Excited for Shadow & Bone to drop on Netflix this April? SAME. But waiting is hard. So, here are 9 fantasy books we think you should read while you wait!
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
The dragons of Callipolis could certainly give the volcra of the Shadow Fold a run for their money… or would it be their wings?
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
We have a feeling Laia and Alina Starkov would have a lot to talk about when it comes to their respectively… complicated relationships with the Nightbringer and the Darkling
The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz
Looking for more courtly intrigue with deadly stakes? You’ll only have to traverse the border from Ravka to Avantine!
Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore
Even though we know who eventually ends up on the throne of Ravka, we won’t spoil anything… but we’re sure Queen Bitterblue of Monsea could use some tips to rebuild her kingdom after her father’s horrific rule. Ruling a magical kingdom isn’t a task for the faint of heart.
A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy
Siblings vying for the same throne only ever turns out well for… well, just one of them. Let’s hope Eva and Isa Killeen manage to survive together longer than Nikolai and Vasily Lantsov.
Stormbreak by Natalie C. Parker
Who would win in a battle of ships on the seas: Caledonia Styx or Sturmhond (better known as Nikolai Lantsov)? Their respective crews would be loyal until the bitter end, but you’ll have to read the Seafire series before you place your bets.
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
We’re a sucker for anything to do with schools for magic, so if you want more magic lessons after visiting the Grisha at Ravka’s Little Palace, it’s time to join Sunny Nwazue on her journey to master her abilities!
Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson
Destinies. High stakes. Finding out that your destiny is tied to the fate of your kingdom and that there are quite high stakes awaiting you on the journey ahead. Maybe Alina Starkov can give Ara some tips?
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
We’re pretty sure that if the Darkling somehow ended up in the city of Kos, no sin-eater would be able to consume his sins and survive. You have a pretty hefty rap sheet there, Mr. Aleksander.