Tuesday, 3 February 2015

My Top 10 YA Fantasy Books I NEED to Read



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic this week is "Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I Haven't/Want To Read From X Genre." Young Adult Fantasy has become my obsession over the past couple of years, and it still amazes me how many books I haven’t read yet!


Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – I know I’ll love it, yet I haven’t read it! I've been haunting The Book Depository lately, and this has crossed my path more than once - I think I should give in a get it…

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – This is sitting on my bookshelf… unread. I guess I should read it soon!

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta – Why haven’t I read you?!

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge – I simply NEED this book in my life! Plus, it's a retelling - even more reason to NEED!


Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – This is another on sitting on my bookshelves. Well, on a positive note: it won’t be on this list much longer! :)

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke – A.G. Howard loves it… I love the Splintered series… so by default, I should love this one?? Let’s hope that logic works! I’ve heard some mixed things about it, but hopefully I’ll love it!

Half Bad by Sally Green – I feel this will get repetitive, but I NEED IT!

The Falconer by Elizabeth May – This is the trouble with ‘Need to Read’ lists – I’m finding so many reasons to raid The Book Depository! But… why am I thinking of Celaena when I see the name Aileana?? (*Sigh* I’m obsessed with the Throne of Glass books… it’s official!)


The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton - Asgard + Odin + Norse myths = I NEED!

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake – Greek mythology is a little less appealing to me – I much prefer Norse and Egyptian – but … it’s mythology! I’ll read it, and probably love it :D


Have you read any of the books on my list? Which one should I try to read first??



30 comments:

  1. I still have to read all of these as well, except for Vampire Academy -which I highly enjoyed. I adore fantasy, but there are so many that I haven't read yet! Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been on my to-read shelf on Goodreads since I started using it in May of 2013...

    Great list!

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    1. It's so hard to keep up with all the new fantasy books coming out, isn't it! I really need to read Vampire Academy, it's one of those books I should have read so long ago, and I still haven't read it! (oops!) Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. Seaphina and Vampire Academy made my list as well. I so NEED to read Cruel Beauty as well.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Amanda

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    1. I have to get my hands on Cruel Beauty ASAP! I've heard so much praise for it, it's about time I read it :D Thanks for stopping by, Amanda, and I hope we love these books when we read them!

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  3. I'm totally with you on a lot of these. Finnikin and the Rock made my list but Seraphina, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Antigoddess, and Cruel Beauty are all on my TBR. I did love The Falconer though. That was the book that made me realize that I like steampunk and stories about faeries. Great list!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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    1. Oohh, yay! So glad you loved The Falconer! Steampunk fairies?! Ok, I really should have read that book a long time ago! Thanks for stopping by, Cassi :)

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  4. Cruel Beauty is SO amazing! You should definitely pick up a copy really soon. I hope you love it! I've been wanting to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone too, but haven't gotten around to it. Great list :)

    Here are my Top Ten!

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    1. I can't wait to read Cruel Beauty! I've see so much praise, I'm dying to get my hands on it :D Thanks for stopping by, Tracy :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, The Falconer!!!!! I chose The Falconer as my favourite book of 2015, it is that good :D I also haven't read quite a few of the others but I'm hoping to read Half Bad sometime soon. Great list :)

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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    1. Oooh!! YAY! I'm so glad you loved it :D I really have to get my hands on The Falconer ASAP! I hope we both love Half Bad, I've heard lots of amazing things about it, so *fingers crossed* we'll love it :D Thanks for stopping by, Zareena!

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  6. Finnikin and DoSaB are on my list too! I really want to read those so hopefully this year! I forgot Cruel Beauty but that's one I've been meaning to pick up for a long time!

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    1. Yes! I've been intending to get Cruel Beauty for ages, and I never managed to get it. I really hope we love Finikin and DoSaB! There's so much praise for both books, I really hope they're amazing :D Thanks, Eileen!

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  7. I haven't read anything but Vampire Academy but is was AWESOME! Hope you enjoy it! Good reading!
    My TT: http://betweenyabookends.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-10-fantasy-classic-books-we-want-to.html

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    1. Yay, that's great to hear! I need to get around to starting VA really soon :D Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!

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  8. Oh I LOVED Vampire Academy! Antigoddess was incredible too! I too still need to read Seraphina! Hope you get to read some, if not all, of these soon!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Ooh, I'm really looking forward to reading Antigoddess! So glad you enjoyed it :D Thanks, Jessica!

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  9. I also really need to read Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Cruel Beauty was awesome. Hope you like it when you get to it!

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    1. Thanks! Hope we both love Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea :D

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  10. LOVE DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE, LOVED THE FALCONER (except that ending), and I'm currently reading Finnikin. I wanted to so badly loved Seraphina, but I think my choice of audiobook was a bad choice :P

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    1. I read your review of Seraphina! And I have the same issues as you with audiobooks... they just don't work for me, unfortunately. Hope you love Finnikin!

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  11. I really need to read The Falconer and Cruel Beauty. I hope that you enjoy them all. Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

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    1. Hope we both love them, and thanks for stopping by, Chrissi!

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  12. I've heard that Finnikin on the rock is a great fantasy!! *-*

    My TTT: http://frannieinthepages.blogspot.it/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-cant.html

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    1. I hope it is! I've been looking forward to reading it for quite a while :)

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  13. There are some books on this list I need to read too haha!! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday if you wanna check it out :) http://bookbabble.weebly.com/blog/top-ten-tuesday1

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    1. Hope we like them! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  14. I agree with most of these as ones i also need to read. I would definitely recommend Vampire Academy, i absolutely loved it when i read the series. I also hope you enjoy Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea more than i did, i just couldn't finish that one. Good luck and hope you get through them soon!

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

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    1. Ooh, I really need to move VA up my TBR list it seems! I bought it late last year, as it's been sitting on my shelves since then. Thanks for stopping by, Sanna!

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  15. I have read Half Bad and The Winner's Curse, and I would definitely recommend both. I absolutely MUST read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Cruel Beauty! They both sound amazing, and also, I own them. Great list, I hope you get to read these very soon :)

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    1. Ooh, yay, glad you liked Half Bad and The Winner's Curse! Hopefully I'll love them, too! Thanks for stopping by, Shannon :)

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