Even though I participate in giving Monthly Recommendations, I thought I would start my own where every couple weeks I give recommendations for a specific topic. Today I’m doing recommendations for fantasy books for those who don’t read fantasy. I think fantasy can be a hard genre to read if you’re not into it, and I think these books are pretty easy to read if you never read fantasy.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
This is an adult fantasy trilogy, but it’s so easy to read. It’s kind of magical realism with fantasy and I really enjoyed it. The world-building is great but not too detailed, the magic system is easy to understand, and most of the characters have easy-to-remember names. I think it’s perfect for someone wanting to try fantasy, or those who read YA to try adult fantasy.
Children of the Lamp by P. B. Kerr
This is a series about djinn, or genies, and it’s so interesting. Again, it’s kind of magical realism because it takes place in our world with fantastical elements, and I highly recommend it. It’s more middle-grade/young YA, so I think it’s perfect for those who aren’t super familiar with fantasy.
The Beka Cooper trilogy by Tamora Pierce
Tamora Pierce is the queen of fantasy, I think. She has so many amazing fantasy series that I highly recommend, but Beka Cooper is my favourite. Again, the world-building is great without being too complex and the characters are wonderful.
The Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
This is a YA dystopian/fantasy trilogy, which I think is great for those wanting to try fantasy. It could be a little tricky because it’s written the way the character speaks (so there’s a lot of misspelled words and incorrect grammar), but the story is easy to follow and it honestly has some of the best character development ever.
So those are the fantasy books I recommend for those wanting to try fantasy! Have you read any of them? Which would you recommend to those wanting to try fantasy? Let me know!