Top Ten Tuesday: May 2, 2017

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Now for another Top Ten Tuesday! Itโ€™s hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You can find questions on their blog if you want to follow along.

This week is: Cover Theme Freebie

The freebie pick was really hard for me. There’s so many directions you could go with one. Finally, I decided to highlight: Covers of Royalty Fantasy Books

I’ve been in a big fantasy mood lately if you can’t tell. Royalty is one of my favorite type of characters to read about. Combine the two and I’m one happy girl. Now, these aren’t necessarily book covers that I love, but books I’ve read and enjoyed. In no particular order, here we go!

First Light by Michelle Paige Holmes

This one has such a pretty cover! It’s soft but eye catching. It’s been a while since I read it, but I just remember adoring the story.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

I love this series! It has everything I want in a book. A girl who starts out soft, but because strong, not just physically stronger, but mentally and emotionally stronger. The story kept me engaged through all three books.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

I know, a middle grade book, I and don’t usually read those, but this one is an exception. I first read it a long, long time ago. Maybe high school? In any case, it’s been a while. But I feel in love with it. It’s such a good twist on Cinderella, a girl that has to obey every order she’s given. It’s SO good!

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Do I even need to explain myself with this one? I will anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s got “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True Love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest Ladies. Snakes. Spiders… Pain. Death. Brave men. Cowardly men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.”

It’s one of the most quotable books ever. I just love it! Sure, it’s not a perfect book, but it’s still one of my favorites.

Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith

Another book that’s been a while since I read. Technically, two books combine into one. In any case, they’re rock! They are ones I should go back and reread sometime soon.

The Seer and the Sword by Victoria Hanley

This list is making me realize how many books I love that I haven’t read in a while. Maybe I need a reread-a-thon, lol.ย  This book had so much that I love in a book. It was a great read! A fiery princess with a good love interest.

Cage of Deceit by Jennifer Anne Davis

This is one of my recent reads (review on Thursday!). Details will come then, but I loved it! So much fierce girl in action. Definitely worth a read if you like YA fantasy.

Third Daughter by Susan Kay Quinn

This series was an interesting one. A fantasy based on India, this princess starts off naive and grows so much. Her love interest is swoony and full of adventure. Check out this part of the blurb: “This Bollywood-style royal romance takes you to an alternate East Indian world filled with skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue.

Sounds awesome, right!?!

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

A book with a witty protagonist, the entire series is one that’s worth reading. A good combination of things that I enjoy reading.

The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine

If you can’t tell, I love Gail Carson Levine’s books. Even though she writes middle grade, which I usually avoid, I thoroughly enjoy her stories. This was the first one of hers I ever read, and I happened to read it out loud with my college roommate. It was a blast. So many things I love about this book. It makes me cry every time I read it.

And that’s my list. I’m so excited to see what everyone else did with their covers!

Link up & I’ll stop on by!


15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: May 2, 2017

  1. Fantasy and royalty? I’m with you all the way!

    I also love Gail Carson Levine. I’m so excited about her new Bamarre book that comes out today, though Barnes & Noble thinks my preorder won’t actually arrive until Friday. Boo.


  2. Oh, I love fantasy books with royalty! And I’ve not read or even heard of a bunch of these, so I’ll have to check them out! For sure I want to check out Third Daughter. I love stories inspired by Indian culture, and I want to read more of them!


  3. Ella Enchanted is such a wonderful book! I think that it grows with you, even if it is marketed as MG, because Ella goes through so much pain on her journey and that’s something I know that I can relate to even more as I get older–the idea that happily ever after sometimes comes at a cost. Oh and Levine has a prequel to The Two Princesses of Bamarre out now. May 2!


  4. You’ve reminded me I really should read the The Girl Of Fire And Thorns sequels some time soon! I loved the first book, but somehow never continued the series… Good to hear the sequels deliver as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy reading!

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  5. It’s been years since I read ‘Ella Enchanted,’ but I remember liking it – maybe that’s a sign a re-read it due! I’ve also heard really good things about Rae’s books, but haven’t read them. Lots of great adventure stories in this post – or they seem like they would be. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.


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