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Holiday 2017 Blair Best Books - Fantasy

Fantasy is one of my favorite genres. These are the titles that made the top of my list! Classic tales...only better!

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

Genie is just like all of her friends: obsessed with good grades and getting into the right college. She is nothing special. But after she meets the new boy in town, Quentin, she discovers her link to the mythical past of China. Together, with Quentin, she fights epic battles against fierce creatures of celestial origin. Her strength and power are second-to-none. But now she must decide with which world she wants to remain. Snappy, hilarious dialogue mixed with outrageously action-packed battle scenes, this is the perfect read for Rick Riordan fans.

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1)

Xifeng is the most beautiful girl in her town. She and her aunt want to use this beauty to gain power. They believe that Xifeng is destined to be the empress. She is willing to commit any act, no matter how evil, to achieve her goals. A retelling of Snow White.

Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust

Mina believes that she is unable to love because she has a glass heart. Lynet believes that she must try and emulate her mother, the queen who died in childbirth, to gain love. As forces in the palace constantly pit these two women against each other, they must find a way to live to their full potential without destroying each other. Another retelling of Snow White.

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Alice and her mother are a team. They are constantly on the move, trying to stay ahead of the “bad luck” that plagues them. After the death of Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive writer known for her dark fairy tales, Alice’s mother disappears and even though she was warned to stay away from the Hazel Wood, Alice knows that this is the only way to get her mother back. The writing was so good. I was literally hooked by page 5. I have never read anything like this before. Sorry, it’s not released yet, but it immediately shot to my top 10 as soon as I opened it. Pre-order it now, thank me later.
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The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

Shalingar is a city of wonders: a capital city of peace where knowledge, learning, and art are valued above all. Enter Emperor Sikander, a powerful and ruthless ruler who has asked for the hand of the Princess Amrita. When Amrita and her father hesitate to fulfill Sikander’s wishes, violence ensues. Now that Amrita finds everything that she has ever loved destroyed, she goes on a quest with the oracle Thala at her side. They believe that if they can find the Library of Fates, they can find a way to return Shalingar to its former glory.
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Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

The origin story of Wonder Woman, retold by the master, Leigh Bardugo. Princess Diana is eager to prove to the others on the island of Themyscira that she is worthy of her title and power. But in her eagerness to prove her worth, she becomes entangled in the life of Alia, a teenager descended from Helen of Troy and a Warbringer. She literally brings murder and hatred to whatever environment she visits. Now that Diana has befriended Alia, how will she be able to keep the world safe from further bloodshed and war?