Thanks to Jess @Jessticulates for tagging me!
- What is your fantasy origin story? (The first fantasy novel you read)
I honestly have no idea, I feel like I always read fantasy? Probably Harry Potter? But I feel like I’ve read some fantasy before that but idk, to long ago!
2. If you could be the hero/heroine in a fantasy novel, who would be the author and what’s one trope you’d insist be in the story?
Oof, hard one! Currently I would say Sabaa Tahir or Brandon Sanderson, but I feel like that can change quickly haha! Although maybe Sanderson would give me a very hard time throughout the book, without certainty of a good ending..
I wouldn’t mind having a Chosen one trope in my story haha!
3. What is a fantasy you’ve read this year that you want more people to read?
I was just looking through the books I’ve given 5 stars this year, there are not so many..
Some of the fantasies I gave 5 stars to this year are; An ember in the ashes, wicked saints, heart of flames and A torch against the night! So I guess those haah! Although I feel like many people have already read An ember in the ashes series and Wicked saints got some hype last year! The Crown of feathers series definitely deserves more hype though!
4. What is your favourite fantasy subgenre? What subgenre have you not read much from?
I’m not so ‘into’ subgenres, I just see it all as fantasy haha! But maybe just the ‘classical’ magic spells etc!
5. Who is one of your auto-buy fantasy authors?
VE Schwab, Jay Kristoff, Sabaa Tahir (she just moved up here!), Seanan McGuire!
6. How do you typically find fantasy recommendations? (GoodReads, YouTube, Podcasts, Instagram..)
Blogs and BookTube!
7. What is an upcoming fantasy release you’re excited for?
I was very excited for The gilded ones and Empire of the vampire, but both got pushed back a year, so their releases are quite far away now..
I’m also excited for Vicious spirits, The burning kingdoms, The silvered serpents and honestly so many more haha!
8. What is one misconception about fantasy you would like to lay at rest?
That you don’t have to read books from certain authors to be considered a fantasy reader! You don’t have to read the whole Game of thrones series, or everything Terry Pratchet and Robin Hobb!
Read whatever fantasy book you like!
9. If someone had never read a fantasy before and asked you to recommend the first 3 books that come to mind as places to start, what would those recommendations be?
Ooh that really depends on what they normally read of course!
But some that come to mind, Six of Crows, The bear and the nightingale and This savage song!
10. Who is the most recent fantasy reading content creator you came across that you like to shoutout?
I’m always loving the amazing reviews @Novel Notions!
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