Best Fantasy Books Of All Time

Best Fantasy Books, The invention of new worlds, races, and magical systems is central to fantasy. It permits the unthinkable to happen: elves falling in love with mortals and street urchins wielding magic. Readers will be introduced to adventures involving world-conquering villains and selfless heroes in fantasy (or, sometimes, tender-hearted villains and amoral heroes). In a nutshell, fantasy is a genre of epic power and radiant beauty.

The Midnight Library: A Novel

The Midnight Library: A Novel

The #1 New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year

“A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits.”—The Washington Post

The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well-lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop Time and The Comfort Book.

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A library exists somewhere beyond the edge of the cosmos, with a limitless number of books, each telling the narrative of a different reality. One book is about your current life, while the other is about the alternate life you could have had if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. What if you had the opportunity to go to the library and see how our life might have been? Would any of these alternate lifestyles be genuinely superior?

Nora Seed is faced with this option in Matt Haig’s fascinating hit novel The Midnight Library. She must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place, as she faces the possibility of changing her life for the better, pursuing a different career, undoing old breakups, and realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist.


House in the Cerulean Sea

House in the Cerulean Sea

 

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly’s “Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020”
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”

Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s bestselling, breakout contemporary fantasy that’s “1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in.” (Gail Carriger)

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A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.

Linus Baker lives a secluded and quiet existence. He lives in a tiny house with his sneaky cat and his old records at the age of forty. He spends his days as a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, monitoring the well-being of youngsters in government-run orphanages.

When Linus is summoned by Extremely Upper Management, he is assigned a strange and highly confidential mission: to travel to the Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six deadly youngsters live: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an indeterminate green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must put his anxieties aside and assess if they are going to bring about the end of the world.

The island’s secrets aren’t limited to the children. Their guardian is the attractive and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will go to any length to ensure the safety of his charges. Long-held secrets are revealed as Arthur and Linus grow closer, and Linus must choose between destroying a house and watching the world burn.

The House at the Cerulean Sea is a fascinating narrative about the profound sensation of meeting an odd family in an unexpected place, and then understanding that family is yours.


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“If you’re looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle
From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and “wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet” (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

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Evelyn Hugo, an aging and secretive Hollywood movie icon is now ready to open up about her spectacular and scandalous life. No one is more surprised than Monique herself when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the position. Why her? Why now?

Monique isn’t exactly in the best of moods. Her husband has abandoned her, and her professional prospects are bleak. Regardless matter why Evelyn chose her to write her biography, Monique is determined to make the most of this chance.

Monique is summoned to Evelyn’s opulent apartment and listens intently as the actress explains her story. Evelyn tells a story of relentless ambition, unexpected camaraderie, and great forbidden love from her arrival in Los Angeles in the 1950s to her choice to quit show business in the 1980s, and of course, her seven spouses along the way. Monique begins to feel a strong bond with the great actress, but as Evelyn’s story draws to a close, it becomes evident that her life is tragically and irreversibly intertwined with Monique’s.


Verity

Verity

In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love.

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When Lowen Ashleigh accepts the job opportunity of a lifetime, she is a struggling writer on the verge of financial collapse. Lowen has been hired by bestselling novelist Verity Crawford’s husband, Jeremy Crawford, to finish the remaining volumes in a lucrative series that his injured wife is unable to complete.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford house, eager to sift through years of Verity’s notes and outlines in the hopes of finding enough to get her started. Lowen isn’t expecting to find an unfinished autobiography in the frantic office, which Verity never intended for anybody to read. Page after page of horrifying confessions, including Verity’s account of the night her family’s life was changed forever.

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy because the contents could be devastating to the bereaved parent. However, as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy become stronger, she realizes how much she would benefit if he read his wife’s comments. After all, no matter how much Jeremy loves his damaged wife, the truth would make it impossible for him to love her anymore.


It Ends with Us: A Novel

New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
The Globe and Mail Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Whose truth is the lie? Stay up all night reading the sensational psychological thriller that has readers obsessed, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us.

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Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but it hasn’t stopped her from pursuing the life she desires. She’s come a long way from the little village where she grew up, having completed college, relocated to Boston, and launched her own company. Everything in Lily’s life appears too good to be true when she experiences a spark with a stunning neurosurgeon called Ryle Kincaid.

Ryle is aggressive, obstinate, and sometimes arrogant. He’s also sympathetic, clever, and completely smitten with Lily. It also doesn’t help that he looks good in scrubs. Lily can’t seem to shake him from her mind. Ryle’s antipathy to connections, on the other hand, is troubling. Even when Lily finds herself as an exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him the way he is.

As she struggles with uncertainties about her new connection, she is reminded of Atlas Corrigan, her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her protector and a kindred spirit. Everything Lily has created with Ryle is jeopardized when Atlas reappears.


Ugly Love: A Novel

Ugly Love: A Novel

From Colleen Hoover, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us, aheart-wrenching love story that proves attraction, at first sight, can be messy.

Whose truth is the lie? Stay up all night reading the sensational psychological thriller that has readers obsessed, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us.
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Tate Collins doesn’t believe in love at first sight until she meets airline pilot Miles Archer. They wouldn’t go so far as to call each other pals. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is a strong attraction to each other. They understand they have the ideal setup once their wants are out in the open. He doesn’t want love, and she doesn’t have time for it, so sex is the only option. As long as Tate follows the only two restrictions Miles has given her, their arrangement might be remarkably seamless.

Never, ever inquire about the past.
Expect nothing in the future.

They believe they can handle it, but quickly find they are incapable of doing so.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.


The Awakening: The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 1 (The Dragon Heart Legacy, 1)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts begins a new trilogy of adventure, romance, and magick in The Awakening.

A adolescent warrior named Keegan rises from a lake in the realm of Talamh, with a sword that represents both strength and the dreadful duty of protecting the Fey. A young woman has just realized she has her own treasure on another planet called Philadelphia…

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Breen Kelly’s father used to tell her stories about enchanted worlds when she was a little kid. She’s now a nervous twenty-something with student debt and a job she despises. However, she makes a startling discovery one day: her mother has been concealing an investment account in her name. Her long-lost father paid for it, and it’s worth roughly four million dollars.

For anyone, this discovered money would be life-changing. Breen had no idea that using some of the money to travel to Ireland will reveal riddles she could never have anticipated. She’ll now understand why she kept seeing that silver-haired, enigmatic man, why she imagined his voice calling, “Come home, Breen Siobhan,” in her thoughts. It’s past time you returned home. Why did she have dragon dreams? And where her actual fate lies through a portal in Galway that transports her to a land of fairies and mermaids, a man named Keegan, and the strength within her own heart that will lead her through a tremendous, frightening destiny.


Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle)

Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle)

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy reinvents the King Arthur legend and “braids together Southern folk traditions and Black Girl Magic into a searing modern tale of grief, power, and self-discovery” (Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles).

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Bree Matthews, sixteen, has nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home after her mother dies in an accident. Bree sees a magical attack her first night on campus, and a residential programme for talented high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill appears to be the perfect retreat.

A winged demon that feeds on human vitality.

The creatures are hunted down by a hidden society of “Legendborn” pupils.

And there’s a strange young magician known only as “Merlin” who tries—and fails—to erase Bree’s memory of everything she’s seen.

Bree’s own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection are unlocked by the mage’s failure: another Merlin was at the hospital the night her mother died. Bree knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what the police report says, and she’ll go to any length to find out the truth, even if it means entering the Legendborn as one of their initiates.

Nick, a self-exiled Legendborn with his own grudge against the organisation, joins her, and their hesitant cooperation draws them further into the society’s secrets—and closer to each other. When the Legendborn reveal themselves to be the heirs of King Arthur’s knights and warn of an impending magical battle, Bree must decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to bring down the society—or join the fight.


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