Dark academia is a genre that just never seizes to be fascinating. It is a genre that doesn’t really fit into any particular box but always has key elements that remain constant. The dark sprawling campus, the cardigans and tweed blazers, the whip smart characters and just the overall dark and moody aesthetic of it all.
Dark academia books in particular are usually set in some sort of old moody gothic academic institution. Magical themes run at the forefront of the story and a good mystery ties it all together. These types of books are just amazing to curl up with and lose yourself in. Which is why I’m sharing these 10 amazing dark academia books you have to read!
10 Amazing Dark Academia Books
A Deadly Education (The Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik
Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
These Violent Delights (These Violent Delights #1) by Chloe Gong
Vicious (Villains #1) by V.E. Schwab
Poison Study (Poison Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder
The Magicians (The Magicians #1) by Lev Grossman
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness
Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas
Thank you for reading this list of 10 awesome dark academia books! I hope you found a new book to read!
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These sound amazing! I’m going to try to read some of these soon, especially Ninth House!
You definitely have to pick up Ninth House… It’s so good!