Since we are getting into autumn I am starting to read a lot more fantasy books. So I thought that today I would share with you my favourite 5 fantasy series of all time! Obviously, I love so many series. so many books hold a special place in my heart. But today I am going to talk about my best of the best. So, here are my favourite 5 fantasy series of all time.
A Darker Shade Of Magic by V E Schwab
This multi-verse trilogy puts a whole new spin on the magical universe. It is fast paced and dark, sexy and funny, and full of incredible characters. You follow a magician called Kell as he finds himself on a deadly adventure with an unlikely ally in the form of a young cut-throat called Lila. You cannot help but love this trilogy. It keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. This is one of the best magic based stories that I have read in a long time.
A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas
This (admittedly loose) Beauty And The Beast retelling is one of my favourite books that I have read this year. It is fast paced, action filled and so interesting. I couldn’t put it down. In this story you watch teenager Feyre trade her freedom for the lives of her family. Forced to leave her human life behind her, she is taken to Prythian, the fairy world. While there she discovers the secrets of the world, makes friends and slowly falls in love. This is a brilliant story. It is so gripping; I couldn’t put it down. (and that is just the first book!). If you haven’t read this series yet, you need to.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Welcome to the paranormal world. This is a four-part series that follows a group of friends as they try to find and wake a long dead, and lost, welsh king. The story revolves around ghosts and lay lines, magic and psychics. It is a stunning book and is well worth a read. the writing is almost lyrical, the characters are brilliant and the storylines are so interesting. Each book gets better and better. You will absolutely fall in love with this series!
Harry Potter by J K Rowling
I cannot talk about middle grade books and not mention Potter. These are the epitome of middle grade books. They are just truly incredible, whether you read them as a child, or an adult, you will fall in love with the story. In-case you have been living under a rock, in these books you follow a young boy names Harry as he discovers his true identity and starts at a school for magic. You follow him on countless adventures and watch him grow, develop and fight the greatest evil that the world has ever known. If you have somehow made it this far in life without reading these books, you need to read them asap.
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
This trilogy is just perfect. These books are just jam packed. There is always something going on. They are books that you can really sink your teeth in to. I love them. There is action and drama, love and betrayal, fighting and death. There is just so much going on in them. The trilogy is set in the 1870’s and follows Tessa, a 17-year-old American girl, as she is thrown into a world that she never knew existed. You learn all about the shadow hunter world as she does. You discover who she is, fall in love as she does, make friends alongside her and fight with her. These books really draw you in and keep you guessing throughout them. You never know what is around the corner. They are the perfect books to curl up with on a cold Sunday. I recently reread this trilogy and love it even more now.
And there we have it, those are my 5 favourite fantasy books of all time. A few series that deserve a little mention are Lockwood and Co by Jonathan Stroud, Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan, Half Bad by Sally Green, The Moral Instruments by Cassandra Clare and The Sin Eaters Daughter by Melinda Salisbury. What are your favourite fantasy series? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.