10 Chilling Horror Fantasy Books about Fairies That Will Haunt Your Dreams

Dive into the Dark Side of Fairyland with These Spine-Tingling Reads.

Step into a realm where enchantment and horror intertwine, where fairies are not the glittering, benevolent beings of folklore but creatures of darkness and nightmares. If you're a fan of eerie tales and enjoy exploring the sinister side of fantasy, then this list of 10 horror fantasy books about fairies is tailor-made for you. Prepare to be enthralled and terrified as you embark on journeys through treacherous realms, encounter ancient powers, and confront the chilling truths lurking within fairy folklore.

"The Darkest Part of the Forest" by Holly Black:


Description: In a town where humans and fae coexist, Hazel and her brother encounter a sleeping prince in the forest. When the prince wakes, dark forces are unleashed, and Hazel must confront the eerie power at the heart of the faerie kingdom.


"Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" by Susanna Clarke:


Description: Set in an alternate historical England, this dark and enchanting tale follows the revival of magic and the dangerous encounters with fairy creatures that arise as two magicians explore its wonders.


"Wicked Lovely" by Melissa Marr:


Description: Aislinn has always been able to see faeries, but when they start to break the rules by stalking her, she is thrust into a dangerous game of ancient powers and deadly betrayals.


"The Replacement" by Brenna Yovanoff:


Description: When a human baby is replaced by a fairy changeling, Mackie Doyle must navigate a hidden world of monsters and confront the terrifying truth about his own origins.


"The Hollow Kingdom" by Clare B. Dunkle:


Description: When Kate's sister is taken by the goblin king, she embarks on a treacherous journey into the goblin realm, filled with dark magic, dangerous creatures, and unexpected alliances.


"The Iron King" by Julie Kagawa:


Description: In the realm of fey, Meghan Chase discovers she is the daughter of a faery king and embarks on a perilous journey to rescue her kidnapped brother, facing treacherous creatures and court intrigue.


"The Cruel Prince" by Holly Black:


Description: Jude, a mortal girl, is thrust into a world of deceit, power struggles, and dark enchantments when she becomes embroiled in the machinations of the wicked and seductive faerie prince, Cardan.


"Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale" by Holly Black:


Description: After Kaye discovers her true identity as a changeling, she becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of deception, enchantment, and court politics in the hidden world of faeries.


"The Wood" by Chelsea Bobulski:


Description: Winter and her father protect the magical Wood from the sinister Nightshade, but when her father goes missing, Winter teams up with a charming thief to unravel the mysteries of the Wood and confront the dark secrets within.



"Faerie Tale" by Raymond E. Feist:


Description: When a family moves into an old house in upstate New York, they unwittingly awaken an ancient evil from the world of faerie, and they must face terrifying creatures to protect themselves and their loved ones.



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