30.7.15

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?

And if you're feeling like buying, click the covers! Some of the proceeds go to your humble, broke blogger.

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?