I've always been a fan of fantasy. I will read any type of fantasy: epic, urban, high, general, you name it! Most of my favorite books are from the fantasy wing.
I love fantasy because basically anything can happen. The sky is the limit and even then!! Whereas in most other genres such as contemporary, there are some things that just can't realistically happen in the world. Fantasy throws out this problem and says "Pfft, realism? I can make anything happen and have it seem plausible."
Most of the time a fantasy novel introduces a new world. Maybe it's a hidden world, perhaps it's an alternate universe or a completely different land. I can explore. I can get lost in this new world, become enraptured by the new surroundings. I just love being immersed in a new land and learning more about it! There's culture, geography, history, and even more that one can learn about when placed in a wholly new setting. Along with a different world comes new creatures. We can read about fae or dragons and other mystical creatures without blinking an eye and calling out "Hey! That's not real..." In that world it sure is!
An aspect of most fantasy novels that I thoroughly enjoy is royalty. I love court politics, lavish castles, gossip-filled courts, ambitious courtiers, charming princes, the works! It's the best. Another aspect I love is magic. I like seeing how anything can happen, I love the dazzling displays of power. Fantasy novels are also known for their epic action sequences. It's not as common in realistic fiction novels and paranormal action is usually underwhelming in my opinion. Fantasy has the perfect blend of magical fighting and good ol' sword fighting. There can be traditional fighting sequences! None of this guns and bombs nonsense. Fantasy novels tend to be less modern. There are horses and fancy dress attire, they use swords and cross bows. It's the little things all compiled that make me love fantasy.
Why do you love fantasy?