Well, hello again peoples of the internet!
I’m glad you decided to read this. For the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been quite random with my blog posts, posting something and then completely forgetting about it.
That’s all about to change. I’m working on a blog schedule, so you shall be getting weekly posts from me, along with occasional but random character art and fictional stories!
Anyways, now that I’ve updated you, on to the post!
This list is full of some of my favorite fiction books I’ve read over the past few years. They all teach wonderful lessons, and have been crafted incredibly well. Note that some of them can get rather violent, and several have content for older audiences. I’ll make sure to note which ones do, though.
Also, I’m not going to write summaries of them, because my summaries tend to go on for pages and include multiple spoilers… so, yeah. I’ll just write a little bit about them.
Top Five (…or Twenty eight) Fiction Books:
~ The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson (which is actually three books… six if you count the second series…)
This series is incredible. It’s crafted with beautiful detail, and written in an engaging way. They’re rather long, but if you’re an avid reader, you can finish them quickly. I blew threw them, then went back to read them again and catch everything I missed.
They’re set in a fantasy world, with magic, swords, plots, and all that wonderful stuff. You’re constantly kept guessing as Sanderson writes plot twist after plot twist after stunning revelation. It is written for an older audience, and has some violent scenes. Still, this is one of the most incredible stories I have read. And I really wish I were a Mistborn. Or a Coinshot.
~ The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson (currently three books, going on seven)
Written with the intricate detail of Tolkien, along with Sanderson’s typical engaging sarcasm, this series has kept me hooked for quite some time. It’s not yet finished, but the plot twists and the whole world in general is amazing.
I really don’t know what else to say about it. The series has wowed me more times than I care to count. With awesome swords, magical creatures, and mysterious, hidden magic, this series is a gem among typical fantasy books. They are undoubtedly written for adults.
~ Ender’s Game (and Ender’s Shadow!) by Orson Scott Card (yes, that’s two books)
This series wowed me. Admittedly, I haven’t read much sci-fi. But I loved these unique stories. Both books are written over the same time, but from different characters’ perspectives.
There are more in this series that I haven’t read, though I’m considering reading them just to find out what happens to the amazing characters I met in these books.
~ The Ryria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan (sort of six books…)
I loved this series. I’m reading through it again, it was so good. With surprising plot twists around every corner, startling revelations popping up where you least expect them, and two incredible, skilled, and sarcastic thieves as the stars, this book came incredibly close to overthrowing the democracy of my favorite books and setting it up as a fiefdom (if that makes any sense).
While it is aimed at an older audience can get quite gruesome at times, I’d recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed Mistborn or Stormlight Archives. It’s well written, engaging, and instructive.
~ Escaping the Noose by K. E. Stanton (not yet published…)
Yep. You read that right. This book isn’t published yet. Through Young Writer’s Workshop, an incredible writer’s group I’m a part of, I got to be a beta reader for this stunning, engaging, and exciting story
A beautiful work of historical fiction, this story kept me hooked for page upon page of conflict, reflection, and adventure. I would recommend this book to anyone over eleven. It’s one of the best historical fiction books I’ve read.
… there we go. I could have went on for several more pages. But I held myself back. I hope these books provide something interesting and fun to read if you are ever at a loss when searching for good books.