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The Rise of Romantasy - Here’s Why Readers Are #Obsessed With This Spicy Genre

The Rise of Romantasy - Here’s Why Readers Are #Obsessed With This Spicy Genre

Romantasy, the hybrid genre combining romance and fantasy, has taken the world by storm. While #romantasy is a majorly trending topic on social media, the genre actually dates back decades. So, why is it all the rage right now? Modern authors like Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Rebecca Yarros, Tracy Wolff, and Diana Gabaldon have perfected the secret formula for success: romance, fantasy, and a whole lot of spice. Readers love to live vicariously through the heroines of these spicy novels. Who wouldn’t want to run away to Velaris with the High Lord of the Night Court? The most epic part of Romantasy is that it combines real emotions of love with magical worlds that we can escape to. Because we all know that book boyfriends are WAY more fun than real ones.   

Luckily, the heavy hitters in this genre aren’t slowing down any time soon. Sarah J. Maas has written 16 novels and there are still more to come! These 16 books span over three series: A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR), Throne of Glass, and Crescent City. With her meticulous character development and immaculate world building, she has launched herself to literary stardom. Her newest novel, House of Flame & Shadow of the Crescent City Series, became a bestseller in the first week of its release! Maas is known for creating some of the most swoon worthy literary love interests out there. Whether you're all in on Rhysand or falling for Rowan, Mass’ leading men will never disappoint. 

A Court of Thorns and Roses ACOTAR Juniper Books Special Edition Books

Jennifer L. Armentrout is another majorly successful author in the Romantasy genre. She has published 12 stand alone series which comprise nearly 60 books. And she has more books on the way! Her best selling series Blood and Ash, pictured below, is famously spicy and addictive. In addition to being one of the most successful authors in her genre, Jennifer is also an absolutely fantastic person! We were lucky enough to work in collaboration with Jennifer when designing our special edition Blood and Ash set. The set comes with a personal message from Jennifer and features the series’ tenacious heroine, Poppy. 

Blood and Ash Juniper Books Special Edition Book Set

Romantasy novels are rising in popularity by the second, and we are so happy about it! We love this genre so much that we decided to create a collection on our website dedicated to all things Romantasy. From Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephenie Meyer, Diana Gabaldon and beyond! You can check out our collection page and dive back into your favorite magical universe or even discover a new one to explore. When it comes to Romantasy, the possibilities are endless! 

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