Before I begin my list, I want to wish all of my followers a Merry Christmas!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday filled with books and family!
1-4. A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast of Crows by George R.R. Martin - I asked my parents for the box set of the first four books of the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I'm a huge fan of the Game of Thrones series, and it has inspired me to actually read the books because I hear such great things about Martin's writing. I cannot wait to begin this series even though I know it could be many years before it's finished.
5. Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith - My friend Amanda has highly recommended this book, and I've heard it's a must read for fantasy lovers. Therefore, I need to read this book asap. I'm hoping Santa will leave Crown Duel under the tree!
6. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - Obviously, I asked for a lot of fantasy this Christmas. So many people rave about this book and I'm anxious to see if it lives up to all of the hype. I heard it's a pretty long book, but I'm pretty sure it will be worth it.
7. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson - Once I heard this was a modern Jack the Ripper thriller, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I've read Johnson's 13 Little Blue Envelopes, but I think this read is more down my alley. As in the alley Jack the Ripper kills his victims in! Mawhahaha (too much sugar)
8. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier - Even if Santa doesn't bring the entire series, I really want the first book so I can start off this well-known series. I already read Marillier's Shadowfell, and I became an instant fan of her writing. She is a great fantasy writer, and I look forward to reading more of her books.
9. Unwind by Neal Shusterman - I'm especially psyched about reading this book sometime in the future. A freaky book exploring the possibility to abort (unwind) someone later in life? Definitely my cup of tea! I love freaking myself out, and how could the premise be any stranger?
10. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin - When I was looking for some quality fantasy to read, I found so many positive reviews for this series. After reading the synopsis, I knew I had to read this book. Vicious power struggle? Gods and mortals? I love when books have gods actually in the book (almost like Greek gods that always interfered with humans' lives).
My Amazon wish list was so long (encyclopedia long), but I managed to pick these top ten. I hope everybody gets what they want for Christmas! I will be posting my book haul soon enough.