No, I haven’t cracked the spine of my copy of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard yet. Is it possible for you to recite the first half of the book verbatim? Is there a new fantasy world you’d like to explore? You’ve found the right place if you said yes to any of these questions!
We’ve compiled a list of 13 fantastical books that you can sink your teeth into. While some are reinterpretations of well-known tales, others introduce you to entirely new worlds and characters, making it difficult to miss Cal or Maven. These books are a must-read if you’re in the mood for another thrilling fantasy adventure.
Ever the Hunted By Erin Summerill
Hunter Britta Flannery, a 17-year-old girl, was born and raised in the woods. As a young girl, she was raised by a bounty hunter, and she takes after him whenever she can. Britta is content with her bizarre, brutal existence until her father is assassinated by Cohen, an apprentice who betrayed him.
Brave Britta uses her training to navigate a dangerous world filled with ruthless politics and potentially lethal forces while grieving and in disbelief that the boy she once loved would be capable of such cruelty.
Caraval By Stephanie Garber
They live on a remote island with their abusive father, Scarlett and Tella. Caraval, a magical annual game that takes place across the sea and is full of mystery and magic, keeps the two sisters hopeful in the face of their father’s cruelty and the mystery surrounding their mother’s mysterious death.
Scarlett fears she’ll never be able to experience the freedom of Caraval after she’s forcibly betrothed. Scarlett, on the other hand, sneaks away from the island with Tella when she receives an invitation.
Even so, Caraval is even more dangerous and alluring than the rumors suggest. Putting her faith in a stranger and risking getting lost in Caraval is the only way Scarlett can save Tella from being trapped there forever.
A Court of Thorns and Roses By Sarah J. Maas
To feed her hungry family, Feyre, a 19-year-old mortal, accidentally kills a faerie male while hunting a wolf. To punish the brutal faerie kingdom, Feyre is exiled from her home and imprisoned in the mercurial lord’s estate.
Tamlin is no longer an enemy, but an object of Feyre’s desire as she gets used to her new situation.
Infatuate By Aimee Agresti
Young angel Haven is in New Orleans, trying to repair the damage done to her reputation by the city’s demons.
When she and her friends think they’re on the road to redemption, they run into a devil’s domain.
This group of shape-shifting demons is known as the Krewe, and Haven has never seen anything like them before. They must face these demons if Haven and her friends are to gain their wings.
When the demon who helped Haven escape the underworld dares to show his handsome face again and ask for help, Haven finds herself closer to Hell.
The Drake Chronicles Books 1–3 By Alyxandra Harvey
Dracula’s first three books revolve around a family: Drakes. It has been centuries since these vampires have been uncovered, but now a new generation of nightwalkers must find their own way in the world.
This makes Solange Drake a prime target because she is the only daughter of the vampire dynasty to have ever been born. Having to deal with cute vampire hunters and vicious vampire queens is bad enough for any adolescent, but it’s even worse for a vampire.
The Selection By Kiera Cass
As a result, the Selection is the only way for most women in the kingdom to break out of the oppressive class system. It gives the Selected a chance to live in luxury and get close to the legendary Prince Maxon.
Except for America Singer, none of the 35 girls selected for the challenge could be happier. She doesn’t want the crown or to be parted from the man she cares about. When she meets Maxon, however, America begins to question the life she had always assumed she was meant to lead.
With a movie adaptation of The Selection on the way from Netflix, this is the perfect opportunity to see why so many people have fallen in love with the series.
The Queens of Camelot By Sarah Zettel
They are known as the Queens of Camelot, and this four-book series focuses on them.
Sir Gawain rescues Risa from the clutches of a wicked wizard who had promised to marry her. As the witch Morgaine poses a threat to her homeland, Elen senses the emergence of a new power within her. However, a philandering squire diverts Lynet’s attention from his mission to ask Queen Guinevere for help. Even so, Laurel accepts her arranged marriage to Sir Agravain, only to discover that she and the knight are involved in a bloody duel.
Gates of Thread and Stone By Lori M. Lee
Kai, a seventeen-year-old wizard in a walled city where only one powerful man is allowed to wield magic, can manipulate the threads of time. As far as Kai is concerned, she doesn’t know where this power came from.
Kai and her adopted brother Reev, whom she saved as a child, now lead a peaceful existence. He then vanished from the scene. In order for Kai to find him, she must risk leaving the only home she has ever known and becoming a part of a revolution that has been simmering for centuries.
Shadow and Bone By Leigh Bardugo
Alina Starkov is a lowly orphan and cartographer in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse universe. In the Shadow Fold, a cursed swath of darkness that falls across the land, she has little chance of surviving her first journey.
In the Fold, Alina unleashes a magic she didn’t know she had when her childhood best friend is attacked. She is now compelled to train with the highly skilled Grisha Army, where she is drawn to the mysterious Darkling, a mysterious general.
The Threat Below By Jason Latshaw
Three hundred years ago, an unknown but cataclysmic event came close to wiping out the human race. At the top of a mountain, above a cloud bank that obscures the horrors below, the survivors and their descendants sought refuge.
However, they are now forced to make their way to the ground.
Icelyn, a 17-year-old survivor, is part of a team that descends through the clouds in search of clean water. They discover shocking truths about their planet and fellow survivors.