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YA fantasy is a wonderful place to be right now, especially if you like your stories with a dark edge. If you like Give the Dark my Love, be sure to check out these other books. And if you haven't read Give the Dark my Love but adore the books I've listed below, definitely order your copy now!
I first read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo with something of a chip on my shoulder. That book cover? Was so. Freaking. Gorgeous. And, frankly, I was jealous. And then I read this book and realized that it was more amazing than I'd ever thought a book could be, and that the cover was absolutely deserved and I basically was even more jealous of the insides of this book than the outside, but I also absolutely fell in love with the characters and the world and the everything.
Six of Crows is one of those rare perfect books I feel everyone I know should read. Hands down. You're going to love it. Just trust me on that.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake is another book I was jealous of--that premise is so brilliant! Basically, the three heroines--triplets--are next in line for the throne. Well, one of them is. Because on this island, only one queen can rule, and she can only win the throne by killing her competition--her sisters.
I was late to the party with Jay Kristoff's Nevernight series, but don't make my mistake--read this one ASAP, if you've not already! It's basically Hogwarts for ruthless assassins, with knives instead of wands, and buckets of blood instead of magic.
Oh, you like evil queens? BAM, read Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao. This brilliant book is a retelling of Snow White...set in a mythical Chinese-based world...told from the point of view of the evil queen. It is so artfully crafted that you'll forget the heroine is the evil queen...which is exactly what she wants.
Also, make sure to grab CJ Redwine's The Shadow Queen for another take on the evil queen's story. With dragons, betrayal, and so much more, you really must read this one! It is also a part of the lovely Ravenspire series. Each book in the series can be read individually (you don't have to read them in any particular order), and CJ's doing a lot of different fairy tales, so if you have a favorite check them out!
Stalking Jake the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco features a heroine that would be best friends with Give the Dark my Love's Nedra. Both girls exist in societies that demanded a certain level of decorum, and both girls care more about getting the job done than looking proper. And neither of them flinches from gore.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan remains one of my favorite YA books. It was the book that made me realize that zombie stories can be beautiful works of art. This is the kind of book that wiggles inside you and eats your heart...much like a zombie wants too.
And finally, if you like fantasy novels at all, you must read Cinda Williams Chima's works. I recommend starting here, with The Demon King, in part because you'll be able to quickly get the sequels and gobble them all up...because trust me, you will definitely want to!
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Give the Dark my LoveTeen Fiction
A young alchemist turns to dark magic when a deadly plague sweeps through her homeland in this epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis. Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of L...