Books To Read After ‘A Court Of Thorns And Roses’ And ‘Fourth Wing’

More spicy fantasy novels coming your way.

There’s nothing TikTok’s #BookTok community is more hooked on than sexy fantasy novels. Series such as Sarah J. Maas’s A Court Of Thorns And Roses (ACOTAR) and Rebecca Yarros’ popular Fourth Wing, have a acquired a cult-like following of readers who just can’t get enough of the blend of magic, action and steamy romances.

If you think you have made your way through the best of #Booktok’s fairy porn genre then we’re ready to prove you wrong. Below, five more book series to sweep you away to another world after you finish ACOTAR.

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The Best Series Like ‘A Court Of Thorns And Roses’ And ‘Fourth Wing’

Throne Of Glass Series By Sarah J. Maas

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If A Court Of Thorns And Roses has left you with a reading hangover then the best way to feel better is with some hair of the dog—otherwise known as the author’s other books. A Throne Of Glass is Maas’ other epic fantasy series. The series follows Celaena Sardothien, an 18-year-old assassin for the corrupt Kingdom of Adarlan. While it might be a little less steamy that ACOTAR, it has a gripping storyline, hard core female protagonist and some shocking plot twists.

Books: Assassin’s Blade, Throne Of Glass, Crown Of Midnight, Heir Of Fire, Queen Of Shadows, Empire Of Storms, Tower Of Dawn, Kingdom Of Ash

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Crescent City Series By Sarah J. Maas

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Maas’ other series is also a fantasy but unlike ACOTAR and Throne Of Glass, it’s set in the present day. It follows half-human, half-fae female, Bryce Quinlan, as she seeks revenge for the murders of her friends, the series has plenty of sexy scenes and lots of fantastical world building. You’ve got to persevere through the first 100 pages, but it is well worth the wait with many payoffs—especially those last 100 pages. We’ll say no more…

Books: House Of Earth And Blood, House Of Sky And Breath, House Of Flame And Shadow, Fourth Book TBC (many fans think it will be House Of Many Waters).

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From Blood & Ash Series By Jennifer L Armentrout

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Jennifer L . Armentrout’s From Blood & Ash is guaranteed to please fans of Maas and Yarros. The five book series follows a girl named Poppy, who has been chosen as the ‘Maiden’, an unknowable, untouchable person chosen by the Gods. Her solitary life changes when morally grey guard named Hawke, with an ulterior motive, is tasked with protecting her. The series is full of steamy scenes and an epic romance.

Books: From Blood And Ash, A Kingdom Of Flesh And Fire, A Crown Of Gilded Bones, A War Of Two Queens, A Soul Of Ash And Blood (a retelling of book one from a different perspective)

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The Crowns Of Nyaxia Series by Carissa Broadbent

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Carrissa Broadbent’s The Crowns Of Nyaxia is like Twilight for adults. The story folows, Oraya, the adopted human daughter of the vampire king, who must enter the legendary Kejari tournament. To survive, Oraya is forced to make an alliance with a dangerous rival, one who she also happens to be mysteriously drawn to. With some exciting plot twists and and compelling characters, this one is a must read.

Books: The Serpent And The Wings Of Night, The Ashes And The Star-Cursed King. They are part of a wider six book series with four more books coming.

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Letters Of Enchantment By Rebecca Ross

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Rebecca Ross’s Letters Of Enchantment series is made up of two novels, Divine Rivals and Ruthless Vows. The story follows two young rival journalists who find a connection that takes them onto the battle front lines. Fans of enemies-to-lovers stories are guaranteed to find a new favourite in these books.

Books: Divine Rivals, Ruthless Vows

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Folk Of The Air Series by Holly Black

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This fantasy trilogy follows a mortal girl named Jude Duarte who is trying to win a place at the High Court of Faerie. She goes with a noble goal, to save her two sisters who were stolen away to the realm. Despite her mortality, she attends and ends up getting mixed up in palace drama in an effort to achieve her aims. She is forced to come face to face with Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

Books: The Cruel Prince, The Lost Sisters (Novella), The Wicked King, The Queen Of Nothing, How The King Of Elfhame Learned To Hate Stories

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Powerless Series by Lauren Roberts

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In the kingdom of Ilya the Elites rule while those born Ordinary aren’t gifted the same powers. The Ordinaries face banishment from this upper echelon society with plainness and ‘lack of magic’ outlawed.

Sworn enemies face each other: an Ordinary who has been hiding in plain sight pretending to be an Elite, and a prince who has been trained to hunt her down.

Books: Powerless, Powerful, Reckless

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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An ancient rivalry exists between the East and West, and has done for centuries. The tyrannical Eastern side is led by the Berethnet monarchy, while the West is ruled by a matriarchy.

The final heir of the Western line must produce an heir to ensure the safety of her realm, but a prophecy unveils another, much larger threat that forces her to confront more about her past.

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The Black Witch Chronicles by Laurie Forest

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In a land where mages rule, a seer predicts that a new ‘Black Witch’ will rise to battle a Great Winged One. Elloren, a descendant of the first Black Witch, unfortunately bares no magical power.

She’s whisked away from her village life to Verpax University, where she lives alongside different magical races: Elves, Lupines and Icarals, At first she’s taken aback by their differences, but comes to befriend the diverse cohort. She’s forced to navigate a complicated history and uncover a life-changing truth.

Books: Wandfasted (prequel), The Black Witch, Light Mage, The Iron Flower, The Shadow Wand, The Demon Tide, The Dryad Storm, The Rebel Mages

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The Zodiac Academy by Caroline Peckham

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A pair of twins, Darcy and Tory Vega, were raised in the mortal realms. However, after finding out their Fae heritage, they’re forced into a Fae academy, where they must fight for supremacy and their claim on the throne, from four Heirs who have always felt it was destined to them.

Books: Origins of an Academy Bully (prequel), The Awakening, The Awakening as Told by the Boys (retelling of book 1), Ruthless Fae, The Reckoning, Shadow Princess, Cursed Fates, Fated Throne, Heartless Sky, Sorrow and Starlight, Beyond The Veil, Restless Stars

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