5 Fantasy Novels That are Perfect to Read in the Fall

Hi reader friends! If you’ve been around for a while, you might know that I’m a big mood reader. I tend to pick up different genres all year long, depending on what I want to read. Generally, though, October rolls around and I want all of the fantasy novels to suck me in.

I feel like fantasy or any book that has magic is perfect for October. I want all the spooky and magical things right now! I made a list of a few of my favorite fantasy novels that are perfect for right now + a few that I haven’t read, but that I’m hoping to get to sometime this fall.

Do you like to read seasonal books? What are you reading right now?


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The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab
YA Fantasy

A little town, a myth about the Near Witch. Children going missing. A new, mysterious boy.

This is Victoria’s debut novel and itgives you all the spooky vibes that you want this time of year, and it’s so enjoyable.

I honestly would recommend any of V.E./Victoria Schwab’s books at this time of year, because they are all so perfect.

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
YA Fantasy

Brought to the world of Fae when she’s just a young girl, Jude must learn how to deal with the cruel society she’s now a part of. But what most of the Fae don’t know, is that she’s just as cunning, clever, and as cruel as many of them. The Cruel Prince is a fantastic introduction to a world that you’ll want to visit again and again. I am so excited to read this one for the 3rd time!! this month!

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House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
YA Fantasy

House of Salt and Sorrows is a spooky reimagining of The 12 Dancing Princesses, a story that I adored as a child! I have not read this one yet, but I’m hoping to get to it soon because it just looks and sounds fantastic. And everyone who’s read it says that it makes the hair on their neck stands up, it’s not super creepy, but creepy enough!

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The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
YA Fantasy

A cursed town. Every year, for the past 200 years, the ghosts of 3 witches return and steal the bodies of three unassuming girls, then try to lead boys to their deaths.

This one was definitely creepy. I loved the witchy setting and figured out the plot twist right before it happened, which made it even more fun. You can read my full review of The Wicked Deep right here, but this book is so good. I’ll be picking up Winterwood by the same author this fall.

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Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez
YA Fantasy

Woven in Moonlight is another that I haven’t read yet, but can’t wait to read this year. On Goodreads it says that it is “A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.” I am so excited to read this one and share my thoughts with you!

A few people have raved about Woven in Moonlight, but it was definitely a cover buy for me!

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Have you read any of these? What books should I add to my fall TBR (to be read) stack?

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    1. I’m about to start reading How to Win Friends and Influence People. I’ve heard mixed reviews about, but I’m excited to give it a go!

      1. That’s so fun! It’s always interesting to see what you think of a book that some people love and some don’t.

    2. I’ve read a couple of fantasy novels, but surprisingly haven’t heard of these titles or authors before! The fact that you’ve read The Cruel Prince THREE times is definitely standing out to me though; it must be good, so I’ll definitely have to keep my eye out for it!

      1. You should definitely check out The Cruel Prince! And any of these others if you get the chance!

    3. I actually haven’t read any of these! But I’ve heard really good things about the Cruel Prince. The most recent "5 star" book I’ve read was called "Fighting Words" by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. It’s a tough topic to read about but it’s a really well done, fantastic book.

      1. The Cruel Prince is definitely a good one to pick up! I haven’t heard of Fighting Words, I’ll have to look it up!

    4. I’m not a super big fantasy reader, but I have to say that all of these books are so gorgeous! I love decorating with books, and these all seem like really great pieces to display in the fall.

      1. Right? They are gorgeous!! I haven’t always been a big fantasy reader, but then I found a few that I loved and now I’m hooked! They do make great decorations though!

    5. House of Salt and Sorrows sounds interesting! Added it to my Kindle’s reading list.
      The cover of Woven in Moonlight looks sooo nice!

      1. Yay! So happy to hear that!
        And I LOVE the cover of Woven in Moonlight! I could look at it all day!

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