Best Fantasy Book Series to Read This Year

Best Fantasy Book Series

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Boredom is a choice. A choice that you can easily solve with the right book to dive into. When we discover a book we like, it’s like getting lost within the magical land inside the pages and we naturally don’t want it to end. Fortunately for fellow readers, most of the best fantasy books ever all have at least a trilogy in their name.

Here I have gathered some of the best fantasy binge-worthy series to read and to dive into the depths of in 2022, whether it is a world of traverse fairy kingdoms, a heroic novel of fantasy elements, or a thriller romance, these books can get you hooked to them in no time at all.

Best Fantasy Book Series

1. “The Outlander” series by the author Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon

The “Outlander” series had originally begun in the 1980s as a practice novel for the author Diana Gabaldon, but it swiftly grew into a bestselling historical fantasy series, with the ninth book set to be released some time later. The series is about a person called Clare, a woman who, while on a romantic trip with her husband after World War II, unintentionally travels back in time to Scotland in 1743, where she embarks on an incredible journey and eventually falls in love with a Highland warrior.

 

2. “Game of Thrones” series by the author George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire): George R. R. Martin: 8601419915996: Amazon.com: Books

George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy saga of dragons, seven kingdoms, and harsh winters began with the first novel, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” published in 1996, and is now hugely popular thanks to the hit HBO series of the same name. In this series, families are engaged in a centuries-long power battle for possession of the Iron Throne, while also defending their own kingdoms against the magical beings they know are lurking beyond the Wall.

 

3. “The Folk of the Air” series by the author Holly Black

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) by Holly Black

The “Folk of the Air” series opens with “The Cruel Prince,” in which human Jude and her two sisters are forced to live among the fey in the High Court of Faerie after their parents’ murders. Jude strives to live among the fey, navigating their violence — and her tangled love for one of their prince — despite her mortality and the fey’s often cruel and obvious hate of humans.

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4. “Legend” series by the author Marie Lu

Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu

June is a prodigy being taught by the Republic’s military in a futuristic and post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Day, who appears to be from another planet, is the country’s most wanted criminal. June and Day, both only 15 years old, are unlikely to ever cross paths until June’s brother is murdered and Day is the leading suspect of the crime. Of this first dystopian novel in an exciting and epic young adult trilogy, their stories finally seem to interweave.

 

5. “Penryn & the End of Days” series by the author Susan Ee

The Angelfall Trilogy by Susan Ee

The first book in the “Penryn & the End of Days” series, “Angelfall,” was eventually even named one of “TIME Magazine’s” Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time in 2020. Penryn is at the young age of 17 when the cataclysmic angels fall upon the planet earth and kidnap her dear younger sister in this paranormal and post-apocalyptic fantasy series. Her last hope for surviving and locating her and getting back with her sister is to partner up with a wounded enemy angel.

 

6. “The Legend of Drizzt” series by the author R.A. Salvatore

Amazon.com: Homeland (The Legend of Drizzt Book 1) eBook : Salvatore, R.A.: Kindle Store

In this epic and absolutely thrilling fantasy series with well over 50 novels, companions, and even short story compilations, the story is about Drizzt Do’Urden who is a dark elf destined to protect the entire world after emerging from the Underdark where his family wants him dead. The thing which undoubtedly makes this series just perfect for any fantasy fan is the fact that it also takes place in the so-called Forgotten Realm, which is a dimension in the Dungeons & Dragons series.

 

7. “Song of Blood & Stone” by the author L. Penelope

Song of Blood & Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles, #1) by L. Penelope

Selected to be one of “TIME Magazine’s” own “Best Fantasy Books of All Time,” “Song of Blood & Stone” is a romantic fantasy novel in which a crack made in a magical vial threatens to tear two entire kingdoms to ruin. Jasminda and her Earth song gift are the only hope for healing the nation and preventing the rising war that may or may not cause horrifying bloodshed.

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8. “The Mortal Instruments” series by the author Cassandra Clare

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare

The author Cassandra Clare’s incredible “The Mortal Instruments” series began with the book “City of Bones,” a paranormal fantasy novel in which 15-year-old Clary Fray meets the people called Shadowhunters, a group of warriors who seek to purge the whole Earth of demons and such. There are six books and three companions to the series, through which the readers will undoubtedly experience dramatic betrayals, unsuspected evil, and exhilarating love that make the journey even better.

 

9. “The Lord of the Rings” series by the author J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring | Full Movie | Movies Anywhere

The Lord of the Rings series begins chronologically with “The Hobbit,” but “The Fellowship of the Ring” begins this epic, high-fantasy adventure with the journey of a young hobbit named Frodo Baggins across Middle-earth. After being charged with the vital task of destroying one of the world’s most powerful rings, Frodo sets off with his fellow hobbit, elf, and wizard companions to reach the Cracks of Doom and halt the rise of the evildoer and one and only Dark Lord.

 

10. “The Poppy War” series by the author R.F. Kuang

Amazon.com: The Poppy War: A Novel (The Poppy War, 1): 9780062662569: Kuang, R. F: Books

The Poppy War is the first novel in this historical fantasy series inspired by the second Sino-Japanese War in 20th-century China. When Rin passes the test for the Empire’s prestigious military school, she thinks she has successfully defied everyone’s expectations, and that it is going to be the last of her problems, but there is one thing coming straight at her. While trying to survive the academy, Rin finds out that she actually holds the magical and spiritual gift of shamanism, which is the ability to interact with spirits. Rin now discovers that perhaps a Third Poppy War might just be closer than they all imagined.

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