The Rise of Faes and Necromancer

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If there’s a paranormal being I’d love to read more, it’s definitely Fey and Necromancer.

However, they are pretty rare being to encounter in YA fantasy or paranormal compared to their vampires, werewolves, mermaids, and witches siblings. I really don’t understand why not many people write more books about them, and why not many people reading more about them. I mean, Feys (or fae, the fair folk in general) are tricky creatures who can’t tell lies, but will speak in roundabout way which is VERY interesting to deduct and guess. Not to mention the courts they have: spring, summer, winter, night, day, seelie, unseelie…. you name it, each comes with ethereal world building and intriguing power struggle. Meanwhile, Necromancers can raise the dead… and command them! If there’s one power that always fascinate and intrigues me, it’s always underworld-power related such as raising the dead, shadow travel, bending the light, etc.

Luckily, lately I’ve seen a lot of rise in books about feys and necromancers. At first I didn’t realize it, especially with the necromancers since they are pretty obsecure. Most of the books usually use “raising the dead” or calling them wizard/witch which caused me to not realizing it immediately, but after seeing a few books, I realized I will get more fey and necromancer books to be added to my TBR!

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Today I will share with you some recommendations on fey and necromancers, based on the books I already read, as well as some books on my tbr! There are definitely more than what I put on this post, but if you’re looking for books with similar creatures, I hope this list will be sufficient. Let’s get started!

Fey Read

  • The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa || The old classic and the must read book for all fey lovers, this book is like a “starter book” on all things fey. The premise is super similar with The Cruel Prince except that our MC has to save her little brother instead of having her whole family killed. This series is SO GOOD and I’m definitely due for a reread.
  • Need by Carrie Jones || Very very underrated. This book set in a cold Maine town, where the pixies (feys) are horrible as in they kill and suck blood, and they also has blue skin and fangs and all that scary things. There’s also shapeshifters and mentions of Valhalla, and this is another series I am due for a reread.
  • The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare || Admittedly, the amount of feys in this series are not so much, but the depiction of the Seelie and Unseelie in this series really intrigued me. Not to mention the Unseelie queen is really scary and someone you shouldn’t mess with! I can’t wait to read The Dark Artifices because it will be centered more on the feys!


  • The Darkest Part of the Forest and The Cruel Prince by Holly Black || Holly Black has proven herself as queen in YA paranormal. First making a buzz with THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN (which, I haven’t read either), her next books also create a lot of hype in YA community. The Darkest Part of the Forest and The Cruel Prince both are about feys, which is what this list about, and while I want to read The Cruel Prince ASAP, I heard it has references towards The Darkest Part of the Forest. I don’t want to miss ANYTHING so I might as well read it first.
  • Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev || Honestly the more I read the summary, the more I don’t understand but it seems like a really good book and it’s been on my tbr for so long.
  • The Immortal Circus by A.R Kahler || As the name suggest, this book is basically about fairy courts in circus, with the Queen as the ringleader and the rest of the courts of circus players. Apparently there are some murder and runaway mortals but honestly, this book had me at “circus” and “fairy court”.
  • Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr || Another “starter books for YA feys”,  this is an old series that I have yet to read. According to the goodreads summary, our MC has always been able to see feys and the summer king is determined to make her his queen. It sounds like something I would totally enjoy years ago, but now I’m not so sure. Will I still read it? Absolutely!

Necromancer Read

  • Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride || A VERY underrated book, this is one of my pre-blogging book and it’s been so long that I barely remember the details. What I know is I love it a lot, it’s still my favorite books today despite not remembering any details and it involves a sassy talking head.
  • Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott || Why do I keep rereading underrated series and fell in love with them? It’s hard to find someone I could gush with! The necromancer does not appear until the second or third book, but BOY I fell in love with him despite him being hundred years old and have cool/scary ability of necromancing.

Necromancer TBR

  • Necromancing the Stone by List McBride || Despite this book being released in 2012, I just found out this sequel like last year or the year before and obviously, I want to read it.
  • Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh || Our mc job is literally a master necromancer, which retrieves soul to prevent them from going into zombie-mode… except someone is intentionally causing the dead to be in zombie-mode.
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco || It was pretty hyped up last year and the second book is coming out this year… I haven’t read it yet but it sounds really good and the covers are soo pretty!

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And that’s it! What is your favorite paranormal creatures? Have you read any of these books? Do you have any books that I haven’t list? Let me know down below!



23 Replies to “The Rise of Faes and Necromancer”

  1. I’m lucky that my fave paranormal happens to be vampires, since there’s never a shortage of those books lol. But I do have a rec for you! The Creepy Hollow series by Rachel Morgan is a great YA fae series. I haven’t heard of some of these books on your list though, so I’ll have to check them out since I like fae and necromancers too!


  2. We really need a fey necromancer. 😀 In the meantime I can recommend Johannes Cabal series if you like Necromancers and dark humor.


  3. If you’re willing to commit to a long series the follow up series to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, The Heroes of Olympus, has a character that is a necromancer.They are middle grade series but I really loved them. The powers are shown in the Percy Jackson series but are much more prevalent in the Heroes of Olympus series. I love necromancer stories as well, so I’ll definitely be adding you’re recommendations to my TBR


  4. Hi there! First of all, I’ve been owing you a visit back ever since you stopped by my blog oh… About 2 months ago! Also Uma rec’d your blog so I’ve been wanting to stop by just for that reason also! Sorry I was so slack over ‘the silly season’ but I’m back now and trying to catch up!

    I think there’s been a pretty terrific rise of Fae in fantasy lately! I read The Iron Fae but wasn’t a huge huge fan. I did enjoy it and I think it explored the fantastic creatures so well but the MC was a bit of a tough one for me to enjoy! It still must say something about the whole thing though if I read all the books. 🤣

    I’ve also enjoyed Sarah J Maas’s series of A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass, both of which feature the Fae.

    Bone Witch is on my TBR but my favourite necromancy series has to be Abhorsen by Garth Nix. I read the original trilogy and need to catch up on the other couple of books he’s released! I loved that world.

    Awesome post and great topic!


    1. Thank you Di! And please relay my thanks to Uma as well! 😀 I love Iron Fey when I was younger but considering how much my reading taste have changed, I probably will find a hard time dealing with Meghan too if I reread it now 😀 I heard amazing things about ACOTAR but at the same time, people said it’s bordering on NA (some said it IS NA) and I don’t read them so now I’m scared… I’ve heard great things about Garth Nix books, really really can’t wait to read them!


  5. I love books about both the fae and necromancers! It was great for a while during 2010-2014ish and then there as this void for a while which was like dropping off the edge of a cliff. The Iron Fey and Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel remained two of my favorite series to reread during the void. I loved the world-building of the fae worlds and the themes and atmospheres associated with necromancers. You’re totally right though, Tasya; it seems like there’s a new influx of fae and necromancer-centered books and I’m so excited! I haven’t had a chance to read some of the new releases but it’s going to be a highlight of this year.

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks


  6. HOLLY BLACK IS MY FAVE, and you should 10000% read her books, including the Curseworkers trilogy. I loooved The Darkest Part of the Forest, and The Cruel Prince, the latter is especially amazing for fey-fans, because the vast majority of it takes place in the world of the fae. AND IT IS SO LUSH AND GORGEOUS, BUT ALSO WICKED, AND OH, JUST READ IT!! I can’t wait to read Reign of the Fallen! It sounds amazing, and that cover is freaking gorgeous. Great post! 🙂

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques


  7. Ooh, I’m definitely with you on the whole fae thing! They’re probably my favorite urban fantasy creatures, and they rarely get any screen time in books compared to others, which I hate! 😭 I read The Cruel Prince and loved it, so I’m looking forward to The Darkest Part of the Forest as well! And I know An Enchantment Of Ravens has fae as well, which I’m hyped about! 😄


  8. I am happy you posted this, because I am looking for a good Fey book to read for my bookish bingo winter card (must fill whole card). I have read all the Clare and Iron Fey books. I have to check out Need (I am trying to read a book I have or is on Overdrive/Hoopla).


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