When I saw I was tagged for the fantasy reader tag and then saw the questions I was so excited to create this post! Thank you so much to Hundreds & Thousands of Books for tagging me, if you haven’t already do check their blog out as it is one of my favourites!
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- Have fun!
What is your fantasy origin story? (The first fantasy you read)
I grew up reading a lot of fantasy books, so I think it was either The Chronicles of Narnia or the Harry Potter series! I read these when I was quite young so I have no idea if they were technically the first ones I read! Otherwise, it could have been the Rainbow Magic series or The Faraway Tree!
If you could be the hero/heroine in a fantasy novel, who would be the author and what’s one trope you’d insist be in the story?
oooo I am torn between Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black! I would have to be written into a book where fae are front and centre! And as enemies-to-lovers is my favourite, that trope would have to be in there!
What is a fantasy series you’ve read this year, that you want more people to read?
I haven’t read any series this year, apart from From Blood and Ash, but I think many people are reading those books! I have just finished The Stolen Kingdom, which is a fantasy standalone and that was really good! Also The Once and Future Queen series is good, I’ve just finished the sequel and it exceeded my expectations.
What is your favourite fantasy subgenre?
It definitely has to be high fantasy (I think that’s the right genre anyways!), so new magical worlds and high status characters. Reading is an escapism for me, and I love it when books can transport me to an intricately built world!
What subgenre have you not read much from?
I’ve just had a google and there were some I’d never even heard of, like The New Weird! I’ve not read much Gothic or Grimdark fantasy!
Who is one of your auto-buy fantasy authors?
Marissa Meyer, Sarah J. Maas, Holly Black, and Cassandra Clare! Also Leigh Bardugo, although I don’t own all her books yet!
How do you typically find fantasy recommendations? (Goodreads, Youtube, Podcasts, Instagram..)
This blog has led me to find so many new fantasy books, my TBR is brimming! But before that it was bookstagram and Goodreads!
What is an upcoming fantasy release you’re excited for?
Ahh so many! Out of this month’s upcoming releases, I’d have to say Bone Crier’s Dawn and Rule of Wolves! But I also very excited for The Crown of Gilded Bones!
What is one misconception about fantasy you would like to lay to rest?
I feel like many people think it’s just about fairies or magic, and whilst they can be included it’s about so much more than that! Fantasy books provide me with an escape and they’re about family, friendship, and overcoming evil (sometimes with magic)!
If someone had never read a fantasy before and asked you to recommend the first 3 books that come to mind as places to start, what would those recommendations be?
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, and Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Whilst you could say Cinder is more science-fiction, it is a great book and series that I am desperate to reread!
Who is the most recent fantasy reading content creator you came across that you’d like to shoutout?
When I was searching for fantasy sub-genres I came across an amazing blog post by Thoughts on Fantasy, so definitely check them out!
Isha @ Paperbacktomes
Julie @ One Book More
Becky @ Becky’s Book Blog
Etta @ Chonky Books
I loved answering the questions to this tag! And I hope you like reading my answers! Do we have similar tastes in fantasy books?