I was tagged to do this by Beth @ReadingEveryNight, and I love talking about my favourite genre, so it seems like a tag I’ll really enjoy.
- Credit the bad bad Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek as the creator of the tag. Either use the created tag name graphic or create your own and link back to his blog.
- Answer the questions.
- Tag as many people as you want.
What’s your favourite genre?
It’s always been, and probably always will be, fantasy.
Who is your favourite author from the genre?
My leading ladies are V. E. Scwab, Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor. These women are incredible writer in general, but their fantasy novels are second to none. They know exactly how to build a world and form a character in a way that leaves you desperate for more of their books.
What is it about the genre that keeps you pulling back?
Honestly, it’s all about the magic for me. I’ve always loved the idea of powers, so reading about characters who have them is so exciting for me. If you add magic to mythical lands, fantastical happenings, and diverse characters then it’s pretty much a done deal that I’ll read your book.
What’s the book that started your love for your favourite genre?
One of the earliest fantasy series I can remember reading was Trudi Canavan’s The Magician’s Guild trilogy. I adored that series (and still do) and it was basically a gateway into the genre for me. It unlocked my love of stories about magic, and I read The Hobbit and the Harry Potter series around the same time, which only fuelled my enjoyment of the genre further.
If you had to recommend at least one book from your favourite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading the genre, what would you choose and why?
I guess I’ve got to pick my favourite trilogy of all time. I think A Darker Shade of Magic is such a wonderfully versatile book, in that it’s ideal for new readers of the genre, but is also perfect for seasoned veterans, who have been reading fantasy for years, because it’s so unique.
Why do you read?
I read to explore other worlds, meet new characters, and experience a type of magic that doesn’t exist in our world, but does exist in theirs.