Kvothe is one of the most enigmatic narrators I’ve ever read, hands down. I drowned so heavily in The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear, it was so good. The world that Rothfuss builds as the setting is so complicated, so intricate and miraculous, you can’t help but be swept away. The stories told within the story are endearing and will make your heart race, and this is definitely a series that people will talk about in decades to come. Absolutely epic.
Fantastic is the first word that comes to mind. Not only are the characters complex, but it’s a racy saga of monstrous proportions. The world is extensive, incredibly descriptive on Feist’s part and the sheer scope of the Riftwar Cycle is enough to make you choke. But it ebbs, it flows, and it will sweep you away like it swept me away. I highly recommend this for readers who loved The Lord of the Rings, it’s such a great read.
Unique and exhilarating, Divergent is a fantasy story that can capably blow your mind. Tris and Four, our incredibly interesting protagonists, live in a dystopian society and must survive the tests of their different factions. Deliciously unique, Roth does a fantastic job at building this world that is believable, unbelievably exciting and dark to boot.
This was recommended to me by my best friend, and it really sparked my childish imagination. Told through the eyes of Rossamund, it is an adventure through a child’s voice filled with uncertainty and awe. A fantastic tale of humans vs. monsters and of the lines in between. Europa bears the benchmark of who I compare my heroines to, and she is a mighty figure to behold. Not only that, but D.M. Cornish’s beautiful character sketches add a dimension to the book that makes it so real.
The universe of the Graceling Realm is so damn unique, I was hooked by the first book. In Graceling, it explores a world where rare individuals have special talents – from cooking, to sewing, to skills that can aid someone in fighting and killing. It’s a fantastical world! The plotlines throughout the series are fast paced, and definitely action packed, and the Realm is so damn believable. A joy to read.