New year, new worlds to conquer! Fantasy fans, grab your mugs of dragonberry tea and buckle up because January 2024 fantasy book releases are packed with spellbinding adventures waiting to whisk you away. Whether you crave fierce battles, intricate magic systems, or heartwarming tales of found family, this month’s releases offer something for every kind of bookworm.
16 Fantasy Books Coming Out in January 2024
Ready to explore? We’ll spotlight some of the most buzzworthy January 2024 fantasy book releases, so keep your eyes peeled! In the meantime, get your reading list prepped and your TBR pile ready to topple. January promises to be a fantastical ride!
House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas
Crescent City shivers on the brink. Bryce Quinlan, our half-Fae heroine, yearns for home – for Midgard, for Hunt. But she’s stranded, alone, in a strange and unforgiving world.
Hunt, stripped of his freedom and his love, rots in an Asteri dungeon. Fear gnaws at him – has Bryce fallen too? Their world teeters on collapse, the fate of every realm clinging to a flickering hope. Secrets whisper from the stars, promising salvation if only they can find their way back to each other.
Get ready to buckle in. January 30th, “House of Flame and Shadow” explodes onto the scene. Hold your breath as Sarah J. Maas unleashes a whirlwind of scorching romance, explosive revelations, and action that will leave you reeling. This is the culmination you’ve been waiting for, where destinies ignite and Crescent City’s fate hangs in the balance. Are you ready?
The Invocations by Krystal Sutherland
In the witching hour of London, shadows whisper secrets, and danger lurks around every cobblestone corner. Three girls, each marked by darkness, find their destinies entwined in a thrilling dance with forbidden magic.
Zara, consumed by grief and rage after her sister’s brutal murder, seeks solace in the occult, willing to pay any price for a chance at revenge. Jude, cursed by a demon’s bargain, watches her life wither away as monstrous shadows cling to her every step. And Emer, a witch with a haunted past, sells whispered spells to desperate women, a power that comes at a chilling cost.
As a killer with a twisted hunger stalks the city, preying on those who dabbled in the forbidden, their paths collide in a spark of defiance. Zara, Jude, and Emer must forge an unlikely alliance, their unique talents their only weapons against the rising tide of darkness. Sisterhood ignites, fueled by raw emotion and smoldering suspense, as they delve into the heart of evil, where secrets twist like fog and power hangs heavy in the air.
Krystal Sutherland’s “The Invocations” explodes onto the scene January 30th, 2024. It is a potent blend of witchy thrills, chilling mystery, and the fierce fire of girls refusing to go quietly into the night. Brace yourself for a story that will leave you breathless, begging for more, and forever changed by the intoxicating allure of the shadows. Are you ready to answer the call?
The Principle of Moments by Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson
Brace yourself for a January voyage across time and space in Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson’s mind-bending debut, “The Principle of Moments.” This epic fantasy adventure weaves together two seemingly disparate stories. A forbidden love affair in Regency London and a desperate rebellion against an interstellar emperor in the 60th century.
Asha, a young woman trapped in the emperor’s clutches, dreams of freedom while studying forbidden texts. Meanwhile, Obi, a weary time traveler yearning for solace, stumbles upon a connection to Asha that spans centuries. When their paths collide, fate hurls them on a breathtaking quest across the cosmos, fueled by an ancient prophecy and the echoes of three legendary heroes.
Get ready for dazzling starships, forbidden romance, and the fight for justice against a tyrannical regime. “The Principle of Moments” bursts onto the scene January 18th, 2024. Promising a whirlwind adventure that will leave you breathless until the very last page. Buckle up and prepare to be swept away by a story that transcends time and space.
Bone Pendant Girls by Terry Friedman
Don’t wear the bone, unravel the curse. “Bone Pendant Girls” chills hearts January 30th.
Andi Wyndham hears whispers not from the wind, but from the trinkets she touches. At a gem show, two bone pendants carved into haunting faces call to her, pulling her into a nightmare. They belonged to missing girls, their spirits trapped within the carved bone. Now, Andi races against time, guided by the restless ghosts and a chilling premonition: “Beware the Fisherman.”
This January 30th, delve into Terry Friedman’s “Bone Pendant Girls,” a pulse-pounding paranormal thriller where every antique whispers secrets and every shadow hides a danger. Can Andi, with the help of a handsome P.I. and a determined sheriff, unearth the truth before the Fisherman casts his final, deadly net? Or will she become the next face carved in bone?
Brace yourself for bone-chilling suspense, spectral encounters, and a race against time in this must-read for fans of the paranormal and spine-tingling mysteries. “Bone Pendant Girls” promises to haunt your dreams long after you turn the final page.
So Let Them Burn by Kamilah Cole
Dragons soar on crimson winds, a goddess whispers fury, and two sisters stand on the precipice of a choice that will ignite their world. This January 2024, Kamilah Cole’s scorching debut, “So Let Them Burn,” explodes onto the fantasy scene, ready to set your shelves ablaze.
Meet Faron Vincent, a Jamaican-born teenager blessed with the power of the gods. Five years ago, she saved her island from the dragon-riding Langley Empire. Now, boredom rivals the island’s sun. But peace takes a fiery turn when Faron attends a diplomatic summit. Enter Elara, her whip-smart sister, who forges a forbidden bond with an enemy dragon, igniting the gods’ wrath.
The choice is brutal: sever the bond, even if it means killing Elara, or defy the gods and defend their sisterhood. As Faron desperately seeks alternatives, Elara unearths secrets that rock the empire. Prepare for a January where loyalty bleeds with betrayal, magic crackles with wit, and a sisterhood faces a destiny hotter than dragonfire. “So Let Them Burn” is more than just fantasy. It’s a Jamaican-infused firestorm of sacrifice, power, and the unwavering strength of family.
Mark your calendars, fantasy fans. “So Let Them Burn” arrives in January 2024, ready to set your heart ablaze. Don’t miss this must-read debut.
The Atlas Complex by Olivie Blake
The Atlas Complex cracks open January 9th, 2024, plunging you back into the heart-stopping chaos of Olivie Blake’s Crescent City series. The six extraordinary Alexandrians, forever bound by a deadly bargain, face their ultimate test. Old alliances fray under the pressure of survival, pitting former friends against each other in a desperate bid for ultimate power.
While some grapple with the perilous ethics of their abilities within the library’s ancient vaults, others step onto the world stage, wielding cunning and charm to manipulate the strings of global politics. But danger lurks everywhere. External forces plot their destruction, and even the enigmatic Caretaker, Atlas Blakely, harbors a world-ending scheme.
Prepare for a whirlwind of betrayal, explosive revelations, and heart-pounding action as the Alexandrians scramble to survive. In this thrilling finale, the fate of worlds hangs in the balance, and the ultimate question remains: what are they willing to sacrifice for a chance at limitless power? Mark your calendars, January 9th is the day the stars realign and “The Atlas Complex” shatters everything you thought you knew. Don’t miss this epic conclusion to a dazzlingly dark fantasy series.
Beasts of War by Ayana Gray
Koffi is free, but the chains of vengeance still bind her. In January 2024, Ayana Gray unleashes the epic finale of her “Beasts of Prey” trilogy, “Beasts of War.” Fedu, the vengeful god of death, will stop at nothing to reclaim his stolen pawn and unleash chaos upon the mortal world.
Time is a fleeting ally. The next Bonding looms – a celestial event that will either consume Koffi or amplify her dark powers to world-ending levels. To survive, she must gather potent allies, warriors who see hope amidst the looming devastation.
Ekon, a warrior haunted by ghosts, fights for a future he yearns to share with Koffi. Alongside newfound companions, he navigates the treacherous path to the Kusonga Plains, seeking the blessing of ancient gods. But Ekon’s own past casts a long shadow, threatening to shatter the fragile trust between him and Koffi.
Every step is a battle – against monstrous beasts, ancient grudges, and the insidious whispers of doubt. Can Koffi control her growing power before it consumes her? Can Ekon overcome his demons to protect the woman he loves? In “Beasts of War,” the fate of mortals and gods hangs in the balance. Only the fiercest bond can ignite the spark of hope against the tide of darkness.
Mark your calendars for January 16th, 2024. “Beasts of War” explodes onto the scene, a heart-pounding conclusion to a beloved fantasy series. Prepare for a final clash where love and sacrifice collide, and destiny unleashes its final verdict. Buckle up, because this January, the beasts rise, and only the bravest will stand their ground.
Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White by Amélie Wen Zhao
Brace yourself for January 2nd, for one of my most anticipated January 2024 fantasy book releases: Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White by Amélie Wen Zhao! This sequel to the acclaimed Song of Silver, Flame Like Night, promises to be a genre-bending whirlwind steeped in the rich tapestry of ancient Chinese mythology and folklore.
Dive into a world where fate hangs by a thread and empires tremble. Lan, haunted by her mother’s sacrifice, vows to vanquish the Demon Gods, the same entities that devoured her mother’s life. Walking a perilous tightrope, Zen bargains with the Black Tortoise Demon God, his soul the price for power and redemption. In the fiery crucible of these destinies, kingdoms clash for the throne, the stakes rising as colonial forces tighten their grip.
Dark Star Burning and Ash Falls White are more than just clashes for power. It’s a visceral fight for love, legacy, and the very soul of a nation. Mark your calendars and prepare to be consumed by this epic saga!
Destroy the Day by Brigid Kemmerer
Another of my most anticipated January 2024 fantasy book releases is set to be a stunning conclusion to a beloved series.
In the fiery crucible of revolution, love and loyalty will be forged anew, tested, and perhaps… shattered. Brace yourself for the explosive finale of Brigid Kemmerer’s beloved Defy the Night series, Vengeance Will Fall, arriving on January 23, 2024. Prepare for a heart-pounding tapestry of fantasy, young adult drama, and electrifying romance that will leave you breathless until the very last page.
Trapped in a cruel cage of circumstance, Prince Corrick finds himself bound to rebel leader Lochlan, his sworn enemy. Their uneasy alliance, forged in desperation, promises an explosive clash of wills and a perilous dance along the razor’s edge of trust. Tessa Cade, reeling from grief and betrayal, navigates a labyrinth of lies and deceit, forced to consider the unthinkable – a pact with the enigmatic, untrustworthy Rian, her only hope to dethrone the tyrannical Oren Crane.
Across the war-torn kingdom, Harristan, the exiled king, grapples with uniting a fractured nation against insurmountable odds. His journey of self-discovery, tinged with the flicker of forbidden love, adds another layer of vulnerability and intrigue to the unfolding chaos. As the flames of revolution rise higher, threatening to consume all in their path, the fate of Kandala hangs precariously in the balance.
Vengeance Will Fall is more than just a tale of political machinations and bloody rebellion; it’s a poignant odyssey of resilience, unwavering hope, and love’s fierce, unyielding bonds. This January, witness the electrifying culmination of a series that has captivated readers and brace yourself for an ending that will resonate long after the final page is turned.
The Dark Fable by Katherine Harbour
Another one of the highly anticipated January 2024 fantasy book releases is “The Dark Fable” by Katherine Harbour. This magical heist thriller hits shelves on January 30th, ready to grip you tight.
Evie Wilder, an orphan used to being unseen, gets thrown into the spotlight after a daring heist. Her secret? Invisibility. Perfect for the Dark Fable, a shadowy crew stealing mystical oddities.
Evie finds family in this thrilling world, but the Dark Fable’s past is dark, and some secrets might echo Evie’s own tragedy. The deeper she digs, the higher the stakes. In a world of illusions, trust no one.
Unveiling the Dark Fable’s truth is a deadly game. Can Evie survive the risk? This blend of YA fantasy, magic, and darkness is must-read for anyone who loves secrets, thrills, and a touch of danger.
Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett
January’s fantasy magic takes flight with ‘Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands’ by Heather Fawcett. Hitting shelves January 16th, this enchanting sequel promises to captivate like the first.
Esteemed faerie scholar Emily Wilde stumbles into a new adventure. Her encyclopedia of faerie secrets barely dry, mysterious beings from other realms land at her doorstep. With charming but secretive ex-rival-turned-friend Wendell Bambleby by her side, Emily faces fresh challenges.
Bambleby isn’t just a scholar; he’s an exiled faerie king escaping his murderous mother and seeking a portal home. Emily’s heart aches for Bambleby, but loving a Fair Folk is fraught with danger. So, she maps a new quest: charting the faerie realms.
Their journey to the Austrian Alps, rumored to hold Bambleby’s key, is perilous. Assassins stalk them, and danger lurks in every shadow. Emily must navigate not only treacherous faerie landscapes but also the complexities of her own heart.
More than just fantasy, ‘Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands’ is a blend of romance, historical intrigue, and thrilling mystery. Dive in, if you dare, for a spellbinding adventure.
A Fragile Enchantment by Allison Saft
Set for release on January 2, 2024, this romantic fantasy of manners promises to weave a tale of love, scandal, and magical artistry.
Niamh Ó Conchobhair, a magical dressmaker, is commissioned for a royal wedding in the kingdom of Avaland. But her unique gift to stitch emotions and memories into fabric comes with a fatal cost – the same magic that endows her with this ability will eventually claim her life. Focused on securing her family’s future, Niamh seizes the opportunity to design for royalty. However, Avaland is far from the enchanting kingdom she expected. Instead, she finds a society riddled with class unrest and political intrigue.
In the midst of this turmoil is the groom, Kit Carmine – abrasive, unwilling, and bound to the altar as a political sacrifice. As Niamh and Kit’s paths cross, an unexpected friendship blossoms, sparking a romance that catches the attention of an anonymous gossip columnist. The columnist offers a deal: Niamh’s silence for the royal family’s secrets. But delving into Avaland’s dark heart risks more than just her career – it threatens the love and the future she never dared to dream of.
‘A Fragile Enchantment’ transports readers to a world reminiscent of Regency England, filled with candlelit balls, garden parties, and a backdrop of societal unrest. It’s a story replete with romance, intrigue, and unforgettable characters, making it a must-read for fans of historical fantasy and fairy-tale romances.
Somewhere in the Deep by Tanvi Berwah
Set to captivate readers on January 9, 2024, ‘Somewhere in the Deep’ by Tanvi Berwah is a thrilling addition to my list of January 2024 fantasy book releases. This South Asian-inspired fantasy blends action and suspense, promising a heart-racing adventure.
The story centers around Krescent Dune, burdened by her parents’ debts and their dark legacy. Her only escape, fighting in an underground pit against monstrous creatures, crumbles after a disastrous fight. But then, an unexpected offer arises: clear her debts by protecting a rescue mission team in dangerous mining caves. Krescent, amidst a group including her childhood foe, confronts mythical beasts and unseen dangers. As they delve deeper, Krescent faces a chilling realization — someone in the group doesn’t want her to leave the caves alive. She must uncover this threat quickly or risk being abandoned in the darkness.
Tanvi Berwah’s ‘Somewhere in the Deep’ is more than just a fantasy; it’s a tale of survival and hidden truths. With its intense plot and rich world-building, it’s a must-read for those who love edge-of-the-seat adventures and complex characters.
Pillar of Ash by HM Long
Mark your calendars for January 16, 2024, as we anticipate the release of ‘Pillar of Ash’ by H.M. Long, the fourth and final book in The Four Pillars series. This epic fantasy saga, hailed as perfect for fans of Ragnarök and V.E. Schwab, promises to deliver a mythical and emotional conclusion to the Hall of Smoke saga.
In ‘Pillar of Ash’, we follow Yske, the daughter of the legendary warrior priestess Hessa. Yske, devoted to medicine and peace, finds herself on a perilous journey with her brother Berin through primal forests and haunting shadows at the world’s edge. As they encounter corruptions in nature and monstrous entities, Yske’s dedication to mercy and healing is put to the ultimate test. The story crescendos into a war that intertwines survival, sacrifice, and the fate of creation itself.
With its rich blend of mythology and high fantasy, ‘Pillar of Ash’ is a highly anticipated release that promises to captivate and thrill readers. It’s a must-read for those who love epic tales of gods, warriors, and the delicate balance between violence and healing.
Faebound by Saara El-Arifi
Get ready for a mesmerizing journey into the realm of the fae with ‘Faebound,’ set to release on January 18, 2024. This enchanting new trilogy by Saara El-Arifi, the Sunday Times bestselling author of ‘The Final Strife,’ invites readers into a world where desires and destinies intertwine in the most unexpected ways.
In ‘Faebound,’ we meet Yeeran, a hardened warrior of the elven army, and her sister Lettle, a diviner yearning for prophecies of hope. Their lives take an unforeseen turn when Yeeran’s exile leads them both into the wilds beyond the Elven lands, where they stumble upon the legendary fae court. The fae, unseen for a thousand years, now draw Yeeran and Lettle into a world of intoxicating allure and complex loyalties.
This tale of divided blood, fate’s imprisonment, and bound desires is set against the backdrop of the elusive and seductive fae world. It’s a story of loyalty, love, and the struggle between the ties of family, homeland, and the heart’s deepest yearnings. ‘Faebound’ is poised to be a captivating addition to the fantasy genre, appealing to fans of adult fantasy, queer romance, and rich fae lore.
The Last Immortal by Natalie Gibson
Brace yourself for ‘The Last Immortal’ by Natalie Gibson, which is coming out on January 23, 2024. This book promises a chilling journey into the dark corridors of Gothic horror, set in the gaslight era, where the supernatural intertwines with the macabre.
The story unfolds around Lady Ramillia Winmoore, once a highborn Victorian lady, now an immortal with a fragmented past marked by violence and cruelty. Awakening in the confines of the West Freeman Asylum for Lunatics, accused of a horrific crime, Ramillia’s life takes a harrowing turn. Her only hope appears in the form of Sir Julian Lawrence, a benefactor with sinister motives.
As Ramillia navigates a new world of bloodthirsty immortals, her struggle for freedom is fraught with betrayal, hidden powers, and an enemy who defies death. ‘The Last Immortal’ is more than just a tale of survival. It’s a deep dive into a world where paranormal powers are a curse and a blessing and where allies are as enigmatic as foes. For fans of Gothic, paranormal, and dark fantasy, this novel is a gripping read that explores the depths of immortality and the human (or inhuman) soul.
January 2024 Fantasy Book Releases: A Fantastic Start to the Year
As we wrap up this journey through the fantastical worlds of January 2024’s fantasy book releases, it’s clear that this month sets a high bar for the year. From enchanting realms filled with immortal beings to intense battles against dark forces, each title we’ve explored offers a unique escape into the extraordinary.
Whether you’re drawn to the intricate politics of faerie courts or the adrenaline-fueled adventures of warriors and mages, January’s selections promise something for every fantasy enthusiast. These stories not only entertain but also challenge our perceptions, inviting us into worlds where the impossible becomes possible.
Remember, every book is a portal, and January 2024’s fantasy releases are your tickets to uncharted territories and thrilling escapades. So, mark your calendars and prepare your reading nooks; a year of magical reading awaits!
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