Romantic Fantasy Reading Recommendations

By Ashley Rands, Marketing

The month of love is not over yet and we have some amazing romantic fantasy reading recommendations. These romantic fantasies will make you squeal in amorous delight as you crawl into a world of magic or wonder. 

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab 

romantic fantasy reading recommendations: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Addie LaRue makes a deal with the devil to live forever. There is a catch: everyone she meets forgets about her. This is her story and how she tries desperately to leave her mark in a world that can never remember her name. That is, until she stumbles across a young man in a bookstore that remembers her. This is not a novel of thrilling conflicts so much as it is a story of poignant and unforgettable encounters. It definitely has romance in it but it is not the forefront of the story. Addie is infatuated with life foremost.

Crier’s War by Nina Varela

Romantic fantasy reading recommendations: Crier's War by Nina Varela
Crier’s War

In this sapphic romance the world of AI and humans have flipped. Alchemy-base android-like Automae have overthrown their human makers and are now the rulers. Ayla, a human servant, is bent on avenging her family’s death. Crier, an Automa, is the sovereign’s daughter as is set to take over rule after her father. Both of their lives are turned upside down when Ayla is assigned to be Lady Crier’s handmaiden. Nina Varela’s debut novel is a sweepingly romantic tale of love, loss and revenge, that challenges what it really means to be human.

The Trouble With Witches by Kristen Painter

Romantic fantasy reading recommendations: The Trouble with Witches by Kristen Painter
The Trouble with Witches

This is the first in her Shadowvale paranormal romance series. Shadowvale isn’t your typical small town America. The sun never shines, the gates decide who enters, magic abounds, and every resident bears some kind of curse. Deacon Evermore is a raven shifter and uses his curse to keep the peace, although he’d love nothing better than to live anywhere else. Emeranth Greer, is a fledgling witch who is running from her past and trying to make a fresh start in Shadowvale. Romance begins to bloom between her and Deacon but as her past catches up with her and their romance is destroyed, Em tries to run again. However, the town won’t let her leave and only Deacon can save her. 

Young Adult Romantic Fantasy Reading Recommendations

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Romantic fantasy reading recommendations: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Are you a fan of superhero movies? Then this is the book for you. Renegades are humans that possess extraordinary abilities. They are the ones that have established peace and order from chaos. Nova hates the Renegades and is on a mission for vengeance. When she meets her target, Adrian–a Renegade, her allegiance will be questioned. How will both of their lives change and can they survive the villain Nova works for? This book has romance in it but it is not the focus of the story.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Romantic fantasy reading recommendations: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
The Cruel Prince

You might have already heard of this romantic fantasy reading recommendation. If you haven’t then you are in for a real treat. This is considered a dark fantasy with an enemy to lover story. This is the first book in the trilogy, Folk of the Air. This story takes place in the Faerie court where Jude is just a mortal girl and must confront her shifting feelings for the wicked Prince Carden. 

Mageborn by Jessica Thorne

romantic fantasy reading recommendations: Mageborn by Jessica Thorne

Grace is a soldier that tracks down mageborn, those that possess outlawed magic. Those that submit to the crown are then handed over to the elusive Bastien, Lord of Thorns. What he does with them is unknown. Until Grace comes face to face with Bastien and finds that she possesses that very magic she so fears.  This is the first book in the Hollow King series. This book is high on romance as well as violence.

These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan

Romantic fantasy reading recommendations: These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan
These Hollow Vows

If you enjoy love triangles then this is your next read. It is the first in a two book series. Brie hates the Fae but finds herself thrown between two treacherous faerie courts and their dangerously seductive princes. She is trying to save her sister but might end up losing her heart.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

romantic fantasy reading recommendations: legendborn by tracy deonn

Bree Matthews has not been the same since her mother died. When she witnesses something magical her life is turned upside down. She discovers an ancient group, Legendborn, that vanquishes demons and they are somehow connected to her mother. With the help of an ex-legendborn she will infiltrate their group. As she begins to discover things about her past she begins to be torn between two boys she is beginning to love and an Order that negates her own existence. This is book 1 in the Legendborn series. The romance in this novel is more of a side plot than the main event.

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Romantic Fantasy Reading Recommendations