I swear I’ll stick to 5 books today! Here are my Top 5 Fantasy books of all time! Top 5 Tuesday.

Hi dear friends,

 

Today is graduation day for my daughter so I am in a rush right now but the very good kind of rush! And as she’s been a very good student I’ve decided to be a very good “Top 5 Tuesday”er”” today and for once, stick to 5 books!

See Shanah, I can be obedient …once in a while 😀 

If you did not know it already (but how could you still be clueless about this meme? LOL) Top 5 Tuesday is hosted weekly by Shanah @bionicbookworm

So…

Today’s topic are out top 5 fantasy books!

As I read a LOT of fantasy, sticking to five was excruciating!

But I decided to be brave and honor today’s good resolution.

These five books (series) below are THE ONES! The books you NEED to read to be wowed! And this is why …

 

The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper by SA Chakraborty

Why?

Because this is a fabulous and lush tale filled with political scheming, betrayals, hidden agendas, fabulous and deadly creatures, magic and hot Daeva.

The book is filled with:

-Djinn’s complicated politics;

-ancestral hate and legendary battles;

-scheming and betrayals;

-attraction and forbidden love;

-extraordinary and fearsome magical creatures;

-secrets upon secrets;

-deaths;

And so much more!

If you are not convinced, here is one of my favorite quotes because that’s so Nahri 😀 

You’re some kind of thief, then?”
“That a very narrow-minded way of looking at it. I prefer to think of myself as a merchant of delicate tasks.”
S.A. Chakraborty, The City of Brass
The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas
Why?
Because this is not only hyped but the hype is totally deserved!
Because you have a badass heroine, fae warriors (HOT fae warriors), excellent villains that you will really take a liking to (Manon) amazing Wyverns (Abraxos), action, action, action !
My favorite was Heir of Fire (I gave it 10 stars)

Favorite quote because this is so Aelin: “

“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”
Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire
The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh
Why?
Because Renée’s writing is lush and a pure sin!

Because I gave it 1001 persian stars!I loved everything in this book and I was taken far away from my ordinary life. I was in another time, in another place. Where the stars shine bright above deserts and conspiracy are carefully planned behind the dazzling walls of Persian palaces. In a world where boy kings with tiger eyes fall prey to exotic beauties with a tongue so sweet it can weave perfect tales, entrancing their audience. The figs are sweet, the cardamon tea spicy and the breeze carries the fragrant smell of a jasmine and rose garden.

Favorite quote because it’s so romantic and beautiful and so Khalid: ” I failed you in one last thing. Here is my chance to rectify it. It was never because I didn’t feel it. It was because I swore I would never say it, and a man is nothing if he can’t keep his promises. So I write it to the sky— I love you, a thousand times over. And I will never apologize for it. Khalid »

 

The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King by Holly Black

Why?

Because what I adore above all else with Holly Black’s books is that they come in all shades of grey. They are never white or black. No character is spotless.

The main characters develop in such a way that their soul is slowly eaten away. The become more intense, more focused and have to adapt to their dangerous environment. It’s like a cloud of dark ink is slowly tainting their soul and heart.

Jude was good but she had to adapt to survive.
Holly Black does not write fairy tales.
Holly black does not leave you with a rosy and unicorn feeling.

What Holly Black wrote one more time with the Cruel Prince is a book about faeries. The cruel faeries. The ones that trick you and have you dance till you die of exhaustion. The ones that will harass you because they see humans as worms and want to squish them.

And as for Cardan….just read my yesterday’s post about favorite royal!

Favorite quote because there is no better way than to symbolize Jude and Cardan’s hate/love relationship:

“Most of all, I hate you because I think of you. Often. It’s disgusting, and I can’t stop.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Why?
Because that book has been a real crush.
I found the concept and the universe worthy of Harry Potter!
It’s imaginative, the characters are full of flaws but engaging, courageous and really amazing.
Because you have humor and sarcasm.

Because I absolutely adored the balance between gravity and humor in this book!

Some of the first moments that made me smile was when the heroine, Elisabeth Scrivener, orphaned abandoned at the entrance of a Great Library and raised among very alive grimoires was retelling that the first time she had seen a normal book she thought he was dead because he made no noise nor movement! So delicious!!!

Because I fell hard for the magical battles, the heroics, the constant action and exhilarating acts of bravery! I felt emboldened and energized just reading about Elisabeth’s high feat and courageous actions.
Honestly I can’t recall the last time that I read about a book with magic and sorcerers and had so much fun! Not since reading Harry Potter I dare say! I know JK Rowling is the queen but Margareth Rogerson did a dang fine job in entertaining me in the best sense of the word! I’ve been simply swept off my feet and catapulted in a heroic and magical world!
Favorite quote because it’s so Nathaniel and gives you a good idea of the banter: “Why are you looking at me like that?” he inquired. “You used a demonic incantation to pack my stockings!” He raised an eyebrow. “You’re right, that doesn’t sound like something a proper evil sorcerer would do. Next time, I won’t fold them.”
I did it! Stopped at five!

Now do tell me what are your favorite fantasy reads?

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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29 Replies to “I swear I’ll stick to 5 books today! Here are my Top 5 Fantasy books of all time! Top 5 Tuesday.”

  1. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves! says: Reply

    Yikes, I haven’t read any of these but have most of these literally on my night stand to read in the next few weeks!! I hope I get to them since they are your top 5!

    Mary

  2. I’m seeing some really great books I really liked The Wrath and the Dawn (it might be time for a reread soon) and I’m currently reading Sorcery of Thorns and loving my time with this book

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Ooh Caro I hope you’lle adore Sorcery of Thorns as much as I did!

  3. Really great choices! The Cruel Prince ruined me in the best way

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oooh I love how you worded this: ruined in the best way 😉

  4. Ahhh I’m a little late but happy graduation day to your daughter yay!! I hope you both had a wonderful day <3
    I love your list so much, I adore the wrath and the dawn SO much, definitely want to re read this book now <3

  5. All absolutely fab choices, and of course, The City of Brass is there … at number 1? 😉

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      yes yes you were right!!!

  6. Wow! Guess I really should bump A Sorcery of Thorns up the reading list 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh yes Mogsy!!

  7. Congrats on your daughter’s graduation!!

    I need to read the Holly Black series.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Greg!!

  8. Congratulations to your daughter!!! I am with you on the fangirl train for ToG and TWATD. I really loved both those series.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Ha Sam I can’t wait for what awaits us next!

  9. Throne of Glass is one of my favorite series as well!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Yess!

  10. Congratulations to your daughter!
    I haven’t read Sorcery Of Thorns yet but loved the remaining four in the list.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Raven!!!

  11. You stopped at 5! I couldnt believe it!!!! I’m reading Socery of Thorns now and it is so good!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Bwahahaha what can I say Caro? I wanted to be a good girl for once 😉

      1. Haaahaa! You showed great restraint!!!!

  12. Congratulations to your daughter!
    So there for TOG! And Sorcery of Thorns is on my TBR

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Hanna!

  13. Tanya Atkinson says: Reply

    Definitely love The Cruel Prince. That one sucked me right in. I need to try to read Throne of Glass again one day. I read it 4-5 years ago and gave it 3.5 stars. I couldn’t understand the hype and never continued the series despite being told the books only got better.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      yes the books get better! Heir of Fire is my favorite of the bunch Tanya!

  14. I love the TOG books and The Cruel Prince. Great picks! 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you!!!

  15. Great choices. Happy graduation day to your daughter!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Jacquie!!

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