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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today is a freebie topic, and I chose to talk about completed fantasy series I want to binge-read next. All of these series are already complete and honestly, have been on my TBR for a while. But I never got to them, which is now a good thing because I CAN BINGE-READ. Which I prefer actually, because binge-reading has some pretty awesome benefits.
- No forgetting what happened in previous books because of goldfish brain
- Meaning no having to re-read previous books to remember things
- Being able to get more absorbed by the story, which makes for a better reading experience
So without further ado, here are the completed fantasy series I’m hoping to binge-read soon! (in no particular order)
Ruined trilogy by Amy Tintera
A revenge that will consume her. A love that will ruin her.
Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.
But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.
In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.
Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em’s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.
Timekeeper trilogy by Tara Sim
I was in an accident. I got out. I’m safe now.
An alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, where a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.
A prodigy mechanic who can repair not only clockwork but time itself, determined to rescue his father from a Stopped town.
A series of mysterious bombings that could jeopardize all of England.
A boy who would give anything to relive his past, and one who would give anything to live at all.
A romance that will shake the very foundations of time.
Rebel of the Sands trilogy by Alwyn Hamilton
Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic. For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female.
Amani Al’Hiza is all three. She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can’t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she’s destined to wind up wed or dead.
Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route. But though she’s spent years dreaming of leaving Dustwalk, she never imagined she’d gallop away on mythical horse—or that it would take a foreign fugitive to show her the heart of the desert she thought she knew.
Rebel of the Sands reveals what happens when a dream deferred explodes—in the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all-consuming inferno of a girl finally, at long last, embracing her power.
The Daevabad trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty
Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.
But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.
In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.
After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for…
Arc of a Scythe trilogy by Neal Shusterman
Thou shalt kill.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
The Bone Witch trilogy by Rin Chupeco
In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price.When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha-one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles and make a powerful choice.
The Star-Touched Queen duology by Roshani Chokshi
Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?
Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…
But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.
Great list! I LOVE The Daevabad Trilogy, so I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 The Bone Witch and Timekeeper are both on my TBR, and I’m tempted to try Rebel of the Sands, too, because I love the idea of a heroine who’s a gunslinger.
Ah the Daevabad trilogy has had such raving reviews, I NEED TO READ IT ASAP! Rebel of the Sands does sound like a lot of fun 🙂
I love the Timekeeper trilogy. I also really need to read The Bone Witch and and one of these days I’d like to keep on reading with Ruined. I liked the first book for sure.
I definitely need to read the Timekeeper trilogy ASAP! Glad to hear you liked the first Ruined book, hope to dive into that series soon as well 🙂
I have read Rebel of the Sands which I loved but I still need to read the other two books. I’ve read The Bone Witch and The Heart Forget too but I still need to read the last book. It’s one of my favorite series though. So much love for it! Also have read The Star-Touched Queen but I wasn’t a big fan of it so I never read the sequel.
So glad to to hear The Bone Witch series is one of your favorites! I hope to get to it soon!
I did hear mixed reviews about The Star-Touched Queen so I’m hesitant but still intrigued to find out what I think about it 🙂
I love this list! I also really want to read City of Brass and The Star – Touche Queen!
My TTT: https://moonlitbooks.home.blog/2020/07/28/tttnewauthors/
I hope we’ll both get to this series soon and love them!
I loved Timekeeper and Scythe but I never finished either trilogy. I really hope to do so soon!
Glad to hear you loved them so far! I hope to start them soon!
I loved Scythe and Thunderhead – I need to get to The Toll!
So glad to hear you loved the first two books in that series! I hope to get to it soon.