Most fiction lovers enjoy a receiving new paperback around the holidays, but it can be tricky picking out the right book for your fantasy reader friend. Do you buy a popular title that your reader may already own? Or do you send a gift card and hope opening it doesn’t feel lackluster on the big day?
Here’s another option: consider buying a fantasy book written by an independent author like me, Danielle Williams! It’s fun discovering a new up-and-coming writer who hasn’t yet caught the wave of popularity–and it practically guarantees your fantasy reader won’t have a copy in their collection yet.
To help you shop, here’s 5 books from my catalog that would make a great holiday gift for your fantasy reader friend!
This list includes the the title’s paperback page count and assigned content rating from MyBookRatings.com
Midwinter Magic (91 paperback pages, rated All Ages)
Three interconnected fairy tales reimagine the origins of the Christmas elves, flying reindeer, and Santa Claus in this collection filled with timeless charm. Midwinter Magic is a terrific gift for fans of Jane Yolen or Ursula Vernon.
The Capramancer Next Door (175 paperback pages, rated Mild+, Also available in large print.)
A down-to-earth mage and her magical goats must protect their new neighbor when he crosses an angry fairy in this short novel. Grown fans of Harry Potter are sure to like The Capramancer Next Door for its magical yet grounded adventure that’s sprinkled with of humor and romance.
(And if your reader likes stickers, grab our cool Elvis the Goat sticker here on Redbubble!)
Steel City, Veiled Kingdom, part 1: Surface (246 paperback pages, rated Moderate)
In his darkest hour, an ambitious young scientist strikes a deal with the bizarre Queen of the faerie world. Little does he know her help comes at a cost even he cannot calculate.
Blending the sci-fi/fantasy flavors of Star Trek, GATTACA, and even The Fifth Element, this novel full of colorful characters and unique cultures spans five volumes and is the perfect match for the Brandon Sanderson or Dune fan in your life.
Friends with a voracious reader? Grab ’em The Complete Edition ebook instead–it’ll last ’em a while, believe me!
A Gingersnap Cat Christmas (199 paperback pages, rated All Ages)
For Christian kids and kids-at-heart. If you ever wondered what HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN would’ve been like with feline stars, you’ll love A Gingersnap Cat Christmas. This full-length novel is available in two formats: eBook AND paperback–because everyone loves to unwrap a book.
This book is a great gift for:
- cat lovers (of course)
- fans of feel-good Christmas specials (like yours truly)
- Christians (especially ones who want to see their faith positively portrayed)
- voracious young readers (the paperback’s 200 pages!)
- time-strapped families (25 chapters means you can read one a day until Christmas)
- dog lovers (yup, couldn’t leave out the talking dogs!)
- readers who enjoyed The Purrfect Christmas (you’ll see why in chapter nine 😉
The Witching License (Large Print Edition) (135 large print paperback pages, rated Mild+. Also available in standard print.)
A dying woman uses her last night on earth—and newfound magical powers—to right the most important wrongs in her life. By turns sassy and touching, The Witching License is a quicker read that your seasoned fantasy reader can enjoy in large print format.
Pixelvania Publishing’s large print books are designed according to specifications recommended by the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International, which gives these books a radically different look than my other paperbacks, so be sure to use the “Look Inside” feature on Amazon to make sure it’s what your reader will want!
A widow’s cat teams up with neighbors to save Christmas in this cute, Christian short story about helping others. Terrific for families who want something shorter to read together. With 12 chapters, you can read one chapter a day for the twelve days of Christmas, then finish the epilogue on Boxing Day!
There you have it! My gift recommendations for fantasy readers this 2021 holiday season! Happy shopping!