Books about Faery

This is a list of books that are about the Fae in their various incarnations, or incorporate storylines dealing with Fae, or characters of Faery.

If the book is part of a faery series, please only vote for the first book.
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4.09 avg rating — 350,418 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 484,640 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 379,674 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 52,170 ratings
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4.64 avg rating — 307,863 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 20,704 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 266,474 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 26,680 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 20,054 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 191,818 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 192,094 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 26,161 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 570,177 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 12,384 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 10,786 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 29,352 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 53,681 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 30,710 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 51,563 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 63,821 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 76,303 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 7,505 ratings
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4.53 avg rating — 696,794 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 9,681 ratings
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4.46 avg rating — 232,052 ratings
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3.43 avg rating — 5,181 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 13,370 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 5,697 ratings
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4.49 avg rating — 265,022 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 90,381 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 25,410 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 9,573 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 40,062 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 18,808 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 65,216 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 9,541 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 19,029 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 187,779 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 51,324 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 80,304 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 115 ratings
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3.35 avg rating — 4,307 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 420,226 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 92,658 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 96,338 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 92,248 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 34,480 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 4,148 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 5,997 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 17,277 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 5,543 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 52,521 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 1,594 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 3,778 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 8,498 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 75,531 ratings
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4.56 avg rating — 228,060 ratings
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1,033 books · 2,367 voters · list created July 15th, 2009 by Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) (votes) .
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message 1: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae Ooh great list! I'm going to have to add some of these books to my tbr pile. :-)


message 2: by ecka (new)

ecka nice list ^^


message 3: by Deanne (new)

Deanne lol these are real help.thanks!


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Thanks. I appreciate anyone adding to the list. I'm crazy about Faery stories.


message 5: by Kajsa (new)

Kajsa I added a few.


message 7: by A'mee (new)

A'mee Sheesh, is there just a way to add the entire list to my "To read" folder???


message 8: by Arec (new)

Arec Rain A'mee wrote: "Sheesh, is there just a way to add the entire list to my "To read" folder???"

No kidding! There are so many books on here that I want to read, it's ridiculous.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

How about a list for angels? Is there one?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I don't know, Alice. If not, you could start one.

You could try looking up "angel" in the search engine for Listopia.


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Susanna wrote: "I don't know, Alice. If not, you could start one.

You could try looking up "angel" in the search engine for Listopia."


I checked and there are two but they are YA fantasy. I am thinking real angel encounters so I started one and put my favorite angel book at the top - Meetings with Angels by Dr. H. C. Moolenburgh. I often think of angels and fairies being similar. I have a video about them and the fairies of plants are called divas.


message 12: by Lorelei (new)

Lorelei Great list :) I hope to get back into drawing/painting these winged creatures soon :)


message 13: by Ann (new)

Ann A'mee wrote: "Sheesh, is there just a way to add the entire list to my "To read" folder???"

I agree!


message 14: by Jess (new)

Jess Great to see that there was finally a list devoted to Fairies, I'm loving this :)


message 15: by Neveen (new)

Neveen A'mee wrote: "Sheesh, is there just a way to add the entire list to my "To read" folder???"

I wish if they were one.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Based on an old Scottish ballad about a young knight who becomes the lover of the Queen of Elfland, The Ballad of Young Tam Lin https://www.createspace.com/3661637 (or a Kindle) has as many fairies and elementals as you could wish, along with a touching human romance. Not recommended for those who don't know (or imagine) what true love is.


message 17: by Shanna (new)

Shanna Why does it seem all fairy stories are about evil fairies? How boring. Any specifically not about that?


message 18: by Sofimannet (new)

Sofimannet gross horror n/a?


message 19: by Shanna (new)

Shanna Sofimannet wrote: "gross horror n/a?"

I think anything dealing with fairies would work, it doesn't specify.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Mortal Instruments isn't about faery O_o


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Shanna wrote: "Why does it seem all fairy stories are about evil fairies? How boring. Any specifically not about that?"

Puck of Pook's Hill


message 22: by Shanna (new)

Shanna Thanks. :)


message 23: by Samantha (last edited Aug 16, 2012 05:09PM) (new)

Samantha I haven't read Wondrous Strange yet, but doesn't it sound a lot like Wicked Lovely? And the authors both have alliteration names... wierd.... Not so much the plots but the titles. Wicked Lovely just sounds better haha


message 24: by Gabby (new)

Gabby Thank you so much! This list is really helpful!


message 25: by Liz (new)

Liz Shanna wrote: "Why does it seem all fairy stories are about evil fairies? How boring. Any specifically not about that?"

I like Seanan Mcguire's series "Rosemary and Rue" which is book one.


message 26: by Therealbadkitty (new)

Therealbadkitty The Need series by Carrie Jones is really about pixies but i guess it's subjective if you consider them faeries or not


message 27: by Therealbadkitty (new)

Therealbadkitty ♥jezeвel wrote: "Mortal Instruments isn't about faery O_o"

Well faeries appear in the books, even though the main focus of the series isn't faeries.


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

Im looking for a book about faeries but I forgot the title and the author. its about two siblings, brother and sister who move to a farm in the countryside(UK i think) and find faeries on their land... I know that's a vague description but I cant really remember the story and wanted to read it again. it is a 'young reader' book.


message 29: by Angie (new)

Angie Tsaki wrote: "Im looking for a book about faeries but I forgot the title and the author. its about two siblings, brother and sister who move to a farm in the countryside(UK i think) and find faeries on their lan..."

Tsaki, could it be Fablehaven by Brandon Mull?


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Angie wrote: "Tsaki wrote: "Im looking for a book about faeries but I forgot the title and the author. its about two siblings, brother and sister who move to a farm in the countryside(UK i think) and find faerie..."

yea I think so. thanks, I'm gonna try reading it to be sure.


message 31: by Therealbadkitty (new)

Therealbadkitty Divergent,Insurgent,Wintergirls,Peeps,Wake and Unwind do not have any faeries in the stories.


message 32: by Tasula (new)

Tasula Gabby wrote: "Thank you so much! This list is really helpful!"

If you are still checking this topic, I was surprised not to see the books below on the list- they are really good and all about the fae- I will add them, but since they are new they will be at the bottom of the list. Good hunting!
Hot Lead, Cold Iron
The Sweet Scent of Blood
Sixty-One Nails
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
The Hum and the Shiver
This Case Is Gonna Kill Me
War for the Oaks
Summer Knight


message 33: by Jason (new)

Jason Of the top dozen, I only really like Shakespeare and Fever.

It's a subject that really should inspire greatness, but oh well.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) I appreciate any books you can add!


message 35: by Khawlah (new)

Khawlah If anyone can help me I will be incredibly grateful. There was I book I started reading back in 2010 that was published by HarperTeen. I don't remember the name of the book or the cover or the author (Hopeless I know) but I remember it had a fairy plot and the main character was a boy, dark skinned, British. In the beginning of the book he takes a train from the city (London I think) to the country side to visit someone, it might have been his grandfather but I can't remember. he arrives there and notices strange events that lead up to fairies.

I hope someone can help despite my incredibly hopeless description.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Have you tried the group "What's the name of this book?"


message 37: by Angie (new)

Angie I don't know that book, but there is a really great site, Stump the Bookseller through Loganberry Books, the site is specifically for this: to look for books by description, without always knowing the title or author. Give them a try: http://www.loganberrybooks.com/stumpt...


message 38: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly This is a great list. I am looking for a series I read a couple years ago and can not remember the name of. Does this story line sound familiar to any one?
Young woman lives on the top floor of a house with two best friends, one is a male fae and girlfriend who is a lawyer. She has a cat, can go into the fae releam via a bar downtown. She falls for a fae and learns that she is the desendant of a powerful house. I think that is about it but I can't remember exactly everything. Thanks for any help!
Happy faery reading!!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Have you tried the group "What's the name of this book?" here at GR?


message 40: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Have you tried the group "What's the name of this book?" here at GR?"

Thanks for the suggestion, I didn't know about the group.


message 41: by Laura (new)

Laura I'm trying to remember a book, the protagonist is a fairy (elf?) and lives in the fairy world, and part of the premise is that fairies sometimes have monsters as children (like a dragon, siren, etc), so the women sneak into the mortal world to make sure their children are correct. But then there is something with blue skinned goblins (?) and I'm describing this book horribly. I remember it actually being quite good but cannot for the life of me remember the details or the name! Any ideas? For some reason something like "Josclyn" keeps popping into my head, but that doesn't seem to be right. I am also looking in the "what's the name of this book" on GR haha.


message 42: by Ana (new)

Ana Kimberly wrote: "This is a great list. I am looking for a series I read a couple years ago and can not remember the name of. Does this story line sound familiar to any one?
Young woman lives on the top floor of a ..."


Alex Craft Series by Kalayna Price. She has a Chinese Crested dog called PC(Prince Charming).


message 43: by May-bell-love (new)

May-bell-love Another really good faerie book is Red moon rising


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