If you’re a fan of cozy, heartwarming fantasy reads like Travis Baldree‘s Legends & Lattes, then you’re in luck! There are plenty of books out there that offer the same blend of found-family warmth, low-stakes adventures, and charming characters.
Cursed Cocktails by S. L. Rowland
If you enjoyed Legends & Lattes, you will definitely enjoy Cursed Cocktails by S.L. Rowland, a fantasy book about Rhoren “Bloodbane” who opens a tavern in a warmer climate after retiring from defending the frozen north for twenty years, and discovers a new sense of purpose and belonging with the help of his inherited book of drink recipes.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
This whimsical tale follows a caseworker for a government agency that oversees magical children. When he is sent to investigate an orphanage for “dangerous” children, he finds himself falling in love with the quirky and lovable kids and the eccentric caretaker.
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
In this political fantasy, a half-goblin son unexpectedly inherits the throne of his elven kingdom and must navigate court intrigue and assassination attempts while staying true to his kind heart and moral values.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
This beautifully written novel follows Addie LaRue, a young woman cursed to live forever but also forgotten by everyone she meets. That is, until she meets a man who remembers her, and they embark on a poignant and emotional journey together.
The Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire
This series of novellas follows a group of misfit children who have all found their way to a mysterious boarding school for those who have returned from magical worlds. Each book explores the unique struggles and adventures of a different character, and the series as a whole is a celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and found family.
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
In this darkly humorous novel, a young witch attends a magical school that is more dangerous than Hogwarts. With the constant threat of death looming, she must navigate the cutthroat social hierarchy and form alliances with unlikely classmates to survive.
These books offer a similar sense of warmth, charm, and low-stakes adventure as Legends & Lattes, so if you loved that book, give these a try!