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5 Female Fantasy Books Written by Women To Read In 2018

Shows like 'Outlander' and 'The Handmaid’s Tale' are revealing a big appetite for the female-driven fantasy genre. Here are five new novels to look out for in 2018.
Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall; Outlander Season 2 2016
CUL_Books_Fantasy_01 Source: Courtesy of Starz

Mainstream geek culture is in the middle of a feminist revolution, most obviously in the world of comic book superheroes but also in the esoteric world of fantasy publishing. “I get a little emotional when I go into a bookstore these days and see so many fantasy books about women, written by women, on the shelves,” says Sarah J. Maas, author of the wildly popular Throne of Glass series. “Robin McKinley, Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce and so many others all paved the way for us.”

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