Book Recommendations If You Like ‘Fourth Wing’

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If you like Fourth Wing…

No… I loved Fourth Wing!

Actually, I MORE THAN loved Fourth Wing. I became obsessed with Fourth Wing. I enjoyed the first two books in the series as both print and audiobooks (which I HIGHLY recommend). And I don’t want to brag, but FYI I am wearing a Basgiath War College tee shirt at this very moment. #IYKYK

If you liked Fourth Wing, odds are you enjoyed the book because of how well it was written, the fantasy allure of magical, mystical beings, but also because you love romance. Not just romance, but maybe spicier than your average novel. These book recommendations to follow up Fourth Wing won’t disappoint!

In order to keep the adrenaline pumping while you wait for book three from Rebecca Yarros, pick up one of these sexy, romance reads: 

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This epic fantasy draws elements from several well-known fairy tales and is a strong follow-up to the author’s beloved Throne of Glass series! There are some spicy scenes, and the romance elements of this story are much stronger than the fantasy elements (it is obviously a Beauty & the Beast re-telling).

This is not my favorite book by this author, it feels skewed toward a younger reader – a mature young reader. I’m hoping my feelings change as the series continues! But if you liked Fourth Wing this will give you the fix you are are looking for!

“Vicious and intoxicating…. A dazzling world, complex characters and sizzling romance.” ―Huffington Post on A Court of Thorns and Roses Top Pick

“A sexy, action-packed fairytale.” ―Bustle on A Court of Thorns and Roses


The Last Tale of The Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

The worst lie you will ever tell will be to yourself. The secrets and betrayal working in this amazing read pit reality against fantasy in a very…sensual way. Loaded with mystical fairy tales and fantasy thrills and romance, you’ll see the comparison and why we recommend after Fourth Wing.

I am a sucker for excellent world building, and the atmosphere in this book just pulls you right in! House of Dreams? Sign me up.

“Chokshi’s tale is as sweet as a piece of fairy fruit, and just as wicked. Every bite is velvet, every swallow is gold, and the taste lingers like a fever dream.” — V. E. Schwab, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

“Gorgeous and ornate, this sensual fairy tale illuminates the corrosive and redemptive power of both love and lies.” — Holly Black, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Book of Night

“Decadence laced with horror . . . A delightfully meta fairy tale . . . Magic emanates from every exquisitely crafted sentence.” — Charlie Jane Anders, Washington Post

A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

Did someone say erotic? This book switches a bit from romance to the erotic genre. But don’t by shy!

This novel follows the tragic story of Hades and Persephone is one of humankind’s oldest, saddest tales. The story itself is timeless, as illustrated in this creative retelling that feels as fresh as the first time you heard the myth. Persephone falling in love with the literal God of the Dead will send sexy shivers down your spine and goosebumps up your arms.

I LOVE books about forbidden freedom, and I love retellings of myths and legends. At little infinite, I know you all love spice, goddesses, and drama. Well here you have it- this book was a perfect fit! I can’t wait for the second book in the series.


Daughter of The Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Not just fans of Fourth Wing but also 3 Body Problem (new Netflix Original Tv Series)!

This international bestseller tells the epic story inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess. A young woman has to free her mother from the most powerful immortal in the land. Alone, powerless, and afraid, she makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. Disguising her identity, she seizes an opportunity to learn alongside the emperor’s son, mastering archery and magic, even as passion flames between her and the prince.

A good quest story is definitely my jam. I was so excited to learn that this is the first book in a duology!

“An all-consuming work of literary fantasy that is breathtaking both for its beauty and its suspense.”—BookPage, starred review

“Filled with intricate world building, heartbreaking romance and mind-bending intrigue. Tan’s story is mythic in its scope yet personal in its execution . . . The result is an all-consuming work of literary fantasy that is breathtaking both for its beauty and its suspense.” — BookPage (starred review)

Mortal Follies by Alexis Hall 

I usually shy away from any book with the words “good breeding” in the description, but this one pleasantly surprised me! An alt-Regency romance with queer characters and a rich, complex fantasy setting, this is a great read for anyone who is looking for something a little different but still in their preferred genre!

“Fresh and delightful . . . All the interpersonal drama of Jane Austen meets all the complex treachery of Greek mythology.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A lovely, pitch-perfect romance, with an alternate Regency setting that is well developed and has tremendous charm. . . . Part historical, part fantasy, all top-notch queer romance.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


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