Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite books in Fantasy

hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling - I love this entire series, but if I had to choose one that would make this list it would be this one.  It is definitely my favorite book of the series with closely following sequels and prequels.

2. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis - I really enjoyed reading this series as well but there's nothing like the tale battle for Narnia.  I love all the characters and the introduction the the Pevensies have to the world.  I just love that it was Lucy who found Narnia and introduced it to her siblings.

3. Lord of the Rings: Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien - This is my favorite of the series for one reason alone: The Ents.  I love the Ents.  (I could argue the The Fellowship of the Ring is my favorite because of Tom Bombadil or that the Return of the King is my favorite because of the Eagles.)

4. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - I absolutely love this book.  I could read it again and again forever.  It is so magical and humorous.  At the same time the adventure is dangerous and nail biting, everything that makes a good fantasy story.

5. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - It's hard to pick a favorite book from this series because it's not finished yet, but I think these books are the best fairytale retellings I've ever come across.  I absolutely love them.

6. Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series/Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan -  I love these characters, they are incredible unique from one another and the chemistry between everyone is completely believable.  It's one of the most creative and entices series I've read.

7. Sisters Grimm Series by Michael Buckley - This children's series is another excellent fairytale retelling.  I think the way the characters are incorporated into the overall story is fun and engaging.  I really enjoyed reading them.

8. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke - Italy is a beautiful setting for mischief, magic and unexpected adventure.  Every time I read this book I fall back in love with the characters and the mysterious side of Italy that we see.

9. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - The language in this book is just eloquent and beautiful; that's probably my favorite part of reading this.  Also, it's got an unique and interesting use of magic and there's a circus!

10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - a classic tale of angels and demons, but with an interesting and quite unexpected twist.


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  2. That Harry Potter is definitely one of the better ones. Great choice for a first pick! Check out ours over at Two Bookish Girls!! http://twobookishgirls.blogspot.com/2014/03/top-ten-tuesday-1.html