The Best Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Books

The Best Young Adult Fantasy Fiction Books

In recent years, books targeting young adults (YA) have become quite popular. For instance, in 2012, YA and middle-grade categories surpassed adult literature in sales volumes.

Since many authors are now publishing their works in these genres, it translates to no shortage of great reads for young people out there. In the following list, I'll be introducing six fantasy titles based on endorsements from avid book lovers and a few renowned authors.

If you're ready to get your reading mojo in full gear, be sure to bookmark this page and refer back to it when you're trying to figure out which book to read next!

1. Born Wicked By Jessica Spotswood

Born Wicked

Touted as the most (literally and figuratively) magical young adult fantasy fiction book of 2012, Born Wicked is a fantastic read that all young readers can easily relate to.

Teens who love all things supernatural will be enthralled by this tale of magic and forbidden witchcraft.

For young grownups in search of fictional romance, Jessica Spotswood has added that into the plot as well. Her book combines compelling characters and a historical setting to keep readers immersed to the very last page.


2. Seraphina By Rachel Hartman

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

After publication, Seraphina by Rachel Hartmen went on to receive the accolade of best new fantasy of the year.

It's worth mentioning that this book was Hartman's debut novel and it's a magical book that takes readers back to medieval times.


3. Angelfall By Susan Ee

Angelfall is Susan Ee's first book in the Penryn and the End of Days series. 

The story unfols in a dark and twisted Northern California, where street gangs rule the day, and fear and superstition taking over the night.

Ee's writing is extremely imaginary and visual, and the book blends fantasy elements with horror and gore in a post-apocalypse world where angels have come back for vengeance.


4. Tiger Lily By Jodi Lynn Anderson (Best Retelling Novel)

Tiger Lily

Anyone who wants to get lost in a word of pirates, faeries, and natives should simply pick up a copy of Lynn Anderson's Tiger Lily.

This fairytale love story is not only emotionally captivating, it's also humorous, magical, and utterly imaginative.

Young adult readers can immerse themselves in this beautiful story which introduces realistic characters in the mythical world of Neverland.


5. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) By Rick Riordan

The Sea of Monsters

For people who have a penchant for epic fantasies, the Sea of Monsters is a must-read book.

This novel features legends from Greek mythology and it's a narration of the adventures of a thirteen year old demigod, Percy Jackson, who goes after the Golden Fleece.

Rick Riordan's work has won many awards and the book has even been used in a film adaptation. There are other amazing titles in the series as well that are worth reading.


6. Hush, Hush By Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

If you've read and loved the Twilight saga, then you'll be glad to know "Hush, Hush" is just as good.

The novel is the first in a series of four, and it chronicles the story of Nora Grey, a teenager who puts her life at risk after falling in love with a dangerous and supernatural being.

This tale of angels, romance, and heroism is so captivating that LD Entertainment now wants to turn the four books into a film series.


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