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
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.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
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!
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
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!
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
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.
Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez
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!