Top 10 Young Adult Fantasy Books

Top 10 Young Adult Fantasy Books

Hi. I have read a lot of fantasy books lately and I want to share some of the best titles with you and this post is all about that. If you have been following my blog, then you might know that I love Sarah J Maas and her books. I simply can’t tell enough good things about Throne of Glass series or the ACOTAR series. I am yet to read the new novella in ACOTAR series. Once I am done I will post the review!
So, what are the top 10 books in YA Fantasy?
First of all, it is very difficult to just pick 10 books from one of my favorite genre. Overtime my preferences may change. However, as of now, these are my favourite books.

#1 Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J Maas

I would have easily picked Harry Potter but that is like my all time irreplaceable favourite. There are totally seven books in Throne of Glass series and the fourth book Queen of Shadows marks a very interesting and important point in the story. All the characters come together and the alliances change. According to me this is the best book in the entire series.

#2 A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J Maas

What can I say about this book? The characters, Feyre and Rhys are so adorable and cute. With newly discovered powers of Feyre and how she takes down Tamlin with her utter cruelty gives this book a different tone than others. Feyre is no more a helpless girl, she is a woman most importantly the High Lady of Night Court. Loved this book. Spot on.

#3 Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

I really loved reading this series, but I wish I had more of Percy. I know there are other Rick Riordan books, but I couldn’t go after them. I wanted this series to be my favourite. I read this series a couple of years back and my instant reaction was, where have these books been hiding all this while? I know, they were popular but I was very late to pick them up. I bought the entire series at once and completed it in a weeks time.

#4 Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

When I first read it, I was like woah! what is happening? I went deep into the book and realized that this is one of the books where at the ending you just for a while and stare into the emptiness. I took me a while to stop thinking about the book. Still, Hunger Games can never beat Throne of Glass.

#5 The Magisteirum Series by Holly Black

Many people thought this was a rip off of Harry Potter and I myself thought there were many scenes and instances which felt like Harry Potter but belive me this is nothing like Harry Potter. I really enjoyed reading this and if you like what I read, then you should most certainly try this out. Holly Black is a great writer and I am trying to read more books from her collection.

#6 Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

I hated the first part and I never wanted to read any book from this series. I know there are many mixed reviews on this series. According to me, this book is innovative and really a great read. But the first book really sucked. The other books in the series are okay. You should definitely give it a try but I can’t guarentee that you will love it.

#7 The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Micheal Scott

The story has two lead roles, a brother and a sister. The fight between the good and the bad. The mind bending twists and constant danger the characters face are some of the things which makes this story really great. I was really comfortable reading this. I mean it never weired me out or something. This is a happy mistake actually. I wanted pick up Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo but instead I picked up Alchemist by Micheal Scott. After I completed the first book I immediately craved for the next. If you are into elemental magic and raw magic, you should most certainly read this book.

#8 Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Yeah, I know right? There are some die hard Twilght fans and I am not one of them. However, this is one of the best Vampire related novels out there and you should definitely try if you haven’t already!

# 9 The Cain Chronicles by S M Reine

This is book is about teenage werewolves and hot guys. There are ton of novellas and books to this series and you won’t regret reading it if you are into werewolves and vampires. I am a big S M Reine fan! A couple of years back I made myself a promise to read all S M Reine books and I am about to complete my challenge. Trust me there are shit load of S M Reine books.

#10 Starwalkers by Julia Crane

This is not usually among the top ten of any fantasy book list. But I really liked this book and I want you guys to give this a try. Trust me on this and jump right ahead. Lot of drama, magic, fighting and love.
These are the fantasy series that I read. I have lot to read and I know there are some really great fantasy novels which I didn’t mention in the list. When I get to them, I will make sure to update this post. But for now, these are my favourites.

Reader Comments

  1. Queen of Shadows is my favorite in that series, too! And I love the ACOTAR series and Hunger Games! 🙂
    I think you mean Stephenie Meyer as the author of Twilight 😉

  2. I hated the ACOTAR and TOG series by SJM. I just started reading Percy Jackson and I’m loving it already.
    Percy Jackson is middle grade actually and not YA

    1. Hi Saman! I am sad that you hated ACOTAR and TOG series. Any particular reason why you didn’t like them? It has been a while since I read Percy Jackson, but I really, really loved it. I suppose Percy Jackson is middle grade considering the age of Percy. However, it starts as a middle gradebook but ends as a YA. I know that doesn’t make much sense. According to Goodreads it is both YA and Middle grade. 🙂

      1. Sorry, but thank you for letting me know!
        I can actually point out a thousand faults in these books: exaggerated masculinity, sexual violence, toxic and abusive relationships, poor representation of a gay and bisexual character, author’s intentional or unintentional portrayal of colonisation, killing off characters of colour to further development of white characters, tedious plots, etc.

      2. I suppose you are right about exaggerated masculinity but I don’t think there was sexual violence.Sure, there were many graphical sexual scenes but that doesn’t count as sexual violence, does it? It has been a while since I read the series. I may not remember everything to the point. killing of characters of colour to further development of white characters? I don’t really get which character you are talking about. To be frank I am a die hard fan of magic and creatures with wings, I didn’t really care about anything else while I was reading the series. I suppose I should go back and read the series with fresh pair of eyes. 😉

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