Fantastic Fantasy

The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings

In a fantastical version of New Orleans, where music is magic, a failed musician and his sister must re-capture the escaped songs of power that maintain the city's beat.

Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher

To save her sister and topple a throne, Marra is offered the tools she needs if she completes three impossible tasks.

Babel, or the Necessity of Violence by R.F. Kuang

A Chinese boy orphaned by cholera and raised in Britain is trained to work at Oxford's prestigious Royal Institute of Translation, the world's center for translation and magic through silver working.

The Women Could Fly by Megan Giddings

Fourteen years after her mother's disappearance, Josephine, with her future in doubt in a world where single women are closely monitored, is offered the opportunity to honor one last request from her mother's will.

A Marvellous Light by  Freya Marske

Robin Blyth is accidentally named civil service liaison to a hidden magical society and must uncover what happened to his predecessor.

Siren Queen by Nghi Vo

An exploration of an outsider achieving stardom on her own terms, in a Hollywood where the monsters are real and the magic of the silver screen illuminates every page.

The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

To save Moonshyne Manor from demolition, 5 octogenarian witches make a bargain with evil, fracturing their sisterhood and leading to a fiery confrontation with their enemies.

The Maker of Swans by Paraic O’Donnell

In the dead of night, shots ring out over the grounds of a sprawling English estate. The world-weary butler Eustace recognizes the gunman-his longtime employer, Mr. Crowe, a mysterious man who has supernatural gifts.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

A young woman’s quest to free her mother pits her against the most powerful immortal in the realm and sets her on a dangerous path--where choices come with deadly consequences, and she risks losing more than her heart.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

A woman navigating the out-of-place artifacts in her caretaker's sprawling early 20th-century mansion discovers a mysterious book that reveals impossible truths about the world and her own path.

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, but an unexpected message arrives, begging her to travel to the remote and mysterious Nowhere House to teach three young witches how to control their magic.

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

Destined to become a sacrifice on behalf of her superstitious people, Csorwe accepts a powerful mage's alternate offer to become his bodyguard and spy to help him reclaim his power in the land from where he was exiled.

Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel

“I was born on the full moon under an auspicious constellation, the holiest of positions—much good it did me.” So begins Kaikeyi’s story.

Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

Viv, a mercenary orc, retires and opens a coffee shop.

A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross

A fantasy novel is set on the magical Isle of Cadence, where two childhood enemies must team up to discover why girls are going missing from their clan.

Elektra by Jennifer Saint

A reimagining of the story of Elektra, one of Greek mythology's most infamous heroines.

Ordinary Monsters by J.M. Miro

The Cairndale Institute – Scotland, 1880s – sends out detectives Coulton and Quicke to collect and bring back children with special talents.

Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott

Reunited when they receive a strange inheritance--a sentient house on chicken legs called Thistlefoot, the Yaga siblings find themselves being hunted by the Longshadow Man, who bears with him violent secrets from the past: fiery memories that have hidden in their blood for generations.

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

When the arrival of Eduardo Lizalde sets motion a dangerous chain of events, Carlota Moreau finds her carefully constructed world falling down around her as passion is ignited in the sweltering heat of the jungle where a motley group of monstrosities await.

The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah

A hunter and seller of illegal magic, Loulie al-Nazari, after saving the life of a cowardly prince, is blackmailed into finding an ancient lamp, drawing her into a world where nothing is what it seems and where she must decide who she will become in this new reality.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

A hero named Kvothe, now living under an assumed name as the humble proprietor of an inn, recounts his transformation from a magically gifted young man into the most notorious wizard, musician, thief, and assassin in his world.

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

As Fitz, an outcast and the bastard son of Prince Chivalry, grows to manhood, a legacy of magical skill and other mysterious talents propels him into the role of protector of the kingdom, if his initial perilous mission does not destroy him first.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

A queen who would survive assassination attempts to continue her ruling line is protected with forbidden magic by a court outsider, while a secret society works to prevent a dragon war.

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Experiencing an epiphany within the most daunting prison of the monstrous Lord Ruler, half-Skaa Kelsier finds himself taking on the powers of a Mistborn, and teams up with ragged orphan Vin in a desperate plot to save their world.

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Nahri, a young con artist, inadvertently summons a mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, revealing the existence of true magic before the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom falls into her hands.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

A tale inspired by the "Beauty and the Beast" story follows the experiences of Agnieszka, who becomes the latest girl chosen to serve an immortal wizard who protects their village from the malevolent forces of a nearby forest.

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Xiala, a disgraced Teek who can calm waters or cause madness with her song, arrives and disrupts the holy city of Tova during the winter solstice.

Jade City by Fonda Lee

In this action-packed series opener, Green Bone warriors use the magic-enhancing powers of jade to protect their island nation. But times are changing, as rival syndicates headed go to extreme lengths to consolidate their power and gain control of the city.

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

A post-apocalyptic fantasy that begins with the collapse of an economic center, the murder of a child, and the falling of ash from the sky.

Circe by Madeline Miller

Follows the banished witch daughter of Titans as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

When his estranged father, Emperor Varenechibel of the Elflands, perishes in an airship crash, 18-year-old Maia Drazhar is recalled from exile and proclaimed heir to the Elfin imperial throne of Ethuveraz. 

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Children have always disappeared from Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children.

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

When the last of the free cities of the Malazan Empire is targeted by the forces of the Empress Laseen, Bridgeburner squad leader Sergeant Whiskeyjack and the mage Tattersall confront dark gods to protect the citadel of Darujhistan.

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Living in a labyrinthine house of endless corridors, flooded staircases and thousands of statues, Piranesi assists the dreamlike dwelling's only other resident throughout a mysterious research project before evidence emerges of an astonishing alternate world.

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

Hired to find a mysterious boy who disappeared three years before, Tracker joins a search party that is quickly targeted by deadly creatures.

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

Born into post-apocalyptic Africa by a mother who was raped after the slaughter of her entire tribe, Onyesonwu is tutored by a shaman and discovers that her magical destiny is to end the genocide of her people.