Fantasy

9 Fantastical Books Like American Gods

Are you on the hunt for more books like American Gods? I have been a fan of Neil Gaiman longer than I’d care to remember and American Gods was just one of his many books which cemented my devotion and instigated my own search for more books like it. I have read it as a teenager and loved the fantastic nature of the narrative and again as an adult and … Read More

8 Gripping Books Like The Dresden Files

Are you searching for more books like The Dresden Files? The everyday world is full of strange and magical things. Unfortunately, not all of them play well with humans. Enter Harry Dresden, a consulting detective… wizard. The first time I read Storm Front way back in the early noughties, I remember thinking “Finally! A wizard who’s actually believable.” Harry is a hard-boiled Chicago private eye who, like the rest of … Read More

8 Books Like The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive 1)

Are you searching for more books like The Way of Kings? Anyone who has read any of Brandon Sanderson’s novels knows he has built his career within the genre of epic fantasy. The Way of Kings is now 10 years old and was the first in The Stormlight Archive. The mere mention of Shardblades, Voidbringers and Radiants still brings a glint to my eye. The Wheel of Time series is … Read More

8 Compelling Books Like Six of Crows

Searching for more books like Six of Crows? Anyone who’s at all interested in YA and fantasy might have come across Bardugo’s immensely popular Six of Crows series. The tale of Kaz Brekker, leader of the Dregs, a prominent gang in the city of Ketterdam, has had many fans of Bardugo’s work talking since 2015. On the surface, it’s a story about a daring heist (always fun!), but scratch beneath … Read More

8 Alluring Books Like Mistborn

Looking for books like Mistborn? Ash falls from the sky. Unnatural mist clouds the night. Evil is everywhere, threatening to stifle all life in the lands of Scadrial. This is my own version of the book blurb that describes the opening to Brandon Sanderson’s epic Mistborn series. It is hard to believe the first book, The Final Empire, came out in 2006. Since then Sanderson has written so much more … Read More

8 Whimsical Books Like The Hobbit

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” I was 8 when I first read The Hobbit and it was that opening line that hooked me. Bilbo Baggins is now one of the most famous fantasy characters of all time and there are many books like The Hobbit that drew inspiration from his adventure. Despite his flaws, (grumpy, a bit useless at first) Bilbo soon wins your heart … Read More

8 Enthralling Books Like The Wheel of Time

Epic fantasy sagas don’t come much bigger than The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and completed by Brandon Sanderson. Beginning in a similar vein to the opening of Lord of the Rings, The Wheel of Time series soon leaves the 20th-century father of modern fantasy trailing in its wake. Filled with characters and monsters, plots and political machinations, summarising the epic series is hard to do. But if you … Read More

8 Epic Books Like Game of Thrones

Looking for more books like Game of Thrones? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, the Game of Thrones TV series will have caught your attention. Based on George R. R. Martin’s epic (and still to be completed) A Song of Ice & Fire book series, the TV show has shown sceptical readers just how high brow fantasy can be.  Strong characters, political struggles, internal squabbles … Read More