The start of the year is a time to anticipate all the truly amazing books that will be published this year, books we’ve been patiently (or impatiently) awaiting for a while because we can’t wait to devour the next installments in a beloved series. Or, perhaps one of our favorite authors is launching a brand-new series that we must start immediately. Whatever type of fantasy reader you are, you’ll find a suitable book below. Check out these amazing new fantasy novels. You are very welcome. If you need a nice, cozy, quiet place to sink into and read these books, look no further than Slingo.com for some of the boujee’est hotels in Manchester, UK.
1. The Lightstruck by Sunya Mara
Vesper Vale gave up everything in order to protect her city from the cursed storm. Vesper awakens from a three-year slumber following her life-altering decision to become a vessel for The Great Queen. What she discovers is not a home freed from the terror of the storm, but a place where its citizens are besieged by the even more evil force of The Great King and his growing army of the lightstruck—once normal citizens who are now controlled by the ominous light encroaching the city. And the only hope for their city is Vesper, who is now revered as a goddess due to her sacrifice. To save the rings from the Great King, Vesper must balance the responsibilities of being a deity to her people with the growing rift between her and Dalca, the prince she swore she would never love. Vesper and Dalca are torn between the growing factions within the city and the royal court, haunted by the guilt of their past decisions and facing the pressures of a city on the verge of collapse. But in order to save her city from the light, Vesper must confront the force she has least control over: her inner goddess.
2. Cursed Crowns by Catherine Doyle, Katherine Webber
Twin queens Wren and Rose have assumed their respective thrones… However, not everyone approves of witches occupying Eana’s throne. The level-headed Rose plans a royal tour to foster goodwill across the kingdom. But Wren objects, arguing that they cannot frolic in Eana while their grandmother Banba is imprisoned in Gevra. In exchange for Banba’s freedom, the impatient Wren stows away on a ship to the icy north, where King Alarik offers a lethal magical bargain. Desperate, Wren agrees. But her spell has unintended results… When Rose’s royal tour is interrupted by a mysterious stranger claiming to be from the long-lost Sunkissed Kingdom, destiny pulls her to the ancient Amarach Towers, where only the Seers of Eana know why the Restless Sands are erupting—and why Shen-Lo may hold the key. But a rebellion is brewing in Anadawn. And for Eana to have a chance at peace, the sisters must reunite and persuade their people to abandon old allegiances in favor of new ones.
3. The Sinister Booksellers Of Bath by Garth Nix
There is frequently mythical trouble in Bath. The booksellers who police the Old World keep a close eye on the ancient hot spring and the being that inhabits it. This time, the discovery of a sorcerous map causes great danger for left-handed bookseller Merlin, necessitating a desperate rescue attempt by his sister, the right-handed bookseller Vivien, and art student Susan Arkshaw, who is still struggling to come to terms with her own newly discovered magical heritage. The map leads the group to an otherworldly location maintained by lethal magic and guarded by monstrous living statues. However, this is just the beginning. To discover the secrets of a murderous Ancient Sovereign, the booksellers must investigate the disappearances and deaths that have occurred over centuries. If they do not intervene, she will soon commit another murder. This time, her target is not a common person.
4. Master Of Souls by Rena Barron
A king with an outstanding debt. A demon sowing discord. A girl who possesses divine power. Arrah has given up nearly everything in her fight against the Demon King. She must now decipher the legacy of her past life as the orisha Dimma and forge an uneasy alliance between her beloved Rudjek, the Demon King, and the remaining orishas in order to restore peace to all of their worlds, having been forced to give up the gift of magic she had sought for so long. But as Arrah’s half-demon sister resumes her quest for destruction, the ultimate sacrifice may be required for peace….
5. These Infinite Threads by Tahereh Mafi
Walls have fallen between Alizeh, the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom, and Kamran, the crown prince of the Ardunian empire, as a result of a passionate kiss. And so have their respective lives. Alizeh, heir to the throne of the Jinn, is destined to liberate her people from the half-lives they have been forced to lead under human rule. When Kamran, heir to the human throne, falls in love with her, he is forced to question everything he has learned about Jinn. Grandfather Kamran lies dead at the hands of Cyrus, ruler of the adjacent kingdom of Tulan. Cyrus has abducted Alizeh to his homeland, where he intends to marry her and provide her with everything she needs to become the Jinn queen; when she ascends to the throne, he will have fulfilled his own deal with the devil. Alizeh has no interest in Cyrus’s transaction or the devil. Without a way to escape Tulan and with the realization of her own destiny tantalizingly close, she must decide if she can overcome her emotions to become the queen her people require. Kamran, meanwhile, is putting the pieces back together in Ardunia. All he knows is that he must travel to Tulan to seek vengeance for his grandfather, despite encountering betrayal at every turn. He can only hope that Alizeh will be there to greet him, and that she has not yet been crowned queen of Tulan.
6. Manifest by Brittany Cavallaro
Claire Emerson is free from male authority for the first time in her life. She has escaped her dangerous father, and her fiancé, Governor Remy Duchamp, is insufficient to govern. All eyes are on Claire and the potential power she possesses. However, this authority is tenuous because she and Remy are leading St. Cloud into exile following the General’s attempted coup. And when King Washington descends upon the small province, he brings with him his baseball team, Claire’s brother, and a closeness to power that Claire could never have imagined. With few allies to support her, she concludes that gaining the King’s favor is her best chance for survival. The rapid failure of Claire’s schemes serves as a reminder that it is not about who holds the power. It is about a system that grants such power to a select few, as well as the men who created it. Claire is no one’s muse, and if she can’t fix the system from within, she intends to ignite a revolution in the First American Kingdom.
7. City Of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer
Since her sister transformed into a man-eating spider and slaughtered her way through the town, nineteen-year-old Ness has been terrified, both of being murdered by another Nightmare and of becoming like her sister. Because in Newham, the city that never sleeps, to dream is to awaken to your worst fear. No one is safe, whether that entails transforming into a Nightmare that is only monstrous in appearance or a twisted, unrecognizable creature that terrorizes the city. Ness will do anything to avoid becoming another victim, including blending in with the Friends of the Restful Soul, a dubious group that may or may not be a cult. But membership in the maybe-cult comes at a cost. Ness manipulates her way into what was supposed to be a simple job for the organization, only to have it backfire on her. Literally. Ness and the only other survivor, a Nightmare boy who Ness believes is planning to eat her, must now find their way back to Newham and uncover the sinister truth behind the assassination, while the horrors of her past loom menacingly close.