Fantasy / Urban Fantasy / YA Fantasy
I read a lot of good fantasy this year. Below I’ve listed my pick of the best of the best.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
A good friend, who is usually right about great fantasy, recommended Nevernight and its follow on Godsgrave. She was so right. This is the most imaginative fantasy I’ve read in a long time. Plus, it’s wonderfully written with unique, multi-dimensional characters, and a plot that keeps on twisting. All I can say is, “Wow!”
For those of who do audio books, I listened to this one, and the reader was exceptional.
Spinning Silver & Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Another of my favorite fantasy authors, Naomi Novik. Have you read her Temeraire Series? (It’s history with a twist of dragons. And it’s great!) Anyway, I was looking for something on Amazon, and these two popped up. They’re not connected, though they play in the same world. And they’re both delightful I couldn’t decide which I enjoyed more.
If you enjoy fantasy and you haven’t discovered Robin Hobb, then I’m so envious. She can’t write fast enough to satisfy me. Her books are that good. She’s created a very unique world, with multiple series.
The Liveship Trader Trilogy by Robin Hobb
This is the third Robin Hobb series that I’ve read. Like the others, I loved it. My favorite, however, has to be her Fareseer Trilogy. I’ve recommended her books to a lot of friends, and so far, everyone has enjoyed them as much as I have. Which reminds me, I need to go see if she has anything new out.