The best fantasy novels to take you away

Mandi Oyster Author Of Dacia Wolf & the Prophecy
By Mandi Oyster

Who am I?

Picking up a fantasy novel and getting away from real-world problems is an escape for me. Even though many of these issues don’t exist in our lives, we can still learn from the way the characters deal with their struggles. We can find compassion and empathy and maybe see that there are two sides to every story. Along the way, we also get to see stunning vistas and amazing, mythical creatures.


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Dacia Wolf & the Prophecy

By Mandi Oyster,

Book cover of Dacia Wolf & the Prophecy

What is my book about?

Dacia doesn't believe in prophecies, but when she starts living her nightmares, she can't help but wonder if she's wrong. Strange things have always happened in her presence. People in the small town of Bittersweet avoid her, and in her own home, her parents fear her. The only person who doesn't make her feel like an outcast is her best friend, Cody Hawks. Around him, she is free to be herself.

Dacia is excited to go to college, leaving everyone but Cody behind. When her powers surface in class, she finds herself a pawn in a demon's plot to take over the planet. Plunged into a world where magic exists and monsters are real, Dacia must learn to control her powers and find a way to return the demon to the Abyss.

The books I picked & why

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The Crow King

By M. H. Woodscourt,

Book cover of The Crow King

Why this book?

M.H. Woodscourt is amazing an amazing storyteller. One of her biggest strengths is bringing her characters to life. If you love character-driven fantasy stories, I highly recommend The Crow King. The settings are all places that I would love to visit in real life. 

Gwyn's journey is filled with struggle and reward and exciting twists and turns.


The Girl of Dorcha Wood

By Kristin Ward,

Book cover of The Girl of Dorcha Wood

Why this book?

In The Girl of Dorcha Wood Ward leads her readers on an emotional journey of love and loss that is filled with innocence, betrayal, love, pain, bitterness, and revenge.

Her characters are incredibly realistic. She has a way of making you feel like you’ve known them all your life. The setting is well-written and almost feels like home.


The Assassin's Odyssey

By Caleb Ortega, Mandi Oyster,

Book cover of The Assassin's Odyssey

Why this book?

Assassin's Odyssey makes you rethink everything. Which is more important: loyalty or justice? Is being loyal to someone who is evil right, or is it right to betray that? As you read Caleb’s book, you find yourself being swayed a little toward each side.

Answers are never black and white. This book makes you realize the truth lies in the middle. And in my humble opinion, a book that makes you think is a good thing.


Wolf: Under Your Skin

By Ellen Hunter,

Book cover of Wolf: Under Your Skin

Why this book?

Hunt gives us a different type of werewolf. One who is just trying to find his place in the world. His journey gave me all the feels. I loved being a part of Josh’s journey and seeing him find a life instead of just going through the motions of day-to-day life.


The Seventh Year Trials: A Dragon Rider Competition

By Alexis D. Johnson,

Book cover of The Seventh Year Trials: A Dragon Rider Competition

Why this book?

Alexis is an incredible storyteller. She takes her readers on an amazing journey filled with fantastic descriptions that use all of the senses. Her characters are real, well-developed, believable people with problems, insecurities, and the hope to make things better. Her settings are stunning. And the plot is amazing!


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