A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin I'm not going to write a full review of this one, but I will say that I heavily enjoyed reading this. Such a vivid world created filled with memorable characters. The twists you never see coming and the deceptions run deep. Don't trust anyone and don't get attached to anyone.

A word of advice, maybe watch at least the first season before reading. Having seen the show definitely helped me in keeping everyone straight in my head. There's just so many people with similar names.