Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag

Today we’re participating in the Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Book Tag. We were tagged by Anna’s Book Nook and we’re so excited to participate!

The Rules

  • Make sure to give credit to the original creator of this tag- Bree Hill
  • If you want to, ping back to the post you first saw this tag on
  • Have fun!

The Questions

1. What is your fantasy origin story? (The first fantasy you read.)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1, Large Print): Rowling, J.  K., GrandPre, Mary: 9780786222728: Books

Claire: Harry Potter.

Christy: Harry Potter and Where the Wild Things Are.

2. If you could be the hero/heroine in a fantasy novel, who would be the author and what’s one trope you’d insist be in the story?

Claire: A Cassandra Clare urban fantasy series and I’d INSIST upon an enemies-to-lovers trope!!! 

Christy: I’d also pick urban fantasy by Cassandra Clare. A friends-to-lovers trope would be fun, as would the lack of adult supervision trope.

3. What is a fantasy series you’ve read this year that you want more people to read? These Violent Delights (9781534457690): Gong, Chloe: Books

Claire: These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong— I know it’s gotten a lot of hype but I will continue recommending it to people because it’s so good! 

Christy: The Forest Tales series by Cece Louise. She’s an indie author and we’re currently reading Mazarine, the third book in the series.

4. What is your favorite fantasy subgenre?

Claire: Urban fantasy.

Christy: Urban fantasy and dystopian fantasy.

5. What subgenre have you not read much from?

Claire: High fantasy.

Christy: I haven’t read superhero fantasy or western fantasy.

6. Who is one of your auto-buy fantasy authors?

Chain of Gold (Last Hours Series #1) by Cassandra Clare, Hardcover | Barnes  & Noble®

Claire: Cassandra Clare for sure! 

Christy: Cassandra Clare. I’ll read anything she writes.

7. How do you typically find fantasy recommendations? (Goodreads, Youtube, Podcasts, Instagram.)

Claire: Goodreads.

Christy: Either Goodreads or from other book blogs.

8. What is an upcoming fantasy release you’re excited for? My Contrary Mary (9780062930040): Hand, Cynthia, Ashton, Brodi,  Meadows, Jodi: Books

Claire: The next These Violent Delights book, Our Violent Ends.  

Christy: My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows.

9. What is one misconception about fantasy you would like to lay to rest?

Claire: I think a lot of people are turned off by fantasy books because they’re viewed to be “long and boring.” The world building in fantasy books is amazing and there is always so much detail that goes into the books! 

Christy: I feel like some people view fantasy as a single category and don’t realize how many subgenres fantasy has.

10. If someone had never read a fantasy before and asked you to recommend the first 3 books that come to mind as places to start, what would those recommendations be?

Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo | Macmillan

Claire: Anything Harry Potter (iconic!!), Cassandra Clare, and Leigh Bardugo. 

Christy: Clockwork Angel for urban fantasy, Red Queen for high fantasy/dystopian fantasy and Serpent & Dove for a high fantasy in a world based on France.

11. Who is the most recent fantasy reading content creator you came across that you’d like to shoutout?

Claire: I love all of @fantasyfaegirl’s content on Insta!

Christy: I love World Unlike Our Own for YA fantasy book reviews!

We’re Tagging:

  1. Witty and Sarcastic Book Club
  2. A Rambling Reviewer
  3. The Espresso Edition
  4. Indie Book Maven
  5. Laura’s Books and Blogs
  6. Stephen Writes

What is your favorite fantasy book or fantasy author? Tell us in the comments!

28 thoughts on “Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag”

  1. Fun answers! I can’t wait to read These Violent Delights, so I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it! Also, I never thought of lack of adult supervision as a trope but it definitely is and I love it 😂

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  2. Ahh thank you so much for the tag. Eek, some of these are going to be hard to answer but I’m excited to give it a go. I loved reading your answers – I’m not quite auto-buy with Cassandra Clare, but I’m auto-read, even if it is from the library. Great post!!

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  3. This is such a fun tag!
    I think Harry Potter was the first fantasy book I read too & I definitely need to check out your recommendations since it has been a while since I read fantasy!

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  4. I just SHRIEKED when I saw that I was tagged because this is *so* my kind of tag hehe. I loved reading your answers and now I’m truly thrilled with the idea of answering them on my own blog. How awesome!!

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