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If you’ve been looking for the most exciting and most anticipated new fae books then you’re at the right place. We collected the most thrilling, adventurous, and romantic fae book series, and fae books for adults and young adults who can’t get enough of magic, lush fantasy worlds, epic stories, and the fae.

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You’ll find here brilliant new books about fae that will take you on epic adventures, lush retellings, and swoon-worthy romance novels that’ll take your breath away. Explore stories set in dangerous kingdoms filled with fae, vampires, witches, ruthless kings, werewolves, and powerful magic. No matter if you love clean romances, fairy tale fantasies, or dark academia books you’ll find here something you’ll love.

10| A Throne of Shadows by Tessonja Odette – New Fae Book Series, April 2022

A Throne of Shadows by Tessonja Odette - New Fae Book Series, April 2022

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If you love fantasy stories about outlaws then you should pick up A Throne of Shadows. The story follows Cora who gets framed for murder and is now hiding in the forest and practicing her magic.

When she realizes that her enemies hunt down and kill faerie creatures she decides it’s time to take revenge. She gets some help from Prince Teryn who secretly just wants the bounty that’s on Cora’s head to save his kingdom from bankruptcy.

However, the feisty outlaw can’t be fooled that easily. Cora gets ready for the coming war that’s stemming from ancient feuds and forgotten fae magic.

A Throne of Shadows is a magical new fae fantasy book series for young adults and adults who love YA novels like Throne of Glass, Air Awakens, and Shadow and Bone.


9| Dark Fae by Caroline Peckham – New Dark Fae Books, January 2022

Dark Fae by Caroline Peckham - New Dark Fae Books, January 2022

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Are you looking for new dark academia books with a fae twist? Then Dark Fae is the right choice for you.

Get ready for an epic story filled with vampires, werewolves, cutthroat kings, and fae, of course. The story takes place at the dangerous Aurora Academy that’s run by two of the most powerful clans of Solaria. However, these deadly kings will soon taste the vengeance of Elise the lilac-haired vampire girl who is ready to take revenge for her brother’s murder.

Dark Fae is a thrilling new dark fae book with romance and a spooky dark academia setting.


8| The Dark One (Vicious Lost Boys #2) by Nikki St. Crowe – New Dark Fae Books, April 2022

The Dark One (Vicious Lost Boys 2) by Nikki St. Crowe - New Retelling Peter Pan Books, April 2022

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This deliciously dark Peter Pan retelling is perfect for YA and adult readers alike who love dark fantasy books. The second book of the Vicious Lost Boys retelling books series is just as spooky and thrilling as the first one.

In this series, Neverland is not all sunshine and fun because there is something dangerous and dark haunting the forest. As if the lurking of this sinister power wouldn’t be enough Captain Hook and the Fae queen are getting ready for a bloody battle to win control of Neverland.

Wendy tries to help the Never King get back his shadow but even then she’s not sure if she can find a place for herself. It’s a thrilling read with a great enemies to lovers vibe. If you’re looking for new retelling books with fae then you should check out this new dark fantasy book series.

The Dark One is one of the best dark fae books of 2022, not only for Peter Pan fans but horror and dark fantasy book lovers too.


7| The Masked Fae by Shari L. Tapscott – New Fae Romance Book, January 2022

The Masked Fae by Shari L. Tapscott - New Fae Romance Book, January 2022

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If you’re looking for new fantasy romance books with fae then put The Masked Fae on your TBR because it’s a classic and beautiful romance story. Its main character is Alice who travels through the forest to meet the famed Fae marquee. The Fae marquis now owns her family’s estate after Alice’s brother lost their fortune in a wager.

During her travels, she’s attacked by goblins but a masked stranger rescues her and warns her to leave the forest. However, Alice keeps going and ends up working for the Fae marquee’s mansion where she soon learns that he is not as heartless or cold as she previously thought.

Alice secretly gets visits from the handsome masked stranger and soon she finds herself torn between the two men. if you’re looking for new vampire books with fae then you should check out this dark story.

The Masked Fae is one of the most sweeping high-fantasy new fae romance books of 2022.


6| Flame and Crystal Thorns by Kay L. Moody – New Fae Book Series, May 2022

Flame and Crystal Thorns by Kay L. Moody - New Fae Book Series, May 2022

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How about a magical trip to Faerie an enchanting but dangerous land where humans clash with fae? Then go on a journey with Chloe a human girl who vows never to return to the land of faes, Faerie. She settles in nicely in the world of humans as the town apothecary.

Soon she gets a visit from an old fae friend who begs her to return. Chloe first refuses but soon changes her mind when she learns that mortals are using iron to hold an entire castle full of fae hostage including Chloe’s older sister and her sister’s beloved.

Chloe returns and with the help of a new mysterious magic and her also new and very handsome fae companion sets out on an epic adventure to save her sister and all Faerie before it’s too late.

Flame and Crystal Thorns is a lush romance fae book series for YA and adult readers who love fairy tales.


5| Promised in Fire by Jasmine Walt – New Fae Book, January 2022

Promised in Fire by Jasmine Walt - New Fae Book, January 2022

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New York Times bestseller Jasmine Walt returns with a new fae book series for adults who love steamy, slow-burn romance, heart-pounding elemental duels, and unmatched world-building.

This brilliant love story is between an all too powerful fae girl and a lonely dragon who’s the last of his kind. Adara was raised earth fae realm even though she’s a water fae. Unfortunately, she can’t control her magic which makes her useless and dangerous at the same time.

After an accident, hidden magic inside Adara gets to the surface and she has to run if she doesn’t want the ruthless king to use her powers for horrible deeds.

During her journey, Adara awakens Einar from his enchanted slumber. Einar is the last of his kind, the last dragon who hates faes and wants nothing to do with any. The two however an unexplainable passion between them and they also have to find a way to save the land from destruction and darkness.

Promised In Fire is a new fantasy fae book series for adults who love spicy romances and epic duels.


4| The Curse of a Faeblood by M.K. Lorber – New Dark Fae Book, April 2022

The Curse of a Faeblood by M.K. Lorber - New Dark Fae Book, April

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Looking for a new spicy fae book with an epic love story between a human and a Faeblood? Then you’re in luck. Ember was raised in isolation and after her only family, her mom, is murdered she’s forced to go on the run.

The Kingdom of Morvak is a dangerous place especially for humans because the greedy ruling Faeblood wants to control the human population. However, Gavyn an elite fighter and cunning leader of his village will not back down so easily.

Gavyn and Ember fight together to save what they hold dear and have to decide if they will let themselves embrace the passion smoldering between them even though it would cause pain to their gound family.

The Curse of a Faeblood is one of the most anticipated new dark fae books for adults who love grumpy heroes and steamy happily-ever-afters.


3| Compelled to be Fae by Lola Glass – New Fae Romance Book, January 2022

Compelled to be Fae by Lola Glass - New Fae Romance Book, January 2022

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Compelled to be Fae is the last book of the beloved Sacrificed to the Fae King series. This magical novel will take you to the fae world of Avalon where you’ll meet Auden and Noa again. The two have to find a way to break the bonds in Avalon to help the fae finally be free from the pain after all the female faeries died.

Compelled to be Fae is one of the most anticipated new fae book series of 2022 for fantasy lovers.



2| The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones – New Fae Books, August 2022

The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones - New Fairy Tale Retelling Book, April 2022 (Small)

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This magical story will take you to a kingdom in Wales where magic and conflict are a part of everyday life and it follows Mer who is familiar with both. Mer is the last living water diviner and she has been running and hiding from the prince who wants to bound her into his service.

Mer goes on a dangerous journey to destroy the magical well so she can finally find peace. If you’re looking for new retelling books with fae then check out this magical novel.

The Drowned Woods is an ethereal fantasy YA fae retelling novel that’s perfect for adventure fairy tale lovers.


1| Prince Of The Dark Fae by Lindsey Devin – New Fantasy Romance Fae Book, February 2022

Prince Of The Dark Fae by Lindsey Devin - New Fantasy Romance Fae Book, February 2022

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Looking for a romance fae novel with a witchy twist? Then this spicy fantasy story is for you. The story follows Isla who works as a seamstress for the light fae along with her sisters. Her life is not easy and her only nice thing is a pendant she found as a child and kept hidden ever since.

Until an unfortunate night at a ball when her hidden pendant gets the attention of the King and Queen of the light fae. Turns out the pendant was stolen but when Isla is asked to take it off and return it she can’t take it off. She’s called a witch and gets banished to the dark fae land where Thane the handsome dark fae prince claims her.

Isla feels hunger for Thane too but can’t be sure if he truly wants her or just her mysterious and powerful pendant. If you want your fae dose and also love new books about witches then put this magical tale on your TBR.

Prince of The Dark Fae is one of the most anticipated new steamy and dark fae romance books of 2022 for adults.

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