Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme organized by Shanah @bionicbookworm where we get weekly topics to speak about and you know what?
This week Shanah has cheated!!!!! She gives us her top 10! Where has her restraint gone? Who are you and what have you done with Shanah???
So despite this evil alien impersonating Shanah I will give you all the reasons why and how you should read fantasy!
Are you a “non fantasy” reader so far? Yes? See if you fit the description below ….
– You’ve read non fiction or contemporary/historical fiction for all your life.
– You are down to earth and organized.
– You believe only what you see and love to control everything.
– You never have a bad hair day, you cook dishes to perfection, go to the gym to stay in good shape and watch documentaries.
On your craziest day you go for a pink lipstick or red fire engine tie but so far it’s been the most extravagant thing you’ve ever dared!
Yet one day, after chit chatting at the coffee machine with the artsy girl of the marketing department or with the geek IT prodigy you feel a perfume of adventure.
You come to the conclusion that your perfect life is boring!
Shocking wake up call!
As a leopard does not change its spots in one night you make a plan *of course duh!* and vow to spice up your life.
Baby steps for you the best way to dip your toes into the crazy pool will come through reading!
That’s decided you will read fantasy!
But what to read? You don’t want to be disappointed or lost or frightened *no spooky horror stories for you*or hurt or…
Well lucky you mama Sophie, fantasy reads witch has the perfect list for you!
If under your plain, professional and neat clothes you secretly dream to kick asses *you know you’ve already slapped bitchy girl from accounting in the face or kicked sleazy boss in the nuts a hundred times in your head* then you should read:
Secondborn because Roselle will crunch your nose on the table blood gushing everywhere while munching her bland ration never stopping to chew! I want to be Roselle when I grow up!
A Throne of Glass because Celaena/Aelin is one hell of queen warrior. She kills with skills but her heart also bleeds every time she loses a friend or innocent people are hurt in the process. Beautiful and terrible Queen of a conquered kingdom, Terrasen, she’ll fight with all her might and tricks to free magic.
If you’ve always wanted a big family that would follow you on your crazy adventures *remember the time you climbed that tree just to save that poor cat who flew once you came close letting you stranded and in need of rescue?* then you should read:
The Dark Artifices by Casandra Clare because The Blackthorns are a tight knit family! So many side characters grow and evolve they can’t be considered as side characters any longer. Every Blackthorn and their “adopted” (Diana and Emma) or “collected” (Kit, Kieran, Christina) friends are main characters somehow. And that my friends make for a very vivid, enthralling story. Yepee!
What Cassandra Clare gives us is unique: a rich story evolving right alongside the protagonists, each having his/her own adventure and yet all moving seamlessly right alongside the others. They are a unit, limbs of the same body, united by a fierce love.
If you’ve always loved animals and wondered what it would feel to be a dog or a wolf and you’ve always wanted a bunch of diverse friends who would make you laugh with their antics then you should read:
Shadow Falls by CC Hunter because hot werewolves, sexy Fae boys, clumsy witches and so much more!
If you’ve always dreamed of joining a boarding school to make friends for life and meet crazy teachers you should read:
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. Hot hot teachers and immediate bonding over life threat. Running inthe woods chasing or being chased by Strigois makes for memorable experience and insta friendship.
If you’ve always prayed for a love potion to use making the Uber cute coca cola guy fall in love with you I would recommend…
befriending Hermione Granger and read the Harry Potter series. Just know that some people have names you can’t utter for fear of impending doom.
If you are fed up with traffic jam, stalling cars and overcrowded buses try flying carpets.
Ask for advice to Shazi and read a superbly written persian tale with The Wrath and the Dawn series by Renee Ahdieh. Just work on your memory as you’ll have to give many tales to pass your exam.
If you dream of traveling by sea, meeting pirates and stopping curses then read The Dark of the Moon by ES Bell.
The plot was excellent filled with twists and turns, dangers, magic and a quest! I love quests. I love following the main character and looking after either an object, people or … Will they succeed or not? How? Avoiding many death traps?
If you have other secret dreams and wishes, need more advices to ease you up into this totally new yet incredible genre, write to:
High Witch of Beware Of The Reader coven
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I hope you enjoyed this post and now please would you give me your fantasy recs?
Thanks for reading!