Yeah, sorry, I don't have a book review today. I'll hopefully have one next week, though. We shall see.
Anyways, I'm working on the brainstorming, more specifically, the backstory, for a new idea right now. It's a fantasy. I've never actually completed a fantasy. All- and by all I mean both- of my completed first drafts have been sci-fi/dystopian. Well, I've recently taken a liking to the tone of those medieval time period fantasies. So, I've set off on the quest of writing a fantasy.
Because of that, I have two requests to ask of you, my loyal blog readers (loyal, I say, even though this blog hasn't even been up a month, but still... XD).
One: Please hold me accountable to finishing this at some point. Just, on any post I make, randomly comment, "So, how's that fantasy coming?" Then I shall be shamed into continuing it when that inevitable time comes that I want to give up on it.
Two: Help me continue to be inspired. For me, when I'm writing something, it just helps me to keep going if I'm reading something at least slightly similar to my WIP. So, what are some of y'all's favorite fantasies? Preferably the ones with that medieval times sort of feel to them. I mean the ones like Eragon and Seraphina (even though I've never actually completely read either of those books). By the way, random little squirrel, I just realized that there is not a single fantasy book on my bookshelf. *scurries off to check Kindle* Okay, there are some on my Kindle. Just in case you're wondering what kinds of fantasies I've read and liked, here's a short list of what's on my Kindle:
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Poison by Bridget Zinn
And, well, I would give a rough synopsis of this mystery idea that you know nothing about other than the genre, but I don't even have an actual, erm, plot yet. Just lots of backstory and a very vague idea for a premise.
So, what are some of y'all's favorite fantasy books? :-)