Did you love Fourth Wing? If you’re looking for more fantasy books with strong female leads, epic dragon battles, and plenty of romance, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, you’ll find fantasy books that are sure to please fans of Fourth Wing.
Books Like Fourth Wing for the Dragon Fantasy Obsessed
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros has been the fantasy hit of the summer! It has everyone talking and pining for that highly anticipated sequel. If you find yourself wanting more Fourth Wing vibes while waiting for the next book, you’ve come to the right place to get your fantasy romance dragon rider fix.
These books for fans of Fourth Wing will transport you to fantastical realms where anything is possible. Get lost in their pages. Imagination soaring as you follow the characters on their epic adventures. Whether you’re craving intense action, heartwarming romance, or jaw-dropping twists, these books have a little bit of everything.
What is Fourth Wing
In Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros, Violet Sorrengail, a fragile and underestimated candidate, enters Basgiath War College to become a dragon rider. Amidst deadly competition and a war-torn world, she catches the attention of Xaden Riorson, the powerful and ruthless wingleader. As enemies, their lives intertwine, and their relationship evolves from hostility to a dangerous love affair. With dragons soaring and the threat of war looming, Violet must navigate her emotions and prove herself worthy of her place among the dragon riders.
Who Wrote Fourth Wing
Rebecca Yarros, a celebrated romance writer, ventures into the realm of Fantasy with Fourth Wing. Known for her enchanting romances, Yarros masterfully weaves a tale that combines the allure of fantasy with a touch of romance. With the release of Fourth Wing, her first foray into the genre, Yarros has garnered widespread acclaim. Propelling her to new heights of literary fame and solidifying her status as a beloved author in the hearts of readers worldwide.
Tropes in Fourth Wing
Fourth Wing is packed with many fantasy lovers’ favorite tropes. These are just a few you can expect from this epic fantasy romance.
- Dragon riders.
- Elite war college setting.
- Enemies to lovers romance (semi-spicy).
- Challenging societal expectations.
- Struggling against physical limitations.
- Deadly competition among candidates.
- Hidden secrets and conspiracies.
- Looming war and escalating danger.
- Protective wards failing.
- Courageous protagonist defying the odds.
Must-Read Fantasy Books for Fans of Fourth Wing
Ready to dive in? Then here are more books like Fourth Wing that you need to pick up and add to your TBR. These books will fuel your love of fantasy while filling the hole left after your Fourth Wing reading hangover.
Fireborne by Rosario Munda
A gripping tale of elite dragon riders training to become the best of the best. Fireborne is a gender-swapped Anastasia retelling that scratches the dragon-rider itch. It features childhood friends to lovers, though in a different time, they should be enemies.
Join Lee and Annie as they compete to be the leader of the elite Dragon-rider army. After the fall of their old regime, they are in an apparent time of peace; however, is the new regime really any better than the old one?
This is a tale of politics, perseverance, romance, and of course, dragons, making it perfect for Fourth Wing fans. Since this is a completed series, you can binge without waiting for the next release.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
If You loved Fourth Wing for the enemies-to-lovers romance, then ACOTAR may be your vibe.
This story of a human girl thrust into the world of the fey has similar romance and deception aspects to your favorite dragon-rider fantasy.
Though there aren’t any dragons to be seen in this book, it is a semi-spicy enemies to lovers with a dash of politics that perfectly combines the romance and fantasy elements.
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novick
If you are craving more dragons, then this is the series for you!
In His Majesty’s Dragon, a young British naval officer is unexpectedly bonded with a dragon and thrust into a world of aerial combat. As tensions escalate between Britain and France, Laurence and Temeraire must navigate the complexities of airborne battle and face their own baptism of fire.
Novik’s unique twist on dragon mythology and enthralling blend of historical fiction and fantasy delivers an unforgettable tale of courage, camaraderie, and the extraordinary bond between man and dragon.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
If deadly competition is what you crave, then you have to read The Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games is a series of dystopian novels by the American author Suzanne Collins. The series is set in a post-apocalyptic future where the nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts. Each year, two tributes, one boy and one girl, are chosen from each district to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised event in which the tributes must fight to the death until there is only one survivor.
The Hunger Games series is a complex and thought-provoking exploration of themes such as violence, government control, and the nature of reality. It has been praised for its suspenseful plot, well-developed characters, and commentary on contemporary society.
All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody
If you are still craving more competition fantasy, then check out All of Us Villains!
In the city of Ilvernath, as the Blood Moon rises and the Blood Veil falls, a deadly tournament commences. Seven families select champions to compete for control over a hidden wellspring of powerful magick, a resource believed to be depleted. However, this year, a scandalous exposé revealed the tournament, thrusting the new champions into the global spotlight. Armed with insider knowledge of their rivals’ strategies and secrets, the champions must embrace their predetermined fate or defy expectations to reshape their legacy. This tale will be written in blood, where high stakes and untold possibilities collide.
Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Alright, back to dragon fantasy with Priory of the Orange Tree! This book not only has the dragons you crave but also forbidden romance.
In Priory of the Orange Tree, a divided kingdom is on the brink of war. Queen Sabran the Ninth must find a way to protect her realm from the Nameless One, a mighty dragon determined to bring chaos and destruction. Ead Duryan, a young woman sworn to protect the queen, embarks on a dangerous mission to uncover the secrets that can save their land. Meanwhile, dragon-rider Tané faces her challenges and discovers a forbidden truth that could change everything. The fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Romance, power struggles, enemies to lovers, and an academic setting are just some of what you will get with An Ember in the Ashes, which makes it perfect for fans of Fourth Wing.
In the brutal and divided world of An Ember in the Ashes, Laia, a young scholar living under the oppressive rule of the Martial Empire, is determined to save her brother from imprisonment. She becomes a spy for the rebel organization, the Scholars, but her mission is dangerous. Elias, a highly skilled soldier and reluctant participant in the Empire’s military academy, also yearns for freedom from the cruel and corrupt system he serves. Their paths intertwine as they face dangerous trials, navigate political intrigue, and discover dark secrets that could change the fate of their world. In a desperate fight for survival and freedom, Laia and Elias must challenge the oppressive regime and confront their inner demons to forge a new destiny.
Bright Star by Erin Swan
Ready for a standalone fantasy about an unexpected dragon rider? Bright Star is an underhyped book that is a must-read if you like Fourth Wing!
Andra is a servant in the Chief Judge’s manor who is traumatized by her past. When an assassination team infiltrates the manor, Andra seizes an opportunity to escape and join the rebellion against the corrupt government. She must embrace her inner strength and transform from an outcast into a leader, rallying the rebellion and guiding them toward victory. With the unwavering loyalty of a powerful dragon by her side, she faces the daunting task of uniting the rebels and bringing about the change Paerolia desperately needs.
Dragon Mage by ML Spencer
This one may be a bit of a stretch, but it is one of the best dragon fantasy books I have ever read. Dragon Mage is a self-published fantasy with a neurodivergent protagonist, amazing friendships, and some of the best dragon bonds in fantasy.
Aram Raythe, a misfit from a fishing village, discovers he has the power to challenge the gods. He must train to become a dragon rider and Champion to save the world from a dark god.
Looking for more books like Fourth Wing?
If you’re looking for more books like Fourth Wing, you’ve come to the right place! These captivating reads will transport you to thrilling new worlds where courageous heroes and mythical creatures collide. Explore the exhilarating realm of dragon riders. Discover captivating stories that will keep you turning pages late into the night.
If you’re obsessed with Fourth Wing’s blend of adventure and romance, then these books with similar vibes are perfect for you. Don’t stop at Fourth Wing, though! Explore their other fantasy titles if you’ve fallen in love with the publisher’s enchanting releases. Immerse yourself in worlds with beautiful sprayed edges and indulge in even more captivating adventures.
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