Recovery Recs: What to Read After Watching the Game of Thrones Finale

Recovery Recs: What to Read After Watching the Game of Thrones Finale

Game of Thrones

HBO’s Game of Thrones is officially over and we have a lot of feelings. Whether you loved or hated the show’s ending, we’re all saying goodbye to characters and a world we won’t soon forget. While you longingly wait for George R.R. Martin to finish writing The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, here are a handful of books that capture some of our favorite elements from the show.

You love an epic series, but don’t have the time to read Martin’s books:

Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughn and illustrated by Fiona Staples

You want to live at Winterfell:

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

You’re looking for larger-than-life fantasy with more characters of color:

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

You want all dragons to be safe and happy:

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

You’re looking for magic and prophecies:

The True Queen by Zen Cho

You love the politics of government and royals, but want a happy ending:

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

You’d swear fealty to Brienne of Tarth:

Once & Future by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta

You want dragonriders, assassins, and a queen in need of an heir:

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

You’d love to be first mate for all of Arya’s adventures:

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

You love an ascent to the throne paired with a descent into madness:

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

You lived for the tension of looming battles against both the undead and the living:

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

You are fascinated by the politics of ruling an empire:

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine


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