It’s no secret that I love young adult fantasy books! They spark imagination and bring magic into my life in very special ways. Today, I have compiled a list of popular young adult fantasy books that are loved by readers around the world! Check out my list to find your next read that you won’t be able to put down!
1.We Hunt The Flame – Hafsah Faizal
Starting off my list of popular young adult fantasy books is We Hunt the Flame! In the kingdom of Arawiya, Zafira and Nasir are legends. Zafira is the Hunter. Nasir is the Prince of Death. While Zafira embarks on a quest to retrieve a lost artifact that would bring magic and healing to her world, Nasir is sent to kill her and find the same artifact. What both of them do not know is that the prize they so desperately seek could bring a threat more serious than either of them can imagine.
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2. Chain of Gold – Cassandra Clare
Cordelia is a Shadowhunter, trained since childhood to battle demons. In order to prevent her family’s ruin after her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London. While there, a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These demons are unlike anything Shadowhunters have fought before, and seem impossible to kill. Cordelia and her friends soon discover that with their connection to a dark legacy, they have been gifted with incredible powers. Unfortunately, they are also forced into a difficult choice that will show just how cruel the price of being a hero truly is.
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3. The Elements of the Crown – Kay L Moody
Talise can easily manipulate the elements. Coming from a crime-laden land, her only chance for a better life is to become Master Shaper. If she wins the competition for the position, she will work for the emperor, live in the palace, and escape her inevitable death. Seemingly impossible obstacles arise, making winning the competition incredibly difficult. As Talise is forced to make an impossible choice, she learns that holding too tightly to her past may destroy her future.
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4. King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo
As enemies gather at his weakened borders, Nikolai Lantsov must stop a rising threat to the once great Grisha Army and find a way to protect his country. Unfortunately, a strong dark magic is growing within him and threatens to destroy all that he has built. In order to vanquish the terrible magic inside of him, Nikolai journeys to places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives. If he is to save his country and himself, he will have to risk everything.
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5. Shatter Me – Taherah Mafi
With one touch, Juliette Ferrars can kill anyone. No one knows why she has such amazing power. Though her powers feel like a curse to Juliette, The Reestablishment sees her as an opportunity. A deadly weapon. Though Juliette has never fought for herself before, she soon is forced to find a strength she never knew she had.
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6. Crown of Feathers – Nicki Pau Preto
Veronyka is an orphan who wants to become a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After her sister betrays her, Veronyka sets out to find the Riders – and disguises herself as a boy in order to join them. In the meantime, the empire has discovered the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them completely
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7. An Ember In The Ashes – Sabaa Tahir
Continuing this list of popular young adult fantasy books is An Ember in the Ashes. In the backstreets of the brutal Marshal Empire, Laia is forced to make a difficult decision when her brother is arrested for treason and her grandparents are killed. In exchange for promised help from rebels, she agrees to spy for them in the Empire’s military academy, Blackcliff. While there, she meets Elias, a top student at the academy whose deepest desire is to be free of the tyranny of the Empire. As Laia and Elias grow closer, they soon come to realize that their desires and choices have the potential to change even the Empire itself.
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8. A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer
In this gorgeous fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Prince Rhen of the kingdom of Emberfall has been cursed by a powerful enchantress. He is cursed to repeat the autumn of the year he turns eighteen over and over, and can only be saved if a girl falls for him. At the end of each autumn, he will turns into a vicious beast.
In Washington, DC., Harper lives a difficult life. Her mother is dying, her father is gone, and she is struggling with cerebral palsy. She has learned to be tough. However, when she tries to save someone on the streets of her city, she is sucked into Rhen’s world. Harper doesn’t know where she is or who to believe, but as she begins to spend time with Rhen she comes to understand the severity of what is at stake. As he gets to know Harper, Rhen’s hope begins to come back. However, powerful forces are combined against Emberfall. Can Harper and Rhen save the people from ruin?
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9. The Cruel Prince – Holly Black
At seven years old, Jude’s parents were murdered, and she was stolen away to live in the High Court of Faerie. As she gets older, she wants very badly to fit in there, despite the fact that she is a mortal. Many of the fey despise humans, especially the youngest son of the High King, Prince Cardan. In order for Jude to win a place at the Court, she must defy the prince. As she does, she becomes embroiled in palace drama and deception. But civil war threatens to drown the Courts in violence, and Jude will have to risk her life to save those she loves.
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10. Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson
Elisabeth has always known that all sorcerers are evil. She hopes to protect the kingdom from the very tools of sorcery – Grimoires, that can transform into grotesque monsters when provoked. When an act of sabotage releases the most dangerous grimoire, Elisabeth is implicated in the crime. The only person she can turn to is her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn. Elisabeth is soon swept up in a deep conspiracy, set to send the Libraries up in flames and the world along with them.
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That concludes my list of popular young adult fantasy books! Which ones are you planning to read? Let me know in the comments!