Our 10 Best Fae Romance Novels That You Can Read in 2022

If you enjoy fairy tales with a happy ending, or if you prefer romance stories full of angst and passion, but with a fantasy twist, then you will appreciate these fae romance books.

The fae are known to be mischievous and cunning, so you can bet that these fae romance novels will rock your world with their jaw-dropping plots, shocking twists, and emotionally stirring romance elements.

Let’s learn about the best fae books of all time!

10 Best Fae Romance Novels

Since the appearance of faes is becoming increasingly common in fantasy literature over the past few years, narrowing down this list to just 10 books was not an easy task.

This list contains seventeen stories that have something special and unique to offer, which is why they have been selected as my top picks.

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

A terrifying creature demands retribution from nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre when she encounters a wolf in the words.

In a treacherous realm of fae, she is captured by a lethal beast, one of the immortals who once ruled her world.

However, this beast is not always a beast. Tamlin, her captor, transforms from icy and hostile to fiery and passionate. Eventually, Feyre adapts to her new home, even developing feelings for her captor. Meanwhile, a wicked and ancient shadow has been growing within the faerie world.

Feyre must put her feelings aside in order to save Tamlin’s people and stop them from destroying Tamlin.

‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a romantic twist from enemies to lovers.

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2. The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air Series) by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air Series) by Holly Black

It is a captivating modern fairytale set in an alternate world. Jude (and her twin Taryn) are both human, but their older sister, half-fae Vivi, is not.

A few days after discovering that she was pregnant with Vivi, their mother fled to the human world. However, they were unable to remain hidden from the wicked King for very long.

There are many fey who hate humans, especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and most evil son of the High King.

Amidst palace intrigues and deceptions, Jude discovers her ability. But, when betrayal threatens, Jude must sacrifice her life in order to protect her two sisters and her young brother.

Jude and Taryn embrace this wondrous and terrifying world, finding their place among the creatures, beasts, miseries, and fears.

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3. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

It is most well known that Cassandra Clare is known for her series, The Mortal Instruments, which is a fantasy romance story that follows two shadowhunter lovers as they battle demons and rogue shadowhunters to destroy evil in the world.

The Blackthorn family is a shadowhunting family, with Mark and Helen as the only members who are part faerie.

Mark lives with the Wild Hunt, where he meets a beautiful faerie prince named Kieran, and Helen is sent away to Wrangle Island to live in exile.

Their father, Andrew Blackthorn, tells the story of his forbidden love for a fae, Lady Nerissa of the Seelie Court, and the consequences of that love for their children.

The Dark Artifices Trilogy begins with this book.

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4. Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

The six-year-old daughter of Dana Hathaway is fed up with her alcoholic mother. As usual, Dana came home drunk, so Dana decided to leave home and go visit her mysterious father in Avalon.

Avalon was a magical and enchanting place. It was the home of the Faeries. She is a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who possesses magical powers, and the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, things become hostile for her.

Almost everyone wants to use Dana’s immense powers for evil purposes. Dana does not trust anyone. She is unsure of her place in this world. Action and suspense abound in the Glimmerglass series.

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5. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

MacKayla’s sister was murdered, and a cryptic message left on her cell phone reveals a subtle hint as to who might be responsible.

When Mac reached Ireland, she encountered greater challenges that required her to travel to Ireland in order to find the answers.

In order to survive, she must master powers she never realized she possessed. She must also discover a gift that allows her to connect with the magical world that she had never experienced before.

The more she explores the hidden world, the more clear it becomes that she has a clear mission. She is here to find the sinsar dubh, which is rumored to be an all-powerful Dark book. Whoever possesses it will be able to control both worlds.

It is a deadly game that she is playing as well as discovering what happened to her sister.

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6. The Iron King – Julie Kagawa

The Iron King – Julie Kagawa

As a six-year-old child who never fit in school or at home, Meghan’s life was always moving on a strange path since her father disappeared abruptly one night.

As her best friend tried to protect her, she witnessed a dark, strange mythical creature stalking her from a distance. She knew that her life was about to change forever.

It was a shock to her, however, to discover that she is the daughter of a mythical Faery king. It is her human heart that remains intact, and as a result, she learns just how far she is willing to go in order to save their loved ones from this mysterious evil force.

There is a lot of drama and suspense in this popular fae romance book.

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7. Curse of The Wolf King – Tessonja Odette

Curse of The Wolf King – Tessonja Odette

The past is behind Gemma Bellefleur, and she wishes to forget the humiliation and broken heart that she suffered on that day.

Gemma became a sensation once again after she was captured by a trickster fae king and threatened to hold her for ransom.

In order to save himself from the curse of a plague, King Elliot was ready to do anything in order to save himself.

It is possible for Gemma to capitalize on the situation and negotiate with the King for her freedom. All she needs to do is to protect the King from death. Will Gemma be able to sacrifice her life in order to save the King?

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8. The Shadows Between Us – Tricia Levenseller

The Shadows Between Us – Tricia Levenseller

It follows Alessandra, who is tired of being neglected in The Shadows Between Us, a romance novel with a dark edge.

Kallias is the newly proclaimed Shadow King, and he is Alessandra’s means of escaping her sister’s perpetual shadow, as well as her path to gaining a dazzling power.

It is only with the intent of drawing the king’s attention, marrying him, and then murdering him that Alessandra arrives at Spring Court. However, she is unable to let the king be killed until she is married to him.

Despite ongoing assassination attempts, she finds herself trying to keep the king alive in order to become his queen, while also trying to avoid falling in love with him.

Their fae romance story becomes stronger as they both become more devoted and considerate of each other.

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9. Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles) – Amelia Hutchins

Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles) – Amelia Hutchins

Syn is about to discover that the fae are beautiful, magical, deadly, and mischievous, as depicted in old Celtic legends.

Syn and her friends set out to uncover the mystery behind all the killings of Fae and Witches after a string of murders.

Among all human beings, only one hates the Prince of the Dark Fae who binds him to his service. The prince is rude, egotistical, possessive and domineering. He is also absolutely stunning.

Amidst her efforts, she finds herself drawn to RyderIt is the angst romance elements between Ryder and Syn that make this epic fae romance novel about Irish mythology so captivating.

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10. A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry Series Book 1) – Laurell K. Hamilton

A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry Series Book 1) – Laurell K. Hamilton

As a private investigator specializing in supernatural crimes, Merry Gentry is the princess of the high fae court of Faerie.

It was decided one day that the assassin of the queen must find her and bring her back, regardless of whether she wanted to do so.

She must make a decision whether or not to accept her aunt’s assignment to stay in the world of beautiful immortal men when she finds herself caught up in her aunt’s plans.

The benefits of leaving are the crown. The penalty for failing to leave is death. There is mystery and suspense in this fae romance novel.

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Final Words

This concludes our list of the 10 best fae romance novels of all time. Of course, there are many other wonderful books filled with fae romance stories, and this is only a snapshot of them.

Let us know if you know of any other incredible fae romance novels by leaving a comment below!

Thank you for reading.

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