This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.
The upcoming schedule is:
9/28/19 — Books with Maps
The October Schedule will be announced soon.
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Books over 500 Pages
I used to avoid long books like the plague, but a while ago I went through all my 5 star reviews to see what they had in common. (You can read that full post here.)I realized that nearly every fantasy that I had given 5 stars was over 500 pages. Now there are tons of long books that I’m really looking forward to. It was really hard to narrow down this list to just five, so I narrowed it down to the top 5 that I am going to read as soon as I can.
I’m not including the synopsis because this is the third book in the Mistborn series. Here is the synopsis of The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) instead.
Where ash falls from the sky, and mist dominates the night, evil cloaks the land and stifles all life. Criminal mastermind Kelsier teaches Allomancy, the magic of metals, to another Mistborn, urchin Vin 16. The unlikely heroine is distracted by rich Venture heir Elend. Can Kelsier’s thieving crew take on the tyrant Lord Ruler and bring back colour to their world?
I discovered Brandon Sanderson this summer and I am obsessed. I wanted to read one Sanderson title a month, but I didn’t have time in August to get to the third Mistborn book, so I hope to find time to read it soon because I really can’t wait to return to this world and it’s characters.
From New York Times Bestselling author Brent Weeks…
For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city’s most accomplished artist.
For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’s grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly – and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.
But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins’ world of dangerous politics and strange magics – and cultivate a flair for death.
Soon after I discovered Brandon Sanderson I started to search for anything similar ad a lot of people had recommended Brent Weeks. This book has assassins and really sounds up my alley.
Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live.
When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he’s willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.
I am really excited to get into this series. I have heard that it’s comparable to Mistborn in the way that it has a really intricate magic system, so I’m pretty sure that I will absolutely love this book.
They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he’s part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count.
Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich – they’re the only ones worth stealing from – but the poor can go steal for themselves. What Locke cons, wheedles and tricks into his possession is strictly for him and his band of fellow con-artists and thieves: the Gentleman Bastards.
Together their domain is the city of Camorr. Built of Elderglass by a race no-one remembers, it’s a city of shifting revels, filthy canals, baroque palaces and crowded cemeteries. Home to Dons, merchants, soldiers, beggars, cripples, and feral children. And to Capa Barsavi, the criminal mastermind who runs the city.
But there are whispers of a challenge to the Capa’s power. A challenge from a man no one has ever seen, a man no blade can touch. The Grey King is coming.
A man would be well advised not to be caught between Capa Barsavi and The Grey King. Even such a master of the sword as the Thorn of Camorr. As for Locke Lamora ..
This book is about a criminal mastermind. Ever since reading Six of Crows I have been obsessed with criminals in fantasy novels. I got a copy of this book through a trade on Twitter and I just need more TIME so I can finally read it.
I’m not giving a synopsis of this book because it’s the third in the series. Here is the synopsis of Daughter of Smoke and Bone instead.
Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.
When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
I’ve actually been putting off reading this book for a while. The reason I haven’t read it is that I want to have an unread Laini Taylor book. As soon as her next book is announced I’m going to read this. Unless, of course, I need a Laini Taylor book in an emergency. Check out my review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone here.
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Do you love long books? What is your favorite long book? Have you read any of these books? Should I move any of these up my TBR? What do you love about long books? Make sure to comment below so we can chat about books over 500 pages!