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5 Fandom Friday: Introduction

Hello everyone and welcome back!! We’re going to be starting a new thing on this blog taken from Saritoral Geek called 5 Fandom Friday. This was not created by them but was created by another blogger, and you can read more about that here.

Basically its every Friday, one prompt, 5 answers. This month everything seems to be about books which is going to be a little tricky for me, so I may not do all of them, but we’ll see.

My goal is to get back into reading this year. I wanna see if maybe I can read 2 books a month starting this month, because I used to love reading SO MUCH. But now I hardly read at all – which saddens me because the foundations of writing (which is what I do the most) is reading.

Anywho, let’s get on to it.

This week’s prompt is 5 Favorite Book Series. I’ve had to go dig into my old old Goodreads account that I barely use for this one, so here we go. Also, there’s a common theme for my books being mystical and fantasy and romance as well, as you’ll be able to see.

Also I haven’t read these all in ages so if I seem like I am forgetting plot points and my descriptions don’t make sense, it’s because I have forgotten and I am not making sense.

Vampire Academy

I am not talking about the movie that I still haven’t seen – I am talking about the book series. My friend got me into this because I was actually very into vampires and stuff as a teenager, thanks to Twilight.

This series was just…. so incredible. It had romance, but twists and turns and heartbreaks. I highly recommend reading this whole series, because it was just so so good. It’s not even like a typical vampire book, I see the main character as sort of also an anti-hero because she had her faults and flaws too – lots of them.

Also, I think this was the hottest of them all.

Hush, Hush

This is classic romance but with a darker twist. Angels and demons – what more do you need? My friend recommended this to me as well (as she has actually recommended me most of my books because we have similar tastes) and I am SO HAPPY that she did because I enjoyed this so much.

It was mystical and romantic and just overall so well written. It was different in a good way and just captured me from the moment I started reading it.

Need

This was something I heavily enjoyed. It was magical and romantic and just all around fantastic. I had found this one on my own and I’m happy I took a chance on it. It’s very much more fantasy but in the real world, and has a dark tone to it while also kind of keeping up with the theme of real life.

It was so so good, I couldn’t put it down. I think I read the whole series over a course of maybe a week or two? I remember the magical-ness and the fantasy aspect of it reminding me of Harry Potter a bit but not quite, as this was much more mature to me.

Hunger Games

The Hunger Games was a summer reading book for the juniors of my high school when I was a freshman in highschool. You were able to read all of the synopsis for the books on the sheet when you got them and it sounded interesting to me, so I asked my mom to buy it for me.

And I was hooked. It was something unlike I had read before, because I had been into Harry Potter and stuff and that was my main focus in reading. This was a whole new genre for me – a dystopian fiction. It was totally not my zone but I loved it and needed to read more, especially after the first book.

With Catching Fire you kind of think “this possibly can’t top the last one – we’ve already seen one games.” and then they come in with that and Mockingjay…. it was just incredible. It’s the perfect way to end the series, it’s just the revolution needed to put an end to it all.

Harry Potter

This one obviously has to sit at number one. I’ve written about Harry Potter and what it means to me before – how it inspired me to begin this journey into all things mystical and fantasy. I can even say that it made me want to travel into a galaxy far, far away.

It was just so magical to me as 13 year old and it’s magical to me now as a 24 year old. It was one of the first magical things I ever read and it just blew my mind, especially since when I read a book I watched the movie right after so that just made it all the more special to me.

An honorable mention for this list will be the Twilight series – as it was one of the biggest book series I had read and became obsessed with until I had read Harry Potter the following year. But these to me were just kind of unmatched to me and very unique.

Tell me your favorite series below and give me some recommendations for books!


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