Many BookTok users are gushing about Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR). Powerful Fae, passionate romance, and war are all part of this epic fantasy series, which has so far produced four full-length books and one novella. It’s easy to see why the books have such a loyal following, especially when they feature such memorable characters. As A Court of Silver Flames was released earlier this year, the next book in the series won’t be out until later this year. However, reading the entire A Court of Thorns and Roses collection is always an option; here are 15 fantasy books that will keep you going until the next book is released.
As a Fae story, ACOTAR takes place in the courts of the Fae. This isn’t a new idea, and there’s plenty of material to draw from if you’re interested in writing a fairy tale.
A DEAL WITH THE ELF KING BY ELISE KOVA
Series: Married to Magic
A Human Queen has been chosen by elves throughout history. Luella believes that being chosen as a bride would be like being sentenced to death, so she has resolved to never be one. However, that is until the Elf King comes to her specifically.
DARKFEVER BY KAREN MARIE MONING
In the wake of her sister’s murder, MacKayla is on a mission to uncover the truth. The shadowy Jericho, a Fae, and the cruel V’lane, a Fae, begin to pursue her as she gets closer to the truth. Suddenly, MacKayla realizes that she has a much greater purpose than she had previously thought.
THE IRON KING BY JULIE KAGAWA
Series: The Iron Fey
Meghan has had a hard time finding a place to fit in. When a mysterious stranger shows up, her best friend becomes strangely protective of her. When Meghan discovers that she is the daughter of a fairy king, the truth comes out. Even in a fairytale, Meghan quickly realizes that she is nothing more than a pawn in the game of war.
ASH BY MALINDA LO
Following the death of her father, the titular Ash is left in the hands of her evil stepmother. Her only comfort comes from reading fairy tales. After meeting a dangerous fairy, Sidhean, she has no idea how real they are.
CURSE OF THE WOLF KING BY TESSONJA ODETTE
Series: Entangled with Fae
Curse of the Wolf King is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast in which our heroine, Gemma, wishes to flee her past. Sadly, her savior is a Fae king who has kidnapped her and is now demanding a ransom. Nevertheless, if she can help Elliot, our beast, fall in love, Gemma has a chance.
THE MOONFIRE BRIDE BY SYLVIA MERCEDES
Series: Of Candlelight and Shadows
Valera, a seamstress, works tirelessly to feed her little sister and protect her from a cruel world bordered by the Fae forests. In her mind, the Fae will take her sister from her. When the Fae arrive and target Valera instead of her sister, it appears that fate has other plans. It’s a beautiful palace, but Valera is trapped there, forced to marry a mysterious Fae lord who promises to let her go home after a year and a day if she never sees his face again. She can’t leave.
ENCHANTING THE ELVEN MAGE BY ALISHA KLAPHEKE
Series: Kingdoms of Lore
In a single day, Aury discovers that she is a princess, a mage, and the bride of a mountain elf. She heads to the magical military order to learn as much as she can about her newfound royal parents. As a result, Filip has learned three things: he must marry Aury, the marriage will provide farmland for his people, and Aury has a deadly wild magic. However, war is on its way, and their marriage will be a major player.
FORTUNA SWORN BY K.J. SUTTON
Series: Fortuna Sworn
Because of what happened to her brother, Fortuna Sworn realized she was the only one left. She works as a bartender in order to stay alive while still searching for her missing brother. When a powerful fairy sees her and offers her an unbeatable deal, her days become drudgery.
THE YOUNG ELITES BY MARIE LU
Series: The Young Elites
An outbreak of an infectious disease ten years ago devastated Adelina’s home country. The Young Elites are those who made it out of the disaster unscathed. Teren has been assigned the task of eliminating the Young Elites, but he is hiding something. As part of the Young Elites, Enzo is tasked with finding others like him before Teren does. To see who survives, their three lives become intertwined and their loyalties will be tested.
A SONG OF WRAITHS AND RUIN BY ROSEANNE A. BROWN
Series: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
In Ziran, Malik arrives with his sister Nadia in order to begin a new life. Nadia, on the other hand, is kidnapped by an evil spirit as a price for entry. Only by assassinating Ziran’s Crown Princess Karina will Malik be able to free her. Karina, on the other hand, isn’t about to lay down her arms and let Malik have it.
A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY BY BRIGID KEMMERER
This is yet another retelling of Beauty and the Beast. To save Emberfall, Prince Rhen must find a girl who will fall in love with him and marry him. When Harper is kidnapped and taken to Emberfall, it doesn’t make things any easier for her. She learns about the enchanted land, Prince Rhen, and his dashing guardsman while in the enchanted land.
RAYBEARER BY JORDAN IFUEKO
Tarisai has always dreamed of having a family since she was a child and was raised in an isolated area. When the Lady, her only living relative, sends her to Aritsar so she can compete in the Crown Prince’s Council of 11, she has no other family. The Lady plans to use Tarisai’s closeness to the Prince as a weapon if she wins. Although the pawn, Tarisai, has had enough.