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
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
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;
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.”
Favorite quote because this is so Aelin: “
“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”
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
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.
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.”
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!!!
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.”
Now do tell me what are your favorite fantasy reads?