Returning to the Fantasy Genre with a Darker Fairytale

I haven’t felt the proper tug of a fantasy series since The Wheel of Time ended. To be honest, I suspect the reluctance stemmed directly from the sheer length of that particular series- how could any new world compare to the sprawling depth of those 14 books? The final book of the series (A Memory of Light) was published in 2013 and I took a leave of absence from the genre- but as a fantasy lover, I knew it would come calling to me again some day. In the meantime, I haven’t read a single new fantasy series.

Sarah-J-Maas-A-Court-of-Thorns-and-Roses-195x300Until a few weeks ago, that is, when I picked up Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses. I hadn’t heard any of the chatter about Maas’ books and only selected this because it showed up in my Amazon recommended list and my love of fantasy burst back into life. It was just what I needed on a rainy day in London.

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5 Upcoming Books by Women you Need on your TBR

Last year, I took it upon myself to finally cut down on reading white men. I know, white men are super interesting and all, and they write some great stuff, but I wanted more women in my reading- a lot more. I made myself a goal that at least 50% of all books I read in 2016 would be by women- and I succeeded. It made for a year full of essays, insights and some really amazing writing.

This year, I’m a little ahead of the curve and I’ve been gazing mysteriously into the future to see what female authors are offering later in 2017. This list will hopefully encourage us all to step up and check out some new names and faces.

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