One thing I know from being a fantasy reader is that fantasy readers will NEVER admit to real life people who are not readers, that they read fantasy. I mean, at least I don’t. They are like – oh, you read made up gibberish. And I am like – Excuse me? Yeah. This world is a brutal place. Can’t even read without judgy faces peering to get a glimpse at the book title 😒
Fortunately, I have some fantasy reader friends over here in my online home, who tag me for “get to know the reader tag”! So, thank you Rachel @a bookworm’s paradise for tagging me, and let’s dive right in!
- Make sure you give credit to the original creators of this tag – this tag was originally created by Bree Hill.
- If you want to, pingback to the post you first saw this tag
- Have fun!
Play along if you want, and let me know your answers in the comments below!
1. What is your fantasy origin story? (The first fantasy you read)
honestly i really don’t remember. i started reading very young. does noddy count? if not noddy then little red hiding hood, or ali baba and the forty thieves.
2. If you could be the hero/heroine in a fantasy novel, who would be the author and what’s one trope you’d insist be in the story?
i want to name quite a few authors, but i fear, because they are fantasy authors (duh) they will kill me off. So, i don’t know about the author, but i do know that i want a found family trope, or maybe a magic school. i mean if you don’t have a cadre, or an inner circle, or hogwarts, or camp half-blood. then no. thank you very much. i will live.
3. What is a fantasy series you’ve read this year, that you want more people to read?
i just finished reading from blood and ash series. i binge read it in like four days, and gosh it’s the most addictive thing ever. guys, it’s definitely 16+ in fact it’s 18+ so young peeps here, please stay away. (or read at your own risk). for younger people i recommend throne of glass series, which i re-read earlier this year.
4. What is your favourite fantasy subgenre?
sword and sorcery (yep. this is a real sub genre) and dark fantasy (i could kill for it) and ughh romance (i live for it).
5. What sub-genre have you not read much from?
gunpowder fantasy. so this basically means that there is guns and bombs and bullets in the books. it’s one of the reasons i still haven’t read the six of crows duology. because if i am gonna read a fantasy book i want swords and daggers and arrows and hell fire. guns are great. but swords rule. and ahh yes – historical fantasy. no thanks. i have had enough history to last my entire life. i will pass.
6. Who is one of your auto-buy fantasy authors?
definitely sarah j maas and cassandra clare. usually, i don’t like all the books by a particular author. i tend to like a particular book or series, but these two authors never fail to impress me. and i know a lot of people don’t vibe with them and etc etc. but hey, i love them. and it’s fine. and i think despite all the “issues” they can definitely help you get into the genre.
7. How do you typically find fantasy recommendations?
everywhere but mostly social media – youtube, fellow bloggers, instagram and mostly goodreads, because i like to choose what i read.
8. What is an upcoming fantasy release that you’re excited for?
does anyone has to ask? our violent ends by chloe gong and a shadow in the ember by jennifer armentrout.
9. What is one misconception about fantasy that you’d like to lay to rest?
that it’s gibberish. i mean not gonna lie, but the person saying it is gibberish. that was rude i know, but seriously. they need to stop saying this. fantasy books are made up obviously, and so are other fiction books (duh) but this genre is so vast and so deep, you just can’t pass a loose end comment before giving it a shot. it teaches you a lot.
10. If someone had never read a fantasy before and asked you to recommend the first 3 books that come to mind as places to start, what would those recommendations be?
this question always scares me, because you are either going to love it or hate it. so *crossing my fingers* harry potter, percy jackson and something by sarah j maas, or cassandra clare.
11. Who is the most recent fantasy reading content creator you came across and would like to shout out?
uhh no one? i mean no one recent. all those big ol’ booktubers, and i am pretty sure you know them. but eh i will add them.
if you want to do this, go ahead!! i would love to read your answers!!
ps. i have suddenly developed a dislike for capital letters, for reasons unknown. 👀 hence, the lack of them in this post.