Im on a fantasy kick right now! I mostly read YA books and have been wary of branching off into "pure" fantasy. Are there any good fantasy books you could recommend to a newbie?
Epic Fantasy or as you put it Pure Fantasy is a completely different ball game than YA fantasy. It is much more complex and sophisticated. Slightly difficult to keep track of but once you pass the initial hurdles of familiarising yourself with the world, it is addictive and you’ll be hooked. The first books that come to mind when i think of Epic Fantasy is The Lord of the Rings trilogy. After that i highly recommend A Song of Ice and Fire and trust me when i say that this is one of the best high fantasy series i have ever read. The books are huge but don’t let that stop you from reading them. After that, Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson and The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. These are all extremely popular and highly rated! I hope this helped! X