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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!

Storm Glass Title: Storm Glass
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2013
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This book follows Opal who is a student at the magic academy in Sitia. Opal isn't confident in her magic and doesn't seem to be able to create and control magic in the same way as the other students.

Opal is called to help the Stormdancer clan, individuals who bottle storms. They need Opal's skill to protect the people.

Opal discovers new magic but will she be able to control it?

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! 

Graceling Title: Graceling
Author: Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication Date: 2009
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In this world people are born with a special skill, a 'Grace'. Katsa's skill is killing. Katsa hates this skill but she is expected by the king to carry out his will using this skill.

Katsa has enough and creates a council underground to go against all of the kings in this world. There are seven kings in seven kingdoms who all have their own agendas.

A king is kidnapped and Katsa is sent to investigate. She meets an incredible fighter and mysterious secrets. A new power is rising...

The Name of the WindTitle: The Name of the Wind
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication Date: 2008
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The Name of the Wind follows the adventures of Kvothe, a famous magician, thief, dragonslayer and musician. As a child he travelled with a group of people, he was an orphan is a city full of crime and he aimed to enter a magical school.

FoundrysideTitle: Foundryside
Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication Date: 2018
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Sancia is an incredible thief. She is sent on a job that turns out to be more than it seems.

Sancia lives in Tevanne, a place that uses magical inscriptions which brings things to life. This magic is only supposed to be used by the rich, the rest of the population are slaves or servants.

Sancia escaped from slavery and became a notorious thief. Sancia is hired to steal an artefact but she suddenly finds herself being hunted by those who want to use its power to wreak havoc and create devastation.  

The Bone SeasonTitle: The Bone Season
Author: Samantha Shannon
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: 2013
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Set in the year 2059, Paige uses her ability to find information in the minds of others. Having this power is treason.

One day Paige is kidnapped and taken to Oxford, a city which has been controlled by another race for two centuries. Paige is assigned a master and trainer. She must escape this prison.

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?


  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.

    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!

    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.

    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.