2016: Best of Fantasy

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Fantasy is my favorite genre and also the genre from which I read the most books. It's always hard to pare down my 125+ fantasy reads into year-end favorites so not only does fantasy get its own list, but it also gets divided by age.

2016 Best Fantasy -- YA Edition:

1. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #2)
2. Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn
3. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes #2)
4. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Choksi (The Star-Touched Queen #1)
5. The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas (The Elemental Trilogy #3)
6. Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
7. The Beauty in Darkness by Mary E. Pearson (The Remnant Chronicles #3)
8. The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (The Winner's Trilogy #3)
9. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge (Untitled #1)
10. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

2016 Best Fantasy -- Adult Edition:

1. The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley (The Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne #3)
2. The Spider's War by Daniel Abraham (The Dagger and the Coin #5)
3. Saint's Blood by Sebastien de Castell (Greatcoats #3)
4. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Shades of London #2)
5. The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn #6)
6. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (Nevernight #1)
7. The Silver Tide by Jen Williams (The Copper Cat #3)
8. In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #4)
9. The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley (The Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne #2)
10. Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn #5)


  1. Aaah man, I was ready to take a look at this list and get ALL the adult fantasy recs but I know/have read most of them already LOL THAT ONLY MEANS IT'S A GREAT LIST THOUGH

    1. Ahahah oh noooo! I mean I could have listed more but I had to cut myself off at some point lol.

    2. I'll just go back to stalking your GR shelves ;D

  2. It's always hilarious looking at other peoples best of lists, scrolling.. and scrolling... looking for something you read.. wondering what the hell you spent the last year reading.. but I've read two! I also loved the final installment in the Winner's trilogy and Heartless was a shockingly good story. I'm thinking 2017 needs to be the year I finally read some Schwab and Sanderson though.

    1. Hahah at least there were a couple! I promise the other ones are good, too! ^__^

      And YES! Schwab, Sanderson, Staveley -- can't go wrong with any of their books.


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