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Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should Enjoy

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Fantasy Ya books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Six of Crows (2018)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyThe Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series! Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price―and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .A convict with a thirst for revenge.A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.A runaway with a privileged past.A spy known as the Wraith.A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely…
Author(s): Leigh Bardugo

2. Son of Saints: A Dark YA Fantasy Adventure: Renegade Guardians: Book Two (2019)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyLili has lost everyone she’s ever loved. She struggles to master her new supernatural powers, but a growing hunger inside of her threatens to drag her into the shadows. Can the daughter of the damned find a way to control her new dark urges?With his oldest ally gone, Viktor will spill as much blood as necessary to bring him back. But each day brings the war closer to Astryae, and the weight of responsibility soon becomes too heavy to bear alone. Soon, Viktor finds himself locked in a deadly game with a demigod as he fights to avoid the sins of his past.Their world is on the brink of…
Author(s): Kyra Quinn

3. Rise of the Protector: A fast-paced Sci-Fantasy YA packed with witty banter and heart. (Jinx Chronicles) (2019)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyIf the witty banter and steadfast loyalty of Chronicles of Nick is your jam, and you jones for the fast pace of Warcross, you’ll devour Rise of the Protector. It’s packed with the sort of suspense, heart, and humor that keeps the pages turning well past bedtime. Jinx is doing a below-average job of staying out of trouble. In her defense, being the first and only reject from the Virtual World she was born to enter was a bit of a bummer. While every other denizen on her space station trains for their future life in the VR (a virtual reality designed for discovering higher wisdom and recording it), Jinx…
Author(s): Winn Taylor

4. Ash Princess (2019)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyTheodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. On that day, the Kaiser took Theodosia’s family, her land, and her name. Theo was crowned Ash Princess–a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner.For ten years Theo has been a captive in her own palace. She’s endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. She is powerless, surviving in her new world only by burying the girl she was deep inside.Then, one night, the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of…
Author(s): Laura Sebastian

5. Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyWhat do a disabled superhero, a time-traveling Chinese-American figure skater, and a transgender animal shifter have in common? They're all stars of Kaleidoscope stories! Kaleidoscope collects fun, edgy, meditative, and hopeful YA science fiction and fantasy with diverse leads. These twenty original stories tell of scary futures, magical adventures, and the joys and heartbreaks of teenage life. Featuring New York Times bestselling and award winning authors along with newer voices: Garth Nix, Sofia Samatar, William Alexander, Karen Healey, E.C. Myers, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Ken Liu, Vylar Kaftan, Sean Williams, Amal…
Author(s): Alisa Krasnostein, Julia Rios

6. The Girl from Everywhere (2017)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyThe Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its sparkling wit, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo. As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father’s ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend—Nix has been to them all. But when her father gambles with…
Author(s): Heidi Heilig

7. Eve of the Exceptionals: A YA Epic Fantasy Adventure (2017)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should Enjoy"Epic read for all lovers of fantasy." ★★★★★"Spellbindingly brilliant YA fantasy for all ages." ★★★★★"Luscious, rich, powerhouse read." ★★★★★    With the mystical Heart discovered, the wielder must prepare for an epic battle against a vicious, pervasive darkness that threatens all of Parlethis. Magical forces unite for the good of the land, but will that be enough to stop the Shadowland creatures from destroying them all?   Join the incredible journey full of magical beings, terrifying and…
Author(s): Parker Sinclair , Meredith Tennant, et al.

8. Guardian, The Choice: A Magical YA Fantasy Adventure Thriller (Magical Beasts) (2019)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyWhen wildlife prodigy Sam and her crush—quirky handsome Jake—are attacked by a dragon assassin, Sam discovers her secret past. A past connected to a supernatural giant cat and a glowing faerie.Sam is quickly pulled into a high stakes battle for the world. Everyone, including a creepy ancient villain, wants her supernatural staff, which she doesn’t know how to use. Sophisticated ninja dragons, a kong-sized gorilla, and mysterious beasts offer help—but are they friends or enemies? Sam has a big heart, but will her love for all creatures tear her life apart?To survive the hardest choice she’s ever made, Sam will have to unlock…
Author(s): Geoffrey Saign

9. The Delinquent Crown: A YA Fantasy Adventure (Olexia Legends) (2019)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyOlexia is a wild and dangerous world filled with magic.Miri and Nick find Olexia by chance but choose their fate when they step through the portal. A shard of glass and a hastily-written letter from their mother are all they have to solve their puzzling past.In Olexia Miri and Nick find danger and unlikely allies, and with their help, they learn to wield their newfound powers and find out the truth about Olexia’s buried secrets.When the ruthless Council leader learns the siblings harbor a powerful artifact, he sends his bloodthirsty LaKaio…
Author(s): Sydney Faith

10. Above the Sky (2016)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyFans of Divergent and The Hunger Games are raving about this captivating post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller!”5 Stars!!!!!! Unputdownable!! … My new favorite book … If YOU love a good dystopian + romance … Then you need this book in your life.” –Megan, i fall in love book blog ★★★★★HER FIRST EIGHTEEN YEARS WERE FILLED WITH LIES.SHE IS ABOUT TO DISCOVER THE TRUTH.Eighteen-year-old Seven and her best friend, Ten, live where all is peaceful … except for the violent war raging above the sky. Lifelike humanoid robots and self-operated drones tend to everyone’s needs, leaving people free to spend their time stimulating…
Author(s): Jenny Lynne

11. The Unknown (2019)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyEIGHT CHILDREN WERE KIDNAPPED.BUT WHY?Eight kids, ages nine to seventeen, awaken to find that almost everything they have ever known has been stolen from them. They were ripped from their beds in the middle of the night and transported to an unfamiliar and unforgiving new world where there are strict rules, and they are punished if they refuse to obey.As the kids grapple with their mysterious new reality, they struggle with disconcerting questions. Where in the world are they? Why were they taken away from their families? Will they ever get to go back home? And the most frightening question of all: Will this be the place…
Author(s): J.W. Lynne

12. Pinehurst (2012)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyAfter attending years of public school and for reasons unknown, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Hollyander AKA Evie, finds herself suddenly “dumped” at Pinehurst, a stuffy private school for the Mageia—the children of magic. Gone are the days of Geometry and Keyboarding, Evie’s schedule now consists of classes that teach defensive spells and charms against the deadly creatures of the Underworld. She discovers that her magical abilities are far more pronounced than that of her classmates, or even her teachers for that matter. She’s forced into sixth period PE, boys only “boot-camp” for Slayers; and is taunted by some…
Author(s): Nicole Grane, Chris Grane

13. The Dragon Kings (2018)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyAspen doesn’t know how to behave in front of the shifter dragon king…. And the consequences are deadly. But, Aspen, never one to fear much of anything, tells him to get lost. If she knew who he was, she might act differently. But to her, Sid is just a reminder of a past she’d rather forget. Sid won’t leave Aspen alone, because she’s the one girl that might be able to help save him and the rest of the dragons. He hadn’t planned on falling love… The complete 5 book series included in this box set!…
Author(s): Kimberly Loth

14. Memory’s Wake Omnibus: The Complete Illustrated YA Fantasy Series (Memory’s Wake Trilogy) (2017)

 Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should EnjoyMemory feels out of place in this strange, Victorian fairyland. With her mind wiped clean, finding her way back to a home she can’t remember won’t be easy. Chased by a dragon, wanted by the king and stalked by a handsome wildman, Memory must find out who she is before she is found by those who want her dead. Memory’s stolen past holds dangerous secrets. Will she survive long enough to discover them, or will the secrets themselves destroy her? Book One- Memory’s Wake Book Two- Hope’s Reign Book Three- Providence Unveiled Illustrated by world renowned fantasy artist Selina Fenech, The Memory’s Wake…
Author(s): Selina Fenech, S.A. Fenech

Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some fantasy ya books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Hollywood Sign: Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon

Author(s): Leo Braudy
ID: 1529730, Publisher: Yale University Press, Year: 2011, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Witch Craze: Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany

Author(s): Lyndal Roper
ID: 1403651, Publisher: Yale University Press, Year: 2006, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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