Our list of The Most Unique and Unconventional Fantasy Novels.
The City We Became (2020) by N.K. Jemisin
New York City comes alive as five people embody the city’s boroughs and must defend it from an ancient evil.
The Starless Sea (2019) by Erin Morgenstern
A grad student discovers a mysterious book that leads him on a journey through a labyrinth of hidden stories and magical underground libraries.
The Library at Mount Char (2015) by Scott Hawkins
A group of orphans, each with a unique set of supernatural abilities, are taken in by a mysterious man who trains them in the ways of the universe, but his sudden disappearance leaves them to fend for themselves.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (2014) by Claire North
A man lives his life over and over again, retaining all his memories from previous lives, and must prevent the end of the world as he knows it.
The Golem and the Jinni (2013) by Helene Wecker
A golem and a jinni, two mythic creatures of different cultures, find themselves in 1899 New York City and must navigate their way through their new lives while keeping their identities secret.