My Favorite Fantasy Book Series
I don’t read fantasy books that frequently but I have read a few fantasy book series now. This list is based only on the book series I have read till now and specifically the one I really liked. So, I made a list of the fantasy book series I have loved so far.
1) Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.
Harry Potter was my initiation into fantasy books and also into book series. Before I never read book series preferring to read standalone works. What can I say about this series which hasn’t been said before; I can say that I love it! I have re-read the series over the years and it still brings me the same joy. The characters and the story is what hooked me when it came to these books. It remains one of my favorite books of all time.
2) A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
I binge-watched the first three seasons of Game of Thrones one summer during college. I loved the show and decided to read the book series. The pace of the books is slower in places but it is very interesting. The character insights and motives are something which is limited on screen but in the book, you get a perfect sense of the characters. It is actually my favorite thing about these books, the characterization. The books differ from the show but it is just as intriguing and wonderful experience reading the books as it is to watch the tv series. I hope the next book comes out soon, the last one ends on a cliffhanger.
3) Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Lux series is a fantasy book series that has five books in it. I have read works of this author before so when I read the premise of this book I picked it up. It is a really interesting read. I finished the first book almost overnight and the other four the following days. Katy moves into a new alien and meets her infuriating neighbor Daemon. The chemistry between these two characters is pretty evident from the start and I really liked the way their relationship evolved over the books, It is a teenage romance with fantasy and science fiction elements to it. It can be predictable at times but the overall experience was very enjoyable.
4) The First Law by Joe Abercrombie
The First Law is a trilogy written by the British author Joe Abercrombie and its set in a mythical world. Honestly, I had never heard about this series before but the premise seemed intriguing so I read it. The books are unpredictable, and violent yet maintain certain a sense of humor though it is gritty in nature. The series is a delightful fantasy series that kept me on the edge as the complicated characters draw you into their worlds. I went through this series pretty quickly and loved reading it.
5) Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
I know Twilight is kind of a controversial choice. I read Twilight when I was a teenager and I loved it. I found Bella pretty relatable with her awkward, clumsy and introverted nature. I am aware these books are not masterpieces but they hold a certain appeal, especially to a specific demographic. I am fond of the series because it is nostalgic to me. I finished the books back to back and I have re-read them. I think the books are much better than the movies in comparison. Even in my early 20’s now, I still like this series for some reason.
These books are some of the best fantasy books I have read so far. I am sure there are many more amazing book series in the fantasy genre that I haven’t even read. This list might see some additions to it over a period of time.
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