Fantasy

Best Fantasy Books of 2018

We have aggregated the recommendations for fantasy books from trusted experts that have been featured in prestigious publications such as The Guardian, NPR, New York Times and Washington Post among others.
The fantasy books featured in this section have a customer review rating of a minimum of 4 out of 5 stars. The ratings you see on our website are aggregated from different sources to enable you to purchase nothing but the best fantasy books.
The fantasy genre’s theme, setting, and plot revolve around magic and other supernatural forms. Fantasy is not to be confused with the science fiction or horror genre, even though there is a great deal of commonality between the three genres, as the former has got nothing to do with imaginative scientific inventions or gruesome plots.
In a wide sense, fantasy genre consists of works of several artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers from legends and ancient myths to several contemporary works read by a wide range of readers in the present.
Fantasy books are great at triggering imagination and creativity of the readers and can help them conceiving an entirely imaginative world and let their creative juices flowing as they imagine the characters, the settings, the scenarios, and view the stories inside their own heads. The books also help them to take a break from their routine lives and enter into the fantasy world for a change.
Our website features fantasy books of best-selling authors such as Naomi Alderman, N. K. Jemisin, Maggie Shen King, David Burr Gerrard, Jeff VanderMeer, among others.
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Fantasy Books
4.6 Stone Sky

The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth) by N. K. Jemisin

NPR

“A transformative cap to a series that hasn’t so much raised the bar on epic fantasy as it has fundamentally changed the genre.”

Featured in NPR’s Book Concierge Great Reads of 2017.

$13
4.0 The Power Alderman

The Power: A Novel by Naomi Alderman

Washington Post

“Excitement about this dystopian novel has been arcing across the Atlantic since it won the Women’s Prize for Fiction earlier this year in England. Alderman’s premise is simple, her execution endlessly inventive.”

Featured in Washington Post’s Best 10 Books of 2017.

$19
4.2 The River Bank

The River Bank: A sequel to Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows

NPR

“The River Bank is that species of fan fiction that unfolds new material from a beloved property with hardly a hint of a seam.”

Featured in NPR’s Book Concierge Great Reads of 2017.

$16
4.4 The Book of Dust

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Volume 1)

Washington Post

“This enthralling prequel to the ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy takes up the story of Malcolm Polstead, who must save baby Lyra.”

Featured in Washington Post’s 50 Notable Fiction Books of 2017.

$14
4.6 An Excess Male

An Excess Mall: A Novel by Maggie Shen King

Washington Post

“Through an almost satirical look into a near-future China, King’s debut makes a compelling argument that marriage is a method of societal control.”

Featured in Washington Post’s 5 Best Fantasy Books of 2017.

$10
4.0 The Epiphany Machine

The Epiphany Machine by David Burr Gerrard

Washington Post

“In this razor-sharp alternate history, Gerrard imagines the United States — mainly New York — shaped by a mysterious piece of technology: an odd sewing machine-like device called the Epiphany Machine that tattoos a short, pithy truth on a person’s arm.”

Featured in Washington Post’s 5 Best Fantasy Books of 2017.

$15