Best spicy adult fantasy books?

  • Melinda

    Member
    January 3, 2024 at 6:27 pm

    What is your favorite book @Cory? 😇

    • Cory

      Organizer
      January 3, 2024 at 6:45 pm

      This is such a hard one. HA!

      Def Fourth Wing and Iron Flame.

      I liked the second Acotar but just the spice. not so much the story.

      I would say that I really loved A Fire in the Flesh? Nyktos was really…hot. From Blood and Ash was good, although I would say Niktos is better still 😛

      I want to read Neon Gods next. Anyone has recommendations?

      • sarahh

        Member
        January 4, 2024 at 4:40 pm

        Omggg I loved blood & ash and flesh & fire series. Flesh & fire series was honestly amazing I feel like it’s under hyped lol. Nyktos is 🔥🔥I have a hard time with the acotar series. I feel like everyone I talk to is obsessed with it but it just doesn’t do it for me. Tell me I’m not the only one😂 Agreed that fourth wing & iron flame are above all else but I’m at a loss with what to read next!!

        • Melinda

          Member
          January 4, 2024 at 4:43 pm

          Agreed 100%. Acotar series is just not for me. Blood and ash was awesome 👀 Still looking to find something similar…

          • Cory

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            January 4, 2024 at 5:59 pm

            Wait, have you read the prequel? A Fire in the Flesh? Because giiiiiirl!

            • sarahh

              Member
              January 4, 2024 at 8:11 pm

              Hahahaha okay but… who would you choose Nyktos or Xaden

              That’s a really hard one for me😂

              • Melinda

                Member
                January 4, 2024 at 8:12 pm

                Xaden, hands down. 😂

                • sarahh

                  Member
                  January 4, 2024 at 8:22 pm

                  Ugh love Xaden so much but I might go Nyktos but only by 1/2 of a point lol

                • Cory

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                  January 4, 2024 at 8:34 pm

                  1/2 point! Worth it.

              • Cory

                Organizer
                January 4, 2024 at 8:15 pm

                Do I have to pick one? Nooooo.

                Xaden is hot but a bit of a bad boy. But Nyktos…now he’s kind and protective and lovely. Nyktos has no red flags 👌. Ugh I want both!

                • sarahh

                  Member
                  January 4, 2024 at 8:22 pm

                  Both both both!😂

                • Emily.Silver

                  Member
                  January 8, 2024 at 4:43 pm

                  yes yes yes! Nyktos forever.

        • Cory

          Organizer
          January 4, 2024 at 7:14 pm

          I’m with you!! I couldn’t get into Acotar much either. My review for it is outrageous haha

          The second book was a bit better but overall, while cute, it was not my soul book. Couldn’t get into it properly 😔

          • Cory

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            January 4, 2024 at 7:17 pm

            Btw: to the people who loved Acotar! We want to talk to you too! You are welcome to tell us why you loved it. No judgement here ❤️

          • sarahh

            Member
            January 4, 2024 at 8:10 pm

            Did you end up finishing the acotar series?! I am halfway book 3 and feel like I have to finish the rest just because there’s so much talk around it😂 I also read crescent city books (1&2) by SJM and so…

            • Cory

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              January 4, 2024 at 8:18 pm

              I checked. I finished the first three only. Would you recommend that I try crescent city? I tried throne of glass and gave up after the first one as well.

              I swear I’m a huge fantasy book fan tho. 😅 I’m just not connected to Sarah J Mass, don’t know why

              • sarahh

                Member
                January 4, 2024 at 8:28 pm

                No I totally get it! It’s hard for me to relate to her books as well. I wish I loved them though! I really tried. Full support for anyone who loves her books & world. I thought Crescent City was good (I liked the first one better than the second) but w o w they are looong books. If you can make it to the last 200 pages of each one they’re absolutely insane but definitely a commitment. Don’t want to say any spoilers for anyone reading but the second one leads to a long journey lol I also just didn’t looove the relationship between the two main characters):

                • Cory

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                  January 4, 2024 at 8:34 pm

                  I added it to my TBR for the year. Why not? I will give it a try.

                  I’m reading one dark window by Rachel Gillig! And so far I really love it. And next is Neon Gods. I’ve heard excellent things

                • sarahh

                  Member
                  January 4, 2024 at 8:59 pm

                  hahahah yay! Let me know what you think. Ooooohhh I haven’t read One Dark Window yet but it sounds good! One of my friends was just talking about it actually. I’ll have to give it a go!

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                • Melinda

                  Member
                  January 4, 2024 at 9:07 pm

                  One Dark Window looks interesting. Added to my list ☺

              • Emily

                Member
                January 5, 2024 at 7:04 pm

                girlll i am in love with TOG (suprisingly not for the spice) all the characters are amazing and truly badass but i totally understand where you are coming from – where it normally takes me a day or two to finish a book it took me at least 4 days simply because of the information overload you receive. It also took a while to get into but I am only on the 5th book and am in LOVE with Celaena and Dorian, they have my whole heart <3

                • Cory

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                  January 5, 2024 at 7:06 pm

                  You are really making me want to pick the second book now! Have you read crescent city?

                • Emily

                  Member
                  January 5, 2024 at 7:28 pm

                  Not yet, I heard somewhere or other that the order is ACOTAR, TOG then CC so i just blindly followed but i have book 1 and 2 and have pre-ordered the 3rd. You should definately give book 2 a try, i promise it is 100x better than ACOTAR which I found pretty underwhelming but i did just read it after Fourth Wing so i might have to give it another try…

                • Cory

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                  January 5, 2024 at 7:29 pm

                  I also read it after fourth wing haha. So probably that’s why I felt it was a bit underwhelming. But GOT (first book) was good I agree

            • Izy

              Member
              January 10, 2024 at 4:10 pm

              Were the Cresent series worth reading? I’m looking into getting them.

              • Cory

                Organizer
                January 11, 2024 at 9:12 am

                @SaraBear said that it’s better than Acotar!

          • SaraBear

            Member
            January 7, 2024 at 5:07 am

            I liked ACoTAR but definitely preferred her Crescent City series over it so far. I would take ACoTAR over the Throne of Glass series though. I understand it was written for young adult BY a young adult but it was soooo slow.

            • Cory

              Organizer
              January 7, 2024 at 9:21 am

              I think I will give Crescent City a try. Does it have any relation to ACOTAR? Do I need to have finished that series first?

              • SaraBear

                Member
                January 7, 2024 at 3:10 pm

                According to SJM: ACoTAR, TOG and Crescent City will all intermingle. I read ACOTAR first, then Crescent and then TOG. I would read ACoTAR first.

                • Cory

                  Organizer
                  January 7, 2024 at 3:54 pm

                  I read the first three books in Acotar. (also the first TOG book). I’m ready for Crescent City!

  • silver_one

    Member
    January 3, 2024 at 7:52 pm

    Fourth Wing and Iron Flame are among the best spicy fantasy reads I’ve come across so far. I also love the Blood and Ash series and the Flesh and Fire series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas was good but not as intriguing as I thought it would be.

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    • Cory

      Organizer
      January 3, 2024 at 8:25 pm

      Ok so I feel like we’re on the same page really! I feel the same way about the books.

      Can you believe it that when I picked up fourth wing I didn’t think it will be spicy? Such a great surprise! That was just perfection!

    • SaraBear

      Member
      January 7, 2024 at 5:09 am

      I’m on the Blood and Ash Series right now and almost done with it until the next one comes out. I’m LOVING it! I’m so ready for the Joining to happen. 😂

      • Cory

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        January 11, 2024 at 9:11 am

        Cannot wait for you to pick up the prequel! And discover more of Nyktos

  • silver_one

    Member
    January 3, 2024 at 8:47 pm

    The spice was definitely a pleasant surprise… 😉

  • silver_one

    Member
    January 3, 2024 at 8:57 pm

    Has anyone read “The Serpent and the Wings of Night” by Carissa Broadbent? Would you recommend it?

    • Cory

      Organizer
      January 3, 2024 at 9:01 pm

      I have! I really liked it. Now, not going to lie, I had some difficulty imagining the main guy but I thought he was hot enough 👌

      I liked the stories and the twists were very very good.

      The spice was good too. If you like vampires then it’s great spice.

      • LadyGrifter

        Member
        January 3, 2024 at 10:43 pm

        I recommend both of her series!

        • Cory

          Organizer
          January 4, 2024 at 9:44 am

          What is her other series? The war of lost hearts?

        • silver_one

          Member
          January 4, 2024 at 3:53 pm

          Thanks. I’m gonna give it a try… 🙂

    • SaraBear

      Member
      January 7, 2024 at 5:10 am

      Following…It’s on my TBR list!

      • Cory

        Organizer
        January 7, 2024 at 9:19 am

        If you have a good spice adult book we’re all ears here 😀

  • Emily.Silver

    Member
    January 8, 2024 at 4:42 pm

    Anything to do with Daddy Nyktos. I can’t help it, he is the best.

    • goldfeathertail

      Member
      January 8, 2024 at 4:57 pm

      Wait what, who is this cute guy here? Who the hell is Nytkos and why don’t I know about him? HELP

      • Cory

        Organizer
        January 8, 2024 at 5:05 pm

        Wait what? You haven’t read it yet? Oh oh oh! You are in for such a treat.

        Nyktos is the perfect shadow book boyfriend. He’s literally perfect. Read From Blood and Ash and then Fire and the Flesh series. Although you can start directly with Fire and the Flesh!

  • Heather

    Member
    March 18, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve found my people!! There’s so much hate on Reddit for FBAA and I just don’t understand why I’ve been obsessed with it for 6 months now! And I don’t get the ACOTAR hype, the world building is amazing but the characters and their bonds/relationships are just too weak in comparison to JLA’s writing. She KNOWS how to dream up these incredible fantasy men I just 😩🫠 haha. By the looks of this thread, I need to read Iron Flame so will be getting to that next!

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