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5 Fantasy Books That Don't Suck

Updated: Oct 15, 2019

If you're anything like me, you love a good fantasy book and you're always looking for one that doesn't suck...

And let's be honest, when you're perusing the shelves of your local bookstore of flicking through pages of books on your Kindle app, it's hard to tell if the book you're looking at is going to be any good.

Now I won't lie, I do a lot of judging a book by it's cover. Luckily, that's led me to some pretty good fantasy book finds.

Check out these 5 fantasy books if you want a read that doesn't suck.

1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

This is one of my all-time favorite books. I've recommended it to DOZENS of people and everyone who's read it has loved it. I will warn you that it starts off a little slow with some much needed story-building so if you're looking for something fast-paced, this isn't for you. BUT! If you like a book that's rich with mystery, romance, and magic, this book has your name all over it. Pick up a copy of The Night Circus and start reading.

2. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton

Vampires, ghouls, and werewolves, oh my! Check out this book/series if you're looking for a read that includes all sorts of mythical creatures. Plus, the main character is a bit of a badass who stands up for herself and and the things she believes in. With 26+ books in the Anita Blake series, you'll have plenty to keep reading. Guilty Pleasures is the first in the series, so I recommend starting with that one.

3. Illusionarium by Heather Dixon

Mix in a deadly disease with fantastical worlds and you've got yourself one thrilling adventure! Illusionarium is one of those books that you don't want to put down—partly because it's full of breathtaking and wondrous descriptions, but also partly because you can't help but wonder what's going to happen to all of the characters. Grab a copy of Illusionarium if you're into futuristic dystopians with multiple worlds!

4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

We've all heard Cinderella's story, and while this definitely includes aspects of it, this book takes an innovative twist involving outer space and cyborgs. Not your typical fairytale! This is a quick read with quite a bit of action so if you're into rewrites with a twist, Cinder is the book for you.

5. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Here's a book I haven't finished yet... Why did it make the list you ask? Because I'm only 1/3 of the way through it and I'm already captivated by the characters! This is a fantasy story that piques your curiosity and makes you think a little differently about the fairytales you're told as a child. Check out The Hazel Wood and discover what I'm reading right now!

Have you read any of these 5 fantasy reads or are they making your book wishlist? Drop me a line in the comments so we can talk about them!

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