Nothing takes us away from reality quite like a fantasy book.
This genre defines escapism.
So it's likely you've heard of the household names of fantasy... and by household, we're talking Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, and Raymond E. Feist:
But allow us share with you more Fantasy Author and Book Recommendations that will take you far beyond your imagination! Including paranormal creatures, perilous quests, and dashes of love, these need to be put on your radar now.
In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown.
On Abeth, survival together is barely possible. No one survives alone. To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is fatal. And Yaz is not the same.
Yaz is torn from the only life she’s ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with, and has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected.
Only when it’s darkest you can see the stars
Fall into an icy fantasy with Mark Lawrence's Book of Ice trilogy. Packed with perilous adventures and high stake action, this dystopian fantasy trilogy is going to take you on a roller coaster ride as we follow Yaz and her journey to survival.
This is the first book in the sequel Nightfall Saga trilogy: a brand-new epic fantasy adventure set in the beloved world of the Demon Cycle, following a new generation of heroes, from New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett.
There’s nothing Marietta Stelle loves more than ballet, but after Christmas, her dreams will be over as she is obligated to take her place in Edwardian society. While she is chafing against such suffocating traditions, a mysterious man purchases the neighbouring townhouse. Dr Drosselmeier is a charming but calculating figure who wins over the rest of the Stelle family with his enchanting toys and wondrous mechanisms.
When Drosselmeier constructs an elaborate set for Marietta’s final ballet performance, she discovers it carries a magic all of its own. On the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, she is transported to a snowy forest, where she encounters danger at every turn: ice giants, shadow goblins and the shrieking mist all lurk amidst the firs and frozen waterfalls and ice cliffs. After being rescued by the butterscotch-eyed captain of the king’s guard, she is escorted to the frozen sugar palace.
But all is not as it seems and Marietta is soon trapped in the sumptuous palace by the sadistic King Gelum, who claims her as his own. She is confined to a gilded prison with his other pets; Dellara and Pirlipata. Marietta must forge an alliance with the two women to carve a way free from this sugar-coated but treacherous world and back home to follow her dreams. Yet in a hedonistic world brimming with rebellion and a forbidden romance that risks everything, such a path will never be easy.
A magical retelling of the The Nutcracker for adults, and a favourite of authors such as Sarah Morgan and Jennifer Saint. Perfect for cosying up with, you'll be transported to an enchanting winter wonderland.
What fantasy books do you recommend?
Blurbs used in this blog post have been taken from GoodReads.
*Please note that a lot of adult fantasy books tend to have themes that may be triggering. We recommend checking for trigger warnings before diving in these fantastic books.