Adult Bookstagrammers Who Read Fantasy – Part Two

Adult Bookstagrammers Who Read Fantasy – Part Two

Welcome back, readers, to another installment of adult bookstagrammers that love to read fantasy. Now, I’m a fan of both adult and YA fantasy. YA fantasy gets a little nerving sometimes because it’s all crashing lips and insta-love and everything kind of easily. But good fantasy is so good and it eats you up and spits out your bones.

So if you love fantasy, here’s list 2/3 on bookstagrammers unafraid to share their love for fantasy too.

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One of my favourite duologies ever – Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. Guys!!! King of Scars is releasing this Jan!!! *screaming* I’m planning to re-read the Shadow and Bone trilogy followed by the Six of Crows duology (just because I want to re-live this awesomeness again). Good thing is that @fiercereads is hosting a #ShadowandBoneTrilogyReadalong this month, which I’m excited to join. For Six of Crows, I have the #QueenBardugoReads readalong that I can join in December. Eeeep! Exciting times ahead. ❓Are you excited or are you excited for King of Scars? 🤩 Nikolai was one of my favorite characters in the Grisha trilogy and I can’t wait. . . 2/4 of my #topfour series. . . #bookstagram #unitedbookstagram #bookstagrammer

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QOTD: Whose a celebrity you would lose your ish over if you meet them in an elevator _ Mine would be Ryan Gosling I would probably cry at his feet and ask him to spend the day at Disneyland (he loves it would go there by himself all the time 😂) ____ #slaythoseseries2018 – Yellow first book in a series: Kiss of deception was such a fantastic first book in a series. I love how the author keep us in our toes in not knowing who was who and played on our own mindset on what we think is good ______ #shelfie #bookshelf #kissofdesception #remnantchronicles #marypearson #yabooks #yafantasy #yalit #ireadya #iloveya #booksofig #favoritebook #mustread #bookreview #bookrecommendations #bookishcommunity

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"I suppose it's not so easy to change fate." . THE GIRL FROM THE OTHER SIDE: SIÙL, A RÙN v. 1 by Nagabe. . » Once upon a time… « » In a land far away, there were two kingdoms: the Outside, where twisted beasts roamed that could curse with a touch, and the Inside, where humans lived in safety and peace. The girl and the beast should never have met, but when they do, a quiet fairytale begins. « » This is a story of two people–one human, one inhuman–who linger in the hazy twilight that separates night from day. « . Perfectly creepy!! 👹 Really curious where this one goes~ . I'd seen this book around, but didn't acquire it until I saw it on @_hex_libris's feed (check out that dark theme + they have great taste 👌) and still it took me this long to read it. Book bans are great for reading our own tomes. . What a curious thing it was! The art is unique, not the usual manga-style, and the subtlety suits the story. And it's lightly sweet at times… It's got the feel of a fairytale and yet something dangerous and sinister is roiling beneath. . Crossing my fingers that this stays the *right* kind of creepy. . . Bonus points for adorable use of an umbrella. . . #grimdragon 8. Creepy covers #aclassicreadalong 7. Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro – long neglected #booklyricsoct 1/2. Hello Monday, goodbye bread . Photo Description: holding up the manga against an out of focus bookshelf. . 🥖☕☂️

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A List of Fantasy Series I Want to Finish

A List of Fantasy Series I Want to Finish

A friend of mine online recently took some polls on which fantasy series her followers have read. If you’re reading fantasy, you know there are way too many series to keep up with. There’s practically a series for every conceivable version of the fantasy genre which makes for a lot of reading.

While I was watching her rattle off the names of some of these series, I started to wonder which ones of these books have I actually read or started to read? 

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Why Queen Levana’s Story Draws No Empathy From Me

Why Queen Levana’s Story Draws No Empathy From Me

Winter is the last book of The Lunar Chronicle series. As I was approaching, my dear friend Renee at @somekindoflibrary mentioned reading Fairest before Winter.

Well, I read the book and I actually don’t feel any more empathy towards Queen Levana. In truth, I hate her more.

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Look What You Made Me Do: Thrillers and Victim Blaming

Look What You Made Me Do: Thrillers and Victim Blaming

Over the weekend, I took the time to read two different thrillers; Misery by Stephen King and You by Caroline Kepnes. Both are supposed to be super suspenseful and great reads.

I did have a great time reading both of these books, but what I found interesting is that both thrillers included characters blaming others for their actions. Commonly known as “victim-blaming,” this is where the victim is blamed for everything that happened to them. You see this sometimes with rape cases where the girl was wearing “too short” of a skirt or “asking for it.”

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How to Ease into Reading Fantasy

How to Ease into Reading Fantasy

Fantasy is a new genre for me. I realized that I loved all the fantasy I’ve been getting my hands on and I promised myself that I would really explore it.

But how do you start reading a genre that you don’t know about? Do I start with the classics or go for a well-known author? How do I keep a handle on all the parts of the world and the names? I mean, Game of Thrones has so many interweaving storylines that I honestly need a notebook to watch that show.

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Welcome to My Fall Fantasy Kick-Off!

Welcome to My Fall Fantasy Kick-Off!

Welcome to a new week and welcome to FALL! Well, I know fall officially started last month, but I don’t feel fall until October. I grew up in New York where summer lasted through all of September and you don’t really feel fall until mid-October. Because of that, I feel like the only time I deem worthy to be fall is mid-October. And here we are!

This year, I don’t get to experience all the magic of fall. Living in LA means sacrificing those beautiful changing seasons, but that’s okay. The weather drops enough to warrant sweaters and I’m hoping that winter will be more like fall and I don’t mind an entire winter of fall.

Of course I’m drinking my pumpkin spice, making apple everything, and reading what I love to read during the fall; FANTASY.

For me, fantasy reads and fall weather go hand-in-hand. I think it has a lot to do with those late nights waiting to see the new Harry Potter movie or Lord of the Rings. Somehow, my brain has mapped fall with fantasy and I’m so excited about it.

I’ve collected a pretty good number of fantasy reads that I’ve been dying to read for a few years now. I think this will be the perfect season to finally catch up and maybe level up my fantasy reading. I’ll share my list in a couple of days.

What are you excited about reading this fall?