45 Highly-Anticipated Fantasy Books 2024

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Strap in for a wild ride and explore the most exciting fantasy releases coming our way in 2024!

From Kristen Ciccarelli’s Heartless Hunter, a romantasy novel sure to make hearts flutter, to the new voices of the genre, such as Molly X. Chang’s To Gaze Upon Wicked Gods, to Sarah J. Maas’s highly-anticipated House of Flame and Shadow, to the year’s most-awaited Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett, this list will have you diving into the new year with some of fantasy’s greatest stories!

For more new releases, you can check out these exciting fantasy and romance books from 2023

January Fantasy Books 2024

Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White by Amélie Wen Zhao

Release Date: January 2nd

In the highly-anticipated sequel to the riveting novel Song of Silver, Flame Like Night, Lan and Zen find themselves on opposite sides of a war that will force them to make impossible decisions. Find out what happens in Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White.

The Atlas Complex by Olivie Blake

Release Date: January 9th 

The six rival academics are back – and the stakes have never been higher! In Olivie Blake’s riveting conclusion to her groundbreaking trilogy, they’ll confront seemingly insurmountable odds in their quest for the ultimate prize: limitless power. 

Somewhere in the Deep by Tanvi Berwah

Release Date: January 9th

Seventeen-year-old Krescent Dune has no choice but to accept a deadly deal in order to wipe out her debts. But the task of keeping her hunting party alive while delving deep into the treacherous mining caves beneath the island seems almost impossible. 

So Let Them Burn by Kamilah Cole

Release Date: January 16th

In her debut novel, So Let Them Burn, author Kamilah Cole weaves an enchanting Jamaican-inspired YA fantasy. The heart-pounding tale explores the themes of sisterhood, riveting lore, dragons, and the unbreakable bonds that unite us, perfect for fans of The Priory of the Orange Tree.

Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett

Release Date: January 16th

Emily Wilde is back! Still basking in the success of writing the world’s first encyclopedia on faeries, Emily finds herself thrown into an even greater quest when fae assassins appear in Cambridge. She and former rival Wendell Bambleby must now embark onto an entirely new adventure into the land of Faerie. Join Emily and Wendell on their magical journey in Emily Wilde’s captivating sequel to Emily Wilde’s Encyclopedia of Faeries.

Faebound by Saara El-Arifi

Release Date: January 23rd

In this new epic romantic fantasy, two elven sisters become trapped in the seductive world of the fae, where danger and temptation lurk.  

Destroy the Day by Brigid Kemmerer

Release Date: January 23rd

In the epic conclusion to the Defy the Night series, Prince Corrick and Tessa Cade are in a race against the clock to save the kingdom and find their way back to each other before it’s too late.

House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: January 30th

Experience the epic third installment of Sarah J. Maas’s cinematic Crescent City series, where the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar. From Fallen angels, to fae, to sizzling romance, House of Flame and Shadow is a masterful blend of fantasy and excitement.

A Fragile Enchantment by Allison Saft

Release Date: January 30th

In A Fragile Enchantment, magical dressmaker Niamh Ó Conchobhair is asked to create something truly special—a gown for a royal wedding. Unknowingly, she finds herself in the middle of a royal scandal that spreads like wildfire after a gossip columnist hints at her chemistry with the soon-to-be groom. 

These Deadly Prophecies by Andrea Tang

Release Date: January 30th

These Deadly Prophecies is a fantasy murder mystery that follows sorcerer’s apprentice Tabatha Zeng as she tries to uncover the killer of her boss to clear her name.

February Fantasy Books 2024

The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett 

Release Date: February 6th

If you have ever wanted a fantastical reinvention of Holmes and Watson, Robert Jackson Bennett has answered your prayers with The Tainted Cup. When a high Imperial officer is found dead with a tree emerging from his body, the mysterious and seemingly impossible circumstances of his death attract the attention of the brilliant investigator Ana Dolabra. Rife with magic, secrets, and puzzling mysteries, The Tainted Cup will have you donning your detective hat.

Bride by Ali Hazelwood

Release Date: February 6th

It’s time to sink your teeth into Bride, Ali Hazelwood’s foray into the paranormal genre. When Alpha Lowe Moreland and Vampyre Misery Lark are forced into a marriage alliance to bridge the divide between Vampyres and Weres, they become embroiled in political schemes, deadly situations, and wild adventures.  

All This Twisted Glory by Tahereh Mafi

Release Date: February 6th

Dive back into the dangerous and magical world of This Woven Kingdom with the third installment: All This Twisted Glory. Follow Alizeh, the long-lost heir to the Jinn throne, as she embarks on a thrilling quest to take back the kingdom she’s been denied for far too long. Packed with high stakes, courtly intrigue, and forbidden love, All This Twisted Glory cannot come soon enough.

The Warm Hands of Ghosts by Katherine Arden

Release Date: February 13th

From the author of The Bear and the Nightingale comes The Warm Hands of Ghosts, a darkly beautiful historical fantasy novel about a WWI combat nurse who embarks on a journey into the trenches to find her presumably dead brother.

An Education in Malice by S.T. Gibson

Release Date: February 15th

The sequel to the seductive story A Dowry of Blood, titled An Education in Malice, is about to be released soon! This dark academia tale is a sapphic reimagining of Carmilla, filled with bloodthirsty professors, sinister games, and intense rivalries. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to miss it!

Heartless Hunter by Kristen Ciccarelli

Release Date: February 20th

In a world where witches are hunted and forced to hide in the shadows, there is nothing more treacherous than a witch hunter falling in love with a witch. Brimming with magic, dark secrets, and forbidden romance, Heartless Hunter is perfect for fans of romantasy and might just become one of your favorite fantasy romance books of 2024!

A Tempest of Tea by Hafsah Faizal

Release Date: February 20th

No one can touch Arthie Casimir’s infamous Tearoom—an upscale business by day and an underground haunt for the dangerous vampires of White Roaring by night. But when her lucrative enterprise is threatened, Arthie strikes a bargain. She must assemble a ragtag crew of scoundrels and misfits to infiltrate the deadly world of Athereum, the notorious vampire society. 

A Fate Inked in Blood by Danielle L. Jensen

Release Date: February 27th 

From the bestselling author of The Bridge Kingdom comes A Fate Inked in Blood, a Norse-inspired fantasy romance series about a shield maiden, a person with the blood of the gods, who finds herself battling to unite a nation while fighting her growing attraction and forbidden feelings for the charming son of the tyrannical king.

March Fantasy Books 2024

The Prisoner’s Throne by Holly Black

Release Date: March 5th

In the breathtaking finale of The Stolen Heir duology, Prince Oak is held captive in the icy north by a merciless new queen. As High King Cardan and High Queen Jude rush to his rescue, Oak must rely on his own cunning to outwit his captors and make a fateful choice.

Sunbringer by Hannah Kaner

Release Date: March 12th

Return to the thrilling world of Hannah Kaner’s Fallen Gods series with the epic sequel to the TikTok sensation Godkiller, Sunbringer.

Empire of the Damned by Jay Kristoff

Release Date: March 12th 

In the thrilling, blood-soaked sequel to Empire of the Vampire, bestselling author of the Nevernight Chronicle, Jay Kristoff, returns to the action-packed tale. Now Gabriel de León is back in this action-packed saga and is determined to uncover the key to Daysdeath, even if it means forming a pact with the enigmatic vampire, Liathe.  

The Emperor and the Endless Palace by Justinian Huang

Release Date: March 26th

Embark on a mesmerizing love story that transcends time and space in the genre-defying debut novel by Justinian Huang. The novel follows two men across three timelines – 4 BCE, 1740, and present-day Los Angeles – as they are repeatedly reborn and drawn to each other. This is a tale of their enduring love.

April Fantasy Books 2024

Court of Wanderers by Rin Chupeco

Release Date: April 2nd

In the irresistible sequel to Silver Under Nightfall, vampire hunter Remy Pendergast and his royal vampire companions-turned-something-more, Lord Zidan Malekh and Lady Xiaodan Song, return to face a threat that grows more and more ominous.

A Witch’s Guide to Magical Innkeeping by Sangu Mandanna

Release Date: April 2nd

Sera Swam’s life took an unexpected twist when she resurrected her great-aunt Jasmine from the dead and lost her own magic as a result. Exiled from her guild, she now finds herself helping run an inn with her Aunt. But when she hears whispered rumors of an ancient spell book that could bring her magic back, Sera turns to the mysterious Luke Larsen, a historian, and her latest one-night-stand, for help. 

The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo

Release Date: April 9th

From the award-winning author of the Grishaverse franchise and the Alex Stern series comes The Familiar, a thrilling historical fantasy. Luzia Cotado has no idea she’s caught the eye of Antonio Pérez, the corrupt secretary to Spain’s king, until she’s suddenly thrust into a world of magic, politics, and dangerous schemes. Desperate for help, she turns to Guillén Santángel, an immortal familiar with his own hidden secrets. 

To Gaze Upon Wicked Gods by Molly X. Chang

Release Date: April 9th

Calling all fantasy fans! In 2024, look no further than Molly X. Chang’s highly-anticipated debut, To Gaze Upon Wicked Gods. Two enemies strike a deal that could break an age-old war or be the catalyst for a new one. 

The Book That Broke the World by Mark Lawrence

Release Date: April 9th

In the thrilling sequel to Mark Lawrence’s The Book That Wouldn’t Burn, the two star-crossed lovers return and now they are on the run.

Heavenly Tyrant by Xiran Jay Zhao

Release Date: April 30th

Fueled by a thirst for vengeance, Zetian is back in the long-awaited sequel to Iron Widow. After suffering a devastating loss, she’s determined to tear down the oppressive, misogynistic system. But to do so, she must take drastic measures–including teaming up with a mysterious man of dubious morals. 

May Fantasy Books 2024

Born of Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: May 7th

Born of Blood and Ash, the conclusion to Jennifer L. Armentrout’s explosive series Flesh and Fire, is one of my most-anticipated fantasy books of 2024.

The Silverblood Promise by James Logan

Release Date: May 7th

In James Logan’s exciting fantasy debut, a disgraced heir and academy dropout embarks on a perilous adventure to reclaim his lost inheritance and fulfill his father’s final wishes.

The Sins on Their Bones by Laura R. Samotin

Release Date: May 7th

The Sins on Their Bones is a queer dark fantasy story that takes place in a fantastical version of 19th century Eastern Europe, infused with Jewish mysticism and folklore. The plot revolves around two estranged husbands who are fighting on opposite sides of a civil war, and a daring spymaster who becomes entangled between them. If you’re a fan of Leigh Bardugo and C.S. Pacat, you won’t want to miss this intense and much darker tale. Mark your calendar!

Evocation by S.T. Gibson

Release Date: May 28th

David Aristarkhov—a psychic prodigy turned Boston attorney—is in a desperate situation. When the devil comes to collect on an ancestral deal, he knows his time is running out. His only hope is to reach out to the one person with the power to help him—his ex-boyfriend, Rhys. Author of the bestselling novel, A Dowry of Blood, now presents Evocation—an exciting new series. 

June Fantasy Books 2024

Mirrored Heavens by Rebecca Roanhorse

Release Date: June 4th

Return to the enchanting world of Rebecca Roanhorse’s Between Earth and Sky series in Mirrored Heavens, the highly-anticipated conclusion to the bestselling trilogy.

Dreadful by Caitlin Rozakis

Release Date: June 4th

In this wickedly sharp debut fantasy, awakens with no recollection of his life as a sinister wizard – a life that includes holding an imprisoned princess and a castle teaming with goblins. To survive this unusual and overwhelming new world, Gav finesses an unconventional plan in a bid to piece together his memory and evade an untimely fate.

Running Close to the Wind by Alexandra Rowland

Release Date: June 11th

Avra Helvaçi had no idea he was about to stumble into the biggest score of his life—the world’s most expensive secret. And when things go south, his only option is to take cover and disappear at sea. But who can he trust to help him maximize his newfound fortune? Of course, it must be his ex, the notorious pirate Captain Teveri az-Haffar! The only snag: there are a few obstacles blocking their path to success.

Of Jade and Dragons by Amber Chen

Release Date: June 18th

In the wake of Aihui Ying’s father’s death, the 18-year-old is on a mission to uncover the truth. To infiltrate the exclusive Engineers Guild—a place from her father’s past—she disguises herself as her brother to gain access to its male-only apprenticeship. Amongst the guild’s secrets, Aihui finds more than she bargained for, including forbidden feelings towards a mysterious prince. 

Children of Anguish and Anarchy by Tomi Adeyemi

Release Date: June 25th

Zélie returns to face her final enemy in the much-awaited third installment to Tomi Adeyemi’s Legacy of Orïsha series.

Foul Days by Genoveva Dimova

Release Date: June 25th

From the brilliant mind of new author Genoveva Dimova comes Foul Days, an exciting and highly-anticipated Bulgarian-inspired fantasy novel rooted in Slavic folklore. The story, pitched as “The Witcher meets Naomi Novik,” is bound to be an unforgettable page-turner and an instant hit among fantasy lovers. June 25th can’t come soon enough.

July Fantasy Books 2024

The Dissonance by Shaun Hamill

Release Date: July 23rd

From the critically-acclaimed author of A Cosmology of Monsters comes The Dissonance, a thrilling contemporary fantasy adventure. Three former students of a mysterious professor, trained in a secret system of magic, are forced to reunite to battle a demonic entity unleashed by an unsuspecting teen. 

August Fantasy Books 2024

The Girl With No Reflection by Keshe Chow

Release Date: August 6th

The Girl With No Reflection is a glittering fantasy debut from Keshe Chow, about a young woman who ventures to the royal palace to meet her new husband—only to discover the dark and sinister secrets hidden within the walls.

A Sorceress Comes to Call by T. Kingfisher

Release Date: August 20th

From the creative and inventive mind of T. Kingfisher comes A Sorceress Comes to Call, a dark retelling of the Brothers Grimm’s Goose Girl, rife with sinister secrets, forbidden magic, and mysterious deaths. 

September Fantasy Books 2024

Somewhere Beyond the Sea by TJ Klune

Release Date: September 10th

Linus, Arthur, and their six dangerous and magical children return in Somewhere Beyond the Sea, the hugely anticipated sequel to the much-loved The House in the Cerulean Sea. This time around, Arthur must confront his dark past. While doing so, he finds himself at the frontlines of a fight for the future of his family and the fate of all magical people. Mark your calendars because you do not want to miss out on Klune’s masterpiece.

A Dark and Drowning Tide by Allison Saft

Release Date: September 17th

In this captivating sapphic fantasy romance, a witty folklorist must join forces with her academic rival to solve the mysterious murder of their mentor.

November Fantasy Books 2024

The Navigator’s Children by Tad Williams

Release Date: November 12th

Find out what happens to Prince Morgan and Nezeru in the fourth and final book to the Last King of Osten Ard series.

December Fantasy Books 2024

Wind and Truth by Brandon Sanderson

Release Date: December 6th

In the long-awaited and highly-anticipated conclusion to Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive, the stakes are higher than ever and the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Find out what happens in Wind and Truth.