Must-Read Books for Fourth Wing Fans

If you’ve just finished “Fourth Wing” and are feeling a little lost about what to read next, you’re not alone. It’s tough finding something that captures the same magic as a favorite book. That’s why I’ve put together this list of Must-Read Books for Fourth Wing Fans—to help bridge the gap and introduce you to new adventures that might just live up to your high expectations.

In this roundup, you’ll find a selection of popular books like Fourth Wing, each chosen for their ability to blend thrilling plots with complex characters, much like your recent favorite. Whether you are searching for stories that offer a similar epic scope or just want to find a book that resonates with the same intense emotions, these books to read if you like 4th Wing should be next on your list.

From gripping tales of adventure and conflict to explorations of personal growth and resilience, this list includes the best books like Fourth Wing that promise to captivate and entertain.

So, let’s dive into these books recommendations and discover your next great read.

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Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross

In a world where gods wage war and family bonds are tested, Iris Winnow finds solace in her writing and in the mysterious connection she shares with her rival journalist, Roman Kitt. As they exchange letters, unaware of each other’s true identities, they form a deep bond that transcends their differences.

But as the war among gods escalates and Iris’s family struggles, she must navigate the dangers of the battlefield to find her missing brother and protect her loved ones. Alongside Roman, she embarks on a journey that will test their courage, loyalty, and love.

Amidst the chaos and turmoil, Iris and Roman must confront their own fears and insecurities, as well as the dark forces that threaten to tear them apart. Together, they will face the depths of hell and fight for their destiny, determined to seal their fate forever.

The Serpent and the Wings of Night

by Carissa Broadbent

“The Serpent and the Wings of Night” plunges readers into a gripping tale of survival and romance set in a world where humans and vampires navigate treacherous alliances and deadly competitions. Oraya, the adopted daughter of a vampire king, must navigate the cutthroat environment of the Kejari tournament to prove her worth.

Alongside her mysterious rival, Raihn, she faces challenges that test her resolve and ignite a dangerous attraction. As war looms and loyalties are tested, Oraya must confront her feelings for Raihn while navigating the perilous politics of her kingdom. Carissa Broadbent weaves a captivating story of love, betrayal, and magic, perfect for fans of epic fantasy romance.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

“Lethal. Loyal. Legendary.” Enter the captivating world of Throne of Glass with Sarah J. Maas’s bestselling series. In a realm devoid of magic, assassin Celaena Sardothien is summoned to the castle with a chance to win her freedom. Tasked with defeating twenty-three adversaries in a brutal competition, she faces intrigue, danger, and unexpected alliances. As competitors begin to perish under mysterious circumstances, Celaena’s quest for freedom transforms into a fight for survival. With thrilling twists and fierce characters, Throne of Glass is the gripping first installment in a series that has enthralled readers worldwide.

A Top Pick for Enthusiasts of Fourth Wing.

Powerless by Lauren Roberts

In this captivating young adult fantasy, join Paedyn Gray as she navigates the kingdom of Ilya, where the extraordinary thrive and the ordinary are outcasts. Trained by her father to blend in among the Elites, Paedyn poses as a Psychic to survive in the slums.

But when she saves a prince and is thrust into the Purging Trials, Paedyn’s lack of powers puts her in grave danger. As she battles opponents and her growing feelings for the prince, Paedyn must keep her true identity hidden to survive.

A tale of forbidden romance and survival, this New York Times bestseller is perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas.

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

In this gripping fantasy tale by Sarah J. Maas, Bryce Quinlan’s life is shattered when a demon murders her closest friends. Determined to avenge their deaths, she finds herself at the center of the investigation.

Hunt Athalar, a notorious Fallen angel enslaved to the Archangels, is offered a deal: help Bryce find the murderer and gain his freedom. As they delve into Crescent City’s dark underbelly, they uncover a threat that puts everything at risk.

With sizzling romance and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive series explores themes of loss, freedom, and the power of love.

Bride by Ali Hazelwood

In this captivating paranormal romance by the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Misery Lark, the daughter of a powerful Vampyre councilman, finds herself drawn into a dangerous alliance with Lowe Moreland, an Alpha Werewolf.

Forced into a marriage of convenience to uphold a historic peacekeeping alliance, Misery and Lowe must navigate their mistrust and conflicting loyalties. But as they uncover each other’s secrets, they realize their connection runs deeper than they ever imagined. With thrilling twists and passionate romance, this novel explores themes of trust, loyalty, and the power of love.

One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

In a mist-locked kingdom, Elspeth Spindle relies on a mysterious spirit named the Nightmare to protect her. But when she crosses paths with a highwayman, she’s thrust into a dangerous quest to cure the kingdom of dark magic. As they race against time, Elspeth must confront her own inner demons before it’s too late.

Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

“Once Upon a Broken Heart” by Stephanie Garber introduces Evangeline Fox, who, after learning the love of her life will marry another, strikes a deal with the charismatic Prince of Hearts to stop the wedding.

However, she soon discovers that bargaining with an immortal comes with dangerous consequences, as he demands more from her than she anticipated, leading to either the greatest happily ever after or the most exquisite tragedy.

Unmissable for Those Who Cherished Fourth Wing.

The Priory of the Orange Tree

by Samantha Shannon

In “The Priory of the Orange Tree,” the House of Berethnet has governed Inys for a millennium, yet Queen Sabran the Ninth remains unmarried, needing a daughter to safeguard her realm from ruin.

Ead Duryan, a lady-in-waiting with a hidden allegiance to mages, watches over Sabran, while across the sea, Tané faces a pivotal decision as a dragonrider. Amidst rising chaos, ancient enemies stir, threatening to disrupt the fragile balance of power between East and West.

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“From Blood and Ash” is a spellbinding fantasy novel filled with action and intrigue, perfect for readers who enjoy the works of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa. Poppy, chosen as the Maiden from birth, lives a life of isolation, preparing for her Ascension.

Duty-bound and burdened by the weight of her kingdom’s future, Poppy’s world is shaken when she meets Hawke, a guard who challenges her beliefs and stirs forbidden desires within her. As a fallen kingdom rises again and threats loom, Poppy must navigate the blurred lines between destiny, desire, and duty to protect everything she holds dear.

Your Next Favorite Book After Fourth Wing.

A Deadly Education: A Novel by Naomi Novik

“The Scholomance” is a captivating dark fantasy novel that introduces readers to the enigmatic Orion Lake and a school filled with perilous magic. The protagonist, determined to survive on her own terms, refuses to become another pawn in the school’s deadly games.

With Naomi Novik’s masterful storytelling, readers are drawn into a world brimming with danger, intrigue, and unexpected alliances. This novel promises an unforgettable journey filled with twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very end.

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi
by Shannon Chakraborty

Shannon Chakraborty, the bestselling author of The City of Brass, spins a new trilogy of magic and mayhem on the high seas in this tale of pirates and sorcerers, forbidden artifacts and ancient mysteries, in one woman’s determined quest to seize a final chance at glory—and write her own legend.

Amina al-Sirafi should be content. After a storied and scandalous career as one of the Indian Ocean’s most notorious pirates, she’s survived backstabbing rogues, vengeful merchant princes, several husbands, and one actual demon to retire peacefully with her family to a life of piety, motherhood, and absolutely nothing that hints of the supernatural.

But when she’s tracked down by the obscenely wealthy mother of a former crewman, she’s offered a job no bandit could refuse: retrieve her comrade’s kidnapped daughter for a kingly sum. The chance to have one last adventure with her crew, do right by an old friend, and win a fortune that will secure her family’s future forever? It seems like such an obvious choice that it must be God’s will.

Yet the deeper Amina dives, the more it becomes alarmingly clear there’s more to this job, and the girl’s disappearance, than she was led to believe. For there’s always risk in wanting to become a legend, to seize one last chance at glory, to savor just a bit more power…and the price might be your very soul.

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest

“The Black Witch Chronicles” is a captivating fantasy series that follows the journey of Elloren Gardner, a young woman destined to inherit the legacy of her powerful grandmother, the Black Witch. Despite her lack of magical abilities in a society that values such powers above all else, Elloren embarks on a quest to fulfill her dreams at Verpax University.

However, she soon discovers that the university holds its own dangers, and she must navigate treacherous waters to survive. With evil looming on the horizon and pressure mounting to uphold her family’s legacy, Elloren must find the courage to trust unlikely allies in a world where betrayal lurks around every corner. Dive into “The Black Witch Chronicles” for a spellbinding tale of magic, intrigue, and self-discovery.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Embark on a thrilling adventure with “Murtagh,” the eagerly awaited epic fantasy from Christopher Paolini, author of the internationally acclaimed Inheritance Cycle. In Book One of this captivating series, readers are introduced to fifteen-year-old Eragon, whose life takes a dramatic turn when he discovers a polished blue stone in the forest.

Little does he know that this seemingly innocuous discovery will lead to the hatching of a dragon hatchling, propelling him into a world of ancient legacies and perilous quests. With only a loyal dragon, an ancient sword, and the guidance of a wise storyteller, Eragon must navigate a landscape fraught with magic, danger, and power.

Will his choices save—or doom—the Empire? Find out in “Murtagh,” a must-read for fans of epic fantasy and adventure.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

“An Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir takes readers on a gripping journey through a brutal world reminiscent of ancient Rome. In this world, defiance against the Martial Empire means certain death, leaving Laia, a slave, and Elias, a soldier, trapped in lives devoid of freedom. When Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, she makes a daring choice to spy for rebels in exchange for his rescue.

Meanwhile, Elias, the Empire’s finest soldier, yearns to break free from the tyranny he’s sworn to uphold. As their paths intertwine, Laia and Elias discover that their choices will not only impact their own destinies but also the fate of the Empire itself.

Rich with intrigue and danger, “An Ember in the Ashes” is a captivating tale of courage, sacrifice, and the quest for freedom in the face of oppression.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

In the world of “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard, society is divided by blood: the common, Red-blooded serve the Silver-blooded elite, who possess extraordinary abilities. Mare Barrow, a Red, lives in poverty until a twist of fate reveals her own hidden power before the Silver court.

Forced to play the role of a lost Silver princess, Mare navigates the treacherous Silver world while secretly aiding the Scarlet Guard—a Red rebellion. As she risks everything, including her heart, Mare must tread carefully in a game where betrayal lurks at every turn.
Dive deeper into the world of “Red Queen” with “Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection,” a companion book offering more insights and wonders.

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

With over 10 million copies sold, “The Mistborn Series” combines the excitement of a heist story, the complexity of political intrigue, and the grandeur of an epic fantasy saga.

Set in a world where ash falls continuously and flowers refuse to bloom, the Skaa people endure centuries of misery under the tyrannical rule of the Lord Ruler. Then, a scarred and heartbroken half-Skaa named Kelsier discovers he possesses the powers of a Mistborn—a rare and powerful Allomancer. Determined to overthrow the Lord Ruler, Kelsier assembles a team of skilled Allomancers for the ultimate heist.

Among them is Vin, a street-smart orphan with a history of betrayal. As she learns to trust her newfound allies, Vin must also master her own powers. Together, they embark on a daring mission to bring down the divine despot and fulfill a prophecy—but success is far from guaranteed.

“The Mistborn Series” challenges conventions by exploring the consequences of a hero’s failure, making it a captivating and thought-provoking fantasy epic.

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

“The Covenant Series” delves into a world where Hematoi, descendants of gods and mortals, possess godlike powers. Pure-bloods, offspring of two Hematoi, wield formidable abilities, while half-bloods, born of Hematoi and mortals, face limited options: become Sentinels who hunt daimons or serve pure-bloods.

Seventeen-year-old Alexandria prefers risking her life in combat to servitude, but her defiance clashes with the Covenant’s strict rules, particularly the prohibition on relationships between pures and halfs. Despite this, Alex finds herself drawn to the attractive pure-blood Aiden.

As Alex navigates forbidden romance and her Sentinel training, her primary concern is survival. Failing to become a Sentinel could lead to a fate worse than death—being transformed into a daimon and hunted by Aiden himself.

“The Covenant Series” explores themes of love, duty, and the consequences of breaking societal norms in a gripping tale of danger and desire.

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

Game of Thrones meets Fourth Wing in a debut young adult fantasy that’s full of rivalry, romance . . . and dragons.

Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.

Nevernight By Jay Kristoff

Nevernight is the first in an epic new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author, Jay Kristoff.

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, a sixteen year old Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic — the Red Church. Treachery and trials await her with the Church’s halls, and to fail is to die. But if she survives to initiation, Mia will be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the only thing she desires.


Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Agnieszka adores her serene valley home, nestled among forests and a gleaming river. Yet, the malevolent influence of the corrupted Wood casts a dark shadow over her tranquil life.

To safeguard her village from the Wood’s sinister power, they rely on the enigmatic wizard known as the Dragon. However, his assistance comes at a steep cost: every ten years, a young woman must be sacrificed to serve him—a fate nearly as dreadful as succumbing to the Wood.

As the time for the next sacrifice approaches, Agnieszka trembles with fear. She anticipates the Dragon selecting her beloved friend Kasia, who embodies all the qualities Agnieszka lacks. But Agnieszka’s fears are misplaced, for when the Dragon arrives, his choice surprises everyone.

In this enthralling tale, fear gives way to unexpected revelations as Agnieszka confronts her deepest anxieties and discovers the true nature of sacrifice and courage.

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