Friday, February 27, 2015

Feature Follow Friday: Fantasy vs. Contemporary

Every Friday Parajunkee and Alison Can Read hosts Feature Follow Friday. It's a great way to get to know the blogging community and they ask fun questions!

This week's question is:

Do you like fantasy or realistic books? - Suggested by The Realm of Books.

So...I answered the wrong question this week. But, it's already out there! So I'll just be the weirdo black sheep of this weeks #FF

BOTH!! But if I'm being honest, I read a lot more speculative fiction (that's sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, steam-punk, etc)

I just like the fantastical elements. How much the stakes are raised. The fast pace, the cool gadgets, the magical powers, and the friendships/relationships that are created when you're not 100% normal. Because in reality, not fitting in is a total fact of life, and knowing that some (non) people who also happen to be warewolves or wizards or robots have our problems with life/relationships too makes us feel just a little better. Also, the romances in those books just make me swoon.

Now, I will devolve into a list of my faves from some of these genres:

Fantasy/Paranormal Romance - Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Light-ish Sci-Fi - Time Traveler's Wife

Middle-Grade Fantasy - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Middle-Grade Mythology Fantasy - Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune

Epic Fantasy - Song of Ice and Fire

Sci-Fi/Space - Cinder

Dystopian Future - Darkest Minds


  1. Yeah, I'd be more fantasy too! Really when I answered this question I saw it as both because I didn't see realism to mean contemporary. But yes, definitely a good blend of paranormal and realism!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. I usually prefer realistic books, but I love all of the ones you picked.

    I’m now following you on Bloglovin’.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. I like both, but I'm more inclined toward fantasy.
    New follower.
    My FF:

  4. I definitely prefer science fiction! I love sciencey stuff and aliens and otherworldly things! I'm a new GFC and bloglovin follower. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. The house is on fire not really gonna think about books :)
    I'm grabbing my tablet, my photo books and the signed books. I don't really have a favorite book I can't live without.

    My FF

    Old follower

  6. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

    Here's the link: Versatile Blogger Award!