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!
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!
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!
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!