Hello and welcome to this week’s Top 5 Thursday, today I’ll be sharing with you the fantasy series that I want to read, this includes trilogys and duologies.
To bring this post to life I spent half an hour searching through my “To Read” pile on goodreads, it now contains 216 books, not an easy task folks.
There are many more series that I want to read that are not included in here because this is only my top 5, and these ones are what I am in the mood for.
1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer:
Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.
Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.
But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.
Since I started watching Once Upon A Time, I’ve been in a fairytale vibe, due to the fact that all of the books in this series are fairytale retellings and they are, also, science fiction, I’ve been dying to buy the first book and dive into this amazing world.
2. Monsters Of Verity by V.E. Schwab:
Synopsis: There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from author Victoria Schwab, a young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their home at stake.
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.
I fell for booktube some months before the first book of this series came out, and I remember watching so many people talking about how great it was that I knew I had to read it, besides it sounded beyond amazing. Longer than a year has now passed, and I still haven’t read it, go figure!
3. Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff:
Synopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.
The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.
BRIEFING NOTE: Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
I am going to be honest, this one, I have seen in a bookstore, but I only went there once and I needed to buy Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets, so I left it there. I am not going to forget the feeling of having Illuminae in my hands and having to put it back, can you hear my shattered heart, can you?
4. The Wrath and The Dawn by Renne Ahdieh:
Synospsis: One Life to One Dawn.
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?
In one of my classes, we were analyzing a book when we came across a reference to “The book of the thousand nights and one night” and one of the students didn’t knew the story so my teacher told him to look it up and tell the story to everyone in the next class. The next day while he was telling the story I could only picture this book, it is stuck in my head now and it says it will only leave me alone when I read it.
5. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder:
Synopsis: Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear.
I have seen people rambling about this book, and I want to see if the hype for it is true so I am expecting to read it for #thereadingquest (my TBR for it is going to be up soon). I am so intrigued with this synopsis and the main character has a Celaene Sardothien vibe that I am really pumped about.
If you want to, feel free to post a comment telling me fantasy series that you love and think I should read. Thank you for reading this post. 😘😘