons, mages, and a world below that just sucks you in. This was another book I inhaled because I just loved it so much. There’s currently three books in the series, with a fourth one on the way, and all of these are epic! I talk about this book a lot, but if this is the first time you’re hearing about it, I definitely recommend you check it out! You can check out my spoiler free review here!
6. Back On Earth
A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth
Set in Toronto, and in the faerie world, this book alternates between our world and theirs through four different POVs. This book is not for the faint of heart, because we have a whole lot of stuff going on, and a whole slew of trigger warnings! The author has a warning in the book because it gets very, very intense. While intense, it’s also so freaking good. I’ve never been to Toronto, but this book makes me want to go even more now. I want to find the magical portals within the city to find the Seelie and Unseelie courts – though, I’m not sure I’d want to face the Wild Hunt. Such a good book, but if you need more convincing, check out my spoiler free review here!
I don’t feel like tagging anyone to do this tag, so if you decide to do it, tag me in it so I can see your responses! And let me know what other tags you want to see me do!