If you are looking for a new YA or adult fantasy book to pick up, these fantasy book recommendations will help you pick your next epic read.
Good Fantasy Books to Read
If you are looking for some good fantasy books to read, don’t worry, I have you covered! These are some of the best fantasy books, in my personal opinion, available to read right now.
No matter if you are looking for ya fantasy books or some adult fantasy books, or maybe something in between, you will find some great fantasy book recommendations here.
Best Fantasy Book Tropes
Many people look up fantasy books to read based on tropes they enjoy. We all have tropes we love, as well as some that we just don’t vibe with. If you know what fantasy book tropes you love, then you are in a good position to pick out a few new reads.
If you are looking for some fantasy books by trope, some of these fantasy booktube videos may be super helpful to you.
Check out these must-read queer fantasy books.
Some of my favorite sci-fi and fantasy books have same-sex relationships in them. These are just a few really fantastic queer fantasy books that I highly recommend you pick up.
If you want heavily emotional fantasy books, then check out these books that made me cry.
Sometimes I want a good cry, and these books give it to me. They are beautifully written and emotionally hard-hitting fantasy books.
Fantasy Books with the Mentor Trope
The mentor trope is one of my favorite tropes in fantasy. I love seeing the relationship between a mentor and mentee. It is always a good time seeing how the mentee grows through the tutilage and how they tend to go on to do amazing things.
The wise old mentor, especially one that is aloof seeming on the surface, maybe one of my favorite things to read about.
Must-read fantasy books with morally grey characters.
We all love an anti-hero, right!?! Morally grey characters in fantasy books are just the best. They tend to be much more interesting than the traditionally all-good or all bad characters we tend to see in a lot of fantasy. These are some of my favorite morally grey characters, and I think they may be some of yours as well.
YA Fantasy Book Recommendations
YA fantasy books aren’t just for kids anymore. The YA age group, especially in fantasy, has really grown with readers. Many YA fantasy books are starting to really boarder on adult fantasy nowadays, which really opens it up to a lot more people to read these fantastic books.
As a thirty-something-year-old mom, I tend to really enjoy a lot of YA fantasy books. They tend to be fun, fast-paced and have a lot of really interesting fantasy book tropes. So if you want some of the best YA fantasy books to read, then be sure to check these out.
Adult Fantasy Book Recommendations
Adult fantasy is probably my favorite thing to read. Most of the books that I read are adult fantasy, so I have quite a few adult fantasy book recommendations that I think you will enjoy.
So often I hear a lot of people saying that adult fantasy intimidates them, and I get it. Adult fantasy can be intimidating to start with, but if you are used to reading YA fantasy, there are a lot of great books that you can read to slowly get into the adult age range.
Not all adult fantasy has to be something on a massive scale. They don’t all have 1,000 pages and pages upon pages of descriptions and hard to pronounce fantasy names. Adult fantasy can be very accessible as long as you know what books to start with.
Many of these adult fantasy book recommendations are extremely beginner-friendly and super accessible. Perfect for anyone wanting to get into reading more fantasy.
Check out these moms in fantasy books.
While not always an adult fantasy book characterization, I have found a lot of amazing moms in fantasy books. Most of these are adult fantasy, and maybe one or two sci-fi books. So if you are a mom like me, then these books come highly recommended.
If you want to see more kickass fantasy book moms, I did a whole updated post about it! Seriously, we just need more moms in fantasy that aren’t one-dimensional background characters.