Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting. Fantasy is generally distinguished from science fiction and horror by the expectation that it steers clear of technological and macabre themes, respectively, though there is a great deal of overlap between the three (collectively known as speculative fiction or science fiction/fantasy)

In its broadest sense, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians, from ancient myths and legends to many recent works embraced by a wide audience today, including

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
The Once and Future Witches
Magic Lessons (Practical Magic, #0.1)
The Tower of Nero (The Trials of Apollo, #5)
Kingdom of the Wicked (Kingdom of the Wicked, #1)
Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky, #1)
Among the Beasts & Briars
Return of the Thief (The Queen's Thief, #6)
The Hollow Places
Ring Shout
The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction
Lightbringer (Empirium, #3)
A Golden Fury
The Midnight Bargain
The Lives of Saints (Grishaverse)
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  • How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air, #3.5)
    Ready Player Two (Ready Player One, #2)
    Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive, #4)
    Archangel's Sun (Guild Hunter, #13)
    The Awakening (The Dragon Heart Legacy, #1)
    Magical Midlife Invasion (Leveling Up, #3)
    The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0)
    The Bone Witch (The Osseous Chronicles Book 1)
    The Haunting of Brynn Wilder
    Mission: Planet Biter (Veslor Mates, #4)
    The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)
    A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1)
    Secrets of the Sword 1 (Death Before Dragons #7)
    Iron Prince: A Progression Sci-Fi Epic (Warformed: Stormweaver Book 1)
    A Game of Thrones by George R.R. MartinJ.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set by J.R.R. TolkienThe Name of the Wind by Patrick RothfussThe Way of Kings by Brandon SandersonThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
    The Best Epic Fantasy (fiction)
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    The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerOutlander by Diana GabaldonThe Time Machine by H.G. Wells11/22/63 by Stephen KingA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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    Graceling by Kristin CashorePoison Study by Maria V. SnyderThrone of Glass by Sarah J. MaasFire by Kristin CashoreHowl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
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    City of Bones by Cassandra ClareForbidden by Tabitha SuzumaVampire Academy by Richelle MeadDelirium by Lauren OliverPerfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
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    The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingCity of Bones by Cassandra ClareHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)
    The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6)
    A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
    The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
    A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
    The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
    The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
    The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
    A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)

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