Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten List and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
No fantasy list is complete without Harry Potter. Some how this series makes it onto most of my lists, but it deserves to because it is amazing. I love the entire series, but if I had to chose a favourite then I would have to choose Deathly Hallows. J.K. wraps things up in a way that leaves us breathless but satisfied and I don’t know what my life would be without these books!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K.Rowling
“I don’t care how hard being together is, nothing is worse than being apart.”
I love books that incorporate real history or old myths into them and this one is by far one of my favourites. It is all based around the trojan war and the greek gods. I love the entire series but book 1 really starts things off amazingly, with a shocking ending that just leaves you NEEDING more!
Starcrossed – Josephine Angelini
“Wizards First Rule: People are Stupid”
I found this series totally randomly by its TV series. Once I found out that the series was based on books I just HAD to read them! I have only read the first one so far, but was so drawn into the world that had been created. I can’t wait to get further into this series and see what else is has to offer.
Wizard’s First Rule – Terry Goodkind
“The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.”
Oh me oh my! This series was unbelievable. I’m still not over the ending and I finished it almost 2 years ago. Eragon, being book 1, does a fantastic job of introducing us to this new and beautiful world and begins Eragon’s story as a dragon rider. I can’t wait to re-read this series, and especially this book because it is mesmerising.
Eragon – Christopher Paolini
“The real world is where the monsters are.”
Another series that I haven’t gotten to the end of yet (but I REALLY WANT TO!) but from what I have read so far I LOVE it! Another story based on the Greek Gods and their demi-god children. I really love the world that was created in this book that is completely fantastical, but lives within a normal every day world that we live in. The Lightning Thief is my favourite book so far, reading through Percy’s struggles both before and after he finds out about his lineage made for a thoroughly entertaining book, and I can’t wait to finish this series!
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
“Second star to the right, and straight on till morning.”
A boy who never grows up, is there anything better? I spent my childhood wishing to be whisked away to Neverland to forever be able to play with fairies and mermaids and all the other amazing creatures that J.M.Barrie included in his marvellous Neverland. This story will always be top of my list when it comes to magical worlds.
Peter Pan – J.M.Barrie
“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?”
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.”
I was recommended this book by a friend and I am so glad I decided to try it out. The world of Shadowhunters, angels and demons totally fascinates me and I love how Cassandra Clare took well known paranormal creates and added them into her world with such ease and talent. This book is my favourite basically because of Clary and Jace and their off the scales amount of chemistry that kept me hooked all through. The final book in this 6 part series is released in May and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on it!
City of Bones – Cassandra Clare
“A man in love can do extraordinary things, I don’t care if you’re an angel, you’re my angel, and I won’t let you go.”
I have read quite a few Fallen Angel books (I went through a phase when there were nearly one hundred of them on my kindle!) but none have managed to over take this one on my list. It’s the ultimate forbidden romance. An angel sent down from heaven and a human boy. Beth and Xavier’s romance is sweet and beautiful and I really couldn’t praise this book enough. Sadly for me, the rest of the series was slightly disappointing after an amazing start, but I would still recommend it to anyone who likes a bit of forbidden love.
Halo – Alexandra Adornetto
On a separate note, I just wanted to let you know about a Cover Reveal event I am running for Magic Unfolds, the second book in N.L.Greene’s highly addictive MysticSeeker Series.
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