My top 5 favourites lists often overlap books. Maybe this means I need to read more than I already do, or maybe I need to read faster…
It seems that all of these are of a similar genre: fantasy, science fiction or mystery.
1) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
This is my favourite series of all time. I love the setting, I love the characters, and I love the fact that it’s about assassins.
This series is about Celaena, an assassin who has been kept in the salt mines for the last year after having been caught. She is brought out of captivity, on the condition that she enters the contest as the prince’s champion, for the role or the royal assassin.
2) The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
I love this series so much. I love how it is loosely based around the classic fairy tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapuzel, and Snow White. I finished Winter (the last book in the series) recently, and it’s a very close call for me, with Queen of Shadows (the 4th book in the Throne of Glass series) as my favourite book.
3) The Selection by Kiera Cass
This was my favourite series of all time, until I read Throne of Glass,and The Lunar Chronicles. After reading the last book in the series, The Crown, it just isn’t as of a favourite of mine any more.
4) Defy by Sara B. Larson
I’ve only read the first book from this trilogy, because I haven’t found the time to read the rest as I’ve been reading other books. But when I did read this book, I loved it. Defy reminds me of the Throne of Glass series because it is another fantasy book, even if it is a completely different story.
5) The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I read this a few years ago, so I’m not sure how it compares to my other favourite series. However, I do remember loving it. It really is a good series, with unexpected twists.