Quick Fire Fantasy Tag

For all those following the blocks saga, as I attempt to use WordPress blocks editor, I can confirm they’re driving me mad. I had to make this post five times! Five times!! It kept deleting my text! Urg.

Deep, calming breaths break…


Another deep calming breath break.

I’m just going to start the tag (AGAiN) because fantasy books will calm me down.

Five Star Read

Strange The Dreamer

I have rated about a billion fantasy books five stars. Well maybe not a billion but still quite a few, including some questionable reads in my hazy early days where I was far too generous. But. Strange the Dreamer has the lucky honour of this crowning place because I scrolled past a nice photo on Instagram the other day of it.

Always Going to Recommend

A Darker Shade of Magic

Have I mentioned I liked this novel? It’s only featured in about every Top Ten Tuesday post I’ve ever written. Sorry, I’m just too predictable.

Own it but Haven’t Read It

The Raven King

Way to shame me! What a judgy tag, gosh. Ok, ok I still have no idea if our mad and slightly loaded friends are ever going to find that dead Welsh King, but on well. I’ll find out sooooooon I promise.

Would Read Again


There’s just something about the charming little chapters, goofy characters and the amazing name Stanley Yelnats, which is of course Stanley written backwards that makes this book an easy go to.

In Another World

A Curse so Dark and Lonely

It’s fantasy here, basically 90% of them are in another world. And I’ve gone for one that’s not totally in another world! Hahaha oops.

Back on Earth

Harry Potter

Ooh we’re talking the other 10% now. And how could I make a list of fantasy books and not include my first ever fantasy read. Possibly. Maybe. I don’t actually know, my memories not that good. But anywho, isn’t Harry Potter fab?!

So there you have it! This was an incredibly short tag, once WordPress actually let me write the thing. Although it took agessss…. Grumble grumble blocks grumble.

Anyway, thanks Siobhan for the tag, I highly recommend checking out her blog, it cool, and thanks The Bookworm Dreamer for making the tag! It’s very fun.

These are the bloggers I’m tagging:

πŸ“– Journal of A Bibliophile

πŸ“– The Geekish Brunette

πŸ“– What Em’s Reading

πŸ“– A Lovely Book Affair

πŸ“– Fantastic Books

And anyone else reading. Go ahead, do it, the rules are pretty simple:

✨ Tag me, five people, the creator and anyone else you just really want to link to

✨ Answer the five questions

✨Don’t use WordPress blocks

The last one is more of a recommendation but honestly it should be a rule it’s so annoying.

Anyway, I will be back tomorrow (I know, three posts in one week!) With an exciting post because tomorrow is a really special day, so stay tuned for that!

— grand exit —

How Many of My Favourite Fantasy Reads Have You Read?

Hello hello and happy Tuesday! Todays Top Ten Tuesday is all about our favourite genre and mine is fantasy so here are my 10 favourite fantasy reads: how many have you read?

1. A Darker Shade of Magic

We got pirates, princes and the best enemies, what more can you want?

“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still”

2. The Raven Boys

Posh boys looking for a bit more magic? Yep, this undoubtedly doesn’t end well.

“She wasn’t interested in telling other people’s futures. She was interested in going out and finding her own”

3. City of Bones

Our snarky, arrogant, hilarious love interest realising he’s super powerful. Prepare for a side splitting adventure.

“Don’t touch any of my weapons without my permission.”

“Well, there goes my plan to sell them on eBay,” Clary muttered

4. Children of Blood and Bone

We got magic, evil rulers and treacherous royalty. What more could you want?

“Courage does not always roar. Valor does not always shine.”

5. Caravel

All the best fantasy include an impossible game and the odd missing family member, right?

Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything

6. To Kill a Kingdom

There’s ships, magic, sass and banter. Can you think of more me book?

“Lies aren’t answers.”

“But they sound so much better than the truth”

7. Harry Potter

There’s this wizard and he has a scar and, well, you know the rest.

“Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?”

“Yes,” said Harry stiffly.

“Yes, sir.”

“There’s no need to call me “sir” Professor.”

8. Strange the Dreamer

Fairy tales, adventure, a couple of ghosts and crazy magical kids thrown in there for good measure.

“It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming”

9. Rebel of the Sands

We couldn’t very well get to the end of the list with just one tyrannical leader, could we?

“She moved like a storm someone had given steel to”

10. Percy Jackson

They say the best stories are based on facts, but I’m pretty sure the best stories are based on myths.

“Wow,” Thalia muttered. “Apollo is hot.”

“He’s the sun god,” I said.

“That’s not what I meant.”