It’s Wednesday and that means one thing, time for another top five Wednesday!
Top Five Wednesday was created back in November of 2013 by Lainey from gingerreadslainey on Youtube. It’s a weekly meme that revolves around various (usually bookish) topics.
This weeks topic is my five favourite science fiction and fantasy books. This week Top Five Wednesday is working with another Goodreads group called the Booktube SFF Awards Group. I think this topic is pretty self explanatory, right? I’m just going to mention some of the first books/series that come straight to mind, they might seem pretty obvious but hey, some people might not have read them yet.
Anyway, let’s begin.
Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas
Who doesn’t love an assassin with a rather witty sense of humour. The world building in this series is phenomenal and there are so many characters that I adore; I literally fear for their lives with every turn of the page. If you like a gripping plot line and an abundance of beloved characters with a relatively unique story; you’ll love this series like I do.
Illuminae, by Andrew Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
This is the usual story of boy meets girl with a twist. Because on the same day that said boy and girl split up, their planet is destroyed. Not only is this action packed and terrifyingly amazing but it’s also written in a completely unique format. Oh and the twists and turns that this book takes are completely unexpected.
The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson
Magic appears differently in this story to how we’re used to seeing it, to gain their magical abilities people known as the Mistborn must ingest metal. Not to mention the fact that these characters are living in a world ruled by a dark lord. And what more do freedom fighters want then to rid the world of a dark lord.
Cinder, by Marissa Meyer
Arguably my favourite book on this list, Cinder is a retelling of Cinderella unlike anything we’ve seen before. This girl is a mechanic and a cyborg at that. But it seems that her heritage is not as it seems when she taken in, against her will, for testing against the deadly plague that is spread about in her home. This is the first book in a saga which will leave you wanting more after each new book.
The 5th Wave, by Rick Yancey
The world has all but been destroyed by an alien race that arrived one day out of the blue. They took the world’s electricity, created mass tsunamis and then wiped out almost all the surviving population with a deadly wave. But the survivors don’t know who these aliens are or if they might have infiltrated them long before their supposed arrival. This can be slightly confusing due to the switching of the narratives but the gripping storyline really makes up for it.
What are your favourite sci-fi and fantasy books? Are you proud of me for not mentioning the Hobbit?
Book Total of 2017 – 20