Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Today it’s time for an adventure into the waters of fantasy for a really special book tag, The Fantasy Tropes Book Tag. Danni tagged me in this one a few weeks ago, and I’m finally getting around to doing it!
Fantasy has turned into one of my favourite genres. In fact, I even wrote a post about why I love reading it. It’s a relatively new love for me. I read things like The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter back in my childhood / teens, but reading fantasy as an adult was something I was closed off to as an adult for a long time. I’m not even sure why. I do feel it’s had a big revival in recent years, with there being hundreds if not thousands of new releases in the genre every year now, and I’m so pleased I opened my mind up to it. Here goes the tag.
- Mention the creator ( one’s peculiar )
- Answer the questions
- Tag as many people as you like
- HAVE FUN!
1 – The Lost Princess – A book/series you lost interest in halfway through.
I read the first book in the Shadow and Bone trilogy, but just couldn’t get into the second. I tried several times, as a physical and as an audiobook, but it was just a no go. Such a disappointment as I really wanted to get lost in the series. I’d heard such good things about the whole universe, but apparently this just isn’t one I’ll be reading.
2 – The Knight in Shining Armour – A hyped book/series you were swept up by.
From Blood and Ash has become this year’s obsession. I was utterly captivated from the first couple of pages, and now I’m considering a tattoo. Because I’m chill like that. I was absolutely blown away by the story, the twists and turns, and most importantly, the character growth. I’m waiting impatiently for the side story to come out this autumn, and the next book to come out in the spring. I’m in JLA’s spoiler group on social media and I’m grabbing onto the quotes shared like a starved dog to scraps!
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire #2
The Crown of Gilded Bones #3
3 – The Wise Old Wizard – An author who amazes you with his/her writing.
Hannah Whitten’s For the Wolf absolutely astounded me. It was lyrical, beautiful, magical. I need the next book in this series already… I fell in love with the writing and the characters, and am so curious to see what comes next.
4 – The Maiden in Distress – An undervalued character you wished had a bigger storyline.
Morrigan, or Mor, in the later books of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. As much as I didn’t like the latest book, I still absolutely adore the inital trilogy, and her first appearance in A Court of Mist and Fury, and later her badass actions in A Court of Wings and Ruin, just make me love her all the more. She’s amazing, and if there’s more of her in future books, maybe I’ll keep reading!
5 – The Magical Sword – A magical item/ability you wish authors used less.
I don’t think I have an answer for this one actually. All the books I’ve read, especially all the fantasy novels, are remarkably different, and it’s those wonderful differences that keep me reading fantasy. It’s only been in the last two years I’ve started reading it really, so I guess maybe I haven’t read enough to get sick of things yet?
6 – The Mindless Villain – A phrase you cannot help but roll your eyes at
“I let out a breath I didn’t realise I was holding”
“My toes curled in my boots”
7 – The Untamed Dragon – A magical creature you wish you had as a pet.
UNICORN. And a dragon. And a phoenix. Basically I want Newt Scamander’s entire suitcase, plus several dozen cats.
8 – The Chosen One – A book/series you will always root for.
The Shadowhunters universe has multiple series in it, and it’s absolutely wonderful. There’s so many characters to fall in love with, and I’ll love The Infernal Devices especially always.
Tagging in some of my lovely blogger friends:
Thanks for stopping by, this tag was so much fun to do; it’s just made me want to get lost in a fantasy novel all over again.