Top 5 Wednesday | Books Featuring Faeries

Ah I remember the time when paranormal books in YA reigned supreme. Wherever you turned, there were books about vampires, werewolves/shapeshifters, angels and demons, witches, and my personal favorite, faeries.

I was going to do vampire books, but I decided naaaaaaaah. I have way too many faerie books I’d rather share for this post. And if you’re curious about some of my favorite vampire books, then I’ll do another post for it! But for right now: faeries.

According to GoodreadsThis topic will revolve around one type of paranormal creature of your choice. So books featuring vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, demons, fae, zombies, etc.

NOTE: Since Sarah J. Maas and Cassandra Clare are obvious choices for this topic, I won’t include them. But just know that all series written by both these amazing authors are unofficially on this list!

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The Iron Fey series | Julie Kagawa

Iron Fey series

Out of all the faerie books I read back in the day, I’d have to say The Iron Fey series was my favorite. Meghan Chase was a very strong heroine and I really loved the dynamic she had with her best friend, Puck, and her love interest, Ash. The characters were fun and complex, and the plot was engrossing. One of the best faerie series out there, IMHO.


The Wicked Lovely series | Melissa Marr

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I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book in this series, as I really didn’t like any of the characters. But the second book fixed that for me, and from then on the series just got stronger and stronger with each installment. A slow start to an explosive and satisfying ending. Definitely worth the read.


The Modern Faerie Tales trilogy | Holly Black

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I love the first and third book of this trilogy, the first being my favorite. It’s always exciting to be introduced to new characters and luckily enough, all the characters in the first book are so compelling and odd. The second book doesn’t involve my favorite characters and also it’s pretty boring, but the third book returns to the better characters and more engaging storyline, which saved the series for me. Fun fact: Since Holly Black and Cassandra Clare are friends, some of the characters in this series show up in the Mortal Instruments!


The Faeriewalker series | Jenna Black

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I read this book on a whim. I got it for a discounted price on my Nook, so I wasn’t really expecting much. But lord, if this series didn’t carry me away and become one of my favorites. There’s so much enticing drama and interesting characters that I found this series to be much more entertaining than expected.


The An Unfortunate Fairy Tale series | Chanda Hahn

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I picked this book up because I love the Brothers Grimm and so I try to pick up any adaptations of their work and history whenever I can. This series is so fun in that it joins the Brothers Grimm and their fairy tales into one world. So there’s not only an abundance of twisted and unique takes on well-known fairy tales, there’s also an entirely  different cast of characters that are experiencing these strange occurrences. I didn’t expect this series, especially the ending, to pull so much emotion from me, but it did and I love this series because of it.


Bonus

Since I can’t help myself, I might as well give these books a proper mention:

The Scorpio Races | Maggie Steifvater

The Dark Artifices series | Cassandra Clare

The Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy | Sarah J. Maas

A Midsummer Night’s Dream | William Shakespeare

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Those are some of my favorite faerie books! Lord knows I have a few more but I’ll spare you from my fangirling. For now, at least. Got any faerie book recommendations for me? Any of these your favorites, too? Let me know in the comments below!

Until then, thanks for stopping by and see y’all soon ❤

Azia Sig

 

5 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday | Books Featuring Faeries

  1. Oh great picks for this topic, and these are some of my favourite books featuring faeries as well (not that I’ve read too many I’ll admit)
    I love Holly Black’s Modern Faerie Tales series. It was one of the first books I read after Twilight (the book that got me into the YA fantasy/paranormal genre) so it holds a special place in my heart. I also really enjoyed Wicked Lovely but haven’t read any of the books that followed it (kind of the opposite to you given you didn’t enjoy the first but liked the second a lot better.
    I still need to read The Iron Fey series. I’ve heard good things about it and it’s on my to-read list but that’s alone with hundreds of other books so really who knows when I’m going to get around to it. 😀
    Again great picks for this topic. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you, Beth ❤ 😀
      Oh yay! Glad I'm not the only fan of that series. I read it after the Twilight series, too, though not right after. I think it was the first series that introduced me to the darker version of fae. Also, Tithe was my first Holly Black book, so I'm grateful for that. And truthfully, Wicked Lovely is probably my least favorite series on this list, but it was still notable 🙂 Felt like I had to include it haha
      Iron Fey is hands down my favorite faerie series! It's so magical and romantic, but with a perfect amount of drama and action. Highly recommend 😀 Hope you manage to pick up the series one day!
      Thanks again, my friend ❤

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      1. That’s all right! 🙂 ❤️
        I think it was the same for me, a book I read after Twilight that introduced me to the fae. It’s certainly different from the other faerie books I’d read before. I can’t really remember much about Wicked Lovely, so I guess that fact that it isn’t a book that stood the test of time for me says enough.
        Well it’s on my to-read list so you never know. I’ve heard good things about it but I could say the same of the other (hundreds of) books on my TBR list. 🙂
        That’s all right! 😀 ❤️

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      2. Yeah, Wicked Lovely is definitely a hit or miss type of series, tbh. I don’t like all the books in the series, but as a whole I suppose it was pretty good. Although, I have to admit to not remembering much about it except for a death in the second book LOL XD
        Good luck tackling that TBR haha ❤

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