The best 100 Fantasy books

Embark on a thrilling adventure into the realm of fantasy with this captivating book list. From epic quests to magical creatures, these titles will transport you to enchanting worlds full of wonder and imagination.
Discover timeless classics and new releases that have captured the hearts of fantasy enthusiasts all around the world. Whether you're a long-time fan or new to the genre, this collection is sure to ignite your imagination and leave you craving for more.

How do we create content on this page?
1
Fantasy Books: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien
4.6 (61 ratings)
Listen to the Intro
00:00

What's The Hobbit about?

The Hobbit (1937) is the classic fantasy adventure story of an unsuspecting hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Ripped unexpectedly from his idle epicurean life by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo finds himself on a journey to help a group of dwarves take back their stolen treasure from the jealous dragon Smaug. Along the way, he encounters trolls, elves, goblins, and spiders –⁠ plus a certain magic ring –⁠ and eventually finds that he had what it took to be a hero all along.

Who should read The Hobbit?

  • Fantasy lovers
  • Fans of the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit movies
  • Adventure seekers

2
Fantasy Books: Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie
3.8 (102 ratings)
Listen to the Intro
00:00

What's Midnight's Children about?

Midnight’s Children (1981) is the tale of Saleem Sinai, a child born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947 – the exact moment of India’s independence. This biographical and historical coincidence shapes his destiny, connecting him to a thousand other midnight’s children endowed with miraculous powers and intertwining his own fate with that of his nation. 

Who should read Midnight's Children?

  • Readers who enjoy historical fiction with a touch of magical realism
  • Individuals interested in exploring the themes of identity, nationalism, and postcolonialism
  • Those looking to delve into a complex and imaginative narrative that challenges conventional storytelling

3
Fantasy Books: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight

Stephenie Meyer

What's Twilight about?

Twilight is a captivating novel that tells the story of Bella Swan, a teenage girl who falls in love with a mysterious and alluring vampire named Edward Cullen. Set in the small town of Forks, Washington, the book explores themes of love, friendship, and the supernatural as Bella and Edward navigate the challenges of their forbidden romance. With its blend of romance, fantasy, and suspense, Twilight has become a beloved classic in young adult literature.

Who should read Twilight?

  • Fans of young adult fiction and supernatural romance
  • Readers looking for a captivating and easy-to-read story
  • Individuals who enjoy exploring themes of love, friendship, and self-discovery

4
Fantasy Books: Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin

Winter's Tale

Mark Helprin

What's Winter's Tale about?

Set in a magical and fantastical version of New York City, "Winter's Tale" tells the story of a thief, a wealthy heiress, and a white horse who embark on a journey through time and space. Filled with beautiful prose and enchanting imagery, the novel explores themes of love, destiny, and the power of miracles. It is a captivating and lyrical tale that will transport readers to a world unlike any other.

Who should read Winter's Tale?

  • Fans of rich, descriptive prose and intricate storytelling
  • Lovers of magical realism and fantastical elements in literature
  • Readers seeking a timeless tale that combines romance, adventure, and a touch of mystery

5
Fantasy Books: Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Wolf by Wolf

Ryan Graudin

What's Wolf by Wolf about?

Wolf by Wolf is a gripping alternate history novel set in a world where the Axis powers won World War II. The story follows a young Jewish girl named Yael, who has the ability to shapeshift. She enters a motorcycle race across continents in a daring plan to assassinate Hitler. Filled with action, suspense, and a touch of romance, this book explores themes of identity, resistance, and the power of the human spirit. It's a thrilling and thought-provoking read that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Who should read Wolf by Wolf?

  • Readers who enjoy historical fiction mixed with fantasy elements
  • Those curious about alternate history and the consequences of World War II
  • People looking for a gripping and intense story with strong character development

6
Fantasy Books: War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells

What's War of the Worlds about?

The novel "War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells tells the story of a Martian invasion of Earth. Set in late 19th century England, the book follows the protagonist as he witnesses the destruction and chaos caused by the technologically advanced aliens. It explores themes of imperialism, survival, and the resilience of humanity in the face of overwhelming odds. A classic science fiction novel that continues to captivate readers with its gripping narrative and thought-provoking ideas.

Who should read War of the Worlds?

  • Fans of science fiction and dystopian novels
  • Readers interested in classic literature
  • Those who enjoy thought-provoking stories exploring themes of colonization and survival

7
Fantasy Books: The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera

The Last Cuentista

Donna Barba Higuera

What's The Last Cuentista about?

In a world where storytelling is forbidden, a young girl named Petra discovers she is the last remaining cuentista, a magical storyteller. As she embarks on a dangerous journey to save her family and preserve the power of storytelling, she uncovers long-buried secrets and learns the true importance of keeping the ancient tales alive. "The Last Cuentista" is a captivating blend of fantasy and Mexican folklore that celebrates the power of storytelling and the resilience of the human spirit.

Who should read The Last Cuentista?

  • Historical fiction enthusiasts who are interested in the Mexican-American experience
  • Readers who enjoy stories that blend fantasy elements with real-world issues
  • Individuals who appreciate diverse voices and narratives that explore themes of identity and family

8
Fantasy Books: The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewis

The Magician's Nephew

C. S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewis

What's The Magician's Nephew about?

The Magician's Nephew is a fantasy novel by C. S. Lewis that serves as a prequel to the beloved Chronicles of Narnia series. It tells the story of two children, Digory and Polly, who stumble upon a magical world and witness the creation of Narnia by the powerful lion, Aslan. Filled with adventure, enchantment, and moral lessons, the book explores themes of good versus evil and the consequences of one's actions. It is a captivating tale that will transport readers to a world of wonder and imagination.

Who should read The Magician's Nephew?

  • Readers who enjoy magical adventures and fantasy worlds
  • People who appreciate stories that explore the origins and mysteries of a fictional universe
  • Fans of C. S. Lewis and his Chronicles of Narnia series

9
Fantasy Books: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate

What's The One and Only Ivan about?

The One and Only Ivan is a heartwarming novel about a silverback gorilla named Ivan who lives in a shopping mall. Through Ivan's unique perspective, the book explores themes of friendship, freedom, and the power of imagination. It is a touching story that will make you rethink the way we treat animals and the importance of empathy.

Who should read The One and Only Ivan?

  • Animal lovers who enjoy heartwarming and emotionally impactful stories
  • Young readers who are interested in themes of friendship, empathy, and the power of hope
  • Parents and educators looking for a book that teaches important life lessons in a relatable and accessible way

10
Fantasy Books: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

What's The Wind in the Willows about?

The Wind in the Willows is a classic children's novel that follows the adventures of anthropomorphic animals, including Mole, Rat, and Toad. Set in the English countryside, the story explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and the joy of simple pleasures. With its charming characters and beautifully descriptive prose, this book has captivated readers of all ages for over a century.

Who should read The Wind in the Willows?

  • People who enjoy charming and whimsical stories
  • Readers who appreciate nature and the great outdoors
  • Those who want to experience a nostalgic and magical journey through the eyes of animal characters

What's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea about?

This classic science fiction novel follows the adventures of Captain Nemo and his submarine, the Nautilus, as they journey through the depths of the ocean. Filled with fascinating descriptions of marine life and underwater landscapes, the book explores themes of exploration, technology, and the mysteries of the deep sea. It's a thrilling and imaginative tale that has captivated readers for generations.

Who should read Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea?

  • Readers who enjoy adventure and exploration
  • Individuals who are interested in marine biology and underwater exploration
  • Anyone looking for a classic work of science fiction

What's My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry about?

This heartwarming and humorous novel tells the story of a young girl named Elsa who embarks on a journey to deliver letters of apology from her late grandmother to the people she has wronged. Along the way, Elsa discovers the magical world her grandmother created and learns valuable lessons about love, forgiveness, and the power of storytelling. It's a touching tale that celebrates the bond between generations and the importance of embracing our differences.

Who should read My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry?

  • Readers who enjoy heartwarming stories about family and friendships
  • Individuals who appreciate whimsical and imaginative storytelling
  • People who are looking for a blend of humor, emotion, and profound lessons

What's Haroun and the Sea of Stories about?

Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a fantastical novel that tells the story of a young boy named Haroun who embarks on a magical adventure to save his father's storytelling abilities. Set in a world filled with talking animals, genies, and mythical creatures, the book explores the power of storytelling and the importance of preserving imagination and creativity in the face of oppression. Salman Rushdie weaves a captivating tale that celebrates the art of storytelling and the freedom of expression.

Who should read Haroun and the Sea of Stories?

  • Anyone seeking a delightful and whimsical story
  • Readers who enjoy tales that blend reality and fantasy
  • People looking for a thought-provoking narrative that explores the power of stories

14
Fantasy Books: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Good Omens

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

What's Good Omens about?

Good Omens is a humorous and thought-provoking novel that tells the story of an angel and a demon who team up to prevent the apocalypse. With wit and charm, the book explores themes of good vs. evil, free will, and the nature of humanity. It's a delightful blend of fantasy, satire, and social commentary that will leave you both entertained and enlightened.

Who should read Good Omens?

  • People who enjoy humorous and clever storytelling
  • Readers who appreciate a blend of fantasy, satire, and mythology
  • Fans of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's writing styles and collaborations

15
Fantasy Books: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster

What's The Phantom Tollbooth about?

The Phantom Tollbooth is a whimsical and imaginative children's book that follows the adventures of a young boy named Milo. After receiving a mysterious tollbooth, Milo embarks on a journey to the Kingdom of Wisdom, where he encounters a variety of quirky characters and learns valuable lessons about the importance of curiosity, learning, and the power of words. This delightful tale is filled with wordplay, puns, and clever observations about the world around us.

Who should read The Phantom Tollbooth?

  • People seeking a witty and whimsical adventure
  • Readers who enjoy wordplay and clever wordplay
  • Those who appreciate a story that celebrates curiosity and the joy of learning

What's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows about?

The seventh and final installment in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" follows Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they embark on a dangerous quest to defeat the dark wizard Voldemort. Filled with magic, friendship, and sacrifice, this book brings the epic battle between good and evil to a thrilling conclusion.

Who should read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?


17
Fantasy Books: Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton

Eaters of the Dead

Michael Crichton

What's Eaters of the Dead about?

Eaters of the Dead is a historical fiction novel that blends elements of adventure and horror. Inspired by real historical accounts, the book follows the journey of an Arab traveler who becomes embroiled in the world of the fierce and mysterious Viking warriors. As he joins them on a perilous mission, he uncovers the truth behind their terrifying encounters with a group of monstrous creatures. A gripping tale that delves into the realms of myth and legend, Eaters of the Dead offers a unique and thrilling take on ancient Norse folklore.

Who should read Eaters of the Dead?

  • Fans of historical fiction and adventure
  • Readers who enjoy blending fact and fiction
  • People interested in ancient civilizations and mythology

What's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix about?

In the fifth installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry returns to Hogwarts for his fifth year and discovers a secret society called the Order of the Phoenix, dedicated to fighting the dark wizard Voldemort. As Harry and his friends face new challenges and dangers, they must come together to uncover the truth and prepare for the looming battle between good and evil. With themes of friendship, loyalty, and the power of standing up for what is right, this book is a thrilling and emotional journey for both the characters and the readers.

Who should read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?

  • Fans of the Harry Potter series who want to continue the magical journey
  • Readers who enjoy complex and multi-layered plots
  • Individuals who appreciate stories that explore themes of friendship, loyalty, and resilience

19
Fantasy Books: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Golden Son

Pierce Brown

What's Golden Son about?

Golden Son is the second book in the Red Rising trilogy, a gripping science fiction series set in a dystopian future. Written by Pierce Brown, the novel follows the protagonist Darrow as he navigates the dangerous world of interplanetary politics and warfare. Filled with action, intrigue, and complex characters, Golden Son explores themes of power, loyalty, and the cost of revolution. It's a thrilling read that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Who should read Golden Son?

  • Fans of science fiction with a passion for fast-paced and action-packed stories
  • Readers who enjoyed the first book in the series, "Red Rising," and want to continue the thrilling journey
  • Those who appreciate complex and morally ambiguous characters in a dystopian setting

20
Fantasy Books: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

1Q84

Haruki Murakami

What's 1Q84 about?

1Q84 is a dystopian novel that takes place in Tokyo in the year 1984. The story follows two characters, Aomame and Tengo, whose lives become intertwined as they navigate a world that is subtly different from the one they know. Filled with elements of fantasy, mystery, and romance, the novel explores themes of reality, identity, and the power of individual choice. Murakami's unique storytelling style and thought-provoking narrative make 1Q84 a captivating and unforgettable read.

Who should read 1Q84?

  • Readers who enjoy intricate and thought-provoking narratives
  • People who appreciate blending of fantasy elements with real-world themes
  • Those looking for a captivating exploration of love, identity, and the nature of reality

21
Fantasy Books: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey

What's The 5th Wave about?

The 5th Wave is a gripping science fiction novel that follows the story of Cassie Sullivan, a teenage girl trying to survive in a world devastated by alien attacks. As the waves of destruction continue, Cassie must navigate through danger and betrayal to find her brother and uncover the truth about the alien invasion. With its intense action and thought-provoking themes, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Who should read The 5th Wave?

  • Readers who enjoy dystopian novels with a mix of action and suspense
  • People looking for a thought-provoking exploration of human nature and the lengths we go to survive
  • Fans of young adult fiction who appreciate strong character development and a complex plot

22
Fantasy Books: The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis

The Silver Chair

C. S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia

What's The Silver Chair about?

The Silver Chair is the fourth book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia. It follows the adventures of Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole as they embark on a journey to rescue Prince Rilian, the missing heir to the Narnian throne. Along the way, they encounter strange creatures, uncover dark secrets, and ultimately learn valuable lessons about courage, friendship, and the power of belief. It's a captivating tale that will transport readers to the magical world of Narnia.

Who should read The Silver Chair?


23
Fantasy Books: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman

Illuminae

Amie Kaufman

What's Illuminae about?

Illuminae is a gripping science fiction novel that follows the story of two teenagers, Kady and Ezra, as they fight for survival in the midst of a galactic war. Told through a series of hacked documents, emails, and interviews, the book takes readers on a thrilling journey through space, filled with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. It's a unique and immersive reading experience that will leave you wanting more.

Who should read Illuminae?

  • Readers who enjoy science fiction and unique storytelling
  • Those interested in a blend of action, mystery, and romance
  • People looking to explore themes of artificial intelligence and human resilience

24
Fantasy Books: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller

A Canticle for Leibowitz

Walter M. Miller

What's A Canticle for Leibowitz about?

A Canticle for Leibowitz is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel that explores the cyclical nature of human civilization. Set in a future where knowledge has been lost, the story follows a group of monks dedicated to preserving the remnants of scientific and technological knowledge. Through three interconnected novellas, the novel delves into themes of religion, progress, and the consequences of human folly. It offers a thought-provoking reflection on the potential for history to repeat itself.

Who should read A Canticle for Leibowitz?

  • Readers who enjoy post-apocalyptic fiction
  • History buffs interested in exploring the connection between the past and future
  • Those who appreciate philosophical reflections on the nature of knowledge and religion

25
Fantasy Books: Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

Watchmen

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

What's Watchmen about?

Set in an alternate reality where superheroes are real and have changed the course of history, "Watchmen" is a graphic novel that explores complex themes such as power, morality, and the nature of humanity. As a group of retired vigilantes investigates the murder of one of their own, they uncover a dark conspiracy that threatens the world. With its intricate storytelling and thought-provoking narrative, "Watchmen" is a groundbreaking work that has left a lasting impact on the comic book genre.

Who should read Watchmen?

  • Fans of graphic novels and superhero stories
  • Readers interested in exploring complex moral and philosophical themes
  • Individuals seeking a thought-provoking and visually stunning reading experience

26
Fantasy Books: The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser

The Faerie Queene

Edmund Spenser

What's The Faerie Queene about?

The Faerie Queene is an epic poem written by Edmund Spenser in the late 16th century. It tells the story of a knight's quest to rescue a beautiful lady and the challenges he faces along the way. Filled with allegory and symbolism, the poem explores themes of chivalry, virtue, and the power of love. It is considered one of the greatest works of English literature.

Who should read The Faerie Queene?

  • Readers who enjoy epic poems and fantasy tales
  • Individuals interested in exploring themes of chivalry, virtue, and morality
  • English literature enthusiasts looking to delve into a classic work from the Renaissance period

27
Fantasy Books: The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd

The Cartographers

Peng Shepherd

What's The Cartographers about?

In a world where memories can be mapped and traded, a group of cartographers embark on a dangerous journey to uncover the truth about a mysterious map that holds the key to their past and future. As they navigate through treacherous landscapes and encounter unexpected allies and enemies, they must confront their own inner demons and make difficult choices that will shape the course of their lives. A captivating blend of fantasy and adventure, "The Cartographers" is a thought-provoking exploration of memory, identity, and the power of maps.

Who should read The Cartographers?

  • Readers who are intrigued by thought-provoking dystopian novels
  • People who enjoy exploring deep philosophical themes
  • Those looking for a unique and imaginative storytelling experience

What's Jonathan Livingston Seagull about?

This novella tells the story of a seagull named Jonathan Livingston who is determined to be more than just an ordinary bird. He seeks to perfect his flying skills and break free from the limitations of his flock. Through his journey, he learns about the power of self-discovery and the pursuit of personal excellence. The book is a philosophical and inspirational tale about following your dreams and challenging the status quo.

Who should read Jonathan Livingston Seagull?

  • Readers seeking a story of personal growth and self-discovery
  • Individuals interested in exploring themes of freedom and breaking societal norms
  • Those who enjoy allegorical stories with spiritual and philosophical undertones

29
Fantasy Books: Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory

Le Morte d'Arthur

Thomas Malory

What's Le Morte d'Arthur about?

Le Morte d'Arthur is a classic tale of chivalry and adventure, recounting the legendary exploits of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Written by Sir Thomas Malory in the 15th century, this epic work weaves together various Arthurian legends, including the quest for the Holy Grail and the tragic downfall of Camelot. It is a timeless story of honor, betrayal, and the enduring power of myth.

Who should read Le Morte d'Arthur?

  • Readers who enjoy epic tales of chivalry and adventure
  • Poetry lovers who appreciate rich language and imagery
  • History enthusiasts interested in the Arthurian legends and medieval England

30
Fantasy Books: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

What's Green Eggs and Ham about?

This classic children's book follows the story of Sam-I-Am as he tries to convince a skeptical character to try green eggs and ham. Through playful rhymes and colorful illustrations, Dr. Seuss teaches a valuable lesson about trying new things and keeping an open mind. It's a delightful and timeless tale that has captured the hearts of readers for generations.

Who should read Green Eggs and Ham?

  • Children who enjoy playful and imaginative stories
  • Parents who want to engage their children in reading and promote a love for books
  • Educators looking for a fun and creative way to teach rhyming patterns and language skills

31
Fantasy Books: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

What's Bridge to Terabithia about?

Bridge to Terabithia is a heartwarming and bittersweet story about the friendship between two young outcasts, Jess and Leslie. Together, they create an imaginary kingdom in the woods called Terabithia, where they can escape the challenges of their everyday lives. This novel explores themes of friendship, imagination, and the power of love and loss. It is a beautiful and poignant tale that will stay with readers long after they finish the last page.

Who should read Bridge to Terabithia?

  • People who enjoy heartwarming stories about friendship and imagination
  • Readers who appreciate books that explore themes of loss, grief, and resilience
  • Parents or educators looking for a thought-provoking book for young readers

What's Charlie And The Chocolate Factory about?

This classic children's book tells the story of a young boy named Charlie Bucket who wins a golden ticket to visit the mysterious and magical Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Filled with adventure, imagination, and a touch of whimsy, the book takes readers on a journey through the fantastical world of chocolate and candy. It's a delightful tale that celebrates the power of imagination and the importance of kindness.

Who should read Charlie And The Chocolate Factory?

  • Children and adults who enjoy imaginative and whimsical stories
  • Readers who appreciate clever humor and wordplay
  • Those who value the lessons of kindness, gratitude, and not giving in to temptation

33

What's A Psalm for the Wild-Built about?

In this thought-provoking and heartwarming novel, Becky Chambers introduces us to a world where robots have gained consciousness and left human society to live in the wilderness. When a tea monk named Sibling Dex meets a robot in the woods, they embark on a journey to discover the true meaning of life and find their place in the world. A beautiful exploration of humanity, nature, and the search for purpose.

Who should read A Psalm for the Wild-Built?

  • Fans of Becky Chambers' previous works
  • Science fiction enthusiasts looking for a thought-provoking read
  • Readers interested in exploring themes of self-discovery and connection with nature

34
Fantasy Books: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Charlotte's Web

E.B. White

What's Charlotte's Web about?

This beloved children's novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a clever spider named Charlotte. Through their adventures on the farm, they teach readers about the power of friendship, loyalty, and the circle of life. It's a heartwarming tale that has captivated readers of all ages for generations.

Who should read Charlotte's Web?

  • Children and adults who enjoy heartwarming stories
  • Animal lovers who appreciate the bond between humans and animals
  • Readers who appreciate well-crafted and timeless literature for all ages

35
Fantasy Books: The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG

Roald Dahl

What's The BFG about?

The BFG (short for "Big Friendly Giant") is a children's book by Roald Dahl. It tells the story of a young girl named Sophie who befriends a kind-hearted giant. Together, they embark on an adventure to stop the other, not-so-friendly giants from eating children. With its whimsical storytelling and imaginative characters, The BFG is a beloved classic that celebrates friendship and bravery.

Who should read The BFG?

  • Children and adults who enjoy whimsical and imaginative stories
  • People looking to escape into a magical and fantastical world
  • Readers who appreciate the humorous and creative writing style of Roald Dahl

36
Fantasy Books: The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

The Great Divorce

C.S. Lewis

What's The Great Divorce about?

The Great Divorce is a thought-provoking allegorical tale by C.S. Lewis that explores the concepts of heaven, hell, and the choices we make in life. Through a fictional journey, the book delves into the nature of good and evil, the consequences of our actions, and the possibility of redemption. It challenges readers to reflect on their own beliefs and values, and ultimately offers a message of hope and transformation.

Who should read The Great Divorce?

  • Individuals seeking to explore and understand the concepts of heaven and hell in a thought-provoking manner.
  • Readers who enjoy philosophical and allegorical storytelling.
  • People interested in questioning their own beliefs and exploring the nature of truth and redemption.

37
Fantasy Books: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Her Body and Other Parties

Carmen Maria Machado
Stories

What's Her Body and Other Parties about?

A collection of short stories that blend elements of horror, science fiction, and fantasy to explore the complexities of women's lives and bodies. Machado's writing is both haunting and thought-provoking, delving into themes of desire, identity, and the power dynamics that shape our world. Each story is a unique and captivating exploration of the female experience.

Who should read Her Body and Other Parties?

  • Readers who enjoy thought-provoking and unconventional fiction
  • People interested in exploring themes of gender and sexuality
  • Those who appreciate imaginative storytelling and unique narrative structures

38
Fantasy Books: The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand Of Darkness

Ursula K. Le Guin

What's The Left Hand Of Darkness about?

The Left Hand of Darkness is a thought-provoking science fiction novel that explores themes of gender, politics, and identity. Set on the planet Gethen, it follows the journey of a human envoy as he navigates the complex social and cultural dynamics of a world where individuals can change gender at will. Through rich world-building and compelling characters, Ursula K. Le Guin challenges traditional notions of masculinity and femininity, offering a unique perspective on the human experience.

Who should read The Left Hand Of Darkness?

  • Readers interested in exploring gender and sexuality in a thought-provoking science fiction setting
  • Fans of speculative fiction who enjoy well-crafted world-building and intricate plots
  • Those who appreciate fiction that raises important questions about society and human nature

What's James and the Giant Peach about?

A classic children's novel, "James and the Giant Peach" tells the story of a young boy named James who embarks on a magical adventure inside a giant peach with a group of insect friends. Filled with imagination and wonder, the book explores themes of friendship, bravery, and the power of dreams. It's a delightful tale that captures the hearts of readers of all ages.

Who should read James and the Giant Peach?

  • Any age, children and adults alike, who enjoy imaginative and whimsical stories
  • Readers who appreciate Roald Dahl's unique storytelling style and witty writing
  • Individuals looking for an escape from reality into a world filled with adventure and magic

What's The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe about?

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is a classic fantasy novel that tells the story of four siblings who discover a magical wardrobe that leads them to the land of Narnia. There, they embark on an epic adventure to help Aslan, the rightful king of Narnia, overthrow the evil White Witch and bring peace to the enchanted land. Filled with themes of bravery, loyalty, and the triumph of good over evil, this timeless tale captivates readers of all ages.

Who should read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe?

  • Individuals who enjoy fantasy and adventure stories
  • Readers who appreciate allegorical tales with deeper meanings
  • Children and adults looking for a captivating and timeless classic

What's Where the Forest Meets the Stars about?

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah is a heartwarming and enchanting novel that delves into themes of love, loss, and the power of human connection. Set in the tranquil backdrop of a forest, the story follows the unlikely bond formed between a mysterious young girl, a reclusive woman, and a kind-hearted neighbor. As they unravel the secrets of the girl's past, they discover the healing and transformative magic that can be found where the forest meets the stars.

Who should read Where the Forest Meets the Stars?

  • Readers who enjoy heartwarming and emotionally impactful stories
  • Those who appreciate themes of healing, redemption, and the power of human connection
  • People who are drawn to the beauty of nature and the wonder of the universe

42
Fantasy Books: A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

A Feast for Crows

George R. R. Martin

What's A Feast for Crows about?

A Feast for Crows is the fourth installment in George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Set in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, the book continues the gripping tale of power struggles, political intrigue, and the looming threat of an impending war. With its richly developed characters and intricate plot twists, this book is a must-read for fantasy enthusiasts.

Who should read A Feast for Crows?

  • Readers who enjoy complex and intricately crafted fantasy worlds
  • Fans of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series
  • Those who appreciate morally ambiguous characters and political intrigue

43
Fantasy Books: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods

Neil Gaiman

What's American Gods about?

American Gods is a novel by Neil Gaiman that tells the story of Shadow, a man who is released from prison and soon finds himself caught in a conflict between the old gods of mythology and the new gods of technology and media. As Shadow travels across America with the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, he discovers a world where the power of belief can shape reality. Blending ancient myths with a contemporary narrative, the book explores themes of faith, identity, and the changing nature of worship.

Who should read American Gods?

  • Readers who enjoy exploring the intersection of mythology and modern society
  • Those with an interest in thought-provoking and imaginative fiction
  • Individuals who appreciate complex characters and unconventional storytelling

44
Fantasy Books: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

What's An Ember in the Ashes about?

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir is a gripping fantasy novel set in a brutal world inspired by ancient Rome. It follows the intertwined stories of Laia, a slave fighting for her family's freedom, and Elias, a soldier fighting for his own. As they navigate the dangers of their society, they must make difficult choices that will determine the fate of their world.

Who should read An Ember in the Ashes?

  • Fans of young adult fantasy novels with a gripping and fast-paced plot
  • Readers who enjoy stories with complex, morally ambiguous characters
  • Those interested in exploring themes of power, resistance, and the human spirit

45
Fantasy Books: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Neverwhere

Neil Gaiman

What's Neverwhere about?

Neverwhere is a captivating urban fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman. It tells the story of Richard Mayhew, a young man who stumbles into a hidden world beneath the streets of London. Filled with magic, mystery, and unforgettable characters, the book takes readers on a thrilling journey through the dark and enchanting realm of London Below.

Who should read Neverwhere?

  • Readers who enjoy urban fantasy and dark, imaginative worlds
  • Those who appreciate Neil Gaiman's storytelling and unique characters
  • People who want to explore the hidden and magical side of everyday cities

What's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell about?

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke is a captivating blend of historical fiction and fantasy. Set in 19th century England, it tells the story of two magicians who bring magic back to the country. As they delve deeper into the world of magic, they uncover dark secrets and face dangerous consequences. With rich storytelling and intricate world-building, this novel is a must-read for fans of both genres.

Who should read Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell?

  • Reader who enjoys a blend of historical fiction and fantasy
  • Those who appreciate complex and well-developed characters
  • People who like immersive and detailed world-building

47
Fantasy Books: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Kindred

Octavia E. Butler

What's Kindred about?

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler tells the gripping tale of Dana, a black woman in 1970s America who is mysteriously transported back in time to the Antebellum South. Forced to confront the brutal reality of slavery, she finds herself repeatedly pulled back to this dangerous time period, where she must save the life of a white ancestor. This thought-provoking novel explores themes of power, identity, and the enduring impact of history.

Who should read Kindred?

  • Readers who enjoy thought-provoking and emotionally impactful stories
  • Those interested in exploring themes of race, power, and identity
  • People who appreciate well-crafted and immersive storytelling

48
Fantasy Books: Sabriel by Garth Nix

Sabriel

Garth Nix

What's Sabriel about?

Sabriel is a captivating fantasy novel by Garth Nix that follows the journey of a young necromancer named Sabriel. Set in a world where the living and the dead coexist, the story is filled with magic, mystery, and a dark force that threatens to unleash chaos. As Sabriel embarks on a quest to find her missing father and save the kingdom, she discovers her own powers and uncovers long-hidden secrets.

Who should read Sabriel?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy novels with unique world-building and complex magic systems
  • People looking for strong, independent female protagonists who embark on epic adventures
  • Fans of dark and atmospheric storytelling with elements of mystery and suspense

49
Fantasy Books: Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

Brisingr

Christopher Paolini

What's Brisingr about?

Brisingr is the third book in the Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini. The story follows a young Dragon Rider named Eragon and his dragon Saphira as they continue their quest to overthrow the evil king Galbatorix. Filled with epic battles, complex characters, and intricate world-building, this fantasy novel is a captivating read for fans of the genre.

Who should read Brisingr?

  • Anyone who enjoys epic fantasy stories with dragons, magic, and adventure
  • Readers who have already enjoyed the previous books in the Inheritance Cycle series
  • Fans of young adult fiction and coming-of-age tales

50
Fantasy Books: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass

Cassandra Clare

What's City of Glass about?

City of Glass is the third book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. It follows Clary Fray as she travels to the Shadowhunter homeland, the City of Glass, in order to save her mother and uncover the truth about her own past. Filled with action, romance, and unexpected twists, this fantasy novel delves into the world of demons, warlocks, and angels.

Who should read City of Glass?

  • Readers who enjoy urban fantasy and supernatural elements
  • Fans of young adult fiction with complex characters and intricate world-building
  • Those looking for a compelling blend of action, romance, and mystery within a captivating storyline

51
Fantasy Books: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish

Andrzej Sapkowski

What's The Last Wish about?

The Last Wish is a captivating fantasy novel by Andrzej Sapkowski. It follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a Witcher, as he navigates a world filled with magic, political intrigue, and moral ambiguity. Through a series of interconnected short stories, the book delves into themes of destiny, love, and the consequences of our choices.

Who should read The Last Wish?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy and adventure
  • Those who are looking for a unique take on traditional folklore and fairy tales
  • People who appreciate complex and morally ambiguous characters

What's The Tales of Beedle the Bard about?

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of magical fairy tales written by J.K. Rowling. It includes stories such as “The Tale of the Three Brothers” which are referenced in the Harry Potter series. Each tale offers valuable lessons and insights into the wizarding world, making it a delightful read for fans of the magical universe.

Who should read The Tales of Beedle the Bard?

  • Harry Potter fans seeking more depth and background to the wizarding world
  • Readers who enjoy fairy tales with a magical twist
  • Those curious about the moral lessons and folklore within the Harry Potter universe

53
Fantasy Books: A Court of Mist and Fury by S. Maas, Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury

S. Maas, Sarah J. Maas

What's A Court of Mist and Fury about?

A Court of Mist and Fury is the second book in the enchanting fantasy series by Sarah J. Maas. Delving deeper into the world of Prythian, it follows the journey of Feyre as she navigates the consequences of her choices and discovers her own inner strength. Filled with romance, magic, and political intrigue, this captivating story will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Who should read A Court of Mist and Fury?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy novels with rich world-building and intricate plots
  • Those looking for a compelling and complex love story with strong, multidimensional characters
  • Individuals who appreciate themes of personal growth, redemption, and overcoming adversity

54
Fantasy Books: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife

Philip Pullman

What's The Subtle Knife about?

The Subtle Knife is the second book in Philip Pullman's acclaimed fantasy series, "His Dark Materials." Set in parallel universes, the story follows young Lyra as she discovers a mysterious knife that can cut windows between worlds. Join her and her new friend Will as they embark on a thrilling adventure filled with danger, betrayal, and the search for truth.

Who should read The Subtle Knife?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy and adventure novels
  • Fans of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series
  • Those who appreciate thought-provoking and complex storytelling

55
Fantasy Books: Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

Wheel of Time

Robert Jordan

What's Wheel of Time about?

Wheel of Time is a high fantasy series by Robert Jordan that spans 14 books. Set in a richly detailed world, it follows the journey of various characters as they navigate a complex web of prophecies, power struggles, and the battle between good and evil. With its intricate plot and well-developed characters, this epic series has captivated readers around the world.

Who should read Wheel of Time?

  • Readers who enjoy immersive and intricately detailed fantasy worlds
  • Fans of epic, multi-book series with rich character development
  • Those interested in exploring themes of fate, time, and the balance of good and evil

56
Fantasy Books: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

Words of Radiance

Brandon Sanderson

What's Words of Radiance about?

Words of Radiance is the second book in the epic fantasy series The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. It continues the story of the Knights Radiant and their struggle against the Voidbringers, delving deeper into the world of Roshar and the complex characters who inhabit it. With stunning world-building and intricate plot twists, this book is a must-read for fantasy lovers.

Who should read Words of Radiance?

  • Science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts
  • Readers who enjoy complex and immersive world-building
  • Fans of epic and intricately plotted stories

57
Fantasy Books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

What's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets about?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling is an enchanting and thrilling tale that follows young wizard Harry Potter as he returns to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year. As mysterious events unfold, Harry and his friends uncover a dark secret hidden within the school's depths. Filled with magic, friendship, and courage, this book takes readers on an unforgettable adventure.

Who should read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?

  • Harry Potter fans who want to continue the magical journey of the series
  • Readers who enjoy fantasy and adventure stories
  • People looking for a captivating and entertaining book to escape into

58
Fantasy Books: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle

What's A Wrinkle in Time about?

A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle. It tells the story of a young girl named Meg Murry who, along with her brother and friend, embarks on a journey through space and time to rescue her father from the clutches of an evil force. Filled with themes of love, bravery, and the battle between good and evil, this book has captivated readers of all ages since its publication in 1962.

Who should read A Wrinkle in Time?

  • Readers who enjoy science fiction and fantasy
  • Anyone looking for a thought-provoking and imaginative story
  • People who are interested in exploring themes of good versus evil, individuality, and the power of love

59
Fantasy Books: The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Two Towers

J. R. R. Tolkien

What's The Two Towers about?

The Two Towers is the second book in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy series, The Lord of the Rings. It continues the journey of Frodo, Sam, and the Fellowship as they face new challenges and dangers in their quest to destroy the One Ring. Filled with rich world-building, complex characters, and themes of friendship and heroism, this book is a must-read for fantasy lovers.

Who should read The Two Towers?

  • Readers who enjoy epic fantasy and intricate world-building
  • Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's writing style and storytelling
  • Those looking for a rich and immersive reading experience

60
Fantasy Books: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin

What's A Wizard of Earthsea about?

A Wizard of Earthsea is a fantasy novel by Ursula K. Le Guin that follows the journey of a young boy named Ged who discovers his magical abilities and attends a school for wizards. As he learns to harness his powers, he must confront his inner demons and face a dark force that threatens to destroy the world. This coming-of-age tale explores themes of power, identity, and the balance of nature.

Who should read A Wizard of Earthsea?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy and magical worlds
  • Those who appreciate coming-of-age stories and the personal growth of a protagonist
  • People looking for thought-provoking themes and philosophical reflections within a captivating narrative

61
Fantasy Books: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass

Philip Pullman

What's The Golden Compass about?

The Golden Compass is a captivating fantasy novel by Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel universe, it follows the adventurous journey of a young girl named Lyra Belacqua as she sets out to rescue her kidnapped friend and uncover a sinister plot. Filled with mystery, magic, and talking polar bears, this book is a thrilling and thought-provoking read for both young adults and adults alike.

Who should read The Golden Compass?

  • Readers who enjoy epic fantasy worlds and richly developed characters
  • People who are open to exploring complex philosophical and moral themes
  • Individuals who appreciate imaginative storytelling and thought-provoking narratives

62
Fantasy Books: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander

Diana Gabaldon

What's Outlander about?

Outlander is a historical fiction novel by Diana Gabaldon that tells the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 Scotland. There, she becomes involved in the Jacobite risings and finds herself torn between two very different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Who should read Outlander?

  • Readers who enjoy historical fiction with a touch of romance
  • People with an interest in Scottish culture and history
  • Those who appreciate well-developed and complex characters

63
Fantasy Books: The Dark Tower I by Stephen King

The Dark Tower I

Stephen King

What's The Dark Tower I about?

The Dark Tower I is a gripping blend of fantasy, western, and horror by Stephen King. It follows the journey of Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger, as he pursues the mysterious Man in Black across a desolate world. Filled with rich world-building and complex characters, this book sets the stage for an epic series that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Who should read The Dark Tower I?

  • Readers who enjoy dark fantasy and western themes
  • Fans of Stephen King's unique storytelling and complex characters
  • Those looking for a thought-provoking and mysterious journey across different dimensions

64
Fantasy Books: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones

Cassandra Clare

What's City of Bones about?

City of Bones is the first book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Set in a world where demons and shadowhunters exist, it follows Clary Fray as she discovers her hidden powers and becomes embroiled in a dangerous quest to save her mother. Filled with action, romance, and supernatural elements, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Who should read City of Bones?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy and urban fantasy genres
  • Young adult and adult readers looking for a compelling and fast-paced story
  • Those interested in exploring the world of shadowhunters, demons, and supernatural creatures

65
Fantasy Books: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo

What's Shadow and Bone about?

Shadow and Bone is the first book in Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse series. It follows the story of a young orphan named Alina Starkov who discovers she has a rare power that could be the key to saving her war-torn country. Filled with magic, adventure, and political intrigue, this book takes readers on an exhilarating journey through a world of darkness and light.

Who should read Shadow and Bone?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy and magical worlds
  • People looking for a captivating and immersive story
  • Those interested in complex characters and morally ambiguous villains

66
Fantasy Books: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins

What's Mockingjay about?

Mockingjay is the third book in Suzanne Collins's thrilling Hunger Games trilogy. Set in a dystopian world, it follows the courageous protagonist Katniss Everdeen as she becomes the symbol of rebellion against the oppressive Capitol. Filled with action, suspense, and thought-provoking themes, this book explores the consequences of war and the power of individual choice.

Who should read Mockingjay?

  • Readers who enjoy dystopian fiction with strong societal critiques
  • Fans of strong and complex female protagonists
  • Those who appreciate thought-provoking themes and moral dilemmas

67
Fantasy Books: Stardust by Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess

Stardust

Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess

What's Stardust about?

Stardust (1999) is a captivating fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman that takes place in the magical world of Faerie. It tells the enchanting tale of a young man named Tristran Thorn, who ventures into this mystical realm to retrieve a fallen star for his beloved. Filled with romance, adventure, and whimsy, this book is a delightful blend of fairy tale and adventure.

Who should read Stardust?

  • Readers who enjoy whimsical and enchanting fantasy worlds
  • Those looking for a blend of romance, adventure, and fairy-tale elements
  • People who appreciate Neil Gaiman's storytelling and unique narrative style

68
Fantasy Books: Jade City by Fonda Lee

Jade City

Fonda Lee

What's Jade City about?

Jade City by Fonda Lee is a gripping fantasy novel set in a bustling metropolis where powerful families battle for control of the city's most valuable resource: jade. With intricate world-building and complex characters, this book explores themes of loyalty, power, and the cost of ambition.

Who should read Jade City?

  • Readers who enjoy epic fantasy with complex world-building
  • Fans of stories that blend magic, martial arts, and organized crime
  • Those interested in exploring themes of family, power, and loyalty

69
Fantasy Books: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire

Sarah J. Maas

What's Heir of Fire about?

Heir of Fire is the third book in the thrilling fantasy series Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. In this installment, we follow the journey of Celaena Sardothien as she embraces her destiny and seeks to harness her magical powers. Filled with action, intrigue, and powerful characters, this book delves deeper into the world of Erilea and sets the stage for an epic battle against dark forces.

Who should read Heir of Fire?

  • Readers who enjoy epic fantasy novels with strong female protagonists
  • Fans of young adult fiction and coming-of-age stories
  • Those looking for a richly imagined world filled with magic, adventure, and complex characters

70

What's The Grace of Kings about?

The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu is the first book in the epic fantasy series The Dandelion Dynasty. Set in a richly imagined world inspired by ancient China, the story follows two friends who rise up against a tyrannical emperor and strive to bring about a new era of peace and justice. Filled with political intrigue, epic battles, and complex characters, this book tells a gripping tale of power, loyalty, and the consequences of rebellion.

Who should read The Grace of Kings?

  • Readers who enjoy epic fantasy with rich world-building and complex characters
  • Those interested in exploring themes of power, politics, and rebellion
  • People who appreciate beautiful prose and storytelling that draws inspiration from historical and cultural sources

What's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children about?

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is a captivating blend of fantasy and reality. Filled with vintage photographs, the book tells the story of a teenage boy who discovers a hidden orphanage with children who possess extraordinary abilities. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he uncovers dark secrets and finds himself on a dangerous journey. This unique and imaginative tale will keep readers enthralled from beginning to end.

Who should read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children?

  • Readers who enjoy a blend of fantasy and mystery
  • Those who appreciate unique storytelling with the inclusion of vintage photographs
  • People who are intrigued by the concept of peculiar or extraordinary abilities in characters

What's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire about?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth book in the beloved series by J.K. Rowling. In this thrilling installment, Harry finds himself unexpectedly chosen as a competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. As he navigates through various challenges and uncovers dark secrets, he must also face the return of the dark wizard Voldemort. Filled with action, adventure, and unexpected twists, this book is a must-read for all fans of the magical world of Harry Potter.

Who should read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?

  • Harry Potter fans seeking the next installment in the series
  • Readers who enjoy stories about magic and adventure
  • Those looking for a captivating and immersive young adult novel

73
Fantasy Books: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

New Moon

Stephenie Meyer

What's New Moon about?

New Moon (2006) is the second novel in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. It explores the aftermath of Bella Swan's breakup with Edward Cullen and her deepening friendship with Jacob Black. The book delves into themes of love, loss, and self-discovery, as Bella navigates the challenges of her supernatural world.

Who should read New Moon?

  • Readers who enjoy supernatural romance and fantasy
  • Fans of the Twilight series and Stephenie Meyer's writing
  • Those looking for a captivating and emotional story with compelling characters

74
Fantasy Books: The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass

Philip Pullman

What's The Amber Spyglass about?

The Amber Spyglass is the third book in Philip Pullman's acclaimed fantasy series, His Dark Materials. It follows the adventures of Lyra and Will as they journey through parallel universes to fulfill their destinies and uncover the truth about Dust. Filled with rich world-building and thought-provoking themes, this book is a captivating conclusion to the epic trilogy.

Who should read The Amber Spyglass?

  • Readers who enjoy epic fantasy and intricate world-building
  • Fans of young adult literature and coming-of-age stories
  • Anyone interested in exploring complex themes such as love, consciousness, and the nature of reality

75
Fantasy Books: The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan, Victo Ngai

The Titan's Curse

Rick Riordan, Victo Ngai

What's The Titan's Curse about?

The Titan's Curse is a fantasy novel by Rick Riordan. It follows the story of Percy Jackson as he embarks on a quest to rescue his friend Annabeth and the goddess Artemis, who have both been kidnapped by the Titan Atlas. Along the way, Percy and his friends encounter various challenges and mythical creatures, ultimately leading to a dramatic showdown with the powerful Titan.

Who should read The Titan's Curse?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy novels with a modern twist
  • People who are interested in Greek mythology and its modern adaptations
  • Youth and young adult readers looking for an action-packed adventure

76
Fantasy Books: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis

The Last Unicorn

Peter S. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis

What's The Last Unicorn about?

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle is a captivating fantasy novel that follows a unicorn on a quest to find others of her kind. Along the way, she encounters a colorful cast of characters and faces challenges that test her strength and courage. Filled with beautiful prose and thought-provoking themes, this timeless tale explores the power of love, the nature of identity, and the importance of staying true to oneself.

Who should read The Last Unicorn?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy and fairy tales
  • Those looking for a thought-provoking and emotionally captivating story
  • People who appreciate lyrical and beautifully written prose

77
Fantasy Books: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings

Brandon Sanderson

What's The Way of Kings about?

The Way of Kings is an epic fantasy novel by Brandon Sanderson. Set in the fictional world of Roshar, it follows the stories of different characters who are all connected by their quest for power, honor, and survival. With intricate world-building and complex characters, this book is the first installment in the Stormlight Archive series and is a must-read for fantasy enthusiasts.

Who should read The Way of Kings?

  • Readers who enjoy intricate world-building and complex plotlines
  • Fans of epic fantasy with a diverse cast of characters
  • Anyone looking for a thought-provoking exploration of leadership and morality

78
Fantasy Books: Perdido Street Station by China Miéville

Perdido Street Station

China Miéville

What's Perdido Street Station about?

Perdido Street Station is a captivating novel by China Miéville that takes place in the fantastical city of New Crobuzon. Filled with unique creatures, political intrigue, and dark magic, the story follows a scientist named Isaac Dan der Grimnebulin as he unwittingly unleashes a terrifying force upon the city. It is a rich and immersive tale that delves into themes of power, oppression, and the consequences of tampering with the unknown.

Who should read Perdido Street Station?

  • Readers who enjoy dark, imaginative and complex fantasy worlds
  • Those looking for a thought-provoking exploration of societal issues within the context of a fictional city
  • People who appreciate vivid and detailed world-building in their reading

79
Fantasy Books: A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

A Storm of Swords

George R. R. Martin

What's A Storm of Swords about?

A Storm of Swords is the third book in George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. It continues the gripping tale of power struggles, war, and political intrigue in the fictional land of Westeros. With unforeseen plot twists and unforgettable characters, the book keeps readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

Who should read A Storm of Swords?

  • Readers who enjoy complex and interwoven storylines
  • Fans of epic fantasy and intricate world-building
  • People who appreciate morally ambiguous and multi-dimensional characters

80

What's The Keeper Chronicles about?

The Keeper Chronicles is a captivating fantasy series by JA Andrews that follows the journey of a young woman named Mallon who discovers she has the ability to control and manipulate time. As she navigates a world filled with dangerous enemies and dark magic, Mallon must uncover the truth about her powers and fulfill her destiny to protect the realm from an ancient evil.

Who should read The Keeper Chronicles?

  • Readers who enjoy epic fantasy with a diverse group of characters
  • Fans of rich world-building and intricate magical systems
  • Anyone looking for a captivating and immersive adventure in a unique fantasy setting

81
Fantasy Books: The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan

The Great Hunt

Robert Jordan

What's The Great Hunt about?

The Great Hunt is the second book in the epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. It follows the journey of Rand al'Thor and his friends as they embark on a dangerous quest to find the Horn of Valere. Faced with new challenges and threats, they must navigate a world of political intrigue and dark forces in order to fulfill their destiny. It's a gripping tale of adventure and magic that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Who should read The Great Hunt?

  • Readers who enjoy epic fantasy with rich world-building and intricate plots
  • Fans of classic quest narratives and coming-of-age stories
  • People looking for a series that offers in-depth exploration of complex characters and their motivations

82
Fantasy Books: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

The Colour of Magic

Terry Pratchett

What's The Colour of Magic about?

The Colour of Magic is a fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett that follows the misadventures of a bumbling wizard named Rincewind and a naive tourist named Twoflower. Set in the Discworld, a flat, disc-shaped world balanced on the backs of four elephants which stand on the back of Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle, the book takes readers on a humorous and chaotic journey filled with magic, dragons, and unforeseen consequences.

Who should read The Colour of Magic?

  • Readers who enjoy satirical and humorous fantasy stories
  • Those looking for a unique and imaginative fictional world to escape into
  • People who appreciate clever and witty commentary on various aspects of society

83
Fantasy Books: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

What's The Golem and the Jinni about?

The Golem and the Jinni is a captivating novel that weaves together elements of fantasy and historical fiction. Set in 19th century New York, it tells the story of Chava, a golem created out of clay, and Ahmad, a jinni made of fire. As they navigate the challenges of immigrant life, their paths intertwine in unexpected ways, exploring themes of identity, belonging, and the power of friendship.

Who should read The Golem and the Jinni?

  • Readers who enjoy magical realism and historical fiction
  • Those interested in exploring the immigrant experience in late 19th-century New York
  • People who appreciate richly developed characters and intricate storytelling

84

What's Daughter of Smoke & Bone about?

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor is a captivating fantasy novel that follows the story of Karou, a young woman with a mysterious past. Set in a world where angels and chimaera are at war, the book delves into themes of identity, love, and the consequences of betrayal. With beautiful prose and an imaginative world, it is a must-read for fans of dark fantasy. 

Who should read Daughter of Smoke & Bone?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy novels with a unique and intricate world-building
  • Those who appreciate well-developed and complex characters
  • People who are drawn to stories with elements of mythology and folklore

85
Fantasy Books: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen

Victoria Aveyard

What's Red Queen about?

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is a thrilling fantasy novel set in a world divided by blood. Mare Barrow, a Red-blooded commoner, discovers she has a unique power that could change the balance of power between the Silver-blooded elite and the oppressed Reds. Filled with political intrigue, betrayal, and a touch of romance, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Who should read Red Queen?

  • Readers who enjoy young adult fantasy novels with elements of romance and political intrigue
  • Individuals who appreciate strong and complex female protagonists
  • Fans of stories that explore themes of power, inequality, and rebellion

86
Fantasy Books: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

The Dark is Rising

Susan Cooper

What's The Dark is Rising about?

The Dark is Rising is a captivating fantasy novel that follows the story of Will Stanton, a young boy who discovers he is part of an ancient battle between the forces of good and evil. As he uncovers his magical abilities and learns about his destiny, Will must embark on a dangerous quest to find the six signs that will help the Light defeat the Dark. Set in a wintry landscape, this thrilling tale is filled with mystery, adventure, and the timeless struggle between light and darkness.

Who should read The Dark is Rising?

  • Readers who enjoy a blend of fantasy, mythology, and adventure
  • Those seeking a story with a strong emphasis on the battle between good and evil
  • People who appreciate well-developed characters and intricate plot twists

87
Fantasy Books: The Lightning Thief by Victo Ngai, Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief

Victo Ngai, Rick Riordan

What's The Lightning Thief about?

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is a thrilling novel about a boy named Percy Jackson who discovers that he is a demigod, the son of Poseidon. As he embarks on a dangerous quest to prevent a war among the gods, Percy must use his newfound powers and cleverness to battle monsters and unravel ancient prophecies. This fast-paced adventure is filled with Greek mythology and will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

Who should read The Lightning Thief?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy and mythology inspired stories
  • Those who are interested in exploring and learning about Greek mythology
  • Young adult readers looking for an adventure-filled journey

88
Fantasy Books: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern

What's The Night Circus about?

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is a captivating tale of a mysterious and magical circus that only opens at night. As two young illusionists, Celia and Marco, engage in a fierce competition, their lives become intertwined in unexpected ways. Filled with enchanting descriptions and intricate storytelling, this book will transport you to a world of wonder and intrigue.

Who should read The Night Circus?

  • Readers who enjoy immersive and atmospheric storytelling
  • People who appreciate intricate and imaginative world-building
  • Those who are drawn to mysterious and enchanting tales with a touch of magic

89
Fantasy Books: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare

What's Clockwork Angel about?

Clockwork Angel is the first book in the Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. Set in Victorian London, the novel follows Tessa Gray as she discovers a hidden world of demons, warlocks, and Shadowhunters. With a blend of fantasy, romance, and adventure, this book takes readers on an exhilarating journey through a world filled with magic and danger.

Who should read Clockwork Angel?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy worlds with supernatural elements
  • Those who like strong female protagonists navigating a complex society
  • People who are fascinated by steampunk and Victorian era settings

90
Fantasy Books: A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab, V. E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic

Victoria Schwab, V. E. Schwab

What's A Darker Shade of Magic about?

A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab is a captivating fantasy novel that takes place in parallel versions of London. Filled with magic, adventure, and complex characters, it tells the story of Kell, one of the last Travelers who can move between these different worlds. As he navigates political intrigue and danger, Kell uncovers dark secrets that threaten the very fabric of reality.

Who should read A Darker Shade of Magic?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy novels with unique and imaginative worlds
  • Those looking for complex and morally ambiguous characters
  • People who appreciate intricate and well-crafted magic systems

91
Fantasy Books: A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

A Dance with Dragons

George R. R. Martin

What's A Dance with Dragons about?

A Dance with Dragons is a fantasy novel by George R. R. Martin. It is the fifth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series and continues the epic tale of power, politics, and betrayal in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. With multiple storylines and complex characters, the book delves into the ongoing power struggles and the looming threat of the Others beyond the Wall.

Who should read A Dance with Dragons?

  • Game of Thrones fans who want to continue the epic saga
  • Readers who enjoy intricate and multi-layered fantasy worlds
  • People who appreciate complex characters and moral ambiguity

92
Fantasy Books: Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Eldest

Christopher Paolini

What's Eldest about?

Eldest is the second book in the Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini. It continues the epic fantasy story of Eragon and his dragon Saphira as they navigate the dangerous and magical land of Alagaësia. Filled with adventure, battles, and discovery, this book delves deeper into the world of dragons and the ancient order of Dragon Riders. It is a captivating read for fantasy lovers of all ages.

Who should read Eldest?

  • Readers who enjoy epic fantasy with rich world-building and detailed magic systems
  • Fans of coming-of-age stories with compelling characters and personal growth
  • People who appreciate complex plots with political intrigue and moral dilemmas

93
Fantasy Books: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

Prince Caspian

C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

What's Prince Caspian about?

Prince Caspian is a thrilling fantasy novel by C.S. Lewis that takes us back to the magical land of Narnia. When the Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, they discover that centuries have passed and the land is now ruled by the tyrannical King Miraz. With the help of the rightful heir, Prince Caspian, they embark on an epic quest to restore peace and bring Narnia back to its former glory. Filled with adventure, battles, and talking animals, this book will captivate readers of all ages.

Who should read Prince Caspian?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy and adventure
  • Those looking for a classic tale of good versus evil
  • Young adults and children who love imaginative storytelling

94
Fantasy Books: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon

Christopher Paolini

What's Eragon about?

Eragon is a captivating fantasy novel by Christopher Paolini that follows the journey of a young farm boy named Eragon who discovers a mysterious dragon egg. As the dragon hatches, Eragon becomes a Dragon Rider and is thrust into a dangerous world of magic, power, and ancient prophecies. With the help of his dragon, Saphira, and a wise old storyteller, Eragon must navigate through a war-torn land and uncover his own destiny.

Who should read Eragon?

  • Readers who enjoy epic fantasy stories with dragons and magic
  • Young adults and teenagers looking for an engaging and adventurous coming-of-age tale
  • Fans of complex world-building and richly developed fictional universes

95
Fantasy Books: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins

What's Catching Fire about?

Catching Fire is the second book in Suzanne Collins's thrilling Hunger Games trilogy. It continues the story of Katniss Everdeen as she unwittingly becomes a symbol of rebellion against the oppressive Capitol. Filled with action, suspense, and political intrigue, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Who should read Catching Fire?

  • Readers who enjoy dystopian young adult novels
  • Fans of fast-paced, action-packed stories
  • Individuals interested in exploring themes of social and political unrest

96
Fantasy Books: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant

Kazuo Ishiguro

What's The Buried Giant about?

The Buried Giant is a captivating novel by Kazuo Ishiguro that delves into themes of memory, love, and the impact of collective forgetting. Set in a post-Arthurian Britain, the story follows an elderly couple, Axl and Beatrice, as they embark on a journey to find their long-lost son. Along the way, they encounter mystical beings and uncover buried secrets that force them to confront their own forgotten past. This thought-provoking tale challenges the reader to ponder the consequences of remembering and forgetting in shaping our lives and society.

Who should read The Buried Giant?

  • Readers who enjoy exploring themes of memory, love, and loss
  • Those interested in historical fiction with a touch of fantasy
  • People who appreciate thought-provoking and allegorical storytelling

97
Fantasy Books: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo

What's Six of Crows about?

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is a gripping fantasy novel set in the bustling city of Ketterdam. It follows a band of skilled outcasts who embark on a daring heist that could make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. Filled with twists, turns, and complex characters, this book delves into themes of friendship, betrayal, and the power of redemption.

Who should read Six of Crows?

  • Readers who enjoy high-stakes heists and intricate plots
  • Those who appreciate well-developed, morally complex characters
  • Anyone interested in immersive fantasy worlds with rich world-building

98
Fantasy Books: Watership Down by David Parkins, Richard Adams

Watership Down

David Parkins, Richard Adams

What's Watership Down about?

Watership Down by David Parkins and Richard Adams is a beloved classic that tells the story of a group of rabbits who embark on a perilous journey to find a new home. Filled with adventure, friendship, and the struggle for survival, this timeless tale captivates readers of all ages.

Who should read Watership Down?

  • Animal lovers and those interested in rabbit societies
  • Readers who enjoy epic adventures with richly developed characters
  • People who appreciate allegorical storytelling with deeper underlying themes

99

What's Black Leopard, Red Wolf about?

Black Leopard, Red Wolf is a captivating and intricate fantasy novel by Marlon James. Set in a mythical African landscape, it follows a mysterious tracker named Tracker as he embarks on a quest to find a missing child. Filled with magical creatures, political intrigue, and richly detailed world-building, this book offers a unique and compelling take on the fantasy genre.

Who should read Black Leopard, Red Wolf?

  • Readers who enjoy immersive and imaginative fantasy worlds
  • Those interested in African mythology and folklore
  • Individuals who appreciate complex and morally ambiguous characters
  • People who are open to challenging and thought-provoking storytelling

100
Fantasy Books: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

What's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban about?

'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' is the third book in the beloved series by J.K. Rowling. In this thrilling installment, Harry learns about Sirius Black, a dangerous prisoner who has escaped from Azkaban and is believed to be after him. As Harry navigates secrets, time travel, and the truth about his past, he discovers that things are not always as they seem in the wizarding world.

Who should read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?

  • Readers who enjoy fantasy and magical adventures
  • Fans of the Harry Potter series who want to continue following the journey of the beloved characters
  • Those who appreciate rich world-building and complex storytelling

Related Topics