So here are ten of my favorite fantasies that I haven’t talked ad infinitum about recently (I read a ton of fantasies so think of this more as a current favorites list!)
- The New Policeman by Kate Thompson: The start of a series that has MG/YA crossover this is a charming story of Ireland and fairies as well as the even rarer magic of family.
- The Blue Girl by Charles De Lint: Imogen thinks it’s strange when she starts seeing her imaginary friend again. Then come the ghosts and the other, harder to define things–that’s when the story gets really good.
- Don’t Expect Magic by Kathy McCullough: Delaney wants nothing to do with her father or his weirdly sterile LA home. But she doesn’t have a choice about that. Or, it seems, about her father’s very unique heritage.
- Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough: Tamsin is used to being the “normal” one in her family of witches. But sometimes being normal can lead to some very special adventures.
- Sea Change by Aimee Friedman: Miranda is used to being logical and analytical. But everything she knows is turned upside when she spends a summer at Selkie Island.
- The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner: When I say this book I really mean the entire series. I never cease to be amazed by how tightly this series is plotted.
- Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin: Phoebe is a great heroine in this story of friendship and betrayal and decidedly NOT romance.
- Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell: This verse retelling of Arthurian legend had since become canon for me. I will accept no other version as accurate. There is only this version.
- Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly: I’ve been thinking about this book a lot lately with its blend of magic realism, history and music. So good. So rich.
- Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson: A retelling of Peter Pan with a focus on Tiger Lily, as narrated by Tinkerbell. I didn’t think it would be a personal favorite but here I am still thinking about it two years after I read it.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
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