20 Best Enemies to Lovers Fantasy Books to Read Now

20 Best Enemies to Lovers Fantasy Books. such as A Court of Thorns and Ashes, From Blood and Ash, The Cruel Prince, Angelfall, Captive Prince, Kinked

Hello guys and welcome back to my blog. In today's article I am going to share with you the best enemies to lovers books fantasy that have the best troll and there are two lovers.  

so today I thought that I would do a book recommendation of one of my all-time favorite book tropes enemies to Lovers but I love that trope in multiple different book genres. 

so this one I'm going to focus strictly on enemies-to-lovers fantasy books. 

if you like fantasy books you love enemies to lovers stick around hopefully I give you guys some new recommendations you haven't seen before.


20 Best Enemies-to-Lovers Fantasy Books

Today I’m sharing my top 20 Enemies to Lovers fantasy books recommendation. I have some contemporary romance, fantasy, magical realism, YA, and spicy recommendations.

Here is part two of the Enemies to Lovers fantasy book for teens and young adults that I could put down. If you like enemies to lovers, fantasy romance, and page-turner books, this is the article for you.

  • What is your favorite enemies-to-lovers fantasy book?
  • Do you like enemies to lovers in contemporary or fantasy books better?

So I thought that I would start off with some more popular and best enemies-to-lovers fantasy books that you might have heard of before just to kind of get.

1. A Court of Thorns and Ashes by Sarah J. Maas

When I first came across this book, I didn't know what it was about. I only knew it was a fantasy novel, and the score was super high. So I decided to read it.

After reading it, I regretted it a little, because the previous content did not attract me very much. The story is set on an island similar to England or Westeros in A Song of Ice and Fire, with a smaller island to the west and the mainland to the east. 

Most of the island is ruled by elves/goblins/fairies (faerie), with only the southernmost tip inhabited by humans. There is a wall between the human kingdom and the fairy kingdom, so residents on both sides cannot enter each other's territory at will. 

The story of the heroine Feyre and the heroine Tamlin is rewritten based on Beauty and the Beast, but how to say these two characters, the heroine is not interesting enough, the heroine is too strong and there is no sense of substitution, there is really no call between the two.

Whether a novel is attractive or not, the characters are really important. Many times, readers are attracted by the characters and want to know what happens to them later, whether their wishes can be fulfilled, and whether their ideals can be realized. 

So if the characters are not likable, the reader will feel that it doesn't matter what they do, and they won't want to read on.

I felt this way in the first half of this book, and I didn’t really want to read it, but even though it was tasteless, it was a pity to discard it, so I continued to read it, and only read a little bit every day. 

As a result, the characters in the second half became more interesting! (Except for Tamlin, he is still very boring), especially Rhysand who occupies the main position in the back, the charisma of the characters is beyond the limit, and my interest in the story has also been aroused! Persistence really pays off!

2. From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

At this level, it is actually the best romance novel on Goodreads last year, especially since the heroine has a lot of inner drama... every time. The author does not rely on the plot to promote the character but relies on language repetition to brainwash the readers... 

The worldview setting is similar to the approved Twilight, a strengthened version of vampires and werewolves, let me dream back ten years ago. The low score of this book on Goodreads is very exciting, I can’t stop laughing, it’s the biggest gain from reading this book.

I almost gave up reading, and after chapter 10, I am getting better and better. Once I accept the setting of the beautiful man and Mary Su, I can happily watch them fight and fall in love!

3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black is the first book in a trilogy, that is set in Faerie, which happens to exist alongside our world. 

Jude, our main protagonist is not a fairy, but when she was just seven, she saw her other killed, who was formerly married to a fairy, called Madoc, who killed her parents and then abducted them into the land of Faerie. 

Ten years later, the story sets off and involves death, dissent at the High King's court, betrayal, and a touch of hot faerie romance.

When I first started the book, during my first read, I thought that it would be set in an Epic Fantasy place, before I saw the map which instead, of being detailed, was rather more beautiful and pretty looking. 

I found that this was actually what made the story really interesting. Faerie is this palace that is exquisite, beautiful, and almost a fragile place, where everyone and everything is extremely beautiful, or so we are led to believe. While the world on the outside is beautiful, and while everyone is also beautiful, who they are may not necessarily be so. 

I also really liked all the characters that this book had to offer, in that they all feel so very different from each other, which is a good thing. 

Cardan is a character that is someone who is spoilt, aggressive, and cruel(hence the cruel prince), but again, I also do like him in a way, especially as a character, and sometimes even the bullies deserve some sympathy, or sometimes at least. 

Everyone in the Court of Shadows is an awesome person, despite what it may seem, Oriana may need to get slapped a few times, but even she turns out ok in the end. ✔️ for likable characters.

For people who like the works of Cassandra Clare especially, I think this book would be greatly suited towards them, or you, as faeries are ultimately a dominant part of Clare's world, and this book, it is pretty much what this book is all about. 

There is a bit of romance, which I think is given in a good dose, though it is a little bit less than many YA works out there, I honestly thought that there would have been more considering how much beauty everyone gives off in this book.

4. Angelfall by Susan Ee

Where is the beauty? My God? The legendary hero did not appear until the fifth chapter. The writing style is not as good as yellow books. 

The most absurd thing is that it is called dystopia, but it has been a long time since it described the worldview, and it feels lonely after watching it. 

The angels here are not as kind and beautiful as people think, they have wars with humans. Then! hero! According to my imagination! Should be super handsome! !! People are super nice! 

It’s not easy to save the heroine n times. The heroine is also not easy. My mother has a mental illness. My sister was taken away by an angel. It’s not difficult to save the book on my own. Maybe some words are relatively uncommon and the cover is super beautiful.

Sure enough, the high scores of YA novels come from YA who haven't read many books.

5. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

When I transferred from volume 2 to volume 3, the emotion was a little out of step with the rhythm of the book! It may be that I can’t use my thinking to speculate on the thinking of foreigners! Falling in love with a person who killed his brother is not the same as being the murderer of his brother. When I love this brother's brother, it's always a choking feeling!

It’s too depressing, I couldn’t help but flip through the ending, I also watched the car scene, and then read it in order, leaving aside all the messy emotions, just love! Simply love! I’m not depressed anymore! Volume 3 Characters The feeling is a bit different from the previous one. 

Roland is soft and no longer an icicle; Daemen is a little bit domineering when he freezes, maybe at this time I take the male protagonist in "The Witcher" as his image and take root in my heart, erect a man who is both lustful and strong, like a gangster, and driving is even more exciting! 

Volume 3 has a lot of talking plots, and many battles are settled by talking, which is not cool enough! The logic of some plot designs is a bit far-fetched. In the trial scene, the reversal was also a bit weakened. I stayed up late last night to read it, maybe I need to digest it too!

Overall this is a good book! Books 1 and 2 are similarly paced and well thought out, Book 3 is a bit less. But the third book drove twice, the second book only once, and the first book zero times. Those who like to drive choose.

6. The Bridge Kingdom by Danielle L. Jensen

A warrior princess trained in isolation, Lara is driven by two certainties. The first is that King Aren of the Bridge Kingdom is her enemy. And the second is that she'll be the one to bring him to his knees.

The only route through a storm-ravaged world, the Bridge Kingdom enriches itself and deprives its rivals, including Lara's homeland. So when she's sent as a bride under the guise of peace, Lara is prepared to do whatever it takes to fracture its impenetrable defenses. And the defenses of its king.

Yet as she infiltrates her new home and gains a deeper understanding of the war to possess the bridge, Lara begins to question whether she's the hero or the villain. And as her feelings for Aren transform from frosty hostility to fierce passion, Lara must choose which kingdom she'll save... and which kingdom she'll destroy.

7. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. 

But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

8. Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury

After years of waiting for her Calling—a trial every witch must pass to come into their powers—the one thing Voya Thomas didn’t expect was to fail. When Voya’s ancestor gives her an unprecedented second chance to complete her Calling, she agrees—and then is horrified when her task is to kill her first love. And this time, failure means every Thomas witch will be stripped of their magic.

Voya is determined to save her family’s magic no matter the cost. The problem is, Voya has never been in love, so for her to succeed, she’ll first have to find the perfect guy—and fast. 

Fortunately, a genetic matchmaking program has just hit the market. Her plan is to join the program, fall in love, and complete her task before the deadline. What she doesn’t count on is being paired with the infuriating Luc—how can she fall in love with a guy who seemingly wants nothing to do with her?

With mounting pressure from her family, Voya is caught between her morality and her duty to her bloodline. If she wants to save their heritage and Luc, she’ll have to find something her ancestor wants more than blood. And in witchcraft, blood is everything.

9. Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym M. Martineau

I will not fall. I will not flee. I will not break.

As a Charmer, Leena Edenfrell can tame the rare magical beasts that inhabit her world. When she's falsely accused of using her magic to charm a human, she's exiled and forced to sell her beloved creatures to survive. It's heartbreaking work, but if she can just make it through the next week, she'll have everything she needs to prove her innocence and return to the only home she's ever known.

That is until she learns that the Charmer's Council has sent Noc, the realm's deadliest assassin, to find her. And Noc will stop at nothing until she's dead.

Determined to evade capture, Leena offers the dangerous hunter a deal: four magical beasts in exchange for her life…beasts with powers strong enough to break the curse that's killed everyone he's ever loved. Noc needs Leena. Yet as these unlikely allies cross the realm in search of mythical creatures, Leena can't help but feel that Noc is hiding something―and that, no matter how hard she fights, her time may soon be running out.

Thrilling, intense, and impossible to put down, Kingdom of Exiles is perfect for readers looking for:

  • books like Sarah J. Maas' Kingdom of Ash and Kalyn Josephson's Storm Crow
  • high fantasy with paranormal and romance elements
  • multidimensional characters and expert world-building
  • a unique premise and a plot to die for

10. Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh


Nalini Singh introduces readers to a world of beauty and bloodlust, where angels hold sway over vampires.

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux is hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael. But this time, it’s not a wayward vamp she has to track. It’s an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor’s edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn’t destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break.

11. Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

A Goodreads "YA Best Book of the Month"

An Amazon "Best Book of the Month: Science Fiction & Fantasy"

Zera is a Heartless―the immortal, ageless soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger's control, she serves the witch unquestioningly…Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a prince's heart in exchange for her own.

But if Zera is discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy her heart, rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.

Crown Prince Lucien d'Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him―every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his handsome side. No one can challenge him―until the arrival of Lady Zera. She's inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The prince's honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.

Now it’s a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

The winner takes the loser's heart.


12. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou's, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and the Church is an ancient one, and Lou's most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

13. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map―the key to a legendary treasure trove―seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. 

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. 

But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

In Daughter of the Pirate King, debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a gripping tale on the high seas.

14. Pestilence by Laura Thalassa

They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

When Pestilence comes to Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.

Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him.

And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she'll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

15. A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Cat Fisa isn't who she pretends to be. She's perfectly content living disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus, avoiding the destiny the Gods―and her dangerous family―have saddled her with. As far as she's concerned, the magic humming within her blood can live and die with her. She won't be a pawn in anyone's game.

But then she locks eyes with an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south and her illusion of safety is shattered forever.

Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker―the woman who divines the truth through lies―and he wants her to be a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm. Kidnapping her off the street is simple enough, but keeping her by his side is infuriatingly tough. 

Cat fights him at every turn, showing a ferocity of spirit that burns hot...and leaves him desperate for more. But can he ever hope to prove to his once-captive that he wants her there by his side as his equal, his companion...and maybe someday, his Queen?

16. Barbarian’s Mate by Ruby Dixon

'Resonance' is supposed to be a dream - that's when your soulmate is chosen for you. And everyone on the ice planet has hooked up with a big, hunky soulmate of their own...except me. 

So do I want a mate? Heck yeah. More than anything, all I've ever wanted is to be loved by someone. 

Except that the soulmate chosen for me? My least favorite person on the darn ice planet. Haeden's the most cranky, disapproving, unpleasant, overbearing male alien...

so why is it that my body sings when he gets close? Why is he working so hard to prove to me that he's not as awful as I think he is? I hate him...don't I?

17. Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

A girl destined for the stage. A prince cursed to darkness. A bond that will unleash magic caged for centuries.

Centuries ago, the Isle of Light was ruled by cruel creatures with dangerous magic until a witch bound them to their underground city. But a prophecy has spoken of a union with a human girl that has the power to set them free.

Cécile is a singer destined for the stage when she is kidnapped and bonded to the cursed prince of Trollus, with their minds linked in a way she never dreamed possible. Trollus is both magical and deadly, but as Cécile hunts for a way to escape, she discovers there is more to her mysterious husband than anyone realizes. 

As tension brews and political games escalate, Cécile finds herself at the center of a rebellion... and she is the one with the magic needed to overthrow the tyrant who rules.

Torn between returning to her human life and becoming the princess Trollus needs, Cécile must decide which world she belongs to... and how far she's willing to go to save the prince who holds her heart. 

Stolen Songbird is the first novel in a complete YA fantasy romance series that is perfect for readers looking to be lost in a magical world full of swoon-worthy and slow-burn romance!

18. Kinked by Thea Harrison

As a harpy, Sentinel Aryal is accustomed to dealing with hate, but Sentinel Quentin Caeravorn manages to inspire in her a burning ire, unlike anything she’s ever known. 

Aryal believes the new Sentinel to be a criminal and vows to take him out as soon as the opportunity arises. But the harpy’s incessant wrath has pushed Quentin to the limit and forces him to make a deadly vow of his own.

To put an end to the conflict, Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, sends them on a reconnaissance mission to the Elven land of Numenlaur. Forced to work together, Aryal and Quentin’s mutual antagonism escalates. 

Each fight draws forth more passion—culminating in an explosively sexual confrontation. But when their quest reveals real danger, Aryal and Quentin must resolve their differences in ways beyond the physical, before the entire Wyr is threatened.

19. The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

Swallow, daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. 

Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heaven or hell. 

You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, daughter. Stay alive. The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. 

Then she predicted the king would sell his soul and lose his son to the sky. My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. 

He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free. But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. 

I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a bird?

20. Elvish by S.G. Prince

When Venick is caught wandering the elf lands, he knows the penalty is death. Desperate, he lies about his identity in hopes the elves will spare his life.

Ellina doesn't trust humans, and not merely because he speaks the language of men. Men lie. In Elvish, however, lying is impossible. In a moment of intuition, Ellina decides to give Venick a chance: learn elvish, reveal his truths, and she will set him free.

That is not, of course, what happens.

As Ellina and Venick come to know each other, their feelings start to shift. Then Venick uncovers a dark secret, and suddenly the fate of the elf lands seems to rest in his hands. But every choice comes with consequences, and Venick must decide if it's worth risking his life to protect a race that hates him, all to save an elf he's not allowed to love.

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