I am an impulse buyer of books, and there’s no two ways about it. Whenever I see something on sale, I find it almost impossible not to buy it, especially if I have heard good things about it in the blogosphere or on booktube. And that’s why I am stuck with more than 200 unread books on my kindle, most of which are fantasies, and no time to read them at all because I can usually be found with my head in an ARC or a new release. But it’s a good thing to remind myself from time to time that I do have many books to choose from, and don’t always need to wait for library holds. So, let me just remember as well as share with you some of the fantasy books/series that I own, which I hope I will read some day.
Craft Sequence is probably the only long series where I own all the books in it, but have only read the first book. It’s been a while since I read Three Parts Dead and I am not known for remembering stuff, but I did enjoy it a lot – the whole idea of gods and deities entering into business contracts with cities and other entities to provide them sustenance through magic, and magical legal firms helping out when issues arise, is a very fun and unique concept. And I hope I will one day find the time to binge read the rest of the series.
Son of the Storm is a very recent release which I have heard great things about. And I was ecstatic when I won a copy of it in a giveaway. I have tried to not read up much about it, but I always love books which are inspired by African history/mythology and folklore, so I am sure I will enjoy this a lot. And probably due to it’s current relevance, this might be the book on this list which I would pick up soon.
Most of my blogger friends have already read The Chronicles of the Bitch Queen trilogy and gush about it all the time, but I am still stuck with having bought the first two, but never getting around to them. Let’s hope I will pick it up soon and will love it as much as my friends.
Fantasies with queernormative worlds written by queer authors are a favorite of mine, and when Witchmark won the Locus award, I immediately added it to my TBR. This seems like more of a quiet fantasy with high stakes and I think it’ll be a perfect read when the right mood strikes.
This is another series which is universally loved by all the bloggers and booktubers I follow, and is definitely leading the charge in amazing self-published fantasies being recognized by the bigger publishers. But it does give a lot of Poppy War vibes with it’s protagonist hell bent on revenge and a very expansive war theme, so I should find the correct time to read it.
I have heard some mixed reviews of this book and it’s also a huge chonk, but that cover is utterly gorgeous and I can be a bit shallow as well lol. I am definitely going to read this one soon, probably after I get through some of the books from that huge ARC list I have looming in front of me.
A Chorus of Dragons is another of those popular high fantasy series which I feel like everyone has read and only I am missing out on the fun. But I have also heard it’s pretty complex and not very easy to get through, and that’s probably why I keep putting it off. Now that even the fourth book of the series is out, I think it’s high time I pick up atleast the first.
I just won this book in a giveaway and the copy arrived two days ago, so it has a special place in my heart. And just look at that gorgeous cover. It’s also a fantasy of manners, a genre which I dont think I have read more than one or two books in, so I think it will be a fun book to read and gush with all my friends who are all Silvia Moreno-Garcia fans.
I have to say, I know absolutely nothing about this series. Only that Justine @ I Should Read That completely adores this and I trust her recommendations in fantasy a lot. But my only hope is that it is my kind of series as well and I will equally fall in love with it.
And I think that’s enough of a list for now because I can keep listing more and more and it will be a neverending story. Have you read any of these books? Are any of these your favorites? Do let me know your thoughts on these books and series, and also about other fantasy series that you think I might like.