A List of Fantasy Books to Satisfy Your Bookish Hunger

Posted November 7, 2016 by Aly in Features, Tea Party // Random Thoughts / 8 Comments

Whenever I finish a really great book (read: most things by Maggie Stiefvater and everything by Sarah J Maas) I always go on the hunt for something just as great to satisfy my never-ending hunger for books. Goodreads “suggestions” never do it for me — half the time, I’m recommended contemporary after reading High Fantasy, what is up with that? — and it’s always so hard to pick just one recommended from Twitter.

If you love fantasy, here is a list of books for you!

If you liked: 

Game_of_thrones

You might like:

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It’s the feminist version of Game of Thrones, and it’s so good your heart will bleed. Vicious, dark and unforgiving, Kiersten White blew me away with this Vlad the Impaler retelling!

If you liked:

 Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

You might like:

The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)

Although they’re wildly different premises-wise, The Demon King has an intriguing political plot, just like Throne of Glass, and if you think you know something, you’re most likely wrong. Both books take you by surprise and put their own twist on everyday tropes that we are all pretty much sick of seeing. So if you enjoyed Throne of Glass (and even if you didn’t) check out The Demon King!

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you liked:

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

You might like:

Burning Glass (Burning Glass, #1)

Shadow & Bone and Burning Glass share a lot of similiarities, including settings, the world of magic, and even the plot itself are quite similar. If you’re a fan of Leigh Bargudo’s wildly famous Shadow & Bone trilogy, I would not let Burning Glass escape notice.

If you liked:

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You might like:

27883214Magical circuses that appear out of nowhere and disappear just as fast? What’s not to love? Both The Night Circus and Caraval are absolutely magical, and I would recommend them both to any reader willing to listen. Caraval hits shelves in January, and you can preorder it at any large online retailer.

If you liked:

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You might like:

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Although different in concept, both The Falconer and Darkfever follow the same storyline, with similar characters. The Falconer by Elizabeth May is a YA steampunk fantasy novel set in Victorian era, where the main character kills fae by night and is a lady-in-training by day. Darkfever is about a young woman who, mourning the loss of her sister and best friend, travels to Ireland to seek answers, and ends up tangling herself with fae-killers and the dark underbelly of modern-day Ireland. I loved both in wildly different ways, but if you like your fantasy novels, and love dark brooding heroes, both these books are right up your alley.

What books do you like recommending? Any favorites you need everyone in the world to read? Let me know in the comments below!

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8 responses to “A List of Fantasy Books to Satisfy Your Bookish Hunger

  1. I love the comparisons and recommendations that you offered! I was wondering whether to pick up demon king but you’ve definitely intrigued me. The Falconer is my favourite so I love how you compared it to Dark fever as well.

    • Aly

      THANK YOU! The Demon King is definitely worth the read. I think you’ll enjoy it! Have you read Darkfever? It’s wonderful. *heart eyes*

  2. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Yesss, I think And I Darken did remind me a bit of Game of Thrones! Like…not as violent/dark haha, but it still had the political elements and not that dissimilar style of storytelling?! NO WONDER I LOVED IT SINCE I LOVE GOT. And I want to read Caraval so bad. And also The Night Circus.?

    • Aly

      And I Darken was SO GOOD. I’ve yet to finish Game of Thrones, but I definitely felt similarities from what I’ve read/watched. Caraval is GREAT. I urge everyone to preorder it immediately because GAH.

  3. Ah, such wonderful recommendations, Aly! I’ve read most of the books on the left but none on the right, so clearly I have some brushing up to do in reading lesser-known fantasy books, haha 😉 Thank you so much for sharing these with us, especially Caraval + And I Darken (um, feminist GoT?? YES PLEASE). This is a lovely list. <3

    • Aly

      Hey, Topaz! Thanks so much for the lovely comment, I’m excited for you to read those books! I think you’ll really like And I Darken, especially if you’re a fan of Game of Thrones. Keep me updated! x

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