Monday, March 11, 2019

Fantasy Favorites Tag

Quick confession before I begin the tag: I stole this tag from Nicole. (Although, she *did* encourage it, so . . .) Also--it is no longer fantasy month. I am about 11 days past the due date. :P Buuuut, I needed a post for this week, and this tag sounded really fun. So we're doing it!


-Thank the blogger who tagged you. Thanks Nicole, even though I stole it XD

-Answer the questions

-Include the graphic somewhere in the post

-Tag a few blogger friends, and let them know they've been tagged

What is Your Favorite Fantasy Book?

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Keeper of the Lost Cities!! If you've been around my blog for a while, then chances are, you've heard my ramblings about why you should read this book. (Which you totally should!) Shannon Messenger writes some of the funniest plot twistiest books ever. And her characters have *the best* dialogue. Basically, they're perfect. 

What is Your Favorite Fantasy Movie/TV Show?

Movie-wise, definitely the How To Train Your Dragon movies! I just saw the third one last weekend, and, guys, there were many tears shed.  

Also, I remember really liking the Alice and Wonderland movies. (The 2010 + 2016 ones)

Who is Your Favorite Hero/Heroine?

Gah--this is so hard to choose!

Well, to name a few (because I couldn't possibly choose one :P) Percy Jackson, Sophie Foster, and Nova Artino, from the Percy Jackson books, Keeper of the Lost Cities, and Renegades, respectively. I also couldn't help but mention Katniss Everdeen, even though Hunger Games is *technically* dystopian.  

Who is Your Favorite Fantasy Sidekick?

Okay, once again, super hard question! But, I will play by the rules this time, and pick one. 

Mini, from Aru Shah and the End of Time is such a nerdy, adorable sidekick, I can't help but love her. 

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Who is Your Favorite Fantasy Villain? Who do You Love To Hate?

I really love the villains from The Gilded Wolves, by Roshani Chokshi. (I won't name anyone specifically because some of them aren't revealed until later, and this is a NO SPOILER ZONE.) But I love how ingeniously their plans unfurled. 

What is Your Favorite Fantasy Subgenre? 

I *love* contemporary fantasy! Contemporary fantasy is where the story takes place in a real-world setting, but still includes many fantastical elements. Sometimes it's hard for me to get into super high fantasy because I have a hard time picturing the setting, so it's a lot easier for me when the story's set in a world I'm already familiar with. 

What is Your Favorite Thing About Fantasy?

Fantasy books are, in many ways, an escape from reality. Whenever I'm particularly nervous about something, I'll read fantasy because it helps take my mind off things. I also love being able to imagine that awesome things like dragons and fae and elves are real. 

What is Your Favorite Fantasy Realm?

It was super hard to pick one, (yes, I know I already said that twice. But come on, there are just so many good books!) but I'm going to have to say the realm from Story Thieves by James Riley. One of the characters, Bethany, is half-fictional, and has the power to jump in and out of any book she wants--which, is like, the coolest thing ever!

Bethany, jumping into every book in sight ^^

What is Your Favorite Magic System?

It's been a while since my last reread, but I remember really liking the magic system from the Septimus Heap series. I absolutely loved reading about Septimus' adventures as apprentice to the ExtraOrdinary wizard. And of course, I loved Spit Fyre, and Ullr because, who could not? (Even though I still don't really know how to pronounce Ullr. :P)

Sell me a fantasy book! Have you written a fantasy book? Give me your best pitch for it! Have you read an exceptionally great fantasy book recently? Convince me to make it my next read!

One of my latest fantasy reads was The Gilded Wolves, by Roshani Chokshi! But, I already wrote a full review of that, so if you want to check it out, you can read it here

I know that this is kind of cheating--but so is posting a tag a month late. :P


I'm not going to tag anyone specific (shocking--I almost never do XD) because this tag is already tremendously late. But don't let that stop you! If you really want to do this--like I did--go ahead and steal it! Do it! Have fun with it!

Alright--that's about it for this post. Let me know if you decide to do this post--I'd love to see your answers. :)

Peace out. 
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  1. Ah, the HtTYD movies!!! I saw the third one on Wednesday and ah, my heart! It was a lot to take in, but I loved it!!

  2. I don't think I've ever heard of Story Thieves, but just from what you said about it it sounds so cool! *looks it up on Goodreads*

    1. It's so good!! The beginning of the first one is a little slow, but it's definitely worth getting through. :)

  3. Yay, you stole it! *grin*

    Oh, goodness, yes, HTTYD is awesome! I haven’t seen the third one yet, though, and to be honest, I’m VERY scared to watch it. IF MY CHARACTERS GET HURT . . . XD

    1. Haha--I was super scared to watch it too! I hope you like it. :)

  4. Yes my favorite fantasy is contemporary fantasy! I love that kind the best. One of my favorite series is contemporary fantasy. ;)

  5. Great choices! Love How to Train Your Dragon.


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