#5OnMyTBR: Fantasy

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook  and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR.

The prompt for today is actually ‘Magical Realism’, but I’m not totally sure if I have many Magical Realism books on my TBR! So I figured I’d stick to Fantasy for this one instead as I definitely have plenty of them!

#5OnMyTBR March 6th: Fantasy

Perilous Times by Thomas D. Lee

I’ve always loved Arthurian legends and the works inspired by them, but the concept of the sleeping knights waiting for when Britain has need of them is definitely an idea that’s always stuck with me, and this looks like it could be a really fun take on it.

Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman

One subgenre of Fantasy I’ve really been enjoying in recent years is Historical Fantasy. Add in the fact this is a reinvention of The Scarlet Pimpernel, with magic and vampires against the backdrop of the French Revolution, and there’s a lot here that attracted me to the book.

The Valkyrie by Kate Heartfield

Retellings are definitely popular at the moment, and it feels like Norse Mythology is getting more attention now. I’m not familiar with Norse myths beyond a few basics, but I love seeing the ways different writers are portraying these characters and settings against the original epics.

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi by S.A. Chakraborty

Pirates! High seas! A pirate taking on one last job. This book sounds like so much fun, and again it’s a blending of History and Fantasy. Plus, look at that cover! It’s absolutely stunning! Is it really any wonder I requested this on NetGalley the moment I saw it?

Chosen by Shalini Boland

This book was originally published in 2011, but is getting a rerelease. On the face of it, it kind of sounds like standard YA vampire fare from around that time, and honestly that’s partly why I’m excited to read it. I love a YA vampire novel (that’s not Twilight) and thoroughly enjoyed The Vampire Diaries, so I’m looking forward to this, though hoping it still offers something a touch different.


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