Throne Of Glass has had young adult fantasy fans everywhere hooked. It’s fast-paced, action-filled and an form of escapism not to be missed. But have you encountered these similar reads?
If you loved Throne of Glass and have been searching for a world as easy to escape to, then why not try one (or all) of these action-packed fantasy-fueled alternatives. Especially recommended for fans of Throne Of Glass, these novels will be sure to keep you turning the page.
Fans of Throne Of Glass will love this because: It explores a fantasy realm where those who are gifted are enslaved by the king, until an unlikely meeting leads to an epic, but dangerous adventure.
Graceling was a debut novel for Kristin Cashore. This fantasy story aimed at young adults follows the novel’s protagonist, Katsa, who has had the ability to kill a man with her bare hands since turning eight. But this unusual skill isn’t necessarily a gift. Katsa embarks on a mission to uncover a sinister secret hidden far far away. Page turning ensues as disbelief becomes suspended, just as it did the first time you read Throne Of Glass.
2. The Girl Of Fire And Thorns
Fans of Throne Of Glass will love this because: It’s a fantasy novel in which our female protagonist is chosen for greatness.
A novel debut for Rae Carson, The Girl Of Fire And Thorns is highly recommended for fans of Throne Of Glass. Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elise, the younger of two princesses, is chosen this time. A handsome king of a country in turmoil makes her his secret wife, savage enemies search for her, and a revolutionary who looks at her as no one else ever has thinks she could be the saviour of his people. If you’ve been looking for an alternative fantasy world to dive into then this is perfect.
3. Red Queen
Fans of Throne Of Glass will love this because: It’s a story of teenage rebellion within a fantasy world.
Red Queen is a novel debut for the fabulous Victoria Aveyard. The book is the first in a very promising fantasy series, which is not yet complete. In this book, we find a world divided between those with red blood and those with silver blood. Enjoy the journey through a world of betrayal and lies with themes of a public divide and demise as echoed through the corrupt government in Throne Of Glass.
4. Best Served Cold
Fans of Throne Of Glass will love this because: It’s set in an epic, chaotic fantasy world.
From author Joe Abercrombie, Best Served Cold is a stand-alone read set in an epic fantasy world at war. The world is separated into different kingdoms, each ruled and governed independently. Monza Murcatto, the most infamous of all mercenaries has become very popular due to her consecutive victories. Blood must be shed, armies must march and cities must burn. Revenge is always Best Served Cold. This one is sure to spark interest with fans of Throne Of Glass.
5. Shadow And Bone
Fans of Throne Of Glass will love this because: It’s set in a fantasy world where darkness and magic work hand in hand.
Shadow And Bone from Leigh Bardugo is full of fantastical edge-of-your-seat anticipation. The novel follows Alina Starkov, who’s never been exceptional at anything. In a brave effort to save the life of her best friend, she reveals a hidden power, a power so remarkable that it could just be the answer to setting their divided country free. This world is ideal for fantasy fans to escape into.
6. The Young Elites
Fans of Throne Of Glass will love this because: It’s a novel set in a fantasy world in which the protagonist has dark abilities that don’t belong.
The Young Elites is a fast-paced fantasy from author Marie Lu. A decade ago a deadly illness known as blood fever took hold of this world, killing most of those it touched. Those who were lucky enough to survive were left with strange markings. Our protagonist, Adelina, was left with an unusual scar where her left eye once was and her dark hair turned silver. Some survivors are believed to have mysterious unworldly gifts, and though their identities must remain anonymous, collectively they become known as The Young Elites.