What are the best fantasy books?

  1. #1
    MR
    Written on January 18, 2018
    Margaret Reynolds
    "Don't be fooled by the fame of the author. Stephen King's works are usually great reads, and he is one of my favorites, but this series is a mess. Feels more like a video game walk through than a real story. He did a wonderful job of building a deep and interesting world, and then filled it with one dimensional cardboard cutouts for characters. These books are trite and boring, something I never thought I could say about this author's work."
  2. #2
    GC
    Written on June 16, 2017
    Gilberto Carbajal
    "The Lord of the Rings is a classic fantasy book that any fans of the genre should pick up. As a huge fan of the movies, the books do it even more justice by providing a lot more detail and leaves the reader to have deep imaginations of the world and story it tells. I highly recommend this title."
  3. #3
    MB
    Written on September 28, 2017
    Mildred Boyd
    "This is a delightful and fantastical read. Neil Gaiman has a way of weaving a narrative that is spellbinding and immersive. The fantasy world is bolstered by illustrations that add richness to the story. A solid fantasy that appealed to both me and my daughter."
  1. #4
    JP
    Written on March 3, 2017
    Joe Perry
    "I needed a new book to read, and being a fan of fantasy and dystopian novels, I came across The Handmaid's Tale. I really liked the spin this book had on a dystopia, resulting in a theocratic government rather then zombies or whatever, and I really enjoyed my time reading the book. I would recommend this to anyone interested in the genre looking for something new."
  2. #5
    MN
    Written on May 15, 2017
    Michael Newman
    "I've been looking for a new series of fantasy book to read and this caught my eye on amazon. I knew this was going to be amazing before even buying it. Almost 300 reviews, and almost flat 5 stars, it looked great. I was not wrong. The trilogy was packed with detail and character development. I truly felt like I was in the middle ages when reading the book."
  3. #6
    SH
    Written on September 28, 2017
    Sean Hoffman
    "Awesome book and great extension of the previous stories. Each page keeps you engaged and a great download on your tablet or mobile device. Definitely worth a buy."
  4. #7
    DC
    Written on June 24, 2017
    Donna Cooper
    "With the Game of Thrones trend as popular as it is, I decided to hop on the bandwagon and read the series. Fantasy is my favourite genre, so it just made sense to start reading them. I was instantly hooked. The shifting point-of-views show what's happening all over Westeros and Essos to get a full immersive picture of the world. If only the series were finished, though. It's been a long wait between books."
  5. #8
    JR
    Written on March 12, 2017
    Joe Russell
    "I'm a huge fan of the movies but never got around to reading the books. This set of 7 paperbacks was the perfect way for me to pick up a collectible and enjoy the stories in their original form."
  6. #9
    DS
    Written on June 20, 2017
    Daniel Stevens
    "I was looking for a new series of fantasy books to start reading and decided to try out the Hunger Game series that others had always recommended to me. I started reading the first book and was a little skeptical that I would actually like it, but next thing I knew I had finished the third book and wanted more. This series is so captivating and I highly recommend it to everyone!"
  7. #10
    CG
    Written on April 6, 2018
    Carolyn Garza
    "This is one of Barron's books where I'm thinking don't read it right before bed. This one has a more believable premise underneath the fantasy part and it makes for some pretty scary stuff."
  8. #11
    KR
    Written on April 6, 2018
    Kathy Robinson
    "Golden Daughter, written by Anne Elisabeth Stengl is the seventh book in the Tale of Goldstone Wood series. Stengl has created a fascinating world in the Goldstone series and this book follows Masayi Sairu, one of the emperor's Golden Daughters. This is an exciting read."
  9. #12
    EF
    Written on April 11, 2018
    Ethan Fisher
    "Renegade is book 3 of 6 in a The Lost Books series. This series mixes fantasy and biblical concepts into a fascinating and captivating story with numerous new worlds to fall into. This isn't my favorite in the series, but its still good. This is one series you HAVE to read from the beginning. You wont regret it."
  10. #13
    JS
    Written on March 29, 2018
    Jack Schneider
    "I don't think this is a good solution because it is fiction and a waste of time. Romance novels do not solve any problems and give people false hope about love. Although it does relate to the problem, I dont think it is the best solution."
  11. #14
    JG
    Written on April 1, 2018
    Janice Gutierrez
    "Avoid this book if you can. I only read the first few chapters of this book, and I cannot stand the attitude of the character. Ben was just a nasty, conniving snob, and this book does not capture the attention of a fantasy book."
  12. #15
    RF
    Written on April 11, 2018
    Raymond Fowler
    "The Creeps is a fantastic end to a well written and consistent series. The writing style is a very unique blend of humor and horror, very bizarre and plenty macabre. The series is a solid entry point into fantasy for young adult readers."
  13. #16
    GM
    Written on March 22, 2018
    Gregory May
    "I can never find too many fantasy books that I like. It takes a lot of searching to find one that I would really enjoy. Necromancers Nephew is amazing. It's full of mystery and you won't want to put it down. I had to force myself to put it down. I just wanted to see how it ended."
  14. #17
    ZW
    Written on March 27, 2018
    Zhang Wan
    "This is a great solution to the topic. It is a fantasy book with great reviews. It has mostly high ratings but does not, via the webpage, have any 1 star reviews. Therefore it is fitting the criteria making it a great solution."
  15. #18
    MB
    Written on April 2, 2018
    Mildred Burns
    "It is a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett.The people who live in Fantasy best for them. like every cutback in an important public service. the story around Death started pondering the existential. The title is a reference to Alex Cox's movie Repo Man"
  16. #19
    RF
    Written on March 19, 2018
    Ryan Ford
    "I found it to pretty "out-there" for a sci-fi/fantasy mix. It wasn't bad at all; I enjoyed the heck out of the writing. But some of the concepts just don't fit together well for me, and that's where it falls down a bit."
  17. #20
    MA
    Written on March 25, 2018
    Michelle Allen
    "This is a great story from Japan. I really want to find more books like this now and hope more are translated to English. I was very caught up in the story eager to know what happens next."
  18. #21
    MC
    Written on March 19, 2018
    Manuel Cortés
    "Sea of Shadow is an excellent fantasy book. If you are interested in the first volume there is an entire series. The only down fall is that if you are not fluent in Mandarin Chinese you may have difficulties reading the titles and some of the text."
  19. #22
    RS
    Written on March 18, 2018
    Ralph Soto
    "Under Heaven has a very good reputation among fans of fantasy fiction. I couldn't get through the first couple chapters. It's boring and difficult to relate to."
  20. #23
    CD
    Written on March 16, 2018
    Christina Davidson
    "This interactive lift-the-flap book is a lovely introduction to space. Start on Earth and take a rocket up beyond the sky to swoop past the moon, then explore the sun and stars, our solar system and the galaxy"
  21. #24
    CS
    Written on March 26, 2018
    Christian Sims
    "Found about about this series from my kids. Myself as an elementary school kids would have loved this series. It is easy to read and adventurous like a kids book should be. They do a good job of using imagination and creativity while subtly mixing in a little education. Perfect for about the 6 to 10 age range."
  22. #25
    SS
    Written on March 22, 2018
    Susan Spencer
    "Rise of Empire is a fantastic novel, War has come to Melengar and once more Royce and Hadrian are hired to make a desperate gamble and form an alliance with the Nationalists whom are fighting the Imperialists in the south. As the power of the Nyphron Empire grows, so does Royce's suspicion that the wizard Esrahaddon is using the thieves as pawns in his own grab for power. I had to go straight on to this and now I'm heading straight to Heir... Exciting stuff. Love the dialogue with Royce and Hdrian, when he's ill, when they are scaling.."
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  24. #27
    CT
    Written on April 12, 2018
    Cheshta Tambe
    "Dragons of a Fallen Star is certainly a rather popular fantasy book, but it doesn't come close to being one of the best. But this is a good option if you're looking for an entertaining read, just one to skip if in search for the very best."
  25. #28
    IC
    Written on April 13, 2018
    Ishan Chavan
    "This is a good book and has some old school/modern feel to it. A very good read."
  26. #29
    FD
    Written on April 17, 2018
    Felipe Durán
    "Brothers in Arms is part of the Raistlin Chronicles. This is a great fantasy series that I have really enjoyed reading so far. This is the second book in the series."
  27. #30
    RF
    Written on April 18, 2018
    Raymond Fowler
    "War of the twins is a great series of books about fantasy. They really are from the 90s but still great!"
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  30. #33
    DT
    Written on April 15, 2018
    Divya Tata
    "I like the Dragons of Summer Flame. The story and dragon fantasy is a great read for my teenage son."
  31. #34
    MW
    Written on April 16, 2018
    Mary Weber
    "The book has a rather interesting setting and plot, I found it to be enjoyable to read as it kept me looking forward to what was coming. The book has had really good reviews since its release, check the ratings for yourself. I found that the book was well written and it will most likely be enjoyed by those looking for a good fantasy type of story. I would recommend checking it out if you like the genre."
  32. #35
    JG
    Written on April 14, 2018
    Joe Graham
    "I absolutely loved this series and, in my opinion, this was the best book of the series. I loved the characters, good and bad. Feist really created a wonderful world that I believe is right up there with Tolkien's middle earth. I highly recommend this series, although it is best to read the 4 books in order."
  33. #36
    DL
    Written on April 20, 2018
    Dylan Lane
    "If you're bored of all that other stuff out there right now then look no further. Follow the tales tell the story of Nicholas, youngest son of Prince Arutha, and his adventures."
  34. #37
    J
    Written on April 16, 2018
    Jorge Alberto Baltazar
    "An interesting story that keeps you entertained and anticipating more, this book will keep you guessing at what will happen next. After reading this book, you will surely want to pick up the other 2 books in the series if you have already."
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  38. #41
    BL
    Written on March 12, 2018
    Brandon Lawrence
    "not the best by any means but has good reviews and seems interesting"
  39. #42
    SH
    Written on September 29, 2017
    Samuel Hawkins
    "An entertaining read; I didn't put it down. That said, I wasn't really invested in Kvothe -- he's too obvious a Marty Stu stand-in for Rothfuss. When your main character's selling point is he's unequaled, and you're not writing about Superman, it's pretty hard for mere mortals to really feel a connection. Still, the narrative did flow and I didn't feel as though my money was wasted in buying The Name of the Wind."
  40. #43
    JB
    Written on January 1, 2018
    Joyce Barnett
    "There's been a lot of trilogies out there, like "Twilight", "Harry Potter", "The Hunger Games" and the infomous "Lord of the Rings", just to name few. If your a big fan of any of this beloved trilogies like I am then you may become a fan of a new favorite of mine a saga series titled "Malazan Book of The Fallen". These series of fantasy books will hold your attention and have you at the edge of your seat, page after page after page. I can barely put these books down, I'm always eager and wanting to know, just what happens next. These series consists of all my favorite things, drama, lords, legions, empires, bloody battles and sprawling scenes. If your looking for something to escape your reality and enter to fanatical world of "Malazan Book of The Fallen", then join me and get your page turn today"
  41. #44
    ER
    Written on September 29, 2017
    Evelyn Romero
    "The Dark Glory War is an enthralling tale of young warriors facing becoming men in a time when survival is a battle. I think that young male and female readers would love the story and the fantasy behind it. Luckily, it is a prelude to a very interesting series of books for those who want to keep reading!"
  42. #45
    RS
    Written on March 26, 2017
    Richard Sanchez
    "Recently reading the Game of Thrones books has kindled an intense interest in reading more fantasy novels, but the trouble is finding good fantasy novels to quench that thirst. I've read Lord of the Rings, but what do I read now? I decided to give Peter Brett's "The Demon Cycle" a read since it fits in an interesting fantasy survival setting that appeals to me. Very few books make me want to spend every waking minute reading the next page to see what happens. This book series does that. Its survival situation where demons are oppressing humans and you have a few protagonists trying to overturn the tides is definitely an engrossing theme."
  43. #46
    KC
    Written on June 4, 2017
    Kenneth Clark
    "One of my favorite fantasy books, Shadows of the Apt, is a fantastic action-filled story. The author, Adrian Tchaikovsky, does an excellent job of building the world around you and making you feel like you are in the action."
  44. #47
    MP
    Written on February 9, 2018
    Matthew Patterson
    "I was looking for a good adventure gook when i stumbled across this one. I really like it, started looking for more from this author."
  45. #48
    AS
    Written on February 7, 2018
    Adriana Sánchez
    "M is for Magic is a collection of short stories for children by Neil Gaiman. This is a great choice for those open to all-ages fantasy stories."
  46. #49
    CE
    Written on February 19, 2018
    Christine Estrada
    "Even the best craftsmen, or authors, make a bad product occasionally. Neil Gaiman is a fantastic author, but this is not one of his best works. Not even a good one really. If you haven't read anything else by him, you would be doing yourself a disservice by reading this first, as it will likely give you a bad impression. Instead, I would highly recommend literally anything else he has written."
  47. #50
    AR
    Written on March 2, 2018
    Arjun Rathore
    "This is still a decent alternative history setting. I enjoyed this book. However, it is not something I would reread."
  48. #51
    JP
    Written on March 1, 2018
    Janice Patel
    "The Dragon Dreamer is among the best fantasy books of this generation. The book is about a dragon who seeks new and exciting experiences and finds himself one "tail" of an adventure!"
  49. #52
    BR
    Written on March 10, 2018
    Benjamin Richards
    "Hence me trying to read City of Fallen Angels over a period of TWO years and finally completing it in the Summer of 2016. It was then I was finally able to read my hardcover of City of Lost Souls, which I'd bought while reading City of Ashes, thinking there was no way I would abandon the series, and loved it! I then got into the Bane Chronicles, thinking I was supposed to read them before City of Heavenly Fire, but that wasn't the case, so I finally read City of Heavenly Fire."
  50. #53
    JM
    Written on March 1, 2018
    Jeffrey Miller
    "Nothing stuck out about this book imo. Very cliche and the characters were dull and did not keep me engaged, Almost a chore to even finish."
  51. #54
    RL
    Written on March 8, 2018
    Randy Lucas
    "This is a lovely book containing all three of Mary Stewart's brilliant Merlin stories. I've always been amused by Merlin, but he was never a favorite character of mine until this book. I loved the story, appreciated the historical aspects and was thrilled by the twists and turns of the plot."
  52. #55
    ZG
    Written on March 17, 2018
    Zachary Gordon
    "I love fantasy books and living through an alternate character in an alternate reality. I recently read "Imajica" where I was able to experience a whole new world through that character's eyes. I loved it so much!"
  53. #56
    LA
    Written on March 19, 2018
    Lawrence Alvarado
    "Not really my favorite in the world kind of slow and I would much rather be reading eldest."
  54. #57
    ML
    Written on July 10, 2017
    Mary Lopez
    "The level of literature this series is on is unmatched by any other. I've never read anything like it, it's almost too much to take in a at once. The action and characters are by far what stand out the most in this series. It's kind of like rooting for your favorite sports team and their star players, but except they die. I highly recommend reading the series as you watch the show, because the series is definitely more detailed than the show"
  55. #58
    HD
    Written on March 15, 2018
    Harold Day
    "I picked this up on sale as a possible gift for my daughter. Unfortunately, the style of writing is not all that great, and the characters are pretty one dimensional. I'm sure she will enjoy it, but I'm not planning on any more from this author."
  56. #59
    GB
    Written on March 10, 2018
    Gloria Brown
    "Odd title, but catches the eye. The story is average."
  57. #60
    AC
    Written on March 18, 2018
    Alberto Campos
    "This is a great dragon novel with a clear good versus evil plot. There is a lot of interesting subplot throughout. The romance actually fits without all of the annoying YA style romance that is typical of books in the genre."
  58. #61
    AP
    Written on March 10, 2018
    Arnav Pawar
    "Great fantasy reading!Life mates, rogues, and various types of dragons! Women are linked to the earth's energy and through them can dragons feed their powers. The females can carry their young but don't survive. Fascinating."
  59. #62
    CW
    Written on March 15, 2018
    Carl Williams
    "This novel has 4.5 stars and at 11.98 its very reasonable for a paperback. This is not for me but I think my sister would like it."
  60. #63
    RP
    Written on March 25, 2018
    Roy Patterson
    "Fantasy books are some of my favorites. I really had high hopes for The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales but this book really left me feeling disappointing. I did not really enjoy this story at all."
  61. #64
    GH
    Written on April 13, 2018
    George Han
    "The Pretty Monsters: Stories is a great choice in fantasy books, written for young-adults. It contains 9 stories, and will provide plenty of entertainment."
  62. #65
    AC
    Written on April 13, 2018
    Andrew Chapman
    "Last Call is one of my favorite fantasy books. The writing in the book is superb and it really makes you feel like you are part of this made up world."
  63. #66
    GS
    Written on April 17, 2018
    Gary Shaw
    "Caged in Darkness is one of the best fantasy book"
  64. #67
    BJ
    Written on March 22, 2018
    Brittany Jenkins
    "I love the Avatar series and The Lost Scrolls: Water (Avatar) was no exception. The story is compelling and the illistrations are fantastic. I hope Teitelbaum writes more of these for many years to come. I've even started sharing them with my son who also loves them."
  65. #68
    AK
    Written on March 19, 2018
    Ankita Kapur
    "Best story. Very attractive topic"
  66. #69
    PS
    Written on March 24, 2018
    Peter Schultz
    "A very well written book. It has entertained me for hours so far and look forward to it every night."
  67. #70
    MB
    Written on April 5, 2018
    Melissa Burns
    "While I think the book is definitely a great fantasy book I think you should buy the first one in the series before this one. I think the price is fair. I would recommend this book to others."
  68. #71
    SB
    Written on March 16, 2018
    Scott Bryant
    "I first encountered this book around 10 years after it was published and I decided to read it just because Lion King was coming out at the same time and everyone was in the lion/wild cat mood. Fortunately this book was nothing like that children's movie. The book had an intense atmosphere with a seriously menacing villain. My only complaint of the book is that it's not longer."
  69. #72
    RB
    Written on March 18, 2018
    Ruth Bradley
    "This is a great series to read if you are interested in fantasy books. Very detailed and a page turner"

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Best fantasy books
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 The Dark Tower Books 173 Paid
2 The Lord of the Rings Books 136 Paid
3 Neverwhere Books 122 Paid
4 The Handmaid's Tale Books 95 Paid
5 The First Law Books 77 Paid
6 Alice's Adventures In Wonderland Books 61 Free
7 A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) Books 50 Paid
8 Harry Potter Books 32 Paid
9 The Hunger Games Books 8 Paid
10 The Light is the Darkness Books 0 Paid
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