Top 5 Wednesday: Genre Benders

What is Top 5 Wednesday?

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such. 

This weeks topic is: Genre Benders

1. Pierce Brown

Red Rising is a hodge podge of awesomeness. Think Game of Thrones meets Star Wars mixed with a little Greek Mythology. Yes, it's that good. Just read it. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

3. Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Orlando is a semi-ficticious autobiography possibly influenced by the life of Virginia Woolf's lover Vita Sackville-West. It's one of those books that gets mishelved so much in stores simply because of its title. Although, in recents years that seems to have changed. Originally, called Orlando: A Biography you can imagine where it got placed. 

I have a review for Orlando here

You can find the Goodreads page here

4. Samantha Shannon

This remains one of my favourite series' but my god I can't describe it. There's so much going on in this novel between the politics, the quasi-angel  beings, Clairvoyancey. SO MUCH STUFF. 

I have a review for The Song Rising* here

You can find the Goodreads page here

4. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Historical YA? Um, yes please. My two favourite things in one? English and History. Set during the time that Jack the Ripper terrorised London, one girl is determined to figure out who he is and why he is committing these murders. No matter the cost. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

5. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Futuristic fantasy. Yes. In this world our time has been and gone. Technology no longer exists due to an unforeseen disaster but there is often reference made to electricity and medicine we have now. Erika Johansen has made such a complex concept seem effortless. I found myself reading this and nodding along like yes, exactly, I can see this happening. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

What are some of your favourite genre benders? 

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x 

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