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books like red rising

Books similar to Red Rising

If you have already finished Pierce Brown’s amazing tale you will be probably willing to find some books like Red Rising. You might be thinking that no other series can compare to the science fiction dystopian world created by Brown, and while you are certain that these novels are quite unique, we actually have some books similar to Red Rising.

So if you don’t know what to read after Red Rising check out these amazing recommendations!

The Silo series: a must in a list of books like Red Rising

This is an indie series by Hugh Howey whose first volume in the series, Wool, has more than 15 thousand ratings (yes, you read welll). If you liked the dark tone of Red Rising this sci-fi dystopian future trilogy is even darker and filled with lots of suspense.

So if you are looking for similar books to Red Rising because of its dark tone, and the sci-fi dystopian setting then try this series.

Expeditionary Force:

This book series has a more humoristic tone, centering on an US Army soldier known Joe Bishop that now fights in space after an allien invasion. A military scifi series with lots of action, F words, and lots of jokes.

In case you want to give this series a chance here you have all the Expeditionary Force books in order.

Song of Edmon: one of the most similar book series to Red Rising

In case you are looking for a series that is as similar to Red Rising as it can be then Song of Edmon series is the perfect choice for you. This is a gripping character driven story centered on Edmon Leontes , a guy whose fate is decided by his ruthless father instead of himself.

Hyperion

This series takes the name from the world in which its plot takes place, Hyperion. A mystical place to which seven pilgrims will travel to solve the riddles of their lifes and not only that, but the future of humanity will be at a stake, despite them not knowing.

The Expanse

This is the story of Captain James Holmes, who, together with his crew and a detective, will travel all around the galaxy in order to find a missing girl.

These novels by might be one of the most popular series in this list of books like Red Rising since The Expanse has a pretty famous tv series adaptation which you can watch on Prime Video.

A Girl From Nowhere 

This is the story of Taiming, a boy who lives in a harsh world, as is proved by the fact that his house nd up being ransacked and his aunt killed. Actions for which he will embark on a journey of revenge, and so he will meet Selena, who will ask him to join his crew and seek the fabled white city.

There you have it, if you didn’t know what to read after Red Rising these are great suggestions. We didn’t include this one in the list because it certainly has a different tone, but if you like scifi then you have to read Frank Herbert’s work, here you have the Dune reading order.

similar books to Red Rising

Have you read any of the books in this list? then leave a comment telling us if you liked it or not, and why. And also, in case you know of other books like Red Rising by Pierce Brown then just tell us by leaving a comment as well!

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High fantasy books

Best high fantasy series

High fantasy books are set in fictional worlds where rules differ from our real world. In most high fantasy novels, you’ll find that one character tells the story, which mostly revolves around fighting evil forces. Some of the best high fantasy books have been adapted into movies.

If you’re interested in a good vs. evil theme, you’ll enjoy our list, which includes the best high fantasy series and some fresh new recommendations.

Finding High Fantasy Books

high fantasy series

High fantasy novels often have a good force fighting off evil. There might be a dark wizard or force trying to take over the world, and the hero or heroine has to protect these forces with their inner good. High fantasy books belong to a subgenre of fantasy, which either has an epic theme or plot. Created by Lloyd Alexander, high fantasy was born in 1971.

Let’s discuss some of the best high fantasy books that you can read in your book club.

List of High Fantasy Books

Hopefully, you’ll love this list as much as we do. Let’s see those amazing high fantasy series:

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes: a must in a list a high fantasy books

The Falling Kingdoms series is set in three kingdoms where magic is no longer a norm. Having lived in peace for some time, the rulers of the three kingdoms fight for power, and the lives of their people are brutally disturbed.

The Sapphire Eruption by I.M. Redwright: a high fantasy book by an indie author

Noakhail only has his fire sword to prove he is the heir to the Kingdom of Fire, but he knows he is not read to claim the throne, so he has decided to fight the dangers of the four kingdoms and fight the most powerful warriors and creatures.

Meanwhile, in the Queendom of Water, Vienne is a princess who is bullied by her older sisters, she is by far the least appropriate to govern (as her mother constanly reminds to her). But the Aqua Deus can be very capricious…

Poison Study by Maria Synder: a high fantasy series

When Yelena is facing execution, she takes the alternate option; to become a food taster for the Commander for Ixia who fears assassination. She gets a room in the palace and gets to eat the best food, but the threats around her keep increasing.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

The Gentleman Bastard series follows Locke Lamora’s life as an orphan. After getting trained by a pro thief, he is able to fool even the most feared ruler of the crime world.

If you are seeking a great high fantasy series this one is a must read.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The first novel in The Kingkiller Chronicle series is narrated by Kvothe, a young man who grows to become the most infamous wizard in the world. He tells the story of his trouble-ridden youth, his time in the school of magic, and the years he spent as a fugitive.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Ketterdam is a place for international trade where everything can be sold if the price is right. Kaz can become incredibly rich if he manages to pull off a heist, but he knows he cannot do it alone.

The Demon King by Cinda Williams

Fellsmarch is a mountain city where Han Alister will do every possible thing to make a living for his family. He does have one thing of value, silver cuffs on his wrist, but can’t take them off. However, he is aware of them being magical as they grow with him.

Sabriel by Garth Nix

In the Old Kingdom, Free Magic is common. Sabriel was sent away to boarding school as a young child, so he doesn’t know about any of this. However, he has to come home during his final semester, after his father goes missing.

There you had it, lots of different high fantasy series for you to enjoy. Also, you can take a look at this list with books like Avatar the Last Airbender, if you liked Aang’s tv series then you will love those ones.

Do you know any high fantasy novels that you think should be a must in this list? then it is as easy as leaving aa comment or using the contact form to send us your suggestions.

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adult fantasy books

List with Adult Fantasy books

Adult fantasy novels aren’t just for young readers; even adults can enjoy them immensely. A lot of fantasy novels get adapted into movies and series that become highly popular on Netflix and HBO. If you’ve enjoyed such series or movies, it’s time you pick up some adult fantasy books and relish the amazing writing too.

In this article, we have included some of the best adult fantasy novels that you can read. While most of them are series, others are standalone novels.  

Finding the best Adult Fantasy Novels

adult fantasy novels

There are lots of fantasy books for adults, some of the following series are really popular so you will probably know them already, while others will prove to be a great discovery.

If you want suggestions for adult fantasy books, you’re in the appropriate place as we have a list of the best ones on the list.

List of Adult Fantasy Novels

Have fun reading these books. We can assure you that you’ll be thanking us for the suggestions later.

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin: one of the best adult fantasy books

If you liked the HBO adaptation of the book, you’d love reading the novel series, too, as it will answer many questions that are not addressed in the TV series. Westeros is a fictional world where different Houses clash for power. With dragons, dead man walking, and rare diseases, the world is not the best place to live in for the poor.

Maybe you have decided you want to start reading this series? then, here you have all the books in A song of Ice and Fire in order.

The Sword’s Choice by I.M Redwright: an indie book in this list of adult fantasy novels

This series has a similar setting to The Last Airbender and centers on Noakhail, the heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Fire who has decided to face the most powerful enemies and creatures of the four kingdoms; and Vienne, a bullied princess who couldn’t be least appropriate to govern the Queendom of Water, but whom was chosen by the Water Sword to become the one that would reign one day.

This if you are seeking indie fantasy books for adults then you should try this one.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Princess Bride has everything from beautiful woman and royalty to death, giants, and revenge. A beautiful princess marries a prince who complements her in beauty, but later, she finds that he is not really the man she thought he was.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Being the first book in The Stormlight Archive, the novel discusses mankind’s history, but it’s more magical than you would have expected. This series is not finished, but is expected to be one of the best adult fantasy novel series ever.

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

Essun lives her regular life in a small town until she comes home one day to find her husband brutally murdered. On the same day, in a huge continent known as the Stillness, a red rift tears into the center of the Earth and produces enough ash to cover the whole sky.

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Elantris was once a common land with common people, but then magic took over the world, and its residents became demigods by touching the Shaod’s magical power.

Foundryside by Robert Bennett

Sancia Grado is an incredible thief, and her latest mission is to steal an artifact from a warehouse on the docks. Someone wants her dead, and no one in the city of Tevanne is powerful enough to stop them.  

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Magicians is a series of novels following Quentin Coldwater, a miserable high school senior who ends up in a college of magic in New York, where he trains for performing modern magic. Think of it as the Harry Potter series but with adult problems.

When it comes to fantasy, there are so many perspectives and ways of making it awe-inspiring. Often, authors don’t even use magic, yet keep their stories completely fantastical in other ways. Either way, you’ll have a hard time putting down a fantasy novel. Here you have a post with lots of
good fantasy books for teens.

Any fantasy books for adults that you think should be in this list? just leave a comment telling us your suggestions!

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best litrpg books

The best litrpg audiobooks and novels

If you are seeking the best litrpg books here you will find an amazing list with lots of recommendations. This genre is perfect for gamers, more specifily, it is the best choice for gamers who love MMORPG  titles. In case you prefer to listen to books instead of reading them it’s okay, you will find the best litrpg audiobooks here as well.

There are lots of good litrpg novels, so it might be hard to be introduced in the genre. But with this list, you will see how easy it is.

Finding the best litrpg books

litrpg novels

In order to find the best litrg novels, it would be good to define what we are seeking here: litrpg is the short term for Literary Role Playing Game, as a result, litrpg books get lots of elements from rpg videogames such as the action taking place in a videogame, health and mana bars, etc.

Ok, now that we understand what you will find in this post. Let’s show you the list with the best litrp audiobooks and novels.

A list with the best litrpg books

Here goes an amazing list of good litrpg books, hope you enjoy them:

The Land Litrpg by Dr Aleron Kong: a must in a list of best litrpg books

This litrpg series tells the story of Richter, a boy who gets transported into the videogame he was playing, The Land, a fantasy parallel universe where he will have to deal with goblins, monsters, and all sort of creatures. And all this while he is just level 1!

If you want to start this series then check out this post with all The Land Litrpg books in order.

Ready Player One by Ernst Cline: one of the best litrpg novels

This is a New York best seller title, and had a movie adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg. Ready Player One tells the story of Wade Watts, a boy who plays Oasis, the most popular videogame ever. The owner of the videogame has died, and whoever finds the three keys that are hidden in his virtual world will inherit all his fortune, and also the company that developed Oasis itself.

This is also one of the best litrpg audiobooks you will find, so try to check this one.

The Way of The Shaman by Vasily Mahanenko

These litrpg books take place in a virtual world known as Barliona, in which the players will immerse in a world diwh magic, monsters, elves, and dragons. But not all the players are enjoying this videogame, some of them are criminals sent to Barliona to server their time, and for them it is a matter of virtual survival.

Awaken Online

For Jason, Awaken Online is the perfect videogame, since it helps him to isolate from the real world. But in this videogame he will not be the hero, or it’s not about defeating a villain because, in this videogame, he is the villain.

This story has quite explicit language and violence, so not suitable for children. For lots of readers, this is one of the top litrpg books for adults.

Threadbare by Andrew Seiple

This is quite a peculiar litrpg book, the story centers on Threadbare, he is not a hero of any sort, instead, he is a fluffy bear, a magically animated creature. Threadbare will have to find alies and gain eves soon, since his creator has ots of enemies, and he is such an easy target after all…

Don’t be fooled by the fact that the main character is a teddy bear, this litrpg novel has lots of violence and profanity. So if you are seeking good litrpg books that have a different main character this is the one for you.

Play to Live by D. Rus

This litrpg novel centers on Max, he knows he is close to death, and one of his latest options sounds quite atypical: he can get permanently trapped in his virtual game. Given the lack of choices, Max is decided to do this, and so he will immerse in the fantasy world of AlterWorld becoming then Laith, a dark elf.

A litrpg series narrated in first person that has been well received by the fans of the genre.

Viridian Gate Online by James Hunter: one of the best litrpg audiobooks in the list

An asteroid is about to collapse Earth, there is no chance to survive. World goverment is preparing some bunkers to save a small amount of the population, but Jack Mitchel is not one of the ones who will be in those bunkers

There is one alternative, one that will kill his body but that at least will let his mind to survive: getting inside the world of Viridian Gate Online.

One of the best litprg litrpg audiobooks that you will find, and if you get Audible you can hear it for free!

Red Mage series by Xander Boyce

Drew Michalik has the ability to cast spells, a power he will use to overthrow the evil government.

Realm of Arkon Realm of Arkon

Ream of Arkon is a popular online video game, such an immersive virtual reality that players can’t distinguish it from the real word.

For Roman, this game will become his own personal nightmare, he is confined in Arkon against his will, and if that was not enough, he is trapped in the deadliest zone of this game. This is a litprg series, so there is lot to discover in this virtual world.

Hope you enjoyed this list with lots of good litprg books. You can also check this post with books like Ready Player One, in which you will find other similar novels to this famous title.

Do you know any novels that deserve to be in this list of best litrpg books? if so, leave a comment now or use the contact form and tell us your suggestions, the more titles in the list the better!

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fantasy romance novels

Fantasy romance books

Coupling love stories with magic, fantasy romance novels are a great way to enjoy two genres in one book. Think of it this way: it’s Romeo and Juliet but with spells and dragons. Who wouldn’t want to read that? We’d certainly want to enjoy it with a cup of tea. Although it was hard, considering the number, or choices, we managed to find the best fantasy romance books that you can pick up today.

The next time you’re at the library, look for one of the best fantasy romance books from our list. If you are wondering if this list includes young adult fantasy romance books the answer is yes, you will find some suggestions as well.

Finding fantasy romance novels

fantasy books with romance

When it comes to fantasy romance novels, the Twilight Saga often takes the lead. Along with vampires and werewolves, it also has a love story that will make you swoon. But Twilight isn’t the only fantasy romance book that became popular. Even gruesome novels like Game of Thrones have love stories in them that will give you a break from all the magic and fantasy.

If you’re interested in finding the best fantasy romance books, let our list be the guide for your next reading.

List of Fantasy Romance novels

Delve into the world of fantasy and romance by reading books from this list. As said before this list includes lots of young adult fantasy romance books as well:

Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven: a must in a list of fantasy romance novels

A girl from the village has to be sent to the Empire’s Capital to be burnt alive for entertainment every year. For the past five years, Gilene has been sacrificing herself, protecting other girls from her village. Her magical powers keep her safe from death, but this year, the most popular gladiator of the Empire has found her secret and is blackmailing her.

Little, Big by John Crowley: one of the classics in these romance fantasy books

The novel tells a story of four generations, filled with love and magic. In the present generation, Smoky travels to an unknown city to marry Alice, as prophesized. 

Star of the Morning by Lynn Kurland

Being the first book in the Nine Kingdoms series, the novel follows the story of a woman who is destined to save the kingdom because she has one of the two swords that can kill the black mage.

This is a fantasy book with romance with lots of adventure as well.

Radiance by Grace Draven

The first book in the Wraith Kings series, the novel follows Brishen Khaskem, who lives a peaceful life. Now, he has to marry a woman from the kingdom of Gaur, to fulfill the requirements of a treaty between the two kingdoms.

Seeking young adult fantasy romance books? then this one might be one of your favorites.

Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews

Hugh and Elara need to protect their people, and they know the best way to do so is by creating an alliance. However, both of them have an ugly reputation for betraying their allies.

Dark Lover by J. R Ward

Wrath is the only purebred left in the world, and he is on a mission to find the slayer who murdered his parents. However, when one of his fighters dies, leaving a half-blood daughter behind, Wrath has to tend to her.

If you like romance fantasy books with vampires check this one, this post with all the Black Dagger Brotherhood series order might be helpful for you.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone series tells the story of Karou, who draws monsters in his sketch book and speaks many languages, that are not even human.

fantasy romance books

I hope this super list with lots of romance fantasy books helped you to find lots of new series to start reading. Also, take a look at this post where you can find lots of mystery books for teens.

There are lots of fantasy books with romance, do you know any that deserves to be in the list? then leave a comment now or use our contact form to tell us, if its a good romance fantasy book then we will include it for sure!

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