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So, I know a good number of us have been stuck inside without much to do. Tik Toks have been made, pets are wondering when we’ll just leave them alone again, and the boredom demon has truly struck us all. The COVID-19 pandemic has been wreaking havoc on many lives as it disrupts the normal and brings light to how corrupt our government is by suddenly pulling out imaginary funds that weren’t previously available for a reason beyond me, but if you’ve lost your job or just trying to social distance like me, I’ve got you covered. To help ease the irritation of being inside to help those who can’t be, I’ll share with you some of my favorite books in a few of my favorite genres. Fair warning though, I tend to stick to fantasy. Who knows, one of these just might be your new favorite!

1. Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas (Adult Fantasy): I haven’t finished this one yet, but so far, it’s great; although I might be biased because this comes from my favorite author. So, her books will probably pop again on this list. Crescent City is about a half-Fae named Bryce and a brooding angel named Hunt as they team up to solve a pattern of murders that are identical to that of her best friend’s murder two years prior. Magic and romance, plus no one writes male characters to drool over like Maas does.

2. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover (YA Romance): So, this book blew me away. I’m not huge on romance, but whenever I’m in the mood for one I’ll pick up a Colleen Hoover novel. I think it’s beautifully written, and not to mention an easy read. It’s about a girl who doesn’t feel quite at place dealing with the secrets of family drama. It’s hard to put down—even with the serious topics approached within its pages.

3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (YA Fantasy): I told you I would bring up another Sarah J. Maas book. This is absolutely my all-time favorite series. The heroine is a total bada**, and so are all the other amazing female characters introduced in the series. Throne of Glass is about an assassin who is now competing to become the King’s Champion because after a few years of service, freedom is hers. But things are not what they seem as the plot grows thicker. A cute prince and a handsome captain of the guard are also along for the ride.

4. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (YA Fantasy): This book series is also an easy read, but it’s phenomenal. As soon as I finished it, I had to get my hands on book two, The Wicked King, to continue Jude’s story. This series follows sixteen-year-old Jude who was stolen away to Faerie with her sisters after their parents are murdered by the father of the eldest sister. Being a human in Faerie is difficult and all Jude wants is power, a way to feel less afraid but she’s brash and quick-tongued, which gets her into trouble. This book is full of cruel Fae, political schemes, romance and betrayal.

5. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (YA Urban fantasy): So, I’m sure you’ve all at least heard of this and the movie adaption made in 2014. Quick tip, don’t watch the movie. At least it’ll never be as bad as the Fallen adaption, but that book also kind of sucked. Vampire Academy follows the spirited Rose Hathaway who will do anything to protect those she loves. But being in high school, falling for one of your professors and protecting the princess of the Maori is hard. This book series holds a special place in my heart and even though the vampire fad is kind of out, this series still kicks butt.

I am a journalism major at the University of North Texas. I am new to Her Campus and being a writer for the UNT chapter.
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