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  • Writer's pictureKristina Elyse Butke

The Quickfire Fantasy Book Tag

Multicolored fire on black background - the quickfire fantasy book tag
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I found this book tag at Beneath a Thousand Skies (Rowena Andrews filled it out). It's all about books in the fantasy genre, which as you know, is my genre of choice and something I blog about frequently on here, especially when it comes to book tags. Here we go!

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Thank the person that tagged you –

I didn't get tagged, but thanks to Rowena!

Answer the prompts below.


Tag 5 others to take part.


Most of all! Enjoy!

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5-Star Read

This was really hard for me to pick, because the majority of fantasy I've read--even books I've loved--only count as 4-star reads to me. I wracked my brain, and I've decided Juliet Marillier's Daughter of the Forest is a 5-star read. So what makes a 5-star read? The writing has to be excellent, it has to be filled with imagery and a solid voice, and most of all--it has to make me feel things; a variety of strong emotions. If it made me cry, it's definitely a 5. While it's been maybe 20 years since I've read the book, the emotional reactions I had to it, and the vivid images I pictured in my head while reading it--those have stayed with me all these years.

Always Going to Recommend...

Books by Margaret Rogerson. I have loved everything she's come up with so far. She is truly an imaginative author!

Own It But Haven't Read It Yet

I have many, but I'm going to choose For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten. It's clearly fairy tale-inspired fantasy, which is right up my alley, but I've been reading other things and haven't gotten to it yet. I will soon, I hope!

Would Read Again

I've been itching to reread Sarah Monette's Melusine lately. I regret I sold it to Half-Price Books years ago but I picked up a paperback of it through Amazon Japan. I hope to find the hardcover of it again someday.

In Another World

I love the beauty and treachery of Elfhame in Holly Black's The Folk of the Air series.

Back on Earth

I really had to think about this one because I don't tend to read books set on Earth. The ones I could think of split their time between Earth and a fantasy realm. The first one that popped into my head was Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone (I'm still working through the full series).


Boo hoo! I'm alone in the world without knowing any friends with blogs.

This means I'm tagging...YOU!

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There are a lot of familiar names and books in this tag, which indicates to me I need to continue to expand my reading oeuvre with more authors and more adult fantasy! I'm slowly working my way through new books (currently reading Oak King Holly King by Sebastian Nothwell) but not at the rate of the book tags I'm posting, it seems. Oh well. Happy reading, and see you next time!


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