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.
- Six of Crows (2018)
- Son of Saints: A Dark YA Fantasy Adventure: Renegade Guardians: Book Two (2019)
- Rise of the Protector: A fast-paced Sci-Fantasy YA packed with witty banter and heart. (Jinx Chronicles) (2019)
- Ash Princess (2019)
- Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014)
- The Girl from Everywhere (2017)
- Eve of the Exceptionals: A YA Epic Fantasy Adventure (2017)
- Guardian, The Choice: A Magical YA Fantasy Adventure Thriller (Magical Beasts) (2019)
- The Delinquent Crown: A YA Fantasy Adventure (Olexia Legends) (2019)
- Above the Sky (2016)
- The Unknown (2019)
- Pinehurst (2012)
- The Dragon Kings (2018)
- Memory’s Wake Omnibus: The Complete Illustrated YA Fantasy Series (Memory’s Wake Trilogy) (2017)
Six of Crows (2018)
The 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. . .
Lili 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.
Rise of the Protector: A fast-paced Sci-Fantasy YA packed with witty banter and heart. (Jinx Chronicles) (2019)
If 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.
Ash Princess (2019)
Theodosia 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.
What 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.
The Girl from Everywhere (2017)
The 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.
Eve of the Exceptionals: A YA Epic Fantasy Adventure (2017)
"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.
Guardian, The Choice: A Magical YA Fantasy Adventure Thriller (Magical Beasts) (2019)
When 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.
Olexia 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.
Above the Sky (2016)
Fans 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
The Unknown (2019)
EIGHT 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.
After 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.
The Dragon Kings (2018)
Aspen 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.
Memory 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?
Best Fantasy Ya Books You Should Enjoy
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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
Fantasy and Faith : The Art of Gustave Doré
Author(s): Eric Zafran; Lisa Small; Gustave Doré; Robert Rosenblum
ID: 3056984, Publisher: Dahesh Museum of Art; Yale University Press, Year: 2007, Size: 22 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.