Everyone needs a little escape from reality once in a while, and what better way than being whisked away by the magic of fantasy? With a hint of darkness and a healthy dose of humor, these seven humorous fantasy novels are sure to hit the spot! These seven novels are written by a mix of authors; some are already popular in the genre, and some are underrated – just waiting to be discovered!

Amazon.com: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes ...Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (William Morrow)
The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), prophesied that the world will end … next Saturday. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, and tempers are flaring as the countdown to the apocalypse is under way. Can an angel and a devil team up to prevent the apocalypse?


A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, Book 1) by Christopher Moore (HarperCollins)
Charlie Asher is a husband, dad, shop-owner, and … Death?! It all starts when Charlie is handed the big book of the dead and is forced to gather up souls before the Forces of Darkness get to them. But when people start dying all around him, Charlie becomes worried for the safety of his family, and the city. Being Death is a tough job; but hey – somebody’s gotta do it! Find out what happens to Charlie in this dark – yet heartwarming and hilarious – story.


Peril in the Old Country (Terribly Serious Darkness Book 1) by [Sam Hooker]Peril in the Old Country (Terribly Serious Darkness, Book 1) by Sam Hooker (Black Spot Books)
Sloot Peril, a pathetic accountant living in the Old Country, is a patriot who despises the country just past the Old Country’s giant wall, Carpathia. Trouble begins to brew when Sloot is recruited to be a Carpathian spy, and becomes the financial manager of his wealthy boss’s devious son. Sloot’s journey in this laugh-out-loud novel has plenty of biting political humor and witty sarcasm to keep you entertained the whole way!


John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, Book 1) by David Wong (Griffin)
It all begins when David Wong decides to challenge a street-magician at a concert. Dave is exposed to a dangerous and evil substance that seems to be … soy sauce! The magician claims the soy sauce (aside from having too much sodium), will expose Dave to the dark world of the supernatural. Soon, Dave’s world falls apart. He begins to see grotesque creatures all around him, and the people in his life are being murdered. Worse, it seems that Wong himself is a suspect.


Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy Book 1) by [Tamsyn Muir]Gideon The Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy, Book 1) by Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com)
Gideon has two talents: sassy one-liners, and impeccable swordsmanship. Just as she prepares to escape a life of servitude, her nemesis, the necromancer Harrow, asks for a special favor. Without Gidion’s swordsmanship, Harrow will fail to become the immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, and the Ninth House will crumble. Will this be what it takes for their hatred to blossom into something more beautiful … like love?


An Orc on the Wild Side by [Tom Holt]An Orc on the Wild Side by Tom Holt (Orbit)
Mordak the Orc, Dark Lord and Prince of Evil, rules over the goblin horde. In an effort to be less despicable than his predecessors, Mordak tries to rebrand the nature of his evil to ‘opposite of good.’ Of course, the other goblins aren’t too happy about this. Meanwhile, humans in search of great homes at an affordable price are looking to move into the Realm. Will they be able to help Mordak?


Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell (The Tales of Pell Series Book 1) by [Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson]Kill The Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell (The Tales of Pell Series, Book 1) by Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson (Del Rey)
In the faraway kingdom of Pell, a farm boy, Worstley, learns that he is the Chosen One. He must find a quest, and luckily he soon hears of a cursed princess sleeping in a tower – perfect! Young Worstley sets off on his quest to awaken the princess, but there are obstacles along the way. To start with, the Dark Lord, although a fan of fine cheese, is not a fan of Worstley … and wants him dead.