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In the Library: Recommending Fantasy

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Today I come to you with the first post in my new recommendation series “What’s in the Library?” For the first week, I decided to do just a genre, so I went with one of my favorites: fantasy. Since this genre includes some very popular books, some of these recommendations will seem pretty mainstream, but they are still wonderful books nonetheless. Since fantasy books generally are in series, most of these books are in either a completed or on going series.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)1. The Harry Potter Series

This has to be one of the most beloved and recommended series in this genre, but there is definitely a reason for it. If you haven’t read Harry Potter, you don’t know what you are missing. The words I use to describe this series won’t do it justice. J.K. Rowling has created a beautiful story about adventurous friends and love always winning, and I am sure it will be read for many years to come.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)2. The Throne of Glass Series

This is a fairly new series to me, but it has still jumped to one of my favorite fantasies. In the first book, it takes a while for the fantastical elements to come into play, but once they do, it’s on. The magic in this world has a very creepy twist to it, and the more you learn about it, the better the book gets. I highly suggest continuing in the series if you have read the first book, because it only gets better from there.

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)3. Percy jackson / Heroes of olympus

This is actually a middle grade series, but you will completely forget once you are so attached to the characters. I know so many people hesitant to read this series since it is made for younger kids and has Greek mythology, but Riordan’s books are really for all ages. In Percy Jackson and the Olympians, you see Percy as he grows into his Son of Posiedon powers and his role as leader. I am convinced that no person could read this series and not want to read the follow-up series, Heroes of Olympus. The spin-off still includes our favorite characters Percy and Annabeth, but Riordan also gives us 5 more to love. These series are packed with adventures, sassy remarks, strong friendships, and growing love. A must read in my opinion.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
3. Akarnae
Akarnae (The Medoran Chronicles, #1)

This is the first book in Lynette Noni’s debut series The Medoran Chronicles. I have raved time after time over this book, because it is seriously good. Alex opens up a door to this new world where she finds that she can’t leave without the Akarnae School’s headmaster’s help, who just so happens to be missing. She attends the school intended for extraordinarily-gifted kids, and learns a lot about this world and herself. The world-building and friendship in this book is incredible, and it was a great start to what I know will be a great series.

Akarnae (The Medoran Chronicles, #1)

There are my top fantasy books that I recommend to you! Most of you have probably read these books, but I am hoping that some one who hasn’t will see this post. I’ll be back next week with more recommendations, so stay tuned! And as always, if you have any recommendations yourself, leave them in the comments below!!


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