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FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« on: November 05, 2019, 05:51:57 PM »
Check it out here
http://fantasy-faction.com/2019/help-us-pick-2019s-best-fantasy-books

We can put our options in the comments.
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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 05:54:08 PM »
Mine are:

* Holy sister - Mark Lawrence
* The poison song - Jen Williams
* Crowfall - Ed McDonald
* Bloodchild - Anna Stephens

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I realised that the others I had in my list with date of 2019 are actually the paperback published in 2019, so they don't count. There aren't that many more I've read that were actually published for the first time this year...
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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 06:06:00 PM »
We should have a separate list for the  the forum we have better taste then the facebook members  ;D


The Warrior Moon - K Arsenault Rivera

Jade War- Fonda Lee

The Kingdom of Copper- S.A. Chakraborty

The Hod King- Josiah Bancroft

Sixteen Ways to Defend a City- K.J Parker
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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2019, 06:11:12 PM »
Mine are:

* Holy sister - Mark Lawrence
* The poison song - Jen Williams
* Crowfall - Ed McDonald
* Bloodchild - Anna Stephens

 :)
I realised that the others I had in my list with date of 2019 are actually the paperback published in 2019, so they don't count. There aren't that many more I've read that were actually published for the first time this year...

I've read none of your picks ....  ;D bet you've not read mine either  :)
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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2019, 06:23:56 PM »
We should have a separate list for the  the forum we have better taste then the facebook members  ;D


Would be interesting to see the difference between those lists.


I'd have to say
House of Sacrifice - Anna Smith Spark
Magebane - Stephen Aryan
The Steihl Assassin - Terry Brooks

I've leaned so much into SF this year that those are the only new fantasy novels I've read this year.  :-[
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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2019, 06:30:34 PM »
Make sure you add them to the comments section on the main page.

And sure, I can organise the ones posted in here into our own forum list. Although I think that not many people read lots of books published on the current year.

Eclipse, you're right ;D I don't get how you continued with Josiah's books, I found the first so meh...
I'd like to read Chakraborty, though, and one day Fonda Lee...

Alex, I think they may want SF as well.
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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 06:45:39 PM »
Eclipse, you're right ;D I don't get how you continued with Josiah's books, I found the first so meh...
I'd like to read Chakraborty, though, and one day Fonda Lee...


Shussh dont let @Skip hear you say that  ;D

first book stated off really slowly then it just clicked for me
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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2019, 11:43:46 PM »
I was thinking about this yesterday as the GoodReads choice awards start up, and looking through my list to see if there was anything I wanted to write in as a nomination. But actually, I think my best of 2019 (of the ones I've read so far) is Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. So very good.

I also really a lot enjoyed:
The Perfect Assassin by KA Doore
Lord of Secrets by Breanna Teintze
A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
We Rules the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett
An Illusion of Thieves by Cate Glass
Amnesty by Lara Elena Donnelly

Though gosh, there are some on my 2019 list that I haven't got to yet that I'm sure I'm going to love, like Jenn Lyons' work, and The Warrior Moon, and probably Gideon the Ninth (though GR lists that as sci-fi).

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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2019, 03:08:36 AM »
Haven't read it yet but I'm voting God of Broken Things by Cameron Johnston. I'm reading the first book and it's totally awesome, so I think the second one would be great as well.  :D

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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2019, 05:44:41 AM »
I think it's too early for a best of 2019 yet, with 2 months of the year left, but I'll play. Only including books that were released this year, so that should thin it out a bit.

Vultures by Chuck Wendig, an almost perfect end for Miriam Black.
Amnesty by Lara Elena Donnelly, the whole Amberlough series was brilliant from start to finish.
To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers, incapable of writing a bad book.
The Girl Who Could Move Shit With Her Mind by Jackson Ford, a fast funny ride from beginning to end.
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire, lifted her normally top game even higher with this one.
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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2019, 05:50:21 PM »
Are we (ie UK) *really* that different from America??

Tor just published their reviewers' choice of 'best books' (see HERE) and I hardly know anything!
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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2019, 07:18:55 PM »
I know of six of them because there on my tbr list or in my read pile.

Ten Thousand doors
This is how you lose the time war
Gideon
Sixteen way to defend a walled city
Gods of Jade and Shadow
Magic for Liars

oh I know some more further down the list as well.

Not heard of the others on there. I quite like the tor list it's nice there have thought what to put on the list and not gone down the popular route of just sticking famous authors names down.


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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2019, 07:36:19 PM »
The Facebook group is  the most inane group in history.  Seriously.  at least once a week someone posts a photo of a copy of Eye of the World, and says "Just picked this up.  Heard mixed things about the series.  What do other members of the group think?  Is the series worth it?"  Literally once a week, and by different people each time. 

Just realised I read Poison Sky and can't for the life of me remember how it finished!    :o
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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2019, 07:41:26 PM »
The Facebook group is  the most inane group in history.  Seriously.  at least once a week someone posts a photo of a copy of Eye of the World, and says "Just picked this up.  Heard mixed things about the series.  What do other members of the group think?  Is the series worth it?"  Literally once a week, and by different people each time. 

Just realised I read Poison Sky and can't for the life of me remember how it finished!    :o

That is so true!
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Re: FF is looking for the best books of 2019
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2019, 08:00:43 PM »
Now I must join the Facebook group and ask about "Eye of the World" ;D
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'