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: The Last Magician

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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The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Publication Date: April 25th 2017

Goodreads Summary
Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future. 

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: A Promise of Fire

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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A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet

Publication Date: August 1st 2016

Goodreads Summary
Kingmaker. Soothsayer. Warrior. Mage. Kingdoms would rise and fall for her . . . if she is ever found. 

In the icy North, where magic is might, an all-powerful elite ruthlessly guided by a glacial Queen have grown to dominate the world. Now rebellion is stirring in the rough, magic-poor South, where for the first time in memory a warlord has succeeded in uniting the tribal nations. Continue reading

Review: The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

20734002The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
Publication Date: September 15th 2015 by Thomas Dunne
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Magical Realism, Retelling.
Find: Goodreads | Amazon | Waterstones
Goodreads Suummary
For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows—the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find.

Lace Paloma may be new to her family’s show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she’s been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it’s a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace’s life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees.


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Waiting on Wednesday: A Conjuring of Light

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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A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V. E. Schwab

Publication Date: February 21st 2017

Goodreads Summary
The battle between four magical Londons comes to a head in this stunning finale to the New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy by rising star V. E. Schwab. 

Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees Schwab reach a thrilling culmination concerning the fate of beloved protagonists—and old enemies.


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Waiting on Wednesday: Crystal Crowned

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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Crystal Crowned (Air Awakens #5) by Elise Kova

Publication Date:  July 12th 2016

Goodreads Summary
Long live Solaris.

One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire. Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time. Fragile alliances will be tested and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped. She fights as the champion of peace, but when the night is darkest will she be able to pay the price of a new dawn? Continue reading