Get to Know the Fantasy Reader || Books with Emily Fox

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Hey Booktube! Today’s video all about Fantasy books and getting to know me as a fantasy reader!

Thoughts on Tomes:


1. What is your fantasy origin story? (How you came to read your first fantasy novel)

2. If you could be the hero/heroine in a fantasy novel, who would be the author and what’s one trope you’d insist be in the story?

3. What is a fantasy you’ve read this year, that you want more people to read?

4. What is your favorite fantasy subgenre? What subgenre have you not read much from?

5. Who is one of your auto-buy fantasy authors?

6. How do you typically find fantasy recommendations? (Goodreads, Youtube, Podcasts, Instagram..)

7. What is an upcoming fantasy release you’re excited for?

8. What is one misconception about fantasy you would like to lay to rest?

9.. If someone had never read a fantasy before and asked you to recommend the first 3 books that come to mind as places to start, what would those recommendations be?

10. Who is the most recent fantasy reading content creator you came across that you’d like to shoutout? Petrik:

Kat M
Andrassy Zsofi
Kim Patten
Lili O Varela
Shauna Marie
Linda Gonzales
Amanda Appel
Sarah A Schafer
Kaela Clifton
Ana Pinese
Abbie Day
Sandra Bertilsson
Bookish Pothos
Franziska Weires
Amelia Kisling Harris
Réka Zsigrai
Micheal Sommers
Karen Champ
Freeman Fridie
Lauren Carpenter
Rebecca Villafane
Eliza Eames

Beauty Channel:

Where I buy books online!

Chapters Indigo:

To Support My Channel:

Amazon Wish List:


wiesenna says:

The other fantasy booktubers I watch are Merphy Napier and Olivia's Catastrophe (she does all sorts of genres, though). My first and favourite fantasy, and one I keep rereading every 10 years or so, which I hardly ever do with any other books) was The Witcher, starting with the short stories, although I read that one in original – not sure how good the translations are. Also love N.K. Jemisin, especially The 5th Season. Currently reading the Kingdom of Copper and enjoying it a lot. When it comes to the City of Stairs Trilogy, I absolutely loved the 1st book, sort of liked the 2nd and DNF-ed the 3rd 🙁 – quite disappointing as the first one was such a favourite.

Books of Jade says:

Yeah but what happened to the spider??🤣

Iving Zuniga says:

Disclaimer: Don’t take this the bad way, I’m not very good with words so sometimes I unintentionally come off rude. Not my intention.

Just a suggestion! Everyone has done a “guide to Sanderson” 🙈 if you wanna do it anyways that’s fine we will still watch but what if you do like “ranking Sanderson books” instead? It’s still not very original but not as overdone, I believe. Unless you have a super cool twist in mind, then I’d go hide under a rock 👀

Toni the Great Pretender says:

Have you read Wake Siren? I don’t remember seeing you review it but there’s a Medusa story in there.

Li A says:

I read somewhere that Madeline Miller´s new book will be a retelling of `The Tempest´ by Shakespeare…so not another greek myth retelling!

Fena Reti says:

I HATE to be irrelevant, but what lip products are you wearing?👀

John Peter Tolio says:

My fave fantasy book reviewers
Emily Fox
Petrik Leo
Holly Hearts Books
Captured in Words
Merphy Napier
Elliot Brooks
Mike's Book Reviews
Library of Allenxandria

Tamayn Irraniah says:

I like the idea of fairy tale retellings. I may have to borrow that.

Gabrielė Rajauskaitė says:

For fantasy I watch Emily's videos, also Daniel Greene and Peruse Project channels 🙂

kalahari21 says:

Amazing how you always make the same face expression when you say bye at the end of the video. Quite cute

ju book says:

For fantasy recommendations, you should watch Lelivreouvert (the channel is in french but she read a lot in english)

Brittany White says:

I am normally not a big fantasy or sci-fi reader but I have tried a few of your recommendations. I loved the Scythe series. Dystopian really works for me! I also have really loved the Skyward series and can’t wait for the third book!! Lastly I’m reading Addie Larue right now and I think it’s working for me since it’s set in the real world? Thanks for all the recommendations!!

Miss Bookiverse says:

That Medusa pantomime 😂 oh and a new book by Madeline Miller? I have to look that up right away!

LifeGoofer says:

Can I recommend myself haha haha 😂

T-Ray W says:

My first fantasy novel was "Drachenreiter" (Dragon Rider) by Cornelia Funke. I must have read that book hundreds of times, wishing I was in the story or that something like that could happen to me. The book is so dear to my heart and it stil makes me happy just to think about the story and the characters.💕💕 I would say it falls under YA or middle grade and if you haven't read it, why not pick it up. 🙂

PS: I'm exclusively talking about the first part. It was a stand alone for approx. 20 years and then Cornelia Funke kind of wrote a part 2 and I still refuse to read that to this day. If any of you have read it, please let me know if I should dare to pick it up.

fancypantsloser says:

Hi Emily have you read anything by Mary Robinette Kowal? her Lady Astronaut series has great reviews and book 1 The Calculating Stars won a Hugo.

Selma Arnaut-Madrigal says:

i dont really follow any other booktubers than you. cant stand romance either and thats what most of them talk about (that i have come across anyway). also i just started with way of kings as my first brandon sanderson book. how much am i going to regret starting with this one lol? 😄🙈

Jan M says:

I did the same thing when I was a toddler– I memorized Sleeping Beauty through my mom's reading of it and pretended to read it.

Alicia Campos says:

I really like the content Darrel from Book Odyssey puts out. He reads mostly sci fi, fantasy and some horror. His reviews are interesting and thoughtful.

Rezaul says:

Please read The Green Mile for “Magical Realism”! One of my favourite books and strays from his “typical” books. (also the ending didn’t disappoint as most of his do!)

PriscillaReads says:

For a booktuber who loves fantasy: Elliot Brooks. She’s introduced me to a lot of books I never heard of before or didn’t think I was interested in.

Woeffi says:

Have you read anything by Guy Gavriel Kay? Canadian fantasy author who seems massively underrated.

Patricia Fernandez says:

New subscriber here! I read “To be Taught, If Fortunate” based on your recommendation and I LOVED it. Why is it so short??? Anyway, have you read “Priory of the Orange Tree”? Curious to know your thoughts on it. Love your videos so much ♥️

Nicole Demers says:

Omg when you were trying to come up with Medusa. 😹

becklebooks says:

Yesss only 3mins into your video and the Brandon Sanderson love is awesome. He is also a fave of mine. 😀 I think he has written a magical school story (The Rithmatist). But it’s one of my favourite tropes too. 😍

imspatial says:

for urban fantasy please try the kate daniels series by ilona andrews. books 1-2 are weak but the other 8 are awesome!

Emma van Weert says:

I love the idea of Madeline Miller writing a book from Medusa's pov. Now that you've put the idea in my head I want to read it too!

Seema Singh says:

Try peruse project for recommendations on fantasy

Jay G says:

Ooo I still need to start the way of kings! I just got it for my birthday!

Marcus says:

For magic realism, go with The Green Mile by Stephen King

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