I wrote a post like this last year and I found it really helpful when deciding what series to start next as it can sometimes be quite overwhelming when you’re narrowing down your next read. Most of these books I’ve either had in my Amazon basket for a while or are books I keep seeing across the book blogging community. I’m always looking for a new book series so if you’ve got any recommendations then please let me know in the comments!
The Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb – One of my resolutions last year was to read more adult fantasy so I thought I should probably start with some of the classics. In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.
The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski – I wanted to read the first book in the series before watching the TV series and I couldn’t wait!
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda – ‘Game of Thrones meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that’s full of rivalry, romance… and dragons.’ This book has everything I love, I just hope that it lives up to my now high expectations!
His Fair Assassin Trilogy by Robin Lafevers – This series isn’t particularly high on my TBR list after hearing a lot of mixed reviews but nevertheless I’m really intrigued by the whole concept and premise of this series! The first book in the series follows Ismae who after escaping an arranged marriage is trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. That sounds pretty kickass, doesn’t it?
The Arc of the Scythe by Neal Shusterman – This is another book that I keep seeing around and hearing good things about so I might as well find out for myself what all the hype is about. This was on my TBR pile last year so hopefully I get around to reading it soon.
The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – This book has been sitting in my Amazon basket for such a long time and I’ve only ever heard good things! I really love all things sci-fi but I haven’t read anything from that genre in a while, so maybe its time to take a break from all my fantasy worlds and dive into something different. I recently read Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight series and fell absolutely in love with it, so it’s fair to say I’m going in with high expectations.
The Poppy War by R.F Kuang – I’ve heard a lot of people call this ‘the best fantasy read of 2018’ so its only right that I see what all the hype is about! I’m already getting serious Ember in the Ashes vibes from the synopsis as it involves a military school and a rich world based on Chinese history. I’m terrible at reading books that focus on different cultures so this year I want to broaden my reading with more world literature.