This is another trope that I’m 100% not sorry for loving. Just like the ‘touch her and you die‘ trope, it does walk a problematic tight rope but this is fictional okay? Leave me be.

So I did a little search around for people’s morally grey recommendation lists, I had a look on Tiktok, instagram and Goodreads, to make sure I got ideas from everywhere. If I’ve read it, the review will be linked.

  1. Six of Crows duology
    (#kanej stan 4 lyfe)
  1. The Cruel Prince
  2. The Poppy War
  3. The Shadows Between Us
  4. If we were villains
  5. To kill a kingdom
  6. A Darker Shade of magic
  7. Shadow and Bone
  8. Red Queen
  9. The Wrath and the Dawn
  10. Iron Widow
  11. Kingdom of the wicked
  12. Throne of glass
  13. Shatter Me
  14. King of Scars
  15. Caraval
  16. We hunt the flame
  17. The Atlas Six
  18. Lore
  19. ACOTAR
  20. Crescent City
  21. The Catcher in the Rye
  22. Vicious (Villians series)
  23. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue
  24. Hunting Adeline
  25. From Blood and Ash
  26. The Shadow of what was lost
  27. This is how you lose the time war
  28. The space between worlds
  29. Gone
  30. The secret history of Donna Tart
  31. Night Circus
  32. The Bridge Kingdom
  33. The Witches Blade
  34. And I darken
  35. These Violent Delights
  36. Dance of thieves
  37. The Dawn of Onyx
  38. Court of Ravens and Ruin
  39. What Lies beyond the veil

Any of these that I haven’t read, it appears I already own, so that’s definitely helped me re-prioritise my tbr. Do you have any books to add to the list?