it’s thunderstorms and it’s so beautiful i can almost forgive the humidity building up to a night where it’s not too cool to stand on my patio as lighting splits the sky.
the coolest thing about it? watching lighting flash, lighting up the sky, and not hearing anything.
Sometimes it’s really nice to read a story with an abundance of flirting between friends, with no hints it means anything more.
Like, noblemen flirting with a girl- the type of flirting where it’s a bit tease and not at all a proposition for sex- to make her laugh and feel at home. Where her not being intimidated by them is the most important thing.
"I just want female protagonist YA high fantasy," I whisper desperately as I contemplate my stack of YA dystopia, urban fantasy, and historical fantasy library books
Here are my suggestions: The Grisha triology (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising), the Throne of Glass series (The Assassin’s Blade, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, *Heir of Fire*) and the Graceling Realm series (Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue)
*comes out September 2, 2014
Hope this was helpful and sorry if that was a rhetorical statement
I have read most of these! The only one I haven’t hit up is the Graceling series, which has been floating around on my radar but i have heard has a bad case of ‘not like the other girls’ syndrome.
Anything by Kelley Armstrong, I whispered from the darkness
ACTUALLY YES glitzandshadows Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong is def YA High Fantasy with female protags (plural!), if you haven’t checked that out
I’ve read nearly all her YA EXCEPT for that one I’ve been slacking, ok excellent thank you so much!
your taste in books is superior let me just tell you
The Binding Knife quartet by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Oracle Prophecies by Catherine Fisher
Seraphina by Rachael Hartman
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Merle Trilogy by Kai Meyer
Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
And not exactly high fantasy but:
The Katarina trilogy by Robin Bridges (Vaguely Alt history of late 1800s Russia)
The Chronicles of Faerie by O.R. Melling
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
Frontier Magic trilogy by Patricia C. Wrede
THEY’RE TECHNICALLY URBAN FANTASY BUT I’M GONNA REC THEM ANYWAYS:
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone (It’s the first in a series but I haven’t read the others yet so cannot say if they have female protags too)
The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
Glamourist Histories by Mary Robinette Kowal
Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
And not exactly just female protag but:
Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
The Black Jewels series by Annie Bishop
I also recommend all the books on this list Tamora Pierce is an amazing author and all of her books feature prominent female characters in a high fantasy setting.
And an added bonus [IMO] is that she has two distinct world her stories take place on, and such a wide variety of main characters, you’re bound to find a story you’d like to invest in. :D
I’m VERY happy to hear that your friends aren’t buying his boolsheet. I think you should still publicly call him out. That kind too often get out of having their creeping brought to light. Mind you, that’s just my grumpy-on-your-behalf opinion. <3
sadly the only public venue i have for something like this is facebook, and my family knows none of what happened and i plan on keeping it that way, for my own sake.