Spooktober | Fantasy Reads


Halloween is tomorrow, and I’m doing a series of three posts where I’m sharing some of my favourite ‘spooky’ reads! In case you missed it, you can check out the first post here, where I share my fave paranormal books.

Here are some fantasy books that I love:

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

This is one of my favourite series of all time; it’s right up there with Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vamps series! I think of City of Bones as being the book that made me the avid bookworm I am today, and I will always hold it close to my heart for that. Cassandra Clare has created a magical world hidden within our own, and it’s spectacular.

Carry On

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

This novel is just beautiful. I adore Rainbow Rowell, particularly because she brings a wonderful sense of realism to everything she writes – even this fantasy novel. If you read this book, prepare yourself for the feels!

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

This series is just wonderful. I love it so much – the characters, the plot, everything is amazing in these books. I love mythology, particularly Greek, and wish there were more YA books featuring elements of it. Josephine Angelini is a very talented author, so if you like Greek mythology, you should definitely read this!


A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

A Court of Mist and FuryΒ by Sarah J. Maas

The first book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series is amazing, but it has nothing on the stunning sequel. I struggle to find the words to talk about this book, so here is a helpful gif:

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All I can say about this book is read it. You won’t regret it, trust me.

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is one ace author – to not only create the world of the Grisha, but to then pull off a plot like this one? Amazing. I’m in awe! Six of Crows was a great read, and I hope to read the sequel to it soon!

Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favourite fantasy reads?


– Emma

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5 thoughts on “Spooktober | Fantasy Reads

  1. This is a great idea! Last year, I shared some recent ‘spooky’ reads and wrote Halloween book reviews.

    As for my favourite fantasy series, I really like a trilogy of YA books called The Forbidden Game – it’s basically like Jumanji but the villain is a Godlike figure inspired by Norse mythology! Pretty much no one I’ve spoken to has come across them before, and even for me, they were an accidental find in a charity shop, but I love the stories so so much and they’re really easy to read so I’ve read the series a good number of times! Sorry, this comment turned into a bit of a ramble :p

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    1. Thank you! That’s cool 😊 I wish I’d been more organised so I could’ve done more themed posts, but oh well πŸ˜‚

      Ooh I’m intrigued – I’ll have to check it out, it sounds ace! I don’t think I’ve read anything with Norse mythology before but I definitely want to. Haha rambling about books isn’t a bad thing!

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  2. I just finished Carry On yesterday and it was beautiful although I didn’t like the end. The ACOTAR series is amazing obviously. I started Six of Crows once. For some reason, I stopped. It’s so hyped that I think I’ll start it again. I don’t really care for The Mortal Instruments series though but I’ll take your advice on the last book

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