Best Fantasy Romance Books

10 Best Fantasy Romance Books to Fall in Love With

Are you a fan of both fantasy and romance? Do you crave stories that transport you to enchanting worlds filled with magic, adventure, and passionate love? Look no further! In this article, we’ll explore the 10 best fantasy romance books that will captivate your heart and ignite your imagination.

1. “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas

In this captivating story, Feyre, a mortal huntress, finds herself ensnared in the world of the fae after killing a wolf. Bound to the enigmatic fae lord Tamlin, Feyre must navigate the dangerous and alluring realm of the Spring Court. As she uncovers the secrets behind a curse that threatens the fae lands, Feyre discovers a love that could change her destiny forever.

2. “The Bride Test” by Helen Hoang

Khai Diep, a man with autism, believes he is incapable of feeling love. His mother, determined to find him a suitable bride, brings Esme Tran from Vietnam to America. Esme, seizing the opportunity to better her life, agrees to the arrangement. As Esme tries to win Khai’s heart, she discovers that love can be found in the most unexpected places.

3. “Daughter of Smoke & Bone” by Laini Taylor

Karou, a talented art student in Prague, lives a double life. By day, she attends classes and spends time with her best friend, Zuzana. By night, she runs errands for the enigmatic Brimstone, a chimaera who raised her. When seraphim begin appearing in the city, Karou finds herself caught in an ancient war between angels and demons, where the line between good and evil blurs, and love becomes the greatest weapon.

4. “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern

Le Cirque des Rêves, a mysterious and enchanting circus, arrives without warning, captivating audiences with its breathtaking performances. Behind the scenes, two young magicians, Celia and Marco, are engaged in a deadly competition, bound by their masters’ wager. As they fall in love, their magic intertwines, threatening to unravel the delicate balance of the circus and the lives of all those involved. Erin Morgenstern is doing a fantastic job writing this book.

5. “Radiance” by Grace Draven

In a political arrangement, Ildiko, a human princess, is wed to Brishen, a prince of the Kai, a race with serpentine features. Despite their differences, Ildiko and Brishen form an unlikely bond as they navigate the treacherous waters of court politics and their own growing feelings for each other. Together, they must find a way to bridge the gap between their peoples and forge a path to lasting peace.

6. “Throne of Glass” by Sarah J. Maas

Celaena Sardothien, an infamous assassin, is offered a chance at freedom by the Crown Prince of Adarlan. To win her liberty, she must compete against other assassins and thieves in a deadly competition. As Celaena battles for her freedom, she uncovers a sinister plot that threatens the kingdom and finds herself torn between her growing feelings for the prince and the captain of the guard.

7. “The Kingmaker Chronicles” by Amanda Bouchet

Cat Fisa, a powerful kingmaker, has spent her life hiding her magic. When the ambitious warlord Griffin discovers her secret, Cat finds herself bound to him as they embark on a dangerous quest to overthrow a tyrannical ruler. As Cat and Griffin navigate treacherous political alliances and battle fearsome creatures, they must also confront their growing attraction to each other.

8. “The Sharing Knife” series by Lois McMaster Bujold

In a world where magic is both a gift and a curse, Fawn Bluefield, a young farmer girl, and Dag Redwing, a seasoned Lakewalker patroller, find their paths intertwined. As they face the dangers of malices, terrifying creatures that consume both magic and life, Fawn and Dag must learn to trust each other and forge a bond that transcends the boundaries of their societies.

9. “The Iron Druid Chronicles” by Kevin Hearne

Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the ancient Celtic druids, runs an occult bookshop in modern-day Tempe, Arizona. When he’s not battling supernatural creatures or brewing tea, Atticus finds himself drawn to the mysteries of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the powerful fae who once ruled Ireland. Along the way, he encounters witches, werewolves, and a snarky Irish wolfhound who becomes his loyal companion.

10. “Midnight Riot” by Ben Aaronovitch

“Midnight Riot” (also known as “Rivers of London”) introduces readers to Peter Grant, a London police officer and apprentice wizard. When a series of bizarre murders threatens the city, Peter must learn to navigate the magical world and work with the enigmatic Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale to solve the case. Ben Aaronovitch’s writing is witty and engaging, with a fresh take on urban fantasy set in the heart of London.


These 10 fantasy romance books showcase the incredible diversity and creativity within the genre. From enchanting fae realms and magical circuses to political alliances and supernatural mysteries, each book offers a unique blend of fantasy and romance that will captivate your heart and mind. Whether you’re drawn to fierce heroines, brooding heroes, or the intricate world-building, there’s a fantasy romance book on this list for you. So, grab your favorite beverage, find a cozy spot, and prepare to be swept away on an unforgettable journey of magic, adventure, and love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these books part of a series or standalone novels?

Some of the books on this list are part of a series, such as “A Court of Thorns and Roses,” “Throne of Glass,” “The Kingmaker Chronicles,” “The Sharing Knife,” and “The Iron Druid Chronicles.” However, “The Bride Test,” “Daughter of Smoke & Bone,” “The Night Circus,” “Radiance,” and “Midnight Riot” are standalone novels.

What age group are these books suitable for?

The majority of the books on this list are aimed at a young adult or adult audience. Some books may contain mature themes, violence, or sexual content. “Daughter of Smoke & Bone” and “Throne of Glass” are considered young adult novels, while the others are generally categorized as adult fiction.

Do I need to read the books in a specific order if they are part of a series?

Yes, if you choose to read a book that is part of a series, it’s recommended to read the series in the order the books were published. This will ensure that you follow the story’s chronological order and avoid any potential spoilers.

What makes fantasy romance different from other romance subgenres?

Fantasy romance combines elements of fantasy, such as magic, mythical creatures, and otherworldly settings, with the core elements of romance, including the development of a romantic relationship between the protagonists. This unique blend creates a captivating reading experience that appeals to fans of both genres.

Are there any other notable fantasy romance authors or books not mentioned on this list?

Yes, there are many other talented authors and incredible books in the fantasy romance genre. Some notable authors include Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Jeaniene Frost, and Anne Bishop. As for books, “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik, “The Bargainer” series by Laura Thalassa, and “The Bird and the Sword” by Amy Harmon are also worth exploring.

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