Feeling empty now that you’ve beat Tears of the Kingdom? Us too. When looking to fill the void left from finishing our favorite game, we found ourselves diving headfirst into these five fantasy novels. Check out our top five book recommendations when you’re wondering what to do after beating Tears of the Kingdom. . . .
First there was Blood Heir, then there was Red Tigress. Now, we finally get to the final chapters with Crimson Reign. This conclusion to the Blood Heir trilogy is an immersive reading experience that will soon become your new literary obsession.
Crimson Reign follows a princess with a dark secret who must team up with a con man to liberate her empire from a reign of terror. You will be enthralled by this an epic fantasy retelling of the Anastasia story, in which Ana faces enemies at every turn. Danger is always on the horizon, but that doesn’t faze Ana. Nothing will discourage her. She is determined to liberate her people and vanquish the legacy of her own imperial bloodline. The Blood Heir trilogy’s edge of your seat final moments will leave you in suspense until the very last page. It’s the perfect summer read if you’re looking for a new adventure.
Her Radiant Curse is the perfect fantasy thriller to scratch your literary itch after celebrating your triumphant victory in Tears of the Kingdom. The addictive story is the tale of two sisters—one as beautiful as the other is monstrous—who must fight to save each other when a betrothal contest gone wrong unleashes an evil that could sever their bond forever. Weaving together elements of The Selection and An Ember in the Ashes with classic tales like Beauty and the Beast and Asian folklore, this thrilling yet heart-wrenching fantasy explores the dark side of beauty and the deepest bonds of sisterhood.
Silver in the Bone is a spellbinding story and one of our favorite summer reads. It follows the tale of a teenage girl who, driven by love, revenge, and pure adrenaline, seeks her destiny in the cursed ruins of Avalon. Filled with thrills, romance, and heartbreak, this is a book that will keep you captivated until its gut-wrenching conclusion.
Another epic fantasy novel by Amélie Wen Zhao. In Song of Silver, Flame Like Night, one girl carries the key to discovering the secrets of her nation’s past, and unleashes the demons that sleep at its heart. This epic fantasy series inspired by the mythology and folklore of ancient China will take you into a world far beyond imagination. As the battle for the Last Kingdom begins, you will be shocked and mesmerized by every single twist and turn.
To fill the void after beating Tears of the Kingdom, we immersed ourselves in the enchanting world of The Isle of the Gods. Romance, magic, and slumbering gods clash in this riveting fantasy about a seafaring girl and a playboy prince who must band together on a precarious journey.
Selly has salt water in her veins. So, when her father leaves her high and dry in the port of Kirkpool, she has no intention of riding out the winter at home while he sails off to adventure. But any plans to follow him are dashed when a handsome stranger with tell-tale magician’s marks on his arm commandeers her ship. He is Prince Leander of Alinor and he needs to cross the Crescent Sea without detection so he can complete a ritual on the sacred Isles of the Gods.
Selly has no desire to escort a spoiled prince anywhere, and no time for his entitled demands or his good looks. But what starts as a leisure cruise will lead to acts of treason and sheer terror on the high seas, bringing two countries to the brink of war, two strangers closer than they ever thought possible, and stirring two dangerous gods from centuries of slumber. Buckle up for a high-seas adventure that will spark your imagination to unexpected heights.