It's that time of the week again to showcase one of our favourite genres with out Genre Spotlight of the week. Unfortunately last week due to the holidays, not much was posted and this was pushed back, but here it is!
This week's genre is FANTASY! There is nothing like diving into a whole new world!
Judith's Fantasy Recommendation:
My pick for this week is The Alchemyst by Michael Scott! I read this book on my boyfriend's recommendation, since the series is one of his all time favorites. Well okay, it was more like "YOU BETTER READ IT! NOW!" What can I say, he's very passionate! :) Regardless, I was glad I listened to him, because I really enjoyed it! It is quite the adventure and very action packed. If I am not mistaken, the whole story takes place within the span of one day. There is so much detail and world building on every single page. If you are even remotely a fan of history you will absolutely love this book. Michael Scott has an incredible talent when it comes to taking bits of history and giving them a whole new life. You begin to question certain events and even sometimes prefer his retelling to the original versions you know. This is one of those books you do have to pay attention to or you might miss an important part, but the ride is definitely enjoyable! If you are a fan of history and magic you will love this book!!!
Kristy's Fantasy Recommendation:
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
Many of you are probably going to kill me for this, but actually, the reason why I read this book or even learned about it was because of the film. When it came out I was captured by the fantasy with the promise of magic where you would least expect to find it; "middle of nowhere South Carolina," as Ethan Wate, the protagonist of the story, puts it. Along with the fantasy aspect of it, comes romance and new friendships that you wouldn't expect and even a little bit of history. Your least favourite characters become your favourite.
Another thing I love is that these characters are avid readers with a love for "banned" books. It infuriates the overly religious women and you can't help but laugh at their outrage.
The more you read, the more the plot begins to twist and you don't know what is real and what isn't. You are trapped with the need to find out more...until you pick up the second book (which I need to continue reading). But you won't be disappointed. There is so much magic filling the pages that you will be entranced the entire way through.
If any of you lovelies have any fantasy faves that you would like to recommend or just really love, leave us a comment. We'd love to hear from you all!
Next Week's Genre Spotlight will be Contemporary. If anyone has any future genres they'd like to see in the spotlight or any ideas of their own, leave a comment to let us know.
Until next time lovelies!