After I finished up Romance Novel Month in August, I got to asking myself when Fantasy Novel Month was. Fantasy novels are my favorite genre. They were the books I gravitated towards as a kid. So I’m so excited to talk to you about fantasy novels. It’s the most broad category as a reader. There are so many options in fantasy.
I’m going to talk about some of my favorites for you to dip your toe into fantasy.
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
If you like Arthurian legends, this modern day twist is such a fun read. The world involves various types of magic. They pull in history beyond Arthur since it’s set in the United States (it also explains why anything to do with Arthur is now in the US).
I love the complexity of the characters, even with there being a mild love triangle (I think it’ll be expanded in the next books). It wasn’t an aggressive love triangle, but more of a natural progression of people caring about each other but this is Arthurian legend so there definitely will be a love triangle in the long run.
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
This book can be hit or miss for some people. I will say the writing style of this book is absurdly fluid and even if you aren’t a huge fan of the story itself, the writing will carry you through.
The story is about an artist who paints sorrow in the eyes of a fae prince. The fae are not supposed to have emotion and it kicks off this huge adventure in the world of the fae. I just love the characters (can you tell I’m a character centric reader?).
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this book before and I will talk about it again. I literally love this book so much. I am currently reading the second book (yes I know I’m supposed to be reading spooky novels but I need to read this book as well).
The story is lively. The characters are fun. And the novel follows the classic hero’s journey. I am here for the classic novel writing styles.
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
I love anything written by Juliet Marillier. She is my favorite fantasy author and I will scream from the mountains on how much I love her. This book in particular is 12 dancing princesses meets vampire novel. It’s a fun adventure and her writing is always just so good.
I am thoroughly biased for Juliet Marillier. There are other novels that I almost even prefer. But I think this is one of hers that is just fun to read and a great introduction to the worlds she creates.
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
Everyone loved Ella Enchanted but this book was my first introduction to Gail Carson Levine. It also became my favorite childhood book. This is the only book I’ve read multiple time of my own volition. I will read this again in a heartbeat. It’s a quick read. It’s a middle grade novel. But the story is so rich and I love the characters.
Let me know in the comments below what fantasy novels are your favorites or if you’ve read any of these books. I can’t wait to hear from you.