10 Fantasy Books to Get Into This Year

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Fantasy books are becoming a number one fan favourite in the reading community recently. From magical realms to Greek mythology retelling, readers are getting their hands on the best fantasy books in the market. From romance to adventures, the storylines in these books are exhilarating and gripping – transporting you to a whole new world instantly.

From The Cruel Prince to A Court of Thorn And Roses, here are some of the best fantasy books to sink your teeth into this year.

Take a look at some of the most popular fantasy books:

Six Of Crows

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Leigh Bardugo

In the busy streets of Ketterdam, where anything can be owned for the right price and who knows that better than criminal gang leader, Kaz Brekker, a.k.a. Dirtyhands. Being offered the chance to pull off the biggest heist ever known to him, Kaz Brekker seeks the help of five others, a convict, a wayward son, a gambler, a lost Grisha, and a Suli girl who became a killer to make him the richest man in Ketterdam. The Six of Crows will have you on the edge of your seat from the several plot twists to the near-death experiences the group goes through.

The Cruel Prince

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Holly Black

Holly Black takes us on an adventure with this fantasy romance novel where politics and love merge. The story sees a mortal named Jude who was raised by the faes after witnessing her parents die. However, she comes face to face with the youngest prince of the faerie land, Cardan, who is determined to make her life miserable. As all enemies to lovers end, the two end up falling for each other without even realising.

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Psyche and Eros

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Luna McNamara

Calling all Greek mythology lovers, this one’s for you. This take on Psyche and Eros takes us on a romantic journey between the two characters. Eros is tasked by the goddess Aphrodite to fire an arrow towards Psyche to make her fall in love with the ugliest guy on Earth. However, Eros ends up nicking himself and falls in love with, you guessed it, Psyche. This whirlwind journey of the two uncovers the obstacles they have to go through as well as the tension of them being torn apart from one another.

Little Thieves

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Margret Owen

A traitorous maid, Vanja, disguises herself as a princess and lives that life instead. The book tells the story of Vanja’s lonely but glorious life as a jewel-stealing “princess” and the problem she faces when she crosses the wrong god and is left with a curse upon her. With the accompany of a detective, fiancé and a half-god, Vanja needs all the strength she’s got to pull off the biggest con game of her life.

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Graceling

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Kristin Cashore

This is an enchanting, adventurous, romantic, and feminist book that narrates the life of Katsa, a strong, smart, and beautiful girl that lives in the Seven Kingdoms. At the ripe age of eight, Katsa was gifted as a Graceling – an uncommon group of people in the seven kingdoms with exceptional skills. Graced with the skill to be able to kill a man with her bare hands, Katsa was given the role of the king’s hitman. In an unexpected turn of events, she learns about a secret that could destroy all the seven kingdoms. 

An Ember in the Ashes

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Sabaa Tahir

Laia is a slave who is fighting for her family while a young soldier, Elias, is wrestling for his freedom. Joining forces, the two help one another to overcome their issues as well as to overthrow the empire, which implements death for deviance.

A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Sarah J. Maas

A popular Tik Tok sensation, A Court of Thorns and Roses, is the ultimate fan favourite. The book follows the story of a huntress named Feyre who gets imprisoned in a fae’s kingdom and comes face to face with Tamlin. Full of tension, angst, and drama, the tension between the two enemies makes this book 10 out of 10. 

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Half Sick of Shadows

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Laura Sebastian

This book is a retelling of King Arthur and it will have you hooked by the first sentence. Guinevere, Lancelot, Elaine, and Morgana follows Arthur when it’s his time to ascend the throne to Camelot. However, just like in every fantasy story, they are faced with an enemy who tries to steal the throne from them. The five of them do everything it takes to get Arthur the throne. For every medieval fan, this version of King Arthur should be on your TBR list immediately.

Lore

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Alexandra Bracken

Lore is a hybrid of Greek mythology and The Hunger Games where Perseous comes down to New York City. Unfortunately, the Argon hunt, a punishment for rebellion, unexpectedly follows her to the city. Now, Lore has a choice to join forces with the enemy that will allow her to be free from the Argon or chooses to unite forces with Athena and fights in the Hunt which comes with a deadly cost.

Heartless

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Marissa Meyer

This fantasy book takes on the backstory of the Queen of Hearts from none other than Alice in Wonderland. From wanting to be a baker and falling in love to becoming the Queen of Hearts, Catherine is faced with a big problem when she starts a secret courtship with the handsome Joker of the castle. Sadly for Christine fate has other plans and turns her whole world around.