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Dan Fitzgerald’s Top Five

Romantasy dominated my year of reading, surprising exactly no one, though one non-fantasy romance snuck onto my list. Here are my top 5 books of 2022, in no particular order, with snippets from my reviews. Treat yourself to one of these books in 2023—or better yet, all of them!


Fortune’s Fool by Angela Boord

“Warring silk merchants…a one-armed heroine…mysterious magic…and a slow-burn romance for the ages.”


A Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Foz Meadows

“A stunning romantic fantasy that delivers a knockout emotional punch along with some of the best queernormative worldbuilding I’ve ever seen.”

Cover of Daughter of No Worlds, showing a blond woman in a sexy dress wielding a sword

Daughter of No Worlds by Carissa Broadbent

“Daughter of No Worlds should be considered a classic of modern fantasy, and it’s a must-read for fans of slow-burn romance as well. Forget your TBR. Your next read has arrived.”


Rescued by the Married Monster Hunters by Ennis Rook Bashe

“This is a special little book. Not a perfect one, nor a grandiose one, but I highly recommend it for readers who like queer fantasy romance with a little light monsterfucking (and even more monstercuddling) and some great hurt/comfort vibes.”

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Acoustics by London Price

“The romance was sweet, but the sex scenes were hot, though not as blistering as some of the M/M romances I have read. There was an emotional depth to those scenes that I especially enjoyed, beyond the excellently titillating spiciness, with just the right amount of space between scenes to keep you thirsty but not so much that you suffer irreversible dehydration.”

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