One of my favourite things about book blogging is getting new book recommendations, so I’ve pulled together some of my top recommendations based on other popular books out there. These are all books that I’d recommend based on my own experiences and similarities in theme, writing style or general feel. This is part one, which mainly looks at the fantasy, urban fantasy and dystopian genres. Other genres, such as crime/thrillers and general literary fiction, are still to come!
- If you liked… Rivers of London, try Just One Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary’s)
If you like urban fantasy, and in particular the Rivers of London series, you should definitely give Jodi Taylor’s Chronicles of St Mary’s a go. Both are great, fast paced, action packed reads and they’re also both really funny and witty.
The Road is a classic, but I don’t see people talking about The Reapers are the Angels anywhere near as much as they should do. Both are set in a future dystopian America where survivors are struggling to get by, but they also both focus on character development and how situations impact on the individual.
- If you liked… Game of Thrones, try Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen)
Fans of the GOT books or TV series should check out John Gwynne. If I’m asked for recommendations in this genre I always point people to The Faithful and the Fallen series first. It’s a real fantasy epic and it’s done so well.
- If you liked… Wool, try Way Down Dark (The Australia trilogy)
I loved Hugh Howey’s Wool series, and the Australia series by James Smythe echoes that same feeling of claustrophobia and chaos, with great main characters and a whole world of revelations and plot twists that I never saw coming.
- If you liked… Divergent, try The Testing
The Testing is a YA dystopian series that I think would be great for fans of Divergent, but it rarely gets talked about. It’s clever, fast paced and a new take on the genre.
What do you think about this list? Do you have any that you’d recommend to me?