Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!
Ten Books to Gift the Fantasy Lover in Your Life
Sabriel - My newest fantasy obsession - I can't believe I waited until last year to finally experience The Old Kingdom with it's inherent magic and darkness. Classic fantasy readers of all ages should enjoy this one!
The Amulet of Samarkand - I might have only gotten into these books this year, but I know a quality fantasy story when I see it. The Bartimaeus Sequence features a unique and elaborate fantasy world paired with an eclectic mix of shades-of-gray characters.
The Way of Kings - Epic high-fantasy at it's finest but this one is mostly for mature readers, because of the page-count and the complex world-building and character development. Beyond that though, The Stormlight Archive is my favorite Sanderson story to date.
Harry Potter - Obviously. If you know a fantasy-reader that has yet to meet Harry Potter (seriously? WTF.), please do me a favor and push the series on them until they cave in and read it. And then send them my way so I can tell them: You're welcome.
Throne of Glass - This is a more mature fantasy series due to violent and sexy content - also because it might just irrevocably destroy more innocent souls. Nevertheless, fantasy readers need the Throne of Glass Series in their lives.
A Darker Shade of Magic - Any fantasy reader should read some Schwab but Shades of Magic is her most overtly-fantasy offering. Her world-building is mesmerizing, the characters are memorable but most of all: elemental magic and a magic coat!
Artemis Fowl - This is a MG/YA series that reads like an adult action movie. If adult action movies had fairies, leprechauns, centaurs and teenaged criminal masterminds. I might be new to the series but I know what I like and I like Artemis Fowl.
Mistborn: The Final Empire - My last Sanderson rec, I swear. Mistborn is where I recommend Sanderson-newbies start. It's a quick read. It's dark AF. It's an adult fantasy that has YA-crossover appeal. It's epic fights, war, revolution and feels.
Cinder - I know that The Lunar Chronicles is sci-fi BUT it's also fairytale. And the futuristic world-building, ships (the romantic kind) and kick-ass characters are sure to please most fantasy readers, provided they don't hate sci-fi or fairytales LOL!
What other books would you gift a fantasy reader?