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Paste Magazine's the 50 Best Fantasy Books of the 21st Century (So Far)

"While fantastical stories have been around since before the written word, they've gone in and out of fashion throughout history. But the 21st century has been a particularly fruitful time of fantasy literature, with J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series ushering in an era of both publishers willing to take a chance on new fantasy writers and readers opening themselves up to worlds of magic."
"This list boasts everything from Young Adult novels brimming with magic and violence to high fantasy epics chronicling war and drama. We've limited our picks to two books per author, and these books include entries in multi-volume series, standalone novels and a collection of short stories. Nearly 150 titles received at least one vote, but we've narrowed it down 50 books we recommend without reservation."
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Storm Front
Storm Front
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Princess Academy (Shannon Hale)
Princess Academy (Shannon Hale)
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All the Birds in the Sky (Charlie Jane Anders)
All the Birds in the Sky (Charlie Jane Anders)
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Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Lani Taylor)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Lani Taylor)
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The Abyss Surrounds Us (Emily Skrutskie)
The Abyss Surrounds Us (Emily Skrutskie)
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Uprooted (Naomi Novik)
Uprooted (Naomi Novik)
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Thief of Time
Thief of Time
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
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The Magician's Land (Lev Grossman)
The Magician's Land (Lev Grossman)
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Seraphina (Rachel Hartman)
Seraphina (Rachel Hartman)
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Leviathan (Scott Westerfeld)
Leviathan (Scott Westerfeld)
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Egg & Spoon (Gregory Maguire)
Egg & Spoon (Gregory Maguire)
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13
Crooked Kingdom (Leigh Bardugo)
Crooked Kingdom (Leigh Bardugo)
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The Grace of Kings (Ken Liu)
The Grace of Kings (Ken Liu)
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The Blade Itself (Joe Abercrombie)
The Blade Itself (Joe Abercrombie)
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The Winner's Kiss (Marie Rutkowski)
The Winner's Kiss (Marie Rutkowski)
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A Dance With Dragons (George R.R. Martin)
A Dance With Dragons (George R.R. Martin)
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A Torch Against the Night (Sabaa Tahir)
A Torch Against the Night (Sabaa Tahir)
19
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (Leslye Walton)
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (Leslye Walton)
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The Obelisk Gate (N.K. Jemison)
The Obelisk Gate (N.K. Jemison)
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Lirael (Garth Nix)
Lirael (Garth Nix)
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Night Watch
Night Watch
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Tuesdays at the Castle (Jessica Day George)
Tuesdays at the Castle (Jessica Day George)
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
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Spindle's End (Robin McKinley)
Spindle's End (Robin McKinley)
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The King of Attolia
The King of Attolia
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Perdido Street Station (China Mieville)
Perdido Street Station (China Mieville)
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Carry on (Rainbow Rowell)
Carry on (Rainbow Rowell)
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Throne of the Crescent Moon
Throne of the Crescent Moon
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Coraline
Coraline
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The Way of Shadows (Brent Weeks)
The Way of Shadows (Brent Weeks)
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A Corner of White (Jaclyn Moriarty)
A Corner of White (Jaclyn Moriarty)
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A Memory of Light (Brandon Sanderson)
A Memory of Light (Brandon Sanderson)
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Trickster's Queen
Trickster's Queen
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Who Fears Death? (Nnedi Okorafor)
Who Fears Death? (Nnedi Okorafor)
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Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo)
Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo)
37
The Wise Man's Fear (Patrick Rothfuss)
The Wise Man's Fear (Patrick Rothfuss)
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J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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A Storm of Swords (George R.R. Martin)
A Storm of Swords (George R.R. Martin)
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The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)
The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)
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