Beating Book Hangover: The fantasy edition

book hangover                         fantasy

The only thing worse than missing out on a good book is reading it and loving it, only to have it cruelly ripped out of your life like the heart from a man's chest. By some kind of cannibal. Just roll with it.

This horrible post-book feeling is known as "book hangover," and there's only one good way to beat it: read another amazing book. Seems easy, but in the moment, when you've turned the last page and are groaning in the fetal position on your floor, it can be difficult to think of a suitable successor. I'm here to save your soul. Find the book you're missing, and try one of these matches! And as I am but one person, I know there are great ones I'm missing. What are your recs?

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ICYMI: Check out my post at Deadly Darlings, why #WeNeedDiverseBooks is more than checking off boxes!

so you're hungover on fantasy...

lush, lyrical high-fantasy 

atmospheric urban fantasy 

quirky urban fantasy 

action-packed, adventurous fantasy 

fairy tales and fae 

romantic retellings 

light, whimsical fantasy  

dark, magical realism

a final recommendation... 

How do you beat book hangover?  Are there any good reads I'm missing?  


  1. I haven't read like 85-90% of these books, so I'm excited to start reading them. I was a fantasy fan for awhile, but lately I've been reading more contemporary. Time to get back into some fantasy books! I loved Throne of Glass and The Orphan Queen!

    Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic

    1. I hope you enjoy! Fantasy is my favorite genre, so I'm always happy to recommend books. And if you loved ToG and TOQ, then I think you'll enjoy many of these!

  2. OMG love this post. I'm saving it so I can come back here for more books. I see a few that are excellent already. I'm 60% through with An Ember in the Ashes and I think it will be my first 5 stars review! Thanks for sharing :)
    I'll feature this on my Sunday Post

    1. Aw, thank you! I'm glad it's helpful! I plan to do these for a bunch of different genres, so you if you have suggestions, I'd love to hear them!
      Thanks! <3