Sometimes, I find myself in need of a very specific reading experience. I need to be swept away to a world that will let me forget about my own problems and get me caught up in someone else’s. I need to see a world where the normal rules don’t apply and I can truly immerse myself in the magic of reading. I need something that will let me really flex my imagination. Basically, I need a fantasy book. If you’ve ever found yourself in this particular kind of mood, then you know just how important this is! So, for any time you find yourself saying “I need something different,” here’s my list of best fantasy books!
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous novel.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
It’s been five years since the war that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering who killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her battle partner Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles. Too bad her heart is leading her right into a forbidden love.
Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?
P.S. The ENTIRE SERIES is destined for greatness
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.
Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
To save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.
The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
Alys was seven the first time she saw the soul eaters.
These soul eaters are twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly grew into something not quite human. And they feed off of human souls. When her village was attacked, Alys was spared and sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where fear of the soul eaters—and of the Beast they believe guides them—rule village life. But the Beast is not what they think he is. And neither is Alys.
The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine
The “fresh and fascinating magical world” (School Library Journal) of The Imposter Queen expands in this companion novel that answers the question: who is the real queen of the Kupari?