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Ten Fantasy Books That Are Absolute Page-Turners

From franchises to standalone hits, these 10 books will have you at the edge of your seat.
October 24, 2023
12 mins read

Welcome to the world of fantasy where you can lose yourself in imaginary worlds and fall in love with extraordinary characters. We all like to let loose and relax every once in a while, why not grab a cup of coffee and dive deep into a new series

Sarah J. Mass’s “Crescent City” Series

Sarah J. Mass is an extremely talented writer that is able to capture you and throw you into her world. This new series is set in a world where humans struggle to survive alongside creatures like shifters, angels, demons and other magical beings. The plot follows a “half-human half-Fae” Bryce Quinlan as she forces a powerful warrior-angel to help her hunt down her best friend’s killer. While doing so, she soon uncovers a conspiracy that will rock the entire foundation of the continent. Will they stay silent or will they fight for what’s right? 

I recommend this series for those who want to dive deep into a fantasy world and never come back! 


Leia Stone’s “Shadow Angel” Series

In a world full of light and dark, Tatum is thrown into a war between angels and demons. She must choose between the Shades, the side where her soulmate is, but also a bunch of demons, or the side of Lumens, where angels swear to protect the human world against demons. Tatum’s choice will ultimately determine the outcome of the war and the fate of the world. 

I recommend this series for those who are looking to relax and fall in love with playful and passionate characters.



Julie Hall’s “Fallen Legacies” Series

Emberly, a homeless girl who struggles to survive on the streets of Denver, Colorado, lives in constant fight or flight. Throughout this book, she must figure out why she’s the only one who can slip into another reality and see the monsters that live there. But is she the only one? Right before her 18th birthday, she slips into what she refers to as the “spectrum world” and is saved by a flying lion. 

Join Emberly on her journey of figuring out who she is and how she belongs in both worlds. 

I recommend this series to those looking to expand their imagination and be sucked into a story of love and loss. 


Nick Podehl’s “The Land”

This series is very different from the previous recommendations in that it is a literal explanation of a video game. Richter, a human who lives in reality, is tricked into entering a world of demons, banished gods, and magic. Within the game, Richter must gain allies and build a community that is willing to protect him from being hunted by factions looking to destroy him. Can he survive the game and overpower the forces that have trapped him there? More importantly, does he even want to escape? 

It took me a couple of chapters to get into this series but once I did, there was no stopping me from finishing it. This is a series where you have to pay attention to every detail so keep your mind sharp for this one. 


Robin LaFevers’s “His Fair Assassin: Book One

Ismae is seventeen years old when she escapes from an arranged marriage to the sanctuary of St. Mortain’s convent, where the nuns still worship the old gods. There,she discovers that she has been blessed with a violent destiny and dangerous gifts from the god of Death himself. Choosing to stay at the convent will require training as an assassin and serving as Death’s handmaiden. She will have to destroy others’ lives in order to claim her new one. 

This is not a light book to read. If you’re looking for violence and brutality mixed in with a religious theme then this is the book for you. 


 Shannon Mayer’s “Desert Cursed” Series 

Talk about the perfect series! Shannon Mayer’s “Desert Cursed” has it all.

In a tribe of lion shifters, Princess Zam has never been able to live up to her title. She has been cursed since birth to only possess the body of a mere house cat in her other form. After her family is slaughtered and her brother is permanently injured, she rebuilds her life in a small village under a witch. In an attempt to break the icy spell that an ice queen has bestowed upon her home, Zam discovers that there is more to her destiny than she realizes. She fights tooth and nail against those who continue to play her like a fiddle  

If you’re looking for a series where you can root for the underdog, look no further. I recommend this series to anyone looking for magic, violence, and love. 


Sarah J. Mass’s “Throne of Glass Series”

18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is hauled before the Crown Prince after serving a year in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes. In exchange for her freedom, Prince Dorian demands that she serve as his champion in a competition. She faces the strongest thieves and assassins from across the empire, each one chosen by high members of the King’s council. If she wins she will serve the king for 4 years before earning her freedom and if she loses… She’ll be killed. 

If you have not read this series in your early years, I highly recommend diving into this one now. While it may be written for young adults I believe it is for all ages. 


Scarlett St. Clair’s “A Touch of Darkness”

Let’s dive deep into the love story of Hades and Persephone. After being secluded by her mother for 18 years, Persephone is finally able to explore the mortal world masking herself as a human and attending college. She begins to make a life for herself, securing a job, making friends and finally starts to become happy. That is until she sits down at a card table with a mysteriously handsome man. Unaware of the consequences to her actions she enters a “harmless” bargain with the man and loses. Realizing too late, she finds herself stuck in a contract with Hades, the God of the Dead. To fulfill the end of her bargain she realizes she’s intrigued by Hades and enters a new chapter of her life. 

This series is purely for romance readers. If you’re looking for a new series filled with drama and passion this is the one for you! 


Bonnie Garmus’s “Lessons in Chemistry”

Elizabeth Zott: an exceptional researcher in 1960s California whose vocation takes a diversion when she turns into the impossible star of a dearest television cooking show. 

Elizabeth has managed everything if only she could just focus on her scientific research. However, the man-centric society continues to hold her up. Everything changes for Elizabeth when the most far-fetched occasion occurs — she falls head over heels for another researcher, Calvin. 

In any case, as life is flighty, Elizabeth at last winds up as a single parent and unemployed. Through a remarkable arrangement of occasions, she winds up turning into the host of a television cooking show. Even though she takes cooking very seriously, she uses her platform for the benefit of her female audience. 

This book deviates from all the others in this article. It is more of a realistic fiction style writing and we get to see what it’s like for a struggling single mother. 


Gillian Mcallister’s “Wrong Place Wrong Time

It’s midnight on Halloween morning, and Jen is warily awaiting for her 18-year-old son, Todd, to arrive home. When Todd finally arrives from the darkness his worries about violating curfew pivot into something far more sinister. As Jen watches through the window, she sees her witty, seemingly happy teenage son stabbing a complete stranger. 

She has no idea who the victim is or why Todd committed such a mortifying act of violence. All she knows is that Todd’s life is ruined. 

After her son is detained, Jane falls asleep in despair. But when she woke up, it was already yesterday. The murder hasn’t happened yet – there might be a chance to prevent it. Every morning when Jane wakes up, she goes back to the past few weeks, and then the years before the murder. Jane realizes that somewhere in the past lies the catalyst for Todd’s awful crimes and it’s her job to find it and stop it from happening. 


The world of fantasy can take us to many distant places, expanding our imaginations beyond belief. While it is important to learn and obtain as much knowledge as we can to help us succeed in the real world. It is also important to rest our minds and dive deep into our imaginations. 

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