5 YA FANTASY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

1. SPIN THE DAWN by Elizabeth Lim

-There is a badass protagonist you would root for throughout the book

- It's a Mulan retelling but with an imperial tailor so there is both badassery and gorgeous clothes which is the best combo really.

- There is ship you would 100% get behind and with lots of adorable bickering. It has a bit of enemies to lovers which is everyone's favourite trope ever

- So much magic everywhere including the writing which is the most magical of all and I will read anything that Elizabeth Lim writes.

- And now is the perfect time to read the book as the sequel will be out soon and the cliffhanger will only kill you for a short time.

 

2. SORCERY OF THORNS

- It has a protagonist who wants to work in a library. A dangerous library

- The love interest is a cinnamon roll who pretends to be evil because hey that's more fun

- There is so much sweet bickering again and I just wanna squish the two together and order them to kiss.

- There's a sarcastic demon who kind of rolls his eyes at everything humans do. We love him.

- Also did I mention there are libraries with living books?

- It's so full of heart and will make you smile happily (for the most part) 

 

3. SIX OF CROWS

- First off, YOU HAVEN'T READ SoC? I am judging you. Just kidding. Or am I?

- There's a gang of misfits planning a heist which obviously means there is going to be utter pandemonium and a lot of screaming plus tears.

- There are ships you fall head over heels in love with and scream "I WILL GO DOWN WITH THIS SHIP"

- There is absolute brilliance happening all around. The plot will slap you with twists left and right.

- Kaz Brekker... IT'S A VALID REASON

 

4. A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY

- It's a Beauty and The Beast retelling and aren't we all suckers for those?

- There's a badass heroine who doesn't take shit from ANYONE. She doesn't care if you're a prince or how handsome you are. SHE WILL END YOU.

- Two cinnamon roll boys you want to protect and at the same time whack on the head. Aren't they the best kind?

- Beautiful writing that is just absolutely delectable and also book two released recently so you can read it back to back.

- Disability rep done amazingly so let's all give an applause to the author

- There is magical castle which should be reason enough to read the book.

 

5. THE GILDED WOLVES

 

- It's set in Paris and Roshani Chokshi's writing brings the place to life

- There are once again a gang of misfits trying to pull a heist and also all of them have other things going on that makes you just want to hug them and go "there, there"

- The characters are all badass but also soft and you'll definitely want to protect them with your dying breath.

- There are lots of puzzles and brainy characters trying to break them which is my jam.

- There were all kinds of diversity so kudos to the author! 

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Uma @books.bags.burgers  is a crazy albeit nice book dragon who when not decoding the human existence in secret labs, spends the day bemoaning her lack of pastel books and trying to make sure her TBR doesn't kill her overnight.


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