Impeccable Worlds: A Gateway into Fantasy Book Review Blogs
Sharpen your swords, prepare your spells, and step into the endless imagination of the best fantasy book review blogs. Whether you’re new to the genre or a seasoned veteran looking to expand your fantasy realms, these blogs serve as compasses guiding you through the labyrinth of high and low, dark, urban, contemporary, and mythical fantasy. Indulge in the cunning eloquence of bloggers who breathe life into the written word, their reviews as captivating as the novels themselves.
Behind every great hero or heroine lies a world brimming with magic, danger, and limitless possibilities. In the realm of fantasy book reviews, our keyboard-warriors don the capes, wielding adjectives and insights to paint pictures of these otherworlds for us. Though we don’t have griffins or dragons to commend their efforts, we unfurl a scroll of the best fantasy book review blogs that have transformed our muggle existence.
So, fellow fantasy dweller, ready yourself for an exhilarating odyssey into the corridors of ever-changing narratives. Let the sparkling brilliance of the fantasy book review blogs illuminate your journey and beckon the eager voices of elves, witches, sorcerers, and unseen creatures from the depths of well-penned pages.
- Fantasy Book Cafe
An excellent blog offering in-depth book reviews, interviews, guest posts by authors, and weekly updates of publishing news.
- Fantasy Book Critic
An independent book review website offering a wide range of book reviews from the latest releases to hidden gems.
- Fantasy Book Review Blog
A source of honest, detailed reviews of fantasy fiction books, along with interviews and features.
- Fantasy Faction
Offers book reviews, author interviews, and articles about all things related to fantasy.
- Fantasy Literature
A blog reviewing, recommending and discussing science fiction, fantasy and horror books.
A site offering insights into the world of fantasy, featuring book reviews, articles, interviews, and original fiction.
- Worlds in Ink
A fantasy and science fiction book review site providing a wide selection of reviews and author interviews.
- The Tattered Scroll A blog dedicated to the review and promotion of all things related to fantasy books.
- Fantasy Scroll
Notable for its curation of fantasy book reviews, short fiction stories, interviews, articles, and advice for writers.
- Best Fantasy Books
Known for its detailed best lists, this blog also features in-depth reviews and recommendations for fantasy books.
- A Fantasy Reader
A blog featuring a variety of fantasy book reviews and related news pieces.
- Best in Fantasy
A book review site specializing in fantasy and known for its Top 10 lists.
- Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews
A blog offering fantasy book reviews, interviews with authors, and news about publishing industry happenings.
- The Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf and Book Review
An eclectic blog, reviewing all sorts of speculative fiction, from fantasy to science fiction to horror.
- Ultimate Fantasy Books
A resourceful blog that not only reviews new releases and celebrated authors but also showcases upcoming authors in the fantasy genre.
- Fantasy Books I Recommend
This blog is all about recommending the best Fantasy books for fellow enthusiasts.
- Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
Packed with reviews, interviews and other features on fantasy and science-fiction.
- Fantasy & SciFi Lovin’ Reviews
Focuses on offering well-written reviews on fantasy and sci-fi books as well as related news and upcoming releases.
- Fantasy Review Barn
Offers a unique, rural inspired approach in reviewing and discussing fantasy books and novellas.
- We Love High Fantasy
A blog dedicated to reviewing and discussing high fantasy books and novels.
- Tor Books
The official blog of Tor Publishing, featuring a variety of fantasy, science fiction, and horror reviews, news
- Coven Book Club
A group blog that reviews all kinds of speculative fiction, including fantasy novels.
- Mad Tea Party Book Reviews
This account on Tumblr is dedicated to reviewing fantasy books, with a specific interest in fairytale retellings and tea.
- The Speculative Scotsman
A blog that reviews speculative fiction, including fantasy, with a strong interest in works from Scottish authors.
- Unfringed: Feminism, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Sexism
This blog offers feminist reviews and analysis of science fiction and fantasy literature.
An aggregator that curates the most popular posts on a variety of topics including fantasy books.
- Aywren Sojourner
A personal blog that often reviews fantasy books, games, and features fan fiction works.
- Storm the Castle
A blog that provides reviews of fantasy books and also offers tips on writing, model making, and various other fantasy related projects.
This blog features news and reviews about popular science fiction and fantasy books, as well as games and movies.
- Fantasy Hive
A collective of fantasy enthusiasts and authors, sharing reviews, interviews, features, and writing advice.
- Grimdark Magazine
A blog focusing on darker, grittier side of the fantasy and science fiction genre. Features reviews, interviews, and opinion pieces.
- Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews
A forum-style blog offering community contributed reviews for the science fiction and fantasy genre.
- The Fantasy Inn
A blog maintained by a group of writers who review a wide variety of fantasy books, often focusing on highlighting diverse authors.
A monthly fanzine offering reviews of fantasy and science fiction books, as well as author interviews.
- The Wertzone Adam Whitehead, a fantasy literature critic regularly posts in-depth book reviews and news articles about the industry here.
- The Eloquent Page
A review site focusing on both standalone and series works in fantasy, horror, and other genre fiction.
- Realm of Reviews
Provides unique insight on newly released fantasy books along with a collection of classics in the genre.
- Bookworm Blues
A personal blog where the author writes in-depth reviews that often focus on the emotional impact of fantasy, science fiction, and speculative books.
- Elitist Book Reviews
A group of reviewers give their frank opinions about fantasy and science fiction books, with a focus on adult and young adult novels.
- Book Geeks Uncompromised
This blog provides reviews and recommendations for novellas, graphic novels and comics with a main focus on fantasy and science fiction genres.
- Kingdom Books
This blog focuses on reviewing fantasy and mystery books, and also includes interviews and guest posts.
- The Fantasy Book Critic
Packed with reviews, interviews and other features on fantasy and science-fiction.
- Lynn’s Books
Run by an independent reviewer, this blog provides reviews of fantasy, science fiction, and gothic novels.
- Science Fiction & Fantasy World
Reviews, interviews, and articles about all things related to speculative fiction.
They cover books of all genres, but have a special emphasis on speculative fiction, particularly horror, science fiction, and fantasy.
- Fantasy Cafe
Features reviews, interviews with authors, and news about publishing industry happenings.
- The Book Smugglers
Publishes reviews of the genre of speculative fiction, including fantasy and science fiction, from a feminist perspective
- The Little Red Reviewer
This blogger reviews all types of speculative fiction including fantasy, science fiction, and horror.
- The Qwillery
Reviews focusing on speculative fiction with author interviews and cover reveals.
- The Skiffy and Fanty Show
A revolving cast of contributors discuss (and occasionally review) science fiction and fantasy books, movies, comics, and TV shows, in this award-winning blog/podcast.
- Fantasy Book Lane
This blog provides good book reviews and shares author interviews.
- Civilian Reader
Reviews and author interviews focusing on sci-fi, fantasy, and crime fiction.
- Fantasy of the Silver Dragon
Reviews of fantasy and urban fantasy, with occasional author interviews.
- Fantasy Hotlist
Offers a blend of fantasy book news, reviews, and interviews.
- Fantasy BookCritique
A blog that offers straightforward and concise reviews of fantasy books, novellas, and short stories.
- OG’s Speculative Fiction Reviews
A personal blog that has a small but quality collection of fantasy literature reviews.
- Never Too Many to Read
A blog that reviews fantasy and supernatural fiction, often reviewing indie books and debut authors.
- Fantasy Findings
A personal blog written by a passionate reader of the fantasy genre, offering book reviews and genre discussions.
- Civilian Reader
This blog offers reviews and author interviews focusing on sci-fi and fantasy, with an occasional focus on crime, thriller, and mystery fiction.
- Fantasy Reader
A blog that offers insightful fantasy book reviews, author interviews, cover reveals, and more.
- Judge a Book by Its Cover
In addition to fantasy book reviews, this blog also critiques and appreciates the artwork and design of book covers.
- The Fandom Post – Book Reviews
A part of a larger entertainment review site, this section tackles reviews for fantasy books and novels.
- Fantastic Literature
A specialist in fantasy and horror literature, this blog reviews books and also operates as an online store.
- Fantasy World Writer
An avid fan of fantasy shares reviews, recommendations, and commentary on fantasy literature.
- Fantasy Book Guide
This blog catalogs reviews and ratings of popular fantasy books, acting as a guide for enthusiasts.
- The Illustrated Page
Fantasy, sci-fi, and historical fiction books are reviewed in this blog, often featuring books by diverse authors.
Fantasy and speculative fiction by diverse authors often take center stage in this book reviewer’s blog.
- The Quill to Live
A review site made by a group of friends who love fantasy and sci-fi books, featuring comprehensive reviews and fun articles.
- The Book Smugglers: Urban Fantasy
- All Things Urban Fantasy
- Maryse’s Book Blog (Paranormal & Urban Fantasy)
- Book Chick City
- Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
Sword and Sorcery:
- Swords & Sorcery: A Blog
- Savage Sword of Sorcery
- Sword & Sorcery and Weird Fiction Terminus
- Sword & Sorcery Tales
- The Sword & Sorcery League Facebook
- Collecting Old Fantasy Books
- Dreamtime Tale Fantasy Books (an indie author-run community)
Magazines and Newsletters
- Fantasy & Science Fiction
- Fantasy Scroll Magazine
- Realms of Fantasy
- Strange Horizons
- Aurealis – Australian SF&F Magazine
- Fantasy Magazine
- Crossed Genres
- Orbit Books Newsletters
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Newsletter
Swords and Sorcery:
Communities and Forums
- Goodreads Best Fantasy Books Forum
- Goodreads Fantasy Book Club
- Best Fantasy Books Forums
- Fantasy Book Club
- A Foray Into Fantasy Goodreads
- Fantasy Nation Goodreads
- Flights of Fantasy Goodreads
- Fantasy Aficionados Goodreads
- Fantasy Freaks Forum
- The Fantasy Forum
- SFF World Fantasy/Horror Forum
- Fantasy Faction Forum
- Fantasy Writers Forum
- Amazon Customer Discussions Fantasy Forum
- Mythic Scribes Fantasy Writing Forums
- The British Fantasy Society Forum
- Fantasy Faction Book Club
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Forum on AbsoluteWrite
- Ace Roc Stars Goodreads
- Adventures on SciFi Publishing (not just a SciFi-specific group; also caters to fantasy and horror)
- SciFi and Fantasy eBook Club Goodreads
- The Jolly Good Reading Society Goodreads
- Fantasy Faction.com Goodreads
- Sci-Fi and Fantasy Girlz
- Fantasy Book Club Series Goodreads
- Speculative Short Fiction Deserves Love! Goodreads
- SF/F Read Alongs Goodreads
- Building a SciFi/Fantasy Library Goodreads
Sword and Sorcery:
- Fantasy Book Club London Meetup
- Fantasy and Science Fiction Theory Reading Group Meetups
- Locus Online Convention Listings
- First Friday Fandom
- PodCastle: The Fantasy Fiction Podcast
- Fantasy Fic Pod on PodOmatic
- Sword & Laser
- Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy
- Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast
- Makeshift Stories
- Far-Fetched Fables
- Dragon Page
- The Metamor City Podcast
Keywords and Hashtags
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
- The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
- The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
- The Once and Future King by T.H. White
- The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman
- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
- A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
- Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
- The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
- Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
- A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander
- Magician by Raymond E. Feist
- The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
- The Magicians by Lev Grossman
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
- The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
- The Legend of Drizzt by R.A. Salvatore
PS. Check out our 60 best fantasy novels of all time!
Top Authors in the Genre
- Neil Gaiman
- J.K. Rowling
- Brandon Sanderson
- Patrick Rothfuss
- Susanna Clarke
- George R.R. Martin
- J.R.R. Tolkien
- Scott Lynch
- Ursula K. Le Guin
- Joe Abercrombie
- R.A. Salvatore
- Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
- Terry Brooks
- Raymond E. Feist
- David Gemmell
- Terry Goodkind
- David Eddings
- Anne McCaffrey