‘Fourth Wing’: Waiting for it? Loved it? Try these titles!

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná

I love how much our community uses the library. Sometimes that means waiting for the hottest titles, especially when they get TikTok famous. Don’t fret! I can help you find a similar reading experience to THAT book you are waiting for or that you finally read and loved.

Fourth Wing readalikes

In Fourth Wing, a scribe-to-be has the course of her life changed when she is reassigned to study and train to be a dragon rider. Sound interesting? Check out these readalike titles!

A Broken Blade by Melissa Blair

Why you should try it: Who doesn't want to read about extremely skilled assassins, who must navigate court intrigue in order to do their job?

Description: Keera is a killer. As the king's Blade and his most gifted assassin, she is called upon to hunt down a mysterious figure called the Shadow who is moving against the Crown. She tracks the Shadow into the magical lands of the Fae, but the Faeland is not what it seems, and neither is the Shadow. Keera is shocked by what she discovers and can't help but wonder who her enemy truly is.

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To Shape a Dragon's Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose

Why you should try it: Anequs and Violet both have to navigate what it means to bond with a dragon and face dire consequences if they can't.

Description: Revered as a Nampeshiweisit, a person in a unique relationship with a dragon, by her people, 15-year-old Indigenous girl Anequs, at odds with the “approved” way of doing things, is forced by Anglish conquerors to attend a proper dragon school—and if she cannot succeed there, her dragon will be killed.

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Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhou

Why you should try it: There may not be dragons in this young adult novel, but there are giant mechas, and that is just as good.

Description: After her sister is killed in an air battle versus aliens, young Zetian avenges her death and becomes an Iron Widow, a much-feared kind of female pilot.

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A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

Why you should try it: Featuring all of the epic fantasy action and intrigue, this doorstopper of a prequel to Priory of the Orange Tree is the perfect spark to keep the dragon fire burning.

Description: With the younger generation questioning the Priory’s purpose—since wyrms haven’t appeared since the Nameless One—Tunuva Melim, a sister of the Priory, finds her calling when humankind needs protection after a new age of terror and violence is ushered in.

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The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

Why you should try it: This book combines all the adventure of dragons and battle fantasy stories and places it in a world inspired by the cultures of the African continent. And you don't have to wait for book two: The Fires of Vengeance!

Description: Born into a never-ceasing war dominated by women who summon dragons and magically strong men, Tau has no gifts, but pledges to do all in his power to avenge his murdered family members.

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About Dontaná

Dontaná is a Collection Management Librarian who was born with an unending reading list. She is almost always reading two books simultaneously and is easily distracted by cool covers.