I have never really been a lover of fantasy novels. And yet, somehow, a TON of fantasy novels made there way on my TBR list, and this year I picked up a quite a few of them.....and FELL IN LOVE! Why hadn't I picked up more fantasy after reading and loving Harry Potter? I do not know! But now I have, and i wanted to share my most favorite fantasy reads this year!
Storybound by Marissa Burt (My Review is here. ) : This is such a beautiful MG story about the land of Story where fairy tale characters train for their story roles. So cute and entrancing, and I cannot wait for the sequel!
The Hero's Guide to Saving your Kingdom by Christopher Healy (My Review is here. ) : One of my favorite reads of this year! This book is so comical and enchanting! The Prince Charmings adventures are super entertaining! And it's a great read for MG boys!
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (My Review is here. ) : This is a re-telling like none I have ever read. A lot of familiar faces in the fairy-tale world get meshed together in this beautiful, romantic story.
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (My Review is here. ) : I enjoyed the original trilogy, especially City of Glass. So when I got to Book Four and it was even better than City of Glass! We get more backstory from some of the minor characters. I loved it! It's my favorite in the series!
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (My Review is here. ) : The Infernal Devices series is SOOOO FANTASTIC! This is more of a historical fantasy, as it takes place in Victorian England, which actually makes it SO AWESOME! And I just love all of these characters. What a great read!
Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan (My Review is here. ) : Okay, if you are looking for a sensible Vampire book, then look no further than this piece of brilliancy! These two have created one of the best satirical works I have ever read!
Every Day by David Levithan (My Review is here. ) : I tried my hardest to bring this book justice in my review, so I will not attempt it again. But just know....this book is beautiful.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (My Review is here. ) : This is a magical story about a family's love. Just beautiful.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (My Review is here. ) : I think that there is something about magical realism books....they are just superb! This story is so intricate and magical, I just couldn't put it down!
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (My Review is here. ) : A mythology about the reincarnation of souls. This novel takes us into a beautifully constructed world that has been affected by a new soul. Just beautiful writing.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (My Review is here. ) : This is such a beautiful story about the evil side of the good vs. evil fight. How freakin' cool! I have not read the sequel yet, but that is first on my list for next year!
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (My Review is here. ) : This was my favorite book of this 5 book series! I found the labyrinth to be so cool! But this series overall is just a great way to really learn about Greek mythology!
So, these are my favorite fantasy reads of this year. Obviously, I read a lot of fantasy novels to have to limit my choices to 12 lol! But they are all so good I just had to shout out to them all! =)
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