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Understanding FairyLoot’s Subscription Categories

Understanding FairyLoot’s Subscription Categories: A Guide to Choosing Your Ideal Fantasy Read

As you may already know, FairyLoot is renowned for delivering beautifully crafted editions, each adorned with special finishes that captivate our readers. However, each subscription tier—Young Adult, Adult, Epic, and Romantasy—offers distinct content tailored to different reader preferences. Here’s a guide to help you choose the subscription that best suits your reading tastes.

Subscription Categories Explained
  1. Young Adult (YA)
  • Definition: Young Adult Fantasy typically features protagonists in their teens facing challenges relevant to a younger audience, often integrating elements of self-discovery, first loves, and personal growth within magical or fantastical settings.
  • Characteristics: Books in this category blend themes of youth, adventure, and romance, suitable for readers aged 14 and up.
  • Example Titles:
    • “The Cruel Prince” by Holly Black
    • “Once Upon A Broken Heart” by Stephanie Garber
    • “Divine Rivals” by Rebecca Ross
    • “Legendborn” by Tracy Deonn
    • “Six Crimson Cranes” by Elizabeth Lim
    • “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater
    • “What The River Knows” by Isabel Ibañez
    • “These Violent Delights” by Chloe Gong

Join the Young Adult Full Box, Young Adult Book-Only or Combo Book-Only waitlist.

  1. Adult
  • Definition: Adult Fantasy is generally targeted at a mature audience and delves into more complex and nuanced themes, often portraying morally ambiguous characters, intricate plots, and detailed world-building.
  • Characteristics: These books explore deep narratives, typically with a secondary romance plot, suitable for readers aged 18 and up.
  • Example Titles:
    • “The Foxglove King” by Hannah Whitten
    • “Babel” by R.F. Kuang
    • “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V.E. Schwab
    • “The Hurricane Wars” by Thea Guanzon
    • “The Familiar” by Leigh Bardugo
    • “The Jasad Heir” by Sara Hashem
    • “The Atlas Six” by Olivie Blake
    • “Evocation” by S.T. Gibson

Join the Adult Book-Only or Combo Book-Only waitlist.

  1. Romantasy
  • Definition: A sub-genre of fantasy where romance is at the forefront of the plot. Romantasy books often feature intense emotional and romantic development alongside the fantasy elements.
  • Characteristics: Focuses on intense romance interwoven with fantasy elements, more frequent than not including explicit content, suitable for readers aged 18 and up.
  • Example Titles:
    • “The Serpent and the Wings of Night” by Carissa Broadbent
    • “Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros
    • “From Blood and Ash” by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    • “A Touch of Darkness” by Scarlett St. Clair
    • “Lore of the Wilds” by Analeigh Sbrana
    • “Broken Bonds” by J. Bree
    • “Gild” by Raven Kennedy
    • “The Book of Azrael” by Amber V. Nicole

Join the Romantasy Book-Only waitlist.

  1. Epic
  • Definition: Epic Fantasy is characterized by its grand scale and high stakes. These stories typically involve large casts of characters, expansive worlds, and complex plots centered around significant conflicts like battles, quests, or confrontations between good and evil.
  • Characteristics: Epic narratives with grand settings and little to no romance, suitable for readers aged 18 and up.
  • Example Titles:
    • “The Stormlight Archives” by Brandon Sanderson
    • “Malice” by John Gwynne
    • “Assassin’s Apprentice” by Robin Hobb
    • “The Fifth Season” by N. K. Jemisin
    • “The Final Strife” by Saara El-Arifi
    • “The Poppy War” by R.F. Kuang
    • “The Name of the Wind” by Patrick Rothfuss
    • “The Priory of the Orange Tree” by Samantha Shannon

Join the Epic Fantasy Quarterly Subscription waitlist!

Choosing Your Subscription

While many of our subscribers enjoy books across all categories, your personal preferences will guide your choice:

  • Romance Lovers: The Romantasy subscription will likely be your haven, with its strong emphasis on romance intertwined with fantastical elements, perfect for those who revel in love stories set against a backdrop of magic and mystery.
  • Epic Adventurers: If grand tales and complex worlds captivate you more than romantic entanglements, the Epic Fantasy subscription will transport you to vast, new realms. This category is ideal for those who enjoy stories about epic quests, battles between good and evil, and elaborate world-building.
  • Young Adult Enthusiasts: Our Young Adult subscription is great for readers who resonate with characters and stories that explore the challenges and adventures of youth within fantastical settings, often featuring themes of self-discovery and first love.
  • Adult Explorers: This subscription is tailored for readers who appreciate a rich narrative depth and a focus on character development within a fantasy world. While these stories typically contain elements of romance, the primary focus is on exploring complex themes and societal issues, making it suited for a mature audience.

All of our waitlists can be found on our website here.

We hope this guide helps you find the FairyLoot subscription that best matches your reading preferences. Dive into your favourite fantastical worlds with us and enjoy the journey wherever your imagination takes you!

Still undecided? Take our quiz here to find your perfect match!




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