From magic and telepathy to warriors and revolution, these unlikely heroes encounter tribulations that will keep you turning until the last page. The best way to unplug and immerse yourself in a place far away from home is to enter into a new fantastical world with these stay-up-all-night reads! Each one will tug at your heartstrings, empower you and help you realize everyone in the world has a little magic.

The Best Long Books to Binge-Read Right Now

1. Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

A tale of two sisters, Crown of Feathers tackles issues of survival, love, forgiveness and hope. Veronyka and Val are war orphans, they maintain the hope of a world once ruled by fierce warrior queens known as Phoenix Riders. Veronyka hopes to one day become a one of those legendary warriors. When she discovers her sister, Val has been stringing along a tangle web of lies, she sets out on her own. Will history repeat itself? And how much does Veronyka truly know about her sister?

Once you’re done, be sure to check out the sequel, Heart of Flames!


2. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

In the planet of Laterre the elite class reigns supreme. As the poor starve and die, inner rumblings among the people spread news of an emerging rebellion. Three individuals will soon become the face of the poor. In this clever twist of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, three unlikely heroes—Chatine, a thief, Marcellus, an officer, and Alouette unite forces to start a revolution against the regime that could determine the future of a planet.

Make sure to check out the sequel, Between Burning Worlds.


3. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

The first novel in a new trilogy starring the Shadowhunters of Edwardian London, Chain of Gold tells the story of James and Lucie Herondale, children of the infamous heroes who defeated evil, Will and Tessa. When the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London, the peace of the Shadowhunter world is thrown into chaos after a love triangle reveals dark powers, the cruel price of heroism, and falling in love. In this twisted romance, Cassandra Clare makes us hurt, love, and flip anxiously until the very last page.


4. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

In this historical fantasy set in New York City, Esta, a talented girl trained to steal magical artifacts from the Order must use her abilities to manipulate time and return to 1902—where the Order hides secrets that led to the exile of the Mageus. But her journey into Old New York is a risky and dangerous one, and she soon discovers nothing is as it seems. Can she do what it takes to save herself and the future of the Mageus?


5. Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Sophie, a twelve-year-old telepathic girl doesn’t fit in among her family. She roams through life feeling alone and haunted by the gift she possesses of reading minds. Discovering she was hidden among humans, the more Sophie learns the more she becomes aware that her identity and her secrets are buried deep in her memory for good reason. Suddenly, she must figure out why she is the key to her new world before someone else finds the answer.

Looking for more? Check out these standalone novels that you can read in one sitting.