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21st Century Fantasy I Think Might Become Classics | #TopTenTuesday 331

Classics are a weird thing to me. Sometimes I can see why something has become a classic but with others I’m not so sure. I guess that is the same thing as how some books we read now will be drawn to while others can’t see what you like.

Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us what we think will be 21st century classics. And isn’t that a hard prompt? I don’t know if one can really predict that. But I can hope. So here are 5 recentish books that I think will stand out in the future.

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

I expect that I will not be the only one that will put The Poppy War on their list, even more so considering the recent events in Europe. The way a war is depicted and how it affects those in it. The victims, fighting and so on. But also Rin who is not your typical hero. Not really a hero anyway. I think there various aspects of this story that will appeal to others.

A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark

A Master of Djinn is such a stand-out piece to me because of the setting. A historical Cairo with fantasy weaved through. And next to that the characters also are a unique set.

Jade City by Fonda Lee

As a whole I think the Green Bone Saga is one that takes you along for the ride of a kind of mob story where you end of up loving the characters and you want them to be okay. And yes there are so many great themes in this story. Nothing I can say here will do justice to this trilogy. I mean the Godfather as a movie became a classic, right

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell

The combination of Chris Riddels illustrations and the twist in the story will make this standout amongst the other retellings.

The Sword of Kaigen by ML Wang

Another story that tells what a war does to people. It is heart felt and heart breaking story.

35 thoughts on “21st Century Fantasy I Think Might Become Classics | #TopTenTuesday 331

  1. Ooooh, I’ve never heard of the retelling by Neil Gaiman! It sounds like it’s a sleeping beauty story? I’m not very familiar with that tale but I’m really interested in a Gaiman + art version of it!

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  2. OMG YAAAAS. I hope to heck that The Green Bone Saga becomes a classic because it’s so freaking fantastic 😍 I have so much love for that series, haha! I still need to finish TPW series and I need to read Sword of Kaigen but I’m looking forward to it πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Right? I also still need to finish the TPW series with the last installment but I don’t think I’m ready yet ;_; Sword of Kaigen is soooo good!

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  3. I love that you chose fantasy books specifically. I think people often feel that classics are books that have more literary merit than other books and fantasy or sci-fi don’t fit into that category, which is just not true. Great just! πŸ™‚

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