#Fantasy February ~ Book That Introduced You To Fantasy


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?


18 comments:

  1. The very first book that me into fantasy was Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter. One of the best fantasy books I've ever read. Awesome post :D

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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  2. Hmmmn, I'm not really a fantasy kind of girl, although I have been reading and loving more of them recently. And yes, Throne of Glass is amazing!
    Does Urban Fantasy count? If so, Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid is my favoritest series ever. It also introduced me to UF books, which I love. My favorite fantasy? I know I've read some really great ones but the only books that come to mind right now are Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight.

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  3. I've always loved fantasy! Some of the first books I read were fantasy, you know Enid Blyton's Faraway Chair series and her other stories with elves and fairies and such. I've basically been reading fantasy my whole life and I really enjoy it! I'm hoping to start Throne of Glass soon as I've heard SUCH good things! :D

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  4. Actually I had never read much fantasy before. But recently I read The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black and I really loved it.

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  5. I think there were two books that really got me into fantasy. The first was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and the second was The Hobbit. I loved both books, and I quickly proceeded to read the rest of the books in the two series. However, for a time I only read older fantasy. Now I'm beginning to read more modern fantasy, which all started with Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. The Tales of Goldstone Wood series is amazing.

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  6. For me, while I started with the Cassandra Clare series, it's the Shadow and Bone series that initiated my love for fantasy. Of course, soon after Throne of Glass came and well, I was hooked!

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  7. I still need to read Throne of Glass! I heard such great things about this series.
    But it was Lord of the Rings by Tolkien that introduced me and made me fall in love with fantasy genre. Middle Earth will always have special place in my heart :)

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  8. I'm pretty sure it was the Redwall series for me, by Brian Jacques. It's not really traditional fantasy, since the characters are small mammals, but it totally counts! I loved those books and there are so many of them too!

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  9. I don't know if this counts, but what really made me fall for fantasy were some of the fairy tale retellings I read a few years ago. They opened up my imaginative reading side, which made me delve into a little more of the fantasy realms!

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  10. The book that introduced me to fantasy was actually the same book that got me really obsessed with reading: Harry Potter. I hadn't really been a big reader before then --- my teachers couldn't understand it, because I had all the qualities of an obsessive reader, but I never finished any of the books I checked out of the school library book. When I loved the first 3 books of Harry Potter everyone (including myself) realized I had just been bored. I started reading obsessively, all from the fantasy genre. I think I have to credit Tamora Pierce for REALLY getting be obsessed.

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  11. I don't know what book got me hooked into fantasy. For the life of me, I can't remember. I've just read so many over the years, but fantasy has always been my favorite genre. I just love escaping into new, fantastical worlds. :) I also still need to read Throne of Glass, but I keep putting it off. It's so hyped up, I'm nervous it won't live up to those expectations. And I really enjoyed City of Bones, though I'm more of a fan of The Infernal Devices series.

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  12. Definitely Harry Potter when I read the first book at the age of 9, back in 2001. That was when I got totally hooked on fantasy - and books in general. I liked reading before that, but I had never before read a book that sucked me in like that.

    - Love, Felicia
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  13. I've always been more of a science fiction fan when I was younger, but then I discovered Harry Potter and then LOTR and then more and more, both adult and YA!!

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  14. Harry Potter definitely launched me back into fantasy. I think I've always liked fantasy as a kid. I enjoyed books like the Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis. So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane, I read the first 5 books. I could go on forever.

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  15. I'd read fantasy books before, but was never completely won over. But that changed when I read Shadow and Bone. I was smitten. Now some of my favorite books are fantasy, but it is still really hit or miss for me. Either I absolutely adore it, or I pretty much loathe it. I am reading one now and I just cannot get on board with the fantasy aspect. At all. But then I read The Sin Eater's Daughter, and I mean, talk about a new favorite book!

    And I promise I will read Throne of Glass. Soon.

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  16. If I am remembering correctly, it's Finnikin of the Rock, which <3 <3 PERFECTION. So, yeah, that was a great introduction to fantasy. To this day that remains my favorite series. I have to admit I'm not a HUGE fantasy girl, I'm more about contemp romance, but I do have a few that I adore.

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  17. I can't really remember which book introduced me to fantasy, I remember always liking fantasy and when I was younger I used to read basically only fantasy. I remember reading the Shanara books, Harry Potter and the Wheel of Time series when I was younger, but I think I was reading fantasy even before that.
    I haven't read City of Bones yet and DNF'd Throne of Glass, although I hear lots of people love those two series.

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  18. I haven't read Throne of Glass just yet, but I have read City of Bones, and it definitely pushed me to check out more Urban Fantasy!

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