With the release of ‘The Queen Of Nothing’ this month I immediately knew that my topic had to be fairies this time around. It was a list that I found easy enough to make – I have a few fairy books that I treasure and quite a few more on my TBR. In fact I actually think that I’ll probably revisit this topic in the future as there are still so many fantastic sounding books about the fae out there! And, thanks to my addiction to them, I feel as if I want to read them all.
Most people tend to instantly think of Holly Black when they hear the word ‘fairy’ but for me there are two queens of the fae & Melissa Marr is the other one. Wicked Lovely is the book that got me into fairy in the first place; the mixture of beauty and danger, desire and fear within these books is spot on for it’s subject matter. This is also one series that I definitely plan on re-reading soon; firstly because I love it and it’s way overdue a re-read and secondly because… a new prequel novel is in the works!!!
This is another series that I’ve read, adored and hope to re-read soon. I love the mix of characters involved in this story; some of them so easily stole my heart and made me smile. Another factor that I adore with these books is the way that technology infects the magical world; it’s ingenious and I love it!
Yes another series that I’ve read (when it comes to the fae I feel that maybe I’m more up to date than usual?) besides the very last book which I plan to get to, after yet another re-read, soon. I adore these books for so many reasons. The main one I suppose is the central character because who doesn’t love reading about Artemis Fowl and his somewhat villainous exploits? A criminal mastermind makes a superb central character. And the fairies in this series are quite unique once again. There’s also a spin off series that released earlier this month and a movie coming next year. So if you haven’t already read this sadly overlooked series I suggest you give it a go now!
The first book on this list that I still need to read (to save me repeating this fact I’ll point out now that all the remaining books, other than the last one are on my TBR still) but I definitely plan to soon. It’s written for a younger audience than most on here but I just know that I need to read everything that Holly Black has written about fairies at least once. Plus I’ve seen the movie and, from what I remember, I actually quite enjoyed it.
I brought this book when I found it in a charity shop for two simple reasons; number one) it’s about the fae & number two) it had received a Smarties award which immediately made me think of Harry Potter. So yes I definitely need to get on with this book soon and I’m really looking forward to seeing exactly what it turns out like.
Firstly the cover for this book is absolutely stunning! Secondly the story within it sounds amazing. The fairies within it sound like exactly the sort that I get intoxicated by and I just adore the reasons for them coveting creative individuals. I need to read this one ASAP too! I think at this rate I should just have a fairy inspired reading month?
Earlier this year I brought all three books in this series so I really hope that I enjoy them as much as I expect to. The setting -Edinburgh 1844 in high society is enough to entice me on it’s own. Throw in fairies – who are murderous to boot – and I’m 100% sold. This book sounds amazing and I can not wait to read it.
I first learnt about this book when reading a Goodreads interview with Holly Black (if you’re interested the link is here). When she described it as having ‘one of the best faerie queens I’ve ever read’ I just knew that I had to read it. This book also gets bonus points for being set during Tudor times and mentioning Mary Tudor. I love that time period after all so combine that with fairies and I am naturally going to be excited.
I NEED to read these books ASAP; Sarah J. Maas and the world of the fae sounds like a match made in heaven. I honestly feel like these books are made for me so how on earth have I not picked them up yet? I fully intend to by the end of the year – fingers crossed – as I love, love, LOVE, the sound of these and have heard some fantastic things about them.
So obviously this book was going to be on this list somewhere, the subject matter is in honor of the third one’s release after all. I guess it then goes without saying that I adore this book. The characters, the take on the fae and the world are all phenomenal. I love Jude and Cardan so, so much. There are others in this series that have gotten under my skin so badly thanks to their actions and just… honestly this is a perfect take on the fae. It blends beauty and brutality so brilliantly and just… I CAN NOT WAIT TO GET ON WITH BOOK THREE!!!
So there you have it, ten fae books that I’ve either read already and loved or am desperate to read. I’m definitely revisiting this topic in the future as there are some other truly amazing sounding ones that I haven’t had a chance to mention yet.
What are you favourite books about the fae? Do you love them as much as me? Are they a favourite supernatural being of yours or is something else? As always let me know in the comments as I’d love the chance to chat with you. And please do share any fae recommendations that you have; my TBR may be massive but it will always have more space for fairies.