Monday, November 10, 2014

Fall Into Fantasy (+ Giveaways)

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For the friends who have been reading the blog for a long time, or those of you I’m friends with on Goodreads, it’s pretty obvious that I love fantasy. I’ve been reading fantasy for as long as I can remember, and most of my favorite books to date are fantasy novels. {I loved it so much that I even wrote, with the help of a few blogger friends, a post full of fantasy recommendations for Cassie!}

Hannah and I recently bonded over our love of fantasy reads, especially because we shared some favorite series! Hannah is a relatively new fantasy reader, while I’ve been reading for ages – but our love for fantasy is pretty much at the same level of love, love, love. So, inspired by our love of fantasy and our desire to read more of it, we decided to collaborate to celebrate fantasy – and thus, Fall into Fantasy was born!

Fall Into Fantasy is a three-week long celebration, where we’ll be talking about our passion for fantasy, reviewing a few fantasy novels, and writing some fantasy-inspired posts! We’re very excited to be bringing this event to our readers, and hopefully shining some light on fantasy and some great fantasy novels. In particular, we decided to take on the following fantasy novels:

Hannah and I hope you’ll join us as we celebrate fantasy for the rest of the month of November! We’re really excited about all the posts we’ve got lined up, and we hope you will be too.

Three EPIC Giveaways

WEEK ONE

PRIZE | The first three books of the Fairyland series by Catherynne M. Valente
DETAILS | One Winner | Wednesday, November 12 - Friday, November 14 | US Only
HOW TO ENTER | Retweet giveaway tweet from @soobsessedblog.

WEEK TWO

PRIZE | A copy of Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
DETAILS | Two Winners | Friday, November 21 - Friday, November 28 | US Only
HOW TO ENTER | Answer question in comments on November 21 blog post.

WEEK THREE

PRIZE | Any book mentioned during Fall Into Fantasy, if available on Amazon or Book Depository.
DETAILS | Three Winners | Monday, November 10 - Friday, November 28 | International
HOW TO ENTER | Fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

The post on Wednesday, November 12, and Friday, November 21, will remind you want to do to enter the first and second giveaway. And you'll find a link to the third giveaway in our sidebar all month long!

How do you feel about fantasy? If you’re a fantasy reader, have you been reading it all your life or are you relatively new to it too? Who are your favorite fantasy authors? What are your favorite fantasy books? If you’re not a fantasy reader, what makes you hesitate?

69 comments:

  1. My favorite fantasy series is Splintered series by A.G. Howard. I love Anita's version of dark but whimsical Wonderland. I loved the Stolen Songbird, so The Hidden Huntress by Danielle Jensen is on my fantasy wishlist

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  2. Christina R. in the rafflecopter


    My favorite fantasy is Kiss of Deception and Burning Sky. LOVE how the worlds are so unique, but the stories are both character driven.


    On my wishlist is Marie Rutkoski's new series :)


    thank you so very much :)

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  3. Favorite fantasy book: Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff. On my wishlist is Skylark by Meagan Spooner

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  4. I love fantasy. The kind with knights and such are always fun, but I gravitate more toward 19th century-esk worlds.


    ONE favorite fantasy book on my mind right now would have to be "Shades of Milk and Honey" by Kowal. And ONE fantasy book on my wish list would be "The Paper Magician" by Holmberg.


    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. I listened to the entire A Song Of Fire & Ice series on audio and loved it. My wishlist consists of all things Brandon Sanderson because I haven't read any of his books yet.

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  6. Favorite fantasy book is EASILY Throne of Glass :) Embarrassingly enough, I don't have a HC copy of Heir of Fire!! YET.

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  7. I read fantasy pretty well exclusively when I was a kid but then kind of fell out of it. The Song of Fire and Ice series had gotten me interested again. I would love to read The Young Elites, The Winner's Curse and The Red Queen!

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  8. I LOVED Throne of Glass and The Chronicles of Narnia.....I don't tend to read a lot of fantasy, even though I would love to !

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  9. This sounds so neat! I love fantasy. I just finished Heir of Fire a couple of weeks ago, and am still dying from FEELS OVERLOAD, but am still looking forward to reading all your posts! All hail the fantasy genre. :)

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  10. My favorite fantasy of all time is a hard choice! I love Harry Potter, of course, but I also love George R R Martin's books, too. And, the Fairyland books have won my heart! If I had to choose one YA, it would probably be Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. One adult fantasy would be The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch.


    I have the second and third (and the novellas) from the Throne of Glass series on my wishlist!

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  11. PYNCH PYNCH PYNCH AND RONAN AND GANSEY FANCY FACE AND THE SETTING AND AHHHHHH EVERYTHING IS MY FAVORITE LETS BE REAL.

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  12. i haven't read the raven boys but I've heard nothing but amazing things about it! Super excited to read it

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  13. Favorite fantasy books, well probably the Harry Potter series. But of course I love the Raven Boys too!!! A fantasy on my list? Not sure. Maybe Cinder?

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  14. I really liked Blue and her family. I found their dynamic very interesting and I loved the idea of psychic abilities running in the family.

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  15. my fave fantasy is Queen of the Tearling & the one I am wanting is the Young Elites

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  16. All of it. Every piece. There's no part I don't love. If push comes to shove, Ronan and anything having to do with him is my most favorite.

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  17. So far my favorite thing about the Raven Cycle is the characters. Even the bad ones are hard not to appreciate. They are all so well written and developed. Blue and her boys are amazing cast of characters and I've just fallen in love with them.

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  18. my favorite thing about the raven cycle is absolutely everything, from the characters to the setting to the plot <3 <3 <3

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  19. I am still in the middle of Blue Lily Lily Blue and I DON'T WANT IT TO END!!! I love that series!

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  20. I haven't started The Raven Cycle yet because I'm waiting for the series to be complete...I hate having to wait for books to release so this is my solution. But, I am chomping at the bit to start, the first 3 books are sitting on my shelf, tempting me every day. I love Maggie's books!

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  21. I LOVE Graceling by Kristin Cashore

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  22. My favorite things about the series is the author herself because she's hilarious and how the boys interact with Blue.

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  23. My favorite character in this series is definitely Blue. I'm on the second book from a library copy right now.

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  24. I haven't read the books but I want to read them because I think the idea of this "power" that Blue has is interesting and heart-breaking. Thanks for the giveaway! Fingers crossed. :)

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  25. My favorite thing about The Raven Cycle are the relationships between Blue and the boys and her family. And the magic...love the magic!

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  26. is The Mortal Instruments fantasy? most of my books is dystopia! I would love to win The Winner Curse :)

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  27. I haven't read it yet, but I love the ideas of premonitions and fate.

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  28. I love how complex the whole world is. It would be so easy to simplify issues like the economic issues, the abuse issues, or any of the friendship dynamics, but instead Maggie creates a wonderfully believable world.

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  29. I don't really want to read it. Personally I think it just looks nice on a shelf. Then, when my friends ask, I secretly look up the synopsis on wikipedia and appear both knowledgeable and literary.

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  30. My favourite thing is Maggie's words. Without the right words and her careful attention to character and setting construction, this story could never be what it is. It is a most wonderfully stacked house of cards.

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  31. I want to read them because I adored the Shiver series.

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  32. I'm so excited about these books! And the art on those cards is amazing. I'm a tarot reader so I tend to get extra excited about cards. But I've been wanting to read these books since I first heard about them. I'll be honest - I'm not familiar with the author at present but the premise seems so interesting and I love discovering new authors to love and share with others, so fingers crossed on this one (either way, I'll be getting my hands on these books, for sure)!

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  33. These books sound so interesting! I want to check them out because I keep hearing amazing reviews and they sound really unique! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  34. I loved the book and the tarot is beautiful. Thank you!

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  35. My favorite thing about the Raven Cycle is the quest

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  36. My favorite fantasy book is Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I'd love to get Young elites by Marie Lu. :)

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  37. My favorite thing about the Raven Cycle are Maggie's characters. They are so well written that I feel like I know them. This one of things I love about all of her books. :)

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  38. I want to read them because I ton of people on goodreads are raving about them.

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  39. Harry Potter, Narnia, Game of Thrones, and Lord of the Rings are some of my favorites. I'd love to finish all of Cassandra Clare's books and get my hands on The Bane Chronicles.

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  40. It's hard to choose favorites, but I think one of them would be The Winner's Curse, The Grisha series and Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. Favorite fantasy: Divergent. Fantasy book on my wishlist: Cinder and The Young Elites

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  42. My favorite thing is how you can feel the magic of the story and the characters and the words coming off on your fingers as your read. Such a beautiful series.

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  43. I want to read these books because some of my friends have read them and loved them, and this trilogy/series sounds fun and unique!

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  44. I like the wry understatement of many important moments.

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  45. My favorite thing is really hard to decide, as I love all of it. But I especially love the relationships each character to each other and to themselves. Maggie is a master at writing such things

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  46. My favorite would have to be either Bloodlines by Richelle Mead, The Archived by Victoria Schwab, or A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray! It's hard to pick one! One on my wish list the new Throne of Glass hardcover change! I want them all to match because it is also one of my favorites... :)

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  47. My favorite thing about the story would have to be just how human these characters are. It is so genuine all around and has that touch of paranormal phenomena without going overboard. Love the story.

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  48. I love how the writing is so pretty and magical.

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  49. My favorite fantasy book is divergent. <3 I'd love to add Throne of Glass on my tbr wishlist cause everyone is raving it. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. My favorite fantasy book is Graceling :) and Cinder is on my tbr, because it seems like everyone loves it!

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  51. amazing giveaway!! Love Maggie and her art!! AND GANSEY!!!

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  52. I love fantasy books! They're the best when you just want a fun, captivating read. Some of my favourites are all the series by Richelle Mead (honestly, in my opinion that woman can do no wrong! haha), and obviously classics like Harry Potter! There's also lots of them in my tbr, like the Lunar Chronicles, the Throne of Glass series and the Shatter Me series, among others, which I can't wait to read. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  53. On top of my fishlist are Froi of Exiles by Melina Marchetta and Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas!

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  54. I love the interaction between the characters and the way that Maggie tells their story. Draws you in immediately!

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  55. I want to read this series because I've heard such good things about the characters!

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  56. My favorite fantasy novels are Study series by Maria V. Snyder, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, and Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente. The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta and Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson are on the top of my wishlist. :)

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  57. Favorite fantasy books would definitely be Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. On top of my wishlist - Fire and Thorns trilogy by Rae Carson, heard great things about it.
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  58. My favorite fantasy of all time is The Hobbit. It is timeless and never fails to suck me in! I'm really looking forward to reading Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

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  59. I really love The Infernal Devices, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Young Elites too! On my wishlist is the Daughter of Smoke and Bones! :D

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  60. "Crown of Midnight" is one of my favorite Fantasy books! And "Heir of Fire" is on my wishlist! :)

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  61. So many, but one of them would be The Girl of Fire and Thornes, and one that is on my wishlist is Snow Like Ashes, I cannot wait to read it!

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  62. The number one fantasy on my wishlist is the next Scott Lynch book, The Thorne of Emberlain (at least that's probably what it will be called). It should be coming out in 2015!

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  63. I love the HP and PJO series! :) The Throne of Glass is one fantasy book on my wishlist.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Julie @ Books and Insomnia

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  64. My favorite fantasy? That's a hard one, but Harry Potter and PJO for the classics and Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Throne of Glass for the more recent ones.

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  65. The Raven Cycle books make me so homesick for Central Virginia, the valley, the Blue Ridge. Her settings are so richly described, it takes me right back. Love it.

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