Top 5 Fantasy Books That I Want to Read Soon!

I love fantasy books. Fantasy is definitely my favourite genre and I am hoping to increase my reading for the rest of the year after having a reading slump so I thought I would list the top 5 fantasy books that I am aiming to pick up soon. Let me know if you have read any of these!

1.
Storm Glass Title: Storm Glass
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2013
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Synopsis:
Untrained.

Untested.

Unleashed.

With her unique magical abilities, Opal Cowan has always felt unsure of her place at Sitia's magic academy - but now it's time to test her powers in the real world. Under threat from a deadly massacre, the powerful Stormdancer clan need Opal's unusual skills to protect their people.

And their plea is impossible to resist, especially when it comes from mysterious, mercurial Kade.

Yet pulling her powers in unfamiliar directions pushes Opal to uncover a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening, with danger and deception rising around her, will Opal's untested abilities destroy her - or save them all?

My experiences:
Storm Glass is the fourth book in the Chronicles of Ixia series, the first book being Poison Study. I really enjoyed the original trilogy. This book is the first in the series to follow another character that we were introduced to in one of the previous books. I would definitely recommend reading the first three books before this one as I have recently started reading this and there are definitely links back to the previous books. The other books are also so good! 

2.
Graceling Title: Graceling
Author: Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication Date: 2009
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Synopsis:
In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as a Grace, are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of killing.

She lives under the command of her Uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to carry out his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him. Breaking arms and cutting off fingers are her stock-in-trade. Finding life under his rule increasingly unbearable, Katsa forms an underground Council whose purpose is to combat the destructive behaviour of the seven kings - after all, the Middluns is only one of the Seven Kingdoms, each of them ruled by their own king and his personal agenda for power.

When the Council hears that the King of Liend's father has been kidnapped Katsa investigates ... and stumbles across a mystery. Who would want to kidnap him, and why? And who was the extraordinary Graced fighter who challenged her fighting skills, for the first time, as she and the Council rushed the old man to saftey?

Something dark and deadly is rising in the north and creeping across the continent, and behind it all lurks the shadowy figure of a one-eyed king ...

3.
The Name of the WindTitle: The Name of the Wind
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication Date: 2008
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Synopsis:
'I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe.You may have heard of me'So begins the tale of Kvothe - currently known as Kote, the unassuming innkeepter - from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, through his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe the notorious magician, the accomplished thief, the masterful musician, the dragon-slayer, the legend-hunter, the lover, the thief and the infamous assassin.The Name of the Wind is fantasy at its very best, and an astounding must-read title.

4.
FoundrysideTitle: Foundryside
Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication Date: 2018
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Synopsis:
She thought it was just another job. But her discovery could bring the city to its knees . . .

The city of Tevanne runs on scrivings, industrialised magical inscriptions that make inanimate objects sentient; they power everything, from walls to wheels to weapons. Scrivings have brought enormous progress and enormous wealth - but only to the four merchant Houses who control them. Everyone else is a servant or slave, or they eke a precarious living in the hellhole called the Commons.

There's not much in the way of work for an escaped slave like Sancia Grado, but she has an unnatural talent that makes her one of the best thieves in the city. When she's offered a lucrative job to steal an ancient artefact from a heavily guarded warehouse, Sancia agrees, dreaming of leaving the Commons - but instead, she finds herself the target of a murderous conspiracy. Someone powerful in Tevanne wants the artefact, and Sancia dead - and whoever it is already wields power beyond imagining.

Sancia will need every ally, and every ounce of wits at her disposal, if she is to survive - because if her enemy gets the artefact and unlocks its secrets, thousands will die, and, even worse, it will allow ancient evils back into the world and turn their city into a devastated battleground.

5.
The Bone SeasonTitle: The Bone Season
Author: Samantha Shannon
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: 2013
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Synopsis:
The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

So those are the top 5 fantasy books that I am aiming to check out soon! What are the top books that you would like to read soon?

4 comments:

  1. I love The Bone Season and I can't wait for the fourth book to finally come out! It can be a bit difficult to get into but I think it is worth it!

    I also have the Poison Study box set to read at some point. I'm not expecting big things from them as I don't always enjoy back list YA series now, but I hope they are at least likeable enough for me to read them all.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know! I have the first book so I will definitely be giving the series a go, I hope I love it!

      I really enjoyed the original Poison Study trilogy but I ended up DNFing Storm Glass so hopefully you'll like it!

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    2. I don't have the "Glass" series that's part of the Poison Study series. I have that initial trilogy and then Shadow, Night and Dawn Study, which are apparently set 6 years after the events of the previous three books.

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    3. I was reading the whole series in order but actually that is a great point, I might try the next Study book. Yes I believe the next trilogy is set a few years after the first. I found Poison Study to be the best book that I have read from the series.

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