This was a fun post for me to write! I get to be a part of Ronie’s blog tour for her latest release, Embers (you can check out my review here) and I get to talk about one of my favorite genres ever! I thought I would include a few reasons why this genre is amazing and why you should read it.
This is based on completely scientific research and totally unbiased. Totally.
1. It’s fun! This is the a given. There’s nothing quite like diving into a created world and going on an adventure. You never know who or what you’ll meet and my imagination appreciates every single word read. I love that anything goes!
2. We daily live in the real world (talk about a revelation right?!), so switching it up is just what we need sometimes. Of course I love books about reality, but sometimes the real world is a bowl full of “this place is lame,” so escaping to a world of elves, people of fire, dwarves, Hobbits, wizards and any other creature is perfect. If you’ve become lost in the world of Narnia, Hogwarts, or Middle Earth, you know that amazing feeling I’m talking about.
3. The Battle of Good vs. Evil. I think this might be my favorite reason to read fantasy. For me, the Battle comes to life more than any other genre. That’s one of the reasons Dracula remains one of my all-time favorite books. Seeing evil manifested reminds me of the battle and enemies we face (although we already won!). I was having this discussion recently and if we could see them for what they are, would realize just who we’re fighting. That might seem like a strange reason, but these books always make me ready to join the fight!
So fantasy fans, what are some of your favorite reasons to read fantasy novels? And if you haven’t, be sure to grab a copy of Ronie’s latest, Embers!