Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fantasy and Science Fiction - A Week of Recommendations

Welcome back to A Week of Recommendations! Today's topic is about fantasy novels and science fiction. These are two genres I haven't read much of previously, but have really been enjoying lately, so I'd love to share my recommendations with you all and get some suggestions in return! Here are today's recommendations!

no. 1 - The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
This is one I finished reading very recently (this past week!) and really enjoyed it. I've been reading a lot more fantasy novels because of enjoying this book so much, but I've already got plans to talk about this book and how much I enjoyed it some other time. So, suffice it to say I loved this novel and definitely think it's a great read. The sequel came out recently, too, and I am definitely planning on picking that up soon!

no. 2 - Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
Stolen Songbird is a novel that is this epic fantasy and has this incredibly unique world building that completely drew me into the novel. This story has a mysterious prince and an unknown magical kingdom that our protagonist falls into, and I am loving this series. You can read my full review of Stolen Songbird here, and I am excited for the sequel to come out in a few months!

no. 3 - Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
This is a fantasy that is unlike any I've read. It kind of had what I thought of as a mystery for the story but with fantasy interwoven and the setting and country of Ixia is really unique as well. Yelena is an awesome protagonist, and I loved the side characters and how they all developed through the series. Also, this is one where the series is continuing, and the fourth book came out recently as well and I have yet to read it, but I'm super excited to.

no. 4 - Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
I actually completed reading this trilogy recently, and each time I read one of the novels I was struck by the incredible world building and story telling. These books really drew me in, and each story was unique. I think this is a story that combines fantastic and detailed world building with great character development without sacrificing the story line.

no. 5 - These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
This list has a lot of fantasy novels and not so many science fiction, huh? If you want more science fiction recommendations you can check out my recommendations of historical fiction and science fiction from my First Half of 2014 posts here, but I could definitely use some science fiction recommendations! Anyways, These Broken Stars is an incredible book. It involves a lot of drama and unpredictable twists in the story. The two points of view narrations really work well in this story, and there's a lot of character development and interactions. I haven't read the sequel yet, but it's on my TBR and hopefully I'll get to it sometime soon!

Here's the second day of A Week of Recommendations! Tomorrow's theme is Contemporaries! Let me know your recommendations for today, and if you did a post for recommendations for today, leave me a link to it in the comments so I can see your recommendations! 

From the paper world,


  1. I need to read the winner's curse ASAP. Actually, most of these are books that you've told me to read and I haven't gotten around to– oops. I will eventually! Great post :)

    1. The winner's curse is amazing! And no worries- let me know when you read them and we can discuss! Thanks for participating in A Week of Recommendations!


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