I am a tried and true fantasy addict. And while I do venture beyond the realms of fantasy on occasion, I always come back to my niche right away. What can I say? I like insanely creative impossible things.
But that doesn’t mean that all fantasy books are things I will read. In fact, I’m quite picky about my books. There are a few topics, however, that will make me pick up a book even if I’m skeptical about the quality. These topics are almost always worth giving a shot:
I LOVE me some time travel. Bending the rules of reality is just so much fun! In fact … I wrote a whole post on the topic! Check out some common themes in books about time travel.
Along the same lines as time travel, parallel worlds have always intrigued me. Their structure fascinates me as a math student, but their endless possibilities fascinate me as a reader/writer. I wrote a whole post on this topic too! Here are some important things to know about parallel worlds and how they work.
Not the religious, burn in hell kind of demons. More the “I’m a morally grey character who isn’t ashamed of a bit of manipulation and mind games” kind of demon. Like the Kara Gillian series, or the Morgan Kingsley series.
If anyone describes a fantasy book as “dark” in some way or form, I’m likely to be intrigued. I’m not entirely sure what that says about me. But I try not to think too much about it.
Ok, so it’s no secret that I’m enthralled by assassin books. I haven’t read nearly as many as I would like, but I can hardly resist picking up a book when I notice that it has assassins. Check out some of my favorite stabby stab books here!
I think I’m attracted to the fae for the same reason I like reading about demons — they’re clever, trickstery, and often morally grey. Read about some of my favorite characteristics of the fae!
Are you picking up on a theme? Seriously, sometimes I wonder about my sanity. I don’t necessarily mean death as in people dying, although that’s fun too. Rather, I really enjoy creative takes on reapers. Although I’ve discovered that I’m extremely picky about them.
Okay, so this is only really on my list because of Six of Crows. But can you blame me?! I am NOW absolutely obsessed with heist books — yay!