Top Favorite Fantasy Reads of 2019

I read so many amazing books in 2019.  My Goodreads reading goal was 30 books (I amended it partway through the year as my original goal was 25) and I ended up reading 36. Here are a few of my favorites!

1. Scythe by Neal Schusterman
-This series has been such a delight and refreshing.  It is a unique take on a dystopian society and has been such a ride. 
2. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
-Adrienne Young is one of my new favorite authors and in 2020 I fully plan to read The Girl the Sea Gave Back. Well written adventure and I just fell in love.
3. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
-This book. I can’t even describe how much I LOVE this book and am so excited to read the rest of the series. It reminds me of the Abhorsen series by Garth Nix, only more grown up with way more sex and blood. 
4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
-Leigh Bardugo is who I strive to be.  Her Shadow and Bone series was good, but the Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom surpassed those books by a long shot.  I loved her ability to write an ensemble cast along with keeping things from the reader and keeping us guessing.
5. Tempests & Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
– Loved reading a new book by Tamora Pierce.  This book is a bit slow BUT I adore Numair as a character and loved seeing his origin story.  I also love magic academy books so that is a plus.  Plus, anything Tamora Pierce writes is an adventure.
6. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
-If you haven’t dove into this series yet, then you need to. This series has been one of my favorites so far and I’m only partway through book three.

I really hope you check out some of these books this year if you haven’t already! What were your favorite reads of 2019?

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