While 2020 has nearly become a curse word, it has been a really good year in books. So what are the most outstanding fantasy books of 2020?

The best fantasy books of 2020
The best fantasy books of 2020
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Our unread pile of books might be glaring at us from a corner but that’s not going to stop us from buying more books! So here is a list of the best Fantasy books of 2020 to help you with your next book haul! These are some of the best books of 2020 and they will leave you breathless!

‘House Of Earth And Blood’ By Sarah J Maas.

House Of Earth And Blood
House Of Earth And Blood

The best-selling author of “Throne Of Glass” and “A Court Of Thorns and Roses” series published her first book in the “Crescent City” series this March! Readers say it’s a world of magic, blood, and a sexy romance that is phenomenal. Goodreads rates House of Earth and Blood 4.4 stars out of 5.

Bryce Quinlan is a party animal who loses her best friend to murder. However, when the prime suspect is arrested the murders show no sign of stopping. Bryce decides to take matters into her own hands. Helping her is the notoriously handsome Hunt Athalar, the fallen angel fighting for his freedom! When the duo starts digging into the secrets of Crescent City, mysterious events are set in motion

There have been whispers of a cliffhanger at the end of this book! And what’s more, “Crescent City” is rumored to be a trilogy, and the second book is expected to be released in November 2021. We can certainly hope for a lot of action from Maas. Go and grab a copy before spoilers reach you!

‘A Sky Beyond The Storm’ By Sabaa Tahir

A Sky Beyond The Storm
A Sky Beyond The Storm

The thrilling conclusion to the best-selling “Ember In The Ashes” quartet by Sabaa Tahir will be here by this December! “A Sky Beyond The Storm” will answer many unanswered questions from the previous three books! If you haven’t started the series yet, what are you doing? Go buy these books and see for yourself the mastermind behind the characters. Most of “The Ember Quartet” readers are desperately praying for a happy ending but with an author whose favorite word is malevolence, is that even possible?

“The Ember Quartet” is a Roman-inspired fantasy that focuses on the lives of Elias and Laia. Elias is an elite soldier and Laia is a slave as well as a spy. There are several more characters with no clear allegiance. Most of the characters do terrible things but you want them to do better because you love them! Except for the commandant! She’s just evil!

Goodreads give “The Ember Quartet” as a whole an average rating of 4 and above. “A Sky Beyond The Storm” is rated as 4.1. For people who don’t like reading ongoing series, you have no excuses now. The conclusion will be here by December and now is the perfect time for you to catch up.

‘Blood & Honey’ By Shelby Mahurin

Blood & Honey
Blood & Honey

Sequel to one of the most searing debuts of 2019, “Blood & Honey” hit the shelves early September! “Serpent & Dove” by Shelby Mahurin was considered to be one of the most acclaimed books of the year 2019 and it left us with a heartstopping cliffhanger! This might be the perfect spooky read for this October!

“Blood & Honey” is the middle book in a trilogy that is loosely based on the Salem witch trials. “Serpent & Dove” is about how a witch and a witch hunter are forced to be married! Yes, it’s good as it sounds. Full of sizzling romance, deadly magic, and French culture, “Serpent & Dove” left the readers struggling at a critical juncture. “Blood & Honey” continues Lou and Reid’s story! Will their love survive the wrath of the witches?

Goodreads rates “Blood & Honey” as a 3.8 read. But don’t be deceived! This book has just been released and the reviewers are whispering something about a cliffhanger at this sequel’s end. For readers who love the enemies to lovers trope, you might have found the perfect fit for you!

‘The Invisible Life Of Addie La Rue’ By V.E. Schwab

The Invisible Life Of Addie La Rue
The Invisible Life Of Addie La Rue

It won’t be much of an exaggeration to say that “The Invisible Life Of Addie La Rue” is the book of the year. V.E. Schwab is very well known for her “Shades of Magic” series and the NYT bestselling author says that this book is very special to her. It hit the shelves this October and Victoria Schwab says that this book has been brewing in her head for 10 years! With the author’s stunning prose and her penchant for unexpected twists, we expect the “The Invisible Life Of Addie La Rue” to be phenomenal!

The book revolves around Addie La Rue, a French girl who makes a Faustian bargain to live forever but to be forgotten by everyone she meets So starts the journey of Addie La Rue across centuries, who tries to leave a mark to be remembered but cursed to be forgotten! Then suddenly, after 300 years, a young man in a bookstore remembers Addie and her name! What happens next?

Goodreads gives Addie’s story a whopping 4.5 stars! The hashtag #IRememberAddie is trending among bookstagrammers and booktubers! Addie La Rue, a girl cursed to be forgotten, is destined to be remembered by every reader who reads this magical tale!

‘A Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes’ By Suzanne Collins

A Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes
A Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes

The world was shaken up when Suzanne Collins introduced Katniss Everdeen via “The Hunger Games” Trilogy. Now she returns with a prequel set in the same universe but set 64 years before Katniss! If you are still undecided, the tale is told from the perspective of the villain of “The Hunger Games”, Snow! This gorgeous book was released this May!

Arguably the beginning of YA dystopia, “The Hunger Games” captures our hearts with its thrilling tale! We get to see the backstory of the infamous President Coriolanus Snow. But Snow, during the Tenth Hunger Games, is just an 18-year-old young man whose been given his one shot at glory- to mentor the winning tribute of the Hunger Games! He’s been given the female tribute of District 12 to mentor and we all know District 12 is the poorest of Districts. Will Snow beat the odds?

Goodreads rate The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes at 3.8. With widely different views coming from various reviewers, you should definitely try this one if you are a Hunger Games fan! Plus people are whispering that this is no redemption arc!


Those are the books, along with so many others, that makes 2020 one of the very best years in books. So if you are searching for something to read, you just might have found the perfect one! Happy reading!