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Dark Fantasy Books to Keep You Up at Night

The world of fantasy books is wide and vast. One bright—okay, dark—spot is dark fantasy, which incorporates more horror-y themes than regular fantasy. Things are, well, dark, scary, and gloomy. Here, we have some excellent novels and novellas that fit the bill of dark fantasy, with tales of ravaged kingdoms, genetic mutations, and everything in between. Sink your teeth into these dark fantasy books that are sure to keep you up all night.


Ashley Holstrom is a book person, designing them and writing about them for Book Riot. She lives near Chicago with her cat named after Hemingway and her bookshelves organized by color.