You already know that we love a good story with complicated mythology, maybe some dark magic, and a story that ties everything together. And these are some of our favorite books that do an amazing job of putting all these things together. When done well, books with magic make the world seem so friendly and well-made, and these will charm you. It’s a recipe for making something great.
These books have everything you need for a great magical love story book, from big-picture fantasies to spells that could destroy the world. So, go through the list and put them on your TBR list.
Extasia by Claire Legrand
You only need to know that she will become one of Haven’s four saints today. The elders will put the red hood on her head and mark her. She will stand up to the evil power that lives under the black mountain with the help of her sisters. This evil has already killed nine men from her village.
She won’t tell anyone about the animals with white eyes that follow her. Or the grey women with no faces and as tall as houses. Or the girls are kissing in the elm grove that she saw.
She will become a saint of Haven today. She will finally get rid of the shame caused by her mother and save her people from being destroyed. She doesn’t feel scared. Are you?
This powerful and lyrically written book by the acclaimed author of Sawkill Girls lets readers follow its fierce heroine into a world full of secrets and blood, where a terrible power lurks, seething, waiting for a person with the courage to use it and the truth is buried in lies.
A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee
In the world of Awara, where gods, monsters, and humans live together, Miuko is a normal girl who is happy with her safe but dull life as an innkeeper’s daughter.
But when Miuko is cursed and starts to change into a demon with a deadly touch, she goes on a quest to break the curse and return to her normal life. She must outsmart tricksters, avoid demon hunters, and talk to wild gods to get home again. A thieving magpie spirit helps Miuko, but a demon prince keeps getting in her way.
As a result of her transformation, she now has access to freedom and power she had never even imagined. She must now decide whether or not it is worth risking her soul to try to return to her former life, which may or may not have ever fitted her.
This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
Tahereh Mafi Alizeh’s This Woven Kingdom is not the long-lost heir to a remote Jinn kingdom that must remain undetected. Instead, it serves as a servant to all.
Kamran, the crown prince, has heard the predictions that predict the death of his king. However, he could never have predicted how quickly the servant girl would shake his kingdom and the entire globe with the unusual eyes that he couldn’t stop thinking about.
Tahereh Mafi has written a new fantasy trilogy, the first of which is this one. It was both a New York Times bestseller and a National Book Award nominee. It will appeal to fans of Leigh Bardugo, Tomi Adeyemi, and Sabaa Tahir.
Walking Out of Time By David Wells
This enchanting love story is told in a traditional but contemporary manner, with the themes of love and heartbreak at its core. Two descendants discover the truth behind their family’s mythology as a way of paying respect to their ancestors. They look for a cure for a sick sibling while also looking into the mysterious deaths of men under 24 in one of the families.