Standalone fantasy to binge-read.

The Night Circus: Erin Morgenstern.

The circus shows up unexpectedly. There are no announcements before to it. It’s just there now, where it wasn’t yesterday. An totally unique experience full of spectacular amazements awaits you within the black-and-white striped canvas tents. The name of the show is Le Cirque des Rêves, and it’s only open at night.Behind the scenes, however, a furious struggle is raging—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been educated since childhood by their erratic masters just for this reason. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one person can survive, and the circus is only the backdrop for a magnificent fight of imagination and willpower.Celia and Marco, despite themselves, fall deeply into love—a deep, magical love that causes the lights to flicker and the room to warm if they even touch hands.Whether true love exists or not, the game must go on, and the lives of everyone involved, from the cast of exceptional circus artists to the audience, hang in the balance as perilously as the daring acrobats above.

Descendant of The Crane: Joan He.

The circus appears out of nowhere. There are no previous announcements. It’s just there today, where it wasn’t the day before. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents, you will have a completely unique experience full with magnificent amazements. Le Cirque des Rêves is the name of the show, and it is only open at night.Behind the scenes, however, a fierce battle rages—a conflict between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood by their unpredictable masters just for this purpose. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one person can win, and the circus is only the stage for a spectacular battle of imagination and resolve.

Circe: Madeline Miller

A daughter is born at the home of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans. Circe, on the other hand, is an odd kid, neither strong like her father nor fiercely alluring like her mother. She seeks company among mortals and realises that she possesses power – witchcraft power, which may turn opponents into monsters and even the gods themselves.When she is threatened, Zeus banishes her to a secluded island, where she hones her occult skills, tames wild creatures, and meets many of mythology’s most famous characters, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his fatal son Icarus, the wicked Medea, and, of course, the crafty Odysseus.Circe unknowingly earns the fury of both mankind and gods, and she eventually finds herself faced against one of the most terrible and angry of the Olympians. Circe must muster all her power and decide once and for all whether she belongs with the gods she was born from or the mortals she has learned to love in order to safeguard what she loves most.

The Priory Of The Orange Tree: Samantha Shannon.

A world in disarray. A dynasty without a successor. An old foe resurfaces.For a thousand years, the House of Berethnet has controlled Inys. Queen Sabran the Ninth, still unmarried, has to have a daughter to save her kingdom from ruin — but assassins are closing in on her.At court, Ead Duryan is an outsider. Despite her advancement to lady-in-waiting, she remains faithful to a secret organisation of wizards. Ead keeps a close check on Sabran and uses prohibited magic to keep her safe.Tané has been training to be a dragonrider since she was a kid across the black sea, but she is forced to make a decision that might destroy her life.Meanwhile, the split East and West are refusing to talk to each other.

Good Omens: Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

‘You know, Armageddon only happens once. They won’t let you go around unless you get it right the first time.’People have been forecasting the end of the world virtually since the beginning of time, so it’s reasonable to be sceptical when a new date for Judgement Day is announced. But what if the prophecies are correct, and the apocalypse is set to strike next Saturday, immediately after tea?You may drown your sorrows, give up all your belongings in preparation for the rapture, or laugh it off as (hopefully) just another hoax in the time left. Alternatively, you may simply try to do something about it.Aziraphale, a fastidious angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, have found themselves in a situation. They’ve been among Earth’s inhabitants since The Beginning and, truth be told, have become pretty fond of the way of life and, to be honest, aren’t looking forward to the approaching Apocalypse.Then there’s the problem of the Antichrist, who appears to have gone missing.