Hey lovelies! It’s top five Wednesday time again and today’s topic was a freebie topic! We got to choose any topic from the past that we wanted to talk about and I chose
Top five science fiction/fantasy books on my TBR
I’m not going to lie, I totally picked this one because it was easy. It’s currently Wednesday at 8:27 pm so I wanted something I could whip up pretty quick and since fantasy is my preferred genre, this will be a piece of cake—although narrowing it down to five may be hard haha!
The Black Prism(Lightbringer 01) by Brent Weeks
This series has been on my radar for a while now thanks to one of my favourite booktubers, Regan @ Peruse Project, I feel like we have quite similar reading tastes and she loved this series so much so I knew I had to pick it up. I currently own the first three books in this series and I can’t wait to read them, although they’re massive. I’ve also heard it has a really unique and interesting magic system so that makes me really curious. Guile is the prism, the most powerful person in the world—he is a high priest and emperor and all that holds together a tenuous peace. But prisms never last and Guile knows exactly how long he has left. When he discovers he has a son in a far away kingdom he has to decide just how far he’ll go to protect his secret that can change everything.
Red Rising(Red Rising 01) by Pierce Brown
This is another one that’s been on my radar for a while—okay, I’m going to stop saying that now because otherwise that’s how I’m going to start every single book off. I’m not going to lie, science fiction isn’t a genre that I tend to gravitate towards for the most part but I’m not sure why. I like the concept of space shit but sometimes the books in the genre are a bit overwhelming to go through. I’ve herd a lot of good things about this series but I’ve definitely seen a few people that really didn’t like it. I’m pretty sure I own the first three—I thought this was a trilogy but I feel like there might have been a fourth book released not too long ago? I may be wrong though. Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in society. Like his fellow Reds he works all day believing that they’re making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Little do they know, humanity reached Mars generations ago and Darrow is nothing more than a slave to the ruling class. Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the Institute and he will have to fight for his life and he will stop at nothing to beat his enemies.
Cinder(The Lunar Chronicles 01) by Marissa Meyer
Another really popular sci-fi series that I haven’t read yet. I own this entire series but I still haven’t read them—I’m actually the worst for that. I know so many people love this series and I absolutely love the premise for it so I’m hoping to get to it soon. They’re all based on different princesses and they’re sci-fi retellings which just sounds bad ass. Cinder is a mechanic in New Beijing—and she’s also a cyborg. Her step mother blames her for her step sister’s illness but then her life becomes entwined with Prince Kai’s and she finds herself torn between the desires of an evil queen and a dangerous temptation.
The Name of the Wind(The Kingkiller Chronicles 01) by Patrick Rothfuss
I’ve been avoiding reading the first two books in this series because the third book, Doors of Stone, isn’t out yet and as far as I know it doesn’t have a solid publication date—basically, I don’t want another Song of Ice and Fire situation in my life because one of those situations is enough for me. I’ve heard so many good things about the first two books though that I really do want to read them soon. I vaguely know what this one is about but not really and the Goodreads description doesn’t exactly help so here have a vague summary of the novel: Kvothe is a magically gifted young man who becomes the most powerful wizard in the world. It follows his childhood through his years as an orphan in a dangerous city, his daring and successful bid to enter a magic school and his life as a fugitive after the killing of a king. Like, I know this seems like it gives a lot of detail and it sort of does, but I also feel like it doesn’t give us any sort of gist of what the story will be like. Either way, I’m incredibly interested in it.
Falling Kindoms(Falling Kingdoms 01) by Morgan Rhodes
Okay so I’ve actually read book one in the series but I want to re read it and then try to semi-marathon the series. The reason I say semi-marathon is because I actually don’t enjoy marathoning series one right after another. I need to put a book or two in between the series books because if I don’t, I burn out on the series quickly no matter how much I like it—this is the sole reason that I haven’t finished The Mortal Instruments series, both times I’ve tried to marathon it and got stuck after City of Glass. I really loved what I’ve read so far of the Falling Kingdoms series and I can’t wait to restart and then continue. I’ve also met Morgan Rhodes and she was seriously so sweet and so funny so I want to finally read her books so I can appreciate them and her even more. In the three Kingdoms of Mytica, magic has been forgotten. While peace has reigned for centuries, a dangerous unrest simmers below the surface. As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, they change the lives of their subjects forever. A princess, a rebel, a sorceress and an heir find their fates intertwined as their thrown into a world of betrayals, murders and secret alliances.
That’s it for me today! I’d love if you guys could recommend me some awesome science fiction books in the comments!(I can also never say no to some good fantasy recs!)