Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros is a captivating page-turner that has taken the world of romantic fantasy by storm. This exhilarating journey of Violet Sorrengail, a young woman training to become an elite dragon rider, has left fans thirsting for more. If you’re one of those fans looking for other books like Fourth Wing, you’ve come to the right place!
1. From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Dive into the world of Poppy, a maiden chosen by the gods to save her kingdom. However, things take a drastic turn when a fearless guard enters her life, forcing her to question everything she believed in. With a fallen kingdom rising from the shadows, Poppy must fight for her life and love. A perfect choice for fans looking for books like Fourth Wing, Jennifer L. Armentrout’s From Blood and Ash is a steamy romantic fantasy that will keep you hooked.
2. The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent
The adopted daughter of the Nightborn vampire king, Oraya, joins the deadly Kejari tournament seeking to prove her worth. However, an unlikely attraction with an enigmatic rival, Raihn, threatens her quest. Will Oraya survive or will love be her ultimate undoing? Rebecca Yarros’s The Serpent and the Wings of Night is a captivating fantasy romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
3. One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig
A maiden named Elspeth Spindle must do whatever it takes to save her mist-cloaked kingdom—even if that means unleashing Nightmare, a monstrous spirit trapped in her head. However, Nightmare may demand more than she is willing to give. A mesmerizing tale brimming with magic, rivalry, and intrigue, One Dark Window is a must-read for fans of Fourth Wing.
4. An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard
The magical houses of New York City, known as the “Unseen World,” hold a magical tournament, the Turning, every generation. The Turning determines the hierarchy of these houses. However, when a Turning is called just ten years after the last one, the magical world is thrown into chaos. An Unkindness of Magicians is a perfect blend of magic, rivalry, and intrigue, making it another great pick for fans looking for books like Fourth Wing.
5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
If you loved the combination of fantasy and romance in Fourth Wing, check out A Court of Thorns and Roses. This romantic fantasy offers fabulous characters, great world-building, and a fair amount of spice. It’s a romantic fantasy with faeries, known as fae in this series, making it another great choice for fans looking for books like Fourth Wing.
6. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Considered a classic in the young adult fantasy genre, Eragon is a story about a boy who discovers a dragon egg in the forest. The story unfolds into a thrilling adventure filled with dragon riders, similar to Fourth Wing, making it a must-read for fans of the genre.
7. The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
Elloren, the granddaughter of the infamous Black Witch, has no powers. When she joins her brothers at the university, evil begins to loom. Her only hope may be a band of rebels. As Elloren fights to free her people from the oppressive reign, she must confront her feelings towards the enemy she’s been taught to hate and distrust.
8. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
In the divided kingdoms of The Priory of the Orange Tree, dragons and dragon riders play a significant role. The book features an intricate plot, morally complex characters, and high stakes, much like Fourth Wing. Readers who enjoy complex world-building and detailed narratives will find this book a delightful read.
9. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
The sprawling epic fantasy series A Game of Thrones is known for its dragon lore, among other things. The series, which begins with A Game of Thrones (book 1), has a richly developed world with a plot centered around dragons and dragon riders, making it a perfect pick for fans of Fourth Wing.
10. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Set in the High Court of Faerie, The Cruel Prince tells the story of a mortal woman who clashes with the wicked youngest son of the High King. The book is filled with political intrigue, action, and emotional drama. The strong female protagonist and the fantastical elements make it another great choice for fans looking for books like Fourth Wing.
11. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Fans of Fourth Wing who appreciated the competition aspect will enjoy The Hunger Games. In this dystopian world, different factions are forced to compete in deadly games. A young woman named Katniss Everdeen volunteers for these Hunger Games in place of her younger sister, sparking hope within her struggling community.
12. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
In Throne of Glass, a young assassin named Celaena is brought from a slave camp to the Crown Prince, where he grants her freedom on one condition: She must be his champion and serve the kingdom for three years. The book offers a strong female lead, a well-developed world, and a gripping plot, making it another great pick for fans of Fourth Wing.
13. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
An Ember in the Ashes is a brutal world inspired by ancient Rome, where a young woman is forced to join a military academy. Here, she comes head-to-head with the school’s best soldier. But what she doesn’t yet know is that their goals may be more similar than she thinks.
14. Divergent by Veronica Roth
If you found the different quadrants of Basgiath War College interesting in Fourth Wing, the popular YA dystopian series Divergent has a similar vibe. In the series, trainees are sorted into different factions based on their personality traits.
15. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
In the world of Red Queen, social hierarchy is determined by the color of one’s blood. Mare, a Red, finds herself in the world of the Silver elite, who have superhuman abilities. With action-packed plots and a strong female lead, Red Queen is another excellent choice for fans looking for books like Fourth Wing.
16. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
A Discovery of Witches is the story of Diana, a historian who accidentally finds a spellbound manuscript. Though she’s the daughter of witches, she doesn’t know it—and is soon thrown into a magical world, where she falls for a vampire.
17. His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
For those who enjoyed the dragon rider aspect of Fourth Wing, His Majesty’s Dragon offers a historical fantasy reimagining the Napoleonic wars with dragon riders and aerial battles. The captain of a ship discovers an unhatched dragon egg, completely changing the course of his life.
18. The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen
The Bridge Kingdom is a romantic fantasy following a warrior princess sent to infiltrate an enemy kingdom under the guise of an arranged marriage to its king. But soon, she realizes that not everything is as it seems.
19. Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross
Divine Rivals is a young adult fantasy romance that is causing a stir among Fourth Wing fans. This story draws on the enemies-to-lovers trope, where two rivals at a paper compete for a position and slowly fall for one another.
20. Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong
In Immortal Longings, Princess Calla, presumed dead, enters a contest in disguise with the intent to overthrow her uncle, King Kasa. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra, it’s a romance amid a deadly backdrop—just like Fourth Wing.
Hopefully, this list of books like Fourth Wing will help you find your next exciting read. Don’t forget to share your favorite picks from this list in the comments below. Happy reading!