As the summer heat slowly rolls in, the need for coping mechanisms will intensify. Shade is a useful method, thank goodness for trees. You know what is made from trees? Books! So, it’s clear this year’s summer guardian will be a fiery fantasy book. Here are 5 books that will treat you just right.
1. ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ (Legacy of Orisha) by Tomi Adeyemi
Orisha was a place that hummed with magic, as character Zélie Adebola remembers. There was a time her Reaper mother summoned forth souls. This was all before the magic disappeared, and a ruthless king killed maji. Zélie lost her mother, and her people lost hope. However, Zélie is not about to give up. She has a chance to restore the magic, with some help from a rogue princess. The crown prince is set on eradicating magic forever, so Zélie must outrun and outwit him. Check out this fantasy book on Amazon.
2. ‘Daughters of the Storm’ by Kim Wilkins
A king has become mysteriously ill, leaving his five very different daughters to save him and his throne. His throne is threatened by their hell-bent stepbrother. These sisters must work together to save the fate of the kingdom. Bluebell is a warrior, Rose is full of passion, Ash has a talent for magic, Ivy strives for admiration, and Willow lives for the gods. Will these sisters learn to overcome their differences, or learn to harness them to become stronger? Their journey begins to find a witch, who may be able to rid the king of his mysterious illness. Here’s the book!
3. ‘Sky in the Deep’ by Adrienne Young
Eelyn is a seventeen-year-old who fights alongside the Aska clan, in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Eelyn was raised to be a warrior, and to live a simple life of fighting and surviving. Her simplicity is threatened when she sees her, supposedly, dead brother fighting with the Riki. While confronting the betrayal of seeing the brother she once saw die, she must face living among the enemies. The Riki village is raided by a clan thought to be of legends, a merciless clan. Eelyn is now expected to do the impossible, she must unite the two enemies, in hopes of conquering together. Take a look at where else this fantasy book will take Eelyn, here.
4. ‘Blackfish City’ by Sam J. Miller
A floating city is constructed in the Arctic following climate wars. This city takes on remarkable feats of mechanical and social engineering, as well as geothermal heating and sustainable energy. Although, even a city this advanced has its issues. Crime is rising, corruption is setting in, and a disease called “the breaks” is taking the population. A strange woman visits the city, she is riding an orca, accompanied by a polar bear. This new visitor brings unprecedented acts of resistance among the people. The stake of the crumbling city is in the hands of its people, who will begin to learn shocking truths. Blackfish City can be bought, here.
5. ‘Ace of Shades’ (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foody
Enne Salta is considered a proper young lady, who goes to finishing school. Once her mother goes missing, she is forced into a place of corruption-New Reynes. To find her mother, she must leave her proper life behind, and delve into new experiences. The only lead Enne has is a street lord and con man named Levi Glaisyer. Enne uses his slick ways to search for clues, and find her mother. Along the way, they go through casinos, cabarets, the mafia, and all that this sin city has to offer. Levi has enemies, and soon they catch up to him. Enne must now go through daunting challenges to save him, and complete her end goal. Amazon has got you covered.
Which Fantasy Book Will You Get?
So, are you ready to pick up a fantasy book for the summer? I wish you all luck in escaping the heat, you can try my book method. What is your favorite fantasy book? Get fantastical and let us know in the comments!