Struggling on What to Read After ACOTAR? 29 Fantasy Romance Books to Read Next

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Books Similar to ACOTAR Series

If you are still trying to recover from reading the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, then you aren’t alone!

This curated list will help figure out what to read after ACOTAR so you can keep living in the fantasy romance world. 😍

What to Read after ACOTAR Series

1. Kingdom of the Wicked

Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches living secretly among humans. When Vittoria is found murdered, Emilia sets out to seek vengeance and meets Wrath, one of the Wicked princes of Hell tasked with solving the series of women’s murders on the island.

2. House of Earth and Blood

Bryce Quinlan’s perfect life is shattered when her closest friends are murdered by a demon, prompting her to investigate the crimes. She is joined by Hunt Athalar, an enslaved Fallen angel who is offered freedom in exchange for helping Bryce find the murderer. As they search Crescent City’s underbelly, they uncover a dark power that threatens their lives and discovers a passionate connection between them.

3. Throne of Glass

Celaena Sardothien, an ex-assassin, is summoned to the castle to compete in a tournament to win her freedom from the salt mines, but soon discovers that an evil force is lurking in the castle and she must fight to survive and protect her world.

4. The Cruel Prince

Jude, a human, is taken to the treacherous High Court of Faerie when she is seven years old. Ten years later, she must defy the wicked Prince Cardan in order to win a place at the Court and become embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions. In the midst of a civil war, Jude must risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters and Faerie itself.

5. The Atlas Six

In The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake, six uniquely talented magicians are chosen to join the Alexandrian Society, a secret society of power and prestige. The chosen must face their enemies and allies alike in order to join the ranks of the Alexandrians, but not all of them will survive the year.

6. Shadow and Bone

Alina Starkov is an orphaned soldier who discovers she has dormant magical powers which she must master in order to save her country from the Shadow Fold and reunite a war-ravaged kingdom. Along the way, she will uncover secrets of her past and make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves.

7. From Blood and Ash

Poppy is chosen from birth to usher in a new era, but when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard, enters her life, duty and destiny become tangled with desire and need. Meanwhile, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance, putting Poppy’s life at risk as she struggles to remain worthy of the gods.

8. Zodiac Academy

Tori and Darcy are thrust into a new world after they discover they are Fae. They must prove they are the most powerful supernatural in the kingdom in order to claim their birthright. The school is full of danger, with vampires, werewolves, sirens, and a dragon shifter who has their eyes on the protagonist’s throne. Tori and Darcy must survive and learn their powers in order to beat down their classmates and claim their throne.

9. Savage Land Series

Nineteen-year-old human Brexley is thrown into the most feared prison in Eastern Europe, Terrorhaz, where she must learn to survive with the worst of fae and human criminals. Here she meets the legend, Warwick Farkas, and must fight for her life in The Games, a fight to the death where only one survives.

10. Rhapsodic: The Bargainer Series

Callypso Lillis is a siren with a magical bracelet of IOUs that can only be removed by death or repayment. When the Bargainer, a man who can get anything for a price, comes to collect, he and Callie must work together to save the Otherworld from an evil that has been awoken.

11. An Ember in the Ashes

Laia and Elias are two people living under the Martial Empire, a brutal world inspired by ancient Rome. Laia is a slave and Elias is a soldier, and neither are free. When Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, she is forced to make a decision and risks her life to spy for rebels from within the Empire’s greatest military academy. There, Laia and Elias meet and realize their destinies are intertwined, and their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

12. A Discovery of Witches

Diana Bishop, a young scholar, and descendant of witches, as she discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, summoning a fantastical underworld which she navigates with her vampire geneticist leading man.

13. Realm Breaker

In Victoria Aveyard’s Realm Breaker, Corayne an-Amarat is the last of an ancient lineage and the last hope to save the world from destruction. She is joined by a band of unlikely companions, including a squire, an immortal, an assassin, an ancient sorceress, a forger, and a bounty hunter, to stand against a vicious opponent and an army determined to burn all kingdoms to ash.

14. A Curse so Dark and Lonely

Harper is unexpectedly transported to an enchanted land where she meets Prince Rhen, who is cursed to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over and turn into a vicious beast. Together, they must break the curse and save the kingdom from destruction.

15. These Hollow Vows

Brie, a woman who hates the Fae, must pose as a potential bride for Prince Ronan in order to gain access to the Seelie court and steal three magical relics. Along the way, she finds herself falling for Ronan and being seduced by the mysterious leader of a band of Unseelie misfits, forcing her to decide who to trust with her loyalty and her heart.

16. The Iron King

Meghan Chase is a secret daughter of a mythical faery king and a pawn in a deadly war. She must use her powers to save her little brother and find love with a young prince who may not be so willing to accept her.

17. Serpent and Dove

Lou, a witch, takes shelter in the city of Cesarine and meets Reid, a huntsman of the Church who is determined to follow the principle of not allowing witches to live. Despite their differences, the two are forced into an impossible situation – marriage – and Lou must make a choice between her feelings and her identity.

18. Furyborn

This book follows the stories of two prophesied queens, Rielle and Eliana, whose paths cross in a cosmic war that spans millennia and determines the fate of their world. Perfect for fans of epic and dark fantasy YA, dual POVs, and strong female characters.

19. The Shadows Between Us

Alessandra is determined to gain power by marrying and then killing the Shadow King, but she must compete with others trying to do the same while also struggling not to lose her heart to him.

20. Six of Crows

This book follows a group of six dangerous outcasts on an impossible heist, which may be the only thing that can save the world from destruction.

21. King of Battle and Blood

Isolde de Lara is forced to marry vampire king Adrian Aleksandr Vasiliev in order to end a years-long war, but her assassination attempt is thwarted and she is threatened with becoming the undead if she tries again. As she navigates the brutal vampire court, she discovers the reason why Adrian chose her as his consort, which will shatter her world.

22. A Ruin of Roses

Nyfain, the golden prince and last dragon shifter, is the only one keeping his kingdom alive. When he catches Finley trespassing in the forbidden wood, he takes her back to the castle as his prisoner and seeks to use her to save the kingdom from a curse put upon them by the mad king. However, it would mean taming the monster beneath his skin and giving herself to him, which would mean her ruin.

23. A Shadow in the Ember

Seraphena Mierel is chosen before birth to be the Consort of the Primal of Death, but her true destiny is to be an assassin and make the Primal of Death fall in love with her and then end him. Along the way, she discovers a passion she never knew she was capable of feeling, but her life is still forfeit as she is forever touched by both Life and Death.

24. To Kill a Kingdom

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all, but a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. Meanwhile, Prince Elian is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world and hunts sirens as his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman, she promises to help him find the key to destroying all of siren kind for good, but can he trust her?

25. The High Mountain Court

Remy, a nineteen-year-old red witch, is on a quest to save her people from the Northern Court King, who has slaughtered her family and placed a bounty on red witch heads. She teams up with Prince Hale of the Eastern Kingdom and his companions to find lost relics and discover if she is ready to secure her legacy.

26. What Lies Beyond the Veil

The Veil has protected humans from the Fae of Alfheimr for 400 years, until it shatters and unleashes the Fae upon the world. Caelum saves Estrella from the Wild Hunt and they form an alliance and passionate bond as they try to survive and protect their hearts from the Fae.

27. The Bridge Kingdom

Lara, a warrior princess trained in isolation, is sent as a bride under the guise of peace to the Bridge Kingdom, a route through a storm-ravaged world that enriches itself and deprives its rivals. As she infiltrates her new home and gains a deeper understanding of the war to possess the bridge, Lara begins to question her role as hero or villain and her feelings for the King of the Bridge Kingdom transform from hostility to passion, forcing her to choose which kingdom she’ll save and which she’ll destroy.

28. Compelled to be Fae

In Compelled to be Fae by Lola Glass, November must use their newfound magic to break the bonds tying fae to their gone and forgotten mates, while avoiding being hunted by Len, in order to survive.

29. Prince of the Dark Fae

A young seamstress finds herself in hot water with the King and Queen of the Light Fae after being accused of stealing a pendant. Banished from the land of the Light Fae, she is claimed by the Dark Fae Prince, who offers her the chance to be his queen. However, she must be wary of the cost of saying yes in a land where trickery and cruelty are celebrated.

Wrap up

I hope this list has helped you find what to read after ACOTAR! These books are all similar and in the fantasy romance genre. If you need even more book recommendations go check out this post with I will burn the world down for you trope or check out this Goodreads list of recommendations.

Comment below and let me know what your favorite books to read after ACOTAR are. 👇

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