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Article  •  30 May 2023


8 new and upcoming fantasy novels you won’t want to miss

We’ve found them for you: the 8 fantasy novels you simply need to add to your TBR!

Nail-biting titles you just won’t be able to put down from K.A. Tucker, Erin A. Craig, Melissa De La Cruz, and more.

'A Fate of Wrath and Flame' book cover.

A Fate of Wrath and Flame by K.A. Tucker

Enemies-to-lovers | Mistaken Identity

A Fate of Wrath and Flame is the first book in K.A. Tucker's Fate & Flame series. A professional thief, Romeria swaps one dangerous boss for another when she’s transported from modern-day New York City into an unfamiliar world that mistakes her for King Zander’s murderous princess fiancée. But Romeria and Zander will need to start trusting each other to end the war between the rivalling kingdoms. 

'A Curse of Blood & Stone' book cover.

A Curse of Blood and Stone by K.A. Tucker

Enemies-to-lovers | Slow-Burn

The second book in the Fate & Flame series, A Curse of Blood and Stone picks up where we leave Romeria and Zander at the end of A Fate of Wrath and Flame. While on the run, Zander struggles to balance his loyalty to his people and his love for Romeria, who grapples to understand her powers. Told in dual POV, this high fantasy, slow-burn romance has over 2M views on TikTok and is 100% worth the read.

'The Curse of Saints' book cover.

The Curse of Saints by Kate Dramis

Enemies-to-lovers | Forced Proximity

When rivals Aya, the Queen’s spy, and Will, the Queen’s enforcer, are sent to investigate a surge in dark magic, Aya suddenly exhibits powers beyond her gods-given gifts. Will and Aya have no choice but to work together, but in putting their grudges aside, will they manage to cope with the new feelings that arise? And were these powers granted to Aya by the gods to save her home from war or destroy everything? From TikTok author Kate Dramis, this multiple-POV fantasy novel will give you the enemies-to-lovers story we know you’re yearning for.

Ink Blood Sister Scribe book cover.

Ink Blood Sister Scribe by Emma Törzs.

Dark academia | Is All As It Seems?

Joanna and Esther haven’t spoken to each other in years. But when secrets spread, endangering their lives, the two sisters must come together to solve the decades-old mystery surrounding their parents and protect the magical books in their family’s secret library. For lovers of Atlas Six and Inkheart, this dark academia fantasy thriller combines magic and sisterhood in a way that will leave you captivated and spellbound. Coming 4 July 2023.

'Threads That Bind' book cover.

Threads That Bind by Kika Hatzopoulou

Soulmate trope | Modern Myth

A descendant of the Fates, Io uses her ability to see people’s life threads to solve her private investigator cases. But to crack an impossible murder and save her city, Io is forced to work with Edei (who just happens to be a member of the Rossi mob – and her soulmate). Greek mythology, modern fantasy and a murder mystery weave together to tell a fantastic tale of fated love and sisterhood. Coming 4 July 2023.

'Snow & Poison' book cover.

Snow & Poison by Melissa De La Cruz

Fairytale reimagining | HEad Vs. Heart

Sophie is introduced to Bavaria’s high society, and more importantly, to Philip, at her father’s second wedding. But Philip’s father disapproves of the match. Surviving a broken heart and an attempted assassination, Sophie disappears into the woods. But are the rumours about her stepmother true? And will Sophie be able to protect her home from the looming war? Snow & Poison, a reimagining of Snow White, shifts the focus of the fairy tale onto women’s self-made power and persistence in patriarchy, whether it be used for good or evil. Coming 25 July 2023.

'House of Roots and Ruin' book cover.

House of Roots and Ruin by Erin A. Craig

Gothic thriller | Dark Romance

When Verity, the youngest of the surviving Thaumas sisters, is offered to paint a portrait of Dauphine and Gerard Bloem’s son, Alexander, her sister (and now Duchess of Highmoor Manor), Camille, is forced to reveal a secret and forbids her to accept the job. Defying her sister, Verity sneaks away and finds herself engaged to Alexander within a few months. But the Bloem family and their manor aren’t all that they seem. This gothic thriller-fantasy sequel to House of Salt and Sorrows will leave you equally enchanted, haunted, and begging for more. Coming 1 August 2023.

'Unholy Terrors' book cover.

Unholy Terrors by Lyndall Clipstone

Forbidden love | Dark magic

When Everline Blackthorn became a warden, she swore an oath to guard against the vespertine — monsters who feed off blood. But when the only one who will give her answers is Ravel Severin, a rogue vespertine, they both will have to overcome their prejudice to survive as they attempt to rescue Everline’s friend from the vespertine enclave. For fans of Lynette Noni and Sarah J. Maas, this gothic fantasy blends and skews the border of good and evil and explores what it really means to be a monster. Coming 10 October 2023.

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A Fate of Wrath and Flame
The first book in the captivating Fate & Flame series: a high fantasy, slow burn romance set against a backdrop of elemental magic, warring elven kingdoms and political betrayal.
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A Curse of Blood and Stone
The second book in the captivating Fate & Flame series: a high fantasy, slow burn romance with over 2M views on TikTok.
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The Curse of Saints
A spellbinding new enemies-to-lovers fantasy series sending shockwaves through TikTok
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Ink Blood Sister Scribe
A spellbinding, edge-of your seat thriller, INK BLOOD SISTER SCRIBE follows a family tasked with guarding a trove of magical but deadly books, and the shadowy organisation that will do anything to get them back . . . even murder.
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Threads That Bind
Filled with mystery, betrayal and powerful, simmering romance, and inspired by Greek mythology, Kika Hatzopoulou's electrifying, genre-defying debut is perfect for fans of Alexandra Bracken's Lore and Chloe Gong's These Violent Delights.
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Snow & Poison
Love is stronger than poison in this lush retelling of "Snow White" by #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz—now in paperback!
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House of Roots and Ruin
A modern masterpiece, this is a classic Gothic thriller fantasy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows, about doomed love, menacing ambition, and the ghosts that haunt us forever.

If you were swept away by House of Salt and Sorrows, get pulled back in with House of Roots and Ruin.
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Unholy Terrors
A bloodstained tale of a girl torn between her vows and her heart, where falling in love may be the deepest sin of all. A captivating and darkly romantic YA fantasy, perfect for fans of Lynette Noni and Sarah J. Maas.
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