fantasy consists of a made-up world with fictional societies, people, and ideas. it often depicts medieval times, magic, and mythical creatures. my top three favorite fantasy series are throne of glass series by sarah j maas, the inheritance cycle by christopher paoilini, and the shadowhunters chronicles by cassandra clare.

this is the order you should read throne of glass:

the assassin's blade
throne of glass
crown of midnight
heir of fire
queen of shadows
empire of storms
kingdom of ash
the world of throne of glass

this is the order you should read the inheritance cycle:

eragon's guide to alagaƫsia

this is the order you should read the shadowhunters chroncles by cassandra clare:

city of bones
city of ashes
city of glass
clockwork angel
clockwork prince
clockwork princess
city of fallen angels
city of lost souls
city of heavenly fire
the bane chronicles
the shadowhunter's codex
tales from the shadowhunter academy
lady midnight
lord of shadows
queen of air and shadows
the red scrolls of magic

here are five things every fantasy book needs, according to a website i found:

1) a magic system
2) a well-developed setting
3) a cast of complex characters
4) a central conflict
5) a power structure/a government system