Because who doesn’t automatically fall in love with the high fae???
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.18
When Feyre kills a faerie, she is dragged to the magical world Fae world, doomed to live there as reparation. But even as Feyre’s feelings soften for her grisly captor, she finds there are still much darker things going on in faery land.
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.09
When Jude was seven, a redcap murdered her parents and ~adopted~ her and her sisters. Growing up a human in faerie land is not easy, and Jude had to get used to casual cruelties, swearing that she will one day be better than them, or at least worse. Especially then the cruelest of them all, Prince Cardan. Jude’s wish lands her in a world of poisons, assassins, and court intrigue.
- The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
Genre: Steampunk Fantasy
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.01
The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has been living in exile until his family are tragically killed in an “accident.” With no choice but to accept the throne with know knowledge of court politics or who a possible assassin might be, he travels to the Imperial Court. The young Goblin emperor finds keeping the throne, being on edge lest someone betray him, and trying to find even just one true friend, is much more difficult than he imagined.
- The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.77
Edinburgh, 1844. Lady Aileana is the most beautiful maiden. But she’s not just some aristocratic lady. Aileana can also see what others can’t: the faery race that loves slaughtering humans. Since her mother died, she has been learning how to kill them. Aileana is a Falconer, the last of the humans who has the gift to hunt and kill fae in order to save the world.
- Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.65
Liza had always heard that the war between humans and fae devastated both sides. Fae hadn’t bothered their world since, and the humans were still recovering, dealing with a consequence like the dark threatening forest surrounding Liza’s town. But then, Liza discovers she has a faerie ability: she can see the future and the past. Knowing this, she flees home, finding faerie world and answers.
- Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.04
MacKayla recently discovers she is a sidhe-seer, one who can see the fae. She found this gift after she traveled to Ireland to find answers to her sister’s murder. Even as the walls between fae and human came down, Mac searches for answers, and she is shadowed by an Alpha Faerie, Jericho. When the boundaries crumble, Mac knows she has a more important mission: she needs to find Sinsar Dubh, an elusive faerie who has a dark magic book and with it comes the power to control both worlds
- Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.69
Aislinn has the ability to see fae, but she pretends to be blind like the other humans to stay safe. Now a fae is stalking her. Kennan is asking her questions Aislinn is afraid to answer. But it’s too late–Kennan is the Summer King, intent on making Aislinn his Summer Queen. Whether she wants it or not.
- The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.89
A stranger starts watching Meghan from afar. Her best friend starts being overly-protective. Meghan knows something is about to change, and perhaps she has been expecting this ever since she saw her dad disappear at six. But the truth is not what she thought. Meghan is the daughter of a mythical faerie king and a pawn in a war. Will she be able to stop this war, face evil, and maybe win the heart of a prince?
- Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Genre: Paranormal Urban Fantasy
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.76
October “Toby” Daye is a changeling, half-human, half-fae. After being scorned by the fae world, Toby wants to turn her back on her faerie heritage, but they have other ideas. When Countess Evening Winterrose is murdered, her dying curse is that Toby investigates and Toby is magically bound to it, meaning she has to take up position of knight errant and reform broken alliances. Stepping into a perilous position, Toby realizes if she doesn’t find the countess’ killer, then her own life is forfeit.
- An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Genre: High Fantasy
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.65
Isobel is a painter for the fae who value human arts. When Isobel receives her first patron, the autumn prince, Rook, she decides to paint mortal sorrow in his eyes–a mistake that could cost Rook the throne and even his life if one saw this weakness. In anger, Rook takes Isobel to stand trial in the faerie world for the crime. But when he arrives, something is amiss, and they are attacked on all sides, forced to ally with each other for survival, even if that leads to more dangerous emotions.
- The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.83
1871. Tiki and her fellow orphans are making a home for themselves in a hideaway by Charring Cross Road. To survive, the pickpockets of unsuspecting Londoners. One night, Tiki steals a ring and that theft leads to events that could kickstart a war with the fae. But there are so many people who want the ring–anther handsome pickpocketer, a group of unseelie….
- Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Genre: YA Fantasy
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.75
In this mesmerizing novel, Laurel develops a pair of wings. This change leads on a journey of magic, romance, and fae.
- Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.67
Deirdre is shy but a gifted musician. Music isn’t her only gift. She’s a cloverhand; she can see faeries. She finds herself attracted to a mysterious stranger, Luke. Trouble is, Luke is a gallowglass–a soulless faerie assassin. Another dark faerie soldier, Aodhan, is stalking Deirdre. Both Luke and Aodhan, though enemies, have the same tasks from the Queen. To kill Deirdre before her music questions the Queen’s sovereignty.