The number of books to read keeps on growing. Some of these books you might have heard and some you may have not. And I’m here to recommend some books you should check out if you’re a fan of reading fantasy. While staying indoors, a Kindle device, or even the Kindle app can give you access to countless books available that are hard to catch in bookstores. You can use debit cards, PayMaya, or GCash, to make online purchases even on Amazon.
Caveat: This list has intentionally left out certain names, names you’d be yanking your hair out on why I haven’t included them, names that are certainly worth looking into. But these are names that need no introduction. So, let’s scoot over, leave those authors alone, and check out the wider world of fantasy reading.
Let’s start the top three with Filipino authors you should really read.
Queen and warrior, Talyien, is out of her depth, alone in a foreign city, she navigates through assassins and others who want her dead. The book is gritty and heartwarming and takes you to places you wouldn’t expect.
Published earlier this March, this book follows a Filipina protagonist, a descendant of Maria Makiling, with the power to neutralize other magic though often done by accident. It’s a fairytale with other familiar names. It centers around themes of family and immigration. While at it, check out Rin’s The Bone Witch as well.
The war with countries inspired by Japan, China, Korea, and Philippines, is nearing an end as agreements are made left and right by people who don’t normally like each other. Fonda Lee, author of Jade City, said Steel Crow Saga is “Pokemon combined with Avatar: The Last Airbender.”
If you still want more, you could (should) add these authors into your Kindle reading list:
A teacher from a remote village “loses his wife” during their honeymoon in the world’s strangest wonder, the Tower of Babel. Personally, there’s Studio Ghibi vibes in Book 1, which really adds to the spice.
If you love mythology – it’s all collected into this awesome novel by Dyrk Ashton. It’s dark, gritty, and takes its time to simmer for a while, but the entire journey is worth it.
Think Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, instead of a villager recruiting warriors, it’s a little boy with strange powers who needs to recruit heroes for a greater cause. He just needs to kill them first.
I’m just going to paraphrase how the author described his book because it’s so good: John Wick learning how to be John Wick, in order to kill three Super Soldiers.
To be honest I haven’t read anything about this book for a full experience and its publication date is set next month, on April. But Lawrence has written excellent books in the past, including The Broken Empire trilogy, the Red Queen’s War trilogy, and The Books of the Ancestor trilogy. All of which were received with wide acclaim. So, I have zero doubt the upcoming The Girl and the Stars would fall anywhere less. Pre-order!
There’s so much more names I would love to include for a Kindle reading list and it feels wrong not to mention them, but don’t worry, we’ll update this list in the coming days!