Top 5 Wednesday

My First Top 5 Wednesday! Gateway Fantasy Novels!

I’ve been reading everyone’s Top 5 Wednesday posts for awhile now since they are pretty much the only posts in my reader on Wednesday; they are all very interesting!  I thought some of the topics sounded intriguing and since I have wanted to do this particular topic for awhile on my own, I thought this would be a good time to start. I have also been wondering what books would be the best to start with for other genres so I look forward to all of your posts!

This Weeks topic is: Books to introduce others into your favorite genre, which for me is Fantasy!

I picked the following books because they have such engaging plots and awesome characters that I believe they will hook someone into reading more fantasy. They also are not overly complex, but still loved even by intrepid fantasy readers.

Note: I did not include Harry Potter on this list because…well…duh. JUST READ IT ALREADY! 🙂 They are also not in any particular order. Yes, two of these are children’s series, but OMG they are AMAZING!


The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

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  • Great intro series for those that like Fairy-tales
  • Interesting plot w/memorable characters
  • Slight romance aspect, but very well done
  • Check out my review of Cinder!

Reckoners Series by Brandon Sanderson

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  • Great series if you like superheroes but don’t like Marvel or DC comics (or even if you do)
  • Engaging, unique story with spectacular world-building
  • Check out my review of Steelheart!

Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima

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  • Awesome series set in a Queendom!
  • Exciting plot containing magic, intrigue, and incredible characters
  • Slight romance, but well done even though there is a love triangle!
  • Check out my review of The Demon King!

Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull

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  • Great plot
  • Includes all your typical fantasy creatures
  • Totally appropriate for younger readers and loved by older ones as well

Ranger’s Apprentice Series by John Flanagan

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  • Well thought-out, engaging series
  • Highly memorable characters that develop with each book
  • Awesome world-building
  • Appropriate for younger readers and also loved by adults as well
  • Check out my review for Ranger’s Apprentice



*Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by gingerreadslainey. Feel free to join the Goodreads group!

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