25 Exciting Books Like A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Are you a fan of Sarah J. Maas’s bestselling and award-winning series, A Court of Thorns and Roses? If so, then you’re in luck. Here you’ll find 25 of the best books like A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Diverse and captivating, these books have all the adventure, romance, and mythic elements that ACOTAR fans crave. From thrilling tales of star-crossed lovers to epic fantasy sagas, this list has something for every type of reader.

Get ready to embark on a journey to extraordinary realms and unforgettable characters. Here are the best books to read for ACOTAR fans!

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Poppy’s life has never been her own, with the looming threat of the gods layering judgment on her future. But when a dashing guard enters her life, Poppy finds herself questioning her destiny. And when a fallen kingdom appears from the shadows, Poppy must battle to create a future of her own. 

From Blood and Ash is an utterly enthralling fantasy romance for fans of Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Get ready for a steamy fantasy romance about two star-crossed lovers and their fight for a future of their own.

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House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Love the enemies-to-lovers trope, angels, demons, and kickass heroines? Look no further than Sarah J. Maas’s Crescent City series. 

House of Earth and Blood follows Half-Fae, Half-human Bryce Quinlan, who seeks justice for the brutal murder of her closest friends. Along her journey, she enlists the assistance of the infamous Fallen angel Hunt Athalar, as they work together to take down the killer. Get ready for a story full of magic, danger, and a steamy romance.

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The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent

Oraya, adopted daughter of the Nightborn vampire king, is determined to carve her place in the world and prove she’s not easy prey. To do that, she joins the Kejari tournament, hosted by the Goddess of Death. 

With fierce warriors joining the fray, survival will be difficult, especially when an unlikely partnership with a mysterious rival, Raihn, develops into an attraction that may be even more dangerous. 

Will Oraya escape the Kejari alive…or will love be her ultimate undoing? Find out in The Serpent and the Wings of Night!

The Serpent and the Wings of Night is a mesmerizing fantasy romance rich with deadly magic, bloodthirsty rivals, and court intrigue. For fans looking for books like A Court of Thorns and Roses, this page-turner is a must-read.

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Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett

Fans who love Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses will be delighted by Emily Wilde’s Encyclopedia of Faeries. Written by Heather Fawcett, it’s an enchanting fantasy world filled with mesmerizing world-building, captivating characters, and dangerous magic. 

Cambridge professor Emily Wilde delves into the Fair Folk realm and compiles the first comprehensive encyclopedia of faerie lore. But when she visits the quaint village of Hrafnsvik, Emily’s research is challenged by her rival Wendall Bambleby, an insufferable academic with an air of mystery. Will Emily and her project prevail or will Wendall be the one to come out on top?

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What Lies Beyond the Veil by Harper L. Woods

For nearly 400 years, the Veil has kept humans safe from the Fae of Alfheimr. But when the Veil suddenly falls, Estrella’s life is put in mortal danger by the Wild Hunt. Her only chance of survival is a mysterious stranger, Caelum, who comes to her rescue.

Looking for books like A Court of Thorns and Roses? Look no further than What Lies Beyond the Veil, a mesmerizing fantasy romance brimming with danger, magic, and spice.

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass, the captivating series by Sarah J. Maas, is the perfect pick for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses. It follows Assassin Celaena Sardothien as she embarks on an unforgettable journey full of dark secrets, treacherous foes, and compelling political intrigue. 

In a dangerous world where lies are commonplace and death is a constant threat, Celaena must compete against 23 of the most ruthless killers, thieves, and warriors for the chance to become the King’s Champion and win her freedom. But the Crown Prince and the Captain of the Guard have their own plans for her. 

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Experience the timeless plight of V.E. Schwab’s hauntingly captivating The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

Follow Addie, a young French girl determined to escape an arranged marriage in the 1700s, as she strikes a deal with a dark power that renders her invisible and forgotten by those around her. Spanning centuries, Addie’s journey of loneliness and moral dilemmas leaves readers wondering if there’s escape from the price of immortality. 

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A Fate of Wrath and Flame by K.A. Tucker

Gifted thief Romeria’s night takes a strange turn when a mysterious woman tricks her into a dangerous quest to save her husband. Imprisoned for killing the king and queen, Romy must find a way to freedom and a magical stone hidden within Islet’s sacred garden. 

Fans of ACOTAR will find plenty to love in K.A. Tucker’s A Fate of Wrath and Flame. This enemies-to-lovers fantasy brims with political intrigue, magical twists, and a blossoming romance. Get ready to be spellbound! 

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Gild by Raven Kennedy

Step inside the luxurious castle of King Midas with Auren and discover a world of captivating romance, magical secrets, and heart-pounding suspense. Auren’s newfound paradise quickly reveals its true nature as a gilded cage. But the tranquility of her new home is ultimately threatened by a looming danger at the castle gates. As Auren’s life is forever changed by deals made to protect her, no one will remain unscathed.

Sarah J. Maas fans, rejoice! Gild is the perfect read for you. Filled with all the hallmarks of a thrilling fantasy, Gild is the perfect book to escape into and get lost in.

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Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa

Callie Lillis is a modern day bounty hunter with a mysterious past. Seven years ago, she made a deal with The Bargainer—a powerful being from another realm. But with each request, The Bargainer’s price grew higher, and eventually he ignored Callie’s call. 

Now, The Bargainer has come to collect on the favors Callie owes him. Desperate to get rid of her debt, she agrees to help him save the Otherworld from an invisible foe, not knowing she has the power to defeat it. 

Fans of ACOTAR can’t miss Rhapsodic, a slow-burning fantasy romance where the villain gets the girl. Pick it up and get ready for a wild ride!

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The Prince’s Poisoned Vow by Hailey Turner

Follow four remarkable individuals on a journey to redefine their destinies and the course of the world: Eimarille Rourke, the princess with a yearning to escape captivity; Soren, with a powerful magic burning through his veins; Vanya Sa’Liandel, the forgotten spare who unexpectedly rises to become crown prince; and Caris Dhemlan, a gifted inventor whose future lies with the Clockwork Brigade. 

Fans of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses, rejoice! The Prince’s Poisoned Vow is the perfect read for you. Packed with forbidden romance, political intrigue, and betrayal, this epic fantasy is not to be missed. Harness the power of four unlikely heroes and immerse yourself in Hailey Turner’s unputdownable page-turner.

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A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Born to serve as consort to the Primal of Death, Sparaphena Mierel destiny comes to fruition when she embarks on a deadly mission to assassinate the Primal of Death. With intricate world-building, emotion-packed drama, tense action, and a breathtakingly complex high fantasy romance, A Shadow in the Ember will captivate your imagination.

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To Bleed A Crystal Bloom by Sarah A. Parker

For those looking for books like A Court of Thorns and Roses, check out To Bleed a Crystal Bloom. The intoxicating dark fairy tale retelling of Rapunzel overflows with angst, mystery, and otherworldly magic. 

Follow Orlaith, a 20-year-old sole survivor of a bloody massacre, as she struggles with the haunting memories of that night. Without the High Master Rhordyn’s help, she might have been lost to her nightmares long ago. But through 19 years of wardship, her unrequited feelings for him have grown almost all-consuming. The game of shadows and secrets will be tough, but Orlaith must step out of the dark if she has any hope of playing. Prepare to be entranced from the very first page.

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Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey

From the moment Phédre nó Delaunay is indentured as a child, her fate is changed forever by her charismatic nobleman owner. He educates her in the arts of history, theology, politics, foreign languages, and pleasure, and soon she is a masterful spy in her own right. When Phédre discovers a plot that puts her homeland in peril, she forgoes the constraints of her station and does whatever she can for her country. This unputdownable fantasy series is full of suspense and intrigue—a thrilling ride for any reader.

Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Dart series offers readers an unforgettable journey into a wonderfully realized world of intrigue and adventure. With a captivating story of love, duty, and the pursuit of justice, Kushiel’s Dart has everything fans of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses could hope for and more.

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

When Laia’s brother is captured by the Masks, an oppressive military group, she must make a risky bargain with the Resistance to save him. In exchange, she agrees to enter the infamous Blackcliff Military Academy as a spy. There, Laia meets Elias, the Commandant’s son who desires freedom from his tyrannical mother and his role as a Mask. 

With deception, danger, and forbidden romance, An Ember in the Ashes is an enthralling saga of epic fantasy. Brimming with fierce characters and dangerously slow-burning relationships, get ready to be held captive by this timeless page-turner.

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The Crown of Oaths and Curses

When the fates beckon, you must answer the call. 

Rooke Eveningstar, a Witch of the Woods, is unwillingly thrust into the chaotic Southern Lands, home of the Savage Prince who harbors an intense hatred of witches. Faced with the daunting task of saving the Kingdom from ruin, Rooke and Prince Soren must find a way to work together, despite their mutual distrust and entirely unwanted fated mate bond.

The Crown of Oaths and Curses is an enchanting fantasy romance brimming with dangerous fae, deadly magic, and political intrigue. Fans looking for books like A Court of Thorns and Roses will definitely enjoy this unputdownable romantic fantasy.

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

For fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses, The Cruel Prince is a must-have addition to any bookshelf. 

At seven, Jude’s life is tragically upended when she is abducted and taken to Faerie. Years later, she seeks to fit in despite her mortality – until she finds herself at the center of a deadly game of politics between the High King’s youngest son and the Fae. 

Filled with political intrigue, romance, and magical happenings, The Cruel Prince is the perfect slow-burn YA fantasy for any reader.

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Fans of ACOTAR will love A Curse So Dark and Lonely, a thrilling retelling of Beauty and the Beast

Meet Prince Rhen, cursed to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth birthday, and Harper, a girl with her own inner struggles and a knack for taking action. When Harper witnesses a kidnapping in action, she intervenes and ends up in Emberfall, where she must help the cursed prince to break the spell by risking her heart for him. 

Experience their enemies-to-lovers journey of adventure and self-discovery in this slow-burn fantasy romance.

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Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L. Wilson

Dive into the magical world of C.L. Wilson’s Lord of the Fading Lands, where true love knows no bounds. Follow the journey of Fey King Rain and a woodcarver’s daughter, Ellysetta, as they strive for a life of eternal love. Rich in detail and bursting with emotion, this book is perfect for fans looking for books like  A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Kaz Brekkar is a criminal prodigy on the brink of an impossible opportunity – one that will require the perfect team of outcasts. Featuring the Wraith, a sharpshooter, a genius, a Grisha with deadly magic, and a deadly hunter, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is an epic tale of crime and adventure perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. 

Filled with suspense, morally gray characters, and antiheroes, this exhilarating read is sure to keep readers at the edge of their seats. Embark on a daring mission to infiltrate the world’s most secure fortress and rescue a key prisoner in Six of Crows.

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Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Fantasy fans looking for books like A Court of Thorns and Roses, this one’s for you. Serpent & Dove is a slow-burn fantasy romance that follows the story of Louise le Blanc, a witch hiding in the city of Cesarine to escape persecution. But when Reid Diggory, a Chasseur (huntsman) for the Church, pulls a sly stunt they become husband and wife, leading to an forbidden enemies-to-lovers romance between Louise’s clever wit and Reid’s questionable morals. 

With magic, witches, and ruthless villains, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat and captivated by the action. Find out what happens when Lou and Reid face off against an uncertain future.

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The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten

Thirteen-year-old Lore was able to escape a cult hidden in the catacombs, but for the next decade, she had to keep her true identity and death magic hidden. But when Lore’s extraordinary power is exposed, she is thrust into the dangerous, dazzling court of the Sainted King. With her life in peril, Lore must traverse the treacherous halls of the royal court and prove she has the strength to survive. 

In The Foxglove King, Hannah F. Whitten takes readers on an enthralling journey to a stunning fantasy realm overflowing with politics, deadly magic, and passionate romance. For fans of ACOTAR, The Foxglove King is a riveting read that offers an unforgettable journey.

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Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova

As one of the rarest and most feared Moria, Renata Convida was an ideal pawn for the monarchy. But Renata has since grown into a powerful Whisperer, determined to free her unit commander Dez from the clutches of the wicked Sangrado Prince. With no plan in place, Renata returns to the palace in a bid to save her comrade. What she doesn’t expect is the formidable force of the Sangrado Prince. 

Fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses will devour this unputdownable fantasy series. Incendiary is a thrilling adventure that delves into a captivating and unpredictable world.

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette Ferrar’s deadly touch has resulted in her being detained for a crime she never wanted to commit. Yet in a stroke of luck, the Reestablishment, the same institution that put her away, recruits her with plans of weaponizing her. Held captive by Warner, the son of the enemy and poster boy of the Reestablishment, Juliette must find a way to reign over her powers before she becomes a puppet of the Reestablishment. 

Shatter Me is the perfect fantasy series for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses. Filled with action, suspense, and unexpected turns, readers won’t be able to put it down. Join Juliette on her journey as she battles her inner demons, fights her captors, and takes control of her own destiny.

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