Fantasy is easily my favorite genre. I just love everything about fantasy!! This adoration for fantasy had to start somewhere, right? Here are the books that shaped and developed my fantasy frenzy.
The book that introduced me to fantasy would have to be City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. It's an urban fantasy novel and takes place in modern day, yet there's a hidden Shadow World of shadowhunters and demons and other paranormal beings which clarifies The Mortal Instruments series as a fantasy novel. The shadowhunter culture and way of life, the gadgetry, everything was so enticing! This series was the first Young Adult book I read and loved that opened me back up to the wonders of reading.
There is a more traditional fantasy novel that catapulted me into a love of fantasy though. I think you all know what book it is. By my favorite author... Introduced me to my ultimate book boyfriend... Complete and utter fangirl over this... Pushes this book on everyone... Assassins... Hot guys... have you guessed?! Why yes, it's Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas! Reading Throne of Glass opened up my insatiable desire for fantasy novels. This book has basically everything I could ever ask for in a book. Romance. Action. Complex Characters. Hot Guys. Great Themes. Awesome World. Lovely Writing. Addictive Plot. Sadistic Villain. What's not to like?! I can't help but compare every other fantasy novel to Throne of Glass. Throne of Glass is the bar and nothing has surpassed it yet. It's my golden standard, my first and only true fantasy love. Okay, now I'm getting weird...
What book(s) introduced you to fantasy?