BookTok Introduced Me to These 9 Must-Read Fantasy Books

I owe so many of the fantastic books I’ve read in the past few months to the bookish app, coming from some of the most celebrated authors in publishing to some highly-anticipated debut authors. 

Here are 9 of the best fantasy/mythology books that were recommended to me on BookTok: 

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

This book is a behemoth with 804 pages of epicic high fantasy, political and religious conflicts, talking dragons, a sapphic romance, coupled with diverse characters (specifically amazing diverse female representation). 

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

A Young Adult fantasy encompassing the lore of King Arthur, Tracy Deonn’s debut novel Legendborn is a thrilling yet heartfelt tale of the reclamation of one’s powerful roots to achieve liberation. 

Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe is a feminist retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey that seeks to humanize the titular character who was once only known as the cruel witch of Aeaea. 

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

These Violent Delights—the debut novel of New Zealand author Chloe Gong—blends historical fiction, Young Adult fantasy, and angsty romance to deliver a gripping mystery that’s a sure page-turner. 

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