Friday Fives | Fantasy Books (That are not Harry Potter)

Posted November 21, 2020 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in friday favorites / 0 Comments

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

Today’s topic are fantasy books that are not Harry Potter.

Victorian England, demons, magic, and a mysterious girl. The Infernal Devices is probably my favorite series of Clare’s books. I feel such kinship with Tessa. Will and Jem are not only adorable but truly show non-toxic masculinity. Also, I’m obsessed with books set in Victorian England!

I cannot fully describe in words how amazing this book is (I haven’t read the second one, I know I really need to). I just love how it is a fantasy series with Nigerian elements and stars non-white characters!

Such an amazing series and a great way to get kids into mythology. I also love how in each book/series Rick Riordan becomes not only a better writer but a better person by including non-white and LGBTQ characters. The origin of Percy Jackson is amazing as well, as Riordan created the series for his son who has dyslexia and ADHD.

I know vampires have been done and overdone, but I truly enjoyed this one from Renee Ahdieh. I especially love the fact that it’s set in New Orleans!

I mean I couldn’t not include A Song of Ice and Fire (that is the official name of the series). I mean dragons, zombies, political intrigue, there’s something for everyone in this series.

Happy Reading Darlings!

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