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Posted 4/11/16
So, I'm a complete sucker for faerie books, but it's so difficult to find good ones! My favorite ~series~ involving fae is The Mist duology by Kathryn James, I've read the first in the Iron Fey series too but it's proving difficult to find the rest of the books in the UK (apart from Amazon which is less of an option for me) so I was wondering, what are your favorite fae novels/series? What would you recommend? I'd love your honest opinions, I trust them more than paid reviews

I've got the Splintered books which have a subtle fae theme, but it's not enough to get me excited for it.
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Posted 4/12/16
Oh I recommend just about anything by Holly Black. But particularly these three books: "Tithe," "Valiant" and "Ironside."

All three have a great story, attractive, realistic characters (but no Bella Swans or Edward types), and delve into the beautiful and terrifying world of the fey. The books get into the seelie and unseelie courts, how they work, different kinds of faeries and magic... There's romance, adventure and a wee bit of tragedy thrown in, which helps to impress how dangerous it is to get involved with the fairy realm.

They're also not that long, maybe about 300 pages or so? And despite being in the Y.A. section (which has never been a problem for me) they have some adult themes without that boring prose that many "adult" fantasy books have, which makes them easy to read. I doubt you'll be disappointed.
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Posted 4/15/16
If we are including elves in the category of fae, then I would definitely have to rank Tolkien's Lord of The Rings Trilogy near the top of my list.
I also enjoyed the YA series Fable Haven by Brandon Mull. Another favorite set would be The Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore which is part of Forgotten Realms. I definitely have to include J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. I do love Tinkerbell! I know I am forgetting so many with as much fantasy as I read, but those are few that come to mind.
I will try to post some more current suggestions or favorites when I am not drawing a blank. I guess it has been too long of a day
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Posted 4/26/16 , edited 4/26/16
I listened to Daughter of the Forest audiobook a few months back. Kind of a long story, but the fae play a pretty strong role in the retelling of The Six Swans.

And while not always about fae, the Dresden Files series extensively makes use of the farie courts with a modern twist. *It's safe to skip to book 3 or 4 if you want to start with heavy faerie involvement.
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Posted 4/30/16 , edited 4/30/16
There's Terry Brooks books. He's got a series called The Magic Kingdom of Landover starting with Magic Kingdom for Sale/sold.

The Shannara series has many chronicles. I'll try to list some of them;
The Word and Void Series (starts out as a cross between paranormal and urban fantasy horror)
The Shannara Chronicles
The Scions of Shannara
The Voyage of Jerle Shannara
The Defenders of Shannara
The Heritage of Shannara
The Dark Legacy of Shannara
The Genesis of Shannara
Legends of Shannara
High Druid of Shannara
Paladins of Shannara


There's Lisa Shearin with the Raines Benares series that starts with Magic Lost, Trouble Found
Laurell K Hamilton has a Merry Gentry series

Jeff Wheeler has a Whispers from Mirrowen series
Wen Spencer has an Elfhome series starting with Tinker
Richelle Mead has a Dark Swan series starting with Storm Born
Illona Andrews has a Kate Daniels series starting with Magic Bites
Anne Bishop has the Tir Alainn trilogy starting with The Pillars of the World
Karen Marie Moning has a Feverborn series starting with Darkfever
Kalayna Price has an Alex Craft series starting with Grave Witch







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Posted 4/30/16 , edited 4/30/16
I like both the Fever and Highlander series, by Karen Marie Moning. These are mature reads, and do include sexual and violent themes. The Highlander series is notably more lighthearted and humorous than the Fever series. The Fever series is quite dark. My favorite is The Immortal Highlander, which induces quite a few fits of laughter, for me.
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aeb0717 wrote:

I like both the Fever and Highlander series, by Karen Marie Moning. These are mature reads, and do include sexual and violent themes. The Highlander series is notably more lighthearted and humorous than the Fever series. The Fever series is quite dark. My favorite is The Immortal Highlander, which induces quite a few fits of laughter, for me.


Yes they're adult reads so is Laurell K Hamilton stuff. Lisa Shearin books are more light hearted.
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