Tell me. Do you prefer series or standalones? I have a certain amount of love for both but series/trilogies will always have a special place in my heart. With trilogies there is sooo much more room for exploration of all the amazing worlds author’s creates, potential to see characters growth, and cliffhangers! This weeks Top 5 Saturday is all about trilogies and I’ve chosen to focus on my top 5. Another post that was incredibly hard to narrow down.
Thanks to Mandy over at Devouring books for creating these amazing prompts! You should definitely go check her blog out because she posts some great content.
The Winternight Trilogy
This is one of the most beautifully written series I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Steeped in Russian folklore, filled to the brim with magic, culture and romance. Every single one of these books had me in some sort of emotional wreck and I will pick up anything else the author writes.
A Darker Shade of Magic
I am so overdue a re-read of this series. I read them back in 2015 and they were my first real foray into ‘fantasy.’ I was swept away by the world Schwab creates and Lila Bard swiftly became one of my all time favourite literary characters.
Rebel of the Sands
This is one of my comfort read series. A magical tale full of Djinn, hidden princes, and romance… boy the romance in this series. Amani and Jin are my OTP, but one of the things that really makes this book is all the side characters the author introduces, you bond with every single one which makes the battle scenes that much more intense.
Shadow of the Fox
I recently finished the last book in this trilogy and it broke me. I bawled like a baby ( not ashamed to admit it.) but it was so beautifully done. This trilogy contains one of my favourite, if not a bit quirky, literary squad, and I loved being able to delve into Japanese culture and folklore.
This series is just a bloodbath… literally. But it also contains some kick ass characters, a wholly unique and intriguing magic system and a snarky cat. Certainly not for the faint hearted, but if you’re not afraid of a little blood, characters you love being killed of and a whole lot of smut, this might just be the series for you.