Top Ten Fantasy Reads, Nicole Grotepas,
Blue Hearts of Mars blog tour
1. Eye of the World, Robert Jordan. Probably my favorite fantasy books ever. The entire series is phenomenal except for a few books in the middle, but they’re still great. Brandon Sanderson has finished it and he’s done an amazing job. I would make a list JUST of titles from this series if I could.
2. Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson. The world in the Mistborn series is unique and compelling. It’s depressing, yes, but fascinating. And the magic system is strange and beautiful.
3. The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss. This book won me over in two pages. I’d been on a pleasure-reading hiatus because of college and I’d begun to snub fantasy (I know! It was a sickness. A delusional sickness). My sister sent me a link to this book and insisted I read it. My mind was blown. I thank Patrick Rothfuss every day for curing me.
4. Pawn of Prophecy, David Eddings. Such a beautiful, cozy beginning to a favorite series of mine, The Belgariad.
5. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien. I somehow got through most of my life without having read this book. I read it recently and was smitten. An elegant tale written in such an effortless, beautiful way that I personally like it more than the Rings trilogy.
6. Hero of Ages, Brandon Sanderson. I’ve never been so blown away by an ending in my life. It was epic and stunning. He was the only obvious choice to finish the Wheel of Time series and I’m so glad he did it.
7. The Lion the Witch and Wardrobe, C. S. Lewis. Love. I think this is the first fantasy book I read and I revisit it occasionally just to get that magical feeling of falling through the wardrobe.
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling. Just pure perfection.
9. The Book of Three, Lloyd Alexander. Another fantasy for younger audiences that I’ve loved for a long time, which begins the Prydain Chronicles—a great series.
10. The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman. I really enjoyed this, not so much the final book of the series, but this one is great.
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