I typically end up reading a lot of Young Adult Fiction, mainly due to how the books are paced, but occasionally I come across some really well written and well paced Adult Fiction. This list is only a short one of some of the books I’ve enjoyed over the years that just so happen to be Adult Fiction.
Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown
This one is one of my all time favorite series, filled with action, intrigue, and so much revenge. The first book starts off like most Sci-Fi/Fantasy series, a little slowly, but it picks up and the series never slows down after that. It also combines Roman mythology in its structure of society with the names of the different houses so I was all in from the start.
The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty
I finally got to finish this trilogy this year with Empire of Gold, and I don’t think I’ve read something so transportive, descriptive, and addictive as this series was. For three books as large as these were they went by so fast, and bring a new light to the idea of djinn, or what Americans would think of as genies (sort of – definitely not the Robin Williams kind).
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
I still need to finis this series, but the two books I’ve read in it were amazing and incredibly immersive. There was the Science Fiction /Dystopian setting somehow combined with clairvoyants, all without ever feeling like you were weaving into an X-men like world. It took a little bit to build up, but when this book took off, it did so with a zeal.
All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
The one good thing the tv series did for me was getting me hyped enough to read the books before viewing. I got hooked on this series which brings you witches and vampires, but then watched the show and still can’t piece together some of their “poetic license” choices. I really hate when the film version changes a fundamental part of a character, and I just ended up noting all the differences. The book series, which was better than the show, was an amazing mix of science, magic, and historical fiction all rolled into one package.
Shades of Magic Trilogy by V.E. Schwab
I was introduced to this series after reading Schwab’s Monsters of Verity duology under her YA pen name, Victoria Schwab. I loved it so much I looked up her other well known series and seemed to just keep on loving her work. The Shades of Magic Trilogy brings several different Londons (my favorite place!) that only Kell and other Antari like him can travel between. This series got me hooked with just the setting, writing style, and Kell, but the dark and whirlwind plot swept me off my feet.
What are some of your favorite non YA novels and series? Let me know in the comments below!