18 New Adult/Adult Cozy Fantasy Reads to Curl Up With
Have you ever just wanted to curl up with a fantasy book that you were sure would delight you? How about one that pairs well with a mug of your favorite beverage and just seeps into your heart and soul?
This is what cozy fantasy does to you. These are books that have low to no triggers, low tension, may or may not have low stakes, but in the end, you know you’re going to feel good and comforted.
These charming cozy fantasy reads may involve humor, adventure, Victorian societies, baking, romance, and enchanting magic, or they can be their own quirky mix of quaint and fantastical themes. But they all provide that cozy feeling that means you’re safe throughout the entire book.
And when these books are of the new adult or adult variety, they come with adult themes such as career changes when you’re worn down, settling down with your soulmate, achieving academic greatness, embarking on quirky adventure, or finally giving into that urge to just open a book store or coffee shop. These cozy fantasy reads may even contain some spice.
Below are my eighteen new adult/adult cozy fantasy reads to curl up with. Enjoy.
Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries
by Heather Fawcett
Pride and Prejudice-esque, academia, faeries reminiscent of the Folk of the Air series, tricky magic, romance, academic rivals to lovers
Phantom and Rook (Adventures in Levena Book 1)
by Aelina Isaacs
Magic, an immortal, m/m romance, found family, soulmates, guy witches, magical coffee shops, villains with vendettas against cheese makers, moving tattoos, grand puzzles, and second chances at love and life
by Travis Baldree
All the cozy feels, post-adventure settling into “normal” life, so many delicious coffee and treats, a cute rodent baker, village tension, marketing troubles, storyline that will tug at your heartstrings, a dash of sapphic romance
Can’t Spell Treason Without Tea
by Rebecca Thorne
A former assassin and a magician open a book/tea shop, f/f romance, griffons, a tyrannical queen, village lords at odds, heartwarming friendships, bringing a town together
The Bookshop and the Barbarian
by Morgan Stang
Breathing life into an abandoned bookshop, goblins, a llama merchant, talking bookworms, f/f romance, hilarious, heartfelt, comparable to Legends and Lattes
by C. M. Waggoner
Victorian-esque, trolls, wizard school, mathematical magic, people at war, gender and societal clashes, found family, compelling, clean romance
by A.J. Lancaster
Faeries, historical setting, an illusionist main character, a ritual to choose the next lord gone wrong and (gasp) a female is chosen, an adorable butler, a pinch of m/f romance
The Stray Spirit (The Lutesong Series Book 1)
by R.K. Ashwick
A bard and a forest spirit uncover a deadly magical threat, comforting, heartfelt, adventure, witty, forgotten folklore, mystical magic, m/f romance
The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy
by Megan Bannen
Whimsical, macabre, demigod, zombies, m/f romance, enemies to lovers, donuts, small-town drama, feels like Howl's Moving Castle
by TJ Klune
Enchanting love story, m/m romance, witty, wholesome, dangerous magical children, discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place, LGBTQIA+ characters
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches
by Sangu Mandanna