Sarah J. Maas knows how to weave a spell over her readers and the Crescent City and A Court of Thorns and Roses Series have us thoroughly enchanted. Whether you’re new to the world of Sarah J. Maas or a longtime fan, you’re probably craving more magic, romance, and action as you wait for the next book. We have you covered with a few of our favorite reads!
**Warning!!! Light spoilers ahead for the ACOTAR series.**
In Where the Dark Stands Still Liska must take her fate into her own hands and bargain with a monster, The Leszky, to save herself, and while the demon-inhabited spirit-wood isn't quite the same as the Night Court, the similarities between this upcoming dark fantasy and ACOTAR make this read perfect for SJM fans! Add this one to your TBR, and get ready to read when it hits shelves on 2/27!
If heart-pounding romance between a powerful prince and an ordinary girl with a whole lot of angst sounds like something you'd love, Powerless is a must-read! This bestselling read is just the beginning of Paedyn's story, and her strength, will to survive, and determination would definitely make her and Feyre (or Bryce) besties.
Pulse pounding action and a deadly magical world collide in A Door in the Dark. Follow a young girl, named Ren, as she fights to survive in the punishing wilderness after a portal spell malfunctions and lands her and her classmates in the sights of something hiding in the dark woods. This fantasy thriller is perfect for fans of Feyre’s tenacity, will to survive, and her drive to figure out the secrets of the Spring Court.
Amarantha, self-proclaimed High Queen of Prythian, would find a kinship with The Sorceress Who Eats Girls from Tessa Gratton’s Night Shine. Two sides of the same coin these powerful women plagued their lands for decades and held people against their will, only to be challenged by a young protagonist who turns out to be stronger than they thought. If you liked the power dynamic between Amarantha and her court, you’ll love the dark dynamic between a girl named Nothing and The Sorceress Who Eats Girls.
Specifically for fans of A Court of Frost and Starlight, So This is Ever After explores the aftermath of the big battle between our main characters and their antagonist. What do our characters do with their lives now? What is the next challenge they must face? Although the two stories carry very different tones, the moments of tender romance and witty banter within So This is Ever After hit the same heartstrings as A Court of Frost and Starlight.
A world filled with wonder and magic that is darkly whimsical and engrossing. Is it Prythian or the Wilding Home? The world inhabited by the Fae Courts of A Court of Thorns and Roses, feels as mysterious and magical as the home that Delta and her sister Bee live in with their eccentric father. Perfect for fans of magical houses and dangerous romances, Starling by Isabel Strychacz is the next great read for anyone who loved A Court of Silver Flames.
Learning to control magic can be a difficult thing, but learning without a willing teacher can be even harder. Like Feyre’s own magical journey in A Court of Mist and Fury, Rowenna Winthrop’s magic tutelage hasn’t been without major obstacles. With a mother who hides a monstrous nature and refuses to help nurture her power, Rowenna must take her fate into her own hands and unlock the power she knows is inside her. Read A Rush of Wings if you want to feel the same moment of triumph when Feyre learned to control her own power.
Fragile alliances made by the Fae Courts hold the peace in the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series and in A Dark and Hollow Star. Separated or hidden from humans, these courts rule over their Immortal Realms but with war on the horizon, our protagonists must either prepare for destruction or tip the scales in their favor. If you were a fan of the Fae Courts of ACOTAR and want to delve deeper into the world of Fae, A Dark and Hollow Star should find its way to the top of your TBR pile.
An Enchantment of Ravens and A Court of Thorns and Roses share very similar stories with their own unique spin on the classic Beauty and The Beast tale. Both books follow a young painter as she is spirited away to a mysterious Fae court for a deadly crime and must learn to navigate the dangerous and complex world of immortals while she falls for her captor. For fans of romance, fantasy, and twisted fairy tales who were left craving more Fae magic after ACOTAR, An Enchantment of Ravens is your next must-read book!
In the golden age of comic book adaptations, superhero movies are on everyone’s mind, and WE ARE HERE FOR IT! From the Suicide Squad’s grey morality to Superman’s divinity, DC characters and their movies have something everyone will love. If you’re waiting impatiently for your favorite character’s next movie, check out these must-read books that’ll help pass the time!
Much like Superman’s entire planet, magic is all but extinct In Lisa Maxwell’s The Last Magician. Set in New York City, The Last Magician’s version of the city feels more like Metropolis with ruthless villains and secret societies randomly appearing to spoil the peace. You’ll love The Last Magician if you’re looking for action, intrigue, and a heroine who will stop at nothing to save the world.
Silenced in their former lives, Wonder Woman and the protagonists of The Wild Ones escape from the roles they have been given in order to defend the defenseless. As dangerous forces begin to emerge in Wonder Woman and The Wild Ones our heroines use their abilities to ensure the world remains safe and free, for the alternative is a fate they refuse to ever accept.
Deception, secrets, and shadows stalk the streets of Batman’s Gotham and Rosalind Lang’s Shanghai. Mysterious murders and secret identities permeate both Batman and Foul Lady Fortune, allowing our protagonists to sink into their respective detective roles. As they both attempt to unravel their conspiracies, they learn there are deeper and more horrifying layers to their missions than they ever imagined.
Multi-perspective and chaotic, Suicide Squad and We Are the Wildcats are fantastic for anyone who loves a great team. Unhinged and unpredictable adventures fill both stories with laughter and intrigue as you’re never prepared for what happens next. One team is built of criminals and one by teenage girls, but both teams will have bonds of trust, loyalty, and friendship tested as their stories progress.
Whether given the powers of the six immortal elders granted by a mysterious wizard or powers passed down by King Arthurs knights, the abilities Billy Batson of Shazam! and Bree Matthews of Legendborn receive pull them into the world of ancient secrets and test whether they’re ready to accept their destiny or not.
Corruption and debauchery flood the screen on Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn as well as the pages of These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong. Harley Quinn’s untethered nature takes a turn in her solo movie, transforming her from a villain and part of Joker’s gang to an almost anti-hero. Meanwhile, Juliette Cai’s life changes dramatically as she returns to the Scarlet Gang and tries to stop the mayhem threatening to devour her city.
Aquaman and In Deeper Waters both follow the stories of princes whose kingdoms center around the high seas. Hidden power runs deep in the veins of both Prince Tal and Aquaman, if only they can learn to harness it. As both princes begin to find love, war looms on the horizon leading them on journeys to save their kingdoms.
Superhero teams are nothing to mess with! As intimidating Shadowhunters, James and Lucie Herondale and Cordelia Carstairs show they’re just as tough as the Justice League while they battle seemingly invulnerable demons in a quarantined London. With supernatural powers and warrior reflexes, you wouldn’t want to fight a member of either team whether they’re from Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare or the Justice League.
Dangerous and thrilling, Joker and The Wrong Number by R.L. Stine both begin with comedic acts and then spiral out of control, descending into new realms of psychological horror. With continued publicity and uproar, the characters in both stories take another step into the chilling darkness that will leave you haunted for days.
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From romantic comedies to heart-pounding thrillers, anime and books have it all! Episode after episode, page after page, we all love to binge our favorite genres in any form. Oh? Your favorite anime is over? Take our quiz to find out which book you should read to fill that anime-sized void in your heart!