I want to share with you my list of the best young adult books for fans of fantasy! As a huge fan of the genre myself, I’ve read countless books over the years and have narrowed it down to the top picks that I believe every fantasy lover should check out.
A dark and enchanting story of faeries, betrayal, and love. Holly Black‘s writing style is both captivating and immersive, making it hard to put the book down. The characters are complex and morally grey, and the world-building is breathtaking. From the glittering courts of the faerie kingdom to the human world, this book is a must-read for fans of fantasy.
A powerful and heart-wrenching tale of magic, oppression, and resilience. Tomi Adeyemi’s writing is both lyrical and impactful, drawing the reader into a world inspired by West African mythology. The characters are flawed and relatable, and the plot is full of twists and turns. This book tackles important themes such as race, privilege, and justice, making it a must-read for fans of YA fantasy.
This series follows a group of young Shadowhunters, half-angel, half-human, who hunt demons and protect the human world from supernatural threats. The world-building in this series is impressive, and the characters are well-developed, making it a classic choice for any fan of fantasy.
A fun and adventurous series for those who love Greek mythology, This series takes place in a world where Greek gods and monsters are real and present in the modern world. Percy Jackson, a demigod, goes on a quest to save the world of the gods and humans, making it a thrilling and engaging read for fans of YA fantasy.
A dark and intense fantasy that takes place in a brutal empire where Masks, elite soldiers, enforce the tyrannical government’s will. Follow the story of Laia, a slave, and Elias, a Mask, as they embark on a dangerous journey to save their world. The characters in this book are complex, and the world-building is dark and immersive, making it a must-read for fans of YA fantasy.
If you’re looking for a unique take on classic fairy tales, “The Lunar Chronicles” by Marissa Meyer is the perfect choice. This sci-fi retelling takes place in a world where humans and androids coexist, and the adventures of Cinder, a cyborg mechanic, and a group of rebels who team up to stop a tyrannical queen. The characters in this series are well-developed, and the world-building is impressive, making it a great choice for any fan of YA fantasy.
A dystopian world divided by blood, where the elite Silvers, with their magical abilities, rule over the Red commoners. Follow the story of Mare Barrow, a Red who discovers she has a unique power and gets caught up in the dangerous politics of the Silvers.
A very popular book among fans of fantasy, set in the same world as The Grisha Trilogy, this duology follows a crew of six outcasts as they attempt to pull off a heist that could make them rich beyond their wildest dreams.
A mystical world where a group of boys from a local private school seek out the resting place of a Welsh king to obtain a wish. The story follows their journey, along with Blue, a girl from a family of psychics, as they uncover the secrets of the magical world around them.
There you have it, my top 10 picks for the best young adult books for fans of fantasy. Each of these books has a unique world, captivating characters, and unforgettable adventures that are sure to keep you entertained for hours on end. So go ahead and dive into one of these fantastic reads, or Check my Strong Female Protagonist.
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