YA Fantasy On My TBR

It’s been so long since I read some fantasy, despite the fact it is my favourite genre! My fantasy TBR has been getting far too long, and most of the books on there are part of a series! Anyway, the books on here range from very recent, to slightly older, but they are the books that are at the top of my TBR!


Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh – this will hopefully be one of the books on this list that I get to sooner, considering I own a copy! I’ve heard that this story was inspired by Mulan, which is unbelievably cool, and I think will make for a fantastic story!

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black – I have yet to read anything by Holly Black, but this book has been so highly praised ever since it was released at the beginning of the year. This particular fantasy novel is about faeries, which is a branch of fantasy I have not read much of, so I am very excited to read this book!

Gilded Cage by Vic James – this is a fantasy novel that has been on my TBR for far too long! Gilded Cage is set in modern-day Britain, which I think means it also counts as dystopia, and it sounds like it has a fantastic plot and concept to make it a really great read.

Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton – Rebel of the Sands is a series I have actually already started; I read the first book in 2016, and absolutely adored it, but unfortunately I found there were gaps in my memory when I tried to read Traitor to the Throne. Once the final book is out, I want to read the trilogy from the beginning, and I am so looking forward to delving into this world again!


A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab – I have been wanting to read some V. E. Schwab for a long time! So many of my blogging friends have spoken so highly about her books, and it sounds like the perfect adventure fantasy story for me.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – magic, outcasts, a heist: what more could I ask for? This series first caught my eye when I saw Crooked Kingdom in a bookshop last year, and I went on to look into the first book, Six of Crows. This duology honestly sounds so cool, and I also quite like the fact that it is only two books long.

A Court of Thornes and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – I have to admit, I really was not a fan of the Throne of Glass series, and I am not entirely sure if I like Sarah J. Maas’ writing style; nonetheless, I have the first book in this series on my kindle, and it is very popular, so I think I will have to give it a go at some point!

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – this fantasy novel sounds completely unlike anything else I have read before. Laini Taylor has written a story about something completely new and unique, combining fantasy with dreams, and I think this is a book I will really enjoy!


Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? And are you a fan of fantasy like me, and if so I’d love to hear your recommendations!

13 thoughts on “YA Fantasy On My TBR

  1. Oh Bex, you are in for a TREAT with some of these. You’ve named some of my absolute favourite books/series on this list. My favourites ones that you’ve mentioned are ADSOM, Hero at the Fall, Six of Crows and Strange the Dreamer. I’ve also really enjoyed The Cruel Prince and Flame in the Mist. I still have Gilded Cage on my TBR and hope to read it soon!

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    1. Ooh I’m so glad you enjoyed these! I’m so looking forward to reading them all, and I read Flame in the Mist a couple of days ago and loved it, so that’s one ticked off! I’m really in the mood for fantasy now, so I need to get started on some more ❤

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  2. I just got The Cruel Prince out of the library and I’m so excited! ADSOM, Strange the Dreamer are two of my favourite fantasy books ever — I adore VE Schwab. I’m also a massive fan of Six of Crows since I do have a weakness for crime/heist-themed books. I used to be a massive Sarah J Maas fan but not so much anymore; I didn’t really like ACOTAR since I was uncomfortable with the romance dynamic and the way some characters acted. :/

    Some recent fantasy books I’ve loved are Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho and The Diviners by Libba Bray! I really enjoy fantasy but I feel like I don’t read it that often anymore. 😦

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    1. Same! I adore fantasy books, but I really don’t feel like I read enough. I’ve heard quite a lot of negative things about ACOTAR, and honestly I think I will agree with them – I mostly included it on this TBR because I already have it on kindle, so will probably give it a chance at some point.
      Thanks so much for the recommendations – I will go and add them to my Goodreads right now! X

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  3. A Darker Shade of Magic and Six of Crows are fantastic! I hope you love them! I read the Sarah J Maas ones…. I thought they were fine? I didn’t understand all the hype, personally.

    🙂 Happy reading!


  4. You’ve got some fantastic books coming up! Strange the Dreamer was super interesting, and ADSOM, omigosh, so good. For some reason, I couldn’t get through Flame in the Mist even though I love stories set in Japan. Omigosh, where have I been? Book three of Rebel in the Sands is out already? I need to get on top of that series and read book two. Did you like that one?


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