There is a post asking what people want to read in the fantasy genre. For me, this is a mixed bag of reactions. High fantasy has been done by Tolkien and others. There are many excellent series of Urban fantasy to delight the reader. So what is it?
I like character driven books and I like some sort or reasonable explanation about how the magic exists. Beyond this, I find I am drawn to the new and different. When I read, I like to get to the point where… ‘Wow, I didn’t see that coming’. So yes, I will still go for the high fantasy and the urban fantasy, but I like to be astonished by something way outside the box.