Fantasy 101 | Top 10 Tuesday [7]

Top-10-TuesdayHey guys!

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday weekly fun on my blog! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you want to join in the fun, hop on over to their blog to see what it’s all about!

This week’s topic is Top 10 Fantasy 101 Books. I racked my brain hard this week to come up with a 101 syllabus for this weeks topic. Try as hard as I might, I couldn’t come up with one that is creative, so I went with the generic one. Honeslty though, if they actually taught this one when I was in University, I most likely would have taken and aced it! Maybe not aced it, but I would have actually enjoyed attending it!

Here are some NEW and some OLD and I decided to use three words to sum up the story:

10. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red RisingLeadership. Bravery. Vengeance.

9. Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh

Lark RisingMythical. Journey. Guardians.

8. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

The Young ElitesPower. Anti-Hero. Acceptance.

7. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

Snow Like AshesRedemption. War. Hope.

6. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

The Kiss of DeceptionTruth. Mystery. Seeking.

5. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows

The Orphan QueenRevenge. Righteousness. Vigilante.

4. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones City of Ashes City of Glass

Demons. Family. Forbidden Love.

3. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Prisoner of Azkaban 22037424

Magic. Prophecy. Power.

2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass Crown of Midnight Heir of Fire

Assassin. Truth Seeking. Journey.

1. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Falling Kingdoms Rebel Spring Gathering Darkness

War. Magic. Death.

Well there you have it. The Top 10 Fantasy 101 Books. Let me know what you guys think of my list and share with me which authors are on your auto-buy list!

Until next time,


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Jesse Nicholas lives in Toronto, Canada. He is an aspiring writer and one day wishes to have a novel published. Along with writing, Jesse enjoys music, travel, trashy TV, and is an avid reader of anything in the Young Adult and Fantasy/Sci-Fi genres. He is currently posts reviews on the novels he reads on his blog, and spends hours upon hours coming up with ideas for a future stories.

6 thoughts on “Fantasy 101 | Top 10 Tuesday [7]”

  1. Not a single Brian Sanderson?! (shock, horror!) His Mistborn Trilogy (Well, at least the first 2 books) is epic! Seriously, interesting choices. Some I disagree with (*cough*Mortal Instruments*cough*), some I’ve never heard of, and some I completely agree on. Nice choices!

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  2. I knew Falling Kingdoms would reign victorious on your list 😉 I really need to check out Orphan Queen but I love your other choices!!


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