Discussion: Why I Read Fantasy

Fantasy the faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things.

Today is all about fantasy, one of my go to genres. The rise of fantasy is not surprising. From the Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter, people have always gravitated towards books that make the impossible possible. There are a lot of reasons people gravitate towards fantasy novels and today I want to highlight the qualities I love the most in a fantasy.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Topics That’ll Make Me Read The Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

This weeks topic is all about the hits. Specifically the topics that will make me want to read the book. We all have our go-to topics and tropes so here are the ten topics that’ll make me want to read the book.

1. Road Trip:

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Waiting on Wednesday: Daughter of the Pirate King

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Publication Date: February 21st 2017

Goodreads Summary
A 17-year-old pirate captain intentionally allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure.

If you want something done right . . .

When the ruthless pirate king learns of a legendary treasure map hidden on an enemy ship, his daughter, Alosa, knows there’s only one pirate for the job—herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her passage on the ship, confident in her ability to overcome any obstacle. After all, who’s going to suspect a seventeen-year-old girl locked in a cell? Then she meets the (surprisingly perceptive and unfairly attractive) first mate, Riden, who is charged with finding out all her secrets. Now it’s down to a battle of wits and will . . . . Can Alosa find the map and escape before Riden figures out her plan?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Things I Want to do Thanks to Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Happy Tuesdays to you all. 😛 I absolutely love the idea of this weeks topic. So many books have inspired me to want to try something new. Most of the time I finish a book with an urge to visit the locations they’re set in but some have also had me wanting to explore a new skill and start and adventure. 

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Review: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

20983362Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken
Publication Date: 
January 5th 2016 by Disney-Hyperion
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Time Travel, Historical, Adventure
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Goodreads Summary
Passage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time. 

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now. Continue reading

Review: Riders by Veronica Rossi

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Publication Date: 
February 16th 2016 by Tor Teen
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Young Adult, Fantasy.
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Goodreads Summary
Nothing but death can keep eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

While recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.

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Review: Siren’s Song by Mary Weber

siren's songSiren’s Song (Storm Siren #3) by Mary Weber
Publication Date: March 1st 2016 by Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Magic, Romance, Adventure.
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Goodreads Summary
Nym and Draewulf prepare to face off in a battle destined to destroy more lives than it saves.

With the loss of Tulla still fresh in mind, Rasha’s fate unknown, and Lord Myles taken over by the dark ability, Nym and the few Bron soldiers rush to warn Cashlin’s queen. Only to discover it may already be too late for the monarch and her eerie kingdom. As the Luminescents are sifting through Nym’s past memories and the queen is reading into her future, Nym is given a choice of how to defeat Draewulf, but the cost may be more than she can bear. And even then there are no guarantees. Continue reading